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  • Gunmaker Gets Newtown Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court

    HARTFORD — Gunmaker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.

  • Demystifying Flower Arrangements, This Month With Garden Club

    UPDATE (Tuesday, January 27, 2015): C.H. Booth Library is closed today due to Winter Storm Juno, so this program has been cancelled.

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  • The First Look At The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival: Van Buskirk Linoleum Block Print Wins Logo Competition

    Information in the story has been amended as of January 22, 2015.

    The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival winning logo is “Making Music,” a linoleum block print of four Newtown High School Marching Band tuba players that was created by Newtown resident and artist Tracy Van Buskirk.

    The selection of this year’s logo was announced recently by Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Arts Festival.

  • Sandy Hook 5K Youth T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline Approaching

    Children ages 2-10 are invited to draw a logo that will be used on race shirts given to all youth runners on March 28, when the Sandy Hook 5K is held.

    Organizers would like children to draw a logo that will be featured on the front of this year’s shirt. Logos should be inspired by the race or what Newtown means to the artist. Participants do not need to live in Newtown.

    The five winning artists will each receive a $15 gift certificate to The Toy Tree.

  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary Members Celebrate 20 Years

    Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Ladies Auxiliary members are celebrating.

    Several members received their 20-year pins Saturday, January 10, “a little something to make the day a little more special and let them know they are appreciated,” said Auxiliary member Susan Dlouhy. “If not for them we would not be as far along as we are.”

  • Local Mental Health First Aid Classes Offered To Businesses, Groups

    What do volunteers from Newtown Youth & Family Service, an administrator at The Resiliency Center of Newtown, a local state representative, an All-Star bus driver, and two Newtown Bee staff members have in common? They were all among the first graduating class certified in mental health first aid (MHFA).

  • ‘Getting To Know Your Camera’

    On Thursday, February 5, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a hands-on program. “Getting To Know Your Camera” will feature an open discussion on photography tips and tricks, and improving photographs with one's own camera.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses, Part I

    With the recent cold snap I’ve become nostalgic for hay. That’s right, hay. Whenever sub-zero wind chills make the news, I take a deep breath and can recall that sweet smell of alfalfa and timothy on crisp winter mornings.

    My old horse would eat copious amounts of hay when the mercury dipped below freezing. Hay is what kept him warm and each winter it seemed all I did from sunrise to sunset to moonrise was fill his hay net over and over and over again.

  • Kidologie Establishes Scholarship For Graduating 2015 NHS Senior

    The Newtown based company, Connectologie, LLC, recently announced the creation of a $2,500 Kidologie Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating 2015 Newtown High School senior.

    The money will be raised from admission ticket sales at the company’s 3rd Annual Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer event, taking place at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday, March 15, from 11 am to 3 pm.

  • Developer Sues, Seeking To Expand Sewer District

    A land development firm has sued the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), seeking to have a judge order the WSA to expand the municipal sanitary sewer service district so that all of a 35-acre parcel at 79 Church Hill Road is placed within the sewer district, not just a three-acre section of the parcel, as is now the case.