• Networking Talk On Fixing '‘Broken Resume," At Next NFP Meeting

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals (NFP), a networking group focusing on people in transition, is meeting Tuesday, June 11, from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Knights of Columbus building at 46 Church Hill Road behind St Rose church. Professionals are welcome to attend for networking, followed by a presentation at 6:15 pm by Melanie Szlucha on “How to Fix a Broken Resume.”

  • Unique Blessings Opens In Sandy Hook Center

    Unique Blessings Spiritual & New Age Gift Shop opened in March. Located at 111 Church Hill Road, in a compact brick building that formerly housed Mr Turtle’s School, partners Starr Boch and Jeriann Rabbitt are pleased to offer an array of healing opportunities and gifts to soothe the soul of any recipient.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Grows With Donations From Newtown

    The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Donation Center at 127 South Main Street opened in March, and donation center attendant Mike Thomas said that he is “real happy” with the response the collection center has generated in Newtown. From a first week count of 27 donors, that number has rapidly grown. In the final week in April, Mr Thomas said, 119 people had stopped by to donate everything from clothing and shoes to children’s bicycles, furniture, games, and more. “We are seeing a lot of repeat customers, and that’s a good thing,” Mr Thomas said. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization matching children between the ages of 6 and 15 with a volunteer mentor at least 18 years of age or older. The “Bigs” as they are known, are asked to commit to meeting once a week, twice a month, or once a month with their “Littles” for three to five hours at a time, for a year. The one-on-one mentoring program provides at-risk children with positive role models, and is supported by professionals that offer guidance.

  • Changes In Modern Child Care Reflected At Misty Morning

    In the three years that Tracy Lefebvre has been owner and director of Misty Morning Child Center on Commerce Road, she has created a cultural shift “to a child-focused program that meets the needs of 21st Century childhood development,” she said, building on the 15-year-old business’s foundation.

  • Village Perk Cafe Open For Business

    Village Perk Cafe opened its doors at 6:30 this morning, the first day of operations for the new coffee house at 3 Glen Road in Sandy Hook. Nick Tornatore and manager Jennifer Weller were behind the counter this morning, ready to serve customers. The coffee house offers plenty of hot and iced drinks, smoothies, salads, grilled paninis, gelato, and Ovens of France baked goods. For the time being all orders must be paid for with cash. Hours are 6:30 am until 8:30 pm daily.

  • Flagpole Realty Relocates

    Flagpole Realty, formerly of 33 Main Street, has relocated to 71 South Main Street, Suite 12, just 1.3 miles south of the flagpole. The new office is in Ricci's Plaza, with plenty of parking. Wendy Margules, Cathy Masi, and Kenny Jacobson are looking forwa...

  • Urgent Care of Connecticut To Open Walk-In Clinic In Plaza South

    The executive management team of Urgent Care of Connecticut announced the opening of a new facility in Newtown, its sixth location and the company’s fourth in the greater Danbury area. Located in Plaza South at 226 South Main Street, is scheduled to open its doors in July.&...

  • Former Newtowner Heading Up California Wine Group

    Former Newtown resident and business owner Morgen McLaughlin was recently named new executive director of the Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Vintners’ Association (SBCVA). Ms McLaughlin previously served the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing...

  • Experienced Restaurateur Assembling New Dishes, Atmosphere At Foundry Kitchen And Tavern

    It’s one thing for a restaurant operator to assemble an array of mouth-watering entrees, soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts, but Foundry Kitchen and Tavern owner Christopher Bruno has taken his tasks far beyond the former Stone River Grille’s kitchen walls. He has been involved in every facet of the restaurant’s physical redesign as well. From the deconstruction process that has left the interior sparse and rustic, but at the same time welcoming, to a number of tables and serving surfaces that he and staff members have built or reclaimed, Mr Bruno’s experienced touch can be seen at every turn. The new restaurant's progressive American menu will focus on beef, seafood, and other tavern specialties.

  • CJ Golden To Speak At Next Working Women’s Forum

    Author CJ Golden will be the guest speaker on May 8 at a Working Women's Forum. “Living a Vital and Joyful Life with Tao and Defiance, Learn It, Live It, Pass It On,” Ms Golden's program, will discuss a life that combines the principles of Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy of acceptance, along with defying stereotypes, negativity, and self-defeating behaviors.