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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Has Newtown got enough fresh air, cool lake water, and sunshine to share? Add to that the generosity of welcoming a child from New York City to visit town and pet a horse for the first time, or stand at the top of a hiking trail and listen to the waterfall at Orchard Hill Nature Center. Maybe an inner-city child would love to feel sand underfoot, then the splash of fresh water while taking a swim at Eichler’s Cove.

  • Newtown Family Will Host Return Visit Of Fresh Air Child; Additional Hosts Sought For 2014

    When Heather and Chris Peck first learned about The Fresh Air Fund in a local newspaper, they thought The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program would be a terrific opportunity for a New York City child. The Pecks knew they lived in a beautiful neighborhood with ample amounts of fresh air, so in 2012 Heather, Chris, and their children Justin, age 11, and Anna, age 9, decided to open their hearts and Newtown home to a Fresh Air child.

  • Fresh Air Fund To Bring City Children Into A Country Summer; Annual Kick-Off March 20

    Lingering snow may be on the ground with more in the forecast, and many are counting down the days until the beginning of spring, but Marie Athans is already thinking about summer.

  • Celebrate Fresh Air Day On March 20

    Fresh Air Fund Chairperson for Newtown Marie Athans is throwing a pizza party on March 20 — Fresh Air Day.

    Looking forward to the first day of spring on that same day, she welcomes Fresh Air host families who have welcomed a child or are thinking of welcoming a New York City child into their homes this summer. The party will be at Franco’s Pizza in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street, Newtown at 4:30 pm, kicking off the fresh air celebration, she said.

  • Fresh Air Day Pizza Party

    Fresh Air Day Pizza Party, 4:30 pm, Franco’s Pizza, 228 South Main Street, families who have hosted Fresh Air Fund children or who are interested in learning more about the program invited to attend pizza party, reservations requested by March 18; 203-426-7137, maggee62@charter.net.