Brookfield's HamletHub Sat, 03 Dec 2022 20:14:21 -0500 Danbury Hat Tricks Holiday Party on December 14! All Fans Invited to Attend!

You are invited to celebrate the season with our professional hockey team, the Danbury Hat Tricks on Wednesday, December 14th  from 6-8 pm and is in Axe Tricks Lounge!

This 3rd Annual Holiday Party is open to all Hat Tricks fans and will include tons of laughs, stories and camaraderie with your favorite all-star players.

The Hat Tricks have had a stellar season so far and the holidays are a perfect time to celebrate!

The Axe Tricks Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of the Arena.  

RSVP to Herm Sorcher at if you are attending or call 203-794-1794.

Rounding out 2022, you can catch the Tricks when they play at Danbury Arena:

* Friday, December 9, 2022 (7:30 pm)

* Saturday, December 10, 2022 (7:00 pm)

* Friday, December 23 (7:30 pm)

* Saturday, December 27 (7:00 pm)

View the complete schedule Click here.

Learn more about the Danbury Hat Tricks visit


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Ring in the Holiday Season with the Brookfield Girl Scouts

Brookfield Girl Scouts will host this year's Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 3, at 5 p.m., outside at Brookfield Town Hall!

Come ring in the holiday season with fellow Brookfield residents! There will be photos with Santa, refreshments and caroling!


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36th Annual New Year’s Day Brookfield Lions Run for Sight 4-Miler

36th Annual New Year’s Day Brookfield Lions Run for Sight 4-Miler on Sunday, January 1, at 11:00 a.m.

The first of four races in the 2023 “Four Seasons Challenge Series.” Participants who complete the New Year’s Day Run for Sight, WeCare Mother’s Day 5K, Brookfield Lions Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler, and the 5K Halloween Run, will receive a commemorative gift to be distributed during the awards ceremony at the 2023 Halloween Run.

Register HERE.

Further details on the Four Seasons Challenge Series and Registration Form can be found on the town website

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Red Cross Blood Drive at Congregational Church of Brookfield on December 28

Blood Drive Sponsored by Brookfield Lions Club

American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Brookfield.

Held in the Fellowship Hall 160 Whisconier Road.

For an appointment, please visit Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Sponsor Code = LIONSCT

View the event flyer here.

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Book Folding Holiday Tree Workshop at Brookfield Library

Book folding Holiday Tree

Join Brookfield Library for a relaxing afternoon while practicing the art of book folding on Wednesday, December 7 from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Create a holiday tree out of a gently used book and decorate with recycled jewelry, ribbon, and beads.

This program has a limited number of spots.  Registration required. 
Register HERE.


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Brookfield Dancers Earn Three Regional Titles and Qualify for the World Championships

The New England Regional Irish Dance Championships, also known as the "Oireachtas," was recently held in Hartford, CT the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is the area's most prestigious event bringing in top dancers from schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine and competitions have as many as 100 competitors. 

At the event, local dancers, representing the Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance, were proud to earn a World Championship qualifying position, 3 National Championship qualifying positions, as well as numerous additional podium placements and medals including 3 regional champions: Piper Normand of Canton, Evelyn Anderson of Danbury and Evelyn Savage of Brookfield. 

The World Irish Dance Championships, which is the Olympics of Irish dance, will be held in Montreal, Canada next April and the academy is proud to have champion Piper Normand of Canton qualified to compete. Normand also qualified at the event for the North American Championships to be held in Nashville this July along with medalists Caroline Morneau of Bethel and Trey Ruffles of Danbury. 

Additional medals were earned in solos, traditional sets and teams by Emily Delp of Southbury, Deirdre Smith of Newtown, Natalie Anderson of Danbury, Riley McGrath of Danbury, Katie Ruszczyk of Newtown, Amelia Hogrefe of Southbury, Vivian Eaton of Newtown, Samantha Erdman of Derby, Addison Bertholf of Oxford, Alexa Sandor of Southbury, Kiley Foster of Brookfield, Lily Sandor of Southbury, Scarlett Tichy of Newtown, Olivia Lanza of Oxford, Britta Petersen of Newtown, Sofia McKirdy of Newtown and Kylee Dugan of Washington. 

The Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance is directed by former Riverdance and Lord of the Dance stars Craig Ashurst and Christina Dolzall-Ashurst of Newtown. Both were highly successful competitive dancers themselves collectively holding many regional, national and international titles.

The Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance is currently enrolling a new beginner program beginning in January 2023. For information, visit: or call (203) 928-0689.

]]> (Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance) Neighbors Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:18:14 -0500
Brookfield Police Dept. Hosts 8th annual Toy Drive on Dec. 17!

Brookfield Police will hold their 8th annual Toy Drive on December 17 from 10am to 4pm. 

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The toy drive will be at the same location, #84 Federal Road in Brookfield, the parking lot of Five Guys and Kohl's (you won't miss our banner!)
As always, the donated toys will be personally delivered to the children at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital the following week by UPS trucks escorted by Brookfield Police Officers!
New this year, Rock Hill Farm will be attending with a horse-drawn sleigh for a photo opportunity and of course, Santa will be stopping by too!!
There will be free coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks.
We will be there...RAIN, SNOW, or SHINE and we hope you will be too!
Not sure if you will be able to make it? Don’t worry, you can drop your new and unwrapped toy off at police headquarters (63 Silvermine Road) anytime! We will have a box set up in our lobby!
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FREE Candlelight Christmas Concert Sunday, December 18 in Danbury

NOTEWORTHY, the Danbury-based a cappella singing ensemble will present a FREE Candlelight Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 18th, 7:00 pm at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT).

The group will welcome in the Christmas season by performing a selection of carols followed by an audience sing-along. Words for the sing-along will be provided in the program.

The hour-long family-friendly concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Why not make NOTEWORTHY's Candlelight Christmas Concert part of your holiday tradition? You'll leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

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Heroic act by off duty firefighter, Brookfield resident Nick Perri saves female after MVA

Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company (BVFC) reports that at 3:13 am this morning, Saturday, November 26, together with EMS, they were dispatched to Route 7 North in the area of Junction Road overpass for a single-car accident with fire and entrapment.
"Paramedic Ambulance 18-1 was returning from Danbury Hospital from a medical call and was on scene within 1 minute. Upon arrival, they found a heavily involved vehicle with a bystander removing the injured driver."
According to BVFC, it was off-duty White Plains NY Firefighter and Brookfield resident, Nicholas Perri Jr. who came upon the accident while traveling home and saved the life of the victim.
The Fire Company says that without the protection of gear or a hose line, Perri gained access to the engulfed vehicle and successfully removed the badly injured female driver as flames were entering the passenger compartment.
He carried the patient to EMS where she was treated and transported to Danbury Hospital. Mr. Perri was treated on scene for minor injuries and refused transport.
"If not for the courageous actions of Mr. Perri, the operator would have burned to death in her vehicle. His actions are a testament to him, the White Plains FD, and the fire service as a whole," BVFC says. 
Engines 4, 21, Tanker 2, Tac 9, 18-1, 18-3 and Medic 3 operated on the scene for 90 minutes under the command of Chief Ellis. 
Learn more and view additional photos on BVFC Facebook page here.


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Danbury Hat Tricks Host Toy Drive on Saturday, November 26

The Danbury Hat Tricks and the Forsberg Insurance Group of Brookfield are proud to announce a Toy Drive on Saturday, November 26th when the Hat Tricks take on the Carolina Thunderbirds. The puck drop is at 7 pm.

Purchase your tickets HERE.

Fans are being asked to bring unwrapped toys to the Hat Tricks game and the Danbury Ice Arena to drop in the toy bin.  For those who cannot make the game, but would like to contribute, the bins will be set up on Monday, November 21st in the arena lobby.

The toys are being donated to the Toy Closet of Yale New Haven Hospital.  The goal of the Toy Closet program is to provide each pediatric patient with a toy or small gift when they are discharged from Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Forsberg Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency based in Brookfield, Connecticut that has been insuring areas around the East Coast since 1989.   

The Forsberg Insurance Group has built their long term success & 5-star ratings on top notch customer service and competitive rates.  Check them out

For further information on this event, contact Herm Sorcher

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Brookfield Education Foundation Online Bidding OPENS Tonight!

The Brookfield Education Foundation’s, “Thanks for Giving Gala”  is being hosted at The Candlewood Inn tonight, Friday, 11/18 at 7 PM. No ticket?  No worries! 

Online bidding will be available again this year. You can preview our silent auction packages here: BEF Thanks for Giving Silent Auction. The auction will go live for bidding on the 18th at 7PM. Let the fun begin!

The BEF is delighted to offer a wide array of packages with something for “kids of all ages”! We have a “Kids Summer Camp package”, “Host a Rockin’ Party” with a live band performance, “Retire for a Day”, “Refresh & Reignite Your Brand” with two esteemed marketing and media specialists, many local restaurants and numerous self care packages.  

We also have various coveted auction items generously offered by Brookfield Public Schools, including:

  • The coveted Principal for the Day experience, offered at Center School, Huckleberry & Whisconier

  • Extra Recess Time for the Day at Center School and Huckleberry School

  • Lunch with Dr. Pepsoski for an HHES student

  • A fun kickball game with Dr. Pepsoski & Dr. Rudl

  • The WMS 8th Grade experience with a yearbook, ticket for the dinner dance and premium seating for the moving up ceremony

  • WMS PE Teacher for the Day

  • 4 front row seats to the BHS spring musical along with dinner

  • BHS VIP parking, including a student parking pass and VIP parking for BHS special events

  • BHS Senior Memories package including a yearbook & senior trip tickets

  • BHS Prom package including 2 prom tickets and more prom primping from local businesses

  • A BHS Bobcat Fan Tailgate party for the first 2023 home football game & a family Booster Club membership

  Please take a look and get ready to bid on Friday night at 7PM! 

  All proceeds from the BEF gala are used for our mission to provide and marshal resources for lifelong learning by Brookfield residents of all ages. We’re always looking for new grant opportunities.

Please check out our website here for more details.

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Brookfield Police Department host 8th annual Toy Drive on December 17

Brookfield Police Department will host their 8th Annual Toy Drive on Saturday, December 17 from 10am to 4pm at 84 Federal Road.

Please bring new, unwrapped gifts. Cash donations will also be accepted.

All toys will be donated to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

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Fairfield County Bank celebrates community, customers with laughter and camaraderie at The Ridgefield Playhouse

This week, Fairfield County Bank rolled out the red carpet (literally) for their customers and banking community at a lively Client’s Reception at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

Friends gathered in the newly renovated and expanded Playhouse lobby where they enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Gallo Ristorante and a tasting table featuring locally owned, American Metal Whiskey.

After conversation and camaraderie, attendees were treated to a magical performance by Bill Hertz deemed “The Modern Day Merlin” by the Wall Street Journal. Hertz, who performs at 150 corporate events around the country each year, dazzled guests with his wizardry, some of whom found themselves in on the act on the Playhouse stage!

After much laughter and magical awe, the evening’s grand finale found guests back in the beautiful Playhouse lobby where an authentic Italian dinner by Chef Raffaele Gallo awaited.

The evening was immensely enjoyed by all!

Thank you to Fairfield County Bank for being part of the fabric of our community and for supporting nonprofits and small businesses throughout the county!

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Friends of Brookfield Library Holiday Boutique and Book Sale this Saturday!

Friends of Brookfield Library Holiday Boutique and Book Sale this Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 3pm

Bargain book deals and holiday gifts will be available for purchase from local artisans.

See the image in the post for additional information.

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Bridgewater Chocolate Partners with Crane & Co. on Connecticut-inspired Stationery

The one-of-a-kind stationery is now available in all Bridgewater Chocolate stores 

Bridgewater Chocolate, the beloved Connecticut chocolate company known for its lineup of familiar American classics made with European techniques, is thrilled to announce a brand partnership with Crane & Co.  –  an esteemed brand that specializes in personalized cards, invitations, and quality stationery. The collaboration between the two New England brands will offer consumers a unique and simple way to gift thoughtfully this holiday season and beyond.  

“This partnership couldn’t have arrived at a better time,” said Fred Marione, marketing and merchandise planning director at Crane. “With the holiday season right around the corner, and so many people planning to visit family and friends, our customers won’t have to spend time searching for the perfect gift — it will already be thoughtfully curated for them, by us. With over 250 years of experience in craft paper production, Crane is passionate about partnering with brands that understand our history and align with our dedication to craftsmanship and quality — we found that in Bridgewater Chocolate.” 

Known for its elegant and refined products, the stationery brand—considered the personalized stationery of choice for celebrities like Taylor Swift, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Fallon, and more— is now available in all 4 Bridgewater Chocolate locations and online for purchase. The card was designed by Crane in a style that is unique to their artistry. Tying in the Connecticut state bird, the American Robin, and the state flower, mountain laurel, helps connect Bridgewater Chocolate to their home state.  


The brand partnership is the first of its kind for Bridgewater Chocolate which is well-known in Connecticut and beyond for providing an elevated gifting experience with its stunning hinged boxes and hand-tied ribbons. From corporate gifting, weddings and anniversaries, housewarming and host gifts, teacher appreciation and graduation, party favors or just a little thoughtful gesture to brighten someone’s day, the chocolate brand offers something for everyone – and now with a personalized card to match.  

“We are thrilled to share our shelves with such a beloved brand,” said Jeff Stoeckel, CEO of Bridgewater Chocolate. “This collaboration is a great opportunity for us to pair our expansive knowledge of the chocolate-making industry with the world-class craftsmanship of Crane to offer consumers a thoughtfully curated gift they will be proud to share with loved ones.  

“As a gifting company, we naturally sought out a similarly respectable Northeast brand to accompany our chocolate,” Stoeckel continued. “Crane’s unique, Connecticut-inspired cards will make it easy to walk out of a Bridgewater Chocolate store with a fully complete custom gift, perfect for any occasion.”   

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