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  • Ben's Lighthouse Took Newtown Spirit To Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

    Ben’s Lighthouse Workcampers sharing a moment with an Oklahoma couple (near the center of the group, holding green Ben's Lighthouse T-shirts) who lost their home in the tornado.  After seeing the group on the local news, the couple drove 25 minutes from their temporary home to thank the group for coming.

  • Nourishments: A Berry Nice Summer

    My vegetable garden is struggling this year. Peas and lettuce were late and now are bolting in the heat. The beans leapt out of the soil and have continued to stretch for the sun, battling the peas (which were supposed to be finished by the time the beans sprouted) and wrapping tendrils around the nearby tomatoes, instead of the poles provided.

  • Veterans Mural Is One Of Artist’s ‘Hardest Projects’

    A paint-spattered drop cloth clung to furniture and covered part of the floor in Southbury artist David Merrill’s living room.

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: Waterfall Garden Is A Labor Of Love

    Chris Lincoln enjoys a cup of coffee on her lower level patio, which she built herself. Beyond the stone wall is the garden that surround a waterfall, another of Ms Lincoln’s handiworks.

  • Great Newtown Reunion Inspired Former Student And Teacher To Reconnect

    Inspired by The Great Newtown Reunion, Kandice (Cohen) Castellino, seen here, recently searched for and reunited with her seventh grade science teacher, Nancy Koonce.

  • Jessica’s Camp: Equine Training At Kings Bridge Farm

    Staff and students at Jessica’s Camp, a horse training scholarship program, posed for a group photo at the camp at Kings Bridge Farm on July 19. Rear row from left, are counselor Kelly Coughlin, instructor Montana Calloway, the Welsh pony known as Waffles, and counselors Michele Reid, Jess Coughlin and Daly King. The six girls in the front row were the first students to participate in the program.

  • Snapshot: Sandi Stockwell

    Occupation: I’m a CPA, and a partner in Stockwell & Bates, LLC. My partner Linda and I started the first all-women’s CPA firm in the state in 1992. We’ve always been here in Newtown. I’m also a CDFA, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I work with people who are getting divorce, to find out if they will be financially secure and help them to understand the tax laws that will affect them as divorced people.

  • The Top of The Mountain

    A post on The Bee Facebook page this week confirms our faith in humanity. On Friday, July 12, Nicole Capener lost her paycheck. The following Monday, it was sitting on her desk — “Clearly rained on, run over, and even had a dead worm stuck to it,” says Nicole. “Thank you whoever brought my check back. There are good people in the world,” she adds. Now I’d like to add something: a Good Egg Award.  This one is for the Good Samaritan of Paychecks!

  • The Way We Were

    July 29, 1988

    The Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc was formed July 27 in a historic action. In less than an hour, with about 30 persons present, incorporation papers and by-laws were ratified and an executive board of directors was elected. The trust was set up to assure the preservation of the 180-year-old meeting house at the head of Church Hill Road.

     

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  • PeaceJam Planning: NJAA Online Survey Open For NHS, NMS Students

    The Newtown Junior Action Alliance (NJAA) group has created an online survey for Newtown High School and Newtown Middle School students to fill out.

    The survey asks three questions, and will help NJAA members set up a fall event that Sarah Clements, who is head of NJAA, said will focus on “transforming tragedy into positive change.”

    NJAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.