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  • Pop-Up Art Show, Gentlemen’s Night Out Planned

    Local curator Rosemary Rau would like readers to know of two special events taking place within the next week.

    A pop-up show featuring works by five members of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will be presented at Barnwood Grill, 5 Queen Street, December 3-6.

    The show will offer works by Suzanne Molineaux, Adele Moros, Dominick Tomanelli, Dorothy Wilson, and Lisa Willvonseder- Greto.

  • Apartments Are Not Economic Development

    To the Editor:

    Apartments are not economic development. In fact they can cost the taxpayers far more than the tax revenue received. Apartments are not allowed to discriminate  based on such things as children.

  • Residents Invited To Add "Ornaments" To Mitten Tree At PD

    The police department is sponsoring its 14th Annual Mitten Tree display in the police station lobby at 3 Main Street until January 1. Police Patrol Officer Maryhelen McCarthy, who oversees The Mitten Tree Project, asks that residents make donations of new mittens, hats, and scarves to adorn the Christmas tree. Through the course of the holiday season, the tree will occasionally be “trimmed,” with the donated apparel being given to needy families. The police station is open around the clock, seven days a week.

  • Networking Group To Host Hiring Panel

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on members of the local workforce in transition, will meet Tuesday, December 9, from 5:30 to 8 pm. The group meetings in the Knights of Columbus building at 46 Church Hill Road, east of the St Rose Church sanctuary. The meeting room is on the second floor.

    Attendance to NFP meetings is free.

  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Local Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.

    Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Newtown Students Invited To Create A New Comfort Quilt

    One of many tangible signs of support sent to Newtown after 12/14 was a quilt made by students at St Hillary Catholic School in Fairlawn, Ohio, and sent to a school in New Jersey to show their support for children affected by 9/11. It was called the Comfort Quilt, and over 11 years the quilt traveled to six schools affected by natural disasters or gun violence, before arriving in Newtown in 2013.

  • Sandy Hook Fund Seeks Proposals For Resiliency, Recovery Projects

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its second round of grant making from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Deadline for project applications is December 19.

  • NYFS To Provide Walk In Support December 14

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is joining together with the Town of Newtown, the school district, the interfaith community and municipal organizations in observance of the second anniversary of 12/14.

  • Celebrities Come Together To Help Sandy Hook Promise

    In advance of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, musicians, celebrities and influential organizations are donating special items and experiences to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, in partnership with the luxury charity auction website CharityBuzz. The auction opened on  November 25, and will continue to accept bids through Thursday, December 18.

  • Town Rejects Option On Fulton Parcel, ‘Viewshed’ Protections Stand

    Newtown taxpayers will not become stewards of an antique air strip complete with a small air control tower platform, nor will they become de facto landlords over several residential homes on a key Hattertown 17.7-acre parcel already partly owned by the community and reserved as open space.