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  • Rabies Danger Very Real With Newtown’s Prolific Wildlife Population

    John Voket
    Health
    July 6, 2018, Friday
    Donna Culbert, Newtown Animal Control, Newtown Health District, Pet Safety, rabies, wildlife

    It was a year ago this month that the Newtown health District was responding to a rare but very real human exposure to the rabies virus that was communicated by an abandoned and then rescued kitten. ...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Samples Reflect ‘High Tick Abundance’ Statewide

    John Voket
    Health
    June 30, 2018, Saturday
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Health District Director Donna Culbert, Tick Testing Program

    The Tick Testing Program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is reporting peak tick abundance throughout the state at this time and higher than average infection with Borrelia bu...Read Full Article

  • Resources Available To Help Vulnerable Beat The Heat

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    June 28, 2018, Thursday
    excessive heat, heat wave, humidity, precautions, vulnerable

    HARTFORD— Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging Connecticut residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions during periods of excessive heat and humidity during the summer s...Read Full Article

  • 6th Annual Newtown Yoga Festival Planned For August

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    June 28, 2018, Thursday
    6th Annual Newtown Yoga Festival, Bessel van der Kolk, David Schouela, Kathryn Templeton, Newtown Yoga Festival, Ray Crist, Tao Porchon-Lynch

    The Avielle Foundation’s Brainstorm Experience will host internationally known yoga teachers, Ray Crist, Kathryn Templeton, Tao Porchon Lynch, and David Schouela, as well as trauma specialist Dr Bes...Read Full Article

  • Relay For Life Lights Up The Night For ‘A Brighter Tomorrow’

    Alissa Silber
    Health
    June 23, 2018, Saturday
    American Cancer Society, Amy DeLoughy, Chris farrington, Gayle DiBenedetto, John Voket, Liza Tananbaum, Megan McGrady, Relay for Life, Tracy Broomer

    The 2018 Relay for Life of Newtown kicked off its annual 12-hour fundraiser at Newtown High School’s Blue & Gold Stadium on the evening of June 16. While the night’s Relay teams prepared thei...Read Full Article

  • Giving Circle Breakfast Speaker Lauds Regional Hospice As ‘A Place Full Of Love’

    Alissa Silber
    Health
    June 21, 2018, Thursday
    Annual Summer Breakfast, Cynthia E. Roy, Donald Smith, Hospice Breakfast, Marg Studley, Marie Sturdevant, Matthew Crebbin, Newtown Giving Circle, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care

    MONROE — Regional Hospice and Palliative Care (RHPC) was the beneficiary of a lot of love from more than 150 attendees and an inspiring keynote speaker who attended the Newtown Giving Circle’s 29t...Read Full Article

  • Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked To Kellogg’s Honey Smacks

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    June 15, 2018, Friday
    CDC, Connecticut, Kellogg's Honey Smacks, multiple states, recall, Salmonella

    ATLANTA, GA. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that on June 14 the Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cere...Read Full Article

  • Autism Group’s ‘80s Concert To Be Televised For Entire Community

    John Voket
    Health
    June 12, 2018, Tuesday
    Awesome '80s Concert, Families United for Newtown, Linda Jones, National Honors Society, Newtown Congregational Church, Pizza Challenge

    While nearly 300 attendees and participants gathered to support the June 3 “Awesome ‘80s” concert and fundraiser hosted by Families United For Newtown (FUN), the entire community and anyone with...Read Full Article

  • Parent Connection Forums Focused On Opioid Crises Among Seniors

    John Voket
    Health
    June 2, 2018, Saturday
    Dorrie Carolan, Living With(OUT) Pain, Newtown Parent Connection, Senior Opioid Forums, Stephanie Paulmeno

    In October 2016, the Newtown Parent Connection (NPC) held a public forum at Edmond Town Hall on the growing opioid epidemic. At the time, NPC founder Dorrie Carolan was happy to see a significant turn...Read Full Article

  • Healthy Community Initiative Needs Working Group Volunteers

    John Voket
    Health
    May 26, 2018, Saturday
    Center For Support & Wellness, Community Survey, Healthy Community, Jennifer Crane, Working Groups

    The Healthy Community initiative being spearheaded by the Newtown Center for Support and Wellness (CSW) is moving into its next chapter, soliciting and engaging four working groups around the core pil...Read Full Article