- Friday, May 30, 2014
The race began with a splash.
This year’s 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race on May 24 drew a bustling crowd. Parents and children filled the river’s banks in Sandy Hook Center, lining fences along the water near The Foundry, and across the rushing current, filled the lot behind Porco’s Karate Academy on Church Hill Road.
- Friday, November 29, 2013
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings throughout the week of Monday, November 4, for preschool students.
Following the event, Dr Young said it was “wildly successful.”
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Days of rain and a swollen, rushing river on May 25 changed traditional plans for the 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.
Rather than floating plastic ducks along the Pootatuck River and fishing the winners from a collection point downstream, event chair Bob Schmidt spun tickets in a raffle wheel.
- Friday, May 24, 2013
It’s a good thing ducks like water. The Great Pootatuck Duck Race may set a record tomorrow.
If the rain continues the way it is being predicted, the Pootatuck River in Sandy Hook Center will be moving pretty quickly on Saturday, May 25. Granted, it will be thousands of rubber ducks going for a swim at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, but they may make the swim from the Church Hill Road bridge to the Dayton Street bridge in record time.
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to organizers. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. Rain date is Sunday, April 28.