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  • Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Visits NYFS Safety Town

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    Barresi, Newtown Prevention Council, Newtown Youth & Family Services, Safety Town, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue

    Children in the first session of the Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc (NYFS) Safety Town program learned about fire safety from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Captain Pete Barresi on Ju...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Merredith Christos

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    Merredith Christos, Snapshot

    Occupation: I am the Outreach and Operations Manager at EverWonder Children’s Museum. I’ve been doing that now for about a month and a half. I was a stay-at-home mom for the last four years becaus...Read Full Article

  • Young Engineers Scramble To Test Egg Drop Designs

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    contraptions, designs, eggs, Hook and Ladder, Young Engineers

    Campers in the first session of Newtown Continuing Education’s Young Engineers camp tested contraptions designed to hold an egg and protect it from breaking when dropped, with the help of Newtown Ho...Read Full Article

  • Superhero Science Marvels Campers

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    Brad Line, experiments, High Touch High Tech, powers, Superhero Science

    Using superheroes as inspiration, campers in Newtown Parks & Recreation’s Superhero Science camp, which ran July 9 to 13, conducted experiments under the guidance of instructor Brad Line from Hi...Read Full Article

  • Theater Review: Four Stars For Heavenly Three-Person Comedy At TheatreWorks

    Elizabeth Young
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    An Act of God, Josh Newey, Katherine Ray, Matt Austin, Suzanne Powers, TheatreWorks New Milford

    NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks New Milford is sending up an absolutely hilarious, irreverent, and bawdy rendition of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God for its summer services. It more than qualifies as...Read Full Article

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    Top of the Mountain

    The 2018 Firehouse Ride and BBQ/Pig Roast, sponsored by Newtown Hook & Ladder, takes place September 29. The 50-mile ride takes off at 3 pm, with festivities to follow at the fire house. Why am I ...Read Full Article

  • Vans Warped Tour Visits Hartford In Last Run Of Cross-Country Tour

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    3OH!3, Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Chase Atlantic, Kevin Lyman, Real Friends, Sierra Lyman, Vans Warped Tour, We the Kings, Xfinity Theatre

    HARTFORD — The musical phenomenon that is the Vans Warped Tour is currently taking its final lap around the country. It made a local stop in Hartford at the Xfinity Theatre on Sunday, July 15, kicki...Read Full Article

  • Children Learn About Multicultural Music With Brad Peterson At The C.H. Booth Library

    Alissa Silber
    Features
    July 20, 2018, Friday
    Brad Peterson, C.H. Booth Library, Multicultural Music

    As children ages 6 to 9 gathered in the C.H. Booth Library’s Meeting Room on July 9, music teacher Brad Peterson set up more than a dozen instruments for the first Multicultural Music class. Thro...Read Full Article

  • New Information Technology Librarian Named At C.H. Booth Library

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    July 18, 2018, Wednesday
    Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Information Technology Librarian, library materials, Scully, technology infrastructure

    Olivia Scully has been named the new Information Technology Librarian for the Cyrenius H. Booth Library. Ms Scully began working in the position on July 11. In her new position, Ms Scully will mana...Read Full Article

  • Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs: Local Program Offers Ongoing, Unconditional Joy And Comfort

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    July 17, 2018, Tuesday
    Alice Anderson Quinn, Ann Marie Cioffi, Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Colleen Chieffalo, comfort dogs, Hearts of Hope, Hearts of Hope-Newtown, Jen Franke, Kathy Maguire, Marianna Beard, Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs, NSTD, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, SHOP, therapy dogs

    Therapy dogs have been around for years, but many Newtown residents were introduced to them following 12/14. When residents began looking for something to help them grieve, many found dogs waiting to ...Read Full Article