• Snapshot: Sharon Doherty

    Occupation: I’m the owner of PJ’s Laundromat in Sandy Hook Center. I’ve owned it for 12 years. I’m also a Mary Kay consultant and have been doing that for seven or eight years.

    Family: My husband is Dan. We’ve been married for almost 15 years. We have two boys. Patrick is 13 years old, and Joseph is 10 years old.

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    Newtown Youth Wrestling Association has a new website. As it Tweeted on February 27, “We have a new website w/a catchy name! http://www.newtownyouthwrestling.com go there often & learn things.” Will do! I’ll bet you didn’t know I’ve honed my tweeting skills, but how else can I follow the “tweet tweeting” of Newtowners… and tweety birds?

  • Using Ancestry.com Successfully

    The next meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm. The club meets at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    The speaker this month will be Toni McKeen. Her program, “Tips & Tricks for Using Ancestry.com Successfully,” will share the most effective way to do research on the ever-changing online resources at Ancestry.com.

  • "A Buddhist Perspective" To Explore Eastern And Western Approaches To Violence And Healing

    “There’s a kind of profound question when change is imposed on you in a violent way,” said David Kaczynski. “How does one make meaning of it? The option is not to ‘get over it.’ The question becomes, is there a way to reconnect and develop a sense of hope?”

  • Leaps Of Faith Hits The Slopes

    The Sandy Hook-based Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers (LOF) hit the slopes on Tuesday, February 26, at Mount Southington. 

    The skiers and LOF volunteers had a “great” afternoon, said Leaps of Faith President Joel Zeisler. “This snow ski clinic was our most successful event to date.” Attendance was sold out, and  children, adults, and veterans with disabilities learned to ski.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 8, 2013

    March 11, 1988

    Newtown Associates last week earned its zoning permit to resubdivide 300 acres on Poverty Hollow Road, an act that will preserve some rural properties while opening up a large parcel to future residential growth. After two years and four public hearings, the property will finally be resubdivided to maintain an 18-acre estate and a horse farm on two parcels totaling 39 acres.


  • SHACK Announces New Workshops & Classes For All Ages; Special Program On March 8

    The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and other creative mediums such as music, art, theater, dance, and more.

    The SHACK is at 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, in Suite 104 — the tan building that formerly housed the Life’s a Peach boutique.

    Upcoming workshops and special events include the following:

  • "Museums. Love. Newtown." Discovery Days Announced

    A community desire to lift up the families of Newtown has brought children’s museums throughout the state and region together to offer a series of programs titled “Museums. Love. Newtown.”

    The goals of the museums and this collaborative effort, as announced by everwonder children's museum on Thursday, March 7, “are to provide exciting activities to ensure that children never lose their love of learning and engaging opportunities where families can enjoy learning together.”

  • Raising Funds For A Memorial

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum To Offer Free Programming For Newtown Children In Temporary Location

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to open a children’s museum in Newtown, will provide free programming from April through August at a temporary facility located at 31 Peck’s Lane. Exhibits and programming will be reflective of the offerings planned for the permanent museum, once constructed. Any funds raised since 12/ 14 are being used for materials and exhibit costs for this temporary space.