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  • Local Mental Health First Aid Classes Offered To Businesses, Groups

    What do volunteers from Newtown Youth & Family Service, an administrator at The Resiliency Center of Newtown, a local state representative, an All-Star bus driver, and two Newtown Bee staff members have in common? They were all among the first graduating class certified in mental health first aid (MHFA).

  • Developer Sues, Seeking To Expand Sewer District

    A land development firm has sued the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), seeking to have a judge order the WSA to expand the municipal sanitary sewer service district so that all of a 35-acre parcel at 79 Church Hill Road is placed within the sewer district, not just a three-acre section of the parcel, as is now the case.

  • ‘Getting To Know Your Camera’

    On Thursday, February 5, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a hands-on program. “Getting To Know Your Camera” will feature an open discussion on photography tips and tricks, and improving photographs with one's own camera.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses, Part I

    With the recent cold snap I’ve become nostalgic for hay. That’s right, hay. Whenever sub-zero wind chills make the news, I take a deep breath and can recall that sweet smell of alfalfa and timothy on crisp winter mornings.

    My old horse would eat copious amounts of hay when the mercury dipped below freezing. Hay is what kept him warm and each winter it seemed all I did from sunrise to sunset to moonrise was fill his hay net over and over and over again.

  • Kidologie Establishes Scholarship For Graduating 2015 NHS Senior

    The Newtown based company, Connectologie, LLC, recently announced the creation of a $2,500 Kidologie Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating 2015 Newtown High School senior.

    The money will be raised from admission ticket sales at the company’s 3rd Annual Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer event, taking place at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday, March 15, from 11 am to 3 pm.

  • Newtowner Nate Hapke Crowd Funding New Film With Richard Herd

    Contemporary cinema is packed with repeat director-actor collaborations that have yielded stellar results.

    There’s Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, along with Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to name a few.

    Perhaps Newtown can claim some ownership to another recent director-actor pairing: former resident Nate Hapke and seasoned performer Richard Herd.

  • Affordable Health Screenings Coming To Sandy Hook

    Residents living in and around Sandy Hook can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    Newtown United Methodist Church, at 92 Church Hill Road, will host this community event on Monday, January 26. Screenings can check for:

    *The level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke, and overall vascular health;

    *HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels;

  • Free Seminars For Business Owners

    The Newtown Economic Development Commission and the Newtown Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Connecticut District Office to offer free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship.

    All seminars will be held in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, from 8 to 9:30 am. Coffee and bagels will be served.

    The following workshops are scheduled:

  • For Growing A Youth Ministry At NUMC The Solution Seemed Preordained

    Reverend Mel Kawakami said the path followed by a college student who is currently serving as the new youth leader for Newtown United Methodist Church was an act of faith.

    The senior pastor of NUMC, Rev Kawakami has had a new leader for his church’s younger members since last summer.

    Brendan Fox, 24, is not ordained, but does have the blessing of NUMC’s trustees, who interviewed and then hired the Bethel resident late last year after a serendipitous series of events brought him to the Sandy Hook church.

  • NAA To Protest NSSF Trade Show And Policies

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) will hold a rally outside the headquarters of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, on Tuesday, January 20, at 4:15 pm, “to expose the gun industry’s shameful record of selling military-style assault rifles that are routinely used in mass shootings, while at the same time it opposes gun safety laws and policies,” according to the announcement of the event released earlier this week. Organizers are encouraging members of the community to attend.