- Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:16 am
Students worked in Newtown Parks and Recreation's Drawing and Mixed Media camp for local children on Wednesday, July 15.
The classes are taught by Chuck Fulkerson and his assistant Sophie Pizzo. The first class, which ran for a week, was a small group, but a good and talented group, according to Mr Fulkerson.
“We try to keep them interested and intrigued,” said Mr Fulkerson.
- Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:29 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation has a lineup of camps, programs, and activities set for this summer, with some already underway.
The camp options are available to various age groups.
The day camp offered at Treadwell Park allows campgoers to swim in the pool, as well as take swim lessons that are included in the camp, according to the Newtown Parks & Recreation Department.
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Newtown Parks & Recreation hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 6.
Craft tables were available, two therapy dogs attended, Mad Science of Stratford’s “Messy Mel” Salguero and “Mathematical Mike” Elwell performed during the event, and a line of children was constantly waiting to visit with Santa.
Many parents took photos of their children posing with Santa during the event.
- Friday, August 22, 2014
“Play on!” Parks & Recreation Camp Dagorhir instructor Andrew Mangold said on Thursday, August 14.
Around him at Dickinson Memorial Park, campers waited in “ships” wearing a range of costume pieces and holding foam handmade “swords” or other devices.
This is the sixth year the program has been offered, according to Mr Mangold, and it has been growing.
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
Although Friday, August 1, was the last day of the Paint, Draw & More!’s Drawing Mixed Media weeklong camp offered through Newtown Parks & Recreation, students would go home not only with a number of finished projects, but also with new insight on various artistic concepts.
“I want to make the camp fun, and I want them to learn something at the same time,” said instructor Chuck Fulkerson, who taught the Newtown Parks & Recreation camp for four weeks this summer.
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Students in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program began their work for the summer of 2014 on Monday, July 7.
A grant through the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board provides the program, according to Peg Ragaini, the school to career coordinator at Newtown High School. Students apply for a position in the program and are placed into a position to work 20 hours a week for six weeks throughout the summer.
- Monday, July 14, 2014
The second annual Summer Jam Concert Series, a weekly offering of free concerts for children and families that opened on June 24, “has been phenomenal” so far, according to volunteer coordinator Erin Masotta.
“The turnout this year has far exceeded last year’s and we hope to keep the attendance high for the next several weeks,” she said Monday, July 14.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
They are not ready to pack the house yet, but Newtown youth involved in the Parks & Recreation sponsored “Theatre On Your Feet” program since its inception in January 2013 are developing theater skills that segue into real life, said program instructor Theresa Talluto.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Santa will be at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 7, from 9 to 11 am, for his annual breakfast sponsored by Newtown Parks & Recreation.
Children of all ages are invited to join the jolly elf for breakfast of bagels, doughnuts, milk, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Admission is free. Donations for the local food pantries will be collection.
- Thursday, August 1, 2013
With the summer halfway over, Newtown Parks & Recreation is pleased at the attendance at this summer’s camps and activities thus far.
According to RoseAnn Reggiano, assistant director of recreation, attendance for this year’s roundup of summer camps have been slightly down when compared to past summer camp participation, but overall, participants have been both plentiful and very happy.
“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback,” Ms Reggiano said, in regard to the summer programs.