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  • Candidates Square Off At Newtown Action Alliance Forum

    As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.

  • John Voket Named A National Ambassador Of Hope

    John Voket was presented with a 2014 National Ambassador of Hope Award on October 15, during the monthly Hearts of Hope-Newtown painting party.

    Hearts of Hope (HOH) Founder and Executive Director Judy Pederson said Wednesday morning that “An Ambassador of Hope is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond in service to others.”

  • Cloudscape In Acrylic, Wednesday

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host Charles Ray demonstrating painting of a cloudscape in acrylic on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 pm. The program will be held in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.

  • St Rose To Host Rite Of Christian Initiation

    For anyone who has ever thought about becoming Catholic, St Rose of Lima Parish offers adults a path for doing just that.

    RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults — is the process by which adults become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person into believing with the church community, living with the church community, praying with the church community, and serving with the church community.

  • Stony Hill Halloween Breakfast Set

    BETHEL — The Stony Hill Four Corners Association along with its participating Hawleyville merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Breakfast Sunday, October 26, from 9 am to noon, at the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department headquarters, 59 Stony Hill Road.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit the local fire company.

    There will be opportunities for attendees to win prizes that have been donated by Stony Hill merchants, and everyone coming is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume.

  • World Water Issues Are The Focus Of Two Events Sunday At Fairfield Hills

    Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue.

    All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve water. On the last half of the walk, participants will be carrying four liters of water, experiencing what those families feel, once they have picked up water and need to return with it to their homes.

  • AARP Caregiver Listening Session October 24

    AARP Connecticut will host a Caregiver Listening Session in Newtown on Friday, October 24, from 7 to 9 pm, at LeReine’s Cuisine, 31 Pecks Lane.

    Community members who are family caregivers, members of the sandwich generation, or grappling with the challenges faced by aging, ill or disabled loved ones are encouraged to attend and share their stories and insights.

  • School Superintendent Praises Police Command Staff

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico has told Police Commission members that the superintendent of schools has commended Newtown Police Department command staff members for their work following the October 1 bomb threat received at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe.

  • Newtown Kindness To Host Second Annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon This Weekend

    WEST HAVEN — Newtown Kindness is set to host its second annual Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to celebrate the first year of the Charlotte’s Litter program.

  • Town Razes Great Hill Road House Damaged By Past Fire

    A Danbury firm hired by the town has demolished a Great Hill Road house that was heavily damaged by a June 2011 fire of undetermined origin.

    The demolition eliminates the previously hazardous conditions at the property. The presence of the wreckage had drawn concerns from people living in the neighborhood.