- Saturday, November 29, 2014
A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
- Friday, November 28, 2014
Congratulations to the Newtown High School football team for winning the South-West Conference Title last Thursday night, November 20, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. This win makes Title #3 in a row for our local high school team. Two paws up to all of the team members, coaches, parents, and fans!
- Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014: This post has been updated to indicate the correct station number for WMNR.
On Sunday afternoon, November 23, “Within Our Reach — A Celebration Of Our Commitment To Fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise,” will broadcast live from Newtown Congregational Church on WPKN (89.5 FM) and WXCI (91.7).
WMNR (88.1 FM) will rebroadcast the event at 9 pm that evening.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
Under the guidance of yoga instructor Brian Pontolilo, third from left, a group of yoga participants demonstrates the chair pose. The instructional session was one of many held at the Newtown Yoga Festival.
- Monday, August 25, 2014
Organizers of the 2nd Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest made a $25,000 donation, August 21, to the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) General and Community Funds. The donation will be split equally between these funds.
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
The second Newtown Yoga Festival takes place Saturday, August 23, at the NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street, at Fairfield Hills. The daylong event begins with registration at 8:30 am, followed by Gayatri Mantra and Kirta from 9 to 9:30 am. Lydia Smith and Sound Center Arts of Newtown will offer a drum circle from 9:30 to 10 am, followed by the “Yoga Buffet” from 10 am to noon.
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Newtown-based Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed shortly after the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to support those affected and support solutions to acts of violence, issued a statement July 2, following the group’s failed attempt to have families directly affected by 12/14 meet with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.
- Saturday, July 5, 2014
The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Community Fund will host the 2014 second annual Newtown Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 23. The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm, and will again be presented at NYA Sports & Fitness Center.
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
June 10: This story has been updated to reflect that volunteers may do research on mental wellness, according to Sandy Hook Promise.
As Sandy Hook Promise reaches out beyond the borders of Newtown and even Connecticut, more volunteers will be needed, said office and volunteer coordinator Betsy Gaier.