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Newtown Middle School Seeking Portraits Of Local Veterans

Published: September 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Newtown Middle School art teachers Leigh Anne Coles and Kristen Ladue are seeking official portraits of local veterans to be turned into portraits by students in time for a Veterans Day assembly at the school in November.

According to Ms Coles, seventh grade art enrichment students will be assigned to create portraits of the veterans from the submitted photographs.

The school needs pictures submitted no later than October 11.

The school is looking for an official portrait of the veteran in uniform (shoulders up). Digital copies are preferred, but hard copies can be scanned and the original will be returned. The school also needs the name of the veteran in the picture and contact information to reach the person who dropped off the picture.

To complete the project the school needs 26 to 30 photographs. If they receive more submissions, they will save them for a following year. The school project will begin by honoring veterans in town, initially, but if the project is successful it will expand its scope in the future.

All questions/photos can be e-mailed to colesl@newtown.k12.ct.us. Pictures and contact information can also be dropped off at the school, 11 Queen Street, with the main office or security guard at the entrance.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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