• Chamber Breakfast Event: ‘Paint The Town Purple’

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, November 11, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Alyssa Amaturo of the American Cancer Society.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion Begun

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company members recently broke ground for their fire substation expansion project at 249 Berkshire Road.

    Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead said it is expected that the expansion project would be completed by the end of April. The groundbreaking occurred on October 24. The project will more than double the size of the building.

  • Newtown Savings Bank Continuing Title Sponsorship Of 30th Annual Holiday Festival

    For the 30th year, Newtown Savings Bank will present the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival. One of the area’s longest running holiday events, the benefit for Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will take place this year on Sunday, December 6, from 11 am until 4 pm.

  • Change Of Plans For Garden Club: ‘Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty’ Postponed To November 18

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 18, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Please note this date has been postponed by one week from the original date of the program.

  • New Guest Speaker Slated For Working Women's Forum, Wednesday

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature a presentation on “Selling Skills for Non-Sales People” on Wednesday, November 11.

    Please note this is a change from the previously announced program for this month’s Working Women’s Forum schedule.

    Sales Trainer Jon Barber will offer a program that could be described as “everything you have always wanted to know about selling but were afraid to ask.”

  • Horticulture Club Tag Sale To Benefit Scholarship Fund

    Graduating Newtown students aspiring to an agricultural-related career can benefit from an upcoming tag sale to be conducted by The Horticulture Club of Newtown on Saturday, November 14. The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the barn of club members Shane and George Miller, 50 Main Street. Proceeds will provide funds to support the club's scholarship fund.

  • Ana Grace Project Planning 'Love Wins' Events For Town, Trauma Responders

    Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene hold a photo of their late daughter Ana Grace during a news conference shortly after 12/14. The couple, along with their son, Isaiah, have been working to honor Ana Grace by establishing a foundation focusing on a number of partnerships and a music scholarship initiative at Western Connecticut State University. They are planning a community event in Newtown December 2, as well as a daylong mental health conference at WestConn the following day.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Scheduled

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fundraising drive for the 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and luminaria display that will be part of the annual tree lighting at Ram Pasture. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, December 4.

    Activities including caroling and visits with Santa will begin at 6:30, and the tree will be lit at 7 pm. The tree is on the western side of Hawley Pond, near the corner of Elm Drive and Hawley Road.

  • 3D Printers Are Not Just Kid Stuff

    This story was updated November 16 to clarify information on the acquisition of the 3D printers.

    The chbMakers will offer their next Open House on Saturday, November 14, from 8 am to 5 pm, throughout the C.H. Booth Library on Main Street. The event will allow the public to learn about and experiment with the various activities that make the library more than just a place from which to borrow books.

  • Watercolor Landscape Demo, November 11 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host a demonstration by Robert Noreika on Wednesday, November 11. The free program will begin at 7:30 pm. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    His subject will be a watercolor landscape.

    Mr Noreika is an elected artist of American Watercolor Society and The Salmagundi Club, among other organizations. A graduate of Paier School of art, he has been a professional artist for nearly 40 years.