• School Board Celebrates Former Reed Students For Science Project

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced a “neat celebration” during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, August 18.

  • chbMakers Wrap Up A Fun Summer

    Throughout the summer, the C.H. Booth Library has been holding educational classes, called chbMakers, for the youth of Newtown. The last class took place on Wednesday, August 12, and was hosted by Kim Weber, the young adult librarian.

    The chbMakers classes highlight different projects, and the classes held over the summer focused on a number of projects.

    According to Ms Weber, the final class focused on teaching the kids about circuitry through two activities; MaKey MaKey and Squishy Circuits.

  • State Grants To Newtown Down More Than $82k In Latest OPM Report

    After first issuing and then retracting initial data on August 21, the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announced its 2016-17 round of estimated Statutory Formula Grants to municipalities late Friday, August 28, which included a reduction of more than $82,000 for Newtown.

  • School Supporters Create Newtown Education Foundation

    Residents Kristen Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan are behind an effort to launch a Newtown Education Foundation to support the local learning environment.

    The Newtown Education Foundation’s mission is to “enrich the learning experience for our students by promoting innovation and creativity through collaboration with the community,” according to a press release.

    As the co-founders, Ms Bonacci, Mr Carlson, and Ms Regan announced the foundation on Wednesday, August 26.

  • 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.