• Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting Planned

    The two trees in the center of Sandy Hook are shown shortly after both were lit for the first time last December. This year’s trees lighting ceremony, an event hosted by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, has been scheduled for Saturday, December 5. 

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Ben’s Bells has been sharing its ceramic windchimes locally since 2013, first from its Newtown studio on Church Hill Road, and now from its new home in the rear of 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. Join volunteers at the new Ben’s Bell Studio for a grand opening event, this Friday evening, from 5 to 7 pm. The new space offers room for larger parties, and an onsite kiln, and continues to welcome drop-ins during its studio hours.

  • SHOP Presents Scholarship Funds To NSA

    Glenn Nanavaty, left, president and treasurer of Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA), recently accepted a donation of $1,000 from Joe Hemingway, president of Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), representing the funds for SHOP’s annual scholarship.

  • Passport Day Showcased Sandy Hook

    Spending the afternoon in Sandy Hook Center during Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity’s (SHOP) Passport Day, an annual event promoting local businesses, were friends Evan Renak, Kate Mihalchik, Ella Grace Renak, and Emma Mihalchik. The children  took a few minutes to pet Brinkley, a Newtown-Strong therapy dog. With so many little fingers grooming his fur, Brinkley enjoyed the attention.

  • A Truly Special Place

    To the Editor:

    I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to visit Sandy Hook this past Sat-urday for our Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is a group of hard working and dedicated merchants, property owners and residents who dedicate a lot of their free time to make Sandy Hook Village a place that I have been proud to call my home for 26 years.

  • A Community Event In Sandy Hook

    To the Editor:

    I’d like to invite the Newtown community to participate in the 5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook event on Saturday, October 10th between 11 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). This event creates an opportunity to stroll along the beautiful sidewalks of the village, visit the local businesses while enjoying The Glen and Pootatuck River within the heart of Sandy Hook Village. Plus, there’s a chance to win $2,000 in prizes!

  • Choose Love Concert Series Begins In Sandy Hook Center

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) kicked off its 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series on Saturday, September 19, with a performance by The Midlife Crisis at the Sandy Hook Village Green.

    Band members performed hits like “Rock This Town,” “American Girl,” “Small Town,” and “Listen To The Music.”

  • SHOP Announces 5th Annual Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. The event will take place in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, October 10, rain or shine from 11 am to 4 pm.

  • SHOP Announces 2nd Annual Choose Love Concert Series

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series will performed in Sandy Hook Village along the magnificent Pootatuck River beginning this month.

    Performances will be Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm, September 19 through October 3. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance, and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for children. Chairs will be provided for concert attendees.

  • River Walk Condo Proposal Draws Mixed Response

    While members of the local business community are voicing strong support for the construction of a condominium complex proposed for Sandy Hook Center, some Sandy Hook residents continue to urge that the developer significantly cut the number of dwellings proposed, although he has already scaled down the project.