• A Community Event In Sandy Hook

    To the Editor:

    I’d like to invite the Newtown community to participate in the 5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook event on Saturday, October 10th between 11 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). This event creates an opportunity to stroll along the beautiful sidewalks of the village, visit the local businesses while enjoying The Glen and Pootatuck River within the heart of Sandy Hook Village. Plus, there’s a chance to win $2,000 in prizes!

  • Choose Love Concert Series Begins In Sandy Hook Center

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) kicked off its 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series on Saturday, September 19, with a performance by The Midlife Crisis at the Sandy Hook Village Green.

    Band members performed hits like “Rock This Town,” “American Girl,” “Small Town,” and “Listen To The Music.”

  • SHOP Announces 5th Annual Passport To Sandy Hook

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook. The event will take place in Sandy Hook Center on Saturday, October 10, rain or shine from 11 am to 4 pm.

  • SHOP Announces 2nd Annual Choose Love Concert Series

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the 2nd Annual Choose Love Outdoor Concert Series will performed in Sandy Hook Village along the magnificent Pootatuck River beginning this month.

    Performances will be Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm, September 19 through October 3. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance, and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for children. Chairs will be provided for concert attendees.

  • River Walk Condo Proposal Draws Mixed Response

    While members of the local business community are voicing strong support for the construction of a condominium complex proposed for Sandy Hook Center, some Sandy Hook residents continue to urge that the developer significantly cut the number of dwellings proposed, although he has already scaled down the project.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The kids around town are probably not very concerned about the bus routes yet, but some parents are already eagerly awaiting the 2015-16 bus schedule. Don’t fret — the information is on its way, and will be found in the Back to School supplement to The Newtown Bee, later this month, if you haven’t seen it at the school website. There will be plenty of notice to make sure school kids are waiting at the right place, at the right time. So, relax, and enjoy the summer days still to come.

  • Overdevelopment In Sandy Hook Center

    To the Editor:

  • Sandy Hook Trees Cast Holiday Light

    Wet streets glistened on Saturday, December 6, as a chilly rain soaked revelers at the annual Sandy Hook Village Holiday Tree Lighting. Dozens of umbrellas opened as small crowds gathered on sidewalks, counting down from 10 until the trees — one with green and white lights and the other strung with traditional rainbow lights — lit the night. Adding to Sandy Hook Center’s holiday appeal are newer lampposts wound with lights and strands of evergreen.

  • Weather Will Not Be A Deterrent For Tonight's Tree Lighting

    With forecasts calling for more rain this weekend, organizers of the Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting say this weekend’s event will go on rain or shine.

    The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) Marketing Director Melissa Lopata that SHOP is expecting “many visitors” for the annual event, and the business organization is taking additional steps to make sure people enjoy the event regardless of the weather.

  • Running Down Some Halloween Treats

    Three young girls dressed as Elsa, one of the princesses in Disney's Frozen, run toward one of their candy destinations last weekend during the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Girls in the light blue gowns seemed to be everywhere for a few hours on October 25, as children dressed up to give their costumes a trial run (literally, in this case) in a daytime event in Sandy Hook Center. Nearly two dozen local businesses welcomed visitors through their doors.