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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid: Public Training Planned At Booth Library

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a six-hour certification course that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge.

    Northwestern Connecticut AHEC (Area Health Education Center) will offer the course at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Wednesday and Friday, September 24 and 26, from 11 am to 2 pm each day.

  • Wilk On Watercolors, Next Wednesday

    “Island Irises” is a 19 by 20-inch watercolor by Laura Wilk, who will be the guest artist for SCAN next week.

  • Music Workshop To Celebrate With Return Of Youth Open Mic

    The Music Workshop will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its new teaching location at Newtown Congregational Church with the return of Saturday Night Youth Open Mic on September 27. Open mic events take place in The Great Room of the church, 14 West Street.

    “Students of Newtown High School Tech Club will video the open mic for airing on the high school’s Channel 17 on Charter Cable,” says Workshop Director and teacher Jim Allyn.

  • Defective Smoke & CO Alarms Recalled

    Three models of Kidde brand smoke detectors or smoke alarm-CO detectors are affected by a major recall. Shown here is one of three models involved in the recall, Kidde 10-Year Smoke Alarm model i12010S.

  • Selectmen Learn Town Pension Is ‘In Good Health’

    Following a brief update to the Board of Selectmen by the Town’s Pension Committee and representatives from Westport Resources, which administers the fund, Finance Director Robert Tait pronounced the local program to be “in good health.”

    The highpoint of the September 15 presentation was the news that after several years of falling substantially below the earnings benchmark, the fund has rebounded and yielded a 14 percent return for the 2014–15 fiscal year, Mr Tait explained following the meeting.

  • The Chaos Contingency

    The governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has heard testimony from an array of experts on school security, mental health, and gun violence prevention in the past year and a half, but none spoke more authoritatively on the impact of sudden chaos on the orderly life of a community than Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra. She addressed the panel last Friday.

  • Art Galleries Pop Up In Sandy Hook, Reception Friday Night

    The public is invited to celebrate under decorative lights with a glass of wine at the Smokey Topaz and Art in Residence (AIR) pop-up galleries on Friday, September 19.

  • Resiliency Center Events To Include Anniversary Celebration

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will celebrate its first anniversary on September 23.

  • Newtown Foundation Seeking Support For December Vigil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, December 11, a service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

    The Newtown Foundation plans to bring families of victims and survivors of gun violence from Newtown and around the country to the vigil at the Cathedral. In order to transport families to Washington, D.C., however, funding is needed.

  • Almost Time For Great Pumpkin Races

    What fall sport do you participate in? Is it football? soccer? Or are you just warming up for basketball?

    For the past four years the Newtown Lions Club has offered a different sort of fall sport: pumpkin racing. All that is needed to participate is to create a pumpkin racer with two axels, attached through the pumpkin. Size and shape do not matter.