- 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.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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.
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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.
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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.
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013