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  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newtown’s 26 angels.”

  • 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 health and the importance of informed consent.

  • Major Motorcycling Event Will Affect Sunday Traffic

    On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown.

    The event is a police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for a variety of funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14.

  • Using Town Records For Family Research

    This month’s meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

    The meeting starts at 7 pm and as always, is open to non-members free of charge.

    This month’s speaker is Joseph Camposeo, who has been Town Clerk of Manchester since 1996. Prior to being elected, he served as both a member and secretary for the town’s Board of Directors, and member of the Board of Education from 1978 until 1988.

  • Steve Bell In Concert At St Rose May 5

    The 9 am St Rose Folk Choir is hosting “An Evening of Story and Song with Steve Bell,” Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 pm.

    Mr Bell is “an excellent finger- style acoustic guitarist” and performer, said Larry Gardner, a member of the choir bringing Mr Bell to Newtown. The choir will be performing “at least three songs” with Mr Bell, according to Mr Gardner.

  • Bingo Finalé At St Rose, May 10

    The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night fwill be on May 10, which will also mark the final game night of the 2012-13 season.

    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.

    Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes. Dinner items and homemade baked goods are available for purchase, and free coffee is served.

  • Sisterhoods Co-Hosting Craft & Gift Fair In Trumbull, May 5

    TRUMBULL — A craft and gift fair hosted by the Sisterhood groups from Adath Israel of Newtown and B’nai Torah in Trumbull will be presented Sunday, May 5, at B’nai Torah, 5700 Main Street.

    An afternoon of shopping and pampering will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors, offering jewelry, Scentsy wickless candles, hand crafted mosaic items, Tupperware and Arbonne items, and much more.

  • Nashville Security Conference Invites Newtown Police Chief

    NASHVILLE, TENN. — A June 18 national Electronic Security Expo (ESX) will be featuring Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe as the featured speaker of its Industry IceBreaker Luncheon.

    In times of tragedy public safety officials react. On 12/14, Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe had the extremely difficult job of reacting to an elementary school scene that no one could have imagined.

    “This day — that scene—will always be present in my mind,” he told CBS News.

  • Creative Art Class At Library May 2

    To the community members and families of Newtown, artists of all ages and abilities, Regina’s Art Center will continue instructional and creative art classes at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to join art center founder Regina Rayzvikh for an innovative and unique two-hour session in the library’s Story Time Room.

  • A Banner For Boston

    A small banner was signed last week by employes of Newtown Municipal Center, first responders and even some of the families who lost loved ones on 12/14. The banner has been sent to Boston, offering a symbol of solidarity between two New England locations rocked by violence in the past months