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.
The Parks and Rec Commission has decided to continue keeping Dickinson Park open late on weekend nights, for teenagers to use as a hangout through Labor Day weekend, provided there continues to be no problems at the park on those nights. The decision came after Park and Rec Director Barbara Kasbarian informed commission members that there have been no problems during the first three weekends teens have used the park on weekend nights.
Mary Ann Cantor, seated, and Jodie Adolfson make Kindness Coins, in preparation of the grand opening of Ben’s Bells Newtown, on July 13. Guests on July 13 can choose to glaze the coins, which will eventually be distributed to area schools, or make or glaze original beads for Ben’s Bells.
Occupation: I’m the owner of Academy Design and Construction, and Kitchens By Academy, both in Newtown. I started Academy in 1989. It’s a high-end residential design and construction firm. Our Kitchens By Academy provides for a cross section of the market, based on the customer’s price point and aesthetics. I have an architectural degree and my designs have been featured in the Art Institute of Chicago, and I’ve won international design competitions.