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  • 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.

  • Lions Support WIN; Help From Residents Still Sought For Thanksgiving Baskets

    Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.

    WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.

  • Cabaret Night Planned At The Library, Fundraiser For Lions Club 12/14 Recovery Fund

    Newtown’s own Solid Gold Times Two (Bob and Josie Schmidt) will headline a special Cabaret Night at C.H. Booth Library being planned for Friday, October 11. Doors will open at 6 pm, and the show will begin at 7.

    Requested donation is $10 per person, payable at the door, with proceeds to benefit Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (NLC-SHEF). The fund has already distributed more than $160,000 for counseling services for first responders, and Sandy Hook Elementary School families and staff members.

  • Lions Club Planning Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Races, And More

    An elaborate pumpkin racer was created for the Third Annual Great Pumpkin Races last year. Traditionally, racers have had just two sets of axles running through them, as seen in the background.

  • No Spashdown This Year, But Duck Race Still Nets 20 Raffle Winners

    Lucia Rodriguez reaches in for a winning ticket with help from 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race Chair Bob Schmidt, right. 

  • Duck Race Change Of Plans: No Race, Raffle Drawing At 2:30

    Looks like 13 is not a lucky number for Newtown Lions Club.

    Less than 24 hours after telling The Newtown Bee that the 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race would go on, rain or shine, event chair Bob Schmidt had to announce that the weather has changed the day's plans after all. There are no exhibits or vendors at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook Center this morning, but a raffle will still be held at 2:30 this afternoon.

  • Lions Club Getting Ready For 13th Great Pootatuck Duck Race In Sandy Hook Center

    Attendees of The 12th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race counted down and then watched as 3,805 rubber ducks were dumped into the Pootatuck River shortly after 2 pm.

  • Lions Club Planning Spring Blood Drive

    Lions Club members Auggie D’Alessandro, Frank DeLucia, John Kopins, Bruce Walczak and Kevin Corey stand outside the lower entrance of Newtown Congregational Church. The club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church on Monday, May 13.