- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Second Annual Lighthouse Festival on Saturday, June 14, will resurrect Sandy Hook Arcade Center (SHAC) for one day. Along with all the other activities and events at the festival, several of the most popular games from the former SHAC will be available throughout the day.
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Ben’s Lighthouse, the hosts of the second annual Lighthouse Festival, is pleased to announce Sara Hoagland Hunter, author of Lighthouse Santa, will be a special guest for this year’s festival.
Ms Hunter’s book, with gorgeous illustrations by Julia Miner, is based on the real-life exploits of Edward Rowe Snow, who delivered Christmas presents to lighthouse keepers’ children for almost fifty years.
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Earlier this spring Ben’s Lighthouse offered a workshop called “Meet the Animator.”
For contractual reasons, the artist’s name and the company he works for were not announced, but it was a lead animator from a major animation studio who visited town that day.
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Two teens paint the lower section of Fayerweather Lighthouse in Bridgeport on Saturday. Ben’s Lighthouse hosted a work session for Newtown middle and high school age students.
- Monday, May 12, 2014
Co-authors of The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last Meryl and Stewart Ain, local clergy members, and representatives of Ben’s Lighthouse and The Caroline Previdi Foundation spoke during a Healing, Transformative Gathering hosted by Congregation Adath Israel on Sunday, May 4.
Several local clergy members offered prayers and words of healing during the event, and both Dr Ain and Mr Ain spoke about their work in creating The Living Memories Project.
- Friday, April 25, 2014
For the second consecutive summer, Ben’s Lighthouse will bring about 20 Newtown high schoolers across the country to assist the victims of a massive natural disaster. From July 27 to August 2, this volunteer group of teens and chaperones will participate in projects to clean up and rebuild from the unprecedented flooding that took at least eight lives and destroyed 2,000 homes last September.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Newtown youth are invited to a Ben’s Lighthouse event on Saturday, March 29, from 2 to 4 pm, at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street. A Lead Animator from a major animation studio will demonstrate techniques used to create the popular animated movies he has helped to develop and will give the audience a hands-on lesson in creating a favorite character. (For contractual reasons, the studio has asked that its name not be used. It is, however, a major studio with a few huge hits to its credit.)
- Monday, November 18, 2013
The Emerald Sketch Art Therapy and Ben’s Lighthouse are joining forces to bring the artistic and creative talents of Newtown’s young people to Hartford.
On Saturday, November 23, children and youth of all ages are invited to the Glover Undercroft at Trinity Episcopal Church to help create sculptures and other artwork for an exhibit to be displayed at the state capitol in Hartford during the remembrances 12/14. The focus of the activities and the exhibit will be on community safety and social connection.
- Monday, September 9, 2013
Reed Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jill Bontatibus Beaudry serves ice cream to Lauren Boyle and her son, Gavin.
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The first week of school can be fun, stressful, exciting, nervous and exhilarating all at once, for students, teachers, and parents alike. At the end of the week, everyone needs to unwind, share their stories and — since it is still summer — eat some ice cream.
The folks at Ben’s Lighthouse want to help. They have teamed up with Ferris Acres Creamery to provide free ice cream to anyone who visits Trinity Episcopal Church this Saturday afternoon between 1:30 to 4:30.