Southbury's HamletHub Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:13:52 -0400 Why is HamletHub passionate about LIFEWTR?

HamletHub has been showcasing a series of engaging and empowering videos from LIFEWTR, a bottled water that uses every bottle to showcase new and emerging artists.

Did you know that 51% of today’s visual artists are women, yet their work makes up less than 5% of permanent collections? LIFEWTR focuses on increasing the visibility of female artists—and celebrating their unique perspective.

Here at HamletHub, we are passionate about the mission of LIFEWTR and proud to support women in art.

Meet Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie, and quench your thirst for inspiration.

Learn more about LIFEWTR here.

LIFEWTR #ArtByAWoman Lynnie

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:06:00 -0400
Ann's Place hosts Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season on Nov. 7

A workshop for those who have lost a loved one to cancer

Ann’s Place will offer a workshop on coping with the loss during the holiday season on Tuesday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  This workshop, which is for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, will focus on how those who are grieving can take care of themselves during the holidays, remember those who have died, find support, and plan a holiday that is right for them.

Registration is required.  For more information and to register, please email or call 202-790-6568 and ask, to speak with Kevin Berrill, LCSW.

Located in Danbury, CT, Ann’s Place provides Comfort, Support, and Resources to People Living with Cancer and Their Loved Ones.

]]> (Ann's Place) Neighbors Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:52:52 -0400
AquaScarium Halloween Prowl kicks off this weekend at the Maritime!

AquaScarium Begins This Weekend, Oct. 21-22 & 28-29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
There's no trick about this treat as the Aquarium transforms into the AquaScarium, with an admission discount for kids in costume, face painting, special activities and lots of safe (non-scary) family fun.

Admission: FREE admission for children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

Children (ages 3-12) who come to the Aquarium in costume will receive FREE admission (a $15.95 value) with each paying adult. (The offer requires one paying adult per each free costumed child.

Activities Include:

  • Seven special activity stations where kids can earn stamps on AquaScarium cards. Activites include a witch-hat ring-toss game, a skeleton puzzle and more. Fully stamped cards can be exchanged for a free popcorn in the Aquarium's IMAX theater.
  • Face-painters will enhance Halloween alter egos between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., turning guests into wild creatures, superheroes, princesses and more. There’s a $5 fee.
  • A dragon will be loose … but not too loose … at a free “Meet the Dragon” station, where Aquarium educators will invite guests to touch or hold a live bearded dragon. Times are 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 & 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • The normal Toy-Boat Workshop will become a Pirate Toy-Boat Workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There’s a $5 fee to build a boat.
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Presentation & Book Signing with Jason McLeod Thursday, October 26 at Southbury Library

Presentation & Book Signing with Jason McLeod
Thursday, October 26th from 6-8pm in the Kingsley Room

Jason McLeod, paranormal investigator and bestselling author will be giving a talk on his books, "Dark Siege" and "Dark Siege 2." These books tell the story of a Connecticut family encounter with the paranormal. Jason will also talk about what happens when we leave the body, how Quija boards work and why they must never be used and his experience working for and with Ed & Lorraine Warren.

JASON MCLEOD is a paranormal investigator, spiritualist, and empath. He has spent the last 28 years helping individual families deal with both the human spirits who linger in their lives, and the inhuman spirits who seek to ruin them. His training and experience began by following in the footsteps of his close personal friends and mentors - the late Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine, bestselling authors, and movie consultants - who started the modern ghost hunting craze that thrives today. He conducts engaging presentations on the subjects of spirituality, consciousness, quantum physics, meditation, metaphysics, paranormal investigation, and demonology on radio blog broadcasts, and at paranormal conventions, spirituality expositions throughout the world. 

Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130

]]> (Southbury Library) Events Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:46:52 -0400
Town of Southbury Employment Opportunity: Scorebook/Game Clock Operators

Scorebook / Game Clock Operators

Part Time Recreational Seasonal position of Book and Game Clock operator for the Town of Southbury. Typical work schedule consists of winter weekends (December thru March) and the occasional weeknight. Must be able to keep accurate score, time, and statistics of recreational and travel basketball games. Should have basic knowledge of the game of basketball or be willing to learn. No previous experience required. Must be at least 16 years old to apply. These positions are open until filled. 

Applications are available online. 

Completed applications should be returned to Southbury Parks and Recreation, 561 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488. ADA/EOE.

]]> (Town of Southbury ) Neighbors Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:53:11 -0400
Tarrywile Hosts Harvest Hayride & Mini-Maze Fundraiser

Come join us for our Annual Harvest Hayride and Mini-Maze Fundraiser!

A fall adventure designed for young children, pre-k and kindergarten.

Dates: Monday October 23 thru Thursday October 26, 2017

Cost: $6 per child/adult (teachers and aides ride free)

Included in your adventure;

  • Hayride
  • Mini Hay Maze
  • Storytime
  • Pumpkin Patch

Reservations are required. Starting at 9:15 am, hay rides will head out from the Red Barn area, off of the lower parking lot, to start their adventure at Tarrywile. Hay rides are scheduled to run every half hour beginning at 9:15 am, the last will go out at 12:15 pm.

Please call (203)744-3130 or email us at to make your reservations today!

All proceeds to benefit Tarrywile Park & Mansion located at 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810

]]> (Tarrywile) Places Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:57:00 -0400
Southbury Turkey Trot 5K and Kid's Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day!

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join us for the 7th annual Southbury Women's Club Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day!

Race Information

WHEN: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Kid’s Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Gym, 730 Main Street South, Southbury, CT off I-84, Exit 14.

TEAM COMPETITION: Teams have a minimum of 3 participants but no maximum. You must register a team name during the registration process to be eligible.

5K REGISTRATION: Please register early as we are expecting to sell out!!! There will be no race day registration! Pre-registration is online now for $25.00 and NO PROCESSING FEES! Deadline for online registration is midnight Sunday, November 19th. Guaranteed free T-shirt if registered by November 1st, 2017. Adult T-shirt sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. The race is limited to 2000 runners so sign up early!!!!! No refunds.

KID’S FUN RUN REGISTRATION: Pre-registration online $7.00 and no processing fee. Deadline for online registration is midnight Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at midnight.

RACE COURSE - USATF CERTIFIED COURSE: The course route goes down Main Street South then turns right onto Oak Tree Road and then a left hand turn back on to Main Street South. Flat and fast!!! CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

INFORMATION - EMAIL: or call Hollie Ward, Race Co-chair at (203) 482-6746.

AWARDS: Awards will be given to all top male and female finishers in 9 age categories ranging from under 10 years of age to over 70.

Proceeds from the Southbury Turkey Trot will benefit local charities including the Southbury Food, Southbury Needy Fund and the Fuel Banks.


Special thank you to our platinum sponsors:

- the gym, Southbury, CT
- Michael Friedman Orthodontics, Southbury, CT
- Overhead Door Company of Waterbury

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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  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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Hine Bros. Inc. to Host 70th Anniversary Open House Celebration October 26 in Southbury

Hine Bros. Inc located in Southbury and Hine Bros International in Bridgeport, Connecticut will celebrate their iconic 70th anniversary with a community Open House event at their 67 Main Street South location in Southbury on Thursday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hine Bros. Inc is a renowned and respected seller and servicer of trucks manufactured by International and Hino. The company has continued to grow for the notable past 70 years due to its exemplary customer service and attention to details. One of the original settlers in the Town of Southbury, the Hine family has played an active role in the Southbury community throughout the years. The generations who followed were taught the value of doing well by others and maintaining integrity.

“Our father, Richard and his brothers, James “Jimmy” and Howard Hine began the company following their return home after WWII,” stated current second-generation managing owners and brothers, Ken and Jay Hine, and Jay’s wife, Laura Hine. “Our dad and Uncle Howard served in the Merchant Marines while our Uncle Jimmy served in the Army Air Corps.

“When they returned to Southbury with no jobs, they bought a parcel of farmland from their Uncle George on Main Street and built a gas station with repair facilities. While the building has changed over the years, our company is located on the same land they purchased in 1947. The station started with Chevron gas and evolved into a Mobil station which is now the only full-service gas station remaining in Southbury.”

The three original entrepreneurial brothers sold and serviced Studebakers plus a variety of models International Harvester offered along with Cub Cadet Tractors. When Howard moved to Florida, his brothers, Richard and Jimmy continued running the business supported by multiple family members over the decades. Ken and Jay grew up at the “garage” helping out as soon as they were old enough to push a broom. The second generation bought the business from their father and Uncle Jimmy in the 1970s.

“We wanted to expand the thriving business,” stated the current Hine family members. “The business was growing, but there wasn’t enough space in Southbury to expand. In 1997 we bought 3.0 acres at 1001 Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport. In 1998 we opened our current 20,000 square foot facility at that location which is a full-service International truck dealership with service and parts for all makes.

“At our Bridgeport facility, we are able to display and warehouse more of our inventory of trucks and parts in what is a significantly larger space than what we have had at the original Southbury location for the past 70 years.”

The International trucks and Hino diesel trucks that Hine Bros. sells and services range from 15,500 to 80,000 lb. GVW and utilize enhanced EGR with selective catalytic reduction to meet today’s stringent EPA emission standards and result in more economic, cooler running engines.

In 2002, the three current Hine Bros. Inc. and International owners opened a second company, Park City Truck Equipment LLC at their Bridgeport location that sells and services the highest quality of truck bodies, plows, sanders, and hydraulics. A variety of brands are sold including Duraclass bodies, Western snow plows, and Henderson snow and ice products. This company installs and replaces truck frames, creates custom truck forms and frames, and assembles cross-members and complete truck frames.

In 2014, the co-owners opened a third company, J & K Idealease offering a safe, cost-effective and efficient alternative to commercial truck ownership through its comprehensive truck leasing, truck rental, fleet services and dedicated maintenance services.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the two-generation family-owned Hine Bros. Inc., on Thursday, October 26, the company’s owners will host an Open House at their Southbury location.From 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.attendees will be invited to enjoy a continental breakfast. At 12:00 noon, the co-owners will host a brief dedication followed by lunch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The lunch will include individual specialty pizzas freshly made by the Green Pizza Truck which uses a specially outfitted restored 1940’s International Harvester truck that serves as a mobile pizzeria. Hors-d’oeuvres, home-made salads, and gelato will also be served. Open House attendees will each receive gift bags and be eligible to win raffle prizes.

With parking limited at the Hine Bros. facility at 67 Main Street South in Southbury, a free shuttle bus service will drive all Open House attendees to the event from a parking lot located at 150 Main Street South in Southbury, the parking lot of the recently-closed LaBonne’s Markets IGA that is adjacent to H.H. Stone & Sons.

The event will be held rain or shine under a tent. To RSVP to attend Hine Bros.’ 70th Anniversary Open House on October 26, contact co-owner Laura Hine at 203-264-8251 or email to

To learn more about Hine Bros. Inc. and International, Park City Truck Equipment LLC, and J&K Idealease, visit  or call Hine Bros. in Southbury at 203-264-8251 or in Bridgeport at 203-336-5387, and Park City Truck Equipment LLC at 888-203-2571, and J&K Idealease at 203-264-8207.

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell ) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:24:20 -0400
Open House on Thursday at Connect Physical Therapy in Watertown



Connect Physical Therapy will host an Open House Meet ‘n Greet at their studio at 777 Echo Lake Road in Watertown, this Thursday, October 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The vent is hosted by the new practice’s owners, Amber Hayes, PT, and Maryann Mancini, PT.

Visitors are invited to meet and talk informally with the practitioners to learn about the physical therapy treatments offered. The two PT practitioners focus on high-quality manual therapy intervention provided in private, individualized treatment sessions.

Hors-d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

For information, visit or call 959-209-4318.

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell) Places Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:23:16 -0400
Film Screening on October 26: Nazis in Southbury?

The Minor Memorial Library is presenting the film “Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis”, a documentary about how the town of Southbury refused to allow the establishment of a Nazi training camp in town.

The film will be  followed by a discussion with Scott Sniffen, the film’s creator and director. The program will be held on Thursday, October 26 at the Hodge Library, 4 North Street, Roxbury, at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. In 1937, the year the Hodge Library opened in neighboring Roxbury, the citizens of Southbury resoundingly rejected the Nazi undertaking well before the horrors of Hitler’s Third Reich were fully understood. This compelling film explores how the community came together in its opposition to the creation of a training camp for the Bund.

Emmy nominated Scott Sniffen is the principal and chief creative at Sniffen Pictures. Leading his team of production professionals with over 25 years experience in the industry, Scott is a true filmmaker well versed in all state-of-the-art tools and techniques required for today's communications. In fact, Sniffen Pictures was one of the first companies in the Northeast to bring High Definition technology to mainstream television and corporate production to the area.

 Scott and Sniffen Pictures have garnered several awards over the year's including an Emmy nomination for “Home of the Brave”, a Gold Cindy, three Gold Eagle CINE awards, a Gold Telly and a "The Chris" from the Columbus International Film & Video festival. Novem, a feature film, which Scott served as the DP won the "Audience Award at the Phoenix Film Festival and "Best Film" at the Bethel Film Festival.

Scott is an accomplished interviewer quickly identifying the consistent thread in a story and weaving it throughout a program to successfully deliver the message. Sniffen says, "Everyone has a story to tell, no matter the subject matter... the key is finding the emotional or dynamic element that the viewer will identify with and then creatively communicating that to your audience".

The October lecture series celebrates the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Hodge Memorial Library and Museum in 1937. When the Hodge opened, America was still in the throes of the Great Depression and on the brink of participation in World War II. In this series of lectures we explore various aspects of life in the 1930s, from culture and fashion to politics.

The mission of the Minor Memorial Library is to promote and encourage and to serve the needs of the Roxbury Community by providing free access to ideas and information through a diversity of library materials, programs, services, and experiences.

The library is handicapped-accessible. Call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit the website at for information and directions. 

]]> (Sarah) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:45:05 -0400
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 The application closes on November 6, 2017.

Applications are now open on

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., 203-797-4598

]]> (Taylor O'Brien ) Neighbors Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:08:41 -0400
Nutcracker Ballet on December 2 & 3 in Southbury

The Holidays Begin with Nutcracker

Begin your holiday season with Main Street Ballet Company’s Nutcracker.  
Be a part of the magic as Clara travels through the enchanted “Snow Kingdom” and  “Land of the Sweets”.  Main Street Ballet’s Nutcracker has been growing and flourishing for over 25 years; delighting audiences of all ages. Each year brings evermore vibrant and colorful costuming, beautiful sets and intricate staging. It is a theatrical event not to be missed.
Performance times are: Saturday, December 2 @ 7pm and Sunday, December 3 @2pm
Performances will be held at Pomperaug High School,  234 Judd Road, Southbury, CT
Reserved seats - Adults: $25; Seniors (65 & over) and students (7-21): $20; and children (6 & under): $12.
For information: 314 750-4244 
Buy tickets online at:
Tickets will be available at the door
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Southbury Film Commission Presents: Landfill Harmonic on October 24

The SFC will present "Landfill Harmonic" as the first film in a three part documentary film series, Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in Room 205 at Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South.

The current films in the series will focus on music and will feature three award-winning feature-length films. "Landfill Harmonic" follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.

Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Following the film, there will be a 20-30 minute panel discussion comprised of local business owners and educators sharing their experiences and knowledge on the film's subject matter.

Admission is free but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please visit or telephone the SFC at (203) 262-6213.

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Tickets Available For Business Women's Forum (BWF) on Friday, October 20

Tickets are available for the 2017 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) on Friday, October 20 ( under the theme of “Women Inspiring Women”. The 35th annual conference will feature keynote addresses by Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media, and humorous motivational speaker, Tammi Evans, author of “Half Full of It: Activating Optimism and Other Hardcore Soft Skills.”

The BWF is Connecticut’s longest-running, full-day statewide conference and is anticipated to attract 500 attendees from across New England. The BWF features the two keynote speakers, a full day of dynamic networking, educational workshops, breakfast, lunch and a closing reception with door and raffle prizes from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut.

Celebrating 35 years of non-profit fundraising achievements in 2017, the BWF is a program of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Waterbury. The mission of the non-profit Business Women’s Forum is to raise funds for scholarships for female Post University students to pursue degrees in business. The BWF’s continual commitment is to the equality of opportunity and advancement for women in business. During the past 34 years, the BWF has raised more than $190,000 toward those scholarships.

Historically the BWF has offered a highly-informative, exciting day of dynamic and accomplished speakers, professional business trainers as workshop leaders, networking opportunities and a closing with bountiful hors-d’oeuvres, beverages, and many raffles and door prizes including a notable grand prize vacation travel package.

Sponsors of the 2017 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) include Post University, Michael’s diamond jewelers, Employers Reference Source (ERS), Liberty Bank and grand prize sponsor, Sanditz Travel Management.

Admission is $195/person. All admission prices include the two keynote presentations, workshops, day-long networking, breakfast, lunch, and closing reception.

To register visit, or call the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation at 203-757-0701.

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell ) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:32:21 -0400