When neighbors suffer, Newtown has a history of stepping up to help; where we have been the recipients of generosity beyond imagining, we have worked to pay it forward. The world now presents us, blessed to live in relative safety, an opportunity to reach out far beyond our borders.
Worldwide today, 19 million people are refugees, escaping the ravages of war and poverty. Syria, in particular, has seen the displacement of half of its population, four million of whom have fled the country.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Paul Batch painting a landscape in oil at its next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 pm. The program take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).
Paul Batch is a young contemporary painter who is developing a reputation for evocative atmospheric landscapes. He captures the fleeting light cast by the passing sun or moon. He focuses on transition, painting times of day or changing weather conditions.
In 1935, a group of creative Newtowners decided to start a theater group to raise money for town needs and enjoy each other’s company. On Saturday, October 17, the public is invited to spend an evening with current members of that company — Town Players of Newtown — to celebrate the oldest continuously-operating community theater in Connecticut.
Town Players will host an 80th anniversary celebration at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. The event will run from 6 to 9 pm.
Following lengthy discussion at an October 6 session, Police Commission members, in their role as the local traffic authority, made several traffic recommendations concerning a proposed mixed-use development in Hawleyville, which would include a 180-unit rental apartment complex in six multistory buildings, a diner, and a church.
A 50-meter pool is what swim supporters and parents suggested would be ideal as a new community center component, Newtown Community Center Commission members heard Tuesday night during the commission’s latest meeting. Several of the roughly ten meeting attendees had spoken recently at open forums, where commissioners have encouraged residents to discuss community center concepts including a pool/aquatic center, ice rink, senior services, cultural arts activities, and a community place to gather.
HARTFORD — A Sherman man pleaded guilty on October 6 to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids in a drug trafficking case which has 11 defendants, including a former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown emergency services dispatcher.
Michael Mase, 32, of Sherman pleaded guilty in US District Court, reversing his earlier not guilty plea in the case, according to spokesman for US Attorney Deirdre Daly.
The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Effective Negotiating: Create A Win-Win Environment.” The event is Wednesday, October 14, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.
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