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  • "The Power Of Purple:" A Festival of The Arts, A Relay For Life Event

    A special event showcasing the literary, performing, and visual artistic support of Newtown’s student community, “The Power of Purple: A Festival of the Arts” will be presented Friday, June 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Reed Intermediate School.

    Presented one week before Newtown’s 2015 Relay For Life, “The Power of Purple” will offer performances by students of Connecticut Dance, Dance Etc, Gray School of Irish Dance, Monroe Dance Academy, and Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet.

  • Sandy Hook Garden Included In Garden Conservancy Open Days Program

    Jean Sander discusses the newest addition to the magnificent gardens she has been creating at her Sandy Hook home since 2006: a handmade birdhouse hidden within a woodland garden.

     

  • Lisa Unleashed: Remembering The Animals Of The Great War

    Three years after the Civil War ended, a group of Union veterans held the first national memorial service on May 5, 1868, where organizers visited Arlington National Cemetery  to decorate soldiers’ graves with flowers. Dubbed “Decoration Day” this practice grew by the end of the 19th Century into a national day of remembrance held annually on May 30.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Visits Hawley Elementary School

    Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte’s Litter.

    Charlotte’s Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost her life on 12/14, and the support that her family and friends received from local comfort and therapy dogs.

  • School Board Approves Pilot Daycare Program For Staff, Hears "Culture & Climate" Report

    The Board of Education approved on May 19 a pilot child care program that will be available for district staff and heard a report from a Climate and Culture Committee.

  • IWC Approves 74-Condo River Walk

    Following a third public hearing on a proposal to construct 74 condominium units on the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) on May 27 unanimously approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.

  • Grand Opening Saturday: Pouring On The Mom And Pop Hospitality, Warehouse Values At Fairgrounds

    Not sure which wine will be perfect for that special meal or gathering? What about impressing your colleagues with the hottest new bourbon? And where can you get your hands on that exotic craft brew you can’t find anywhere else?

    One quick — or leisurely — stop into the new Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits in Newtown’s Sand Hill Plaza and you’ve got it covered.

  • Sandy Hook Starts The Summer With Rubber Ducks

    Spectators make room along the bridge railing for the bucket to tip its load of bright yellow ducks into the Pootatuck for the 15th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.

  • NWS: Strong Thunderstorm Approaching

    UPDATE (4:10 pm): The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.

    “The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits ... and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” the weather service announced at 4:05 pm Thursday. “Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

    “However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm,” the statement continued.

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  • RCN Offering Day Trips To Camp Sea Stars North

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is offering two free one day trips for Newtown/Sandy Hook children and young adults who will be entering grades 1-12 in the fall.

    The trips will be taking place on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 24. Each group will travel to Camp Danbee in Peru, Mass., which will be transformed into Camp Sea Stars North for each day.