The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues its free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on September 10 from 8 to 9 am.
The guest speaker is Jeff Cowden of Yacko and Sons Tree Service. Mr Cowden’s presentation is titled “Simple Steps to Maintain Healthy Trees” and will include a workshop that actively improves guests’ knowledge of maintaining their trees and shrubs.
Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and Big Buddha Cigar Lounge will co-host a Community Craft & Tag Sale on Sunday, September 14, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will be presented at the firehouse at 34 Hawleyville Road.
While previously announced as taking place at both locations, organizers have decided to present everything at the fire station and its property in order to alleviate the need to pedestrian traffic crossing Route 25.
Hawleyville Fire members will be grilling food, and also offering drinks for purchase.
Area teens and young adults are invited to a free “Hands On Banking: Money Skills You Will Need For Life” presentation by Wells Fargo Bank on Tuesday, September 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
Please note this program was originally scheduled for September 17.
Topics include budgeting, needs versus wants, savings and checking, and more. There will be giveaways during the evening, as well.
The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on September 6 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. It is the first dinner of the 2014-15 season, which marks 25 years of food and community fellowship.
The public is cordially invited to join church members for dinner, which is served from 5 to 7:30 pm
Growing up around horses and receiving riding and jumping training from a teacher who couldn’t possibly care any more about her success than any other (the instructor happens to be her mom), Newtown’s Ellie Ferrigno has quickly become an advanced rider for her age.
Now 12, Ferrigno is competing against horse lovers who are two, three, four, five — sometimes as many as six — years older than her.
Newtown School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, joined US Representative Elizabeth Esty, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and US Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Schools Director David Esquith on a conference call Wednesday announcing the local school district will receive an additional $3.1 million grant under the School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program.
After months of research and analysis, a former and current Legislative Council member, who stressed they were not working for the council, recommended to the Board of Selectmen last month that the town go forward and determine “the best path” for joining a regional emergency dispatch system. In making their recommendation, Jeff Capeci and Neil Chaudhary emphasized that the town could potentially save 30 percent of the $1.03 million it now spends by consolidating Newtown’s dispatch services with the operations of a regional service in Torrington.
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will welcome Robert Noreika, a prominent watercolorist and illustrator, for a demonstration of landscape painting in watercolor during its meeting on Wednesday, September 10.
The meeting and subsequent program will begin at 7:30 pm. It will be at Newtown Meeting House (lower level), 31 Main Street. The demonstration is open to the public and admission is free.