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Lacrosse Teams Rumble In Annual Tournament

Published: May 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Treadwell Park was bustling with energetic lacrosse players throughout the day, on May 30. The park's three fields - the Treadwell turf, grass, and Tilson surfaces - hosted the tenth annual Rooster Rumble, a lacrosse tournament for girls in grades seven and eight. Teams from as far away as Wes

Sandy Hook Garden Included In Garden Conservancy Open Days Program

Published: May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
The first weekend of 2015 Open Day events hosted by The Garden Conservancy will be June 6-7. A number of gardens in Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven Counties will be open to the public those two days. Included in this year's program is Jean Sander's garden in Sandy Hook, which has been include

Lisa Unleashed: Remembering The Animals Of The Great War

Published: May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Three years after the Civil War ended, a group of Union veterans held the first national memorial service on May 5, 1868 where organizers visited Arlington National Cemetery to decorate soldiers' graves with flowers. Dubbed "Decoration Day" this practice grew by the end of the 19th Century in

NHS Production Of 'City Of Angels' Nominated For State Musical Theater Awards

Published: May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's musical production of "City of Angels," which ran March 19-22, has received 14 nominations for the Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards. A gala will be held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on June 1, and the winners will be announced during the evening eve

Girls' Tennis Squad Wins State Opener; Boys Battle In Class LL Brackets

Published: May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's girls' tennis team advanced in Class L state tournament play, and the boys' squad began Class LL tourney action, on May 30. The girls' team, seeded 15th, edged No. 18 Simsbury 4-3 in the qualifying round, at Newtown High. With the win, the Nighthawks earn a trip to seco

IWC Approves 74-Condo River Walk

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Following a third public hearing on a proposal to construct 74 condominium units on the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, the Inland Wetlands Commission on May 27 unanimously approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project known as The Walk at Sandy Hook Village

Sandy Hook Starts The Summer With Rubber Ducks

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Michael Porco, Jr, stepped onto the sidewalk where parents and children gathered to peer over bridge rails into the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook Center Saturday, May 23. He urged them to make room for a bucket loader that was rounding the corner from Glen Road onto Church Hill,

Charlotte's Litter Visits Hawley Elementary School

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 13, Hawley Elementary School students were visited by therapy dogs, handlers, and representatives of Charlotte's Litter. Charlotte's Litter is a Newtown Kindness program that was founded by her parents to honor Charlotte Helen Bacon, who loved dogs and lost

Annual Middle Gate Madness Event Unveiled New Art For The School

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
As part of this year's Middle Gate Madness event, murals that were created by the school's community were unveiled in the school's cafeteria on Friday, May 15. The effort to create murals began in February, when Susan Rosano, an artist with Arts For Learning Connecticut who recently moved to V

NHS Chess Club Hosts Annual Open Tournament

Published: May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
With players lined up on either side of a table inside the school's cafetorium, the Newtown High School Chess Club started its annual Open Chess Tournament on Thursday, May 14. Chess Club Advisor Steve Malary explained the rules of the tournament ahead of the tournament's start. Dr Malary also

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