Sandy Hook Center

  • Passport Day Showcased Sandy Hook

    Spending the afternoon in Sandy Hook Center during Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity’s (SHOP) Passport Day, an annual event promoting local businesses, were friends Evan Renak, Kate Mihalchik, Ella Grace Renak, and Emma Mihalchik. The children  took a few minutes to pet Brinkley, a Newtown-Strong therapy dog. With so many little fingers grooming his fur, Brinkley enjoyed the attention.

  • Serenading Sandy Hook With Seasonal Songs

    Under Christmas trees in the glow of decorative street lamps, carolers spent time filling the quiet night with song December 20.

    Trinity Productions for the second year in a row put on its “Night of Song,” as a small gathering of guests gathered last Saturday night in Sandy Hook Center to spread their holiday cheer.

  • Sandy Hook Trees Cast Holiday Light

    Wet streets glistened on Saturday, December 6, as a chilly rain soaked revelers at the annual Sandy Hook Village Holiday Tree Lighting. Dozens of umbrellas opened as small crowds gathered on sidewalks, counting down from 10 until the trees — one with green and white lights and the other strung with traditional rainbow lights — lit the night. Adding to Sandy Hook Center’s holiday appeal are newer lampposts wound with lights and strands of evergreen.

  • Proud To Be A Sandy Hooker

    To the Editor:

    Being a Sandy Hooker for 25-plus years, I have to admit I never gave the center of our town much more than a cursory glance. Now I look forward to all the improvements that have evolved, to transform our little village into an appealing New England town.

  • New Christmas Tree Is Ready For The Holidays In Sandy Hook Center

    A new Christmas tree has been planted in Sandy Hook Center, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Riverside Road. The tree was driven from New Preston to Sandy Hook early Friday, May 24, and was securely in the ground by late morning.

  • Duck Race Change Of Plans: No Race, Raffle Drawing At 2:30

    Looks like 13 is not a lucky number for Newtown Lions Club.

    Less than 24 hours after telling The Newtown Bee that the 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race would go on, rain or shine, event chair Bob Schmidt had to announce that the weather has changed the day's plans after all. There are no exhibits or vendors at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook Center this morning, but a raffle will still be held at 2:30 this afternoon.

  • Village Perk Cafe Open For Business

    Village Perk Cafe opened its doors at 6:30 this morning, the first day of operations for the new coffee house at 3 Glen Road in Sandy Hook. Nick Tornatore and manager Jennifer Weller were behind the counter this morning, ready to serve customers. The coffee house offers plenty of hot and iced drinks, smoothies, salads, grilled paninis, gelato, and Ovens of France baked goods. For the time being all orders must be paid for with cash. Hours are 6:30 am until 8:30 pm daily. 

  • Lions Club Getting Ready For 13th Great Pootatuck Duck Race In Sandy Hook Center

    Attendees of The 12th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race counted down and then watched as 3,805 rubber ducks were dumped into the Pootatuck River shortly after 2 pm.

  • Sandy Hook Center Spring Clean-Up Planned

    A spring cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, in Sandy Hook Center. Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) President Michael Burton said that just like last year, volunteers are welcome to help clean the Pootatuck River banks and roadsides of litter, and “maybe plant some flowers.”

    The Pootatuck runs through the center and behind many of the shops downtown.