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Scotty McCreery – Providing a Positive Impact

Scotty McCreery was back in Newtown yesterday to meet with 12.14 leaders, participate in 2014 planning activities for the Foundation and speak with local media groups. This was Scotty's second visit to Newtown in two months (he previously visited in December), ane he spoke extensively about his motivation for joining the Foundation and his goals as goodwill ambassador. "Newtown is a …

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Seussical Coverage – CBS This Morning

The video below is from CBS This Morning, one of several national networks covering 12.14 Foundation's inaugural production of Seussical The Musical.  The production ran to four sold-out performances in August 2013 at the Newtown, CT High School.  It was a collaboration between more than 80 Newtown-area children and some of Broadway's renowned leaders, including: Michael Unger, Director – a huge …

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12.14 Workshop at the Newtown Arts Festival

The first day of Fall 2013 was mild and the Newtown Arts Festival was coming to a successful conclusion when the Dance tent erupted in sound with songs from Seussical the Musical. Sponsored by the 12.14 Foundation and supported by a network of dedicated families, Seussical cast members performed popular songs from their recent Newtown production. Seussical director Michael Unger …

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12.14 Rocks the Newtown Labor Day Parade

On a day when rain threatened to dampen Newtown Labor Day parade festivities, the cast of Seussical the Musical sang and danced their way down Main Street on the 12.14 Foundation float. The 12.14 Seussicals, ranging in age from five to eighteen, are all from Newtown and the surrounding area. Wearing signature costumes and head dressings, the 12.14 Seussicals performed several …

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1214 Officially Announces Formation, Charter and Leadership

Although many of you have been following 1214 for the past few months, today we distributed our first official press release.  As part of this announcement, PR Newswire (one of the world’s premier wire services) has donated space on the Reuters electronic sign in Times Square to run a 1214 Foundation infographic.  Comprised of 11 electronic screens, the Reuters sign rises …

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Sandy Hook Video Tributes

Like many of you, Kathy and I followed the tragedy of last December with broken hearts. How could such a thing happen anywhere, let alone here in the peaceful hills of western Connecticut? And yet it did happen. As the father of three beautiful daughters, I found myself searching for answers. I found few that were meaningful or fulfilling. Amid …

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