Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope.
The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A collection of hearts was sent to Newtown two months after 12/14, left for residents to find on Valentine’s Day, which coincided with the two-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, a member of Girl Scout Troop 55005 in Newtown and a rising eighth grader at Newtown Middle School, will present three craft programs this summer at C.H. Booth Library, as part of the requirements to qualify for the Girl Scout Silver Award.
Electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Newtown are being called to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:15 pm, at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico said this week that the commission will be discussing whether town police officers should use body cameras while on duty to visually and sonically record their interactions with the public.
The state legislature on June 29 passed two criminal justice bills, one of which covers the use of police body cameras. That bill requires that state police wear such body cameras and also offers financial incentives to municipalities to have their police departments use such devices.
All town offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. While July 4 falls on Saturday, all federal, state, and local government buildings will be closed for business on July 3.
Newtown Senior Center and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed on Friday, July 3.
The library will remain closed on Saturday, July 4, and will reopen on Monday, July 6 (the library is regularly closed on Sundays during the summer).
BRIDGEPORT — Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will benefit from a fundraiser at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, featuring the United Soccer League’s (USL) New York Red Bull II facing Newtown Pride FC of the Connecticut Soccer League, on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm.
The evening will kick off at 6, outside of the ballpark, with an interactive fan zone. All ages are welcome to join in the fun.
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is continuing to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.
The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, July 8, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Lucille Harriman of Wells Fargo Bank.
Ms Harriman’s presentation, titled “Preparing for the ‘Chip’ — What Your Business Needs to Know About Payment Processing,” will explain the upcoming federally mandated changes to credit card processing.
Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience – just the pure language and people to listen to it.
Town Players is pleased announce they will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.