UPDATE (4:10 pm): The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.
“The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits ... and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” the weather service announced at 4:05 pm Thursday. “Therefore the warning has been cancelled.
“However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm,” the statement continued.
The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.
Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.
The public is invited to Catherine’s Butterfly Party, Saturday, June 6, from noon to 4 pm, at the Fairfield Hills Campus, 4 Primrose Street. A program of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, the event will include a Super Adoption Event, as well as animal- and nature-centered programs, demonstrations, vendors, and live music. The party is intended for all ages.
St Rose School Principal Sister Colleen Smith speaks with Newtown Chamber of Commerce President Tim Haas and Treasurer Scott Anderson on May 20. The three were among those attending Destination Newtown, an annual business showcase presented by the local Chamber of Commerce.
On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.
Victoria Madden, who is playing Princess Aurora/The Sleeping Beauty, for the upcoming special performances of Sleeping Beauty is surrounded during a recent rehearsal by fairies: from left, Elizabeth Delp (playing Fairy of the Crystal Fountain), Vianna Schappach (Fairy of the Songbirds), Katerina Ringes (Fairy of the Enchanted Garden), Monique Dubois (Fairy of the Woodland Glade), and Riley Smith (Fairy of the Golden Vine).
When organizers including founder and retired New York Port Authority cop Bill Keegan joined together to form HEART 9/11 — or Healing Emergency Aid Response Team, a peer-to-peer support network for the hundreds of surviving responders to the 9/11 attacks — he had no idea how far his team might go to help counsel shocked, troubled, and traumatized colleagues in police, EMS, and fire services.
The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present “JOY! 50 Years of Celebrations,” a standard flower show in celebration of the club’s golden anniversary, which occurred in 2014.
The show will be presented at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown, on Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. Free and open to the public, the show will be on view Friday from 1 to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm.