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  • Children’s Adventure Center To Begin Storytelling Series

    The Children’s Adventure Center is opening its new library of children’s books, known as “The Joy of Books,” to all area preschool children. The Rotary Club of Newtown donated the new library, which is intended for preschool students, parents, and preschool teachers, to the center, at 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The library will be open for a series of free storytelling events for the public. The events are called “Sandy Hook Bookworms” and will be held in the new Sunshine Room at the center. The first storyteller for the series will be Ray Sipherd of Newtown, and the first event is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, from 10 to 11:30 am.

  • Middle Gate’s First Community Circle Of The School Year

    For Middle Gate Elementary School’s first Community Circle all-school assembly of the 2013-14 school year, fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class has something special prepared: A rap. First grade teacher Melissa DiPaola welcomed all in attendance for the Community Circle, held on October 25, and explained, “The fourth graders have worked hard to teach us something today.”

  • Ocean Day At Trinity Day School

    Trinity Day School celebrated Ocean Day on Friday, October 25. The event consisted of different play centers specialized for the 4-year-old children, with a parent volunteer or teacher at each station to help oversee the activity. Trinity Day School Director Kathryn Cornelio explained to the students how the event would go throughout the day and how they would participate...

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Open House

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 1 Jacklin Road, has scheduled an open house event for Tuesday, November 19, starting at 7 pm. The event will include a “walk through” of the first through eighth grades conducted by faculty and alumni.

  • NMS Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

    The top three winning student groups from this year’s Newtown Middle School My Favorite Scarecrow Contest have been announced. Created by Teresa Forlenzo and Rachel O’Grady, the “Scrat” scarecrow portraying a character from the movie Ice Age took first place. The “One Direction Minions” scarecrow — created by Priya Deraney, Izzy Kaiser, and Caroline Viselli — took second place, and the “Kevin” scarecrow — created by Olivia Mubarek, Amanda Berry, Hana Rosenthal, Tess Mubarek, and Jessica Stolfi — took third place...

  • NHS Marching Band & Guard USBands ‘Champs’

    For the third year in a row, the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard walked away from the USBands New England States Championships proudly as the Connecticut State Champions Class V Open division, besting four other Connecticut bands and also taking the second place trophy for all of New England with a season-high score of 91.975...

  • Halloween Crafts At The Library

    A Drop-In Halloween Craft event was held in the Story Hour Room in the children’s department of the C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 24. The event was open for children ages 3 to 6 years old and no prior registration was required. It included a story hour and crafts...

  • Fraser Woods Girls Connect Internationally

    In honor of International Day of The Girl Child, recognized on October 11, singer/songwriter and Newtown native Daria Musk virtually crossed continents as she brought a group of girls from a secondary school in Iringa, Tanzania, together with girls from Newtown’s Fraser Woods Montessori School. According to the United Nation’s website, International Day of the Girl Child was first held last year to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world...

  • Ben’s Bells Event Held At Hawley

    Volunteers from Ben’s Bells Newtown visited Hawley Elementary School for a Friday, October 18, evening event to create the ceramic and bell creations that are randomly distributed works of art. Hawley School students and family members gathered in the school’s gymnasium for the event, and according to Hawley Principal Jo-Ann Peters, roughly 150 people signed up to participate. Hawley parent and Ben’s Bells Newtown volunteer Jodie Adolfson spoke to the gathered group about the history of Ben’s Bells and its mission...

  • MouthPeace Arts Center Holds Kick-Off Event

    MouthPeace Arts Center, which has been formed by Newtown High School graduates Haley Keane and Zach Kapple, held a kick-off event at the Teen Center on Friday, October 18. “It was really good. It was a lot of fun,” said Ms Keane, who graduated from Tufts University in Boston with a bachelor of fine arts degree in papermaking and bookmaking, following the event...