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  • A Kind Challenge At Middle Gate

    Middle Gate Elementary School students were offered a challenge during two school assemblies on Wednesday, December 10: to conduct at least 1,000 acts of kindness by the end of the school year.

    “We’re here to talk about kindness,” said Middle Gate third grade teacher Claire DeSisto, who welcomed students to the first Community Circle assembly last Wednesday.

    Kindness, as Ms DeSisto pointed out to the students, is something the school community has discussed and focused on before.

  • 26 Days Of Kindness: Small Gestures Gain Momentum Year By Year

    Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.

     —Bob Kerrey

     

     

    Like many others, Ashley Petersen did not know any of the children or women who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14, but she was horrified and changed by what happened that day.

  • Hockey Team Gives Early Gift This Year

    Resident Jill Kuruc has received an early holiday gift this year: a leaf cleanup from the Newtown High School hockey players, which was paid for anonymously. 

    The Newtown hockey team holds an annual fundraiser by doing yard cleanups, and “Someone anonymously donated money for them to come and clean up my yard,” Ms Kuruc said.

  • Two Women Thinking Kindly & Acting Boldly

    To the Editor:

  • Kindness Does Count

    To the Editor:

    With the recent news of Robin Williams’ death and his link to depression, which has spurred many conversations in social media, I feel compelled to write this letter.

  • Kindness Finds Its Way Home

    To the Editor:

    This letter is to thank the person who found my shoulder bag and took the trouble to bring it to my house Saturday.

    Unfortunately I was out looking for it along Key Rock Road when it was dropped off at our door, so I could not offer my thanks in person.  Thank you for this act of kindness.  It is much appreciated.

    Hank Mahler

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Amazing what a cat finds out, curled up beneath a chair. I’ve heard from a number of people that among Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda numerous talents, she bakes a delicious biscotti. I do hope she shares the recipe with us at The Bee (ahem. nancy@thebee.com) so all of Newtown can indulge this holiday season.

  • Ben’s Bells Will Ring Out From Newtown Studio

    Mary Ann Cantor, seated, and Jodie Adolfson make Kindness Coins, in preparation of the grand opening of Ben’s Bells Newtown, on July 13. Guests on July 13 can choose to glaze the coins, which will eventually be distributed to area schools, or make or glaze original beads for Ben’s Bells.