Little Sophia Lasaro has donated the gifts she received at a recent birthday party to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, and according to Diane Burke of the Network, Sophia hopes her donation brightens the day of the kids who receive them. Sophia’s donation benefits pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital, and helps make the hospital experience a bit less scary for the kids. In recognition of Sophia’s generosity, she has been inducted into the Danbury Hospital’s Kids Care Club.
Newtown High School graduates Zachary Kapple (2007) and Haley Keane (’09) have partnered to form MouthPeace Arts Center, which they hope will provide Newtown area high school students venues to express creativity.
“We both used to go to the Teen Center a lot,” said Ms Keane, who graduated from Tufts University in Boston with a bachelor of fine arts degree in papermaking and bookmaking.
RIDGEFIELD — It is a sure bet that when you go see Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, you will get a tight, entertaining and memorable show. The fun of seeing Hornsby on his frequent solo outings is you never know what will happen, but it’s always guaranteed to be interesting.
The Spay & Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN) sponsored the latest visit by Tait’s Every Animal Matters (TEAM) Mobile Cat Clinic on Tuesday, September 24. The low-cost, professional clinic is brought into town by SNAN at least once each year. Last week, the visit resulted in 38 cats being spayed or neutered.
More news has arrived from America Responds With Love, the charity organization that took on multiple pallets of stuffed animals donated to Newtown after 12/14, for distribution to others in need. You might remember that Richard McDonough of America Responds reported in July that 200 of the stuffed pillows and animals had been provided to Aurora, Colo., for healing purposes. Now Aurora is paying it forward, donating 100 of the stuffed animals to Cañon City, Colo., as that town recovers from devastating springtime fires.
Amie came home. Jim and Jo Morris of Russett Road wondered whether they’d ever see their cat again, after they found that boa constrictor on their porch on September 20. When they noticed a slight bulge in the boa, they started to worry. On Saturday, however, Jo said Amie “casually walked in like she hadn’t even been gone.” As for the boa, it was returned to its owner, Greg Oliger of Lakeview Terrace, on September 21.
Occupation: My business is Linda Burhance Apparel Consultation. I do product development and apparel consulting. I design, I do patterns and tech packs for sizing so that the manufacturer has a standard to go by. I specialize in designing knits. Right now, I’m involved in compression knitware.
Family: I’m married to Frank, for 25 years this next May. We have one son, Noah, who is almost 16 and a sophomore at Kent School.