Occupation: I am an upcycle artist. Since I was a kid, my mom would say, “Don’t put anything down, or Kim will turn it into something!” Most recently, I’ve been working on a series of 26 crosses in response to 12/14. They are made from wood pallet pieces, scrap wood, drift wood, wine staves, and any other recovered finds I have I my collection. Each one has an inspirational word, selected by my colleagues at Broadview Middle School, where I am a paraeducator, and then written on another piece of recycled wood and attached.
Ed Atkinson might think he is being sneaky, but his neighbors know that he is the one responsible for (not so secretly as he thought) replacing a damaged mailbox in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood, while the family was off to church on Sunday. Ed, you are definitely a Good Egg!
Speaking of good eggs, the heat wave seems to have brought out the scientist in everyone. How many people have tried to fry an egg on the a) sidewalk b) car hood or c) roof top? Let me know…
Kendall Schmidt of the Nickelodeon series and globally popular boy band Big Time Rush spoke to The Newtown Bee this week about how much the group is looking forward to appearing July 22 in a private concert for the community at Fairfield Hills.
From left is Sean Gavin, Kelsey Lutz, Liz Carroll, and Pauline Conneely. Ms Lutz was a special guest of the trio during their first formal concert together in Connecticut. A very appreciative audience crowded into Newtown Meeting House for the July 11 performance.
Healing Newtown, no question, requires — among other things — a lot of heart and some juggling of events and various efforts among residents. On July 12, the painting of fired clay hearts used for helping others heal and actual juggling were forms of healing that took place for attendees at a HealingNewtown-hosted event.
Newtown Police officers will be participating in a special event this week at Pizza Palace Restaurant.
On Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 10 pm, uniformed members of the department will be waiting on tables at the restaurant. All tips left for the police officers during those hours will be given to Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT).
C.H. Booth Library will host a special fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this weekend.
On Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 7 pm, the lower community room at the library will be home to a vendor fair. Representatives from Pampered Chef, Partylite, lia sophia, Dove Chocolate, Velata Fondue, 31 and Tastefully Simple will all take part. All vendors will have raffle items and take home auction items in addition to items available for purchase.
Occupation: I am an entrepreneur. I started a filtered water bottle distributorship, called Drink Water 2 Give Water. It’s fairly new. It’s a reusable filtered water bottle, and it’s an economical and eco-friendly option. We try to get people to give up buying bottled water. I also do fundraising for a nonprofit called Digdeep Water.
Family: My wife Gina and I have been married for 15 years this October. Our son Ben just turned 8, and our daughter Celia is 4 years old.
Book Sale organizers tell me that nine boxes were already serving as place holders at Reed Intermediate School, Tuesday morning, July 9. The annual Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the C.H. Booth Library begins on Saturday, July 13, and runs through Wednesday, July 17. (You can find details at www.boothbooksale.org.) I guess there are some book lovers out there who truly believe that the early bird gets the worm.