Bethel's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel Mon, 27 May 2019 00:02:52 -0400 HamletHub.com Bethel Public Schools Presents CHAMP Award to Women's Center https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47630-bethel-public-schools-presents-champ-award-to-women-s-center47630-bethel-public-schools-presents-champ-award-to-women-s-center https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47630-bethel-public-schools-presents-champ-award-to-women-s-center47630-bethel-public-schools-presents-champ-award-to-women-s-center

The Women's Center announced on their Facebook Page that they were proud to accept the CHAMP Award from Bethel Public Schools.

"Ann Rodwell-Lawton, our Director of Education, Training & Outreach was honored for her department’s contributions to Bethel Public Schools, and for the violence prevention education programs the Women’s Center provides in all five BPS schools," the Women's Center said.

The Center is thankful for its ongoing partnership with BPS and for their belief in working with young people to prevent violence.

Learn more about The Women's Center here.

*Image courtesy Women's Center

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 24 May 2019 04:18:26 -0400
CT State Police Memorial Day Weekend Roving Patrol Schedule https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/publicsafety/47629-ct-state-police-memorial-day-weekend-roving-patrol-schedule47629-ct-state-police-memorial-day-weekend-roving-patrol-schedule https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/publicsafety/47629-ct-state-police-memorial-day-weekend-roving-patrol-schedule47629-ct-state-police-memorial-day-weekend-roving-patrol-schedule

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to summer and your Connecticut State Troopers are preparing for increased traffic for the upcoming three-day weekend, as well as for summer 2019 celebrations and vacations.

State Troopers ask all drivers to utilize courteous, lawful driving skills, plan for traffic delays due to road construction and make safety their top priority whenever they get behind the wheel.  These actions will ensure safe travel to and from destinations.

During Memorial Day Weekend 2019, motorists should be aware that Connecticut State Troopers will employ all methods of enforcement to increase highway safety, including laser units for speed enforcement, as well as marked & unmarked, non-traditional police vehicles to patrol our highways and roadways.

Below is the Connecticut State Police Roving Patrol Schedule:

TROOP

DATES

TIME

ACTION

LOCATION

Troop A

May 23-May 28

7 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Greater Waterbury and Danbury areas

Troop B

May 24

 

Roving DUI patrols

Routes 7 & 44

North Canaan, Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury

 

May 25

 

Roving DUI patrols

Routes 202, 219 & 44

Torrington, New Hartford, Barkhamsted

Troop C

May 25

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop C patrol area

 

May 26

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop C patrol area

Troop D

May 24

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop D patrol area

 

May 26

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop D patrol area

Troop E

May 24

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop E patrol area

 

May 25

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Troop E patrol area

         

Troop G

May 23

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Interstates 95 and 91, Route 34

New Haven area

 

May 24

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Interstate 95, Routes 8 & 25, Merritt Parkway

Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbill

 

May 26

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

DUI Checkpoint &

BAT mobile

Interstate 95, northbound & southbound off-ramp

New Haven

         

Troop I

May 23

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Interstate 91 & 691, Route 15

New Haven to Middletown

 

May 24

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Route 8

Shelton to Waterbury

Troop K

May 25

7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

DUI Checkpoint &

BAT mobile

Routes 16 & 2 overpass

Colchester

Troop L

May 23-May 28

7 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Roving DUI patrols

Route 8 corridor between exits 37 & 42; Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury; Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield; Routes 7 & 341 in Kent; Routes 63 & 109 in Morris; Routes 45 & 47 in Washington; Routes 132 & 61 in Bethel; Route 4 in Burlington & Harwinton; Route 72 in Harwinton

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kerry@ducey.org (CT State Police) Public safety Thu, 23 May 2019 09:35:31 -0400
Town of Bethel Website Update, Share Your Fave Town Photos! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/life/47628-town-of-bethel-website-update-share-your-fave-town-photos47628-town-of-bethel-website-update-share-your-fave-town-photos https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/life/47628-town-of-bethel-website-update-share-your-fave-town-photos47628-town-of-bethel-website-update-share-your-fave-town-photos

The Town of Bethel has announced that they will be updating the Town website this summer. "We would like to invite the community to participate in customizing the website by sharing photos of your favorite location and activities in Bethel," explains First Selectman, Matt Knickerbocker.

All photos need to be received in JPEG or PNG format and can be emailed to firstselectman@bethel-ct.gov

Please submit your photos by June 30, 2019, and include your name so the Town can provide photo credit if your photo is chosen.

"We look forward to seeing and sharing the reasons we love Bethel," says Knickerbocker.

*Image courtesy Town of Bethel

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Wed, 22 May 2019 12:17:39 -0400
Bethel's Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on June 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47627-bethel-s-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-and-walk-on-june-2347627-bethel-s-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-and-walk-on-june-23 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47627-bethel-s-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-and-walk-on-june-2347627-bethel-s-tunnel-to-towers-5k-run-and-walk-on-june-23

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on June 23 beginning at 9am at Bethel High School

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit www.tunnel2towers.org

How far is a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk?
This is a 5K (3.1 miles). You are welcome to walk or run this event.

Where can I pick up my packet?
We will announce packet pick up soon! (packet pick up includes bibs and event t-shirts)

Can I register the day of the run?
Yes. Registration will open one hour before the race starts. The price for registration will increase by $10 on the day of the event.

When does online registration close?
Online registration will close on Saturday, June 22nd at 9AM.

Is this a timed event?
Chip Timing is not offered at this event.

Is there transportation to and from the event?
No, we do not provide transportation to and from the event.

Is there parking available?
Yes

Do I have to wear my bib number?
Yes, please display your bib on the front of your outermost garment. Those who run without a bib will be asked to leave the course and will not be allowed to finish.

I am a fast runner. Can I get a front line position?
Runners predicting a pace faster than 6 minute/mile will be seeded in the front corral (arrive early).

Will water be available?
Yes, a water station will be available along the route and there will be water available at the square.

What can you bring to the event? Can I run with a stroller, backpack, wheelchair, roller blades, dogs, bicycle, etc?
Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted. Firefighter turnout gear and military backpacks are also permitted. Please leave all personal items and valuables in your vehicle. All items should be stored securely at the owner's risk. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will not be responsible for the loss of any items.

If I have a backpack, what do I do with it?
Please leave all personal items and valuables in your vehicle. All items should be stored securely at the owner's risk. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will not be responsible for the loss of any items.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal?
Your registration fee does not count toward the fundraising goal on crowdrise.com.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, they can. They must present a copy of your registration receipt. And don't forget to thank them!

Can I still donate to a team and/or individual after the start of the race?
Yes. Donations will be accepted for 6 weeks after the event.

How can my company/organization sponsor this event?
Please send all sponsorship correspondence to Bethel@tunnel2towers.org with your contact information and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

I would like to donate goods or services to this event. How do I do that?
You can contact us at Bethel@tunnel2towers.org. We make every effort to keep costs down to allow us to give the most to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Stephen Siller's name. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

As a participant, can I fundraise/encourage others to donate?
Yes! Once you are registered, you will be given directions to start your own fundraising page and you will be able to accept donations online. Do you want to donate cash/money? We can help you with that. Contact us at Bethel@tunnel2towers.org and we can walk you through the process or you can send donations directly to 2361 Hylan Boulevard., Staten Island, NY 10306 - please give us your information so we can add it to your fundraising page. It's easy!

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal?
Registration fees help offset some of the expenses associated with making the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk one of the country’s greatest annual events, however, your fundraising efforts enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many in need.

To show our appreciation for your time, passion, and effort, we recognize each fundraising milestone that is reached with prizes branded with the Tunnel to Towers logo.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Wed, 22 May 2019 12:12:06 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Employees Graduate from Connecticut School of Finance and Management https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47626-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management-155854875547626-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management-1558548755 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47626-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management-155854875547626-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management-1558548755

Fairfield County Bank announces the graduation of Karen Dauk, Senior Financial Analyst, Sean Hargraves, Sales and Service Quality Associate, Luis Lucero, Senior Accounting Specialist, and Walter Romero, Assistant Branch Manager (Tunxis Hill Office), from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management (CSFM).

CSFM is an intensive two-year bank management training program sponsored by the Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA). The program provides an opportunity for bank management personnel to obtain more comprehensive knowledge and awareness of banking. Topics include banking theory, practice and procedures, management functions and capital markets as it pertains to the bank and their line of work.

“We are extremely proud of our graduates. They worked very diligently over the past two years, and we are excited for them to implement what they learned to help our customers and the Bank as a whole better,” said Dan Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank.

Fairfield County Bank believes in providing its employees with the necessary tools to develop well-trained and experienced professionals to meet the needs of their customers. Jacqueline, Tanya, and Michael were selected by their Bank management to attend CSFM to enhance their understanding of the banking industry as well as Fairfield County Bank.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Neighbors Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:34 -0400
Are You Still Looking for a Summer Camp For Your Children? https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47624-are-you-still-looking-for-a-summer-camp-for-your-children47624-are-you-still-looking-for-a-summer-camp-for-your-children https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47624-are-you-still-looking-for-a-summer-camp-for-your-children47624-are-you-still-looking-for-a-summer-camp-for-your-children

Did your camp plans fall through? We still have openings for camp at Summer at Wooster! But we have limited spots available. Don't let your child miss out on the experience of a lifetime!

We believe summer is a time for kids to be kids. It's as simple as that. Our camp experience is designed around giving kids the chance to tap into what makes them happy, what challenges them, what sparks curiosity, what causes fits of giggles, what inspires creativity, what drives ambition, what creates lasting friendships.

We like to think of our campers as discoverers and explorers. We provide the safe and nurturing environment for them to find activities that match their interest.

During the last 23 years of Summer at Wooster, we've learned a thing or two about encouraging kids to become their very best selves. And, we’ve become better leaders and happier people each and every season. It's all about child's play -- your child's play -- and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Register Online by visiting: https://summeratwooster.campbrainregistration.com/

Camp Programs:

  •        Mighty Explorers (Pre-K – K)
  •        Trailblazers (1st and 2nd grade)
  •        Pioneers (3rd through 5th grade)
  •        The Generals (6th through 8th grade)

Specialty Camps:

  •        Theater Workshop I (Into the Woods)
  •        Theater Workshop II (High School Musical)
  •        Pottery Camp
  •        Sculpture Art Camp
  •        Academic Camp
  •        Mad Science Camp

Sports Camps:

  •        Soccer, Lacrosse, and Volleyball

Learn more by visiting: http://summeratwooster.org

Camp dates are June 24 through August 9, 2019 for 4 year olds through 8th grade.

For more information, please contact the Camp Director at summeratwooster@woosterschool.org or 203-830-3921.

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kerry@ducey.org (Lori Kriegel) Places Tue, 21 May 2019 07:24:17 -0400
Danbury Westerners Celebrity Breakfast on Friday, June 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47625-danbury-westerners-celebrity-breakfast-on-friday-june-747625-danbury-westerners-celebrity-breakfast-on-friday-june-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47625-danbury-westerners-celebrity-breakfast-on-friday-june-747625-danbury-westerners-celebrity-breakfast-on-friday-june-7

Danbury Westerners Charity Breakfast on Friday, June 7 from 7:30 to 9am at the Amber Room Colonnade features speaker Mickey (Mick the Quick) Rivers

Annual charity breakfast will welcome the 2019 Danbury Westerners featuring New York Yankee great Mickey Rivers. The cost to attend is $40.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Danbury Westerners) Events Mon, 20 May 2019 10:01:42 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Receives Recognition for Community Support https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/charities/47623-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support47623-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/charities/47623-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support47623-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support

Fairfield County Bank was recently awarded the Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment by CardRate.com. The award recognizes organizations with outstanding track record of investing in communities through small business support and charitable giving.

The article highlights how Fairfield County Bank not only supports local communities through investment in local businesses, but also through deep engagement with local charities. In 2018, Fairfield County Bank donated $1 million to nearly 350 organizations chosen by employees. More than 4,000 volunteer hours were also logged in that year demonstrating how important community involvement is to the Bank and Employees.

Debra Verbeke, EVP of Human Resources for Fairfield County Bank, commented “It is a great testament to our impact on Fairfield County when a large organization like CardRates.com, with their 15 million subscribers across the country, selects Fairfield County Bank for this prestigious award. Our Employees understand the impact they make, but it is a great validation to be recognized with such an honor.”

“We are honored to receive CardRates.com’s Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment,” added Daniel Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank. “All of our Employees are very proud of our 140 year legacy of helping Fairfield County to be one of the best places to live and work. Customers know they can rely on our reinvestment in our communities through direct contributions, extended Employee volunteerism, financial education, and stimulating our local economies with prudent lending here at home. After all, when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County, creating jobs and improving lifestyles for the people in our community. Because of our commitment to Fairfield County, we are delighted to receive this award.”

Read the full article at here

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Charities Mon, 20 May 2019 08:03:54 -0400
Woodcock to Host Pollinator Themed Trail Game on May 25 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47601-woodcock-to-host-pollinator-themed-trail-game47601-woodcock-to-host-pollinator-themed-trail-game https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47601-woodcock-to-host-pollinator-themed-trail-game47601-woodcock-to-host-pollinator-themed-trail-game

On May 25th from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Woodcock Nature Center will host Pollinators’ Quest, a family friendly trail wide game. This interactive trail wide game allows you to expand your imagination, as you become the moving pieces in the challenging world of being a pollinator species. The Quest is free and open to the public with registration required.

Science teachers and game creators, Mike and Kristin Quell-Garguilo, challenge everyone, adults and children alike, to Quest their way through the world of pollination. Become a pollinator and journey through the wooded trails in an event for the whole family. The forest becomes a live action board game with people as the pollinator pieces and informational flag stops as the spaces. This unique outdoor experience is a fun positive way to hike and learn. The game lasts about 1 hour to 1 ½ hours and can be played solo or as a group.

Get your wings, antennas, and segmented body parts ready to enjoy a trail hike while learning about the trials and challenges our pollinators face daily. Free, but registration is required and time is staggered to avoid game play backup.

For more information visit www.woodcocknaturecenter.org/upcomingevents. Game promoted by Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment “RACE”.

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kerry@ducey.org (K. Quell-Garguilo ) Places Mon, 20 May 2019 07:16:00 -0400
Bethel Area High Schools Honored with College Success Award https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47622-bethel-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-155812870347622-bethel-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-1558128703 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47622-bethel-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-155812870347622-bethel-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-1558128703

GreatSchools has just announced the winners of the second-annual 2019 College Success Awards. (See the list below for High Schools in Connecticut honored near Bethel).

According to GreatSchools, this award recognizes 1,722 high schools across 25 states that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there. Winners represent about 20% of eligible public high schools. Eligibility is determined by data availability and ranges on a state-by-state basis from 13% to 88%.

Avon High School took top honors, and three other CT High Schools received a ten for ten Great Schools Summary Ranking - Weston High School, Connecticut IB Academy, and Marine Science Magnet High School Of Southeastern Connecticut.

The high schools in Connecticut that have won the GreatSchools 2019 College Success Award include:

Rating School Total enrolled % Low-income % College enrollment - State average: 72% Persistence % - State average: 86%
9/10 Joel Barlow High School 1008 4% 88% 95%
9/10 Ridgefield High School 1693 3% 91% 95%
8/10 Brookfield High School 880 7% 85% 92%

For a full list of schools please go to https://www.greatschools.org/connecticut/college-success-award/

The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level college readiness and postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. “This data tells us whether students enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist to their second year,” GreatSchools states.

Learn more about GreatSchools College Success Awards here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Fri, 17 May 2019 12:00:51 -0400
Bethel Education Foundation Invites You To Kick Off Summer on June 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47621-bethel-education-foundation-invites-you-to-kick-off-summer-on-june-747621-bethel-education-foundation-invites-you-to-kick-off-summer-on-june-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/events/47621-bethel-education-foundation-invites-you-to-kick-off-summer-on-june-747621-bethel-education-foundation-invites-you-to-kick-off-summer-on-june-7

Bethel Education Foundation invites you to a family summer kick-off party on June 7 at BHS Football Field beginning at 5pm.

This event is held annually at the end of the school year on the Bethel school grounds.  All proceeds benefit the Bethel Schools.

In addition to a movie beginning at about 8:45pm, this fun event will include inflatables, sports, and activities. 

Dinner is available for purchase! 

$5 per person in advance and $8 at the door 

$20 max per family in advance and $30 at the door. 

Learn more and make your reservation here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (BEF) Events Fri, 17 May 2019 10:20:36 -0400
Bethel Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is OPEN https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47620-bethel-kindergarten-registration-for-the-2019-2020-school-year-is-open47620-bethel-kindergarten-registration-for-the-2019-2020-school-year-is-open https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47620-bethel-kindergarten-registration-for-the-2019-2020-school-year-is-open47620-bethel-kindergarten-registration-for-the-2019-2020-school-year-is-open

Kindergarten Registration

To access the site, go to our website, www.bethel.k12.ct.us, scroll down, and click on the “Registration” link in the maroon circle half way down the page. Select Kindergarten 2019-2020 Online Registration. There you will find instructions on how to formally register your child for kindergarten.

At the completion of your online registration, an email will be sent to you prompting you to sign up for an in-person registration appointment (there will be a link to PickATime in the email).

In-person Kindergarten registration appointments will take place starting the first full week of February. This appointment will take approximately 15 minutes as long as all of the required paperwork is provided. If you do not have all of the paperwork at the time of the appointment, you will need to return at a later date/time with the rest of the documents to fully complete your registration process. Students do not need to attend this appointment with their parents.

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kerry@ducey.org (Bethel Public Schools) Neighbors Fri, 17 May 2019 10:12:41 -0400
Bethel's Byrd's Books Urges You to Manifest Your Year with Author Melanie Barnum on June 6 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47619-bethel-s-byrd-s-books-urges-you-to-manifest-your-year-with-author-melanie-barnum-on-june-647619-bethel-s-byrd-s-books-urges-you-to-manifest-your-year-with-author-melanie-barnum-on-june-6 https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/places/47619-bethel-s-byrd-s-books-urges-you-to-manifest-your-year-with-author-melanie-barnum-on-june-647619-bethel-s-byrd-s-books-urges-you-to-manifest-your-year-with-author-melanie-barnum-on-june-6

If you are looking to create a life you’ll love, stop in at Byrd's Books on Thursday, June 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, when Bethel author, Melanie Barnum, will share simple-to-use manifestation exercises to bring about all of the changes you want. Each exercise, outlined in Melanie's new book, Manifest Your Year: Exercises to Make Your Wishes Come True, provides an intuitive, fun and straightforward, yet effective, way to produce the shifts you are hoping for. You need only believe it to achieve it!

The event is free and open to the public. To save a spot or save a book, go to https://conta.cc/2JK4Y2z  Byrd's Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, adjacent to The Toy Room and the nearby landmarked Opera House, across the street from the Bethel Public Library.

Melanie Barnum is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, life coach, and hypnotist who has been practicing professionally for more than fifteen years. She was a VIP Reader at Psych Out, a gathering of the nation’s foremost psychics, organized by Court TV. Melanie is also an Angelspeake Facilitator, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT).

Byrd's Books is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sundays 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. Byrd's Books' new location has on-street parking. Municipal parking is available at the Bethel Public Library across the street and the "Old Train Station" which is where Broken Symmetry now resides. There are private lots nearby. For more information, go to byrdsbooks.com or call (203) 730 BYRD (2973).

Special Note to Educators: Byrd's Books will host a "thank you" night just for educators on Friday June 7th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To join in this festive evening of wine & cheese, a casual visit with authors, publisher promotions, and gifts with a 30% OFF SALE on any book in the store, visit https://conta.cc/2Vsq1Z Registration is strongly requested. Please bring your school ID if this is your first time visiting Byrd's Books.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ted Killmer) Places Fri, 17 May 2019 09:49:10 -0400
Bethel Immaculate High School Students Sign to Play College Sports https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47618-bethel-immaculate-high-school-students-sign-to-play-college-sports47618-bethel-immaculate-high-school-students-sign-to-play-college-sports https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47618-bethel-immaculate-high-school-students-sign-to-play-college-sports47618-bethel-immaculate-high-school-students-sign-to-play-college-sports

Immaculate High School’s strong athletic program has nurtured many accomplished student-athletes, and several of them will play in college. At the third signing ceremony of the year, student-athletes represented ten sports at colleges and universities, including D1 and D2 schools.   

Mikey Basile of Bethel will play basketball at Washington and Lee University, where he will major in Business.  A starting player on the Immaculate boys basketball team that won last year’s CIAC Division II State Championship, Basile is a 2016 and 2018 Boys Basketball State Champion. While at Immaculate, he was named to the All-State and SWC First teams for basketball his junior and senior years, to the All-Patriot Team for soccer and was captain of the basketball, soccer and tennis teams.

Emma Baughman of Brookfield will play midfield on the Ave Maria University’s D2 women’s lacrosse team. An Immaculate lacrosse player for four years, she ran cross country for three years and indoor track one season.  Baughman will major in Psychology while on a pre-med track and plans to be an ER physician.

Christina Carboni of Danbury will run D1 cross country and track for the University of Maine, where she will major in Business.  Carboni ran cross country and track while at Immaculate and was a member of its championship teams.

Morganne Cartee of New Milford will play D2 soccer as a mid-fielder at Concordia College and is enrolled in the nursing program. Cartee played both midfield and outside defense for the Immaculate girls soccer team and ran indoor/outdoor track as a sprinter. Cartee was a member of the soccer team that won a Class 'M' State Championship in 2016 and the SWC Conference Championship in 2017, and the team finished as the Class 'S' runners-up in 2018 with Cartee as their team captain.  Named to the All-SWC Indoor Track First Team and the All-State Indoor Track Second Team for both her sophomore and junior years, as well as All-SWC her sophomore year, Cartee also received an All-State Second Team recognition for outdoor track and competed at the New Balance Nationals Meet.

Matt Christe of Brookfield will play for the Norwich University football team where he will major in Political Science. Christe was running back for the Abbott Tech-Immaculate co-op football team (ATI) and was named an All-Conference player twice.

Hailey Dubbioso of North Salem, NY will play soccer, forward and outside midfield positions, for Salve Regina University where she will major in Early Childhood and Special Education. Dubbioso was a forward on the Immaculate girls soccer team, which won the 2016 Class M State Championship and the 2017 SWC Championship and finished as the Class 'S' runners-up in 2018.

Madison Halas of Danbury will play D2 field hockey at Bentley University, where she will play midfield and major in Business.  Halas played the midfield position for both the Immaculate field hockey and lacrosse teams. She was named All-State First Team and All-Conference player three years in a row, CIAC Class S State Championship Player of the Game and to the NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second Team for field hockey.  Halas was a lead player for the Immaculate field hockey team that won the 2018 Class S State Championship. She served as captain for the Immaculate field hockey team since 2016 and as captain of the girls lacrosse team in 2019.

Natalie Kennedy of Ridgefield will play D1 women’s ice hockey at Sacred Heart University where she will be a nursing student in the honors program. Natalie has played as a center on the Brewster Lady Bulldogs ice hockey team, where she has been a captain for the last three years, but will most likely play wing at Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs won the New York State Amateur Hockey Association U16 Championship last season and attended the USA Hockey Nationals. At Immaculate, Natalie played defense on the girls lacrosse team and is one of the senior captains.

Taylor Mascetta of Danbury will run for the Fordham University D1 track team, where she will be a mid-distance and cross country runner. She will study Communications and Journalism at Fordham. At Immaculate, Mascetta ran cross country and track and field. She ran the 5K and specialized in the 4x800m, 1600m, 3200m and 800m for track and earned All-SWC and All-State honors multiple times. For this school year’s indoor track season, Mascetta was a SWC, State, State Open and New England Champion in the 4x800m and also medaled at New Balance Nationals twice in the Emerging Elite DMR. Mascetta was named MVP during her senior year for the cross country and indoor track seasons and was named a SWC Scholar Athlete. She was part of the 2018 girls cross country team that won both the SWC and the State Class SS Championship titles.

Maura Murphy of Ridgefield will run both cross country and track (mid-distance) for Springfield College. As captain, Murphy ran cross country and track. She was a strong member of the Immaculate teams that won the SWC and State Championship titles and earned third place in the New England Nationals meet this Fall.

Sophia Pilla of Ridgefield will attend the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, where she will be a part of their D1 equestrian team. She will study to become a large animal veterinarian.  Pilla had top finishes in the equitation, hunters and jumpers divisions at premier shows across the country. In 2018 she won the Overall Washington Equitation in Lake Placid (N.Y.) and the Maclay in Wellington (Fla.), which qualified Pilla to compete in the George Morris Equitation Championship. Among other honors, she also won multiple titles in the Junior Jumpers in 2018, qualifying for the US Jumper Championship in Washington finishing second in the speed round, and won the $10,000 Junior Jumper Classic at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.

Anna Richards of Ridgefield will major in Nursing at Sacred Heart University, where she will also be a member of its D1 varsity cheerleading squad.  A captain of the Immaculate cheer team her senior year, Richards was named to the SWC All-Patriot cheerleading team. She also played lacrosse at Immaculate her junior and senior years.

Allen Riego De Dios of Danbury will run cross country at Western Connecticut University, where he will major in Nursing. While at Immaculate he ran cross country and the 4x800 relay for indoor and outdoor track, and received All-State 2nd Team honors for indoor track and was named Rookie of the Year for cross country. Riego De Dios was a valued member of the 2018 Immaculate boys cross country team that won the State Class SS Championship, the first time the team won that title in school history.

Danielle Sekelsky of Bethel will be a varsity D1 cheerleader at Pennsylvania State University, where she will major in Business Finance. While at Immaculate, Sekelsky was a varsity cheerleader who earned Top All-American honors from the National Cheerleaders Association and was a 2019 World Champion with the World Cup Shooting Stars.

Lin Marie Vitarbo of Newtown will play on the girls soccer team at Mount Saint Mary’s College, where she will major in Biology, pre-veterinary track. At Immaculate Vitarbo was a member of the girls soccer team and was a sprinter for the track teams.

Jack Woods of Danbury will play D1 golf at Bryant University, where he will major in finance. While at Immaculate, Woods was named to All-Conference and All-State teams for golf during all four years of school.  He played varsity basketball at Immaculate and was named to the All-SWC First Team. Woods was a leader of the Immaculate Golf Team that won the SWC Championship in 2018 and was a player on the 2018 basketball team that won the State Championship

Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others.  Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.

In the photos:  Danielle Sekelsky, Mikey Basile with Immaculate Athletic Director Nelson Mingachos

 

 

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Bethel High School Musical Footloose Receives Eight Halo Nominations! https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47616-bethel-high-school-musical-footloose-receives-eight-halo-nominations47616-bethel-high-school-musical-footloose-receives-eight-halo-nominations https://news.hamlethub.com/bethel/neighbors/47616-bethel-high-school-musical-footloose-receives-eight-halo-nominations47616-bethel-high-school-musical-footloose-receives-eight-halo-nominations

Congratulations to the Bethel High School cast and crew cast and crew of the theater department's spring musical, Footloose.

The BHS Theater Boosters has announced that the production received eight Halo award nominations courtesy of Seven Angels Theatre including Best Running Crew, Best Stage Management, Best Chorus, Best Choreographer and Best Musical.

The Annual High School Halo Awards honors high school students’ achievements in all aspects of theatre. Over 60 high schools from across the State of Connecticut are participating in the 16th Annual Halo Awards this year! Award evenings will be at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on May 28, May 29  and June 3.

Learn more here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 15 May 2019 07:44:49 -0400