Two Coyotes Wilderness School is offering two nature-based theater camps, “Wild Theater” for ages 8 to 14, and “Magical Theater” for ages 5 to 7, later this month. In both camps the wilderness is the stage and students become part of the unfolding story of nature, according to the school. The two-weeklong Wild Theater summer camp runs from July 20 to July 31; the weeklong Magical Theater camp offers two sessions, Session I from July 20 to 24 and Session II from July 27 to 31. Each camp day runs from 9 am to 3 pm.
Two Coyotes Wilderness School offers kids aged 5 to 16 unique, ongoing, year-round outdoor programs, as well as summer camps. The school's philosophy is derived from the book Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature. The school’s Newtown programs are held at Sticks and Stones Farm, 201 Huntingtown Road.
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving. Inquiries should be made through the Office of the First Selectman, 3 Primrose Street, or call 203-270-4201.
To kick off its annual Summer Reading program, C.H. Booth Library hired magician Scott Jameson to perform for children and their parents on Tuesday, June 23.
“We’ve had him before…he’s wonderful, he’s very intriguing, he’s very skilled. The kids loved him last year, so we’re having him back,” said Lana Bennison, the head of the children’s department at the library.
As students showed excitement, inching further toward the performer, Mr Jameson opened his performance by producing two umbrellas from seemingly nowhere during a scarf dance.
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.
Sometime between the end of the 2015 legislative session and the special session that wrapped up earlier this week, Newtown’s freshman Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) decided to give the governor’s proposed “Second Chance Society” legislation a second look. As the official session wrapped up a few weeks ago, Sen Hwang stood firmly with opponents to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed “Second Chance Society,” which aimed to reduce both the onus and penalties associated with certain drug offenses. But when the special session vote came down, Sen Hwang registered his vote and lent his voice in support of the progressive legislation.
The start of summer camp for local children in the Newtown Parks & Recreation day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Park was on June 22, the day after summer officially began.
Sara Edgerton and Trevor Ferraro are the site directors at Treadwell Park and Leah Pizighelli is the site director at Dickinson Park. All three site directors agreed that the first week of camp went well, saying that the highlight of the week was the combined field trip to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury.
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