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  • HealingNewtown Project To Phase Out, But NCAC Arts Programs To Continue

    The era of HealingNewtown programs is coming to an end.

    Launched in January 2013 by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the HealingNewtown project has offered dozens of programs, exhibitions, and workshops since its debut. The project’s first headquarters, in a then-vacant storefront at 5 Queen Street, was also host to numerous pieces of art, some created by local residents but the majority of which were sent to Newtown in response to 12/14.

  • Lerman Elected NCAC Chairman

    Laura E. Lerman was elected chairman of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission this week. Mrs Lerman succeeds Jennifer Johnston Cebry, an early advocate of the creation of the commission and chairman since its inception ten years ago.

    Mrs Lerman was appointed to the Commission in 2012 and is also president of Newtown Choral Society.

    Mrs Cebry will take the vice-chairman position, replacing Jennifer Rogers, who joined the Commission as an auxiliary member in its early years before joining as a Commissioner.

  • A Huge Waste Of Taxpayer Money

    To the Editor:

    Queen Street + Speed Bumps = huge waste of taxpayer money.

    The town should take the same approach to Queen Street that they have taken for the road that we live on, which hasn’t cost the town a penny. The speed limit on our road is 15 mph and no one breaks it. Here’s the trick — our road hasn’t been resurfaced in 30 years. Its full of cracks and potholes, the curbs are falling apart. It is impossible to go over 15 mph without ruining your car’s suspension.

  • A Huge Waste Of Taxpayer Money

    To the Editor:

    Queen St + Speed Bumps = huge waste of taxpayer money.

    The town should take the same approach to Queen St that they have taken for the road that we live on, which hasn’t cost the town a penny.  The speed limit on our road is 15 mph and no one breaks it.  Here’s the trick - our road hasn’t been resurfaced in 30 years.  Its full of cracks and potholes, the curbs are falling apart.  It is impossible to go over 15mph without ruining your car’s suspension.

  • HealingNewtown Storefront Closing Wednesday; Plans Take Shape For New Location

    Good news came with the bad on Tuesday, May 21: HealingNewtown Arts Space will close at its doors at its current 5 Queen Street location on Wednesday, May 22, but volunteer director Rob Rabinowitz said he “hopes to hear good news soon” regarding leads on a new location.

    “We are negotiating for space,” which will be announced, he said Tuesday, May 21. Until then, programming locations will be listed in the HealingNewtown.org calendar of events.

  • HealingNewtown To Lose Its Storefront Space

    A venue that had opened its doors to help, to heal, and to make a home for donated artwork and sculptures in the wake of 12/14 may soon lose its storefront space.

    “I run on the notion that we may have only two weeks from today to leave,” said Robert Rabinowitz, a volunteer director for HealingNewtown, on May 1.

  • Open Mic Night At HealingNewtown; Performers Sought

    HealingNewtown Arts Space is planning an open mic event for Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 9 pm.

    This will be a fun event for everyone, and an opportunity for those interested to perform.  Organizers are hoping to hear from musicians, poets, comedians, jugglers… whoever wants to get on stage.