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  • Newtown Schools Collect For WIN

    Some of the local schools held food drives recently to collect items for Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. WIN volunteers collected donations from the schools on Friday, November 21.

    (Read more about WIN’s full Thanksgiving Baskets campaign here. )

  • WIN, Students Complete Holiday Basket Drive

    Quickly packing canned goods into boxes Friday, November 21 was Danielle Sampson, one of many Newtown High School students helping prepare packages for roughly 80 families in need before Thanksgiving.

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Mandy Monaco oversaw assembly of food and goods packages readied for pick-up Friday at Newtown United Methodist Church hall. The many WIN-terns helped unload cars as more goods arrived, or made sure that each care package was filled.

  • Holiday Basket Program Needs Donations By Friday

    Nearly two dozen Newtown families still need help from the public as Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season approaches.

    According to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Many Monaco, who contacted The Newtown Bee on November 18, there are 20 families still up for “adoption” through the WIN Thanksgiving Basket program.

  • WIN Holiday Basket Program Seeks Support

    Help feed families in need through the Thanksgiving Basket Program, now in its 50th year.

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) coordinates a program to feed families as identified by Newtown Social Services throughout the holiday season. WIN seeks individuals, organizations, and school groups to “adopt” each family and provide food, toiletries, and paper goods.

  • NMS Student Council Collecting For Fall Food Drive

    Members of the Newtown Middle School Student Council are collecting donations for the council’s yearly food drive to support Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign.

    Along with donating to the campaign in general, the NMS Student Council also plans to have enough donations to support one adopted family through the program.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.

  • Family Event Planned For WIN’s Golden Anniversary

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is hosting a Family Friendly Fun Night on Friday, October 24, and all Newtown residents and surrounding towns are invited.

    Members invite everyone to celebrate with them at Castle Hill Farm, at 25 Sugar Lane (off Route 302), from 7 to 10 pm.

    Try to find your way through the nighttime seven-acre corn maze, take a hay ride through the corn and hay fields, stay warm around the bonfire, and have your face painted with glow-in-the dark paint.

  • WIN Seeks To Fill Easter Baskets

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN), is once again seeking help from the public in creating Easter baskets to distribute to children in need this Easter season. Donations of Easter candy, gently used or new stuffed animals, and Easter baskets of all sizes are needed.

    Two high school youth groups, the WINterns and Leo Club, are assisting WIN this year.

  • Newtown Rises To The Occasion

    To the Editor:

    Women Involved in Newtown held the annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive in collaboration with Newtown Social Services on Friday November 22nd.  The number of families in need this year increased significantly from previous years, but Newtown rose to the occasion as it always does! 

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Julie Hasselberger’s son, Daniel, who lives a severely medically restricted life with polymicrogyria, celebrated his 16th birthday recently. Julie had put out a request for birthday cards to brighten her wheelchair-bound son’s day, and found herself plastering his room with 845 cards received from all over the world — and they keep coming, says Julie. “A local 7th grade Girl Scout Troop came and sang to him at his school, STARR, at RIS, each holding a balloon and a card.