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  • Networking Event On Planning Your Legacy

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is inviting all local business professionals to its next free monthly networking event at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on Wednesday, June 10, from 8 to 9 am. 

    The guest speaker is Chris Farrugio of Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. Mr Farrugio’s presentation, titled “Your Life, Your Legacy: Plan to Make it Right,” will explain the benefits and value of preplanning final arrangements.

  • Facebook Moms Tracking Local Bear’s Comings And Goings

    Anne Scarpa on May 26 thought she saw a dog in her yard from an upstairs window, then realized it was a bear. She and her daughter quickly took pictures as the bear “ate some vegetation, then went through a split rail fence.” She said it went in the direction of Bennetts Bridge. Ms Scarpa described the bear as “very cute and mellow.” She said its movements were slow and it was “doing nothing too destructive.”

  • Day Of Action Volunteers Take On Local Projects

    A cool and sunny Wednesday morning found Dawn Ussery pulling out weeds at The Victory Garden. She, Maureen Friedman, and Caryne-Lynne Davis, volunteers from The Taunton Press, cleaned up several rows at the community garden in Fairfield Hills, just one of many teams participating in the United Way of Western Connecticut’s (UWWC) Day of Action on June 3. The garden’s harvest is donated to the town’s food pantries.

  • Autism Social Group Bringing YouTube Sensation Back For An Encore

    Families United in Newtown (FUN) will host its final meeting of the school year on Sunday, June 14, from 3 to 6 pm, at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive. The meeting and social activities, themed “Dancing in the Park,” are being held by the basketball courts and new FunSpace in the back of the park.

  • Oil Painting Demo By Jardine, June 10 At Meeting House

    “Graywall Farm” by Joan Jardine, who will offer the next program for The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, on June 10.

  • Police Reports, May 28 - June 1, 2015

    Multiple Charges

    Police report they arrested a Sandy Hook man on May 28 on a warrant, charging him with four offenses in connection with a January 26 incident.

    Newtown police said they received a call from Milford police informing them that they had in custody Frank Edwards, 53, of 27 Yogananda Street, for whom Newtown police held an arrest warrant. Milford police had stopped Edwards there for an alleged motor vehicle violation.

  • Guided Hike Saturday With NFA

    A guided hike at Holcombe Hill Preserve will be a National Trails Day event. 

  • Holy Smoke: Burning The Church Mortgage

    Nearly 100 members of Newtown Congregational Church shrugged off the rain last weekend to celebrate a decidedly American custom: a mortgage burning party.

    While some congregants stepped outside the church’s upper rear entrance, others gathered at windows to watch the spectacle, when the Reverend Matthew Crebbin handed the church’s mortgage off to Peg Forbell and NCC Moderator Robert Hall. With Mr Hall holding the papers, Mrs Forbell used a grill lighter to set the document aflame.

  • LobsterFest Returning June 5-6

    LobsterFest is presented by and a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. 

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Grand Reopening, June 6

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, an interactive, STEM-based museum geared towards children and families, is set to celebrate its grand reopening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location.

    The grand opening celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, free admission between 10 and 11 am, and half-price admission until closing at 5 pm.  Visitors can expect pop-up science demonstrations, art and science activities, and specially scheduled entertainment throughout the day all while enjoying the new museum.