Danbury's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:15:17 -0400 HamletHub.com 3rd annual Danbury Pet Expo on October 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45535-3rd-annual-danbury-pet-expo-on-october-1445535-3rd-annual-danbury-pet-expo-on-october-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45535-3rd-annual-danbury-pet-expo-on-october-1445535-3rd-annual-danbury-pet-expo-on-october-14

The 3rd annual Danbury Pet Expo is coming, Sunday, October 14th from 11am- 4pm at Danbury Town Park, 36 Hayestown Road in Danbury CT. For more info visit www.danburypetexpo.com. contact inof@danburypetexpo.com or call 203-702-1467. (rain date 10/21/18)

Presented by Agriventures Agway the Danbury Pet Expo has all kinds of fun activities! Have your pet participate in a pet costume contest parade and an animal blessing! Come meet the E.A.R.S emergency service staff and ambulance and watch the Danbury Police k-9 unit in action!

There will be fun activities for the kids like face painting and a magic show! There will be a variety of exhibitors, pet adoptions, rescues and much more! A portion of the admission fees will go directly to local area animal rescues! 

karin@danburykidsexpo.com (NUTRENDS) Events Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:04:00 -0400
Tickets Now Available for Drink Pink Benefiting Ann's Place on October 10! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45591-drink-pink-under-a-tent-comedian-christine-o-leary-to-emcee-auction-on-october-1045591-drink-pink-under-a-tent-comedian-christine-o-leary-to-emcee-auction-on-october-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45591-drink-pink-under-a-tent-comedian-christine-o-leary-to-emcee-auction-on-october-1045591-drink-pink-under-a-tent-comedian-christine-o-leary-to-emcee-auction-on-october-10

On October 10, 2018, from 6 to 8pm the 10th Annual Drink Pink for a cause, featuring Kristen Jensen's Courageous Faces and benefiting
Ann’s Place will take place under a tent outside of Bernard’s in Ridgefield. A big shout out (and thank you) the great folks at Durkin's of Danbury for their generosity in supplying the tent!
Adding even more pizzazz to this fundraising event will be comedian Christine O'Leary who will add commentary and laughter to our live auction.
We are expecting quite a crowd at this year's 10th Annual event and encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting on line at the door! The cost to attend is $20 and all proceeds benefit Ann's Place.

What do you get for $20? One of the best nights of your life, a pink ticket good for one pink beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) cheese (courtesy of 109 Cheese and Wine), a Live Auction, opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle, live music, and - an up-close look at Kristen Jensen's photographic collection "Courageous Faces"

Purchase your ticket ($20) HERE. Please note: tickets will still be sold at the door!

Please consider support our 10 Courageous Faces by clicking here and making a donation.

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:22:00 -0400
Candlewood Camera Club Program Night https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45601-candlewood-camera-club-program-night45601-candlewood-camera-club-program-night https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45601-candlewood-camera-club-program-night45601-candlewood-camera-club-program-night

Candlewood Camera Club Program Night on Tuesday, September 25


Please come join us for an interesting evening with Chane Cullents.  Judging involves minimizing personal biases and maximizing the best practices of creating visually superior photos.  Learn more about impact, technical excellence, creativity, style, composition, presentation, color harmony, center of interest, lighting, subject matter, technique and storytelling.  The session ends with an interactive group discussion to evaluate a series of photos in relationship to these elements.

This is a great program in which photographers at all experience levels will get information to help improve their photographs. 

Meeting Place: Banquet Hall at Hatter's Park, 7 East Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT.

If you would like to join our club or just stop by for this interesting Program Nite...either contact me Diane Toth at dtothcandclub@comcast.net or just stop by for the evening to meet our club members..

dtothcandclub@comcast.net (DIANE TOTH) Events Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:46:31 -0400
1st Annual Candy Cane Run for Tarrywile Park on December 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45599-1st-annual-candy-cane-run-for-tarrywile-park-on-december-245599-1st-annual-candy-cane-run-for-tarrywile-park-on-december-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45599-1st-annual-candy-cane-run-for-tarrywile-park-on-december-245599-1st-annual-candy-cane-run-for-tarrywile-park-on-december-2

Registration is OPEN for the 1st Annual Candy Cane Run for Tarrywile Park on Sunday, December 2 beginning at 10:00 am!

The Danbury Flyers, Danbury High School Cross Country Team, and Immaculate High School Cross Country Team invite you and your families to participate in this event to benefit Tarrywile Park! Tarrywile Park needs your support! This year Tarrywile Park through a series of fundraisers must raise $34,000 to maintain the beautiful Park we have all come to know and love

A 1-mile Kids Fun Run will precede the 5k at 10am.

Registration and full details here

About the fundraising run:

Tarrywile Park is open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset, for all residents of the greater Danbury area free of charge. With open meadows, 21 miles of hiking trails, ponds and 722 acres of open space, it is a nature lovers dream. All proceeds will go to Tarrywile Park to help maintain the property. This includes trail maintenance projects, the building of picnic tables, bridges over wet trail areas and upkeep of the beautiful garden areas just to name a few things.

We have been proud to host the Danbury Flyers, Danbury HS XC and Immaculate HS XC teams for many years and we are excited to partner with them for this awesome event.

 Register for the Candy Cane Run HERE.

Tarrywile Park is located at 70 Southern Boulevard, Danbury

kerry@ducey.org (Sarah) Charities Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:55:19 -0400
EndWorks Mural of Hope to be unveiled at Business Supports the Arts Award Breakfast hosted by Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45598-endworks-mural-of-hope-to-be-unveiled-at-business-supports-the-arts-award-breakfast-hosted-by-cultural-alliance-of-western-connecticut45598-endworks-mural-of-hope-to-be-unveiled-at-business-supports-the-arts-award-breakfast-hosted-by-cultural-alliance-of-western-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45598-endworks-mural-of-hope-to-be-unveiled-at-business-supports-the-arts-award-breakfast-hosted-by-cultural-alliance-of-western-connecticut45598-endworks-mural-of-hope-to-be-unveiled-at-business-supports-the-arts-award-breakfast-hosted-by-cultural-alliance-of-western-connecticut

Several community organizations are working on a project that uses art, in many forms, to call for an end to domestic violence.

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, and the Western Connecticut Health Network are all collaborating on Endworks, which promotes a vision “to end the violence against women, men and children and to foster equality and empowerment for all.”

The Endworks project is in its second year and a new iteration, but the goal remains the same — to engage the arts community and promote the work of the Women’s Center.

This year’s Endworks started with a call for artists and other creatives to propose projects that speak to the scourge of domestic violence.

Thomas Carruthers, Executive Director of the Connecticut Film Festival, integrated the EndWorks Project with his open call for an international film festival.

FilmFest52 seeks submissions for public service announcement and micro-shorts from film producers around the world.  Students, professional and novice filmmakers, and marketing advertising agencies interested in producing short form projects are eligible to submit. Domestic violence/sexual assault is one of several content areas that FilmFest52 seeks.  Plans are in place to have the overall winning PSA played in rotation on a Connecticut network television affiliate, as well as premiered at the Bethel Cinema at the FilmFest52 film festival in February of 2019.

In addition, Toni Miraldi, artist and owner of Mural Envy, is designing and painting a wall mural on panels that illustrate and draw attention to domestic violence and sexual assault. Miraldi talked with volunteers and staff at the Women’s Center “to learn about their passions and motivations, and to hear their stories of serving the greater Danbury community. From these conversations came a clear message of hope, empathy, advocacy and diversity.”

“The Women's Center is very proud of the collaboration the EndWorks Project has cultivated between the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Western Connecticut Health Network and our organization,” said Pat Zachman, executive director of the Women’s Center. “The mural project will provide a highly visible depiction of the on-going relationships we have established, but even more importantly, offer a creative insight into our mission of working to end the violence. We couldn't be more pleased!”

Miraldi is painting the murals in the former home of Snap Fitness at 261 Main St. in Danbury. During her work hours, the space will be open to the public to observe her process. 

The completed panels will be unveiled at the Cultural Alliance’s Business Supports the Arts Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 11th, at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Danbury.

Grace Linhard, Chief Development Officer for Western Connecticut Health Network, said Danbury Hospital has agreed to install the artwork at Danbury Hospital when it is completed.

“We are pleased to support this project raising awareness of domestic violence in our community and the important prevention and support programs available to area residents,” Linhard said.

Through the power of the arts, both projects use visual art to convey the mission of the Women’s Center. Both the mural and the PSAs will engage people who have not connected with the Women’s Center through usual channels.


The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is the heart of the region’s creativity to help communities connect and thrive.  We are a 501C-3 and regional service organization serving 10-towns in the Greater Danbury area. Our aspiration is to improve access and growth of arts and culture to improve quality of life and the economy.

Jeninemichaud@gmail.com (Paul Steinmetz) Neighbors Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:54:33 -0400
Regional Hospice Honors 84 Volunteers as Recipients of the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45597-regional-hospice-honors-84-volunteers-as-recipients-of-the-u-s-president-s-volunteer-service-awards45597-regional-hospice-honors-84-volunteers-as-recipients-of-the-u-s-president-s-volunteer-service-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45597-regional-hospice-honors-84-volunteers-as-recipients-of-the-u-s-president-s-volunteer-service-awards45597-regional-hospice-honors-84-volunteers-as-recipients-of-the-u-s-president-s-volunteer-service-awards

Volunteers Celebrated for their Commitment to Helping People at the End of Life

 In the midst of a stormy September week, the clouds cleared and the sun came out over the Memorial Gardens of the Center for Comfort Care and Healing just in time to celebrate 84 outstanding Regional Hospice and Palliative Care (RHPC) volunteers. These individuals earned the 2017 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) for volunteering over 100 hours each over the past calendar year. This national award program recognizes and celebrates outstanding American citizens who positively impact their communities, while serving as role models.

Now in its 35th year of providing care, comfort and compassion to community members at their end of life, RHPC recognizes their robust volunteer program as a touchstone of the hospice services provided.

“Whatever your volunteer role is, you can be assured that you are quietly changing lives one act of kindness at a time,” said Cynthia Emiry Roy, RHPC President and CEO, to the guests of honor on Friday night. “You are the essence of community and the best of who we are as humans.”

Each recipient was presented with a letter signed by President Trump, a heartfelt letter of gratitude from Roy, and a certificate commemorating the number of hours of service they provided. The eleven volunteers who provided 250+ hours of service in the calendar year also received a medallion, and the six who provided an astounding 500+ hours of service received an Olympic-sized gold medal.

Director of Volunteer Services, Mary Beth Hickey, praised the group for their contributions to the agency, quoting Blessed Pino Puglisi: “If everyone does something, then we can do a lot.” She celebrated the exceptional volunteers for their kindness in “stepping up” to help others in need and not leading a life of apathy. Throughout the ceremony, applause erupted as each name was read and awards were presented to the honorees. They enjoyed a gourmet dinner prepared by the RHPC Chefs, followed by the agency’s signature cookies.

PVSA recipients provided service to the agency as Family Support Volunteers, Lobby Greeters, Kitchen Volunteers, Flower Arrangers, Pet Partners, Reiki Practitioners, Administrative Volunteers, Fundraising Volunteers, Bereavement Volunteers and Healing Hearts Group Facilitators.

About Regional Hospice and Palliative Care
Regional Hospice has served Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford & Litchfield counties with nonprofit home hospice care for over 35 years. In 2015, we opened our state-of-the-art Center for Comfort Care & Healing. This family-centered hospice residence is CT’s first and only private-suite facility. Its mission is to provide exceptional end-of-life care, comfort and compassion to infants, children, adults and their families with a dedicated staff of professionals. Learn more at: MakingTheBestofEveryday.org

mtraub@regionalhospicect.org (Michelle Traub) Neighbors Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:53:47 -0400
Golf Tourney in Danbury Benefits Ability Beyond https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45596-golf-tourney-in-danbury-benefits-ability-beyond45596-golf-tourney-in-danbury-benefits-ability-beyond https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/45596-golf-tourney-in-danbury-benefits-ability-beyond45596-golf-tourney-in-danbury-benefits-ability-beyond

2018 Ability Beyond Golf Championship on October 1 at Ridgewood Country Club

The Ability Beyond Golf Championship will take place on Monday, October 1st at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, CT. The event will consist of a day of golf, lunch, and dinner, silent and live auction of great gifts, vacation packages and golf outings on premier local courses including Winged Foot Golf Club.

Register HERE.

Ability Beyond provides integrated services and resources that have a profound impact on the lives of more than 3,000 people each year in Connecticut, New York and throughout the US. For over 60 years, Ability Beyond has led the way with independent housing options, community-based day programs, and award-winning job training initiatives. Above and beyond direct care services, Ability Beyond seeks to innovate at every turn and positively impact the broader health and human services arena

At Ability Beyond we discoverbuild and celebrate the ability in all people.

Learn about event sponsorship opportunities here.

kerry@ducey.org (Ability Beyond) Charities Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:48:00 -0400
WCSU Police Department to host A Walk to Remember to raise cancer awareness, pay tribute to lost colleagues https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45595-wcsu-police-department-to-host-a-walk-to-remember-to-raise-cancer-awareness-pay-tribute-to-lost-colleagues45595-wcsu-police-department-to-host-a-walk-to-remember-to-raise-cancer-awareness-pay-tribute-to-lost-colleagues https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45595-wcsu-police-department-to-host-a-walk-to-remember-to-raise-cancer-awareness-pay-tribute-to-lost-colleagues45595-wcsu-police-department-to-host-a-walk-to-remember-to-raise-cancer-awareness-pay-tribute-to-lost-colleagues

The WCSU Police Department Benevolent Association will host its second annual event, "A Walk to Remember," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Alumni Circle on the Western Connecticut State University Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The walk will raise money for cancer awareness and prevention in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer. The cost to participate is $10 for WCSU students and $15 for the public. All proceeds will be donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury. Personal donations are welcomed.

Eleanor Chance, a WCSU building and grounds patrol officer, proposed the event after three fellow members of the department succumbed to cancer: WCSU Chief of Police Neil McLaughlin, in April 2015; Officer Ernie Leclercq, in September 2015; and Department Secretary Shirley Hatch, in August 2016.

"Shirley would enjoy walking the Midtown perimeter during her lunch breaks, which gave me the idea for the fundraiser," Chance said.

The 1.5-mile walk starts at the Alumni Circle before proceeding to White Street, then toward Locust Avenue. This completes a full circle around campus and ends back at the Alumni Circle.

For more information, contact Chance at chancee@wcsu.edu or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

kerry@ducey.org (Sherri Hill) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:33:25 -0400
The Black Bear Reality at Danbury Library on October 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45594-the-black-bear-reality-at-danbury-library-on-october-345594-the-black-bear-reality-at-danbury-library-on-october-3 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45594-the-black-bear-reality-at-danbury-library-on-october-345594-the-black-bear-reality-at-danbury-library-on-october-3

Bear sightings have become a more common occurrence in the news.  What are these creatures really like?  Felicia Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist will help us understand them through her presentation, “The Bear Reality,” at the Danbury Library on Wednesday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30pm.

Ortner has been a bear enthusiast for over 30 years. Through her program, she hopes to dispel some of the myths associated with Black Bears and encourage the audience to be “Bear Aware”.

She has been studying bears for over 30 years. In the mid-1990's, she turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. With increased sightings and activity in populated areas, bears are becoming more of a concern with area residents. Through her educational programs Ortner hopes “…through outreach and education that these magnificent creatures will become better understood, we will learn to respect them instead of fear them and a strategy of coexistence with humans and bears is in the future.”

The program is free of charge and open to all those interested in learning about Black Bears.  Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on “View Calendar” or call 203.797.4505, option3.   

The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street in Danbury, CT. For more information contact Aurelio Muraca, Library Technology Coordinator at 

kerry@ducey.org (Maryellen DeJong) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:05:36 -0400
Isabelle Benicewicz, 92, of Danbury has died https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45593-isabelle-benicewicz-92-of-danbury-has-died45593-isabelle-benicewicz-92-of-danbury-has-died https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45593-isabelle-benicewicz-92-of-danbury-has-died45593-isabelle-benicewicz-92-of-danbury-has-died

Isabelle “Ibby” Benicewicz, 92, of Danbury, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her home following a brief illness. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Benicewicz was born on August 6, 1926 in Danbury; the youngest child of the late David and Bernice (Swentzel) Patton. She was a life long Danbury resident and resided in the King Street area most of her life. She attended Danbury Schools and worked for the Otto Company of Danbury, for many years until her retirement. She was married in 1949 to the love of her life, the late Edward Benicewicz.

Ibby was a woman of boundless energy and she was blessed with a positive attitude, good health and a wonderful sense of humor. Her favorite times were those spent with family members sharing laughs, conversation and a cup of tea.
Mrs. Benicewicz was a member of the King Street United Church of Christ. A woman of strong Christian faith she began each day by reading her Bible. Over the years, she enjoyed being involved in many church activities including Sunday school, church fairs and fundraisers as well as being the church Treasurer for many years.  Until her death, she was the longest active member of her church.  Ibby was also involved with the Danbury Baptist Church Cemetery Association.
She is survived by her three children: Ruth Radachowsky and her husband, Richard, Joan Bakonyi and her husband, Frank and Edward “Rob” Benicewicz. Mrs. Benicewicz is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Melissa, Alanna, Brett, Johanna, Stephen, Lindsay and Ashley and 5 great grandchildren: Jace, Owen, Manny,Willow and Lyla. In addition, Mrs. Benicewicz is survived by a sister, Ralphine McGran. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her 6 siblings James and John Patton, Blanche Masi, Margaret Miller, Ila Aloia, and Marie Benicewicz.
Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at King Street U.C.C.; 201 South King Street, Danbury. Interment will follow in the Danbury Baptist Church Cemetery; Clapboard Ridge Road. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Danbury Baptist Church Cemetery c/o Angela Dayton: 18 Pocono Ridge; Brookfield, CT 06804.
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in care of funeral arrangements.
kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:42:39 -0400
Fall for Animals Ball in Danbury on September 29 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45592-fall-for-animals-ball-in-danbury-on-september-2945592-fall-for-animals-ball-in-danbury-on-september-29 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45592-fall-for-animals-ball-in-danbury-on-september-2945592-fall-for-animals-ball-in-danbury-on-september-29

You’re coordinately invited to Danbury Animal Welfare Society’s annual, Fall for Animals Ball on September 29 from 6 to 11:30 pm at The Amber Room in Danbury.

The night will honor CT State Representative, Diana S. Urban, for her work in advocating and protecting animals in need.

Please join us for a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction and music. All the proceeds will go to our animals at DAWS.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DAWS at www.daws.org/event/fall-for-animals-ball.

kerry@ducey.org (DAWS) Events Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:37:46 -0400
Eastern Student-Athlete Gaia Mistriel of Danbury Named to 2018-19 Women's Soccer Team https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45590-eastern-student-athlete-gaia-mistriel-of-danbury-named-to-2018-19-women-s-soccer-team45590-eastern-student-athlete-gaia-mistriel-of-danbury-named-to-2018-19-women-s-soccer-team https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45590-eastern-student-athlete-gaia-mistriel-of-danbury-named-to-2018-19-women-s-soccer-team45590-eastern-student-athlete-gaia-mistriel-of-danbury-named-to-2018-19-women-s-soccer-team

The Warriors at Eastern Connecticut State University recently named 27 students to the 2018-19 women's soccer team.

Among the athletes is Gaia Mistriel '22 of Danbury, who majors in Health Sciences. Her position on the team is Midfield.

The team aims to end the season as conference champions with an undefeated record at home and an average GPA of 3.3.

The Warriors compete in the Little East Conference (LEC), which was established in 1986 as a single-sport league by six public institutions throughout New England. The LEC has since become a multi-sport league with eight primary members, six affiliate members and 19 championships.

Eastern offers a broad-based, Division III athletic program aimed at safeguarding the amateur aspects of the various sports and maintaining the proper perspective of athletics within Eastern's academic mission. By placing emphasis on the values of equity, diversity, sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, Eastern's athletic program encourages students to contribute more effectively to our society and live richer, fuller lives.

kerry@ducey.org (Eastern Connecticut State University) Neighbors Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:27:43 -0400
Improve Your Memory at The Danbury Public Library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45582-8-point-mindfulness-class-at-the-danbury-public-library45582-8-point-mindfulness-class-at-the-danbury-public-library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45582-8-point-mindfulness-class-at-the-danbury-public-library45582-8-point-mindfulness-class-at-the-danbury-public-library

Modern living with its tendency for multi-tasking can take a toll on our memory. We are increasingly called upon to do more in less time, to divide our attention. Mindfulness training can help individuals stay focused, become more calm and better able to memorize and stay one-pointed throughout the day.

The Danbury Public Library offers a free introduction to meditation and several allied disciplines in its Saturday, 8 Point Mindfulness Program. Taught by veteran librarian, Jodi L. Weisz, participants have been attending these Saturday classes and meditating in a group setting along with other adults. The class has a warm and inviting spirit to it.

The positive effect on students' wellness has been growing each week. States one class participant, Vicki Miller, "At first it was difficult for me to commit to meditating every day, now I have been able to do so and I am finding myself calmer and more relaxed and more in harmony with everyone I meet throughout the day."

Feedback from class participants includes, "This class has been what I have been searching for my entire life! I am now able to teach my students these techniques. I am so grateful to The Danbury Public Library for offering this 8-week class." Another participant has now informed her adult children, "I never want to move away from Danbury because of these classes."

Experience meditating is not required. For more information or to try out this style of meditation contact, Jodi L. Weisz, MLIS at: jweisz@danburylibrary.org

The 8 Point Mindfulness Program meets at The Danbury Public Library at 4 PM on Saturdays for the Fall/Winter session, on occasion, the class will meet at 3 PM as well.


jodi.weisz@yahoo.com (Jodi L. Weisz, MLIS) Events Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:54:10 -0400
Dreamcatcher Workshop in Danbury on Sunday, September 22 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45581-workspace-collective45581-workspace-collective https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45581-workspace-collective45581-workspace-collective

Learn the Unique Process of Making Dreamcatchers with Brian Antonio of Anything But Ordinary Art - Dreamcatcher Workshop in Danbury on Sunday, September 22

End Product: Your own handmade dreamcatcher to take home and enjoy

  • Date + Time: 2 Hrs. Saturday 09/22/18 from 2PM - 4PM

  • Skill Level: No previous skill required

  • Materials + Supplies: Provided by Simply Antonio and Workspace Collective

  • Location: Workspace Collective - 287 Main Street, Danbury CT 06810

  • Parking: Patriot Garage, Bardo Garage, Street Parking

At this workshop, the designer of Anything But Ordinary Art, Brian Antonio, will lead you through the process of creating your very own dreamcatcher. His process will include using twigs and branches found in nature. They will be accented with an intricate woven design in the middle of the dreamcatcher to catch the negative dreams and allow for positive dreams float through. Add some decorative feathers, jewelry pieces or yarn, and you will have a personalized dreamcatcher. 

meagan@workspacecollective.co (Meagan Neville) Events Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:39:54 -0400
September 22 is National Fall's Prevention Day! Regional YMCA of Western CT can help to keep your loved ones safe! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/publicsafety/45580-september-22-is-national-fall-s-prevention-day-regional-ymca-of-western-ct-can-help-to-keep-your-loved-ones-safe45580-september-22-is-national-fall-s-prevention-day-regional-ymca-of-western-ct-can-help-to-keep-your-loved-ones-safe https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/publicsafety/45580-september-22-is-national-fall-s-prevention-day-regional-ymca-of-western-ct-can-help-to-keep-your-loved-ones-safe45580-september-22-is-national-fall-s-prevention-day-regional-ymca-of-western-ct-can-help-to-keep-your-loved-ones-safe

Saturday, September 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in the Greater Danbury Area.

The Y is launching EnhanceFitness for the 4th time at New Hope Baptist Church and working with Community stakeholders to offer EnhanceFitness at Glen Apartments located at 67 Rocky Glen Road in Danbury CT near Rogers Park and the Jericho Partnership to offer EnhanceFitness at the Spring Street Neighborhood Community Center. The idea is to offer the program at different times of the day on M-W-F giving as many seniors as possible an opportunity for fitness.

On September 22nd, Falls Prevention Day, you will find the Y at the Danbury Farmer’s Market providing the community with value information to protect our loved ones from Falls.

To learn more about the Regional YMCA’s ENHANCE FITNESS program, please contact Debbie Nichols, Physical Director at 203-775-4444 ext. 136 or dnichols@regionalymca.org

kerry@ducey.org (Patty Kane) Public safety Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:23:34 -0400