Now in its sixth year, the Newtown Earth Day Festival -- taking place this year on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am until 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School -- is slowly but surely increasing town awareness about being earth-friendly and community minded.
To help raise additional awareness, the group is launching a T-shirt design contest.
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.
Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.
Occupation: I have owned the Newtown Country Mill for 12 years. My business moved from southwestern Newtown last summer to Sandy Hook Center. We sell antiques, primitives, and décor for the country home.
Family: I’ve been married to Bob, my husband and best friend, for almost 45 years. We raised our three children here in town: Lee, Rob, and Michelle (Ferris). Our children are now raising their children here, our six grandchildren, Brian, Cole, Sean, Michael, Conner, and Melinda.
A special guest will be on hand at the All Hands In traditional song and dance event scheduled for Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10 pm, at the HealingNewtown Arts Space, 5 Queen Street. Therapy dog Willow, afemale white Standard Poodle owned by Alison Kelley, a member of The Johnson Girls & Friends, will be available to offer comfort from 6 to 7 pm, and following the community dance.
Okay, March. Time to forget that “coming in like a lion” stuff and move on to the “out like a lamb” part. I’m in great need of some greenery, and I sure don’t think those daffodil buds are happy about layers of snow and ice to celebrate the first day of spring.
The organizing committee for the Great Newtown Reunion, billed as an “all-classes inclusive” homecoming welcoming anyone ever involved with the local public or private school system, will be held on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
The site has already proven to be viable and accessible for events including a town arts festival, the town’s tercentennial celebration, the annual Relays For Life, and numerous other community events.
The Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change, has formed a Junior Chapter for and led by teens.
David Stowe, chairman of the Programs Committee, emphasized the long-term significance of getting young people involved.