Currently celebrating its 25th year, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School of Newtown is set to host its Silver Anniversary Spring Benefit on May 16, at the Parish Hall of St Francis of Assisi in Weston.
A 104-page court affidavit, which serves as the basis for the arrests of eight men who have been charged with federal drug offenses, provides information on the drug trafficking investigation known as Operation Juice Box. Among those men are former Newtown Police Sergeant Steven Santucci and Newtown dispatcher Jason Chickos.
Rich Marcuccio, manager of Newtown Stop & Shop; Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo, The Moms Club of Newtown, and FAITH Food Pantry are gearing up for the 2015 Newtown Car Show. This year’s event is being planned for Saturday, June 20 — the eve of Father’s Day — in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street in Newtown. Rain date is Saturday, June 27.
With this autumn marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II — and May 7 the anniversary of the unconditional surrender by the German Allied Forces, the beginning of the end of the war — The Newtown Bee reached out to local veterans with an invitation to share their stories.
Newtown Middle School student Laura Augenbraun, daughter of Deborah and David Augenbraun of Sandy Hook, recently decided to raise awareness and money for Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. The decision was for her social service community project, something each seventh grade student at B’nai Israel Religious School in Southbury performs in preparation for becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, “son/daughter of the commandments.”
Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am.
The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.
Robert N. Harris, Jr, 46, of Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died Tuesday, May 5.
Robert was born March 8, 1969, in Queens, N.Y., a son of Anita (Hasskamp) Harris and Robert N. Harris. He graduated from Newtown schools, received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., and his master’s from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Penn.
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead said May 6 he is investigating the cause of an accidental fire that destroyed a cape-style house at 4 Aunt Park Lane in Hattertown early on the morning of Monday, May 4. The fire did not start due to the presence of compressed propane within two large tanks near the house, but after the fire started, the gas intensified the blaze, fueling the flames, he said.