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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Looking for a couple of good causes to help? Among the local organizations hoping for support and a chance at an addition prize is the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation (CMAK). CMAK will compete for prize money up to $25,000 as part of Fairfield County Giving Day.

  • The ‘Best’ VFW Post In The State Celebrates 75 Years

    “My respect and awe grows every year. This is the best post in Connecticut and serves the best town in Connecticut.”

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, remarking on VFW Post 308 and its members

     

    A lot of laughter and a few tears accompanied the VFW Post 308’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 2.

  • Community And Compassion Motivate Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest Participants

    DEANSBORO, N.Y. — The Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest takes place this year on April 5, at MJK Farms in Deansboro, N.Y. The 5K obstacle race is organized and run by volunteers, with support from business and corporate sponsors, and incorporates a half-mile Half Pint Kids’ Fun Run for ages 5 to 12, as well as an additional 5-mile timed Mud Run for 250 elite entrants.

  • 7th Newtown Earth Day Festival Coming In April; Vendors & Volunteers Sought

    The Newtown Earth Day Committee is already making plans for its late April celebration. A recent announcement begins: “We don’t know about you, but with so much snow on the ground … we’re looking forward to spring and Newtown’s Seventh Annual Earth Day Festival.”

  • Fresh Air Fund To Bring City Children Into A Country Summer; Annual Kick-Off March 20

    Lingering snow may be on the ground with more in the forecast, and many are counting down the days until the beginning of spring, but Marie Athans is already thinking about summer.

  • Friends Of Dog Park Launch Brick Campaign

    “Leave your mark” on the Newtown Park and Bark dog park, is the message from park friends.

  • Planning Continues For Library's Young Adult Council

    Although displaced from the regular meeting space in the C.H. Booth Library since the beginning of the year, when flooding disrupted business at the facility, the Young Adult Council (YAC) has continued to meet regularly at other sites. The group is made up of young people in grades six and up, and is dedicated to promoting programs and raising funds to benefit the Young Adult Department of the C.H. Booth Library, under the guidance of YA Librarian Kim Weber.

  • Newtown Kindness Gives 44 Awards In Memory Of Charlotte Bacon

    Although it was only the second time that it had staged an awards ceremony, Newtown Kindness brought together several hundred people at Edmond Town Hall on the night of Saturday, February 22, to honor the memory of Charlotte Bacon, one of the first-graders who died in the 12/14 Sandy Hook School shooting incident.

    On the day that would have been Charlotte’s eighth birthday, Newtown Kindness provided several dozen Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Awards to children from across the US and Canada for performing acts of kindness.

  • Snapshot: Dan Krauss

    Occupation: I’m a banker with People’s United Bank. I’m a reserve manager, so I cover the offices in Monroe, Newtown, and Southbury.

    Family: I’ve been married for 15 years to Betsy. We have two kids. Rachel is 8 years old. She is a third grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We have a son who was stillborn, three years ago, named Andrew. We miss him tremendously.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Instagram user @chanecullens has been keeping The Newtown Bee’s Instagram photos at newtownbee.com full of photos of birds in the last few weeks. She has uploaded three beautiful pictures of birds since the end of January, but this week is my favorite: a cat. According to the post, the cat was out prowling for mice in the snow. You can see for yourself that this brave feline was certainly claw deep.