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  • Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest Organizers Donate $25,000 To Sandy Hook Promise

    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. 

  • Chartwells Introduces ‘Simply Good’ Program

    Parents and school community members should have received a letter within the past two weeks from Director of Dining Services Dan Shields and Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, RD,  from Chartwells School Dining Services, to introduce its new Simply Good program ahead of the 2014-15 school year.

    Different versions of the letter were sent out to describe the program for the elementary schools, for Reed Intermediate School, for Newtown Middle School, and for Newtown High School.

  • Charter Cable Customers Getting Ready For Digital Conversion

    Charter Communications customers in Newtown will receive more than 200 high definition (HD) channels, better picture quality, and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter completes its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014.

  • NVS Team Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge To Support One Of Their Own & ALS Association

    It may have been warm when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began gaining steam earlier this month, but the owners and employees of Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) ended up taking the challenge on one of the summer’s cooler days. Nevertheless, nearly two dozen people stood on the side lawn of the Church Hill Road 24-hour veterinary emergency and specialty hospital Friday afternoon and poured buckets of ice water over themselves.

  • CT Pour Tour, With Stop In Newtown, Raises $50,000

    Todd Ruggere of Massachusetts made a stop at My Place Restaurant on August 15 during his fundraising Pour Tour of Connecticut last week.

    Stopping in each town in the state and donating a $1 from beer pints sold at particular establishments, he managed, with Newtown’s help, to raise more than $50,000 to put toward research to fight pediatric cancer during his second annual Pour Tour. His brief stop at the Queen Street tap room and restaurant raised more than $150, he said in an e-mail this week. He had reached his initial $50,000 goal.

  • Newtowner Excited To Serve Her Biscotti, Etc. To Emmy Celebs

    Stephanie Schneiderman, who founded Newtown-based Biscotti Etc. just two years ago, was skeptical when she was asked to serve up her tasty treats at the 2014 Emmy Awards. But after doing a little detective work to determine the offer was legit, she quickly agreed.

    A recent visit by The Newtown Bee found Ms Schneiderman packing for the weekend adventure and preparing to ship several cases of her homemade biscotti out to Los Angeles.

  • Multi-Faceted Kozelek To Play Special Solo Show At ETH, September 20

    On Saturday, September 20, at 7:30 pm, Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters will headline the eighth show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall series.

    Kozelek has been called one of the greatest songwriters to emerge from an exceptionally strong period for alternative music: the early ‘90s. His outfit from that decade, Red House Painters, crafted a haunting body of work, unparalleled in its vulnerability and honesty.

  • Despite Opposition Selectmen Advised To Pursue Regional Dispatch Study

    There is enough compelling evidence that public safety could be improved and cost savings realized for a two-person advisory team to advise the Board of Selectmen to consider a formal study on turning local emergency communications over to a specialized regional dispatch organization.

  • Newtown Gets More Funding For Sidewalks After Bridgewater Declines Grant

    As local officials and volunteers are about to begin a “memorial sidewalk” project that will eventually link Sandy Hook School to Main Street at the flagpole, Newtown’s planning agency announced it will be receiving an unanticipated grant that will underwrite additional sidewalks between Glover Avenue and Mile Hill South.