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  • Comedy Show Free Tickets Accounted For; Others Still Available For Donation

    The free tickets that had been made available for “Stand Up For Newtown,” a comedy show at Edmond Town Hall, have been accounted for, according to an email from Newtown Parks & Recreation. A block of 400 tickets had been set aside for Newtown residents, teachers and school faculty, and first responders. These tickets were free on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who live outside Newtown, or for those who missed the free tickets offer, tickets are also available for a suggested $25 donation. All proceeds from ticket sales will be divided between the Newtown Police Union and the Newtown Lions Club Foundation Inc./Sandy Hook Elementary Fund.

  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale, Friday & Saturday In Sandy Hook

    The Ladies Auxiliary of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company will be presenting their annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road. Members ...

  • Lions Club Planning Spring Blood Drive

    Lions Club members Auggie D’Alessandro, Frank DeLucia, John Kopins, Bruce Walczak and Kevin Corey stand outside the lower entrance of Newtown Congregational Church. The club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church on Monday, May 13.

  • Student Art Show At Booth Library, Through May 31; Opening Reception Saturday Afternoon

    An exhibition of art by students of Rick Daskam has opened at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, and will remain on view until May 31 during regular library hours. For several years, the Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN) has offered daytime oil painting c...

  • Registration Open For Future EMTs

    Interested in becoming an EMT? Visit Newtown Volunteer Ambulance’s website or stop in at 77 Main Street to pick up an application. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for people of all ages interested in obtaining their certification as an emergency medical technician (EMT). NVAC is teaming up with Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department to present the class, which will begin on Tuesday, May 14.

  • Softball Teams To Support First Responders

    The Newtown and Brookfield high school softball teams will hold Pack The Stands Night when the teams meet at Treadwell Park for a 7 pm first pitch on Wednesday, May 15. The game will serve as a fundraiser for Sandy Hook first responders for 12/14. Fans are asked to come out to support the teams a...

  • A Mother’s Day Card For Sandy Hook Mothers; Green Eggs & Ham For Everyone

    Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit organization created by community members of Newtown in the aftermath of 12/14, launched a Mother’s Day campaign on May 8 asking the public to make a promise to help prevent violence in communities across the country by signing a digital Mother's Day card. At the same time, the organization has arranged with a number of local restaurants to serve their variation of green eggs and ham for the approaching weekend.

  • Strutt Your Mutt Returning To Fairfield Hills, May 18

    The 4th annual Strutt Your Mutt event will be Saturday, May 18, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Fairfield Hills. Organizers are encouraging all dog owners to “grab the leash and join us.” The entry fee is $5 per dog, cash only. G...

  • "Because of 26"— Southington Mothers Planning Special Event For June 15

    Erin Furniss and Lisa Wrubleski are friends, neighbors and Southington residents, and both have 6-year-old daughters who attend Plantsville Elementary School in Southington. In response to 12/14, the women have decided to do something locally to remember the victims and spread the notion of caring.

  • Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive Is May 11

    The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 21st annual food drive to combat hunger on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.