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  • SHS Staffers Aim To Inspire A Nation To Promote ‘Common Sense’ Gun Laws

    The small, occasionally boisterous but often hushed group of women gathered around a set of tables one recent afternoon at a Newtown restaurant could have been mistaken for any group of friends or co-workers meeting up for some late day chat and a beverage.

  • New Mini Mart Owner Requests Modest Tax Abatement

    From the barren, pocked lot where a boxy Shell station once stood greeting residents and visitors exiting Interstate 84 onto Church Hill Road, a new, more aesthetically pleasing Colonial-looking mini mart is about to take shape according to its developers. But to achieve that aesthetic improvement amid a state roadway realignment project, the newest addition to Church Hill Road’s commercial strip is coming with some additional costs.

  • Networking Group To Host LinkedIn Pro

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, is meeting Tuesday, September 9, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus building at 46 Church Hill Road, behind St Rose Church.

    Linda Van Valkenburgh will speak at 6 on “LinkedIn 3.0 — Learn to Leverage the new LinkedIn to Fast Track Jobs, Sales Leads and Business Opportunities.” 

    The meeting room is on the second floor; enter from the front of the building.

  • Collaborating Musicians, The Alt To Perform At Meeting House This Month

    The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society (STIMS) will host its next Newtown Meeting House concert on Monday, September 15. This month’s guest is The Alt: John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary.

    The performance will begin at 7:30.

  • Finding Military Records For Genealogy

    The first meeting-program of the 2014-14 season for The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be on Wednesday, September 10, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    The program will begin at 7, but the library’s Genealogy Help Desk will be open at 6:45 for those needing help with a genealogical problem or question.

    This month’s program will be a presentation by club chairperson Toni McKeen, who will speak on “The All-important Military Records.”

  • Local Consultant Hosting Family Fun Farm Event

    Kmar Educational Services, Inc (KES), a locally based not for profit organization, is partnering with Castle Hill Farm for a special weekend event “Foliage Fun — Family Togetherness” on September 27 and 28 beginning at 9:30 am at 40 Sugar Lane.

    Visitors are invited to support the KES mission while spending quality time with children, family, and friends.

  • Investigation Continues To Determine Start Of Fire That Heavily Damaged Sandy Hook Home

    Fire officials this week were continuing their probe into the cause of a September 2 Alpine Circle house fire that heavily damaged a two-story Colonial-style home on that road in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, near Lake Zoar.

    There were no injuries in the blaze at the Rebecco residence at 40 Alpine Circle where three adults live, said Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Chief Bill Halstead.

  • Visiting Newtown, September 9: Injured Veterans To Cycle 355 Miles For Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge

    More than 150 cyclists including injured veterans — men and women from all branches of the Armed Forces — and their supporters will be participating in the Fifth Annual Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) Challenge this month, and for the second year the route will take the group through Newtown.

    This year’s Challenge begins in Waltham, Mass, and will take riders into New York City. Cyclists are in for a 355-mile ride, covering five states and both rural and city riding with plenty of hill climbing in Connecticut and New York.

  • Chamber To Host Breakfast Talk On Healthy Trees

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues its free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on September 10 from 8 to 9 am. 

    The guest speaker is Jeff Cowden of Yacko and Sons Tree Service. Mr Cowden’s presentation is titled “Simple Steps to Maintain Healthy Trees” and will include a workshop that actively improves guests’ knowledge of maintaining their trees and shrubs.

  • All Invited To Community Craft & Tag Sale In Hawleyville

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and Big Buddha Cigar Lounge will co-host a Community Craft & Tag Sale on Sunday, September 14, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will be presented at the firehouse at 34 Hawleyville Road.

    While previously announced as taking place at both locations, organizers have decided to present everything at the fire station and its property in order to alleviate the need to pedestrian traffic crossing Route 25.

    Hawleyville Fire members will be grilling food, and also offering drinks for purchase.