- Friday, May 1, 2015
Newtown High School senior Maggie Wruck and her date Kollin McDonald of Stony Brook, N.Y., decided on a Batman theme for the NHS Senior Prom, held this past Friday, April 25, at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center in Danbury. Maggie donned these shoes, and I hear she customized them herself, hand gluing roughly 10,000 rhinestones all over them, including the Batman insignia. Kollin followed the theme, wearing a Batman bowtie and cufflinks.
- Friday, May 9, 2014
It is not too late to go to www.ragnarrelay.com/race/capecod and pick out a team to support for this year’s RagnarRelay, a 24-hour relay run from Hull, Mass., to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod. There are several teams running this year to support Sandy Hook and Newtown foundations, and all welcome your donations (and moral support). The race is from May 9 to May 10, so don’t delay.
- Friday, May 17, 2013
About 30 volunteer firefighters from all five local fire companies responded to the town waste transfer station off Ethan Allen Road midday on Sunday, May 12, to extinguish a garbage fire within that large steel building.
Botsford Fire Rescue Company Chief Wayne Ciaccia, who was incident commander, said that an about 600-square-foot pile of garbage, which was about six feet deep, was ablaze when crews arrived about 12:55 pm. There were no injuries in the incident.
- Friday, May 10, 2013
I would never lower myself to be led about on a leash, but my canine friends are not so particular. This past Sunday, dogs and their walkers were out in force, enjoying the truly spring-like weather. There were a number of strollers out solo, as well, or in the case of three visitors to The Pleasance, with their children. Overheard from their conversation was one adult asking another if he had been to The Pleasance before. Receiving a negative reply, he replied, “Well, come on, then.
- Friday, May 10, 2013
The Ladies Auxiliary of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company will be presenting their annual Mother’s Day Plant & Flower Sale Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road.
Members of the auxiliary will be at the firehouse on Friday afternoon from 2 until 6 pm, and then on Saturday from 9 am until 6 pm.
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit organization created by community members of Newtown in the aftermath of 12/14, launched a Mother’s Day campaign on May 9 asking the public to make a promise to help prevent violence in communities across the country by signing a digital Mother’s Day card.
- Monday, May 6, 2013
Newtown resident Barbara Patrick, the mother of three, is among 15 people who will present original written works during Listen To Your Mother on Sunday, May 12, in New York City.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Somewhere out there, a critter is rubbing his rump and thinking, “Ouch! All this for a minnow?” Bee employee Emery Klein was out fishing last week, when his line started spinning out. This gave Emery a bit of a thrill, as he was expecting to reel in the big one. But the “one that got away” turned out to not be a trout or bass or any other fish one might find in Connecticut waters, but a beaver that had been tempted by the minnow at the end of the line.
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
Newtown Christian Church and Ever After Photography invite residents to gather their family and join photographer Janet Kuzma for some free family photos on Saturday, May 4. From 4 to 6 pm, Ms Kuzma will spend about 15 minutes taking pictures each family and then provide them with a disc to print on their own.