• Newtown Kindness To Host Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    Newtown Kindness will host a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-a-thon on Saturday, November 2. The event will launch the “Charlotte’s Litter” Program in recognition of the benefits of Therapy and Comfort Dogs. Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) non-p...

  • Arts Festival Events Begin This Weekend

    Calling her play O Heavy Lightness “intense,” actress and playwright Newtown resident Jan Neuberger recalls that it was her passion for Shakespeare that led her to imagine the aftermath of the deaths of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as experienced by two of that iconic tragedy’s secondary characters. The play will receive a reading on Monday, September 16, at 7 pm, in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. The event is part of seven days of programs that will lead into the 2nd Annual Newtown Arts Festival, September 21-22 at Fairfield Hills.

  • DigDeep Planning 2013 Walk 4 Water, Fundraising Underway

    Almost one billion people on Earth do not have access to clean drinking water. More than 4,000 children die every day from water-related diseases. On Saturday, October 5, DigDeep Water will hold its second annual Walk 4 Water at Fairfield Hills. Walk 4 Water is an educational experience/fundraising event that raises funds and awareness on behalf of DigDeep Water, a nonprofit human rights organization that defends the human right to water for all people on earth through innovative education and water access projects. A three-mile walk around the campus — representing the average distance women and children in Africa typically must walk each day in order to retrieve water — will have participants experiencing both the distance walked and the weight of water once it is obtained. During the first half of the walk participants will be empty handed, and then during the second half walkers will be carrying two two-liter bottles filled with water.

  • Camera Club Kicking Off New Season With Program, Workshop, Exhibition

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will be kicking off the 2013-14 season on Thursday, September 19, with a general meeting and photo competition. It begins at 7:30 pm in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library. The club is also planning its first hands-on workshop for the season, and will celebrate the opening of the third annual "Newtown and Beyond..." exhibition within the next few weeks.

  • Day Of Kindness Saturday At NHS

    On Saturday, September 14, the Newtown High School Kindness Club will host a Day of Kindness. The free event is aimed at local youth, but is open to residents of all ages. The Day of Kindness will run from noon to 4 pm at NHS’s cafetorium, 12 Berkshi...

  • SHOP Announces 3rd Annual Passport To Sandy Hook

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, is pleased to announce the third annual Passport to Sandy Hook. The special event will take place on Saturday, October 12, from 11 am to 4 pm, in the downtown Sandy Hook Village area. Visitors to Sandy Hook Center that day will be offered “passports,” when they can then have stamped as they visit each participating business within Sandy Hook. Completed passports will then be entered into a drawing, with three prize packages worth over $1,500 total up for grabs. There will also be live music, a collection for FAITH Food Pantry, face painting, a bounce house, entertainment, and much more.

  • Organizers Hoping To (Finally) Light The Sky For Sandy Hook, September 21

    Organizers are hoping that next weekend will be a go for “Light The Sky With Light and Love for Sandy Hook Elementary Angels.” A tribute event for the children and teachers who were killed on 12/14, the event has twice already due to heavy rains and flooding leading up to June 9, and then August 3. Saturday, September 21, is the new day for the one-day carnival at Portland Fairgrounds. The event will run from noon to 9 pm, and will include rides, arcade games, children’s activities, several food and jewelry vendors, and more. There will also be entertainment including musical talents as well as magician performances. Kevin Ward is also planning on having The Sandy Hook Tribute Durango at the fairgrounds that day. At the end of the evening, a laser light show and fireworks display will take place to honor and remember the 26 angels of Sandy Hook Elementary School....

  • Vet To Speak At NBLA Open Meeting

    Dr Matthew Eliott from Mid-Hudson Vet in Carmel, N.Y., will speak at the Newtown Bridle Land Association open meeting on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be at Newtown Meeting House. Dr Eliott will present a slide show on equine veterinary care and will answer questions from the audience.

  • Horse Guard Open House Set For September 29

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will host its annual open house on Sunday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the State Military Reservation located at 4 Wildlife Drive in Newtown. The day will feature the Second Horse demonstrating cavalry mounted drill and performing in the Musical Ride Salute. The public will have an opportunity to see the historic troop in action and meet the troopers and horses of one of the last remaining, still active, mounted cavalry units in the nation. There will be food, games, activities for children, and “pony rides” on 2GHG Mounts. Guests will be able to try on uniform items, see historical displays, and find out what is like to serve as a modern cavalry trooper.

  • Newtown Selected For Unique Solar Program; Public Workshop September 24

    Newtown has been selected to participate in a unique solar program offered through the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA). The town will join ten other communities in Phase 3 of Solarize Connecticut, which expects to more than double the amount of solar across the community over the 20-week program. Also participating in the program are a coalition of Ashford, Chaplin, Hampton and Pomfret; a coalition of Easton, Redding and Trumbull; and the towns of Greenwich, Manchester, and West Hartford. Solarize Newtown will officially kick off with its launch solar workshop on Tuesday September 24, at 7 pm. A 90-minute workshop will be offered at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane. Residents who are interested in learning more about Solarize Newtown are urged to attend.