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  • Almost Time For Great Pumpkin Races

    What fall sport do you participate in? Is it football? soccer? Or are you just warming up for basketball?

    For the past four years the Newtown Lions Club has offered a different sort of fall sport: pumpkin racing. All that is needed to participate is to create a pumpkin racer with two axels, attached through the pumpkin. Size and shape do not matter.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Maybe you’ve been chillin’ lately, or know someone who has been? Chillin’, that is, with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral video fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has been circulating madly, if Facebook is any indication. Here’s how it works: you nominate someone to douse him or herself with a bucket of ice, they post a video on social media of the act, and then that person gets to name three more people to take the challenge.

  • Tee Time Approaching For Second Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — The Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association will co-host the second annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic on Monday, June 30, at Richter Park in Danbury. Registration and lunch will begin at noon; tee time is 1:30 pm.

  • Lions Announce Date, Prize List For 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race

    The 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 10 am until 2:30 pm.

    This year’s race features a new co-operative arrangement between Newtown Lions Club and the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP). Returning to the sidewalk fair presented during the first few years of the Duck Race, vendors and volunteer organizations will display their wares and share information along sidewalks within Sandy Hook Center as well as within the park area at 3 Glen Road.

  • Eyesight Issue? It May Be Time To Look Into Lions Low Vision Centers

    The Lions Low Vision Centers of Fairfield and New Haven Counties (LLVC) recently delivered a free Eye-Pal Solo reading device to Adrienne Ralles, 82, a Nunnawauk Meadows resident with macular degeneration. The device “reads aloud” to the sight impaired.

  • Lions Hand Over 12/14 Fund Administration; Will Continue Fundraising

    The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.

    Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.

  • Lions Sponsoring Blood Drive Monday

    Newtown Lions Club will host an American Red Cross blood drive at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, on Monday, January 13.

    The event will run from 8:30 am until 6:15 pm. Donors should be at least 18 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health.

    Walk-ins will be welcomed, and appointments are available by calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or online at RedCrossBlood.org.

  • Nutmeg Kart Club Donation Will Keep Lions Club Fund Operating

    The family room of Bob Schmidt’s home quickly filled with nearly 250 toys on the morning of Saturday, December 7, but the donation had very little to do with Christmas.

  • Lions To Offer Workshop For Sandy Hook Therapists

    The Newtown Lions Club would like to show their appreciation to the therapists who are working with the people in Newtown by sponsoring a free workshop on Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 4 pm. The workshop, “Personal and Professional Resiliency with EFT/Tapping,” will be in the Conference Room of Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

    The workshop will be presented by Lori Leyden, PhD, along with Deborah DelVecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, DCMHS, and Bob Schmidt, LPC.