• HealingNewtown Workshops & Programs, March 15-30

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, and The Connecticut Office of the Arts have come together to create HealingNewtown Arts Space at 5 Queen Street (next to Caraluzzi’s). As part of the HealingNewtow...

  • Open Mic Night At HealingNewtown; Performers Sought

    HealingNewtown Arts Space is planning an open mic event for Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 9 pm. This will be a fun event for everyone, and an opportunity for those interested to perform.  Organizers are hoping to hear from musicians, poets, comedians,...

  • Healing Project Back, March 16-17

    The Sandy Hook Healing Project will return to the Newtown community this weekend to continue its series of workshops on navigating the unknown. Organizers would like to invite the public on Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 3 pm, in the Old Court Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. A second workshop, for the high school community, will be held the following afternoon in the same location.

  • "Voices For Heroes:" The Sound Of Healing, Inspiration And Encouragement, For Newtown

    When Denise LaBrecque and friend Evan Betts first heard of the events of 12/14, the two friends were devastated that such a thing could happen so close to home. They grew up in Shelton, and live near Newtown.When they later heard that a friend and former classmate was among those to lose a child in the tragedy, their hearts broke.

  • A Cinderella Night For Dads And Daughters

    The Princess Ball was founded in 2002, said co-founder Elizabeth Joyce of Ridgefield, and the first father-daughter formal dance was held at Ridgefield Community Center in March 2003. “I had two wonderful father-daughter dances with my own dad as a ...

  • Snapshot: Sharon Doherty

    Occupation: I’m the owner of PJ’s Laundromat in Sandy Hook Center. I’ve owned it for 12 years. I’m also a Mary Kay consultant and have been doing that for seven or eight years. Family:

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    Newtown News Through The Eyes Of A Cat

  • Using Ancestry.com Successfully

    The next meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm, at C.H. Booth Library. The guest speaker will be Toni McKeen, with “Tips & Tricks for Using Ancestry.com Successfully."

  • "A Buddhist Perspective" To Explore Eastern And Western Approaches To Violence And Healing

    Sandy Hook Promise will host a special presentation, "Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective," on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm at Congregation Adath Israel. The lecture will consist of presentations by four panelists: two Tibetan Buddhist lamas (teachers) involved as chaplains and in chaplaincy training, and two students of Buddhism with extensive personal and/or professional experience in dealing with violence and its aftereffects.

  • Leaps Of Faith Hits The Slopes

    The Sandy-Hook based Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers (LOF) hit the slopes on Tuesday, February 26 at Mt. Southington. The skiers and LOF volunteers had a “great” afternoon, said Leaps of Faith President Joel Zeisler. “This snow ski clinic was our most successful event to date.” Attendance was sold out, and children, adults, and veterans with disabilities learned to ski.