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  • Gestures of Kindness, Part Six: From African Children To Local Hoopsters, Support Continues

    (This is the sixth installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town.)

  • Top of the Mountain, from the issue dated February 22, 2013

    The Newtown High School Winter Guard will have its next bottle and can drive this weekend, at three locations. Team mom Robin Allen called this week to let us know, however, that this weekend’s collection will run for two hours instead of the regular three. Team members and parents will be set up at the parking lots of Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School, and Reed Intermediate School on Saturday from 10 am until noon. They will be thrilled with any donation of clean, returnable cans and bottles.

  • Snapshot: Kate Katcher

    Occupation: I am the founder and artistic director of Stray Kats Theatre, and an actress. I have been known to write professionally, scripts, mostly. I tend to conquer goals and then move on! I’m also the coordinator of workshops for the new HealingNewtown Arts Space. We have workshops there coming up on sound circles, drum circles, clay workshops, murals, with music and art therapists, and lots of other subjects. There’s something for all ages, and currently, all of the classes are offered for free.

  • Ives Concert Park Partners With New Promoter

    DANBURY — While we may not have seen the worst of winter yet, the board of directors at Ives Concert Park already is looking ahead to next summer. The outdoor concert venue on the Western Connecticut State University westside campus in Danbury has, since 1975, hosted an impressive array of classic rockers, up-and-coming indie artists, country crooners, and more. Now, thanks to a new partnership with New York City-based promoter The Bowery Presents, Ives Concert Park will be able to offer an even more impressive array of performers for its Summer Concert Series.

  • HealingNewtown Workshops And Programs, February 23-March 9

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and The Connecticut Office of the Arts, have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street (next to Caraluzzi’s).

    As part of the HealingNewtown Through the Power of the Arts, the following workshops and special events have been scheduled, all to be at The Arts Space.

  • Kidologie Getting Ready For Summer With Family Event

    Connectologie LLC, an event production company based in Newtown, will host its semi-annual children’s fair on Sunday, March 10. The event, for kids of all ages and their parents, will run from 11 am to 4 pm at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.

  • Sandy Hook Arcade Center Now Open In Sand Hill Plaza

    From left are Jillian Clure, Hannah and Rachel Cicciari, Tyler Clure, and Andrew Cicciari, welcoming guests to the arcade that their fathers Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari recently opened. 

  • Newtown Children Entertained By Miles Of Smiles

    Sisters Caroline and Katherine Brickley of New Canaan dressed as Snow White, left, and Cinderella as they sat with young resident Annika Fogal during the Miles of Smiles children’s festival brought to town by Ron VillaReale of Easton, Mass., and a host of volunteers from neighboring states. 

  • A Grand Opening For HealingNewtown Art Space

    The HealingNewtown Art Space was filled with people, looking at art on display, talking between themselves, and participating in activities before Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission Chair Jennifer Johnston spoke at the space’s grand opening on Thursday, February 14.

  • Seven Tons Of Love Intended For Newtown

    As of Monday, February 11, Richard Gray said his project to honor those who died in Sandy Hook on 12/14 was going full throttle. The only problem is, the nearly seven-ton granite memorial that is taking shape under the hands of craftspeople in Downeast Maine currently has not been guaranteed a site in Newtown.

    Town officials in Newtown have not spoken directly with Mr Gray, a recent resident of Merritt Island, Fla., and former longtime resident of Gouldsboro, Maine, according to Sue Marcinek, executive assistant to First Selectman Pat Llodra.