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  • Relay 2014 Celebrates Life, Remembers Those Lost To Cancer

    Those lost to cancer were remembered: “To my lovely sister who I miss so much, I love you,” said one handwritten message on the Wall of Remembrance displayed during this year’s 2014 Relay for Life on May 31, its tenth in Newtown.  The message continues, “You are missed every day.”

    Pictures of brothers, sisters, and other family members are written on the wall, with many messages to grandma or grandma drawn by a child’s unpracticed hand.

  • We Are In Great Hands

    To the Editor:

    On Saturday, May 31, 2014, I participated in my fifth Relay for Life as a part of the Mighty Moms team. It was a wonderful, chilly night, and a substantial amount of money was raised for the American Cancer Society. Raising money to fund the fight against cancer was the main reason we were all there, but this letter has a different focus.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    VFW Commander James Rebman commented on Monday at the Memorial Day ceremony that he recalled watching Memorial Day parades way back in 1968 “and the guys with the funny hats.” Well, now Jamie, a veteran, is one of those guys in the funny hats, he observed, and Memorial Day has taken on a whole new meaning to him.

  • The Relay For Life

    The tenth edition of Newtown’s Relay For Life takes place overnight Saturday into Sunday, this weekend. It returns to the Newtown High School Blue & Gold Stadium after several years at Fairfield Hills. Scores of teams and hundreds of registered participants will be on track, literally, to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the American Cancer Society. In the decade since Newtown’s first Relay in 2004, the local event has raised more than $2.4 million.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks was all smiles as she reclaimed the Newtown Bee Golden Peeps Award last week, for her Peeps diorama of the 2013 MTV VMA Awards event featuring “Miley Peeprus” and Robin Thicke, twerking, done as tastefully as one can do when re-creating such a performance. Shannon has now won three of the four years of the annual in-house contest (she did not participate last year), in which Bee employees are challenged to get creative with the Easter treats.

  • Tenth Relay For Life Of Newtown Will Be A Party

    During the kick-off event for this year’s Relay for Life, also the tenth presentation of the event for Newtown, event Chair Christopher Farrington stands with 2014 Honorary Chair Mary Ann Jacob. Both are cancer survivors.

  • Newtown Lap Planned At Relay For Life Of Bethel

    BETHEL — Newtown’s neighbors to the west will be holding a special Newtown Lap during their Relay For Life event this weekend.

    Relay for Life of Bethel, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at Bethel High School, will honor Newtown cancer survivors, patients and caregivers with a special lap at 5 pm Saturday.

    Bethel’s Relay will have its Opening Ceremony at 4 pm (including the Survivors Lap at 4:20), Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm, and Fight Back Ceremony at 11 pm.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    A restaurant manager at Carminuccio’s Pizza in Newtown is counting down to May 31. Meagan Bombero is planning to give all of her tips from that day to her cousin’s Relay For Life team, called Bubba’s Buddies. The team is building up to participate in the Shelton Relay for Life, set for Saturday, June 1, at noon to Sunday, June 2, at noon at the Shelton River Walk. Meagan’s personal goal is to raise $1,500, or $100 for each of the years her cousin has been in remission from brain cancer. That is 15 good reasons to eat pizza on May 31!

  • Survivors Event Planned— Newtown’s 10th Anniversary Relay For Life Postponed Until 2014

    The traditional gifts for a tenth wedding anniversary are tin and aluminum, symbols of how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and durable. The same concepts of flexibility and durability can be applied to Newtown’s Relay for Life, the communitywide cancer awareness and fundraising event that has previously drawn thousands to the Newtown High School stadium and more recently to Fairfield Hills.