- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:49 am
Raffle tickets for this oversized Adirondack chair will be sold Friday, March 27, between 5:30 and 8 pm, at Reed Intermediate School. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday morning around 9 am, just before the start of the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:35 am
At the Newtown Prevention Council meeting on Thursday, March 19, members reviewed a workshop conducted in January and worked on ways to continue its efforts to foster a resilient community.
Prevention Council Vice Chair Donna Culbert said the January event involved 75 people gathering to work on the effort, “and there was a lot of really thoughtful discussion and a lot of concrete suggestions and ideas that were shared.”
- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:34 am
RIDGEFIELD — Oblivion is a play about just that: “the state of being unaware of what is happening.”
Carly Mensch’s carefully crafted story serves to encourage the audience to believe in things that may not be tangible, visible or reliable, yet we all need to have faith in something. Ridgefield Theater Barn is staging only the third production of Oblivion since its premiere in November 2011, and it is well worth seeing for the valuable and uplifting message this play imparts.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:38 am
Psychiatric hospital developers have submitted a formal letter of intent (LOI) for a land lease to establish a roughly 100-bed facility at Fairfield Hills, which the campus authority members moved to accept Monday.
Speaking with the Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) this week was CBRE First Vice President Randy Eigen, who introduced himself as the real estate broker representing Richard Kresch, MD. Dr Kresch is the CEO of US HealthVest, a behavioral health care venture.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:25 am
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held its annual election of officers on March 19, naming Republican Robert Mulholland of Sandy Hook to a second one-year term as the agency’s chairman.
Mr Mulholland had served as the panel’s vice chairman before first becoming its chairman more than a year ago.
Named to a second one-year term as vice chairman was Republican Michael Porco, Sr.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:05 am
Reaching for an apple-red fire truck Wednesday, March 18, Joanne Whiting lifted the children’s toy from a shelf. The store manager for The Toy Tree on Church Hill Road, she and store owner Tracy Schmid waited for parents to arrive and meet the makers of the toy: Sandy Hook father and son Jim and Luke Barber.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:27 am
The Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library received a special donation, Thursday, March 19, delivered in two boxes by Sandy Hook resident Julia Provey. Inside the boxes were more than two dozen children’s books, gifts of children’s book illustrators/authors Ted and Betsy Lewin.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:26 am
On Monday, March 30, beginning at 7:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church will host a service of Taizé for Holy Week.
This tradition of musical worship began years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé. Held at Trinity Episcopal Church in the darkened, richly resonant space, the local Taizé services provide an uncomplicated framework for quiet meditation, reflection, readings and music.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:23 am
School spring sports are underway; Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
As of the middle of this week, plenty of snow and ice still caked the athletic playing fields, tennis courts, and golf courses in town, as well the Blue & Gold Stadium track, leaving Newtown High School’s athletics department having to be creative in approaches to tryouts and practices.
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:41 am
Newtown High School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald, is set to host the annual Bunny Watch on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Complex.
This is the fifth year the Bunny Watch will be held to raise funds for a high school Odyssey of the Mind Team to attend the World Finals. This year’s event will be held at Michigan State University, May 20-23.