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  • Purple Butterflies For Dylan

    On Friday, March 8, Dylan Hockley would have celebrated his seventh birthday. Dylan was one of the children killed on 12/14. To honor him and his memory, The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) will host a special program where visitors to the Church...

  • Valentine's Day Cupcakes Offered "Community Communal Hugs"

    The Newtown High School cafeteria was turned into a confectionary gathering spot on Valentine’s Day. Vikki Grodner, the founder of Life Is Precious, traveled with her husband Ken from Alabama to help deliver thousands of cupcakes to Newtown’s first responders, the immediate families of those who lost loved ones on 12/14, and the children of Sandy Hook School. The offering was Mrs Grodner’s way of “giving the community communal hugs,” she said. She called it The Newtown Community Cupcake Heartwarmer.

  • Newtown Dad, Toy Inventor Help Local Children Find Peaceful Sleep Again

    A Thank You call from a Sandy Hook father to a Los Angeles-based toy has resulted in a friendship and toy donation to help the children of Newtown sleep at night.

  • All Ages Invited To Try Free CircusYoga Class

    Residents of all ages are invited to join CircusYoga, a special class being offered at Hawley School on Sunday, March 17. CircusYoga is designed to engage all ages. It blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of the circus, and fosters connection, play, communication, and community.

  • Top of The Mountain, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    Newtown news from a cat's-eye view.

  • Concert Preview: For Return To Newtown, Sliabh Notes Promises Plenty Of New Material, In "An Excellent Venue"

    Since the early 1990s Sliabh Notes, the beloved trio from Ireland’s Sliabh Luachra, a geographically small and musically mighty region in the southwest of the country, has been bringing the distinctive music of their native place to a worldwide audience. On Saturday, March 9, at 8 pm, Sliabh Notes will return to Newtown Meeting House for their fourth performance in town.

  • Parks & Rec Announces Special Events For Residents

    Newtown Parks & Recreation Department will host three special events this month. All three are free of charge, but they are also for Newtown residents only.

  • NHS Graduates Planning Boston Event To Benefit Children’s Museum

    The “Night For Newtown At Fenway Park” is a special fundraiser for the anticipated EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, coordinated by Newtown High School graduates currently living in Boston. In response to the tragedy of 12/14, nine...

  • Next St Rose Bingo Is March 8

    The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night for the 2012-13 season will be on March 8. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:30.

  • Portrait Photography With Unique Subjects, March 7 With Flagpole Photographers

    On Thursday March 7, at 7:30 pm, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is offering a portrait photography workshop with unique subjects: Members of the 501st Connecticut Garrison, who will be posing in Star Wars costumes including Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Tuscan Raiders, and Jedi Knights.