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  • Parent Together: A Promise For The Future

    Parent. It is a noun, and it is a verb, pointed out Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) Communications Director Nicole Hockley and Advocacy Director Mark Barden, and it is the action form of that verb that is the thrust of the new SHP program, Parent Together. The initiative was rolled out Thursday, November 14, exactly eleven months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Both Ms Hockley and Mr Barden lost children, Dylan and Daniel, on 12/14.

  • Sandy Hook Promise Launches ‘Parent Together’

    Sandy Hook Promise has announced the launch of Parent Together, a national grassroots campaign to educate and empower parents to prevent gun violence in their communities. Emphasizing mental wellness, connection to community and gun safety, the campaign will bring parents together around their common love for all children to help prevent not just the next Sandy Hook tragedy, but also thousands of other acts of gun violence every year.

  • ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Moved To December 15

    (This story has been updated to include comments made by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Wednesday, October 16.)

     

  • Sandy Hook Promise: Public Supports Gun Control

    (AP) A nonprofit group in Newtown that has worked with families who lost relatives in the school shooting last year on tougher gun laws says the recall of two lawmakers in Colorado does not diminish public support for such measures.

    Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office.

  • Sleep Seminar Set For September 3

    Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit support and advocacy group founded to support the community post 12/14, will host “Why Sleep Quality Is More Important Than Sleep Quantity,” on Tuesday, September 3, from 5 to 7 pm, in the Lecture Hall of Newtown High School.

    Led by board certified sleep specialist Dr Barry Krakow, the workshop will focus on how the quality of sleep impacts daily life and the steps one can take to address mental and emotional causes of insomnia.

  • Many Made Yoga Festival A Success

    To the Editor:

    Newtown's first yoga festival was the success it was due to a group of dedicated and compassionate folks who truly understand the value of connecting as a community.

    On behalf of Sandy Hook Promise, I wish to deeply thank everyone who came out to support this lovely event. 

    I especially wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the following:

  • Finding Comfort In A Wet Nose And A Wag

    Five Scout’s Angels service dogs wagged their tails outside The Villa restaurant Tuesday afternoon, August 13. They watched as people crossed the parking lot. The dogs and handlers, visiting Newtown from Denver to bring comfort to the community, soon met guests at an outdoor patio.

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.

  • ‘The Promise’ Offers Perspective On The Sandy Hook Gun Debate

    Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way, a Washington D.C., public policy think tank devoted to the advancement of “moderate policy and political ideas,” including gun safety laws, has worked with families directly affected by 12/14 and Sandy Hook Promise since January.

  • Newtown Yoga Festival Announced

    Sandy Hook Promise will host the debut Newtown Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 24. The goal of the festival is to promote a positive sense of community and healing in Newtown.

    World-renowned yoga teachers Seane Corn and Beryl Bender Birch will lead participants in practice and meaningful conversation. There will be local health and wellness vendors, live music and kids activities featuring a children’s yoga class with Newtown resident Karen Pierce.