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  • Final Push On To Support Memorial Bench Installations

    Anybody who sees and wants to display their own "WE ARE NEWTOWN" bumper sticker, or those wanting to acquire and distribute them as stocking stuffers this holiday season should plan to visit the organizer of a campaign to purchase and install 26 engraved memorial benches created in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

  • Final Sunday Cinema Series Program: Two Films, December 28

    On Sunday, December 28, Edmond Town Hall Theatre will host the final screenings of the films in 1939: The Greatest Year in Film — A 75th Anniversary Celebration Sunday Cinema Series.

    At the Circus will be offered at 1 pm, featuring the willful mayhem of Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx; and at 4 and 7 pm, Babes in Arms, starring the beloved child stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, will be screened.

  • Children’s Museum Seeks Support, Finds New Home

    Now in storage, but ready to visit businesses in town is R. Hero, a 6-foot tall puppy Dalmatian sculpture. Its purpose is to celebrate local heroes, serve as a visual reminder of the traits of a hero such as courage, respect, honor and compassion for others, and encourage children to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them.

  • Families Of 12/14 Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    HARTFORD (AP) — A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

    The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for civilian use.

  • Peace Light To Be At Troop A Barracks Tuesday

    SOUTHBURY — The Catholic Committee on Scouting of The Diocese of Brooklyn and the Catholic Chaplain of JFK International Airport announce the 2014 arrival of the Peace Light from Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem to the United States.

    The public is invited to visit Troop A barracks, 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, on Tuesday, December 16. The Peace Light will be available between noon and 4 pm for those who wish to light their own candle or oil lamp.

  • Alumni Fund's Gift Will Go Into Parks & Rec Campership Fund

    NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect NAF’s current tax status.

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    Representatives of The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) visited the Newtown Parks & Recreation office on Friday, December 5, where they delivered a $1,000 donation for the department’s Campership Fund. The donation will help pay camp fees for children next summer.

  • Second Annual Night Of Song Planned

    Trinity Productions invites the public for its Second Annual Night of Song, scheduled for Saturday, December 20, in Sandy Hook Center.

    All are invited to gather around the Christmas tree at 2 Washington Avenue (at the corner of Church Hill Road), at 6:15 pm. Singing will be from 6:30 until 8 pm.

    “We would like to spread some cheer as we sing holiday carols this season,” said Cindy M. Miller, coordinator of Trinity Productions.

  • Pilobolus & RIS Students: The Perfect Dance Partners

    Reed Intermediate School students participating for in Pilobolus At Newtown, an After School Arts Program (ASAP), will offer a public performance with members of the professional company on Friday, December 19, at 7 pm.

  • Quiet Life Pumped Up For Edmond Town Hall Concert

    The Quiet Life — from left, Philippe Bronchtein, Sean W. Spellman, Ryan Spellman and Thor Robert Jensen — is planning to pump up the crowd December 20 when they headline the ninth show in Newtown’s Live at the Edmond Town Hall concert series. Opening is Newtown bluegrass guitar/mandolin phenom Korey Brodsky (below).

  • Theater Review: Life Is A Game And ‘The Game’s Afoot’

    NEW MILFORD — Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good old fashioned, hilariously funny murder-mystery. Theatreworks New Milford’s holiday offering of Ken Ludwig’s The Games’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays is just that. Elaborately set in a grand mansion style country home on the Connecticut River, this riotous farce is good old fashioned fun, fun, fun.