May 2013  |  Issue 9 
Newtown News


Betsy Paynter


Spring has sprung in Newtown! The Newtown Economic Development Commission (EDC) along with all Newtown businesses have launched "The Newtown Way: Buy Local First" campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to educate the Newtown community of the variety of businesses and services Newtown has to offer. We encourage you to check out

Buy Local

the Newtown business directory on our website and consider buying products and services locally before leaving your community.  If you have a Newtown business and it's not in the directory, please add it, it's easy to do. We also have storefront materials for all businesses to display as proud Newtown merchants. Contact me if you would like materials for your storefront. Electronic images of these materials and logos for use on your business website and social media can also be found on the EDC website. We encourage all Newtown businesses to utilize these materials and "own" this campaign.


Newtown and Sandy Hook have many new businesses opening this spring. Look for details and information later in this newsletter.


The EDC business seminar series offered in March was a huge success, full of business owners. The EDC is looking to host more business seminars for our community this fall. If there's a particular topic you'd like to learn more about, please contact me with your ideas. We are here to help your business grow and profit. You can always reach me at 203-270-4281 or by email.


Thank you and remember to Buy Local First,


Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
Newtown Networking Opportunities Networking
Work from Home Networking Group
This group is for anyone who works from home, is a small home-based business owner, a job-seeker, a stay-at-home parent, a retiree, etc in Newtown and would like to meet for breakfast, lunch or coffee to network and build a sense of office community without going into the office....check out their website.  stonyhill4
Stony Hill 4 Corners
Stony Hill 4 Corners


This business association was formed in 2007 and includes a group of local business owners between exits 8 and 9 off I84, specifically Stony Hill Road in Bethel, Mount Pleasant Road in Newtown, and Route 25 into Hawleyville. The Stony Hill/Hawleyville area has blossomed into a growing shopping destination. If you're a Stony Hill/Hawleyville area business and would like to be a part of the organization, check out their website and get involved.   flagpolebni

The Flagpole BNI


The Flagpole BNI is a business referral group currently looking to increase their trade categories such as plumbers, electricians and contractors. They're also actively 

Flagpole BNI

seeking financial industry members such as bookkeepers and bankers. The BNI has referral work available for these categories. To learn more, visit their website or call Kathy Boufford at 203-304-9050.

Newtown New Business OpeningsNewBiz

Sandy Hook

The Foundry Kitchen and Tavern:
Foundry Kitchen

Sandy Hook welcomes "The Foundry Kitchen and Tavern". Chris Bruno, owner of The Foundry, is not new to the restaurant world. He previously owned Fiddlers and Chris' American Restaurant both successful restaurants in Brookfield along with The Village Social Kitchen & Bar located in Mt. Kisco, NY.  The Foundry opened on May 5th and offers a menu with a wide range of seasonal items coming from 3 local farms. Like them on Facebook and check out their menu and website.


Ronnie's II:

Ronnie's II Ronnie's II is a new barber/hair salon in Sandy Hook. They offer hair services for men, woman and children. Ronnie's II is offering $10 haircuts and with any color or highlighting service, you receive a free haircut during the months of May & June. Stop by and say hello to Ronnie in Sandy Hook. 




Village Perk Cafe:
Village Perk Cafe

Village Perk Café is opening in Sandy Hook this May offering a wide range of coffees, teas and espresso along with bakery items, soups and signature sandwiches. All can be enjoyed on the back deck overlooking the river. Look for Village Perk Café on Facebook and check out their websiteEnjoy a cup of coffee in Sandy Hook this spring! 



Sandy Hook Wine & Liquors:

Brian and Kathy Mendes are the new owners of Sandy Hook Wine & Liquors. They bring strong customer service to their new business, providing custom orders for customers and a variety of products. Check out their website and Facebook page. Stop down and say hello to Brian & Kathy! 

The Borough

Western Connecticut Health Network Patient Service Center Laboratory:
Western CT Health Network

Located at 14 Church Hill Road, the Patient Service Center is open M-F 6:30am - 2:30pm. For appointments call 203-739-4999, walk-ins are also welcomed. Services performed include blood drawing and specimen collection for a wide range of analysis and testing.  A physician's lab test order can be faxed, electronically transmitted or hand carried to the center. For more information, visit their website.

South Main Plaza

Club 24:
Club 24

Club 24 is an all purpose gym, including state of the art cardio and weight training equipment, located at 266 S. Main St. Hours are: M-F, 5am - 10pm and Sat/Sun 7am - 6pm. Membership fees: $10/enrollment and $19/month which include all classes, free tanning and ˝ price protein shakes & fruit smoothies. They are having an open house on Wed, May 29th which will include free classes and use of the gym for the day along with many other offers. Visit the website or their Facebook page.


Biscotti, Etc:
Biscotti, Inc

In February 2013, Stephanie Schneiderman opened her online biscotti business. Stephanie made biscotti for friends for gifts who told her she needed to sell her delicious product. She now offers a variety of delicious biscotti sold bulk or packaged in an elegant gift box on her website and Facebook page. You can also try her biscotti pieces sold at the Sandy Hook & Newtown Delis. 

Newtown EDC



Work from Home
Networking Group


 Stony Hill 4 Corners


The Flagpole BNI


Newtown New Business Openings


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 Sandy Hook Organic Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills 


Check all the Happenings at the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission



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 Sandy Hook Organic Farmers Market
at Fairfield Hills



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  culturalCheck all the Happenings at the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Newtown Cultural Arts

Newtown has a strong cultural community which enriches residents' lives and increases Newtown's desirability in the economic environment. The "Cultural Scene" in Newtown ranges from music, theater and art.

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