Danbury's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:58:22 -0400 HamletHub.com Danbury Symphony Orchestra Performs on October 29 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44394-danbury-symphony-orchestra-performs-on-october-2944394-danbury-symphony-orchestra-performs-on-october-29 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44394-danbury-symphony-orchestra-performs-on-october-2944394-danbury-symphony-orchestra-performs-on-october-29

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ariel Rudiakov, will perform a concert featuring Robert Fertitta, pianist. The performance will take place at 3:00pm at the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at Western Connecticut State University, located at 43 Lake Avenue Ext.

You are invited to come early to see a chat and a performance of a Sonata with music director and conductor of the Danbury Symphony, Ariel Rudiakov, and featured guest, Robert Fertitta. This will start promptly at 2:30 at VPAC.

The Danbury Symphony Orchestra will be performing Borodin’s Symphony #2 in B minor in its entirety and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor.

Robert Fertitta is a retired music educator and has performed on the piano, organ and harpsichord for nearly fifty years. As pianist, he has given solo recitals, chamber music programs, and over 150 recitals with students at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, where he was on the faculty for thirty years. Mr. Fertitta’s cadenzas for six of Mozart’s piano concertos have been performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Australia.

Borodin’s Symphony #2 was composed between 1869 and 1876. It consists of four movements and is considered the most important work completed by Alexander Borodin himself. Of Georgian origin, Alexander Borodin was one of the prominent Romantic Russian composers known as The Mighty Handful – a group devoted to developing a uniquely Russian style of classical music. In addition to writing music, Borodin was a doctor and chemist.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor consists of three movements and was composed in the winter of 1785-1786. This work is one of Mozart’s most recognized compositions in the concerto genre and is considered to be one of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos.

Danbury Symphony Orchestra is a part of 82-year old Danbury Music Centre which offers classical music experiences to all in the greater Danbury area.

For additional information call the Danbury Music Centre at (203) 748-1716 or email dmc@danburymusiccentre.org www.danburymusiccentre.org

kerry@ducey.org (Mary Larew) Events Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:02:56 -0400
Danbury resident Despina St. George, 87, has died http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44393-danbury-resident-despina-st-george-87-has-died44393-danbury-resident-despina-st-george-87-has-died http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44393-danbury-resident-despina-st-george-87-has-died44393-danbury-resident-despina-st-george-87-has-died

Despina St. George

Despina (Kontaxopoulos) St. George, 87, of Danbury, died on Sunday evening at Bethel Health Care, Bethel, CT.

Mrs. St. George was born in Mytilene, Greece, December 13, 1929, daughter of Basil and Ekaterina Kontaxopoulos. She moved to Athens to live with her Aunt and Uncle Christos and Glyckeria Photinou-Svoronou in the early 1940’s and was an Administrative Assistant at a large power company in Athens prior to coming to the United States as an exchange student at Clark University in Worcester, MA in 1956 and 1957 before returning to her position with the power company in Athens, Greece.

Despina moved permanently to the United States first settling in Mt. Kisco, NY in 1961 and to Danbury in 1972.

Mrs. St. George attended the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher C. St. George and his wife Mary of East Longmeadow, MA and Nicholas M. St. George of Boonton, NJ and a grandson, Aidan St. George.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 am in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday after 10:30 am.

Contributions in Mrs. St. George’s memory may be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT 06811.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:35:20 -0400
Broadway Takes Ridgefield By Storm: American Dance Spectacular on October 22 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44392-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-2244392-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44392-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-2244392-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22

An all-star cast, including Broadway performers Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba in “Wicked”) and Vishal Vaidya (Broadway’s "Groundhog Day”), star in a brand new show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 22 at 7pm! 

"American Dance Spectacular!” features twelve leading Broadway dancers and singers, and takes the audience on a high energy journey through the evolution of dance in America. From the Charleston and Lindy Hop to the Jitterbug and the Twist to Disco and Voguing, "American Dance Spectacular!" is an exploration of the 20th century’s flashiest dances, infused with the hit songs from each decade.

Mastermind and esteemed Broadway actor Daniel C. Levine (whose Broadway credits include “Mamma Mia!, “Les Miserables”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “The Rocky Horror Show") has created this brand new production along with energetic choreography by Al Blackstone (TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”), music direction and arrangements by Bryan Perri (Broadway’s “Wicked”), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime TV’s “Showing Roots”). 

Don’t miss the chance to see Broadway come to life in "American Dance Spectacular!"

For tickets ($60), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:24:59 -0400
New Milford VNA & Hospice Host Sip & Stroll Fundraiser on December 1 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44389-sip-stroll-fundraiser-150827277744389-sip-stroll-fundraiser-1508272777 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44389-sip-stroll-fundraiser-150827277744389-sip-stroll-fundraiser-1508272777

New Milford VNA & Hospice is forecasting another fun evening on Friday, December 1 at their annual “Sip & Stroll”, a fundraiser for Camp Jonathan, a unique bereavement day camp for children and teens ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one.    

Activities begin at 5:00 pm at 19Main Event Venue, 19 Main Street, New Milford.  Pick up your stroll guide and event tote bag, then Sip, Shop& Stroll your way through New Milford’s charming downtown shops and restaurants, sampling wine, beer, bourbons, non-alcoholic beverages and food nibbles while enjoying special holiday discounts at the fine downtown shops of New Milford.  Your ticket includes an official Sip & Stroll glass and entry into a drawing for festive gift baskets. 

This year’s stroll will also feature an art show and sale of paintings donated by the estate of Barbara Goodspeed to benefit both New Milford Chore Services and VNA Home.  New Milford Chore Services is a new organization whose mission is to assist seniors so they are able to remain living independently in their homes through volunteers who help with light house chores or provide friendly visits.  VNA Home is an affiliate of New Milford VNA & Hospice which provides short or long-term non-medical services that allow seniors to remain safe and independent in their own homes.   

Tickets are limited, $25.00 per person, $30.00 at the door.  Tickets are available at Nutmeg Olive Oil on Main Street, and at newmilfordvna.org/calendar, or by calling New Milford VNA & Hospice at 860-354-2216.

cpomerantz@newmilfordvna.org (New Milford VNA & Hospice) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:39:15 -0400
Anna Port of Danbury has been Named to UAlbany's Freshman Living-Learning Communities http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44391-anna-port-of-danbury-has-been-named-to-ualbany-s-freshman-living-learning-communities44391-anna-port-of-danbury-has-been-named-to-ualbany-s-freshman-living-learning-communities http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44391-anna-port-of-danbury-has-been-named-to-ualbany-s-freshman-living-learning-communities44391-anna-port-of-danbury-has-been-named-to-ualbany-s-freshman-living-learning-communities

Anna Port of Danbury has been named a member of UAlbany's freshman Living-Learning Communities (L-LC).

L-LCs at UAlbany bring outstanding new freshmen into a community of learners.

Students live on the same residence hall, take some classes together, build a strong relationship with their L-LC lead professor, and study and participate in co-curricular activities around the theme or intended major of the L-LC.

These students are engaged in their studies inside and outside of their classrooms. Student Engagement, housed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, welcomed approximately 430 new freshmen into L-LCs this fall.

About the University at Albany

A comprehensive public research university, the University at Albany-SUNY offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare, and sociology taught by an extensive roster of faculty experts. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affiliation with Albany Law School. With a curriculum enhanced by 600 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (U Albany) Neighbors Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:17:19 -0400
Danbury High School Marching Band Jamboree this Saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44388-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm44388-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44388-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm44388-danbury-hs-marching-band-jamboree-saturday-oct-21st-6pm

The Danbury High School Marching Band will host the 2017 Danbury Marching Band Jamboree on October 21st, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm at the Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus Western Athletic Complex. The new location is due to the massive construction project at Danbury High School.

“This event brings bands from throughout the region to perform live in Danbury,” said Ted Adams, Director of Bands, Danbury High School. “The Jamboree has a long history of bringing some of the area’s most outstanding marching ensembles to perform for the people of Danbury, and this year is no different. With the outstanding facilities here at WestConn this event will have many fabulous performances. The Danbury High School Marching Band will perform our 2017 show, ‘A Heart’s Journey,’ highlighting several soloists from our band.”

Bands from the region scheduled to compete include Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Norwalk, and Shelton, plus bands from Garden City and Port Chester, NY. The Danbury Drum Corps will be giving a featured exhibition performance, and the Danbury High School Marching Band will perform their 2017 program, “A Heart’s Journey,” in exhibition.

Gates open at 5pm and tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids (kids under 3 are free), and $5 for Western CT State University Students. In case of inclement weather the competition will be moved into the O’Neill Center.

Tickets are available at the gate or are available online at danburyhsmarchingband.yapsody.com .

GPS Location for Jamboree: Western CT State University Westside Campus, 43 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT. 

mikekalt@gmail.com (Mike K.) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:02:03 -0400
Concert Benefiting Hurricane Victims to Take Place at Litchfield Crossings http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44383-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings44383-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44383-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings44383-concert-benefiting-hurricane-victims-to-take-place-at-litchfield-crossings

“The Sound of Love” Fundraising event featuring live music, benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes will take place October 21st, 2017, with a rain date of November 4th. The admission-free event will also accommodate free parking. Festivities begin at noon at the Litchfield Crossings, 169 Danbury Rd. New Milford, CT. 06776. The event is catered by Kathy’s Kitchen Catering and Events LLC.

Guests are welcomed to bring a blanket/lawn chair, while enjoying great music from “Come Hear the Sound” music group and others. The event will feature free helium balloons and bubble stuff for the kids attending. Additionally, there will be an assortment of items available for sale, such as artwork, frames and canvases, Handcrafted jewelry metal crafts handmade furniture and clothing with all proceeds benefiting the victims as well.

“The recent natural disasters have triggered a deep sense of urgency within our hearts, we were inspired to take action and the Sound of Love was created.” Says Doreen Amor, organizer of the event. Come enjoy the event, while joining a cause for the better. Proceeds will be distributed through the Red Cross and Samaritans Pocket. For more information, call Doreen at (860)488-2155 and email dorannamor@gmail.com

penn@penngardnerinc.com (Penelope Forman) Charities Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:10:07 -0400
Trinity's Holiday Market on November 18 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44377-holiday-market-150811455644377-holiday-market-1508114556 http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44377-holiday-market-150811455644377-holiday-market-1508114556

Save the Date! Holiday Market 2017

Trinity's Holiday Market will be held on November 18 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2103 Route 6, in Brewster.  

Please consider donating handmade/craft or baked goods for the church tables.  Donated items for the white elephant tables would be greatly appreciated.  Items not accepted:  appliances, tvs, or clothing.  

You may leave donations in Shepherd's Hall left of the ramp entrance at any time before November 16.  

Questions? Contact: Sharon Laird (tchrsln2@aol.com)

kemgold@hotmail.com (Ken Mongold) Neighbors Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:03:56 -0400
VH1 Save The Music, SpreadMusicNow donate $180,000 in music education support to Danbury schools http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/44386-vh1-save-the-music-spreadmusicnow-donate-180-000-in-music-education-support-to-danbury-schools44386-vh1-save-the-music-spreadmusicnow-donate-180-000-in-music-education-support-to-danbury-schools http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/44386-vh1-save-the-music-spreadmusicnow-donate-180-000-in-music-education-support-to-danbury-schools44386-vh1-save-the-music-spreadmusicnow-donate-180-000-in-music-education-support-to-danbury-schools

On Monday, Oct. 23, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and SpreadMusicNow will present donations at Park Avenue School to support music education in Danbury Public Schools.

With the support of a $50,000 gift from SpreadMusicNow, VH1 Save The Music donated new instruments, equipment, professional development and program support all valued at $180,000 to this fall’s music programs at Morris Street, Park Avenue and South Street schools. Music students from all three schools along with their music teachers will present a lesson/performance at 9:30 a.m. followed by a presentation of SpreadMusicNow’s donation.

Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Over the last 20 years, the foundation has donated $53 million worth of new instruments to more than 2,000 schools in 251 districts nationwide. SpreadMusicNow invests in music education for under-served youth, helping to shape their futures and build lifelong success. Founded in 2014, SpreadMusicNow has made nearly $1 million in grants to music education programs in Connecticut and beyond.

“SpreadMusicNow is proud to partner with Danbury Public Schools and VH1 Save The Music Foundation in closing opportunity gaps in music education,” said SpreadMusicNow Co-Founder Richard Wenning. “We believe all children deserve the learning experiences this partnership enables and commend Danbury Public Schools for their leadership and commitment.”

There are 115 Danbury elementary school students who will directly benefit from the program, although the program will result in a positive impact on the entire district.

“The majority of our students come from families that live below the federal poverty level and so our partnership with VH1 Save The Music is truly a blessing for so many underprivileged children,” said Dr. Bill Glass, DPS deputy superintendent. “Without this partnership the idea of playing a musical instrument would be an unattainable dream, but now it is a reality. Words do not suffice to express how grateful we are." 

#Danbury Board of Education#

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Robin Provey) Life Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:34:14 -0400
Ability Beyond hosts Autumn Breakfast on November 15 in Danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44384-ability-beyond-hosts-autumn-breakfast-on-november-15-in-danbury44384-ability-beyond-hosts-autumn-breakfast-on-november-15-in-danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44384-ability-beyond-hosts-autumn-breakfast-on-november-15-in-danbury44384-ability-beyond-hosts-autumn-breakfast-on-november-15-in-danbury

Ability Beyond is hosting an Autumn Breakfast to raise money for woman and men of all ages who are living with mental illness. 

Join the support for mental health services on November 15 at 7:30am at The Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave Ext in Danbury.

Purchase tickets HERE.

For more information, check out  abilitybeyond.org.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Charities Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:34:28 -0400
Danbury Cellist Presents Live Music at Mothership On Main http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44382-danbury-cellist-presents-live-music-at-mothership-on-main44382-danbury-cellist-presents-live-music-at-mothership-on-main http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44382-danbury-cellist-presents-live-music-at-mothership-on-main44382-danbury-cellist-presents-live-music-at-mothership-on-main

On Thursday, October 26th from 7-8:30p, come down to Mothership on Main for live music presented by Danbury resident and cellist Sasha Ono and Adrianne Munden-Dixon. The string duo will be bringing exciting music from classical to pop while you sit and enjoy Mothership Bakery's signature delicious food and drinks. 

Sasha Ono is a freelance cellist in NY and CT, known for her powerfully driven sound paired with emotional intensity and sensitivity. She has performed at traditional venues such as Avery Fischer (David Geffen) Hall, Madison Sq Garden, and Rockwood Music Hall as well as bringing music to untraditional locations. In 2017, she has appeared regularly with the Little Kruta Orchestra and is beginning a new collaboration with organist Anthony Rispo. Through her work as a chamber musician, Sasha will be starting an informal chamber music series in the local area, bringing rising young artists together for interactive, lively performances. As an educator, Sasha directs three orchestras in the Brewster Central School District. 

Adrianne Munden-Dixon is a NYC-based violinist praised for her “animated and driven” performances (Connect Savannah). She is a current member of the Savannah Philharmonic, Desdemona Quartet, Schiele, New York Virtuosi, and Aeon Music Ensemble. She has appeared as a chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Spectrum, Mannes, Cornelia Street Café, and Aspen Chapel as a student at the Aspen Music Festival where she spent three summers. Adrianne is a dedicated supporter of new music and working with living composers. Adrianne is a faculty member at Larchmont Music Academy and has led masterclasses at Savannah Arts Academy. 

Mothership on Main is located at 331 Main St, Danbury.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:19:46 -0400
Danbury Fire Department is HIRING http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44381-danbury-fire-department-is-hiring44381-danbury-fire-department-is-hiring http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/44381-danbury-fire-department-is-hiring44381-danbury-fire-department-is-hiring

City of Danbury seeks entry level firefighters to join the Danbury Fire Department

The City of Danbury Fire Department has announced that it is currently seeking individuals for the position of Entry Level Firefighter.

“We are excited to announce the opportunity for dedicated and service-driven applicants to join the Danbury Fire Department. All of our firefighters contribute significantly to the quality of life here in the City. I encourage all those with a commitment to community and an interest in being part of that mission to apply, and I look forward to working with these individuals as they begin their rewarding careers with our department,” Chief TJ Wiedl.

The mission of the Danbury Fire Department is to “Protect the life, property, and environment of all citizens in the most efficient and safe manner possible.” This mission is accomplished through emergency management, training, and education. Upon being hired, these individuals will participate in all aspects of the fire service including public education, emergency medical response, fire suppression, rescue, and many other emergencies.

The position of Firefighter for the City of Danbury is one of extraordinary difficulty and responsibility. Danbury Firefighters are responsible for fire suppression functions in protecting life, property and the environment. In order to be considered for the position, applicants will be asked to take written, oral, psychological, and physical examinations.

A list of applicant requirements can be found on www.firefighterapp.com/danbury. The application closes on November 6, 2017.

Applications are now open on Firefighterapp.com

An informational session will be held on October 30, 2017 at 7:00pm in the City Council Chambers.Registration is required. Those interested should contact Human Resources by Monday, October 23rd. humanresources@danbury-ct.gov, 203-797-4598

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Taylor O'Brien ) Neighbors Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:08:41 -0400
Drink Pink & Support Ann's Place on October 25 at Bernard's in Ridgefield http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44330-drink-pink-support-ann-s-place-on-october-25-at-bernard-s-in-ridgefield44330-drink-pink-support-ann-s-place-on-october-25-at-bernard-s-in-ridgefield http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/44330-drink-pink-support-ann-s-place-on-october-25-at-bernard-s-in-ridgefield44330-drink-pink-support-ann-s-place-on-october-25-at-bernard-s-in-ridgefield

Want to be tickled pink? Head to Bernard's in Ridgefield on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the 8th Annual Drink Pink event. Hosted by Sarah Bouissou of Bernard’s, photographer, Kristen Jensen, and Kerry Anne Ducey, this festively "Pink" gathering is sure to warm your heart and empower your soul during National Breast Cancer Month.

Live music, cocktails, nibbles, and the color pink will be the backdrop for an evening of friendship and camaraderie that supports Ann’s Place, a local nonprofit organization that provides comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones.

Present at the event and addressing attendees will be Dr. Valerie Staradub, breast cancer surgeon and Director of the Breast Care Program at Danbury Hospital.

Kristen Jensen will display her powerful photographic collection, "Faces of Courage" an absolutely beautiful anthology of pictures that tell a story of strength, courage and hope.

There will be a $20 admittance charge and each attendee will receive one pink ticket, good for a pink drink. Live music, raffle prizes, nibbles and pink beverages will make this a very memorable evening.

We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday, October 25!


We would like to thank the following local businesses who will be part of the evening's raffle to benefit Ann's Place:

adam broderick salon & spa

Bikram Yoga

Blue Star Bazaar

Personal Training Connection

Whip Salon

Rodan+Fields (courtesy of Lisa Dundon)

Susi Laura Massage

Dr. Veena Verma-Dzik

The Pilates Barre

If your business would like to be part of our raffle, please email Ridgefield@HamletHub.com

Bernard's is located at 20 West Lane in Ridgefield.

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:06:00 -0400
8th Annual Officer Donald J Hassiak Memorial Turkey Trot in Danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44378-8th-annual-officer-donald-j-hassiak-memorial-turkey-trot-in-danbury44378-8th-annual-officer-donald-j-hassiak-memorial-turkey-trot-in-danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/44378-8th-annual-officer-donald-j-hassiak-memorial-turkey-trot-in-danbury44378-8th-annual-officer-donald-j-hassiak-memorial-turkey-trot-in-danbury

8th Annual Officer Donald J Hassiak Memorial Turkey Trot on November 23 at Tarrywile Park in Danbury

Join us on Thanksgiving, Immaculate High School will honor the late Officer Donald J. Hassiak, alumni of Immaculate, by hosting The 8th Annual Turkey Trot.

This 5K cross country run / 1.5 mile walk will be held at 8:30am in Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Boulevard, Danbury, CT.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Officer Donald J. Hassiak, Memorial Immaculate Scholarship fund.

For registration and or sponsorship information please go to http://www.immaculatehs.org/turkeytrot

If you are unable to attend but would like to support the memorial scholarship fund you may send donations to:

Immaculate High School
Donald J. Hassiak, Memorial Scholarship Fund
73 Southern Boulevard
Danbury, CT 06810

Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:58:54 -0400
USA Today Names Danbury Best City To Live In http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/44374-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in44374-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/44374-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in44374-usa-today-names-danbury-best-city-to-live-in

In an article published on Friday, October 13, USA Today named Danbury one of "America's 50 best cities to live in". Danbury was the only city in Connecticut to make the list. 

The article states, "24/7 Wall St. created an index of over three dozen socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. The most livable cities span the country — from the Deep South to New England and from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest."

Here's what USA Today had to say about the Hat City:

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Danbury is one of the most expensive places in the United States. Goods and services cost an average of 30.8% more than in the area than they do nationwide. Though the median income in Danbury is nearly $13,000 higher than it is nationwide, bigger paychecks are not enough to offset the area’s high cost of living.

Despite the high cost of living, based on a range of socioeconomic measures, Danbury is the most livable city in Connecticut and one of the most livable in the United States. Danbury boasts a higher concentration of restaurants, sports teams, and theatre companies than is typical nationwide. For physically active residents, the city also has a relatively high concentration of recreation centers, golf courses, and nature parks.

Read the article in its entirety here.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Sarah) Places Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:53:42 -0400