- Friday, January 2, 2015
The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be sponsoring four classes through the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.
Thanks to financial support from NCAC, the fee for two of the classes will be $20, and the fee for the other two classes is $25. This initiative is a continuation of the goals of HealingNewtown, which the commission phased out in October.
- Monday, October 6, 2014
With the help of a hydraulic lift, members of Sound Solar Systems LLC fitted solar panels in place on the Parks & Recreation Department garage on Trades Lane Tuesday morning.
The new solar system will cover “virtually the entire roof,” front and back, said Public Works Director Fred Hurley.
Kathy Quinn, chair of the town’s Sustainable Energy Commission, was glad they are doing that there, she said, “because everyone can see it.”
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Jon Marc Jagush served a soft shot into the Parks and Recreation Commission’s court Tuesday night.
- Monday, June 16, 2014
To the Editor:
- Monday, February 10, 2014
Ready to answer selectmen’s questions about their Park Gift Fund, a small account that has swelled due to a flood of post-12/14 contributions, Parks and Recreation Department Chairman Amy Mangold and commission Chairman Ed Marks spoke with selectmen Monday, February 3.
As of January 31 this year, an influx of funds supporting a playground project, dog park, trees, gardens, and scholarships, the Park Gift Fund total is $299,785.88.
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mary Kate Halmose wants to start a lending library-type program at several town parks. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she pictures a weather-protected enclosure for Dickinson and Treadwell Parks, and Eichler’s Cove Marina.
Sitting before the Parks and Recreation Commission Tuesday, January 14, she offered her ideas and answered questions.
Member Jan Brookes asked, “So, some people could donate books, and others could borrow?”
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
To the Editor:
Smiles laughter and joy was felt by everyone that visit with Santa. [Breakfast With Santa on December 7 at Newtown Middle School.] I’d like to thank Motoko Ishihara Evans, Japanese Culture Consultant who performed a tea ceremony and origami cranes which were enjoyed by everyone. Later she wrote the children’s names in Japanese.
Thank you to Dunkin Donuts, Bagel Delight and Newtown Deli for their generous donation to make this event a success.
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
To the Editor:
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Witches were more concerned about candy than casting spells, and super heroes, monsters, butterflies and bumble bees shared tables to eat pizza Thursday, October 24, as dusk fell over Dickinson Park. Again this year the Parks & Recreation Department offered hayrides and threw a Halloween party for young children.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
The FunSpace playground at Dickinson Park will close on October 7. Parks and Recreation Department crews will begin its demolition in preparation for construction of new play features there.