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Permanent Memorial Comission Appointed

Sandy Hook families will be well represented as efforts progress toward the establishment of one or more permanent memorials in remembrance of the tragic events of December 14th.

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http://newtownbee.com/news/0001/11/30/selectmen-appoint-charge-permanent-1214-memorial-c/167330

 

Llodra Honored with 'Heart of Women' Award

The Women's Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce will present special Honorary Recognition to First Selectman Patricial Llodra and former Superintendent Janet Robinson at its third Annual Heart of Women Award reception.

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http://newtown.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/llodra-robinson-to-be-honored-with-heart-of-women-award

 

Today's 9/11 Memorial Service in Newtown

About 100 area residents gathered Wednesday morning in the shadow of six trees painted to together form the American flag and reflected on what was lost and what was gained on Sept. 11, 2001.

For the 12th year, Howard Lasher held a memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 in front of the trees painted red, white and blue at his home on Route 302.

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http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Tragedies-intertwine-in-Newtown-9-11-service-4804885.php

 

FINDING COMFORT IN A WET NOSE AND A WAG

Five Scout's Angels service dogs wagged their tails outside The Villa restaurant Tuesday afternoon, August 13th.  They watched as people crossed the parking lot.  The dogs and handlers, visiting Newtown from Denver to bring comfort to the community, soon met guests at an outdoor patio.

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http://newtownbee.com/news/0001/11/30/finding-comfort-wet-nose-and-wag/156474

 

SIOUX RIDE WITH HORSE GUARD IN NEWTOWN

The Sioux riders from Manitoba, Canada, came to Newtown as part of The Unity Ride, a month-long ride for peace and reconciliation that begain in New York state and will end in Washington, D.C., with a stop at the United Nations on the way.  Stephanie Hope-Smith, who helped organize the trip said, "It's not an event, not a parade.  It's a pilgrimage for peace."

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http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Sioux-ride-with-horse-guard-in-Newtown-4708754.php

 

BIG TIME RUSH THRILLED RAIN SOAKED FANS AT PRIVATE NEWTOWN CONCERT

Big Time Rush performed a free concert for a few thousand Newtown residents on Monday, July 22nd at Fairfield Hills.  It was a special event set up by the group's producer, Newtown native Scott Fellows.  Families and kids of all ages had a ball!

Read the full article at:  http://newtownbee.com/news/features/2013/07/23/big-time-rush-thrilled-rain-soaked-fans-private-ne/151140

 

SIX MONTHS SINCE SANDY HOOK:  NEWTOWN RESIDENTS FIND THEIR VOICE - JUNE 12, 2013

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/08/us/newtown-six-months-later/index.html

 

HAMILL: SANDY GROUND PROJECT HOPES TO BUILD 26 PLAYGROUNDS ALONG HURRICANE SANDY-RAVAGED COASTLINE IN HONOR OF NEWTOWN MASSACRE VICTIMS - May 13, 2013

It’s called the Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play.

The dream is to build 26 playgrounds along the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged coast of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in honor of the 20 kids and six adults shot to death in Newtown. Now that the dead are buried, the storm has passed and the spring sun shines in the skies above the graveyards, let children come out to play and show us the way out of the sadness.

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A LETTER FROM BOSTON MAYOR THOMAS M. MENINO

Dear Selectman Llodra,

On behalf of the people of Boston I thank you and the people of Newtown for sending me the banner filled with signatures and words of prayer and support. All of us were very moved by this kind and thoughtful gesture. As such, we have proudly displayed the banner in the lobby of Boston City Hall for all to see and appreciate.

In the aftermath of the attack at the Boston Marathon, our city has been flooded with offers of support and prayers from around the world. None of them, however, meant as much as the banner you sent from Newtown. You know the darkest depths of tragedy, but you also know that unity, resilience and strength allow us to triumph over terror. Your community has inspired and comforted ours as we remember those whose lives were senselessly taken and care for the survivors and their families.

Once again, I thank you for your generosity and kindness. Rest assured Boston and Newtown stand together, not just during tough days but for all days.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Menino

Mayor of Boston
THE DUCKS OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY GO VIRAL, HELPING NEWTOWN CHILDREN HEAL - by Dylan Stableford, April 10, 2013

MONROE, Conn.—In early January, a large box was delivered to Chalk Hill School—Sandy Hook Elementary's retrofitted, temporary home here—with 500 rubber ducks inside. School officials, already inundated with donations in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, didn't quite know what to do with them.

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