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  • Urgent Care of Connecticut To Open Walk-In Clinic In Plaza South

    The executive management team of Urgent Care of Connecticut announced the opening of a new facility in Newtown, its sixth location and the company’s fourth in the greater Danbury area. Located in Plaza South at 226 South Main Street, is scheduled to open its doors in July.&...

  • Bone Marrow Registry Drive To Be Held At NHS

    The Newtown High School Peer Leadership club has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Thursday, May 23, from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in the main lobby of the school, 12 Berkshire Road. The drive is open to the public, but is limited to people 18 years...

  • 2013 Hospice Breakfast Fundraiser Slated

    Co-chairpersons Marg Studley and Marie Sturdevant of the Newtown Chapter of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut have announced that the annual fundraising and volunteer thank you breakfast will take place Wednesday, June 12, at The Waterview on Route 34, just ov...

  • Lions Club Planning Spring Blood Drive

    Lions Club members Auggie D’Alessandro, Frank DeLucia, John Kopins, Bruce Walczak and Kevin Corey stand outside the lower entrance of Newtown Congregational Church. The club will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the church on Monday, May 13.

  • Registration Open For Future EMTs

    Interested in becoming an EMT? Visit Newtown Volunteer Ambulance’s website or stop in at 77 Main Street to pick up an application. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for people of all ages interested in obtaining their certification as an emergency medical technician (EMT). NVAC is teaming up with Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department to present the class, which will begin on Tuesday, May 14.

  • Community Forum On Violence Prevention May 13

    In a major effort to educate the public on the importance of linking data together regarding 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence and their association with psychiatric drugs, a national parent rights organization, Ablechild, will host a forum on mental heal...

  • Health Insurance Exchange Offering Small Businesses Choice Of Plans

    HARTFORD — Determined to set the standard for state health exchanges, Access Health CT will launch its Small Business Health Options (SHOP) program for quoting and enrollment on October 1 of this year. This action comes despite the decision by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to allow states to delay implementation of the employee-choice feature of SHOP until 2015. Access Health CT (also known as the Exchange) was created by the Connecticut Legislature in 2011 and is a quasi-public agency established to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. Its mission is to increase the number of insured residents in Connecticut, promote health, lower costs, and eliminate health disparities. Its vision is to provide a simple online shopping and enrollment experience for state residents and small businesses, starting with open enrollment in October 2013.

  • "Come Have Coffee," And Conversation

    Come Have Coffee And Conversation Come Have Coffee is a small support group that meets once weekly at Sandy Hook Deli & Catering, 102 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center. This is not a therapy session, just a chance for anyo...

  • Mental Health Specialist Looking At Community, Individual Healing Tactics

    In the approximately five weeks since Dr Jill Barron, a well-known psychiatrist who has worked with New York firefighters post 9/11 and other mass casualty incident survivors, began conducting a local critical needs assessment of mental health and support response, she has already arrived at some short-term observations. And she is ready to begin offering the community some insights on how to begin coming to grips with the harrowing tragedy of 12/14...

  • Raising Responsible And Resilient Children: A Women Of Wellness Event, May 2

    Women of Wellness of CT (WOW) will host “Building Our Future,” a Fairfield County Community Event, on Thursday, May 2, designed to bring parents in the community together for a night of fun, learning and connection. Mothers are invited to gather for an evening of wine, light bits and a special presentation by parenting expert Michael Thompson, PhD.