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  • Children’s Museum Seeks Support, Finds New Home

    Now in storage, but ready to visit businesses in town is R. Hero, a 6-foot tall puppy Dalmatian sculpture. Its purpose is to celebrate local heroes, serve as a visual reminder of the traits of a hero such as courage, respect, honor and compassion for others, and encourage children to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them.

  • EverWonder Museum Pauses For Move To New Facility

    Effective August 26, EverWonder Experience, 31 Pecks Lane, has closed for the fall season as it prepares its new space for an opening later in the winter.

    In the interim, the museum is planning a fall series of interactive learning programs for children ages 2-12, which it will take on the road. The EverWonder Experience will arrive at libraries and community centers in towns throughout northern Fairfield County and the greater Danbury and Waterbury I-84 corridor, beginning in September.

  • EverWonder Closed Today

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, normally open on Wednesdays, is closed today, according to a note on the museum’s website.

    The museum, at 31 Pecks Lane, is expected to reopen for regular hours on Saturday, August 23.

    Summer hours are noon to 4 pm on Saturdays, and 10 am to 4 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • EverWonder Celebrates New Exhibition: The Mag Wall

    EverWonder Children’s Museum Experience Board of Directors member Karen Smiley officially announced the opening and dedication of its new Mag Wall, funded by the Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC), on Saturday, August 2.

  • Magnetic Construction Wall A Draw At EverWonder

    After a trial period of three weeks, EverWonder Children’s Museum Experience founder Kristin Chiriatti said that the museum at 31 Pecks Lane is ready to officially introduce its newest exhibit to the space.

  • Reminder: First Pecks Lane Festival Is This Weekend

    Jugglers, spin art, and the fruits of one shopaholic’s many retail purchases will be among the things drawing visitors to a first of its kind parking lot festival and tag sale this weekend. The EverWonder Children’s Museum will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Pecks Lane Festival & Community Tag Sale coming up Saturday, July 19, from 9 am to 4 pm, at 31 Pecks Lane.

  • Top of The Mountain

    I can think of no better way to begin this week’s column than by wishing a very Happy Birthday to Doris Dickinson, who celebrated the big 103 on June 26.

  • March 7: Fairfield County Giving Day Offers Financial Support, Incentives For Non-Profits

    UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day.  The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.

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    Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.

  • FFH Authority Elects New Chair, Reflects On 2013

    The final Fairfield Hills Authority meeting of 2013 indicated changes to come for 2014.

    The role of chairman has passed from James Bernardi to authority member Thomas Connors.

    Noting his “last night as chair” at the December 18 meeting, Mr Bernardi said, “I’ve got to thank you all for being volunteers dedicated to making the campus better for our town. You do it because you are dedicated, you donate your time, and I am proud of the work you all do.”

  • EverWonder Experience Back To School Hours

    EverWonder Experience is reverting back to its “school hours,” effective today.

    The temporary museum, at 31 Pecks Lane, will now be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am until 3 pm. Its final Wednesday and Thursday hours were August 21-22. The museum will not be open this Wednesday and Thursday, as had been previously announced.

    The EverWonder Experience is a miniature version of what organizers hope to offer in a permanent children’s museum based in Newtown.