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  • Stamp Your Passport To Sandy Hook In October

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of S.H.O.P., (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity), I would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting our events in Sandy Hook Center. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the event scheduled for Saturday, August 17, will have to be rescheduled to a later date.

  • Long May They Wave

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of SHOP (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) I would like to thank Bill Halstead and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue company for offering to purchase and install new  American Flag kits for Sandy Hook center.

    Sharon Doherty

    PJ's Laundromat

    110 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook            July 2, 2013

  • Another Successful Wine Tasting

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, I would like to thank everyone who helped with and attended our second annual wine tasting fundraiser. The proceeds from this successful fundraiser will benefit the FAITH food pantry, SHOP's annual scholarship for a Sandy Hook business student, and will be used to bring all the great events that go on in Sandy Hook Center to the community free of charge.

  • SHOP Silent Auction & Wine Tasting To Benefit FAITH Food Pantry, Newtown Scholarship Association

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), in partnership with Sandy Hook Wine & Liquor and other local distributors, is proud to present the second annual silent auction and wine tasting. This year’s event — Saturday, June 15, beginning at 7 pm — will benefit FAITH Food Pantry and Newtown Scholarship Association.

    The event will be held at Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s main station, 18 Riverside Road.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown’s VFW Post 308 and Auxiliaries are partnering with an Oklahoma VFW and its Auxiliaries to assist residents in Moore, Okla., and other towns affected by the recent devastating tornadoes there. The Oklahoma VFW has requested gift card donations to Walmart, Target, Home Depot, or Lowe’s. Gift cards will give people the opportunity to purchase items they need, specifically. Cash, or checks made out to Newtown VFW 308, with a memo line of “Oklahoma” will be accepted, and turned into gift cards.

  • Resident’s Personal Journey Through Art To Benefit SHOP

    Dashed onto a canvas in oils is an image of Sabrina Style’s front window, dresses displayed in the pane glass of the Washington Avenue dress shop and boutique. Again with dabs of vibrant oil colors, Main Street and other Newtown and Sandy Hook scenes have come to life thanks to artist Jim Chillington, who lives in Newtown’s Hattertown district.

  • "Visions Of Tomorrow" SHACK Fundraiser Sunday

    Within weeks of 12/14, former classmates of the Newtown High School Class of ’87 decided to form a children’s arts center to help children, victims, families, and survivors heal through the arts.

    The SHACK (Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids) was established, and organizers were able to host their first event on January 21, even before they found a location to host their efforts.

  • Spring Fling Block Party Invites Community Back To Sandy Hook Center

    Local merchants hope to see Sandy Hook Center, pictured from the top of a Sandy Hook fire truck ladder last autumn, teeming with visitors April 27 as the local business association SHOP holds its free Spring Fling Block Party. 

  • Spring Fling Block Party Invites Community Back To Sandy Hook Center

    Local merchants hope to see Sandy Hook Center, pictured from the top of a Sandy Hook fire truck ladder last autumn, teeming with visitors April 27 as the local business association SHOP holds its free Spring Fling Block Party. 

  • Sandy Hook Center Spring Clean-Up Planned

    A spring cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, in Sandy Hook Center. Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) President Michael Burton said that just like last year, volunteers are welcome to help clean the Pootatuck River banks and roadsides of litter, and “maybe plant some flowers.”

    The Pootatuck runs through the center and behind many of the shops downtown.