• Cub Scout Pack 170 Registration/Ice Cream Social Event, Monday

    Cub Scout Pack 170 is inviting all boys entering first to fourth grade and their siblings to an ice cream social event on Monday, September 28, at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, from 6:45 pm to 8 pm. The event is an opportunity for parents and kids to enjoy some treats and learn more about the year-round activities and development opportunities that Cub Scouts provides. The event is being hosted for recruitment and registration.

  • Marching Nighthawks Take First In Division

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard took first place in its division at a competition at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High School on Saturday, September 19. The Marching Nighthawks band and guard performed this season’s program, “Pharaoh's Legacy,” taking top honors in Best Music and Best Overall Effect. Competition judges comments described the performance as “well paced” and “well staged.” Judges also remarked that Newtown’s band is “very, very well trained” with “strong percussion” and “a nice brass sound.”

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in some of its upcoming classes. Topics include a four-course class on "Raising Your Positivity," a four-session class on healthy cooking, one-time programs on designing jewelry, cancer prevention, and basic investing. There is also a day trip planned to three New York food attractions.

  • Avielle Foundation Spark Program To Launch With Screening Of ‘Inside Out’

    The Avielle Foundation — a nonprofit seeking to prevent violence and build empathy by facilitating brain health research, education and policy, and by fostering community engagement, education, and responsibility— has scheduled a launch for its Spark Program, to take place on Saturday, , October 3. The Newtown community is invited to the event, which will begin at 4 pm and will be held at Edmond Town Hall. The program will feature a screening of Disney- Pixar’s animated movie "Inside Out."

  • NHS Band & Guard Tag Sale This Saturday

    The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard is set to host its annual 100 Family Tag Sale this Saturday, September 26, in the high school cafeteria, 12 Berkshire Road, from 9 am until 2 pm. Goods available will include office partitions and work stations, filing cabinets, bunk beds and more furniture options, electronics, yard and power tools, house wares, sporting goods, holiday decorations, clothing, books, toys, and bikes. All items are priced to sell, and all proceeds from the event will benefit the NHS Marching Band & Guard.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in some of its October classes. Subjects include jewelry making in varied forms, knitting, positivity, Windows 10, ballroom dancing, writing memoirs and personal essays, and using Amazon Reader and Kindle.

  • Annual Scarecrow Contest Returning To NMS In October

    Roughly 70 students gathered in an art room at Newtown Middle School last week, to learn more about entering into the 19th annual My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest. Each year NMS eighth grade students are challenged to design and create a “larger than life” scarecrow that can withstand the elements. Students and community members cast their votes for their favorites in dollar donations, with the money generated split among the three top vote-recipients and donated to the charity of the winners’ choice.

  • Marc Mero Delivers Hope And Inspiration Presentations At NHS

    Former WCW and WWE wrestling champion Marc Mero offered presentations for students during the day and an evening presentation for parents and community members on Wednesday, September 9, at Newtown High School. The Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the NHS PTSA arranged the presentations, which shared a message of hope and inspiration. Mr Mero is also the founder of Champion of Choices, which has a mission to empower students to make healthy and positive choices that will lead to lifelong success, initiating personal and social change to make a difference in themselves and their communities, according to its website, thinkpoz.org.

  • Historical Society Annual Schoolhouse Event, Sunday

    Newtown Historical Society will host its annual Children’s Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, September 20, from noon to 2 pm. Costumed docents will conduct classes inside the historic schoolhouse and offer recess activities on the lawn as well, for students from 5 to 10 years old. Recess will consist of such colonial games as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races and a Tug of War. There is a $3 materials fee, payable at the event.

  • New 3D Printer Expands Possibilities At C.H. Booth Library

    The new 3D Afinia 800 printer that arrived at the C.H. Booth Library, Wednesday, August 26, is the library’s newest addition to a growing collection of items geared toward attracting patrons who view the library as a place for learning, as much as a space for reading. Purchased through funds generated at the April 2015 Library Board of Directors gala fashion show, this printer is the second 3D printer at the library for use by the public.