SOUTHINGTON — Erin Furniss and Lisa Wrubleski are friends, neighbors and Southington residents, and both have 6-year-old daughters who attend Plantsville Elementary School in Southington. In response to 12/14, the women have decided to do something locally to remember the victims and spread the notion of caring.
The Newtown High School wind ensemble, orchestra, and choruses will perform the world premiere of Samuel R. Hazo’s Glorificare on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 pm, for all residents who wish to attend. The performance will be in the auditorium at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road.
In a ceremony at Newtown High School on Monday, May 6, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients presented Citizen Service Before Self Honors Medals posthumously to the fallen Sandy Hook School staff from 12/14 and presented a Certificate of Commendation to all teachers and staff at the school who acted courageously that day.
Approximately 2,000 motorcycles participated in The Sandy Hook Green Ribbon Ride, a special motorcycle ride-fundraiser that thundered through Newtown on Sunday, May 5. The route brought riders into town along Route 34 — these riders were on Berkshire Road, just north of Old Mill Road — and then took them across Wasserman Way before turning onto Route 25 and heading south, toward Trumbull
The board of directors of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation announced Monday that it has asked the Foundation’s Distribution Committee to postpone the public hearings that were scheduled to take place in Newtown on May 7 and 8.
In the final minutes of a marathon five hour meeting May 3 that started with some raw and emotional input from Sandy Hook School staff, a Newtowner who played a key role on 12/14 sat down before a school building task force and described what he was witnessing.
Gene Rosen, who found six students from the school in his neighboring driveway that fateful December morning and sheltered them until parents and police arrived, took a few moments to dial down his own emotions before he spoke.
“I heard the agony of this process,” he said, his voice hitching.
Kitten Associates, a home foster-based cat rescue group located in Sandy Hook, announced this week that one of the kittens who helped heal residents following 12/14 through its established Kitties For Kids program, is critically ill and funds are being raised to help determine the cause.