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  • FUN Celebrates At Its Final Meeting Of The School Year

    Members of FUN (Families United in Newtown) met at Dickinson Memorial Park on Sunday, June 8, for the group’s final meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.

    FUN was formed in the memory of Tyler Jones, the son of the program’s founders.

  • Marlene Bucci Named Newtown’s 2014-15 Paraprofessional Of The Year

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, announced during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 3, that Marlene Bucci, a paraprofessional at Middle Gate Elementary School, has been chosen as the district’s 2014-15 Paraprofessional of the Year.

    Mrs Bucci is now a nominee for the 2015 State of Connecticut Paraprofessional of the Year with the Connecticut State Department of Education and the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council.

  • Food Pantry To Benefit From June 14 Car Show, Raffle

    While car enthusiasts of all ages will have a chance to check out and admire myriad vehicles during a special car show being planned for June 14, FAITH Food Pantry will ultimately benefit from the event.

    The car show will be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street. Store Manager Rich Marcuccio is organizing the event, which will run from 9 am until 4 pm, to raise funds and food for the food pantry. Rain date is Saturday, June 21.

  • Hawley School Welcomes Willow Reindeer Project Founder

    Students in eight classes at Hawley Elementary School were introduced to The Willow Reindeer Project last month, thanks to a two-day visit by the project’s founder. After the two-day visit, the students had created eight small-scale reindeer sculptures under the guidance of Willow Bill, who told each class that it was up to them to decide what to do with their reindeer.

  • Llama Hiking A Special Kind Of Outdoor Adventure

    A curious llama named Moon peers over the fence at Rowanwood Farm, as visitors approach.

  • Local Stores Offer Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Sunday, June 15, is almost here, and that means it is time to start thinking about what to buy dad for Father’s Day.

    There are a number of businesses and stores in Newtown that have something to suit the interests of any father, and some businesses responded to queries by The Bee to share gift ideas.

  • Grateful For Family, Friends & Fate: Bilingual Comedian Kennedy Heading Back To Tri-State Area For Three Shows

    Like many in his vocation, comedian Andrew Kennedy has a very serious side.

    “Sometimes,” Mr Kennedy said last week, “you just don’t know why things happen in life.

    “When your back is to the wall, when bad things happen,” he continued, “ just hold on.”

  • Snapshot: Jo Gamble

    Occupation: I am the driver for Bus #24, for the Newtown schools. I get to go all over the place. I drive routes for the high school, Reed Intermediate School, and for Middle Gate School.

    Family: I’ve been married to Jonathan for 20 years — quite an achievement when he keeps moving us. He’s an engineer with Enfield Technologies in Shelton. We’re both originally from England. We have a high school junior, Christopher, and our daughter, Pip, is a freshman at NHS.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Has Newtown got enough fresh air, cool lake water, and sunshine to share? Add to that the generosity of welcoming a child from New York City to visit town and pet a horse for the first time, or stand at the top of a hiking trail and listen to the waterfall at Orchard Hill Nature Center. Maybe an inner-city child would love to feel sand underfoot, then the splash of fresh water while taking a swim at Eichler’s Cove.

  • The Way We Were

    June 9, 1989