Neil Davis is on a 3,178-mile journey called “Not Broken, Just Damaged Walk Across America” to raise funds and awareness for the charities Combat Stress in the UK and The Wounded Warrior Project in the United States.
On his fundraising page at justgiving.com, he wrote in part: “Quite simply, it’s now time for me to do something to help.” Mr Davis has served in both British and American forces.
Working through the grief at the sudden death in July of her husband, writer James P. Hanrahan, artist Ginger Hanrahan has planned a show and sale of her art with music and refreshments to raise money to sponsor a scholarship in his name. It is proposed that the scholarship will be offered through Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Open to the public, the event will begin with a short memorial service at 3 pm Saturday, August 15, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Newtown Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown.
Police have provided information concerning an unusual multiple-impact motor vehicle accident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 1, at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25) in Botsford. Those accident details became available on August 7.
C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley, right, accepted a framed poster of the 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade program cover from Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell on Monday, August 10. Last year’s parade was dedicated to Newtown’s many authors and illustrators, with the theme of “Write On, Newtown!” Each year, the parade committee presents a poster of the previous year’s parade program to the library. The framed posters from previous locations are found at various locations throughout the library.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) members do not use their full names. Because they are empowering children who have been abused, these same abusers or those that support them may decide to target BACA members. All road names are kid-friendly and many come from cartoons or children’s stories.
More than 50 children went through the Safety Town program at Newtown Youth & Family Services this year.
Sessions were presented, for two hours each morning, July 27-31 and August 3-7. Each day, children were guided through presentations, games, arts and crafts, and even bike riding time to learn lessons that can help them through their entire life.
The 10th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.
NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr said she is very excited to be celebrating “ten years of community members running, walking and pushing strollers to help us achieve our mission and provide support services in greater Newtown.”