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  • Interfaith Clergy Association Announces Special Gathering, Other Offerings For Second Anniversary Of 12/14

    Newtown’s Interfaith Clergy Association has announced plans for an Interfaith Gathering for Prayer and Comfort to take place on Sunday, December 14, the second anniversary of 12/14.

    “As faith leaders, we come from a variety of religious communities that are diverse in faith and practice. However, we want you to know that we are united in our commitment to offer care and compassion to all of Newtown,” members of the association said via e-mail December 8.

  • Food, Coat Drive At Foundry For FAITH, Through January 4

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road, has designated the restaurant as a drop off location for both nonperishable food items and new or used coats and jackets to help families in need this holiday season. Donations are welcomed through January 4.

    The restaurant will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items to benefit FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook. Food items needed most include pasta, sauce, juice, and various canned goods.

  • Sandy Hook Promise To Premiere Documentary, Also Introduces New Programs

    Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization formed in the days following 12/14, will premiere a new documentary tonight at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. The documentary is part of a comprehensive educational effort designed to help parents protect children from becoming future victims of gun violence.

  • Creating A New Comfort Quilt

    Children participated in working to create quilt squares for a Comfort Quilt project at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 6.

    The table was part of the Parks & Recreation Breakfast with Santa event, but organizers Suzanne Davenport and Jan Brookes are working on the project outside of the event.

  • ‘Optimus Time’ At Municipal Center

    Michael Johnston calls his work “futuristic, mechanical timepieces created from recycled electronics and found objects,” and it is on view at Newtown Municipal Center until December 24.

    The show, “Optimus Time,” offers large pieces as well as pieces that will fit into one’s hand. Most of the works include working clocks.

  • Residents, Officials Express Views On Housing At Fairfield Hills

    On Saturday, December 6, the town held the first of two public forums on the advisability of allowing rental apartments by special zoning permit at the Fairfield Hills campus.

    A second forum on the controversial topic was slated for 7 pm on Thursday, December 11, also in the library of Reed Intermediate School.

  • Garden Club Greens Sale A Crowd Pleaser

    Garden Club member Vicky Taloni tweaks a bow on one of the dozens of hand decorated wreaths, just prior to the start of the Annual Greens Sale, Saturday, December 6, at The Meeting House on Main Street. The event draws a big crowd every year, and serves as a fundraiser for the local club.

  • Legislators Join NAA To Honor With Action

     This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.

    NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.

  • One-Day SCAN Holiday Art Show Planned

    For the unusual, but special, holiday gift, The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown is offering a SCAN Small Works Art Show & Sale.

    The special event will be offered one day only, on Saturday, December 13, from 10 am to 4 pm in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street in Newtown. Artist members of SCAN will feature small, original artwork, all under 11 by 14 inches or smaller, for purchase at very reasonable prices. Additional portfolio selections will be available.

  • Yoga Benefit Planned For Resiliency Center

    Yoga Dimensions, located at 87 South Main Street, will host a benefit yoga class on Sunday, December 14.

    The class will begin at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $35, with all proceeds to go to The Resiliency Center of Newtown.