• Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Back-To-School Ice Cream Social

    Ben’s Lighthouse, an organization dedicated to supporting and uplifting the children of Newtown in the wake of 12/14, will host an ice cream social on Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Church. It will feature local dignitaries and celebrities scooping ice cream from Ferris Acres Creamery. In addition, Newtown Acts of Kindness will be providing free lemonade and lemonade stand kits, there will be activities and information booths sponsored by A Bead of Roses, Connecticut Music Therapy, Emerald Sketch Art Therapists, Ben’s Bells and the REACH program. Comfort pets and members of Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club are also expected to be on hand.

  • Newtown Public Schools Free And Reduced Meals Available

    The Newtown Public Schools offer a choice of healthy meals each school day. Children may buy reduced price lunches at all of the town's public school; reduced rate breakfast is also available at Newtown Middle School and Newtown High School. The program runs from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014. Applications will be sent home with students during the first week of school.

  • Child Care Center Open House, Saturday

    Merryhill Child Care Center is now enrolling for preschool (children ages 3-6). Parents and children are invited to take a tour of our center, meet teachers and enjoy a bouncy slide, face painting, arts and crafts, snacks and more during an open house on Saturday, August 10, from 9 am until noon.

  • Local Readers Rise To Library’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge

    With the summer coming to a close, Kim Weber of C.H. Booth Library’s Young Adult section is pleased with the level of participation in this summer’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge. “There are so many books that are just flying off the shel...

  • NICE Welcomes Japanese Delegates

    The Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) welcomed two Japanese delegates from Jiyu Gakuen, a prominent kindergarten through college private school located in the western suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, August 3 to 4. Within its 25-acre campus, Jiyu G...

  • A Day Of Kindness: NHS Club Planning Special September Event

    On Saturday, September 14, the NHS Kindness Club will host a Day of Kindness. This free event is aimed at the youth of the town, but is open to residents of all ages. With students returning to school soon, organizers would like to shine a spotlight on how matters. Day of Kindness will be filled with activities and events focusing on giving back.

  • NJWC Collecting For Its Backpack Program

    The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) has announced the return of its Annual Back-to-School Backpack Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need. NJWC works with Newtown Social Services, which has about 85 students in n...

  • Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Openings Available

    With the summer halfway over, Newtown Parks & Recreation is pleased at the attendance at this summer’s camps and activities thus far. According to RoseAnn Reggiano, assistant director of recreation, attendance for this year’s roundup of sum...

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children’s Adventure Center

    HARTFORD — The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at the Children’s Adventure Center (CAC). Children’s Adventure Center Board of Directors Chair M...

  • To Air During Kids Week— Resident Quizzed On ‘Jeopardy’

    During Kids Week on Jeopardy!, a trivia quiz television show, rising Newtown Middle School eighth grader Thomas Hurley will have his first television debut aired on July 31, at 7 pm. Thomas said he had the idea to audition to be a contestant after...