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  • Mission: Wolf Visits Reed School

    Reed Intermediate School fifth graders were silently assembled around the school’s gymnasium as three wolves, lead by handlers, entered on Monday, October 13.

    Mission: Wolf is a nonprofit educational wolf sanctuary in Colorado, according to its website, missionwolf.org, and its traveling ambassadors have provided its outreach program worldwide.

  • ‘Unidentified Man’ Near Middle Gate School Prompts Security Measures

    Middle Gate Elementary School entered “lock-in” mode for about 45 minutes on Wednesday, October 22, while police investigated the circumstances surrounding the presence of an unidentified man who was spotted on the school grounds.

    There were no injuries in the incident, police said.

    Through their probe, police determined that situation amounted to “a misunderstanding,” said police Sergeant David Kullgren.

  • Newtown Foundation, Others, Partner For December 11 Vigil To Commemorate Gun Violence Victims

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, The Newtown Foundation will join Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Washington National Cathedral and allies from across the United States in a vigil service of mourning and remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.

  • Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Returning Saturday

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is hoping to see plenty of young costumed residents this weekend, during The Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.

    This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Downtown merchants  — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.

  • A Feast Of Food And Memories For Newtown Congregational Church

    It was a full house in the Great Room of Newtown Congregational Church, Friday evening, October 17, as members and friends of the congregation gathered for food and reflections on the church’s 300th anniversary, being celebrated this year.

    Photo albums and two slideshows gave dinner guests ample opportunity to explore the church’s more recent past, and in two brief talks during the course of the evening, Reverend Matthew Crebbin addressed the early years of the Newtown Congregational Church and its growth over three centuries.

  • Horse Guard Trail Ride November 1

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride.

    Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.

  • A Rainy Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.

    The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.

  • Internationally Renowned Horse Trainer To Conduct Workshops, Offer Performance At Horse Guard HQ

    Have you got a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), November 8-11. The workshops will be held at the Horse Guard’s grounds, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills.

  • Volunteers Sought For Handmade Blanket Event

    TRUMBULL — The Binky Patrol of Southern Connecticut (BPSC) is planning a Binkathon, a one-afternoon event during which hundreds of binkies will be produced for future distribution.

  • A Halloween Tradition, Boo Boxes Will Fundraise For Food Pantries & Ann’s Place

    For the tenth year a collection of cardboard boxes have been decorated and filled with Halloween offerings. For the first time, they are being sold around town.

    This year, the boxes have been decorated by members of Newtown United LLC, along with a few local artists, and are being sold for $10 each as a fundraiser for FAITH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry at Newtown Social Services, and Ann’s Place.