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  • Healing Project Back, March 16-17

    The Sandy Hook Healing Project will return to the Newtown community this weekend to continue its series of workshops on navigating the unknown.

    Organizers would like to invite the public on Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 3 pm, in the Old Court Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

    There will also be a special session specifically for the high school community on Sunday, March 17, from noon to 2 pm, at the same location.

  • A Cinderella Night For Dads And Daughters

    The Princess Ball was founded in 2002, said co-founder Elizabeth Joyce of Ridgefield, and the first father-daughter formal dance was held at Ridgefield Community Center in March 2003.

  • 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?

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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: