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  • Can’t Stop The Serenity: Get Your Geek On For A Good Cause (Or Two)

    Sandy Hook residents Laurie and Michael Wright are organizing a special event for Sunday, September 6, at Edmond Town Hall. For the event, “Can’t Stop the Serenity: A Global Charity Screening Event for Equality Now,” the Sandy Hook residents are encouraging attendees to “Get your geek on for a good cause!”

    The evening will run from 5:30 until 10:30 pm, and will feature a screening of the film Serenity and “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

  • Newtown Foundation Slates Breakfast Fundraiser

    The Newtown Foundation invites residents from Newtown and beyond to a breakfast fundraiser, Saturday, September 12, from 9 to 11 am, at Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar Street in Newtown. The event will raise funds for the 3rd Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence.

  • Impressionist Landscapes At Next SCAN Program

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will welcome Dmitri Wright for an oil painting demonstration on Wednesday, August 26, at 1:30 pm. His subject will be a landscape.

    The program will take place in the lower meeting room of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). All are welcome, free of charge.

  • 30th Holiday Festival Will Continue Important Fundraising Efforts For NYFS

    Organizers of the 30th Newtown Holiday Festival are hoping that guests of the December 6 event will not only have a great time at events for all ages, but will remember the reason the festival was created: as a major fundraiser for Newtown Youth & Family Services. House Tour Subcommittee Co-Chairs Kathy McLeary (seated left) and Brid Craddock (seated right) have been working on their event-within-an-event since February.

  • ‘Conscious Living:’ An Afternoon Of Tasting, Savoring & Sipping

    Kmar Educational Services, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, will present  its annual event, “Conscious Living: For The Love of Food and Wine — An Afternoon of Tasting, Savoring and Sipping,” at McLaughlin Vineyards, 14 Alberts Hill Road in Sandy Hook, on Saturday, September 12, from 1 to 4 pm. Rain date would be Saturday, October 3.

    Guests will enjoy food and wine paring tastings, including gluten-free offerings, by local chefs.

  • Newtown Friends Of Music Announces 2015-16 Season

    Newtown Friends of Music will host concerts this season by Ying Quartet (above) and (at right, from top) ATOS Piano Trio, Euclid Quartet, Diane Walsh, Horszowski Trio, and Borealis Wind Quintet.

  • Gun Safety Advocates File State Ethics Watchdog Complaint Against NRA

    HARTFORD — The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) national political action committee (PAC) appears to have illegally funded Connecticut political spending, according to a complaint filed with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) by Connecticut citizens and gun safety advocates on August 19. The complaint charges that the NRA’s federal PAC likely funneled improper campaign contributions to state politicians, and appears to have secretly given their state affiliate as much as $20,000, in violation of Connecticut state law. 

  • Ten Applications Received For Newtown’s Top PD Position

    The town has received ten job applications from people seeking to become its new police chief starting in January.

    That person would replace Police Chief Michael Kehoe, 60, who will retire after more than 37 years as a local police officer.

    Chief Kehoe has headed the police department since July 1999, initially as acting police chief, and in 2001 becoming permanent chief. On June 2, Chief Kehoe announced that he would retire.

  • IWC Hearings Delayed On Hawleyville Mixed-Use Project

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has modified its schedule for two public hearings to be held to review a mixed-use development proposal for Hawleyville, which would include a condominium complex, a church, and a diner at a site near Exit 9 of Interstate 84.

    IWC members initially had planned to start their regulatory review process at their August 26 meeting. But that review has been delayed for scheduling reasons, according to Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use.

  • Jimmy Greene & Quartet To Perform At Ives Concert Park, August 28

    DANBURY — Saxophonist Jimmy Greene and his quartet will headline an evening of “Summer Breeze Jazz” on Friday, August 28, at Ives Concert Park.

    The event, part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts and Family Series, will begin at 7 pm, with performances by trumpeter Dominick Farinacci and vocalist Gregory Generet. Gates will open at 6:30.