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.
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.
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.
Beginning Friday, July 19, local public broadcasting stations will air a one hour PBS special called “Concert for Newtown,” a community event that brought together the people of Newtown in song, spirit and common purpose in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
Ricci’s Salon & Spa, at 99 South Main Street, held a special event on Sunday, May 19: The Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon. All services that were provided to customers included a bottle of Sandy Hook Green, a new, limited edition nail color created and donated by O*P*I Products, Inc. All proceeds benefited Sandy Hook Promise, a charity formed after 12/14. Among those participating at the event were, from left, Suzy DeYoung of Sandy Hook Promise, and also Jennifer Stoltz, and Dana Schicker.
We would like to thank the many in our community gave so much of their time, talent and energy to make this past Sunday’s Salon-a-Thon at Ricci’s Salon a tremendous success. All funds raised from this day long event have been graciously donated to Sandy Hook Promise where they will be used to continue to help our community heal. This includes financial, in-kind, education and individual and community mental wellness treatment and events, to name a few.
Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit organization created by community members of Newtown in the aftermath of 12/14, launched a Mother’s Day campaign on May 9 asking the public to make a promise to help prevent violence in communities across the country by signing a digital Mother’s Day card.
The Reverend Ed Bacon, Episcopalian priest and rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., and Rhinebeck, N.Y., Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser will present “Finding Your Invincible Summer,” Thursday, May 9, at Newtown Middle School, beginning at 7 pm.