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    SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.

  • Veterans Day Celebrated In The Elementary Schools

    Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.

    Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.

  • Reed School Honors Veterans

    “We are here to pay tribute to those great people who went to war so we can live free,” said Reed Intermediate School (RIS) student Rushil Jerfy, introducing the November 11 Veterans Day Program at the school, Tuesday morning. Rushil then led the fifth and sixth grade students, staff, and honored guests — veterans representing four of the five military branches — in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • NHS Celebrates Visiting Veterans On 11/11

    Newtown High School celebrated Veterans Day with a luncheon offered to visiting veterans followed by an assembly in the school’s auditorium.

    The assembly had a number of speakers share their thoughts on Veterans Day and highlighted the veterans for their service.

  • A Wonderful Tribute To Veterans

    To the Editor:

    Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Veterans Day celebration at Head O’ Meadow such a wonderful tribute to our veterans! We were honored to have over 30 veterans attend our event (family members and family friends of current Head O’ Meadow students), representing service in times of both war and peace from all branches of our nation’s military.

  • Guest Speaker At Men’s Breakfast Club, A Soldier Reminisces About His Time In The Service

    In honor of Veterans Day, The Men’s Breakfast Club of Newtown Senior Center hosted former Newtown First Selectman and World War II veteran Joseph Borst as its guest speaker on Thursday, November 6. The Breakfast Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 am, sharing a light breakfast and conversation.

    Mr Borst shared his reminisces on his time in the service with club members, including several who are also veterans.

  • First Selectman To Veterans: ‘We Value You, We Honor You’

    Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.

  • Free Haircuts For Veterans, Tuesday

    Robert Anthony’s Hair Salon, 49 Church Hill Road, is offering free haircuts to any veteran who visits the salon on Tuesday, November 11.

    The salon is offering the service in honor of Veterans Day.

    “My husband, Robert Anthony Sr, is a Navy veteran,” said Diane Skuba. Mr Anthony is disabled, she said. “We spent a lot of time at the West Haven VA Hospital, unfortunately, and we want to pass on what we can.”

  • Veterans Day Service Of Remembrance Planned

    November 11 was originally designated to honor the end of World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Known as Armistice Day for many years, the date has become a day to honor all veterans of all of the wars in which this country has been engaged since World War I.

    The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for its annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 11, at 11 am.

    The service will take place at the VFW Post, Freedom Defendors Way (18 Tinkerfield Road), off Mile Hill Road.

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    Is it a coincidence that American Diabetes Awareness Month, November, follows smack-dab on the heels of Halloween? Whatever the reason, the American Diabetes Association has made it a goal to help others understand diabetes and its consequences. Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce or use insulin, resulting in high glucose levels in the blood.