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  • Community Forum On Violence Prevention May 13

    In a major effort to educate the public on the importance of linking data together regarding 31 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence and their association with psychiatric drugs, a national parent rights organization, Ablechild, will host a forum on mental heal...

  • A Fundraiser To Help Heal A Healing Kitten

    Kitten Associates, a home foster-based cat rescue group located in Sandy Hook, announced this week that one of the kittens who helped heal residents following 12/14 through its established Kitties For Kids program, is critically ill and funds are being raised to help determine the cause. A fundraising page has been set up online and has raised $5,935 of the $7,000 goal. The kitten, named Fred, has been getting weaker each day, according to the fundraising website...

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Evening Workshop At NUMC

    Ben’s Bells Newtown will conduct a bell making workshop on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm. The workshop will be at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. Nationally renowned, Ben’s Bells are brightly colored ceramic works of art that are randomly hung in public places that bear a tag instructing the person who finds the bell to take it home and to remember to be kind. The bell-making process is a community activity because not one person will ever start and finish their very own Ben’s Bell. The parts of the bell that will be made during the May 30 workshop will eventually be turned into a complete Ben’s Bell and distributed in Newtown and surrounding communities to fulfill their purpose of spreading kindness, one interaction at a time.

  • Newtown History Camp Opens Registration

    The Newtown Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer History Camp. The camp will be hosted at the Matthew Curtiss House on Main Street the week of July 15 to 19. Registration is open for children between the ages of 8 to 10 and offers campers a week of interactive and exciting experiences of Colonial-era life. From lantern-making to butter churning, kids will engage in activities and experiences of a colonial child living during the 1750s. Campers will learn the tasks they might have been expected to do at home, the types of games they would have played, and the kind of food they would have eaten during the mid-18th century.

  • Church Women United Planning May Friendship Day Celebration

    New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury will be “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to members and friends of Church Women United of Newtown/Greater Danbury for the 2013 May Friendship Day Celebration, taking place Friday, May 10, at 12:30 pm. The ecumenical ladies and friends of both towns will be enjoying lunch, and a worship service with music and entertainment, as they celebrate this annual event. For 2013 Church Women United has decided to follow a common theme for all three of its annual celebrations. This year CWU units will explore the biblical text Revelation 3:20 (“Behold I stand at the door and knock”).

  • Juggling Club In New Location This Weekend

    The Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club will be meeting from 3-5 pm on Saturday, May 4, at the park at 5 Glen Road in Sandy Hook. The club is an open group for anyone interested in juggling and other circus arts/flow arts, including flower sticks, poi,...

  • Major Motorcycling Event Will Affect Sunday Traffic

    On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown. The event is a police-escorted police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for ten funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14. The ride will involve as many as 3,000 motorcyclists.

  • Using Town Records For Family Research

    This month’s meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. The meeting starts at 7 pm and as always, is open to non-members free of charge. This month’s speaker is Joseph Camposeo, who has been Town Clerk of Manchester since 1996. Mr Camposeo will provide valuable insights into using town records for family research.

  • Patriots Coming To Town, Young Athletes Encouraged To Register For Free Clinic With Current & Former Players

    Current and former New England Patriots football players be at Newtown High School to instruct youth residents ages 6-14 in free football clinic, “Football For You,” on Saturday, May 18. The clinic will run from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will feature a Patriots-themed activity zone open to the public. There will be a ceremony honoring the community of Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. During the clinic, current and former Patriots players will gather on the high school football field to share their football expertise with hundreds of Newtown youth in skill stations including blocking, receiving, and punting. The day will also include an ongoing Patriots-themed activity zone that will feature food, games and prizes for the Newtown community to enjoy.

  • Mad Dash, Take Two: Adventure-Challenge Race Returning June 8

    Slopping through mud on hands and knees, hurdling piles of hay, and pulling themselves from rung to rung — monkey bar-style — on a ladder suspended from trees, approximately 120 athletes of various ages participated in Newtown’s first Mad Dash Adventure Race in June 2012. Organizers are hoping to see a field at least that large, if not larger, when the Second Annual Mad Dash Challenge is offered on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills.