FAITH Food Pantry has joined the social network world, thanks to the efforts of Sandy Hook resident Gary Jeanfaivre, along with FAITH volunteer Nancy Taylor. “I have just helped the FAITH Food Pantry set up a Facebook page, as the volunteers are looking to use it as a way to connect with the community,” Gary tells us. His grandmother, Laura Hewitt, has been a longtime pantry volunteer, says Gary, so he is pretty familiar with what a wonderful group of people operate the local food pantry.
No matter how intelligent they may be, no matter what their status in the work world, Jean Leonard knows that women tend to put financial matters on the back burner.
“A lot of women don’t have the time to focus on learning about investments and finances,” she said.
The president of Jean Leonard Wealth Management in Newtown, and a financial advisor and strategist since 1996, she hopes to remedy that deficit through a series of Newtown Continuing Education classes she will lead in October and November.
All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.
RIDGEFIELD — As the mother of two young children who had recently moved to Ridgefield, Allison Stockel said she was first drawn to the intimate environment of The Ridgefield Playhouse after reading about the venue. At the time, the former high school auditorium was being utilized for discount movie shows, occasional community events, and concerts.
Occupation: I’m an assistant attorney general with the Child Protection Office in Hartford.
Family: I’m married to Doug Homberg. I have three daughters. Sarah Stofko, 18, is a sophomore at Hunter College in the City. Tess Stofko is a senior at Newtown High School, and is 17 years old. Jordan Stofko is 14, and she is a freshman at Newtown High School.
Pets: We have our dog, Zak. He is a Labrador/Chow mix. He is an adorable dog.
October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and The Bee is making it easy for residents who want to help some local animals waiting for their forever homes. From October 10 until October 31, a drop-off box will be located in the front lobby of The Bee’s office, at 5 Church Hill Road, for Newtown Animal Shelter donations.
In an exclusive interview with The Newtown Bee, country music and American Idol star Scotty McCreery (right) is asking fans and followers planning to send him birthday gifts on October 9 to instead make a donation to The 12.14 Foundation. McCreery, the organization’s National Goodwill Ambassador, is pictured here with Foundation founder and Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody.