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  • Garden Club Greens Sale A Crowd Pleaser

    Garden Club member Vicky Taloni tweaks a bow on one of the dozens of hand decorated wreaths, just prior to the start of the Annual Greens Sale, Saturday, December 6, at The Meeting House on Main Street. The event draws a big crowd every year, and serves as a fundraiser for the local club.

  • Legislators Join NAA To Honor With Action

     This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.

    NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.

  • Free Movies At Edmond Town Hall, December 13-14

    The Good Lie, a Reese Witherspoon feature that was released in October, will be the next film offered at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

    The film will be screened daily, December 12-19.

  • One-Day SCAN Holiday Art Show Planned

    For the unusual, but special, holiday gift, The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown is offering a SCAN Small Works Art Show & Sale.

    The special event will be offered one day only, on Saturday, December 13, from 10 am to 4 pm in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street in Newtown. Artist members of SCAN will feature small, original artwork, all under 11 by 14 inches or smaller, for purchase at very reasonable prices. Additional portfolio selections will be available.

  • Yoga Benefit Planned For Resiliency Center

    Yoga Dimensions, located at 87 South Main Street, will host a benefit yoga class on Sunday, December 14.

    The class will begin at 2 pm. Suggested donation is $35, with all proceeds to go to The Resiliency Center of Newtown.

  • Outreach Ministry Seminar: ‘The Normal Aging Process’

    St Rose of Lima will host its next Outreach Ministry seminar, “The Normal Aging Process,” on Tuesday, December 9.

    Susan Varano, a geriatric physician and former director of Yale’s Elder Horizons Program, and an assistant clinical professor at Yale University, will focus on the normal biology of aging vs dementia.

    The program will help attendees learn physical and cognitive signs of normal aging. Dr Varano will also answer questions regarding the topic. 

  • Annual Festival Of Lessons And Carols At Trinity Church, Sunday Afternoon

    The Choir of Men & Women and the Trinity Choristers of Trinity Church will bring festive music to the beautiful, candlelit acoustics of Trinity Episcopal Church for the community at its Festival Of Lessons And Carols For Advent. The annual celebration will be shared Sunday, December 7, at 2 pm, as part of the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival.

  • Holiday Festival, Including Historic Homes Tour, Returns This Weekend

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • 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.

  • Flags To Half-Staff Sunday For Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

    A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.