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  • Lighthouse Festival To Involve Entire Newtown Community

    Over 100 community volunteers have signed up to help bring smiles to Newtown’s children and families at the 2nd Annual Lighthouse Festival, sponsored by Ben’s Lighthouse. The volunteers will guide visitors through the myriad activities taking place at the festival this Saturday, June 14, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street.

  • Sandy Hook Arcade To Reappear At Lighthouse Festival

    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.

  • ‘Lighthouse Santa’ Author To Appear At June 14 Lighthouse Festival

    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.

  • Animation Workshop Series For Young Artists Begins May 28

    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.

  • Lighthouse Festival, Colorado Relief Highlight Ben’s Lighthouse Summer Plans

    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.

  • Healing, Transformative Gathering Held At Congregation Adath Israel

    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.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Info Session For Young Adult Mission Trip To Colorado

    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.

  • Animation Studio Artist To Teach Kids About Drawing And Animation

    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.)

  • Nov. 23 At Trinity Church: Art Project For State Capitol Will Highlight Talents Of Newtown Youth

    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.

  • Family Fun For All At Ice Cream Social

    Reed Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jill Bontatibus Beaudry serves ice cream to Lauren Boyle and her son, Gavin.