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Newtown Resident, American Hero: World War II Veteran Awarded Quilt Of Valor

Rebuilding After Fire, One Family Is Very Grateful For Countless Acts Of Kindness

Team Effort Leads Nighthawk Girls To Cross Country Championship And Boys Earn Second

Main Street Multifamily Proposal Remains Controversial



Ambulance Reports | October 10-17, 2019

Calls for Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for the period of October 10-17, 2019.


Newtown Resident, American Hero: World War II Veteran Awarded Quilt Of Valor

Newtown resident and World War II veteran Edward “Eddie” Paul Hornyak, 93, was awarded a specially made Quilt of Valor at the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 308 on Sunday, October 13.


Team Effort Leads Nighthawk Girls To Cross Country Championship And Boys Earn Second

Four of the top five girls' squads in the October 18 girls' South-West Conference cross country championships at Bethel High School claimed the top four individual finishes. The other, Newtown High, had two runners among the top ten however, and each of the team's best five were among the top 20. The results added up to a championship for the Nighthawks whose top five runners totaled 67 points, eight better than Immaculate of Danbury, the only team to defeat the Nighthawks during the regular season.
Today's Events

  • October 19, 2019
  • Treadwell Park, 53 Philo Curtis Road

    Donations of gently used sporting equipment and new or gently used tween and teen sized winter coats will be collected by Newtown Youth Football 8th Grade Team, to be donated to Danbury Family & Children’s Aid, light refreshments available to purchase; newtownyouthfootball.org.

    October 19, 2019 at 08:00 am

    BD Provisions, 123 South Main Street (within Highland Plaza)


    Sales of handmade mugs crafted by CT Clay Artists, on sale through end of October, all proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry, and those who purchase mug can stop in for free cup of fresh coffee daily through November 30; 203-491-2925.


    October 19, 2019 at 09:00 am

    St Rose of Lima Church (Knights of Columbus building), 46 Church Hill Road

    Broad range of donated items including new and gently used clothing, toys, books, kitchen items, flat screen TV, patio furniture and more, continues October 20, presented by St Rose New Beginnings Divorced & Separated Ministry, proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry; 203-491-7817.


    October 19, 2019 at 09:00 am

    Edmond Town Hall (lower rear parking lot), 45 Main Street


    Meet group to carpool to Burlington for 3-5-mile moderate hike, children welcome accompanied by adults, dress for weather, including footwear, check with hike leader about dogs; 203-556-2933.

    October 19, 2019 at 09:00 am

    Newtown High School (main cafeteria and patio area), 12 Berkshire Road

    Fundraiser for award-winning group.

    October 19, 2019 at 09:00 am

    Newtown Middle School front lawn, 11 Queen Street


    Public invited to vote for the sculpture of their choice, created by teams of NMS eighth grade students, with top three teams to then donate proceeds from voting to the nonprofit of their choice, voting continues October 20.

    Read more here: Annual NMS Charity Fundraiser Returning October 19-20

    October 19, 2019 at 09:00 am

    Newtown Middle School cafeteria, 11 Queen Street

    Most insurances accepted (bring proof of coverage), standard and high dose vaccines available for ages 5 and up, administered by Western Connecticut Home Care, hosted by Newtown High School Nurse’s Office, clinics also scheduled for November 16 (9 am-noon).

    October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 1 Jacklin Road

    Public welcome

    Free admission (activities and food cash only)

    Puppet shows (11:30 am and 1 pm), crafts, activities, food, suitable for all ages, non-scary Halloween costumes welcome; 203-364-1113, waldorfct.org/fallfair.

    October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Reed Intermediate School

    3 Trades Lane

    Free admission

    Handcrafted jewelery, custom woodwork, clothing, accessories, artisan candles, doll clothes, holiday decor, knit crafts, cards, photography, toys, personal care items, silent auction, food, and more, hosted by and fundraiser for Newtown United Methodist Church.

    October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Edmond Town Hall (behind building), 45 Main Street,

    $5/pumpkin racer or decorated pumpkin entry

    All ages invited to enter competitions (racers must have four wheels, with two axles going through pumpkin; decorated pumpkins judged in Funniest, Best Decorated and Scariest categories), both competitions done by age groups, also children’s crafts, seasonal floral arrangements available to purchase from Town & Country Garden Club, refreshments, entertainment and more, rain date October 20 (1 pm start), presented by and fundraiser for Newtown Lions Club; newtownlions.org.

    Read more here: Great Pumpkin Races, Mustang Raffle, Scheduled For Saturday

    October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road

    VIP tickets $55/advance ($60/gate), provide entry at noon, commemorative glass and additional gift

    General admission $45/advance ($50/gate), entry any time between 1 and 5 pm

    $15 designated drivers (entry to event, no alcohol consumption)

    Tickets provide unlimited tastings from 45+ craft breweries, event will also include also food trucks and other vendors, outdoor lawn games, age 21+ only, rain or shine, Uber & Lyft $3 credits available, proceeds benefit fire company; call 203-270-4392, Facebook.com, tickets.beerfests.com.

    October 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    6:30-8:30 pm (doors open at 6)

    Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street

    $22 adults ($20 by October 16), $12 age 10 and under, $150/table of 8, full dinner of shrimp, BBQ chicken, potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob, desserts and soft drinks, also presentation by Back Bay Mission (Biloxi, Miss.) representative and former Newtown resident Matthew Cole, all proceeds to benefit mission; 203-426-9024, NCCMSBBQ@gmail.com, bit.ly/MSBBQ2019.

    Read more here: Fundraiser will Have Recurring Purpose, Familiar Guest Speaker

    October 19, 2019 at 06:30 pm

    7 pm (doors open at 6)

    Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street

    Tickets $30

    Performance by Steve Kazlauskas and Jack Lynn with The Tony T Trio will feature songs by “The Chairman of the Board” and fellow Rat Pack member, continuing Edmond Town Hall’s Yesteryear Favorites Series, concession stand (including beer and wine) open; 203-270-4285, edmondtownhall.org.

    Read more here: Yesteryear Favorites Music Series Will Bring Four Concerts To Edmond Town Hall

    October 19, 2019 at 07:00 pm

    The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road

    Tickets $30, discounts for seniors and students with ID

    Final performances of musical by Town Players of Newtown continues weekends to October 19; 203-270-9144, reservations@newtownplayers.org, newtownplayers.org.

    Read more here: Theater Review: The Awkward High School Times We Treasure, Being Staged By Town Players

    October 19, 2019 at 08:00 pm
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