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  • ‘Within Our Reach:’ Newtown Youth Voices, Peter Yarrow, Et Al In Song And Spoken Word

    Monday, November 17, 2014: This post has been updated to indicate the correct station number for WMNR.

     

    On Sunday afternoon, November 23, “Within Our Reach — A Celebration Of Our Commitment To Fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise,” will broadcast live from Newtown Congregational Church on WPKN (89.5 FM) and WXCI (91.7).

    WMNR (88.1 FM) will rebroadcast the event at 9 pm that evening.

  • IWC Endorses Concrete Work At Animal Sanctuary Site

    Following discussion at a November 12 session, Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members  unanimously endorsed, after the fact, the recent construction of a 576-square-foot concrete pad at a 34-acre site at Fairfield Hills to be used as a pedestal for sculpture at a planned animal sanctuary.

  • Permanent Memorial Commission Continues Deliberations

    Members of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) heard presentations from two area artists during the commission’s regular meeting on November 13, conducted at Newtown Municipal Center. The presentations were at the requests of the artists, said Kyle Lyddy, SHPMC chairman.

  • Gov Malloy Directs Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of Judge John T. Downey

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing US and Connecticut flags to half-staff in memory of the Honorable John T. Downey, a Connecticut judge who passed away early this morning.

  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • Gingerbread House Contest Returning For Holiday Festival

    The 29th Newtown Holiday Festival will host a Gingerbread House Contest as one of its events on Sunday, December 7.

    Introduced in 2007, the competition invites families, friends, organizations and even individuals to create a candy confection to be put on view during the run of the five-hour event.

  • 12/14 Survivors Convey Challenges, Ideas As Governor's Sandy Hook Panel Meets

    The information being related Friday morning in the C.H. Booth Library meeting room could very well have represented keynote remarks for a symposium on handling victims of mass casualty disasters.

    But it came with tears, hand-holding, fleeting video images of happy, dancing children, and the often wrenching testimony of several parents whose children were murdered on 12/14.

  • ‘Holiday Arts Show’ Will Present Works In Myriad Forms By A Trio Of Artists

    Avancé Esthétiques Day Spa will host an exhibition showcasing the work of “three fabulous females,” says Rosemary Rau, curator of “Holiday Arts Show.”

    Featuring jewelry by Justine Aspinwall, traditional watercolors by DeAnn L. Prosia, and mosaic glass art by Heidrun Morgan, the exhibition will be on view at the Sand Hill Plaza location November 23 until December 31. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, November 23, from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Goldrush ‘Jingle Bell Jam’ Concert: Something New For The Holiday Festival

    Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.

  • WIN Holiday Basket Program Seeks Support

    Help feed families in need through the Thanksgiving Basket Program, now in its 50th year.

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) coordinates a program to feed families as identified by Newtown Social Services throughout the holiday season. WIN seeks individuals, organizations, and school groups to “adopt” each family and provide food, toiletries, and paper goods.