Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newtown’s 26 angels.”
Sometimes a tree is more than just tree. The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree is a powerful symbol in our community. It has been a gathering place in times of joy and sadly in times of great sorrow. The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree stood with us and accepted the outpouring of grief from the community and from the world during our most difficult days. We owe that tree.
Monster Trucks visiting, 10 am-2 pm, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road, free, Pat Summa from Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam will be giving rides in special truck, also Thrasher truck on display; 203-915-0704.
Former Newtown resident and business owner Morgen McLaughlin was recently named new executive director of the Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Vintners’ Association (SBCVA).
Ms McLaughlin previously served the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association in Corning, N.Y., where she served as the president and CEO since early 2007. From 1994 to 2006, Ms McLaughlin co-owned and managed McLaughlin Vineyard in Sandy Hook, overseeing all aspects of wine production, grape growing, and marketing.
The historic building above the Pootatuck River at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook center is being transformed into a warm and welcoming restaurant and tavern by experienced restaurateur Chris Bruno, formerly of Fiddler’s and Chris’ American Restaurant in Brookfield.
Guests will have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting at an Alpha course to be held at The Iron Bridge Restaurant, 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, on Tuesdays, beginning May 7, at 7 pm.
During each session, people will enjoy food, laughter, and learning about the teachings of Jesus in an atmosphere where no question about life or God will be seen as too simple or too hostile.
The town’s building official has sent the owner of a decaying Berkshire Road house a letter informing him that the vacant, rundown building has been condemned by the town due to its deterioration, and is asking him whether he intends to improve the structure to bring it up to habitable standards.
Chief Building Official John Poeltl said April 29 that he has sent homeowner Santiago Britt a letter requesting an immediate response about his intentions regarding the house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34).