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  • "Museums. Love. Newtown." Discovery Days Announced

    A community desire to lift up the families of Newtown has brought children’s museums throughout the state and region together to offer a series of programs titled “Museums. Love. Newtown.”

    The goals of the museums and this collaborative effort, as announced by everwonder children's museum on Thursday, March 7, “are to provide exciting activities to ensure that children never lose their love of learning and engaging opportunities where families can enjoy learning together.”

  • Raising Funds For A Memorial

  • Purple Butterflies For Dylan

  • Kent School Students Reach Out To Newtown

    Students at The Kent School were, like so many others across the state and country, upset when they heard the news of the shootings at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. And like others, many students of the independent coeducational boarding school in northwestern Connecticut began reaching out to the residents of Newtown with words of condolence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bingo At Congregation Adath Israel, March 24

    Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, will host its next Bingo event on Sunday, March 24.

    Doors open at 4:30, and games begin promptly at 5. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Coffee is free.

    A few changes have been made for the next afternoon of games: while there still be the chance to win big cash prizes, organizers have reduced the total number of games played in order to reduce total playing time. Organizers have also changed some of the games so that a winner can be found faster.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    March 4, 1988

  • Woman's Club To Host One-Woman Show "Amelia Earhart Lives"

    “Amelia Earhart Lives” will be presented at 7 pm on Saturday, March 23, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The one-woman performance by Karen Tracy follows the life of the aviator from age 6 to her final flight.

    Ms Tracy, the vice president of sales and service at the main branch of Newtown Savings Bank, has performed the part of Amelia Earhart hundreds of times for regional audiences.

    Light refreshments will be served. Cost for the fundraiser, which is sponsored by Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc, is $20

  • 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.