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Great Pumpkin Challenge

  • What A Great Year!

    To the Editor:

    What a great year we had!

    I am once again so grateful of the way that Newtown has embraced the Great Pumpkin Challenge for its fourth year.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    FAITH Food Pantry has joined the social network world, thanks to the efforts of Sandy Hook resident Gary Jeanfaivre, along with FAITH volunteer Nancy Taylor. “I have just helped the FAITH Food Pantry set up a Facebook page, as the volunteers are looking to use it as a way to connect with the community,” Gary tells us. His grandmother, Laura Hewitt, has been a longtime pantry volunteer, says Gary, so he is pretty familiar with what a wonderful group of people operate the local food pantry.

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Returning For Its Fourth Year

    For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  • Take The Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor,

    Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge - Can I count you in?

    For the fourth year, the Great Pumpkin Challenge is on! I encourage you to join us in what has become a Main Street Halloween tradition. 

  • Take The Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor,

    Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge - Can I count you in?

    For the fourth year, the Great Pumpkin Challenge is on! I encourage you to join us in what has become a Main Street Halloween tradition. 

  • The Top of the Mountain

    It’s October and that makes me think about Halloween on Main Street (black cats, of course), witches — and pumpkins. And pumpkins make me think about McKenzie Page’s Third Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge. The NHS sophomore invites people once again to carve or decorate a jack-o-lantern, drop it off at her 14 Main Street home, and hopefully drop $5 in the donation jar there. The money she collects each year goes to charity to fight cancer.

  • 2013’s Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor:

    I wish that I could take my friend Zoe’s cancer away, but that’s not how it works. What I can do is support her courage and strength. She inspires me and I am committed to making a difference in her life through celebrating friends, family, community and benefitting the lives of other kids going through difficult situations.