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  • A Look At What’s Next For Gun Safety

    The public is invited to attend a presentation by Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and activist for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence; Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC); and Josh Horwitz, executive director of th...

  • Monster Trucks In Sandy Hook, Saturday

    On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am until 2 pm, Pat Summa from the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Monster Truck Series will be at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station. Mr Summa will be giving rides in a special truck made for just such an oc...

  • YMCA’s Escape To The Arts Seeking Entries For Summer Exhibition

    The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts invites artists working in all media to submit artwork for the upcoming exhibition “Destination: Connecticut.” Works should depict destinations, landmarks and imagery that represent Connecticut. For consideration, artists may submit up to four jpeg images of work by May 15.

  • Preparing For Plant Sale

    The Town & Country Garden Club Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, at The Inn at Newtown, 19 Main Street. Home grown perennials, as well as additional perennials, shrubs, bushes, and small trees will all be available for purchase.

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...

  • Community Forum On Violence Prevention May 13

    In a major effort to educate the public on the importance of linking data together regarding 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence and their association with psychiatric drugs, a national parent rights organization, Ablechild, will host a forum on mental heal...

  • A Fundraiser To Help Heal A Healing Kitten

    Kitten Associates, a home foster-based cat rescue group located in Sandy Hook, announced this week that one of the kittens who helped heal residents following 12/14 through its established Kitties For Kids program, is critically ill and funds are being raised to help determine the cause. A fundraising page has been set up online and has raised $5,935 of the $7,000 goal. The kitten, named Fred, has been getting weaker each day, according to the fundraising website...

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Evening Workshop At NUMC

    Ben’s Bells Newtown will conduct a bell making workshop on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop will be at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Nationally renowned, Ben’s Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public places that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. The bell-making process is a community activity because not one person will ever start and finish their very own Ben’s Bell. The parts of the bell that will be made during the May 30 workshop will eventually be turned into a complete Ben’s Bell and distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.

  • Newtown History Camp Opens Registration

    The Newtown Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer History Camp. The camp will be hosted at the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street the week of July 15 to 19. Registration is open for children between the ages of 8 to 10 and offers campers a week of interactive and exciting experiences of Colonial-era life. From lantern-making to butter churning, kids will engage in activities and experiences of a colonial child living during the 1750s. Campers will learn the tasks they might have been expected to do at home, the types of games they would have played, and the kind of food they would have eaten during the mid-18th century.

  • Church Women United Planning May Friendship Day Celebration

    New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to members and friends of Church Women United of Newtown/Greater Danbury for the 2013 May Friendship Day Celebration, taking place Friday, May 10, at 12:30 pm. The ecumenical ladies and friends of both towns will be enjoying lunch, and a worship service with music and entertainment, as they celebrate this annual event. For 2013 Church Women United has decided to follow a common theme for all three of its annual celebrations. This year CWU units will explore the biblical text Revelation 3:20 (“Behold I stand at the door and knock”).