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  • 30th Holiday Festival Will Continue Important Fundraising Efforts For NYFS

    Organizers of the 30th Newtown Holiday Festival are hoping that guests of the December 6 event will not only have a great time at events for all ages, but will remember the reason the festival was created: as a major fundraiser for Newtown Youth & Family Services. House Tour Subcommittee Co-Chairs Kathy McLeary (seated left) and Brid Craddock (seated right) have been working on their event-within-an-event since February.

  • 10th Annual Newtown Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    The  10th Annual Newtown Road Race  5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr said she is very excited to be celebrating “ten years of community members running, walking and pushing strollers to help us achieve our mission and provide support services in greater Newtown.”

  • Soccer Game At Harbor Yard To Benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services

    BRIDGEPORT — Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will benefit from a fundraiser at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, featuring the United Soccer League’s (USL) New York Red Bull II facing Newtown Pride FC of the Connecticut Soccer League, on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm.

    The evening will kick off at 6, outside of the ballpark, with an interactive fan zone. All ages are welcome to join in the fun.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    After three back-to-back winter storms last week, it feels as if winter has released its grip on us, at last. I think I even saw some grassy areas peeking through, after the sunny days midweek. This hint of spring probably has gardeners itching to get their hands back into the soil — or at least get the garden prepped for planting. The Governor’s Horse Guard is ready to help.

  • NYFS Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $40,000 competitive grant to Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc (NYFS).

  • 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.

  • NYFS To Provide Walk In Support December 14

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is joining together with the Town of Newtown, the school district, the interfaith community and municipal organizations in observance of the second anniversary of 12/14.

  • Something Old, Something New: Holiday Festival’s 29th Offering Will Have Favorites & ‘Frozen’ Treats

    When the Newtown Holiday Festival returns to Main Street on Sunday, December 7, people of all ages looking for some holiday-themed fun should be able to find something that appeals to them.

  • NYFS To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Celebration, Awards Breakfast

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will hold its 30th anniversary celebration and awards breakfast on Tuesday, September 23, at 8 am, at Rock Ridge Country Club.

    Tickets are $25 per person and registration can be done through newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org. Reservations are required.

  • ‘Safety Town,’ For Students Entering Kindergarten, Offers A Multitude Of Lessons

    Parents can never be sure how their children will react to their first day of kindergarten. Some children hop on the bus without hesitation, and maybe slow down long enough to give a wave to their anxious parents before starting a new adventure with future friends. Others will cling, or cry, or worse, making the first day difficult for everyone involved.