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  • Clothing Drive For Social Services, Saturday

    Newtown Country Club will host a clothing drive on Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 6 pm, to kick off its 100 Year Centennial Celebration.

    Donations received on Saturday will then be given to Newtown Social Services, for distribution to its clients.

    Area residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to help local Social Services clients in need by doing a little spring cleaning and donating a bag of gently used clothing.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Announces June 6 Grand Opening Celebration

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

  • Several Marina Slips Still Available At Eichler’s

    With a gentle breeze pushing back her hair and early spring sunlight throwing shadows across a picnic area at Eichler’s Cove Marina, Deborah Denzel walked to the railing. Down a short slope was a small inlet on Lake Zoar where last week Parks and Recreation crews put in roughly 60-plus boat docks for the season.

  • Tickets Available For Waldorf School Silver Anniversary Spring Benefit; Silent Auction Already Open

    Currently celebrating its 25th year, the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School of Newtown is set to host its Silver Anniversary Spring Benefit on May 16, at the Parish Hall of St Francis of Assisi in Weston.

  • Criminal Complaint Affidavit Describes Drug Trafficking Investigation

    A 104-page court affidavit, which serves as the basis for the arrests of eight men who have been charged with federal drug offenses, provides information on the drug trafficking investigation known as Operation Juice Box. Among those men are former Newtown Police Sergeant Steven Santucci and Newtown dispatcher Jason Chickos.

  • Newtown Car Show Returning Father’s Day Weekend

    Rich Marcuccio, manager of Newtown Stop & Shop; Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo, The Moms Club of Newtown, and FAITH Food Pantry are gearing up for the 2015 Newtown Car Show. This year’s event is being planned  for Saturday, June 20 — the eve of Father’s Day — in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street in Newtown. Rain date is Saturday, June 27.

  • Veterans Recall The End Of The War In Europe

    With this autumn marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II — and May 7 the anniversary of the unconditional surrender by the German Allied Forces, the beginning of the end of the war — The Newtown Bee reached out to local veterans with an invitation to share their stories.

  • Raising Money For Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs

    Newtown Middle School student Laura Augenbraun, daughter of Deborah and David Augenbraun of Sandy Hook, recently decided to raise awareness and money for Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. The decision was for her social service community project, something each seventh grade student at B’nai Israel Religious School in Southbury performs in preparation for becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, “son/daughter of the commandments.” 

  • 4th Annual Mad Dash Adventure Race June 13; Registration Open

    Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am.

    The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.

  • Suspended Sentence After Making Harassing Calls To Newtown Schools

    BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut man won't serve prison time for making harassing calls to Newtown schools claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated.

    Thirty-year-old Timothy Rogalski of Wallingford received a suspended sentence Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court and was ordered to have no further contact with the schools.