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  • 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.

  • Three Tree Lightings Planned For The Weekend

    Trees at Ram Pasture, Sandy Hook Center, and in Hawleyville will be formally lit for the holidays this weekend.

    Newtown’s oldest tree lighting celebration will open the weekend.

    The 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ram Pasture is scheduled for Friday, December 5. The event will begin with musical performances at 6:30 pm, and culminate with the tree lighting at 7, followed by caroling, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • Resiliency Center Of Newtown Announces December 13-14 Weekend Schedule, Additional Events

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will be open during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, with programs to help residents navigate through the second anniversary of 12/14.

    The center, at 153 South Main Street (lower level), will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Walk-in visitors are welcome. Therapists will be available throughout the weekend, as well as Zoe the therapy dog on Sunday. There will be light refreshments both days.

  • Seniors Invited To Meet With Town Officials

    Tax relief for Newtown’s senior citizens, commercial development and student enrollment are among the topics to be discussed with John Kortze, chairman of the Board of Finance, and members of the Legislative Council and Board of Education during a special meeting with senior residents on Tuesday, December 9.

    The meeting will begin at 4 pm at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    Seniors will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the informal dialogue with town officials. All are invited.

  • Police Plan Holiday Drives For Toys And Food

    Town police plan to conduct two charitable drives for the needy during the holiday season — one for toys and one for food.

    On Saturday, December 6, police will conduct a Toys For Tots drive from 10 am to 2 pm at two locations. The event simultaneously will be held in front of the TJ Maxx store in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street, and also in front of The Toy Tree at 14 Church Hill Road.

  • Governor Announces Federal Grants To Make Connecticut Schools Safer, Healthier Places To Learn

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on December 5 that Connecticut has received two federal grants totaling more than $3.5 million to create safer, more nurturing environments in schools.