Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization founded in the days following 12/14, announced Monday, January 12, its partnership with Beyond Differences, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending social isolation in schools across the country. Together, they are promoting February 13 as National No One Eats Alone Day, and urging schools to participate in tackling the epidemic of social exclusion by holding lunchtime events at their schools with activities that encourage students to engage with one another.
The New Year has begun, bringing with it hopes and resolutions meant to erase the folly of the previous year (or years). It is an annual event, celebrated in this part of the world by the turning of the Gregorian Calendar page from December to January.
Cups bubbled over New Year’s Eve, 2014 released with the pop of a cork or the 141-foot plunge of the 11,875-pound Waterford crystal-encrusted sphere in Times Square. Without a doubt, more than one person turned to the other and promised…
Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization formed in the days following 12/14, will premiere a new documentary tonight at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. The documentary is part of a comprehensive educational effort designed to help parents protect children from becoming future victims of gun violence.
In advance of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, musicians, celebrities and influential organizations are donating special items and experiences to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, in partnership with the luxury charity auction website CharityBuzz. The auction opened on November 25, and will continue to accept bids through Thursday, December 18.
A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Congratulations to the Newtown High School football team for winning the South-West Conference Title last Thursday night, November 20, shutting out Brookfield 42-0. This win makes Title #3 in a row for our local high school team. Two paws up to all of the team members, coaches, parents, and fans!
Monday, November 17, 2014: This post has been updated to indicate the correct station number for WMNR.
On Sunday afternoon, November 23, “Within Our Reach — A Celebration Of Our Commitment To Fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise,” will broadcast live from Newtown Congregational Church on WPKN (89.5 FM) and WXCI (91.7).
WMNR (88.1 FM) will rebroadcast the event at 9 pm that evening.
Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.
Under the guidance of yoga instructor Brian Pontolilo, third from left, a group of yoga participants demonstrates the chair pose. The instructional session was one of many held at the Newtown Yoga Festival.
Organizers of the 2nd Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest made a $25,000 donation, August 21, to the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) General and Community Funds. The donation will be split equally between these funds.