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  • Golf Outing To Benefit Possible Memorial

    Shemin, The Landscape Supply Company will hold the 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic, set for 9 am on Tuesday, September 10, at the River Oaks course in Sherman.

    Money will be raised with the objective of it going toward a potential permanent Sandy Hook memorial. Cost to play is is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.

  • Local Attorney Represents Newtown, USA At 2013 World Maccabiah Games In Israel

    Monte Frank, far right, celebrates with Team USA during Jukly's World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Mr Frank, a Category 2 Masters Class cyclist, captured a bronze medal for his 25km time trial, an individual silver in his age class for the 80km road race, and helped propel his cycling team to a silver medal as well.

  • Fireside Denies Black Swan In Close Title Game

    The Fireside-sponsored Newtown Women’s Softball League team defeated Black Swan 6-5 in the Ruth Rowe Memorial Championship Game at Treadwell Park on August 16. This was a rematch of last year’s pinnacle game, also won by Fireside, which has claimed four consecutive league titles. Fireside was the top-seeded team and Black Swan was No. 2 this summer.

  • Newtown Road Race Set For August 31

    The Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

  • Youth Travel Basketball Informational Nights And Registration

    The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold travel basketball informational nights for girls on Tuesday, September 3 and boys on Wednesday, September 4. Both meetings will be held at 7:30 pm in the Newtown Middle School cafeteria (enter via the main entrance on the side of the building).

    The girls’ program is looking to roster players on teams for grades 5-6 and 7-8. A and B teams will be offered for each grade level. The structure of these teams will be discussed at the informational night.

  • Rotary Club’s Golf Classic On September 9

    The Newtown Rotary Club will hold its annual Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic on September 9 at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull.

    The Golf Classic includes the round of golf plus lunch, cocktails and dinner, followed by an auction and raffle. The cost is $175 per person. There are openings for golfers and tee sponsors. Golf Classic Committee Chairman Christopher Hoeffel welcomes calls at 203-648-6518, or individuals may visit www.newtownctrotary.org for details.

  • Hall Of Fame, Bat Factory Bring Baseball Fans Back In Time And Behind Scenes

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — From late-1800s fingerless gloves and Babe Ruth’s plaque to exhibits containing facts about everyone’s favorite teams and ballparks, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offers fans of America’s pastime a trip down memory lane — and in many instances to a time well before their own.

  • NHS Fall Sports Tryouts

    Tryouts for most Newtown High School fall sports teams will be held on Saturday, August 24. The schedule is subject to change; follow NHS athletics on Twitter@NHS Athletics for up to date information.

     All students who are trying out for a sports team must bring the following items on the first day of practice:

  • Fireside Takes Late Lead, Holds On In Semis

    The Fireside-sponsored Newtown Women’s Softball League team put together a sixth-inning rally, then held off My Place for a 6-4 win in August 13 semifinal round playoff action at Dickinson Park. With the victory, top-seeded Fireside earned a trip back into the championship game, a rematch with No. 2 Black Swan, scheduled for 6 pm on Friday, August 16, at Treadwell Park. Fireside is the defending league champion.