Monroe Police Department Officers Todd Keeping and Mike Panza have been nominated for The Good Egg Award, and I say they fit the (duck) bill. Both officers are stationed at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, and both have been supplying students with smiles by way of rubber ducks.
Since the early 1990s Sliabh Notes, the beloved trio from Ireland's Sliabh Luachra (Irish Gaelic for "Mountain of Rushes"), a geographically small and musically mighty region in the southwest of the country, has been bringing the distinctive music of their native place to a worldwide audience.
On Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm, Sliabh Notes will return to Newtown Meeting House for another concert in the regular series presented by Fairfield County's own Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. This will be their fourth visit to Newtown.
The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on March 8.
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.
The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) has set the date for its fifth NICE Night of the 2012-13 academic year.
The Wednesday, March 6, NICE Night, a free community event, will include the showing of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, rated G. The movie is about a rat, named Remy, who is determined to become a renowned French chef in Paris.
A cookie decorating lesson will be offered at 4:30 pm in the NHS cafetorium, and eventgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat at the event. The movie will be shown at 5.
In response to 12/14, a community of professional musicians from Newtown and surrounding areas have been rehearsing for a pair of special memorial and fundraising concerts to be performed at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, March 3.
Two performances are planned, at 2 and 4 pm. Tickets are $15.
Upstate New York musician James Keneally is organizing the event, which will raise funds for the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.