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  • ‘Grandma Was Right’— Exercise Is Part Of Octogenarian’s Lifestyle

    Days before her 80th birthday on Sunday, May 18, Vernice “VJ” Murphy and her rescue dog Cooper went for a brisk stroll around the block. The daily walk is just part of an exercise routine that Ms Murphy says “keeps me young.”

  • NYA Premiering TLS Weight Management System

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center will offer two complimentary sessions of TLS’s Weight Loss Solution system on Tuesday, March 25, at noon and 6 pm. TLS Weight Management Coaches Christine Tyrell and Chris DeVellis unveil the program for all interested adults.

  • $70,000 In 12/14 Charity Donations Missing, State AG, IRS Getting Involved

    This report was updated January 15 adding details from Senator Chris Murphy and state Attorney General Geaorge Jepsen.

     

    Senator Chris Murphy is calling for the Internal Revenue Service to open an investigation into a Nashville, Tenn. charity formed in the wake of 12/14 that has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running.

  • Drop & Shop: All Children Welcome At NYA, Monday

    On Monday, December 23, NYA Sports & Fitness Center will open the turf, courts and bounce house, slide and obstacle course to all children — whether residents of Newtown or surrounding towns — from kindergarten through grade 8.

    From 8:30 am until 12:30 pm, parents can drop their children into this safe environment for playtime while getting those last minute holiday tasks done. 

    NYA staff will keep children busy with games and activities.

    This is a $10 drop-off fee per child.

  • Gala Fundraiser Hopes To Help NYA Move The Community Forward

    From left are NYA “Play it Forward: Moving Through the Music” Gala event organizers and staff members Terry Sagedy, Cody Foss, Marissa O’Loughlin, Kristin Scianna, and NYA Founder Peter D’Amico, who are hoping area residents will support the October 26 fundraiser.

  • Fifth Open Play Day Planned For NYA's Birthday

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center will host its fifth Open Play Day on Friday, October 18. All Newtown children in grades 7-8 are invited to visit NYA between 3 and 4:30 pm; grades 5-6 will have open access from 4:30 to 6 pm; K-4 will have the facility from 6 to 7:30; and high school students will be welcomed from 7:30 until 9 pm.

  • Senior Walking Program At NYA Steps Off September 17

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center is offering a free community fitness program specifically for seniors. The goal of this program is to provide a safe, fun, and informative environment to help seniors improve their levels of fitness.

  • Ed Randall, NYA To Host Wiffle Ball Tourney To Fight Prostate Cancer

    Ed Randall, longtime New York radio and television personality, published author, and founder of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (www.fans4thecure.org), will host an All-Star Wiffle Ball tournament at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center on Tuesday, September 17.

  • Free Public Events At NYA

    Donations made to Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center (NYA) make it possible for the center to offer the following  programs to the Newtown community at no charge. Registration is requested for each program and can be done through NYA’s website, at NYASportsFitness.com.

    NYA, at 4 Primrose Street, can be reached for additional information at 203-426-0088.

    *Open House, Monday, August 12, from 7 to 10 pm.

  • A Day of Volleyball

    A Day of Volleyball, 10 am-1 pm, Newtown Youth Academy, 4 Primrose Street, free program for Newtown children ages 5-10, join instructor Tom Czaplinski and other coaches and high school athletes to learn how to play volleyball and important skills including passing, serving, setting and hitting, hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation, online registration needed (search for Activity 319502A; call office on