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  • A Feast Of Food And Memories For Newtown Congregational Church

    It was a full house in the Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, Friday evening, October 17, as members and friends of the congregation gathered for food and reflections on the church’s 300th anniversary, being celebrated this year.

    Photo albums and two slideshows gave dinner guests ample opportunity to explore the church’s more recent past, and in two brief talks during the course of the evening, Reverend Matthew Crebbin addressed the early years of the Newtown Congregational Church and its growth over three centuries.

  • Newtown Foundation, Others, Partner For December 11 Vigil To Commemorate Gun Violence Victims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, The Newtown Foundation will join Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Washington National Cathedral and allies from across the United States in a vigil service of mourning and remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.

  • Internationally Renowned Horse Trainer To Conduct Workshops, Offer Performance At Horse Guard HQ

    Have you got a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), November 8-11. The workshops will be held at the Horse Guard’s grounds, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills.

  • Horse Guard Trail Ride November 1

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride.

    Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.

  • A Rainy Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.

    The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.

  • Volunteers Sought For Handmade Blanket Event

    TRUMBULL — The Binky Patrol of Southern Connecticut (BPSC) is planning a Binkathon, a one-afternoon event during which hundreds of binkies will be produced for future distribution.

  • A Halloween Tradition, Boo Boxes Will Fundraise For Food Pantries & Ann’s Place

    For the tenth year a collection of cardboard boxes have been decorated and filled with Halloween offerings. For the first time, they are being sold around town.

    This year, the boxes have been decorated by members of Newtown United LLC, along with a few local artists, and are being sold for $10 each as a fundraiser for FAITH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services, and Ann’s Place.

  • World Water Issues Are The Focus Of Two Events Sunday At Fairfield Hills

    Newtown’s third annual Walk 4 Water will be take place Sunday, October 19, at Fairfield Hills, from 10 am to noon. Meet at Keating Farms Avenue.

    All ages are invited to participate in a three-mile walk simulating the daily trip African families must make to retrieve water. On the last half of the walk, participants will be carrying four liters of water, experiencing what those families feel, once they have picked up water and need to return with it to their homes.

  • Candidates Square Off At Newtown Action Alliance Forum

    As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.

  • John Voket Named A National Ambassador Of Hope

    John Voket was presented with a 2014 National Ambassador of Hope Award on October 15, during the monthly Hearts of Hope-Newtown painting party.

    Hearts of Hope (HOH) Founder and Executive Director Judy Pederson said Wednesday morning that “An Ambassador of Hope is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond in service to others.”