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    I understand Newtown Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, Vice Chair Laura Roche, member John Vouros, Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos, and Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, ventured across the town border Monday, May 18, to share their gratitude with the Monroe Board of Education during its meeting. As he said at the Newtown board meeting the following night, Mr Alexander said the group thanked the Monroe Board of Education for “lending us a school [and] for the town’s support.” If I had opposable thumbs, they would be up.

  • EverWonder Open For General Admission, Field Trips, Birthday Parties & Summer Camps

    EverWonder Children’s Museum officially reopened to the public on April 4 for general admission, programs, field trips, birthday parties and summer camps.

    Tamara Barry, executive director of the children’s museum on Pecks Lane, said the board of directors decided to reopen before the new space was fully renovated.

    “With the high public demand, we decided to open with our current exhibits and some new ones, and make upgrades as we go forward,” she said.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Reopening Postponed To Early April

    The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen for business on Saturday, April 4, rather than on the previously scheduled March 21 date.

    Snow accumulation and water damage have delayed their opening, museum staff said this week.

  • Many Helping Hands

    To the Editor:

    For two years, the wonderful people at Tier One have contributed warehouse space to the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. This past weekend, when the Everwonder Children’s Museum expanded into our space, the fine people at Tier One again came through once again, providing us with alternate warehouse space.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Reaches Challenge Grant Goal For March Re-Opening

    EverWonder Children’s Museum is aiming to reopen its doors at 31 Pecks Lane in late March, thanks to a recent and successful fundraising campaign.

    Museum coordinators credit a $40,000 Challenge Grant from the Jeniam Foundation and the EverWonder Children’s Museum Board of Directors with reaching the $80,000 needed to reopen the museum’s doors.

  • Authority Reviews Proposals For Fairfield Hills

    Proposals for a psychiatric hospital, ice arena, and children’s museum have all come before the Fairfield Hills Authority in the past, but just one appears to be moving forward with plans to make a home at the former state hospital campus.

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    Congratulations to former superintendent of Newtown Schools Evan Pitkoff, for his fast running on Sunday, April 6. The running Super, who finished near the front of the 5K race sponsored by Stratton-Faxon in Danbury, said that he took up running two years ago, and has never felt better.

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    Here’s one good thing about the Arctic temperatures we’ve been enduring. The temporary ice skating rink at Fairfield Hills has been set up for the season, and I have noticed people are taking time to visit it again. The rink will have a formal event next weekend, when Newtown Parks & Recreation hosts a family ice skating party on Friday, February 7. DJ Kevin Koschel will provide music for the event, which will run from 6:30 until 9:30 pm. Hot chocolate and hot coffee will be served, and a small bonfire will help keep some guests warm.

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    Calling Newtown’s lords, ladies, and house servants. The C.H. Booth Library has a “Downton Abbey Tea” set for Saturday, January 4, from 3 pm to 4 pm, to celebrate the January 5 return of the popular BBC Channel Downton Abbey program. People attending the tea party at the library are asked to come in costume. Register for the proper tea party at www.chboothlibrary.org, under the events calendar link.

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    Book Sale organizers tell me that nine boxes were already serving as place holders at Reed Intermediate School, Tuesday morning, July 9. The annual Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the C.H. Booth Library begins on Saturday, July 13, and runs through Wednesday, July 17. (You can find details at www.boothbooksale.org.) I guess there are some book lovers out there who truly believe that the early bird gets the worm.