The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30.
The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.
The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication.
DANBURY — Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.
Registration and lunch will begin at noon, and tee time will be 1:30. Dinner and an auction will follow the golf.
In an attempt to reach a wide range of ages for film screenings this month, the Board of Managers at Edmond Town Hall (ETH), 45 Main Street, is offering two films each week.
The ETH Theatre offered Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, a PG rated comedy starring Kevin James, twice each day from July 27 until August 2. It also hosted screenings of Mad Max: Fury Road, an R-rated feature with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
NOTE: This story has been updated to include details about a volunteer meeting scheduled for August 6.
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Newtown Forest Association has announced its 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting will take place Saturday, September 12. The event will continue NFA's celebration of 91 years of privately preserving open space and Newtown's rural character.
The celebration will take place at Holcombe Hill Preserve, 65 Great Hill Road. It will take place, rain or shine, from 4 to 8 pm.
As part of its community policing program, the police department has resumed its warm-weather bicycle patrols, with Officer Leonard Penna monitoring central sections of town while traveling on a mountain bike.
It is the seventh season that Officer Penna has handled his police patrol duties from the saddle of a specialized police bicycle.