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  • Sandy Hook 5K Will Create Temporary Road Closures

    The Newtown Police Department announced, on March 26, that certain roads on and around the Fairfield Hills campus will be closed during the Sandy Hook 5K, set to take place on Saturday, March 28.

    Police will block off roads into the campus, as well as Mile Hill Road South and Nunnawauk Road. The roads will be closed to traffic from approximately 8:45 am until about 9:45 am.

    Police will close roads only while the race is taking place, reopening the roads once the last runner completes the course.

  • Take A Seat In Support Of Recovery Fund

    Raffle tickets for this oversized Adirondack chair will be sold Friday, March 27, between 5:30 and 8 pm, at Reed Intermediate School. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday morning around 9 am, just before the start of the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Carolyn Mandarano, a member of the Missions Committee at Christ the King Lutheran Church, volunteers as part of Dorothy Day’s “Shelter From the Cold” program in Danbury, where guests can come in from the cold to be served a hot meal. For a few weeks Carolyn has been conducting a coat drive, and anyone who has gently used coats, hats, and gloves has been asked to consider dropping them at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The collection for the temporary shelter will conclude this weekend, and Carolyn is hoping for a strong ending.

  • Sandy Hook 5K Youth T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline Approaching

    Children ages 2-10 are invited to draw a logo that will be used on race shirts given to all youth runners on March 28, when the Sandy Hook 5K is held.

    Organizers would like children to draw a logo that will be featured on the front of this year’s shirt. Logos should be inspired by the race or what Newtown means to the artist. Participants do not need to live in Newtown.

    The five winning artists will each receive a $15 gift certificate to The Toy Tree.

  • Sandy Hook 5K Race Registration Opens January 18

    The organizers of the Sandy Hook 5K are proud to announce the third annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by the tragic events of 12/14. The race event will take place on Saturday, March 28, on the campus of Fairfield Hills, beginning at 8:15 am with staggered kid fun runs and 9 am for the 5K. Online registration will open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org, at 4 pm on Sunday, January 18.

  • Love Runs Through Our Community

     To the Editor:

    Thank you to everyone who came together for the Sandy Hook 5K and Kids Run on March 29, 2014! We had roughly 1,200 runners and 200 kids run through the finishing arches at FFH, as well as almost 200 virtual runners participating around the world. The sun shone down on us, and you made the day a huge success!

  • Hoyt, Gottmeier Lead The Way In Sandy Hook 5K

    Kevin Hoyt won the Sandy Hook 5K race, which started and finished at Fairfield Hills, on March 29. Hoyt finished in 16:20.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Dancers from The Gray School of Irish Dance had a busy St Patrick’s Day season this year. Of course, it’s one of their busiest times of the year, with performances in local parades celebrating their talents, and this year students from the various schools — located in Newtown, Danbury, Ridgefield, and elsewhere — had performances in Danbury, Essex, and Norwich St Patrick’s Day parades, a program at Danbury Library, and other events across the state.

  • Several Roads To Close For 5K Road Race

    Police said that several roads will be closed to traffic at and near Fairfield Hills on Saturday, March 29, while the Sandy Hook 5K Road Race is being held in that area.

    Police will be stationed along the race route to prevent traffic flow there.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission has revamped its newsletter, “Vibrant Arts for a Healthy Community.” You can subscribe to the twice monthly, free, arts newsletter at www.newtownartscommission.org/newsletter, where you will also find out how you can promote your art event in the newsletter. The newsletter serves the arts organizations in town, as well as individual artists, and Newtown youth artists.