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  • Kent School Students Reach Out To Newtown

    Students at The Kent School were, like so many others across the state and country, upset when they heard the news of the shootings at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. And like others, many students of the independent coeducational boarding school in northwestern Connecticut began reaching out to the residents of Newtown with words of condolence.

  • Purple Butterflies For Dylan

  • Valentine's Day Cupcakes Offered "Community Communal Hugs"

    The Newtown High School cafeteria was turned into a confectionary gathering spot on Valentine’s Day.

    Vikki Grodner, the founder of Life Is Precious, traveled with her husband Ken from Alabama to help deliver thousands of cupcakes to Newtown’s first responders, the immediate families of those who lost loved ones on 12/14, and the children of Sandy Hook School. The offering was Mrs Grodner’s way of “giving the community communal hugs,” she said. She called it The Newtown Community Cupcake Heartwarmer.

  • Newtown Dad, Toy Inventor Help Local Children Find Peaceful Sleep Again

    A call from Chris Wenis, on the left, to Geoff Roesch, right, to thank the toy inventor for creating a toy that helped Mr Wenis’s child begin sleeping again after 12/14 resulted in a cross-county trip and the donation of dozens of similar toys for Newtown students. Also pictured is Robin Fitzgerald of Newtown Volunteer Task Force, second from left, and Toy Tree owner Tracy Schmidt.

  • Portrait Photography With Unique Subjects, March 7 With Flagpole Photographers

    On Thursday March 7, at 7:30 pm, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is offering a portrait photography workshop with unique subjects. 

    The workshop will be offered at Newtown United Methodist Church.

    Members of the 501st Connecticut Garrison will be posing. This is an organization whose members appear in Star Wars costumes including Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Tuscan Raiders, and Jedi Knights.

    The public is invited to bring their cameras; studio set ups and lighting will be provided. Donations will be accepted for the Newtown Police Union Fund.

  • March NICE Night Set: "Ratatouille" & Cookie Decorating, March 6

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) has set the date for its fifth NICE Night of the 2012-13 academic year.

    The Wednesday, March 6, NICE Night, a free community event, will include the showing of Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille, rated G. The movie is about a rat, named Remy, who is determined to become a renowned French chef in Paris.

    A cookie decorating lesson will be offered at 4:30 pm in the NHS cafetorium, and eventgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat at the event. The movie will be shown at 5.

  • A Concert For Healing, Sunday At Edmond Town Hall

    In response to 12/14, a community of professional musicians from Newtown and surrounding areas have been rehearsing for a pair of special memorial and fundraising concerts to be performed at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, March 3.

    Two performances are planned, at 2 and 4 pm. Tickets are $15.

    Upstate New York musician James Keneally is organizing the event, which will raise funds for the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.

  • Bingo At Congregation Adath Israel, March 24

    Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, will host its next Bingo event on Sunday, March 24.

    Doors open at 4:30, and games begin promptly at 5. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Coffee is free.

    A few changes have been made for the next afternoon of games: while there still be the chance to win big cash prizes, organizers have reduced the total number of games played in order to reduce total playing time. Organizers have also changed some of the games so that a winner can be found faster.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    March 4, 1988

  • Woman's Club To Host One-Woman Show "Amelia Earhart Lives"

    “Amelia Earhart Lives” will be presented at 7 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The one-woman performance by Karen Tracy follows the life of the aviator from age 6 to her final flight.

    Ms Tracy, the vice president of sales and service at the main branch of Newtown Savings Bank, has performed the part of Amelia Earhart hundreds of times for regional audiences.

    Light refreshments will be served. Cost for the fundraiser, which is sponsored by Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc, is $20