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  • Young Adults Continue Fundraising Efforts For Healing Hearts

    The Newtown Bee
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    November 30, 2013, Saturday
    From left is Greg Brissette, Caroline Condon and Ryan Patrick, three members of Kids In Deed Organizations, or KIDOs. The students ran a fundraiser at Newbury Place in Southbury last month, continuing their ongoing efforts to raise funds for a program that has, among other things, offered free grief counseling for Newtown residents since 12/14. KIDOs has a more fundraising scheduled, including an event during the Sandy Hook Tree Lighting on December 7. 

    KIDOs will be hosting their fifth fundraiser in support of Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children and Families on Saturday, December 7. The Wishing Well Gift Shop, at 107 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, will make room for a little sales competition from the eighth graders, who will be offering...Read Full Article

  • NYFS Fundraiser, Sunday: ‘Nutcracker’ Will Take The Stage During Annual Holiday Festival

    Kendra Bobowick & Shannon Hicks
    Features
    November 30, 2013, Saturday
    From left are NCCB dancers Lizzy Delp, Taegan Smith, Emma Shaeridan, Katerina Ringes with the nutcracker, Jerusha Wright, and Tallie Nikitchyuki. Newtown Center of Classical Ballet will return to Edmond Town Hall to participate in this year’s Holiday Festival, which will take place on Sunday, December 1. Additional events will be within the former town hall building, at C.H. Booth Library, and along Main Street with the addition of narrated trolley tours. The event is a fundraiser for Newtown Youth & Family Services.

    Dressed in vibrant red costumes, Kylee Raiano and Julia Finegan held a playful pose while between them, Monique Dubois spun a delicate parasol. The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet’s Malenkee Ballet Repertoire Company has been in rehearsals recently, preparing for their annual performance of The...Read Full Article

  • Diverse Works By Local Composers Part Of Choral Society Holiday Program

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    November 30, 2013, Saturday
    A serious contemporary piece by Dan Coffman and a light-hearted song by Phil Crevier that expresses what it means to be home for the holidays in Newtown will be featured in “Home for the Holidays,” this year’s winter concert by Newtown Choral Society.

    For the 2013 Newtown Choral Society (NCS) winter concert, Director Mary Andreotta chose the theme of “Home for the Holidays.” “I wanted to create the feeling of comfort, familiarity, and pride of being home in Newtown for the holidays,, for the choir and for our audience,” said Ms Andreotta,...Read Full Article

  • Applicants For Senior Tax Relief Will Likely Face Asset Affidavit

    John Voket
    Latest News
    November 30, 2013, Saturday

    Beginning with the next application period, local seniors applying for town tax relief will likely be asked to sign an asset affidavit. The decision was made following a brief question-and-answer session with Tax Collector Carol Mahoney and Finance Director Robert Tait during the the November 25 Boa...Read Full Article

  • NMS And Reed Interact Clubs To Sell Christmas Trees As Fundraiser

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Parent volunteers and members of The Rotary Club of Newtown teamed up with members of the Reed Intermediate and Newtown Middle school Interact Clubs on November 23 to cut and package more than 100 holiday trees donated from the property of teacher Jason Adams, pictured cutting tree with Rotarian Mike Toll. Sales of the trees to help support local charities begin December 7. 

    As a fundraiser for both the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs, donated trees will be sold starting Saturday, December 7, for $40 each. The fundraiser is possible thanks to the donation of 100 trees — including balsam, white spruce, and blue spruce trees — from N...Read Full Article

  • Volunteer Bell Ringers Sought: Lions Club Kicks Off Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign

    The Newtown Bee
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    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Newtown Lions Club continued its tradition of kicking off the Salvation Army bell ringing program with a donation to the local service unit on November 26. From left is Glen Nanavaty, president of the Newtown-Bethel Service Unit of the Salvation Army; Lions Club members Steve Bennett and Dick Sturdevant; Social Services Director Ann Piccini and case manager/administrative assistant Ann Benore; and Anna Wiedemann, with her grandson Kellen Vollinger. Mrs Wiedemann and Mr Bennett coordinate the volunteers who do the bell ringing for Salvation Army.

    The Newtown Service Unit of the Salvation Army will be holding its annual bell ringing fundraising program on Fridays, December 6 and 13, from 4 to 8 pm, and Saturdays, December 7 and 14, from 9 am until 4 pm. Volunteers are needed to tend the familiar red kettles and “ring the bells" for Newtown...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Village, CT Main Street Marketing Program Starts December 7

    John Voket
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Nearly a year after Sandy Hook tragically lost one of its biggest commercial traffic generators with the closing of Sandy Hook School, property owners, economic development officials and members of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) are about to launch a marketing initiative with hope...Read Full Article

  • Migrant Salon Hopes To Initiate Arts Movement In Sandy Hook Center

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Created in 2009 by Newtown glass artist Heidrun Morgan, “Tragedy” is part of the inaugural show at Migrant Salon.

    Newtown native Allison Hornak has opened Migrant Salon, located at 117-D Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center. But do not expect to find a barbershop chair and hair stylists in this salon. Ms Hornak is a 2010 graduate of Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts, with a degree in fine arts, focus...Read Full Article

  • Local Merchants Full Of Ideas For Stocking Stuffers

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Eco-friendly baby rattles at Our Green House fit perfectly into the holiday stocking.

    Newtown has a wealth of shops well stocked with gifts for the season. There is no need to go beyond the town’s boundaries to find oodles of gifts that are perfect, and shopping locally means easy parking, individual service, and none of the big box store headaches....Read Full Article

  • State FOI And Privacy Panel Facing Deadline

    Susan Haigh, Associated Press
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    HARTFORD (AP) — With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assemb...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Michael Talluto

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Michael Talluto is this week's Snapshot profile.

    A weekly profile of a local resident....Read Full Article

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    The Good Egg Award is shared by the residents of Newtown and Margaret from Butcher's Best.

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view....Read Full Article

  • Newtown Police Plan Review Of Response To 12/14 Shooting

    Associated Press
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    The summary report by State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III said that nearly six minutes passed between the arrival of the first Newtown police officer outside Sandy Hook Elementary School and the time officers entered the building on 12/14. It also said police were operating under the belief there may have been more than one shooter. Police Chief Michael Kehoe said his officers had to make sure several unidentified people encountered outside the school did not pose a threat to police or others.

    Newtown’s police department will review its response to last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the police chief, who said a report released this week by the lead investigator showed his officers acted properly. The summary report by State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday
    Dick Herring is the football player at the far right, crouched down, says his brother Bruce Herring, who shared this photo of a Newtown High School football team “from the mid-1940s.” Coach DeGroat is at the far left. Does anyone care to take a stab at naming the other team members, or the two water boys? Contact Nancy@thebee.com.

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago....Read Full Article

  • Judge Orders Release Of 911 Recordings From 12/14

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    NEW BRITAIN (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but the tapes will not be immediately unsealed. The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Asso...Read Full Article

  • Lawrence Surat, Jr

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Lawrence Surat, Jr, 60, of Danbury, died November 20, following a long illness....Read Full Article

  • Patricia L. Whitlock

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Patricia L. Whitlock, 67, of Southbury, died peacefully November 26, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Winchester, Conn., October 6, 1946, and was the daughter of Marjorie (Ringwood) Palmer of Southbury, and the late Emory Palmer, Jr....Read Full Article

  • Toys For Tots Collection Spots Set Up

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Fifteen of Newtown’s businesses are hosting US Marine Corps Toys For Tots collection bins this holiday season. Residents are invited to donate a new, unwrapped book or toy for the annual campaign, now in its 66th year. Drop-off of new and unwrapped toys needs to be done regular business hours. All...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Restaurant Making Season Brighter For Children And Local Families In Need

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern has designated its Warner Loft as a drop-off and donation center to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut and The Newtown Fund and help children and families in need have a brighter holiday season. The restaurant will be accepting donations of unwrappe...Read Full Article

  • Frosty Bear Welcomes Winter Ice Cream Lovers With Cones, Crepes, Shakes & Cakes

    John Voket
    Business
    November 29, 2013, Friday

    Ice cream lovers don’t have to hibernate during the winter now that Frosty Bear is open just a mile or so south of the Newtown–Monroe border on Route 25. For five years, John Martin operated a very successful seasonal ice cream stand near Staples High School in Westport. But a couple of years a...Read Full Article