On her left forearm, five numerals are tattooed: 06470. The Newtown zipcode is a visual reminder to Newtown resident Jody Murray that she should not wait to do the things she has intended to do.
On June 7, Ms Murray, a licensed acupuncturist and athletic trainer, and owner of Acupuncture Therapy in Brookfield, returned from a two-week medical mission to Kodaikanal, India — something she had always intended to do, she said.
“After 12/14, I stepped up the pace [on accomplishing goals],” said Ms Murray, saying that as a volunteer writing thank you notes to the thousands who sent cards of sympathy to Newtown after the shootings, she had grasped the value of the present moment. She also hopes that stepping outside her comfort zone to help others, as best she can, sets an example for her niece and nephew, both recent college graduates.
Edmond Town Hall’s theater will be screening showings of Avengers: Age Of Ultron July 10-15, and a special showing free of charge, thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, will be shown on Saturday, July 11. The July 11, 7:30 pm showing, will be open to the public, space allowing, without fee. Ingersoll Automotive, owned by Todd Ingersoll of Newtown, has been offering free showings at Edmond Town Hall since January 2013. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, 45 Main Street, is $2.
The Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee invites the community to “Celebrate the Fine Arts of Newtown,” honoring the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown with Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist at this year’s Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 7. The Newtown Labor Day Parade has been a townwide event for the past 54 years, embodying the charm and character of the local community. Since its creation back in 1962, this town parade has grown to be the largest Labor Day Parade in the state.
Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope. The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A local chapter of the program was established in July 2013, and it recently celebrated its second anniversary during its regular monthly painting party.
BETHEL - The Treasure Trunk Flea Market to benefit the Happy Hoofers 4-H Club of Fairfield County will take place Saturday, July 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Fairfield county Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. Vendors are currently sought. Early bird reservations are $20 per space, by Tuesday, July 7; spaces are $30 after July 7. For more information contact Doreen at 203-209-5924, or e-mail email@example.com.
Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, a member of Girl Scout Troop 55005 in Newtown and a rising eighth grader at Newtown Middle School, will present three craft programs this summer at C.H. Booth Library, as part of the requirements to qualify for the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, entails completing what is known as a “Cadette Journey,” comprising numerous steps to develop and put into action a community-based project that reflects a girl’s personal interest. The project requires at least 50 hours of work. “I personally like the library,” said Sabrina, adding that she appreciated the many library programs she had participated in as a younger girl. “I asked [Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber] what I could do for this summer,” said Sabrina.
Edmond Town Hall is calling all soccer fans and supporters of US Women's Soccer to the Edmond Town Hall theater Sunday, July 5 at 6:30 pm to see the team battle Japan in the Finals. The game will be broadcast on the theater's motion picture screen, and concessions will be available to purchase. According to the Associated Press, the United States has won two World Cup titles, but none since 1999. The Americans have appeared in the semifinals of all seven of the women's tournaments.