Newtown’s annual Beautiful Baby Photo Contest, coordinated since 2010 by Sandy Hook resident Lois Barber, is kicking off and looking for photos of children, newborn to age 4, to be posted on its voting booth. The contest is a friendly competition/fundraiser that this year will help an American soldier returning home with life-altering injuries receive a free custom handicapped accessible house through the Homes For Our Troops national nonprofit. It is a baby photo contest, not a live pageant. All money raised goes to Homes for Our Troops. The money raised by this year’s contest will be earmarked for a house being built on Long Island for Marine Sergeant Luis Remache, who, due to a grenade blast, was severely injured.
Newtown High School’s boys’ volleyball team, in its inaugural campaign, earned its first win with a victory over visiting Daniel Hand of Madison, on Friday, April 17. The Nighthawks overcame a two games to one deficit to come out on top.
The Newtown Public Schools Music Department has released the dates for its scheduled upcoming concerts.
All concerts are free to the public.
The first concert, set for April 22 at 7 pm in the NHS cafetorium, will continue the Newtown High School Music Department’s tradition of presenting a NHS Composers Concert. This is the second annual Composers Concert held by the school, and it will feature student work from the school’s music theory and music technology programs.