• Soldier Is Walking 3,000 Miles To Raise Awareness For Veterans

    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.

  • Jim Hanrahan Memorial & Art Benefit Planned

    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.

  • Newtown VFW To Host Outdoor Midnight Rodeo Concert, August 22

    Newtown VFW Post 308 will host a special concert by Midnight Rodeo on Saturday, August 22. The performance will begin at 6 pm, in the outdoor pavilion at 18 Freedom Defenders Way.

  • Sedan Collides With Multiple Pillars At Shopping Center

    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.

  • Car Show Partial Proceeds Benefit PD Canine Unit

    “Hey, come out,” shouted Newtown Police Officer Felicia Figol.

    “I would rather not,” answered Officer Matthew Hayes from a hiding spot behind shrubs on a landscaped lawn next to the police station Saturday, August 8.

    “What’s behind your back?” Officer Figol asked.

    “Nothing; I have a right to be here,” he said. “Don’t harass the public.”

  • Town Players Invites Directors To Submit Plays For 2016

    Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre during the group’s 2016 season.

  • Framed Poster Is ‘Write On’ For Booth Library

    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 ‘Break The Chains’ Of Child Abuse

    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.

  • Learning How To Play It Safe At A Young Age

    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.

  • 10th Annual Newtown Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    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.”