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  • Helping Others With Their Feet

    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.

  • ‘Kids Share’ Their Writing And Art Through Book Workshop

    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 Company

    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.

  • Mad Dash Draws Hundreds Of Muddy Buddies To Benefit NYA

    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.

  • Mad Dash, Take Two: Adventure-Challenge Race Returning June 8

    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.

  • 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

  • Newtown Residents: Special NSC Red Bulls Soccer Game Offer

    New 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.
  • 26.4.26 Foundation Hand Delivers $30,000 From Nashville

    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.