The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will host Fall Donation Day, Sunday, October 19, from noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. Donations of all genres of books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and computer games support the annual Book Sale, the biggest fundraiser each year for the Friends.
Drop off is in the C.H. Booth rear parking lot, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tax receipts are available.
Donations are also accepted during regular library hours, year around, on the cart located just outside of the Children’s Department.
If today’s library is a gathering place as well as a place where information is accumulated and passed on to the public, then it should be of no surprise that C.H. Booth Library will host an open house unlike others in its long history. On Saturday, September 27, the public is invited to attend the chbMakers Open House, from noon to 4 pm, and experience the disbursement of information that comes not from books, but from the passions and expertise of other community members.
Cecelia Ann Ragusa and cousin Halle Rowan Pechenko are four months old now. The daughters of Jessica (Stiewing) and Thomas Ragusa of Newtown and of Brook (Stiewing) and Eric Pechenko of Brookfield see each other nearly every day, as they have since Cecelia’s May 29 birth and Halle’s May 30 birth.
The “twousins” — not quite twins, but more than just cousins — were born less than 26 hours apart at Danbury Hospital, much to the surprise of their parents.
For the first scheduled Parent/Community Forum facilitated by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, parents and community members were seated in nearly every seat in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall on September 18.
“I’m really pleased that I’m here, and I’m equally pleased that you’re here,” said Dr Erardi.
The night was held to focus on the question, “What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year?”
Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program.
Legislative Council members this week revised a past funding approval, reducing from $25,000 to $15,000 the town amount to be spent for a study on the local impact of tick-borne disease.
At a September 17 session, council members approved a $15,000 special appropriation to be funded through the “Sandy Hook special revenue fund” for consulting services for a marketing/messaging plan on tick-borne disease awareness and mitigation.
The town has high incidence of tick-borne disease among its residents.
Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre in 2015, the 80th anniversary year for the community theater company.
Potential directors are invited to submit up to three scripts for consideration by the theater’s play selection committee. Town Players puts on a variety of shows each season, from farce to period pieces to modern drama.
Hula hoops cast dizzying shadows across the Fairfield Hills lawn Sunday, September 14, where Tanner Chase of Velvet Orchid out of Bristol danced through her hoop routine. Surrounding her were a dozen children with their own hoops, aiming to keep them spinning. With Newtown Arts Festival going on around them, others celebrated under a baby blue sky with ribbons, rainbow splashes of paint, arts, crafts, demonstrations, sculpture, poetry reading, and more.
TRUMBULL — A beer and wine tasting event in Trumbull next month will benefit Where Angels Play Foundation, the group responsible for 26 playgrounds that have been built during the past 16 months with a dual purpose. They have primarily been built in communities that were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Each one has also honored the memory of a woman or child killed on 12/14.
The first playground was built in April 2013 in Sea Bright, N.J. It honored special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy.
Following discussion at a September 17 session, Legislative Council members, in an 8-2 vote, approved spending $29,000 in public funds to demolish a house and related structures at 31 Great Hill Road, which were heavily damaged in a 2011 fire of suspicious origin.
In the action, council members approved spending up to $29,000 by transferring the money from a contingency account to a contractual services account.