Danbury's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:44:33 -0400 HamletHub.com Rock & Roll Comedy Show - Save the Date! http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44103-rock-roll-comedy-show-save-the-date44103-rock-roll-comedy-show-save-the-date http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44103-rock-roll-comedy-show-save-the-date44103-rock-roll-comedy-show-save-the-date

Jack Willhite Rock & Roll Comedy Show will be coming to town September 23rd at Danbury Elks Lodge.

Tickets, which are not yet on sale, will be $25 per regular ticket, and $49 for the show and Odeen's Buffet BBQ Dinner. There will be a silent auction and raffle, music and mingling, and the show will begin at 8:30 pm. Keep your eyes open for when the tickets go on sale!

Check out Willhite's YouTube page here for a sneak peak!

jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Events Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:13:43 -0400
Danbury Concert Association Opens with An Afternoon at the Opera on September 10 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44114-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-1044114-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-10 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44114-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-1044114-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-10

The Danbury Concert Association, known for its formidable classical music entertainments, will open its 2017/2018 series of four concerts with "An Afternoon at the Opera" on Sunday, September 10th at 3:00pm.

The concert will feature soprano Danielle Talamantes, tenor Brian Cheney, and mezzo-soprano Christine Antenbring, reprising their earlier, well-received performances in past Association series. Mikhail Hallak accompanies on the piano. The concert will take place at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, located in the stunning, state-of-the-art Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Western Connecticut State University's Westside Campus in Danbury, CT (43 Lake Avenue Extension). Forming a "small opera company" on the stage, the foursome will perform selections from Puccini, Bizet, and Bernstein, among others.

Tickets are $25 per adult and may be reserved within one week of the performance by calling the WCSU box office at (203) 837 8732 or visiting danburyconcert.eventbrite.com Through a grant from the Danbury Cultural Commission, admission for those 18 and under may attend for free, although advance reservations through Eventbrite are required. Subscriptions for the season's four concerts, which include pianist Joel Fan on November 12, Primo Trio on April 15, and A Far Cry with guest artist David Shifrin on May 20, are currently available for $65.

Soprano Danielle Talamantes is an international recitalist who made her Carnegie Hall debut in a sold-out solo recital in 2007. Since then, she has sung as soprano soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Choralis, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, National Philharmonic Chorale & Orchestra, Oratorio Society of Virginia, Seoul Philharmonic, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra of Peru, and The United States Army Chorus. In addition, she was the Soprano in Residence for the Summer 2012 and featured guest soloist at the Summer 2014 Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.

Hailed by KUSC Los Angeles as the “next great tenor”, Brian Cheney, protégé of legendary tenor Jerry Hadley, has gained international acclaim for his portrayal of characters such as Don José in Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Duke in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Canio in Pagliacci. “It is tenor Brian Cheney as the brave painter Cavaradossi who really blew me away. Cheney has that terrific tenor sound: the power, richness, and vocal color

of a high baritone combined with ringing, awe-inspiring high notes,” reported Stage and Cinema.

Mezzo Soprano Christine Antenbring has been admired throughout the world for the beauty of her voice, the incredible depth of her interpretations and the craft she brings to the stage. Her repertoire spans four centuries, in twelve different languages.

She has performed to critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe at festivals and series including the New York Festival of Song, Theatre of Song (Washington), the Caramoor Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Les Nuits d’hiver au Château (Belgium), Spoleto Festival (Italy) and the Marlboro Music Festival. She has appeared multiple times in recitals at Carnegie Hall (Weill)  as well as Stern Auditorium with the acclaimed Orchestra of St Luke’s.

Mikhail Hallak is one of the fastest rising musicians of this generation. He is a world renowned pianist and opera coach, and one of the foremost authorities in French diction.

For more information, directions, and to support the Danbury Concert Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization,  go to danburyconcert.org or call (203) 748 2177. Otis B. Driftwood says, "Ladies and gentlemen... I guess that takes in most of you...'" you're invited to join in this celebration of Opera at its best.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ted Killmer) Events Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:41:27 -0400
Sip & Sketch at WCSU pairs art & wine on August 25 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44109-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-2544109-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-25 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44109-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-2544109-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-25

'Sip & Sketch’ evening at WCSU pairs art with wine & refreshments  

  Guests of all artistic levels invited to participate in Aug. 25 event       

 An entertaining creative evening that pairs the experience of drawing from a live model with wine and refreshments will be offered in the “Sip and Sketch” series event to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at Western Connecticut State University.

Guests of all artistic skill levels are invited to create original drawings as they enjoy wine and an assorted snack sampler during the “Sip and Sketch” evening in the Drawing Studio, Room 241 of the WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The ticket fee of $25 per person includes admission and refreshments as well as basic art supplies including charcoal and paper. Attendees are welcome to bring their own drawing supplies if they wish.

Admission to the event is open to adults 21 years of age and older. Reservations should be made online at www.wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

The “Sip and Sketch” series is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Danbury and presented by the WCSU Department of Art. The 2017 series will conclude with a “Sip and Sketch” event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 6, also at the VPAC Drawing Studio.

For more information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (Robert Taylor) Events Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:15:00 -0400
Connecticut Premiere of Man In Red Bandana on September 8 at Palace Danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44110-man-in-red-bandana44110-man-in-red-bandana http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44110-man-in-red-bandana44110-man-in-red-bandana

On Friday September 8, The Palace Danbury will host a very special screening and the Connecticut Premiere of MAN IN RED BANDANA.

Man In Red Bandana is a documentary film about an true American hero ... Welles Remy Crowther, a 24-year-old equities trader from Nyack, NY who spent some of the darkest hours in American history saving the lives of strangers.

Welles may have looked the part of an investment banker, but there was one unorthodox piece to his personal dress code. Tucked in the back pocket of every pair of pants was a red bandana his father had given him when he was a boy.

President Obama told Welles' story at the dedication of the 9/11 Museum, "They didn't know his name. They didn't know where he came from. But they knew their lives had been saved by the man in the red bandana." 

Amidst the smoke and chaos, the people huddled in the darkness on the 78th floor of south tower heard a voice leading them to the stairs and to safety. Their guide was a young man holding a red bandana over his face. He made three round trips up and down the stairs, carrying and leading survivors to safety.

Tragically, he died that day. His heroics became known eight months later as a result of his red bandana. The film re-traces Welles' courageous actions, and examines the people-- family, friends and strangers-- who have been inspired by Welles' actions and the unique ways in which they have honored him.

Please come and honor Welles' memory and meet his parents who will be attending the Palace Danbury screening.

Buy your tickets in advance. This film sold out at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Connecticut Premiere
All Tickets $15 Click here to purchase. 

Questions? Call the Box Office: 203 794-9944

Man In Red Bandana Trailer

carol@thepalacedanbury.com (Palace Danbury) Events Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0400
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is BACK After Brain Surgery http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/44112-danbury-mayor-mark-boughton-is-back-after-brain-surgery44112-danbury-mayor-mark-boughton-is-back-after-brain-surgery http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/44112-danbury-mayor-mark-boughton-is-back-after-brain-surgery44112-danbury-mayor-mark-boughton-is-back-after-brain-surgery

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton returns to work TODAY after recovering from brain surgery. He is stronger and better than ever! Here's a message from the Mayor:
I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your encouragement, well wishes and prayers throughout my recent surgery and recovery. I am proud to report that the procedure was a success and I feel better than before. I am excited to return to Danbury today, stronger than ever.
Make no mistake – I’m still moving full steam ahead to fight for Connecticut’s successful future, but I cannot do this alone. I would be honored if you would stand with me and invest in Connecticut’s Comeback. I hope you will join us at one of our events in August.
Together, we will rise to any occasion that is put in front of us and continue fighting for Connecticut’s Comeback. I hope to see you all soon. 
Click here to learn more and to donate to the campaign.


kerry@ducey.org (Sarah) Politics Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:45:50 -0400
Sawyer Fredericks to Open Newtown Arts Festival 9/15 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44106-sawyer-fredericks-to-open-newtown-arts-festival-9-15-150280078744106-sawyer-fredericks-to-open-newtown-arts-festival-9-15-1502800787 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44106-sawyer-fredericks-to-open-newtown-arts-festival-9-15-150280078744106-sawyer-fredericks-to-open-newtown-arts-festival-9-15-1502800787

The Newtown Arts Festival returns for its sixth year with Sawyer Fredericks, the winner of the eighth season of NBC’s The Voice, headlining the opening event Friday, September 15.

Tickets for the concert, which will be held on the grounds of Fairfield Hills, are $35 for VIP tickets and $20 for lawn tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. Access http://www.newtownartsfestival.com/ for tickets. Grounds open at 6 pm for the 6:30 concert.

 Food, beer, wine and soft beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. Lawn chairs, coolers allowed however no alcoholic beverages allowed in. No pets allowed. (Service pets excepted.)

The Newtown Arts Festival weekend continues Saturday, September 16 from 10-6 pm and Sunday, September 17 from 10-5 pm on the grounds of Fairfield Hills. Admission is free under 5, $3 6-12 and $5 for 13 and older.

In addition to more than 60 artisans and innumerable food trucks, the festival presents performances and workshops in all forms of creative expression, including visual arts, dance, music, written word, and theater in the setting of a town-wide celebration. 

Sawyer Fredericks lived in Newtown until he was 8, when his family moved to an 88 acre farm near Fultonville, New York where he was home schooled in the unschooling style.

Establishing  himself as a true Americana singer with an old soul bridging the Folk Rock Chasm with style and substance, he wrote or co-wrote each piece on his major label debut, ”A Good Storm.”

The Newtown Arts Festival is sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Proceeds  support grants and scholarships for local artists and arts organizations, future festivals, and other work of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

Celebrating National Arts and Humanities month the arts festival will continue through October with individual arts events throughout Newtown.

lel+hh@se-ltd.com (Laura Lerman) Events Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:17:17 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Appoints Susan Lockwood to Vice President, Compliance Officer http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44108-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-susan-lockwood-to-vice-president-compliance-officer44108-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-susan-lockwood-to-vice-president-compliance-officer http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44108-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-susan-lockwood-to-vice-president-compliance-officer44108-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-susan-lockwood-to-vice-president-compliance-officer

Fairfield County Bank is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Susan Lockwood to Vice President, Compliance Officer. Formerly the Compliance Officer at Savings Bank of Danbury, Mrs. Lockwood brings extensive experience in compliance and banking regulation to the Fairfield County Bank.

Mrs. Lockwood’s responsibilities include: Providing guidance on compliance issues based on new and existing applicable laws and regulations, performing annual compliance risk assessments as well as compliance audits, coordinating compliance training and assisting in bank wide oversight and implementation of compliance efforts. She will also be a resource for employees for compliance related issues.

Mrs. Lockwood graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She then went on to law school and graduated from Pace University School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of New York.  Mrs. Lockwood is an ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) certified AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Specialist and graduated from the American Bankers Association Compliance School.  She is a current member of the American Bankers Association and the New York State Bar Association.

“We are very pleased Susan is joining the Fairfield County Bank team.  Her appointment is another proof point to our commitment to protecting our customer’s interests and banking needs.” Says Marcie Coffin, Executive Vice President of Audit, Compliance & Risk Management.

Mrs. Lockwood currently resides in Ridgefield, CT with her husband.

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with locations throughout Fairfield County.  Fairfield County Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior customer relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County - strengthening our communities.  Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ryan Arconti ) Neighbors Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:35:20 -0400
Danbury 2017-18 Teacher of the Year loves science http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44105-danbury-2017-18-teacher-of-the-year-loves-science44105-danbury-2017-18-teacher-of-the-year-loves-science http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44105-danbury-2017-18-teacher-of-the-year-loves-science44105-danbury-2017-18-teacher-of-the-year-loves-science


The daughter of a school teacher and a pharmacist, Beth Manning started out as a pharmaceutical representative. But it wasn’t long before Manning felt the calling to become a teacher herself, a position that suits her love of science and her desire to share that passion with others. The Danbury educator has long been known in the district for her dedication in shaping the lives of her students, as well as her colleagues.

Now a science teacher at Westside Middle School Academy, Manning was chosen as the district’s Teacher of the Year 2017-18.  

Ironically, it was the position as a pharmaceutical rep that fostered her desire to teach, as she was tasked with training co-workers in technological changes: “I soon realized that was my favorite part of the job,” Manning said. “And because my mom was a teacher, I always thought I might want to be a teacher.”

Manning earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Michael’s College and a master’s degree in education and instructional technology from Western Connecticut State University. A teacher since 2001, Manning started her educational career at Danbury High School as a student teacher. Her first teaching position was at Rogers Park Middle School.

After teaching in the STEM program at Rogers Park, Manning made the move to Westside after it opened several years ago. She enjoys that the district has embraced creativity in teaching the required curriculum, and said all of the science teachers work to decide how students best learn under the new state science standards adopted last year (NGSS). Manning said she accomplishes this by helping students – rather than telling them – find the answers through science-based questions.

“It’s a really big shift. It’s totally student-centered,” Manning said. “Kids figure science out rather than being told facts. For example, I might ask ‘Why is it so foggy this morning?’ Students might make diagrams and apply learning activities that support the main concept. The kids do the heavy lifting, and the teachers facilitate that. I never tell them the answer. I let them figure it out. I think that is a gift.”

As further proof of her love for teaching, Manning adds to her busy schedule by working to train other teachers in the state through the Connecticut Science Center using the new curriculum platform. She also trains district educators.

Manning admits her greatest challenge is trying to fit everything in, but says that the district is very supportive – and the students’ excitement about learning science makes it all worthwhile.

“I like the variety of kids I have in Danbury,” Manning said. “They add a whole new layer to my classroom.”

Manning said her hope for the future of education is that students continue to learn by doing and apply their knowledge to exploring concepts in depth.

“My hope is that kids learn to think, rather than learn to pass a test,” she said.

This is Manning’s second recent award for teaching. Last year she was chosen by the Connecticut Science Teachers Association to receive the “Excellence in Middle School Science Teaching Award.”

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Robin Provey) Neighbors Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:42:44 -0400
Longtime Danbury Resident & Mechanical Engineer, Frank E. Ruccia, 92, has Died http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44104-longtime-danbury-resident-mechanical-engineer-frank-e-ruccia-92-has-died44104-longtime-danbury-resident-mechanical-engineer-frank-e-ruccia-92-has-died http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44104-longtime-danbury-resident-mechanical-engineer-frank-e-ruccia-92-has-died44104-longtime-danbury-resident-mechanical-engineer-frank-e-ruccia-92-has-died

Frank E. Ruccia, a 34-year resident of Danbury, CT passed away Aug. 9. at Hancock Hall in Danbury after a two and 1/2-year illness. He was surrounded by the love of family and friends as he passed.  In his 92 years, Frank was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, highly specialized Mechanical Engineer, dedicated volunteer, life-long devoted Catholic, and a caring, loving friend to young and old as he lived a full and accomplished life. He valued family and always maintained a close relationship with his large, extended Italian family, his wives’ families and his many friends.

Frank was born February 9, 1925 in New Haven, CT to Carmela and Nicola. He grew up primarily in Brooklyn, N.Y., but lived about five years in the Hudson Valley area of New York.  He graduated from Haaren High School in New York City in 1943 and shortly after enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1943-1946.       Following extensive technical training, he  served as a Navy electronics technician on the destroyer escort,USS Defilho, in the Pacific, with responsibility for maintenance of the radio/radar equipment. After his military service ended, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

He was an engineer’s engineer – meticulous and exacting in everything he did. His career spanned 36 years with Monsanto in Boston and St. Louis, Arthur D. Little (ADL) in Cambridge, MA. and Perkin-Elmer Corp. in Danbury.   He specialized in development and implementation of critical thermal protection processes for the aerospace industry.  Much of his work during the 1960’s was for NASA experiments on Apollo Missions.  He authored and co-authored dozens of technical papers dealing with his specialties and was recognized with three Arthur D. Little presidential Awards for outstanding performance. 

In 1952 he married his first wife, Katherine B. Petrucci. In the couple’s 26 years of marriage they made their home in Framingham, Mass., and raised four beautiful daughters.  Katherine died of cancer in 1979.

 Frank married his second wife, Donna Runberg, in 1981. The couple moved to Danbury, CT in 1983 when Frank accepted an engineering  position with Perkin-Elmer Corp. They have lived in Danbury 34 years.

 He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish and Founders Hall senior center, both in Ridgefield.  He was an active volunteer at Hancock Hall’s recreation center, a local soup kitchen, food pantry, and in all the churches he belonged to over the years.  In Danbury he also served many years as president of his neighborhood association.  

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Donna, of Danbury, CT., three daughters and six grandchildren.  Frank’s oldest daughter,Elissa J. Ruccia. died of cancer in 2006, leaving her husband, David Aaronson and his son, Max Aaronson of Ridgefield. The three surviving daughters and their families are: Pamela Ruccia Duffy, her husband, Michael Duffy. and children Michael John and Anna Marie of Hopkinton, MA.; Valerie Ruccia Eagan, her husband Michael Eagan, and daughter Julia of Sudbury, MA.; and Kimberly Monson and her ex-husband, David Monson, and granddaughters Mariah and Ilayna of Blackstone, MA.   

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 22 at Kane Funeral Home 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. CT. The Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m.

 Frank’s life will be celebrated at a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23 at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT.  Internment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 110 North Street, Ridgefield. 

  Following the Internment, family and friends are invited to a reception/light buffet lunch in McKeon Hall (downstairs at St. Seton Church).

            In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Frank’s name to: Hancock Hall Recreation Fund, 31 Staples St., Danbury, CT 06810; Founders Hall Foundation, Inc., 193 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06877; or St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 520 Ridgefield Road, 06877. 

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:39:30 -0400
Danbury Elks Lodge No. 120 Lobster Fest on August 26 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44102-lobster-fest-in-danbury-in-2-weeks44102-lobster-fest-in-danbury-in-2-weeks http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44102-lobster-fest-in-danbury-in-2-weeks44102-lobster-fest-in-danbury-in-2-weeks

Danbury Elks Lodge No. 120 hosts 3rd annual Lobster Festival Saturday, August 26th at noon.

Completely open to the public, this event will feed your lobster, steak, or chicken, is welcome to whole family, and will also offer music, games, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $30 per adult, $15 per child, and free for children under 10, and must be purchased by August 19th if you would like the steak or the chicken. Please reserve tickets here.

jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:08:56 -0400
St. Anthony's Lebanese Festival this Weekend in Danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44101-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-is-this-weekend44101-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-is-this-weekend http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44101-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-is-this-weekend44101-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-is-this-weekend

The annual St. Anthony's Lebanese Heritage Festival, Mahrajan, is coming up this weekend in Danbury! This Friday and Saturday (the 18th and 19th), come down to St. Anthony's Church at 17 Granville Ave for two afternoons of food and fun! From the new Tabouleh contest to SAJ Manoush to sweets and Beef Shawarma Sandwiches, this festival is sure to please your family and your belly. The event starts at 3pm Friday, 12pm Saturday, and runs until midnight.

There is free admission, free parking, and a free shuttle bus for this event. 

jacqueline.logsted@woosternet.org (Jackie) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:07:50 -0400
Black Doug Comedy Presents Patty Rosborough on August 26 in New Milford http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44098-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-150256758644098-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-1502567586 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44098-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-150256758644098-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-1502567586

Join us on Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM - 11 PM for National Comedy right here in New Milford, CT!

We are hosting 2 shows this month!

  • ​First at 7 pm and includes pre-fixe dinner and show
  • Second show is at 9:30 pm (no dinner inlcuded only the show with a 2 drink min)
  • Adults 21 & over ONLY

Thompson's Fine American Comfort Food is located at 300 Kent Road, New Milford, Connecticut 06755 | (860) 799-5665 | thompsonsfinefood@gmail.com

Purchase your tickets here

COSI170@GMAIL.COM (Thompson's Fine Food) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:35:34 -0400
Boston Red Sox Award CT Non-Profit for the Second Year in a Row http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44097-boston-red-sox-award-ct-non-profit-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-150238704744097-boston-red-sox-award-ct-non-profit-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-1502387047 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44097-boston-red-sox-award-ct-non-profit-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-150238704744097-boston-red-sox-award-ct-non-profit-for-the-second-year-in-a-row-1502387047

Save-A-Suit, a CT based 501(c)3 veterans nonprofit, was awarded $3,000 from the Boston Red Sox Foundation for their outstanding efforts in helping the veteran community. This was part of the foundation’s annual IMPACT Awards contest. This is the second consecutive year that Save-A-Suit has been awarded by the foundation. Last year, the nonprofit received the first place prize of $10,000.

Save-A-Suit has provided thousands of veterans across the country with professional business attire to assist them with their career goals. The nonprofit also hosts quarterly events in the Tri-State area to help local veterans. If anyone would like to donate a suit or make a contribution, they may visit www.saveasuit.org.

For more information about Save-A-Suit, visit www.saveasuit.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



admin@saveasuit.org (Save-A-Suit) Charities Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:34:06 -0400
United Way Opens Nomination Process for Hometown Heroes and Emerging Hero Awards http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44100-united-way-opens-nomination-process-for-hometown-heroes-and-emerging-hero-awards44100-united-way-opens-nomination-process-for-hometown-heroes-and-emerging-hero-awards http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44100-united-way-opens-nomination-process-for-hometown-heroes-and-emerging-hero-awards44100-united-way-opens-nomination-process-for-hometown-heroes-and-emerging-hero-awards


United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is now accepting nominations to honor local individuals and at its 4th Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.

New this year are Emerging Hero Awards, which will be awarded to area high school-aged youth who demonstrate strong leadership in volunteerism and community service.

UWWC’s Hometown Hero awards celebrate the unsung heroes who live in our local communities and lead by example, giving back to others because it feels good to do so, and demonstrate a strong commitment to making an impact on the lives of others. A Hometown Hero is distinguished through their philanthropy and volunteerism. The new Emerging Hero Awards will celebrate the accomplishments of our community’s newest generation of volunteers and community leaders.

“We are thrilled to include a new category of award for youth volunteers who have made service to others a priority and distinguished themselves by making a positive impact in their community,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of UWWC. “We invite those in our communities to help us recognize the outstanding individuals and youth who devote themselves to helping those in need, locally.”

Nominations for both Hometown Hero and Emerging Hero Awards will be accepted for individuals and groups from the following towns: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington. Nomination forms are available at https://www.uwwesternct.org/hhnomination

The following criteria are taken into consideration in selecting an honoree:

  • Achievement – the nominee’s actual accomplishment produced significant results
  • Action – the involvement of the nominee is active and hands-on
  • Caring – as demonstrated by the nominee’s interaction with others
  • Commitment – the nominee has a sincere belief in their community
  • Impact – the nominee’s activity or program produced positive changes, provided examples for other groups
  • Initiative – the nominee recognizes a need in their local community and initiates new programs or activities to meet that need
  • Leadership – the nominee demonstrates singular leadership to contribute to their community
  • Time – the nominee dedicates considerable time and energy to making a difference in their community

Proceeds from the event will benefit hard-working ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households throughout Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. United Way defines ALICE households as those which earn above the basic Federal Poverty Level, but below a basic cost-of-living threshold. ALICE households live paycheck to paycheck and don’t have enough money for basic needs including housing, childcare, food, transportation, and health care.

Please visit www.uwwesternct.org/hhnomination to complete the online nomination form by Friday, September 15, 2017. Nominations received after that date cannot be considered. UWWC plans to select honorees by mid-October. For more information about Hometown Heroes, please contact Stacy Schulman at stacy.schulman@uwwesternct.org or 203-826-8479.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (UWWC) Charities Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:14:25 -0400
BMW of Ridgefield Offers Free Pickup and Delivery Service http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/43849-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery43849-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/43849-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery43849-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery

Summer coming to an end, and your time is even more valuable. Your children are out of school, or maybe you’re just trying to enjoy the beautiful weather. Your BMW needs service and unfortunately you simply don’t have the time to get to the dealership.

Enter BMW of Ridgefield’s Free Pickup and Delivery.

BMW of Ridgefield is the only dealership in the region to offer service pickup and delivery completely free of charge. At no cost to you, we can pick up your vehicle at your home, office, or even hockey practice, leave a new BMW loaner vehicle for your use, and return your vehicle to your preferred location upon completion of all requested services. 

The process is simple. When your BMW needs service, our Appointment Coordinators will schedule the pick-up and delivery at a time that is convenient for you. After the services to your vehicle are completed, we will reach out to let you know we are on the way, returning with your freshly washed BMW.

BMW of Ridgefield. Doing the drive, so you don’t have to.  

Watch BMW pick up and delivery service video here.

BMW of Ridgefield is located at 746 Danbury Road


kerry@ducey.org (BMW of Ridgefield) Places Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:33:00 -0400