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  • Retail (For) Therapy: A Night Out With Benefits

    “You know how some people like to go shopping and call it their therapy? This is a shopping event that will be helping others get therapy,” said Lauren Morehouse, describing an event she is helping to organize. Called Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • A Rainy Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.

    The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.

  • Bringing Fresh Water, Food, Education To African Villages

    Renee Gilbert’s pictures reveal an arid, hard-packed village beneath a burning African sun. Casting harsh shadows, but smiling, are children dressed in new, pink school uniforms and standing before a building with the words Calvary Feeding Centre.

  • New Stories For Newtown Deadline Approaching

    For young people in Newtown, a chance to have their poetry, short stories, and/or art published is here.

    The New Stories For Newtown: Words and Images contest has a deadline approaching. Entries are due by October 31, and according to C.H. Booth Library staff, they are looking for as many student entries as possible before that time.

  • Volunteers Sought For Handmade Blanket Event

    TRUMBULL — The Binky Patrol of Southern Connecticut (BPSC) is planning a Binkathon, a one-afternoon event during which hundreds of binkies will be produced for future distribution.

  • A Halloween Tradition, Boo Boxes Will Fundraise For Food Pantries & Ann’s Place

    For the tenth year a collection of cardboard boxes have been decorated and filled with Halloween offerings. For the first time, they are being sold around town.

    This year, the boxes have been decorated by members of Newtown United LLC, along with a few local artists, and are being sold for $10 each as a fundraiser for FAITH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services, and Ann’s Place.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    FAITH Food Pantry has joined the social network world, thanks to the efforts of Sandy Hook resident Gary Jeanfaivre, along with FAITH volunteer Nancy Taylor. “I have just helped the FAITH Food Pantry set up a Facebook page, as the volunteers are looking to use it as a way to connect with the community,” Gary tells us. His grandmother, Laura Hewitt, has been a longtime pantry volunteer, says Gary, so he is pretty familiar with what a wonderful group of people operate the local food pantry.

  • The Way We Were

    October 20, 1989

    Picture the night of Friday, December 8. People will gather in the Ram Pasture to hear the school bands, sing Christmas carols, and watch the Christmas Tree get turned on. Around Hawley Pond will be luminarias (or candles in white bakery bags). Unlike previous years, the plan for this year’s tree lighting ceremony also calls for luminaria candles to be burning on Main Street, Currituck Road and the end of the Ram Pasture, as well as on Elm Drive properties.

  • Renaissance 'Symphony Of Light' Tour Will Debut, Conclude In Connecticut

    Annie Haslam, the only sustaining member of the progressive rock band Renaissance and a popular painter, is pictured with a guitar she decorated. Haslam has chosen The Ridgefield Playhouse as the launching point for her band’s latest tour debuting their newest album, Symphony of Light. The tour opens in Ridgefield October 23, and will end at Hartford’s Infinity Hall November 5.