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  • Sound Center Open House, Sunday Afternoon

    The Sound Center for Music, Creative Arts and Mindfulness, in the historic renovated chapel at 31 Hawleyville Road,  invites the public to usher in the holidays with a month of opportunities to relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate.

    On Sunday, December 7, an IAM Meditation Technique Workshop will begin at 11 am. The practice offers is a powerful way to reconnect with one’s real self and experience the infinite vitality and innate joy that underlies life.

  • Resident Hoping To Return To Top Tier In Festival Of Lighthouses Contest

    NORWALK — A Newtown woman and her delicious holiday lighthouse are vying for the $1,500 grand prize in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s 13th annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest.

    Donna Kern Ball’s “Gingerbread Man Kind” is among the 24 creative handmade entries in the holiday display, which will be open daily through January 19 in the popular Connecticut family attraction.

  • Networking Group To Host Hiring Panel

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on members of the local workforce in transition, will meet Tuesday, December 9, from 5:30 to 8 pm. The group meetings in the Knights of Columbus building at 46 Church Hill Road, east of the St Rose Church sanctuary. The meeting room is on the second floor.

    Attendance to NFP meetings is free.

  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Local Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.

    Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Newtown Students Invited To Create A New Comfort Quilt

    One of many tangible signs of support sent to Newtown after 12/14 was a quilt made by students at St Hillary Catholic School in Fairlawn, Ohio, and sent to a school in New Jersey to show their support for children affected by 9/11. It was called the Comfort Quilt, and over 11 years the quilt traveled to six schools affected by natural disasters or gun violence, before arriving in Newtown in 2013.

  • AFT Head Visits Newtown, Honors Fallen Educators While Calling For Additional Support

    American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut Vice President Steve McKeever, and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski presented a collage honoring the six educators who were murdered nearly two years ago on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, December 2.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the group visited Sandy Hook School, spoke with school staff, held a media conference, and attended a dinner prepared by Newtown High School culinary students.

  • Pop-Up Art Show, Gentlemen’s Night Out Planned

    Local curator Rosemary Rau would like readers to know of two special events taking place within the next week.

    A pop-up show featuring works by five members of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will be presented at Barnwood Grill, 5 Queen Street, December 3-6.

    The show will offer works by Suzanne Molineaux, Adele Moros, Dominick Tomanelli, Dorothy Wilson, and Lisa Willvonseder- Greto.

  • Apartments Are Not Economic Development

    To the Editor:

    Apartments are not economic development. In fact they can cost the taxpayers far more than the tax revenue received. Apartments are not allowed to discriminate  based on such things as children.

  • Residents Invited To Add "Ornaments" To Mitten Tree At PD

    The police department is sponsoring its 14th Annual Mitten Tree display in the police station lobby at 3 Main Street until January 1. Police Patrol Officer Maryhelen McCarthy, who oversees The Mitten Tree Project, asks that residents make donations of new mittens, hats, and scarves to adorn the Christmas tree. Through the course of the holiday season, the tree will occasionally be “trimmed,” with the donated apparel being given to needy families. The police station is open around the clock, seven days a week.

  • Town Rejects Option On Fulton Parcel, ‘Viewshed’ Protections Stand

    Newtown taxpayers will not become stewards of an antique air strip complete with a small air control tower platform, nor will they become de facto landlords over several residential homes on a key Hattertown 17.7-acre parcel already partly owned by the community and reserved as open space.