- Friday, January 16, 2015
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development nonprofit, has awarded the Town of Newtown a $10,000 Preservation of Place Grant for the creation of a Sandy Hook Village Signage and Wayfinding Design Plan. Newtown was one of eight organizations and municipalities to be award a 2015 Preservation of Place Grant.
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
With forecasts calling for more rain this weekend, organizers of the Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting say this weekend’s event will go on rain or shine.
The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) Marketing Director Melissa Lopata that SHOP is expecting “many visitors” for the annual event, and the business organization is taking additional steps to make sure people enjoy the event regardless of the weather.
- Friday, October 31, 2014
Three young girls dressed as Elsa, one of the princesses in Disney's Frozen, run toward one of their candy destinations last weekend during the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Girls in the light blue gowns seemed to be everywhere for a few hours on October 25, as children dressed up to give their costumes a trial run (literally, in this case) in a daytime event in Sandy Hook Center. Nearly two dozen local businesses welcomed visitors through their doors.
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is hoping to see plenty of young costumed residents this weekend, during The Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.
This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Downtown merchants — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.
- Monday, October 20, 2014
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) held the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11.
The event challenged participants to visit the 32 participating locations to have their “passports” stamped at each stop. Participants to completed having their passports stamped at all of the participating locations were entered into a drawing for three prize packages.
- Sunday, October 12, 2014
While Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) was putting the final touches on this weekend’s Passport To Sandy Hook (see related story), members were also planning for their Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.
- Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 30 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages.
To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued over $2,000, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 32 participating locations by 4 o. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection.
- Friday, September 12, 2014
Art lovers perused more than a dozen demonstrations, exhibits and pop-up galleries while music lovers braved sizzling temperatures to enjoy a Beatles tribute band Saturday, September 6, as the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival sprang to life with overlapping events sponsored by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP).
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces Artwalk, the first village-wide event of its kind in Sandy Hook Village, where talented and inspirational artists from around the state will share their visual works with community attendees. The self-guided event will launch on September 6, at 11:30 am, and will continue for four weeks.
The hope, say organizers, is that Artwalk will be an ongoing and ever-changing event throughout the year.
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the first of what it hopes will be an annual “Choose Love” Outdoor Summer Concert Series, to be performed in downtown Sandy Hook Village. Performances will begin Saturday, August 16, and continue weekly until September 13.
Performances will be from 1 to 3 pm at Sandy Hook Village Green, at 5 Glen Road. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for the kids.