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  • Welcoming Spring At Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School students, faculty, staff, families, and school friends welcomed spring on Friday, May 3, with traditional Maypole and Morris & Sword dances.“May Fairs all over the world are very joyous celebrations,” said Patricia Campbell, who directed the students throughout the event. “It is a time for waking up the earth after winter so that crops will grow, the flowers will come out.” Ms Campbell explained the different Morris & Sword dances performed by students on Friday, “go back to Shakespeare’s time.”

  • NHS To Present ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’ This Weekend

    Newtown High School’s Black Box production of Starting Here, Starting Now is set to open for performances this Thursday, May 2, and run through Sunday, May 5. Performances on Thursday and Friday are 7 pm, and the Saturday and Sunday performa...

  • Hawley Kindergarteners Learn About ‘Fine Gardening’

    Stephanie Fagan, the art director of Fine Gardening, published by The Taunton Press, visited with Hawley Elementary School kindergarten students on Friday, April 26. In math/science specialist Jenna Connors’s room, the kindergarteners learne...

  • Environmental Lessons Take Root

    Across the district, students received blue spruce saplings last week, thanks to volunteer work and donations. Now in its 26th year, the program began with an anonymous donor known as the Tree Lady. Through the October Hill Foundation grant, many trees hav...

  • PTSA Award Honors Dawn Hochsprung

    At this year’s annual Awards Dinner, held at Cascade, a banquet hall in Hamden, on April 25, the Connecticut PTSA not only named Dawn Hochsprung, one of the six adult victims on 12/14, its Elementary Principal of the Year, but also renamed the award after her. Connecticut PTSA President Jim Accomando said the annual Awards Dinner was well attended, and most of the night was directed at the Sandy Hook representatives in attendance. Ms Hochsprung’s family members were also invited to the event. A number of special moments occurred during the evening, according to Mr Accomando.

  • Local Fire Companies Ready To Grill For Great Newtown Reunion

    Agreements have been reached among members of the Great Newtown Reunion Committee, Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1, and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, with each of the fire companies heading up separate catering responsibilities for the gathering July 27 at Fairfield Hills. Members of Newtown Hook & Ladder will be hard at work when The Great Newtown Reunion kicks off on July 27, preparing thousands of burgers and hot dogs to be sold to reunion guests. As the late afternoon approaches, Hook & Ladder personnel will switch places with their Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue counterparts, who will then prepare lobsters and steak for the second phase of the day-long event.

  • Revolutionary Event, Random Hacks of Kindness To Be Hosted At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Students at the Newtown’s Fraser Woods Montessori School are looking to give hacking a benevolent and altruistic reputation by partaking in a program associated with Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK). The event is scheduled to run from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 4, at the Montessori school. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 30...

  • Adventure Center Open House Saturday, April 27

    The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC) Preschool is planning a communitywide open house on Saturday, April 27, to showcase a newly restored playground and new Sunshine Room. The event will run from 11 am until 2 pm, rain or shine. CAC is promoting &ld...

  • Sunshine Will Lighten The Electric Bill At Newtown Middle School

    If all goes according to plan, in the next few weeks Newtown Middle School will not only be a place for bright young minds to shine but it will also serve as a place to harness the power of the sun. Hundreds of three-by-five-foot photovoltaic modules sit a...

  • NMS Student An Author, Thanks To Online Writing Course

    Through an online travel blogging and social media course called Wandering Educators, Kathryn Blanco is now a published author. Kathryn, an eighth grade student at Newtown Middle School, is listed along with her fellow students from the course as one of th...