First Selectman Pat Llodra surprised Director of Social Services Ann Piccini on Friday, April 12, with flowers and a commendation for 25 years of service to the town of Newtown.Mrs Llodra noted Ms Paccini's dedication, and thanked her for all her efforts over the last 25 years.Friday marked 25 years to the date that Ms Piccini began working with the Newtown Department of Social Services.
Things happen for a reason and sometimes don’t happen for a reason, says Louise L. DeMars, executive director of New England Carousel Museum. Last summer the museum staff put out a bulletin board asking visitors to name a stander horse from the museum’s collection created by Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein. The horse, on display in the museum, is an inside row piece in primer paint with a roached mane. “We collected many names from the public for the staff to review but a new name was never selected,” Ms DeMars said recently.
“It occurred to me that, sadly, this seems to be the year of ‘Sandy,’ between the storm that brought such devastation to Connecticut and the senseless tragedy in Newtown.
A concert by Phosphorescent at the Edmond Town Hall on Friday, April 19, will be “a unique mix of country rock,” said Live at Edmond Town Hall series coordinator Hayden Bates. A Newtown resident since 2009, Mr Bates has been organizing the Live at Edmond Town Hall series since 2011 as fundraisers to support the town hall’s restoration work.
Therapy Dogs International Chapter 268 held its first meeting in Newtown on Tuesday, February 26, after receiving permission from Therapy Dogs International (TDI) to create a local chapter. TDI Chapter 268, currently with 41 members, is the only TDI chapter in Connecticut.
Everwonder Children’s Museum board members Chris and Kristin Chiriatti, Rebekah Harriman-Stites, and Karen Smiley welcomed a steady stream of curious parents and children, from Newtown and other area towns, to opening day of the “Everwonder Experience,” Saturday, April 6.