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Nanci Hutson

Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry still going stong

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The Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry was founded some 15 years ago, and is still going strong today. I applaud founder Peter Brady of Brookfield who had the passion, conviction and determination to do good for others for making this non-profit organization what it is today: a gift to those who need a helping hand. Beyond […] [Read More]
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Olive Garden offers tasty treat for parents/kids

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Olive Garden Restaurants will honor Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation and its mission to show children the value of their education and inspire their future. To do so, the restaurant chain is inviting families on April 24, “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day,” to come and dine at their facilities […] [Read More]
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Good Friday walks a chance for faith reflection

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For many area Christians, Good Friday is a solemn holiday that commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ’ life before he is marched to his Crucifixion. In our region, there will be several Good Friday walks to allow people to reflect on Christ’ final journey; to recite scripture, sing familiar hymns and consider the meaning […] [Read More]
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Democrats offer challenge for 107th District

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Brookfield Democrat Dan Smolnik announced Tuesday his candidacy for the 107th State General Assembly District, one that has been traditionally a Republican seat and now held by a 15-year Republican incumbent David Scribner of Brookfield. The district includes all of Brookfield, the Stony Hill portion of Bethel and a sliver of Danbury on Candlewood Lake near the […] [Read More]
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Mount Pleasant AME Zion celebrates 125th anniversary

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For 125 years, Mount Pleasant Zion AME Church at 69 Rowan Street has proven to be a faith and civic sanctuary for generations of predominantly black families, embracing and emboldening them to live out their Christian beliefs in the world beyond. The weekend of April 25 through April 27 the current 138-member, multi-generational congregation that today incorporates […] [Read More]
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Brookfield parks revitalization about to get underway

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Cadigan Park and town beach in Brookfield are about to get a major overhaul. The community last year agreed to a $5 million bond to upgrade these facilities that date back to the mid 1960s. Bids for the park portion, including an artificial field system, were last week awarded to Land Tech of Amityville, N.Y. Work is […] [Read More]
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Brookfield parents encouraged to honor educators

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The Brookfield Education Foundation will again host a May celebration for its “Honor An Educator program.” Families in Brookfield can honor a special teacher, coach, day care provider, paraprofessional, tutor, even a bus driver, who has helped make a difference in their child’s educational experience. Donations are $10 for a nomination. All nominees will receive a […] [Read More]
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12.14 Foundation to have blockbuster summer

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The 12.14 Foundation’s first theatrical production in 2014 will be “A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream” – a world premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. The musical will be adapted by producer/director Michael Unger and Eric Svejcar with a score by Mr. Svejcar. The 12.14 Foundation also plans to produce and release a CD […] [Read More]
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Newtown’s new school superintendent begins Monday

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Newtown will officially have a new schools superintendent on Monday: Dr. Joseph Erardi Jr. who on Friday finished his seven-year tenure as a superintendent in Southington. The more than three-decade educator comes to the district with the highest of professional accolades, and leaders, parents and community residents in Newtown have already offered him a warm […] [Read More]
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Newtown synagogue hosts peace program on April 26

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Congregation Adath Israel at 115 Huntingtown Road in Newtown will be hosting a charity event on April 26 that will include the Parents Circle-Families Forum for peace in Israel. The event open to the community will include cocktails and a silent auction and a  dinner and comedy show with national entertainers Moody McCarthy, Andy Pitz and […] [Read More]
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