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.
First Selectman Rod Mac Kenzie last week read a proclamation which proclaimed the week of March 13–20 as “Camp Fire Birthday Week,” in honor the organization’s 78th birthday. This youth group is dedicated to preserving the environment, applying democratic standards, and adapting to social change.
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.
NEW YORK CITY — Beth Bogdan, the senior director of artistic relations for Republic Records, usually spends her days handling itineraries, calendars, and travel issues for “a certain number of artists on the label,” she said earlier this week.
The Beloved Book Group Gals book club of Newtown was pleased to host not only its regular membership, Tuesday, March 6, but also two special guests. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra joined the group in learning firsthand from Beth Howard the art of pie making — and life.
Occupation: I’m a psychiatrist, and I’m the founder and director of the Unity Project, a resiliency building program for children and teenagers. Currently, the Unity Project is in its second phase at Newtown High School. I’ve run trauma programs for the State Department in the Balkans, I’ve developed a program in New York City following 9/11, and have worked in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. The last few years I have been in Uganda, working with child soldiers.