Therapy Dogs International Chapter 268 held its first meeting in Newtown on Tuesday, February 26, after receiving permission from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to create a local chapter. TDI Chapter 268, currently with 41 members, is the only TDI chapter in Connecticut.
EverWonder Children’s Museum board members Chris and Kristin Chiriatti, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, and Karen Smiley welcomed a steady stream of curious parents and children, from Newtown and other area towns, to opening day of the “EverWonder Experience,” Saturday, April 6.
Occupation: I am the owner/operator of Family Fun Kuts in Sandy Hook Center. I’ve been a hairdresser for 39 years. We own Fun Kids Consignments, as well, selling clothing, toys, furniture, gifts, and equipment for children of all ages.
Family: I’ve been married to Felix for 25 years. We have a 24-year-old son, Daniel, and a 20-year-old daughter, Hayley.
The new structure of the Newtown Congregational Church has interior details on the balcony siding and over the doors which hint at the historical beginnings of the congregation. The new building will feature a soundproof narthex, cherry pews, and cranberry red carpeting. The pulpit will be set toward the left side and the organ and the choir to the right, while the pipes from the organ in the old church will eventually be housed in a room at the front of the church.
“The ‘Fun’ Category, for $100, please!” Trinity Episcopal Church members are looking for trivia lovers of all ages. If you enjoy Jeopardy or The Family Feud, or just would like a fun night out with your friends, Quiz Night is the place to be on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 6 pm, and dinner/refreshments will be available to purchase. Teams of four to six people will be competing in four categories, with ten questions per category, and all questions will follow the theme of spring. All ages are welcome.
I cannot drink ginger ale without having a flashback to my childhood. Every stomach virus that came along found me and/or my sisters swaddled in blankets on the couch, in front of the television, a glass of ginger ale close by. I don’t think my mother was aware of the medicinal properties attributed to the gnarly rhizome, and I’m not sure how much ginger is actually in a glass of ginger ale, but it seemed to do the trick. It kept us hydrated and was one of the few things that our tender tummies were able to tolerate in times of illness.
Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society.
On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth,
The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on April 12.
Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30.
Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes. Dinner items and homemade baked goods are available for purchase, and free coffee is served.
Admission is $17 per person, which covers all regular and some special games.