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  • Parent Lecture Slated On Internet Safety

    The Newtown Prevention Council and the Newtown Middle School PTA are set to host a Parent Lecture titled “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens,” on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 pm, in the Memorial Room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts, a former youth officer and federal Internet Crimes Against Children task force member, will present the lecture.

  • Always In ‘Flux,’ Adrian Belew Unveils Latest Project, Trio Tour

    As a guitarist, Adrian Belew has made his mark as the go-to ‘string man’ for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and most notably, the supremely eclectic King Crimson. Along the way the affable Kentuckian also wracked up serious cred as a critically acclaimed solo artist with his group The Bears, as an in-demand multi instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and more recently, visual artist and app creator.

  • Connecticut Hospitals Carry Out Governor’s Directive To Hold Ebola Drills

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that all Connecticut acute care hospitals have conducted an Ebola preparedness drill per his directive last week. The governor gave hospitals one week to complete the exercise to make sure their procedures were up to standard.

  • Environmental Group Concerned Over Concrete Work at Animal Sanctuary Site

    A private environmental protection group has informed the first selectman that it is concerned about development that has occurred at a 34-acre site at Fairfield Hills, near the environmentally sensitive Deep Brook, without the developer first having secured a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for such work from the town.

  • Family Event Planned For WIN’s Golden Anniversary

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is hosting a Family Friendly Fun Night on Friday, October 24, and all Newtown residents and surrounding towns are invited.

    Members invite everyone to celebrate with them at Castle Hill Farm, at 25 Sugar Lane (off Route 302), from 7 to 10 pm.

    Try to find your way through the nighttime seven-acre corn maze, take a hay ride through the corn and hay fields, stay warm around the bonfire, and have your face painted with glow-in-the dark paint.

  • Four-Week EFT/Tapping Workshop To Begin At Resiliency Center

    EFT/Tapping is stress and trauma relief technique that is an easy to learn, child-friendly tool that provides healing, comfort and resiliency through stressful events of life. Parenting is filled with emotionally intense moments, and EFT can help adults approach these moments with balance and confidence.

  • Retail (For) Therapy: A Night Out With Benefits

    “You know how some people like to go shopping and call it their therapy? This is a shopping event that will be helping others get therapy,” said Lauren Morehouse, describing an event she is helping to organize. Called Retail (For) Therapy, a vendor fair will be offered at Julie Allen Bridals on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • Open Burning Season To Start November 1

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has announced that the annual open burning season is scheduled to start Saturday, November 1. Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, will start being issued Wednesday, October 29, at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    Permits are $5. Office hours for the fire marshal are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Permits are for the burning of brush only, whose trunk size is no larger than three inches in diameter.

  • Laying The Groundwork For A Place Of Healing In The Heart Of Newtown

    A rough path at the end of Old Farm Road leads to the top of a hill overlooking a property filled with beds of past-season goldenrod, milkweed pods exuding feathery seeds, and waist-high grasses. Jenny Hubbard, Monica Roberto, and Harmony Verna pause there. They are looking beyond the overgrown brush to a vision they have held close to their hearts for the last year and a half.

  • Weight Loss Challenge Seeking Several More Participants

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank and additional support from Sandy Hook Promise, is launching a free, four-week wellness initiative for 40 adult Newtown residents currently struggling to maintain their fitness levels.

    The program’s goal is to help Newtown residents achieve a cumulative weight loss of at least 2,560 pounds over the next five years.