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  • ‘Love Wins’ Conference Introduces The Ana Grace Project

    The Center for Community and Connection at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain is the centerpiece of the Ana Grace Project, explained Nelba Marquez-Greene on Monday this week. She is the mother of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of 20 first grade students who perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School 12/14.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Unleashes Kindness From Newtown

    Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs.

    Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness, according to the organization.

  • Cleat From Final Liberty Pole Finds Its Way Back To Newtown

    On February 12, 1950, the 100-foot-tall flagpole that currently stands in the center of Main Street was formally dedicated. It replaced three previous wooden flag poles, then called Liberty Poles, and it was welcomed with pomp, circumstance, as an American flag was raised on it for the first time, and even a parade of local officials, clergy and scouts.

  • Pie Contest A First-Time Event At Newtown Center Pediatrics

    Four Newtown luminaries had a sweet assignment Monday, October 28. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Bee Publisher Scudder Smith, Newtown Police Department Lieutenant George Sinko, and Queen Street dentist Dr David Nowacki were easily talked into judging the intraoffice “pie smackdown” at Newtown Center Pediatrics.

  • Top of The Mountain

    There were plenty of awesome items auctioned off during the Newtown Youth Academy Gala last Saturday night at the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury. Among those items was a very special fox stole, donated by Linda Manna of Country Mill in Sandy Hook Center. The fox stole belonged to her grandmother. Linda had a particular request for the gala organizers: whatever money was raised through the auctioning of the vintage stole would go toward supporting memberships at NYA for Newtown’s first responders.

  • 'Trick Or Read' A Special Treat For Halloween Visitors To Main Street

    Monroe residents, who wished to remain anonymous, are assisted by librarian Kim Weber, second from right, as they set up a “Trick or Read” tent in front of C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 31.

  • Halloween’s Triumphant Return

    Halloween was celebrated by residents of all ages this year, thanks to the return of seasonal weather following two storms that dampened the holiday in Newtown. On Main Street, a number of residents decorated their homes to welcome the hordes of costumed guests that were expected Thursday. The owners of The Balcony House at 34 Main turned their dwelling into Main Street Motel for the night.

  • Screening Of ‘The Conjuring,’ With Special Guests, Shed Light On Local Paranormal Investigators

    Following a special one-night encore showing of The Conjuring on Thursday, October 24, an audience at Edmond Town Hall Theatre was treated to a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera.

  • Kent Artist’s Wife Brought Area News To Newtown— George Laurence Nelson Feted By Kent Historical Society

    On Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, the Kent Historical Society will present its final campaign this year to increase awareness of former Kent resident and early 20th Century artist George Laurence Nelson. On both days, from noon to 4 pm, the Kent Community House, at 93 Main Street, will be filled with student artwork from local schools, all original works with a George Laurence Nelson theme.

  • Seniors Scare Up A Game Of Bingo