Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc hosted a celebration of 25 years of providing child care in Newtown, Saturday, June 6, at Newtown Youth Academy.
The fundraiser featured “Touch-A-Truck” in the NYA courtyard, including vehicles from JRC Trucking in Thomaston, SEGA Concrete of New Milford, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department, and Newtown Arbor Services.
Inside NYA, families found indoor soccer, an obstacle course, a bounce house and slide, and face painting.
Despite some assertions on social media, rumors that the town is planning to acquire NYA Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills with $10 million earmarked in the Capital Improvement Plan are simply that — rumors — according to First Selectman Pat Llodra.
On November 29, Democratic Registrar of Voters and Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton posted on Facebook that the town “is buying it for 10 million.”
NYA Sports & Fitness Center, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank and additional support from Sandy Hook Promise, is launching a free, four-week wellness initiative for 40 adult Newtown residents currently struggling to maintain their fitness levels.
The program’s goal is to help Newtown residents achieve a cumulative weight loss of at least 2,560 pounds over the next five years.
Days before her 80th birthday on Sunday, May 18, Vernice “VJ” Murphy and her rescue dog Cooper went for a brisk stroll around the block. The daily walk is just part of an exercise routine that Ms Murphy says “keeps me young.”
NYA Sports & Fitness Center will offer two complimentary sessions of TLS’s Weight Loss Solution system on Tuesday, March 25, at noon and 6 pm. TLS Weight Management Coaches Christine Tyrell and Chris DeVellis unveil the program for all interested adults.
This report was updated January 15 adding details from Senator Chris Murphy and state Attorney General Geaorge Jepsen.
Senator Chris Murphy is calling for the Internal Revenue Service to open an investigation into a Nashville, Tenn. charity formed in the wake of 12/14 that has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running.
On Monday, December 23, NYA Sports & Fitness Center will open the turf, courts and bounce house, slide and obstacle course to all children — whether residents of Newtown or surrounding towns — from kindergarten through grade 8.
From 8:30 am until 12:30 pm, parents can drop their children into this safe environment for playtime while getting those last minute holiday tasks done.
NYA staff will keep children busy with games and activities.
From left are NYA “Play it Forward: Moving Through the Music” Gala event organizers and staff members Terry Sagedy, Cody Foss, Marissa O’Loughlin, Kristin Scianna, and NYA Founder Peter D’Amico, who are hoping area residents will support the October 26 fundraiser.
NYA Sports & Fitness Center will host its fifth Open Play Day on Friday, October 18. All Newtown children in grades 7-8 are invited to visit NYA between 3 and 4:30 pm; grades 5-6 will have open access from 4:30 to 6 pm; K-4 will have the facility from 6 to 7:30; and high school students will be welcomed from 7:30 until 9 pm.