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  • Friends To Collaborate On Children’s Book With Post-12/14 Message Of Hope And Renewal

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    February 25, 2013, Monday

    Random House Children’s Books has announced the fall 2013 publication of Snowflakes Fall, a picture book written by Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. After 12/14, the author and illustrated were moved, reported Publishers Weekl......Read Full Article

  • Hearts Of Hope Spread Messages Of Love

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    February 15, 2013, Friday

    Groups of volunteers fanned out across Newtown February 13 to ensure Newtowners felt the love of thousands of well-wishers from across the nation who created personal messages attached to ceramic Hearts of Hope....Read Full Article

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part Five: Support And Strength Continue, From Within Town And Across The Country

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    February 15, 2013, Friday
    Movie Night Baskets were also delivered to all five of Newtown’s fire companies, including this group that went to Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, as well as Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

    This is the fifth installation of a series of stories that share with Newtown Bee readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures o...Read Full Article

  • Volunteers Sought To Populate Newtown With Hearts Of Hope

    John Voket
    Features
    February 8, 2013, Friday
    Hearts of Hope, with their attached messages, are suspended from trees and located in other easily accessible public places.

    Among the thousands and thousands of items and efforts that were offered to the community from well wishers following 12/14, one stood out to town Human Resources Director Carole Ross. It was an offer to populate the town with Hearts of Hope — tiny ceramic hearts with an accompanying message of lo...Read Full Article

  • Sleepless Nights Led To A Design Of Love And Support

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    February 8, 2013, Friday
    Adam Zuckerman shakes hands with Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead on January 21, after MrZuckerman made a financial donation to and shared licensing rights for his "Sandy Hook School In Our Hearts" design with the company. On the left is SHVFR President Bradley Richardson.

    Adam Zuckerman , like many others, had trouble sleeping in the nights following 12/14. Instead of tossing and turning, the Sandy Hook resident and designer got out of bed and went to work. Mr Zuckerman used his restless energy to create a design that has since appeared on stickers: a heart surroun...Read Full Article

  • Temporary Memorial On Church Hill Road Approaching The End Of Its Run

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    February 8, 2013, Friday
    From left is John Eastwood, pastor of Cavalry Church; Chaplain Renee Gilbert; and Christine, Kevin, and Thomas Yacko. The five have been collaborating since December 16 to offer a temporary memorial space inside a large tent on Church Hill Road. 

    It all started with an American flag. Seven weeks after a large American flag was put on the arm of a bucket truck and raised at the northwest corner of Church Hill and Edmond Roads, the corner remains occupied by that oversize sign of patriotism and a large white party-style tent. The property has...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Starts Its Work

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    February 1, 2013, Friday

    At its initial meeting on Thursday, January 24, Governor Dannel P. Malloy told the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission that the panel is “important and historic.” The governor said that the commission’s work in reviewing the tragic December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School is in...Read Full Article