Origami peace cranes that had been roosting on the Newtown Congregational Church sanctuary altar since shortly after 12/14 have begun a new journey.
The 1,000 cranes had been made by members of Saron United Church of Christ, in Sheboygen Falls, Wis., on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. After the shootings at Chardon High School in Ohio on February 27, 2012, the cranes were sent to Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon. In turn, Pilgrim CC extended their sympathy by passing the peace in the form of the Saron UCC origami cranes on to NCC after 12/14.
Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit organization created by community members of Newtown in the aftermath of 12/14, launched a Mother’s Day campaign on May 9 asking the public to make a promise to help prevent violence in communities across the country by signing a digital Mother’s Day card.
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