Newtown Music Studio Director Jackie Gaudet walked into the church hall singing. Following her through the doorway and fanning out across the room on Saturday, April 6, were students and friends, performing a Spring Benefit Concert at the Newtown Congregational Church. The concert was meant to promote new growth in town while showing appreciation and providing funds for members of the Newtown Police Department.
Jonah Cohen, outreach and public programs manager for The Children's Museum of West Hartford, visited C.H. Booth Library on April 13 to continue a special series of free programs by children's museums across the state. Mr Cohen's visit was part of the Museums Love Newtown series hosted by the library.
Members and supporters of SHOP (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) spent the weekend of April 13 sprucing up Sandy Hook Center and the banks of the Pootatuck River in anticipation of welcoming hundreds of community members and visitors for a Spring Fling Block Party on Saturday, April 27. Festivities will run from 11 am to 4:30 pm that day.
Volunteers of all ages recently gathered to create handmade invitations for a Lighthouse Festival to be presented on June 15 at Trinity Episcopal Church. The event will be presented by Ben’s Lighthouse Fund, and organizers hope to draw residents of all ages.
Schools supplies donated to Massachusetts schools in honor of Sandy Hook, T-shirts designed by a man with a loose connection to town who wanted to help The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, a Suffield church that did a Palm Sunday collection for a dental clinic in Haiti, also done in honor of Sandy Hook, and a Massachusetts artist who found inspiration along the sandy beaches of Cape Cod... This is the seventh installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events, offers and gestures that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.
Members of Bridgeport Fire Department were in Sandy Hook on April 6, visiting the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station to share gifts and some news. Bridgeport Firefighter Cef Rivera and his daughter Jasmine had decided, after hearing of a project that would bring a carousel to Sandy Hook, to design T-shirts that would be sold to not only honor Newtown residents following 12/14, but would also raise funds for the carousel.
Thanks to Botsford Fire Rescue and Merenna Amusements carnivals rides, games and food are once again being offered in the main parking lot at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, during the annual Spring Carnival. This year’s event opened on Thursday, April 18, and will run until ...
Count the villages of Furcy and Les Cayes in Haiti as two more places that have friends and allies in Newtown. Newtown United Methodist Church members have been lending a hand to these villages since an earthquake ravished the Caribbean nation in 2010. Newtown resident Amy Thomas is one such ally, who has volunteered her time and energy to assist the people of Haiti. She was one of nine volunteers who recently assisted the HELO orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti, in March.
Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to NewtownEarthDay.org. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. To invest in...