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Bethel Buzz hands the reigns off to Bethel Hamlet Hub!

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Bethel HamletHub editor, Christie Macomber, announced some exciting news today. Bethel Buzz, founded, owned and operated by local resident Wendy Mitchell, will soon become part of Bethel HamletHub.

Mitchell, who has been successful in providing residents news, human interest stories and events, leaves Buzz News to pursue exciting new career opportunities focusing on working with children and youth. “I have taken a job in Stamford at St. John’s Episcopal Church where I will serve as Director of Christian Education,” she explains. In addition, Mitchell is the owner of Ultra Violet Productions www.ultravioletpuppets.com  who most recently performed three black light puppet shows at First Night Westport and one at First Night Hartford on the same night!

The newest venture Wendy Mitchell is most passionate about is founding and creating a non-profit organization to help Sandy Hook families and children heal through the arts. The arts center is called “The SHACK” which stands for Sandy Hook Art Center for Kids. Their first event, “Play & Paint for Peace” is scheduled for Monday, January 21. This free event and is open to children of the community as well as other local children, space permitting. The group will provide therapy dogs, painting peace signs, a healing drum circle and a free puppet show. For details on how to register please visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/250338325096950/

“HamletHub’s level of professionalism and proven ability to supply readers with relevant and accurate information, gives me assurance that my Bethel Buzz readers are in good hands,” said Mitchell. “Being at the helm of Bethel Buzz has connected me to the community in such a powerful way. I will truly miss telling the Bethel story but I have the utmost confidence in Christie Macomber,” she added.

Macomber, a long time Bethel resident and active member of the Bethel Chamber, has served as editor of Bethel HamletHub for more than a year. She is thrilled to bring readers of Bethel Buzz the local news they have come to know and appreciate. “HamletHub provides residents and local businesses with a platform to share their stories and ideas.  We strive to be a place where messages are heard and responses are reacted to immediately,” explains Macomber.

HamletHub began with one site in the town of Ridgefield and has since grown to include sites in 15 towns throughout Fairfield County, each staffed with local writers, editors, and community leaders. More than just a news source, HamletHub has become a platform for interaction and outreach.

Inspired by the overwhelming charitable responses to Newtown’s recent tragedy and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, their newest program, Hub Helpers, will serve as a network for community members looking to volunteer or donate during times of need. The site has also evolved as a forum for showcasing the countless selfless deeds of friends and neighbors.

In early 2012, HamletHub earned the prestigious Connecticut Press Club award for original journalism on the web.

To contact Christie Macomber, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “We love hearing about local stories, events and new and I welcome any and all contributions from Bethel residents,” said Macomber.

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