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  • Purple Butterflies For Dylan

  • Valentine's Day Cupcakes Offered "Community Communal Hugs"

    The Newtown High School cafeteria was turned into a confectionary gathering spot on Valentine’s Day.

    Vikki Grodner, the founder of Life Is Precious, traveled with her husband Ken from Alabama to help deliver thousands of cupcakes to Newtown’s first responders, the immediate families of those who lost loved ones on 12/14, and the children of Sandy Hook School. The offering was Mrs Grodner’s way of “giving the community communal hugs,” she said. She called it The Newtown Community Cupcake Heartwarmer.

  • Newtown Dad, Toy Inventor Help Local Children Find Peaceful Sleep Again

    A call from Chris Wenis, on the left, to Geoff Roesch, right, to thank the toy inventor for creating a toy that helped Mr Wenis’s child begin sleeping again after 12/14 resulted in a cross-county trip and the donation of dozens of similar toys for Newtown students. Also pictured is Robin Fitzgerald of Newtown Volunteer Task Force, second from left, and Toy Tree owner Tracy Schmidt.

  • All Ages Invited To Try Free CircusYoga Class

    Residents of all ages are invited to join CircusYoga, a special class being offered at Hawley School, 29 Church Hill Road, on Sunday, March 17.

    CircusYoga is artfully designed to engage all ages. It blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of the circus. CircusYoga fosters connection, play, communication, and community.

    The free class will run from 1 to 3 pm. Reservations are requested and can be done by email to info@sandyhookarts.org.

  • Top of The Mountain, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    Monroe Police Department Officers Todd Keeping and Mike Panza have been nominated for The Good Egg Award, and I say they fit the (duck) bill. Both officers are stationed at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, and both have been supplying students with smiles by way of rubber ducks.

  • Concert Preview: For Return To Newtown, Sliabh Notes Promises Plenty Of New Material, In "An Excellent Venue"

    Since the early 1990s Sliabh Notes, the beloved trio from Ireland's Sliabh Luachra (Irish Gaelic for "Mountain of Rushes"), a geographically small and musically mighty region in the southwest of the country, has been bringing the distinctive music of their native place to a worldwide audience.

    On Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm, Sliabh Notes will return to Newtown Meeting House for another concert in the regular series presented by Fairfield County's own Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. This will be their fourth visit to Newtown.

  • Parks & Rec Announces Special Events For Residents

    Newtown Parks & Recreation Department will host three special events this month. All three are free of charge, but they are also for Newtown residents only.

    Registration for each event needs to be done online. Additional information is available by calling 203-270-4340.

    The first will be “Mad Science Special Event: Up, Up and Away!” on Saturday, March 9.

  • NHS Graduates Planning Boston Event To Benefit Children’s Museum

    The “Night For Newtown At Fenway Park” is a special fundraiser for the anticipated EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, coordinated by Newtown High School graduates currently living in Boston.

    In response to the tragedy of 12/14, nine young people found themselves pulled together, and like so many others, asking what they could do to help ease the pain in their hometown.

  • Next St Rose Bingo Is March 8

    The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on March 8. 

    Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30.

    Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes. Dinner items and homemade baked goods are available for purchase, and free coffee is served.

    Admission is $17 per person, which covers all regular and some special games.

  • Portrait Photography With Unique Subjects, March 7 With Flagpole Photographers

    On Thursday March 7, at 7:30 pm, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is offering a portrait photography workshop with unique subjects. 

    The workshop will be offered at Newtown United Methodist Church.

    Members of the 501st Connecticut Garrison will be posing. This is an organization whose members appear in Star Wars costumes including Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Tuscan Raiders, and Jedi Knights.

    The public is invited to bring their cameras; studio set ups and lighting will be provided. Donations will be accepted for the Newtown Police Union Fund.