Due to anticipated rain showers Saturday, October 3, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity is relocating its free California Dreamers concert from the park in Sandy Hook Center to Newtown Congregational Church.
This final show in the 2015 concert series will take place from 1 to 3 pm.
A Mamas & The Papas tribute band, The California Dreamers will bring folk rock, psychedelic pop and sunshine pop sounds of the ‘60s to The Great Room of the church, at 14 West Street
Fraser Woods Montessori School preschooler Kody Hendricks, shown, was one of many students recently screened by Lions Club and Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) volunteers. The screenings will continue at local preschools and schools through October 2, and more eye screenings will be available at eh upcoming Health Fair, October 3, for the community. Kody patiently sat for his screening on Friday, September 25, while Lions Club member Steve Bennett conducted the screening. Mr Bennett was joined by Lions Club member Doug Body and VNA member Anna Wiedemann for the day's screenings.
DANBURY — The Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western Connecticut State University has postponed its annual conference, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, because of a family emergency experienced by one of the speakers.
Dr Chris Kukk, founder of the Center and a professor of Political Science at WCSU, said organizers regret having to postpone the conference. It will be held in the spring, however.
In renovating the building at the corner of West and Main Streets, the history of the property has been a priority for developers Chris Wilson and Chris Hottois, of Flint Ridge Development, LLC, in Monroe. Commonly known as “the Chase Building,” the structure was “a mess,” said Mr Hottois, when the partners purchased the building two years ago, and began restoration.
Professional and amateur artists across the state are invited to enter the 2016 Newtown Arts Festival Artwork Competition to create what will be the symbol of next year’s festival. The competition is being presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
The winning artwork will be featured on festival T-shirts, posters, and all advertising materials. The winning artist will receive $750, to be paid after December 1, 2015; a press release about the selected artwork and artist; and will be featured on the Newtown Arts Festival website.
Newtown taxpayers and residents are encouraged to submit questions they may have about local financial practices, capital spending, bonding, town pensions, the looming “Cadillac Tax,” taxation or any other issues that involve the consultation or directive of the Board of Finance.
Continuing an annual tradition, The Newtown Bee is hosting its 2015 Candidates Forum, October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. This year, the forum will introduce local Democratic and Republican Board of Finance candidates.
Newtown Middle School eighth grader Cooper McLaughlin returned home Sunday, September 20, with stars in his eyes and stars on his mind — famous stars, that is, like actor Alec Baldwin, comic Jim Gaffigan, actor/director Jim Naughton, and Broadway performer Cody Williams.
It’s hard for kids, or adults for that matter, to really understand what the dentist is doing in there when they’re working intently filling a cavity. And what the heck does asthma look like from inside your lungs?