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  • 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.

  • Kick Back And Enjoy Some Ice Cream On Saturday With Ben’s Lighthouse

    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.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Back-To-School Ice Cream Social

    Ben’s Lighthouse, an organization dedicated to supporting and uplifting the children of Newtown in the wake of 12/14, will host an ice cream social on Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown.

    Ferris Acres ice cream will be provided at no charge to attendees. The ice cream will be served by many of Newtown’s dignitaries and celebrities, including teachers, coaches, town leaders, first responders, clergy, medical professionals, and others.

  • Ben's Lighthouse Took Newtown Spirit To Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

    Ben’s Lighthouse Workcampers sharing a moment with an Oklahoma couple (near the center of the group, holding green Ben's Lighthouse T-shirts) who lost their home in the tornado.  After seeing the group on the local news, the couple drove 25 minutes from their temporary home to thank the group for coming.

  • Extraordinary Trip, Extraordinary Kids

    To the Editor:

    As chaperones of the Ben’s Lighthouse sponsored work camp in Oklahoma, we want to praise each and every one of the youth who took part in the trip:  Aimee Alexander, Alana Murray, Austen Wagner, Brenna Kelly, Dan Harrison, Elizabeth Calabrese, Eric Benson, Erica Thill, Jeff Haylon, Jessica Delp, Joe Fiorella, Katie Clark, Maggie Kost, Marissa Thill, Matt Gonzalez, Mergim Bajraliu, Patrick Pierce, Tess Murray, and Trystan Wagner.

  • Newtown Youth Needed in Oklahoma

    To the Editor:

    Ben’s Lighthouse, the organization that hosted the recent Lighthouse Festival, is committed to community service as part of its three-pronged approach to supporting the youth of Newtown in the recovery from the tragic events of December.  By helping others, our children strengthen their own resolve to move forward.

  • Lighthouse And Labyrinth Dedicated

    Please note, the song that was sung at the end of the lighthouse dedication on June 14 was called “We Choose Love.” It was written by Darryl Gregory and his students, as a gift to Newtown from Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford. The caption that accompanies the photo to the right has been updated to reflect that information.

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  • Lighthouse Festival Set To Welcome Newtown’s Families On Saturday

    A 20-foot tall custom built lighthouse, complete with working lights, was set up in front of Trinity Episcopal Church late afternoon Wednesday, July 12. The lighthouse will serve as a beacon for the first public event of Ben’s Lighthouse, a lighthouse festival that will take place at the church on Saturday, June 15.