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  • Silent Auction, Excitement Building For Lions Club Fundraiser

    Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair and silent auction event, will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Sandy Hook Elementary Fund, organized in the wake of 12/14 by Newtown Lions Club to help cover the counseling costs of Sandy Hook School students, their immediate families, SHES faculty, and first responders.

  • Retail (For) Therapy: A Night Out With Benefits

    “You know how some people like to go shopping and call it their therapy? This is a shopping event that will be helping others get therapy,” said Lauren Morehouse, describing an event she is helping to organize. Called Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • Jugglers & Dancers Added To The Mix For Great Pumpkin Races

    A crew stands by during last year’s Great Pumpkin Races with the Medieval-style trebuchet that occasionally launches pumpkins into the woods behind Edmond Town Hall.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • 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.