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  • The Top of the Mountain

    I “paw-sed” to look in the case just outside of the Children’s Department at the C.H. Booth Library, last week. Four lovely little cottages, crafted by artists in California and Oregon, and cast in sand mailed to the artists from Newtown, are on display. The fairy cottages, each depicting a different season of the year, are lovely works, and worth taking a moment to look at, should you be at the library sometime before the middle of December.

  • Police Offer Tots Halloween Safety Tips

    Although they are tots and will be making their trick-or-treat rounds on Halloween with their parents present, police are impressing upon the small children who attend The Children’s Adventure Center the importance of Halloween safety.

    On Friday, September 26, police Sergeant David Kullgren spoke to the members of two classes at the school, informing them about Halloween do’s and don’ts, with the aim of the children having a safe Halloween.

  • Top of The Mountain

    I can think of no better way to begin this week’s column than by wishing a very Happy Birthday to Doris Dickinson, who celebrated the big 103 on June 26.

  • Children's Adventure Center Open House, Saturday

    The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC) is planning a “get to know us” event on Saturday, June 7, to showcase its spruced up playground, a bright Sunshine Room, and a new “Joy of Books” Library recently donated by The Rotary Club of Newtown. The event will take place from 11 am until 1 pm. 

    Board members and parents will be serving a free lunch consisting of children’s: pizza, salad and wraps, as well as ice cream and watermelon. Plenty of parking is available in the school lot at 14 Riverside Road.

  • Children’s Adventure Center Receives Artwork From Texas School

    The Children’s Adventure Center, Riverside Road, on Wednesday, January 29, accepted a work of art sent to the town in memory of the first anniversary of 12/14. Given by the school community of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) and the city of Brownsville, Texas, the simple painting is meant to convey the theme of children’s never-ending play, according to GRMS art teacher, Jennifer Rose.

  • Story Hour Put On Ice Until Feb. 8

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  • Adventure Center Launches Storytelling Series

    Newtown resident Ray Sipherd, who wrote scripts for the television program Sesame Street for 17 years, was featured as the first storyteller on Saturday, November 16, in the Children’s Adventure Center’s new program known as Sandy Hook Bookworms.

    Mr Sipherd read from storybooks to a group of young children and their parents in a well-lit, brightly colored space at the center known as The Sunshine Room.

  • Children’s Adventure Center To Begin Storytelling Series

    (NOTE, November 11, 2013: This story has been corrected to properly reflect the background of Ray Sipherd, the guest reader for November 16.)

     

    The Children’s Adventure Center is opening its new library of children’s books, known as “The Joy of Books,” to all area preschool children.

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children’s Adventure Center

    HARTFORD — The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at the Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).

    Children’s Adventure Center Board of Directors Chair Mae Schmidle said she applied for the grant a few months ago, and this is the second grant received by the center since it was first built.

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children's Adventure Center

    HARTFORD— The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).

    “This is a great day for more than the Children’s Adventure Center. This grant is also a strong statement about Connecticut’s and the Office of Early Childhood’s commitment to our state’s most valuable natural resource, our children,” said State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106).