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  • LeReine’s To Host AARP CT Event

    LeReine’s Cuisine, a restaurant at 31 Pecks Lane, is hosting a free community event, “Meet AARP CT,” on Sunday, October 12, from 1 to 3 pm. This will be is an opportunity for area residents to learn more about AARP and what the organization does at the state and local levels.

    AARP Advocacy works with legislators to share concerns on issues for seniors and their families, in order to implement better legislation and policies statewide.

  • NVS Donates Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks To Local Fire Companies

    Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) has donated specially designed pet oxygen masks to Fairfield County fire companies to help firefighters save the lives of cats and dogs rescued from burning buildings.

    Pet oxygen masks were donated to Wilton Fire Department in May, and more recently to Hawleyville Fire Company, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, and Newtown Hook & Ladder.

  • Banned Books Week Is Annual Event; Freedom To Read Is Year-Round

    “Think for yourself, and let others do the same,” exhorts the American Library Association poster for the 2014 Banned Books Week.

  • Grabarz To Talk Floral Trends At Networking Forum

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Beautifying Your Space With Today’s Floral Trends,” with guest Judy Grabarz, owner of Newtown Florist.

    Scientific research has proven that flowers can improve one’s mood. Ms Grabarz will demonstrate quick and easy ways to group plants in areas of the home and office for interest and texture, as well as how to design flowers with current trends.

  • Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Training To Start At PD

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut.

    And on October 1, Newtown Police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele told The Newtown Bee he was days away from starting a “train the trainer” program so the local department can implement a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The program has been implemented among a growing number of local police agencies since it was introduced through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) in 2012.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor,

    For nearly 15 years, Mitch Bolinsky has been a force for good in Newtown. I say this not just as a constituent, but with pride because he’s also my father.

  • A Colorful ‘Protest’ At Head O’ Meadow

    Before entering school at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School on Tuesday, September 30, students first had to make their way through a protest.

    Head O’ Meadow Library/Media Specialist Bev Bjorklund explained that before the event, students at the Boggs Hill Road school had read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt in class, and the staged protest was held as a celebration of that reading experience.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    To mention all of Tony Hwang’s accomplishments would require too many words.

    In Fairfield, Tony has always been a very active and dedicated state Representative who puts his constituents first. His commitment to community is unsurpassed! His door is always open, and he makes time regardless — for events or issues, never too big or too small. 

  • Still Seeking Senior Survey Submissions

    To the Editor,

    I am a member of the outreach team for the commission on Aging. We sent out surveys to all registered voters between the ages of 60 and 95.  We had originally set a cut off date of August 30th. We have extended the cut off date so please mail them back in.

  • Citizens Against Common Core

    To the Editor:

    I want to inform you and your readers that there is an important meeting  to help better understand the implications of education reform in Connecticut. The highly controversial Common Core reform agenda will be the topic of information and discussion on Sunday, October 5, at the Black Rock State Park in Watertown.