- Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:12 am
Dashed onto a canvas in oils is an image of Sabrina Style’s front window, dresses displayed in the pane glass of the Washington Avenue dress shop and boutique. Again with dabs of vibrant oil colors, Main Street and other Newtown and Sandy Hook scenes have come to life thanks to artist Jim Chillington, who lives in Newtown’s Hattertown district.
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
HARTFORD (AP) — The moment Alissa Parker learned of a shooting at her daughter’s school, she suddenly regretted not pointing out what she had seen as security gaps at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Mrs Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie was among 20 first graders killed on 12/14, had thought security could have been tighter, although she never could have guessed it would be tested by a gunman with a military-style, semiautomatic rifle.
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Newtown High School Transition Program is in need of student employment internship sites for the 2013-2014 school year.
The program allows students with disabilities to learn vocational skills while earning school credit. Employers commit to having an unpaid student intern two days per week, for a total of six hours, during one semester.
Onsite support (job coaching) for the student will be provided when necessary.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Toe-tapping and touching music, humor cornball and otherwise filled Edmond Town Hall Theatre Saturday evening, May 18, as The Flagpole Radio Café returned to the stage for the first time in a year to a warm and receptive audience.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street.
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to organizers. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. Rain date is Sunday, April 28.
- Monday, April 8, 2013
Therapy Dogs International Chapter 268 held its first meeting in Newtown on Tuesday, February 26, after receiving permission from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to create a local chapter. TDI Chapter 268, currently with 41 members, is the only TDI chapter in Connecticut.
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Board of Selectmen spent a few minutes April 1 reviewing where the town stands on plans for establishing permanent 12/14 memorials. First Selectman Pat Llodra reviewed several points with Selectman James Gaston; Selectman Will Rodgers was absent.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
DANBURY — On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, Western Connecticut State University will hold a two-day symposium “Compassion and Creativity in the Community.” The event will focus on how community leaders and organizations, including those in education and business, can develop an understanding of people’s need for compassion and kindness in today’s busy world.