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  • Colonial Dancing Instruction During Next Historical Society Open House

    The Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday March 15, from noon to 4 pm.

    During this month’s open house the special guests will be Patricia Campbell, a dance caller, and Fran Hendrickson, who will accompany her on keyboards. This is an interactive family event, where visitors 8 years old and up will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a 45-minute session.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Completes Work, Until Next Year

    A screen shot from CT-N shows Governor Dannel P. Malloy as he makes final remarks to his Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which completed its work Friday, March 6, nearly t2½ years after it convened. The panel issued its final version of a report not only recounting the events of December 14, 2012, but issuing myriad recommendations for improving school safety, mental health systems and other measures designed to help prevent the type of incidents and outcomes Newtown experienced on 12/14.

  • Closings Or Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    The light snow that began during the overnight hours is expected to continue until around 4 pm, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at midday registered 21° F, which the weather service says will stay steady all afternoon.

  • Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. Announces New Board Members, 10-Year Sunset Plan

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) announced this week its approval of three new board members, and the ratification of a ten -year sunset plan, which formalizes the spending down of all available funds by December 2025.

  • Recovery And Resiliency Team Looking To Partner, Share Information

    The website being maintained by the six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is not only designed to be a clearinghouse of information for the local trauma response agency, but a resource for any other agency, nonprofit and grassroots organization maintaining or holding strategic events designed to support Newtown’s continued healing post 12/14.

  • School Budget Increase Pared To 0.8 Percent

    On March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of local budget requests for the 2015-16 fiscal cycle, examining dozens of details in the Board of Education’s $72,253,488 proposal representing a 1.27 percent hike over the current year.

    But less than two days later, the district adjusted its budget request to $71,915,679, representing a 0.8 percent increase, because of an action to reduce district contributions to the town’s self-insured employee health plan.

  • Chamber Breakfast On Marketing, March 11

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, the 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, March 11, from 8 to 9 am. This month’s event will feature Melisa Webster, president of Newtown’s Flagpole BNI. 

  • Photography Exhibition At Booth Library; Opening Reception Saturday

    C.H. Booth Library, at 25 Main Street, is hosting a photography exhibition of works by members of Candlewood Camera Club during the month of March. The collection is on view in the lower meeting room.

    An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Change Of Plans For CWU Human Rights Celebration

    The annual Church Women United Human Rights Celebration, this year following the theme “Journey Toward Peace,” will be held in the Community Room at Nunnawauk Meadows on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

    The guest speaker for the local celebration being hosted by the CWU/Newtown-Danbury unit will be Elizabeth Ricci.

  • Reminder: It’s FCCF Giving Day; 24 Hours To 'Give Where You Live' For Nonprofits

    Ten Newtown non-profit organizations received donations totaling over $25,000 through the inaugural FCCF Day of Giving last year. Fifteen organizations based in Newtown are among the 401 registered groups for this year’s 24-hour event, which is now underway.