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From Broadway With Love To Orlando

Van Dean is a Broadway producer and founder of Broadway Records who grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut. Dean’s life as a producer changed after the tragedy at Sandy Hook. He saw so many hurting that he knew he had to do something. He started producing summer productions where he brings actors from Broadway who get involved Read more…

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Steven Sametz’s “A Child’s Requiem” For Newtown

 On March 5th, 2015 at the Jorgenson Center at UCONN there was a world premiere concert.  “A Child’s Requiem” was written by one of the most respected choral composers in America….Conductor, composer, Lehigh University Professor, Steven Sametz. The 45 minute piece is dedicated to Newtown and Sandy Hook and to the loss of 20 children and Read more…

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Newtown’s “12.14 Foundation,” A New Beginning For Kids

Michael Baroody of Newtown, the father of two young children, mobilized after the tragedy in his town nearly two years ago and formed the non-profit organization called the The 12-14 Foundation. He contacted the best he could find to help him, help children who were hurting. He is setting out to build a world-class performing theater and school Read more…

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A Song for Ben’s Lighthouse

Ben’s Lighthouse Fund was created in honor of Ben Wheeler and his Sandy Hook School classmates to promote the long term health of the children and families in the region while nurturing an environment of non-violence and caring. The mission of this non profit organization is to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate Read more…

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NewtownKindness.org For Charlotte Helen Bacon

Joel and JoAnn Bacon are the parents of Charlotte Bacon one of the children who lost her lives on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Bacons are pusing ahead in the most positive way possible by developing NewtownKindness.org It fosters acts of kindness by children…and it spotlights the use of therapy dogs. Read more…

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“Dislexia: The Movie” By Harvey Hubbell V

Documentary film maker, Harvey Hubbell is dyslexic…educated in Newtown, Connecticut in the 1960’s, life for him was difficult because educators didn’t know then what they know now. Children can be taught to read and write if they are diagnosed at an early age. Hubbell who now lives in Litchfield, Connecticut, has produced a very successful Read more…

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Nora Murphy’s Connecticut Country House

Nora Murphy of Newtown, Connecticut studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, worked for furniture stores and various other places and ended up at Ethan Allen Corporate traveling the world. A few years back she decided to step away from that  to develop her own life style living brand online. It centers around a Connecticut Read more…

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Spartacus The Therapy Dog

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a pet than it is to a person, especially when it comes to children in distress. Brad Cole and his Akita named “Spartacus” went right to work on the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. They were first responders. Cole and his therapy dog parked themselves at Read more…

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How Do We Make CT Safer?

Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a lone troubled shooter, the state and the nation have opened a dialogue about what to do to make the world safer. Stanley Konesky has been in law enforcement for 42 years, serving on Read more…

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Play It Again, Juan Cardona

I grew up playing the piano and also the organ as a kid in Indiana, but I never even came close to being an accomplished player like Juan Cardona, Jr. of Newtown, Connecticut, now here’s a guy who has a real passion for this kind of music.  Juan showed me his musical chops at the Read more…

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