- Friday, June 19, 2015
Merryhill Child Care Center, Inc hosted a celebration of 25 years of providing child care in Newtown, Saturday, June 6, at Newtown Youth Academy.
The fundraiser featured “Touch-A-Truck” in the NYA courtyard, including vehicles from JRC Trucking in Thomaston, SEGA Concrete of New Milford, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department, and Newtown Arbor Services.
Inside NYA, families found indoor soccer, an obstacle course, a bounce house and slide, and face painting.
- Tuesday, December 2, 2014
To the Editor:
The members of Futbol Friends International would like to thank all of the players and business sponsors who participated in Six2Six, a November 23 indoor charity soccerthon at Newtown Youth Academy. The event drew 120 players and 20 sponsors, and netted close to $2,000 for local charities.
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Children celebrating a book showcasing their creativity and writing efforts, along with parents and Kids Share Workshops and Publishing Inc (KSWP) coordinators and volunteers threw a pizza party on Friday, December 6.
They had come together for a productive two weeks in April, thanks to former Ridgefield resident and KSWP director Kristina Applegate, now of Vermont. She and a team of local volunteers organized Kids Share Newtown, a book-making workshop and children’s free enrichment program offered in the wake of 12/14.
Connecticut Yankee Council’s 21st Annual Greater Good Scout Awards Honor D’Amico, Principi, Fire CompanyFriday, November 29, 2013
DANBURY — Connecticut Yankee Council’s 21st Annual Greater Danbury Good Scout Award luncheon honored two outstanding leaders in the greater Danbury area: Peter D’Amico, chief executive officer and president of SCB International; and Mark Principi, president of Caldwell and Walsh Building Construction, Inc. Both gentlemen were recognized for their understanding of the importance of setting an example, investing in, and giving leadership to programs for young people in the local community.
- Saturday, June 8, 2013
The second annual Mad Dash to benefit the Newtown Youth Academy drew hundreds of participants to Fairfield Hills Saturday. An overnight storm gave way to brilliant blue skies and bobbing clouds and temperatures just cool enough to make the mud bog really challenging according to Race Director Cody Foss.
"Otherwise, it's perfect weather for this kind of race," he told The Bee.
The endurance-type event also benefited Newtown Parks & Recreation, and wassponsored by Danbury Orthopedics.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Slopping through mud on hands and knees, hurdling piles of hay, and pulling themselves from rung to rung — monkey bar-style — on a ladder suspended from trees, approximately 120 athletes of various ages participated in Newtown’s first Mad Dash Adventure Race in June 2012.
- Friday, March 15, 2013
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
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013New York Red Bulls, in conjunction with Newtown Soccer Club and Newtown Youth Academy, are sponsoring a free soccer event this weekend.Newtown residents are invited to attend 2013 Rivalry Night, featuring the New York Red Bulls hosting DC United, at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, March 16.Friday, January 25, 2013
Robbie Bruce of Nashville, Tenn., saw an article about the way the Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) opened its doors to students and families following 12/14.
Like many people from across the country, he wanted to send his support to Newtown, and specifically to NYA. He started the 26.4.26 Foundation as a fundraiser.
“We’re all runners,” he said Saturday, January 19, when he personally delivered a check for $30,000 to NYA Founder Peter D’Amico.