Newfairfield's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:27:55 -0400 HamletHub.com Cool giveaways this week at Stamford Marriott! http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43522-cool-giveaways-this-week-at-stamford-marriott43522-cool-giveaways-this-week-at-stamford-marriott http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43522-cool-giveaways-this-week-at-stamford-marriott43522-cool-giveaways-this-week-at-stamford-marriott

You have three more chances to be a WINNER with this cool giveaway!

Between now and Friday, follow @stamfordmarriott on Instagram here, repost their giveaway of the day, and tag 5 friends on the post for a chance to win!

So far, Stamford Marriott has given away a complimentary night for two and a free dinner at Sam's, a restaurant in the hotel.

Each day they will post their next giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled! 


Click here to learn more about the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa.

The hotel is located at 243 Tresser Boulevard, in the heart of downtown Stamford, combining New York City energy with New England charm. Need we say more?


We are proud to welcome Stamford Marriott to our family of HamletHub sponsors!

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:52:13 -0400
Danbury Concert Association Opens with An Afternoon at the Opera on September 10 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43523-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-1043523-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-10 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43523-danbury-concert-association-opens-with-an-afternoon-at-the-opera-on-september-1043523-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.

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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/newfairfield/events/43520-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-2543520-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-25 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43520-sip-sketch-at-wcsu-pairs-art-wine-on-august-2543520-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.

     

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Robert Taylor) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:15:17 -0400
CT DOT Milling in New Fairfield this Week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43516-ct-dot-milling-in-new-fairfield-this-week43516-ct-dot-milling-in-new-fairfield-this-week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43516-ct-dot-milling-in-new-fairfield-this-week43516-ct-dot-milling-in-new-fairfield-this-week

New Fairfield First Selectman, Susan Chapman has announced via Twitter (@SusanNFCT)  that CT State DOT will begin milling Route 39 from center of Town in New Fairfield to Danbury this week. Work will be done during the evening hours, between 8 pm - 5 am. 

Please plan accordingly and prepare for extra travel time. 

*Image courtesy of First Selectman Susan Chapman Twitter.

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:38 -0400
St. Anthony's Lebanese Festival this Weekend in Danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43515-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-this-weekend-in-danbury43515-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-this-weekend-in-danbury http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43515-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-this-weekend-in-danbury43515-st-anthony-s-lebanese-festival-this-weekend-in-danbury

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. 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:07:49 -0400
Learn to Knit at New Fairfield Library on September 29 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43500-learn-to-knit43500-learn-to-knit http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43500-learn-to-knit43500-learn-to-knit

Learn to Knit at New Fairfield Library on Friday, September 29 beginning at 6 p.m.

Have you ever wanted learn to knit? Or perhaps your skills got a bit rusty and you are in a need of refresher to get knitting again. This class is a perfect fit.

In this class you will learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. We will cover the basics to start you on the journey to master knitting, and to create a unique holiday gift.

Materials: You will need one skein of yarn (recommended  worsted weight yarn (Caron Cakes, Caron Simply Soft yarn, or any other brand yarn in worsted weight), 2 knitting needles US size 8 / 5 mm.

Call 203 312-5682 to register. 

 

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (J Caiola) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:53:51 -0400
Black Doug Comedy Presents Patty Rosborough http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43512-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-150256758643512-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-1502567586 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43512-black-doug-comedy-presents-patty-rosborough-150256758643512-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

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COSI170@GMAIL.COM (Thompson's Fine Food) Events Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:09:33 -0400
BBB's Tips to Keep Back to School Expenses (& Tax-Free Week) Under Control http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/publicsafety/43513-bbb-s-tips-to-keep-back-to-school-expenses-tax-free-week-under-control43513-bbb-s-tips-to-keep-back-to-school-expenses-tax-free-week-under-control http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/publicsafety/43513-bbb-s-tips-to-keep-back-to-school-expenses-tax-free-week-under-control43513-bbb-s-tips-to-keep-back-to-school-expenses-tax-free-week-under-control

Some retailers offer back to school deals throughout the summer, however, Connecticut Better Business Bureau says great prices will be even sweeter during the upcoming annual Connecticut's week-long "tax holiday."

The sales tax exclusion period is only weeks away, and will run from Sunday, August 20th through Saturday, August 26th.

The temporary tax exemptions apply to footwear and a wide assortment of clothing costing less than $100 per item. Best of all, it covers more than school clothing.

The tax exemptions apply to sleepwear (nightgowns, pajamas), tennis clothing, formal wear gowns, and the typical school apparel such as well as overcoats, summer and winter clothing for the whole family.

"We tend to think of tax-free week in terms of back to school purchases," according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau spokesman Howard Schwartz. "The list of eligible apparel is both impressive and somewhat out of the ordinary. In essence, there is something for everybody."

As summer turns to fall, the National Retail Federation says the average family with elementary and high school-aged children will spend an average of almost $690. That can include electronic devices such as computers and other school-related gadgets.

The tax holiday does not cover other supplies, but there are ways to buy what your children need for school without breaking the bank.

Before you start shopping, Connecticut BBB offers these tips to help keep costs under control:

Check your home's inventory - You may already have some supplies left over from last year. Create a "must buy" list of typical back to school purchases and try to stick to it. Try to avoid impulse buys.

Create a budget - Once you know what you have to buy, look for specials on notebooks, pens and folders at discount stores.

Sign up for alerts - Your favorite retailers can send you sales alerts or post coupons on their websites or social media pages. As good as they look, it is always worth it to compare prices with their competitors.

Look for stores that offer student discounts - Retailers are anxious to clear the shelves to make room for their new fall fashion inventory, and that means more choices for consumers at lower prices.

Shop at home - You can save money with free shipping for online purchases. Before submitting your order, check terms, conditions, limitations and exchange policies.

You will find details about Connecticut's tax-free week from the Department of Revenue Services, as well as a list of eligible clothing and footwear that will be tax exempt.

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kerry@ducey.org (Better Business Bureau) Public safety Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:08:23 -0400
Meet Johnny Cash: NFSAW Pet of the Week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43514-meet-johnny-cash-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week43514-meet-johnny-cash-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43514-meet-johnny-cash-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week43514-meet-johnny-cash-nfsaw-pet-of-the-week

Meet Johnny Cash! He is a shepherd mix and only a year and a half. He is very affectionate and loves people! He has high energy and will need an active home that keeps him busy.
 
He is dominate with other dogs so he would do best with a submissive dog, but does not do well with cats.
 
If you are interested in meeting Johnny please call us at 203 746 2925
 
The NFSAW Team ~ Opt-to-Adopt
223 Route 37 | New Fairfield
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Tarad@hamlethub.com (NFSAW) Neighbors Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:07:23 -0400
The Finest Police Cruiser of Them All? Vote for Connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43511-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut-150247127643511-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut-1502471276 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43511-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut-150247127643511-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut-1502471276

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) Best Looking Cruiser Contest ends Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. As of right now, the Connecticut State Police cruiser has approximately 2,100 “likes.”

Connecticut State Troopers are asking you to cast your vote for the Best Looking Cruiser (ours of course) now through August 14, 2017 by clicking “like” on the individual photo. According to AAST, comments will not count as votes; only “likes” for individual cruisers will be counted. The winner will be presented with the "Best Looking Cruiser Award" and featured on the cover of the AAST's "America's Best Looking Trooper Cruisers 2018 Wall Calendar." Voting ends at 5:00 p.m. EST August 14, 2017. 

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) is holding a national contest to determine the best looking cruiser. 2017 Best Looking Cruiser allows users to “like” their favorite police cruiser.

Make sure to cast your vote for Connecticut cruiser (2017 Best Looking Cruiser) here

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Kelly Grant) Neighbors Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:51:00 -0400
BMW of Ridgefield Offers Free Pickup and Delivery Service http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43360-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery43360-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/places/43360-bmw-of-ridgefield-offers-free-pickup-and-delivery43360-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

 

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kerry@ducey.org (BMW of Ridgefield) Places Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:33:00 -0400
1 Confirmed Fatality After A Plane Crash in New Milford http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/publicsafety/43509-1-confirmed-fatality-after-a-plane-crash-in-new-milford43509-1-confirmed-fatality-after-a-plane-crash-in-new-milford http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/publicsafety/43509-1-confirmed-fatality-after-a-plane-crash-in-new-milford43509-1-confirmed-fatality-after-a-plane-crash-in-new-milford

There has been a plane crash at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford killing 1 and injuring 2.


According to New Milford Mayor, David Gronbach, New Milford Police and emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash in Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford, CT.

LifeStar emergency medical helicopters have responded as well as First Responders from surrounding areas including Sherman Fire, Sherman Ambulance, Bridgewater Ambulance and Medic 4 paramedics.

FAA and NTSB have been notified and will be conducting a full investigation.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Public safety Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:05:12 -0400
The Women's Center is Seeking Candidates for Campus Counselor/Advocate Position http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43508-the-women-s-center-is-seeking-candidates-for-campus-counselor-advocate-position43508-the-women-s-center-is-seeking-candidates-for-campus-counselor-advocate-position http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/charities/43508-the-women-s-center-is-seeking-candidates-for-campus-counselor-advocate-position43508-the-women-s-center-is-seeking-candidates-for-campus-counselor-advocate-position

The Women's Center is currently in the process of hiring a part-time Campus Counselor/Advocate to provide individual counseling and advocacy and crisis intervention for students, faculty and personnel who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or date rape at Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. This role also involves cultivating relationships with all campus offices and collaborating with our Community Education Department staff members.


If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please see the complete job descriptions posted on the "Career & Leasing Opportunities" page of our website here, then send your resume, with a cover letter, to our Director of Administration & Human Resources at womenscenter@wcogd.org or (203) 731-5207 (fax). And please feel free to share this opportunity with your networks!


Please call our special events manager at (203) 731-5200 ext. 232 or email kelly.p@wcogd.org for information on hosting 3rd party fundraising events for your Women's Center

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (The Women's Center Danbury) Charities Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:58:07 -0400
Circle Time with Sukey Molloy http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43499-circle-time-with-sukey-molloy-150220394543499-circle-time-with-sukey-molloy-1502203945 http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/events/43499-circle-time-with-sukey-molloy-150220394543499-circle-time-with-sukey-molloy-1502203945

Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy on Wed. Sept. 27 at 10:30am at New Fairfield Library. This event is appropriate for ages birth to 5

Join Sukey Molloy for sing along fun with her award winning songs and age appropriate activities to stimulate learning in the developing years! Circle Time classes are for children age birth to 5 with caregiver.

Registration is required and space is limited. Call 203 312-5682 to register.

Visit New Fairfield Library online here.

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jcaiola@newfairfieldlibrary.org (J Caiola) Events Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:52:15 -0400
The Finest Police Cruiser of Them All? Vote for Connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43510-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut43510-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/newfairfield/neighbors/43510-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut43510-the-finest-police-cruiser-of-them-all-vote-for-connecticut

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) Best Looking Cruiser Contest ends Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. As of right now, the Connecticut State Police cruiser has approximately 2,100 “likes.”

Connecticut State Troopers are asking you to cast your vote for the Best Looking Cruiser (ours of course) now through August 14, 2017 by clicking “like” on the individual photo. According to AAST, comments will not count as votes; only “likes” for individual cruisers will be counted. The winner will be presented with the "Best Looking Cruiser Award" and featured on the cover of the AAST's "America's Best Looking Trooper Cruisers 2018 Wall Calendar." Voting ends at 5:00 p.m. EST August 14, 2017. 

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) is holding a national contest to determine the best looking cruiser. 2017 Best Looking Cruiser allows users to “like” their favorite police cruiser.

Make sure to cast your vote for Connecticut cruiser (2017 Best Looking Cruiser) here

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Kelly Grant) Neighbors Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:51:43 -0400