- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:22 am
Spectators make room along the bridge railing for the bucket to tip its load of bright yellow ducks into the Pootatuck for the 15th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.
- Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:51 am
Sandy Hook resident Bob Schmidt was recently honored with The Samuel T. Gladding Unsung Hero Award. He received the award on March 14, during the American Counseling Association World Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The American Counseling Association is a 55,000 member organization with branches all over the world.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.
Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Newtown’s own Solid Gold Times Two (Bob and Josie Schmidt) will headline a special Cabaret Night at C.H. Booth Library being planned for Friday, October 11. Doors will open at 6 pm, and the show will begin at 7.
Requested donation is $10 per person, payable at the door, with proceeds to benefit Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (NLC-SHEF). The fund has already distributed more than $160,000 for counseling services for first responders, and Sandy Hook Elementary School families and staff members.
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Lucia Rodriguez reaches in for a winning ticket with help from 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race Chair Bob Schmidt, right.
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
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.
- 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.