Danbury's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:44:45 -0500 HamletHub.com Rain Delay for Danbury's Light the Lights Winter Festival! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50269-rain-delay-for-danbury-s-light-the-lights-winter-festival50269-rain-delay-for-danbury-s-light-the-lights-winter-festival https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50269-rain-delay-for-danbury-s-light-the-lights-winter-festival50269-rain-delay-for-danbury-s-light-the-lights-winter-festival

Due to impending inclement weather forecasted for this Saturday, the Light the Lights Winter Festival has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 7pm.

The entertainment schedule is being determined.

This is a free event thanks to generous support from Union Savings Bank of Danbury and the City of Danbury

For more information and schedule of events, please visit our website: www.citycenterdanbury.com

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:02:55 -0500
The tastiest holiday gift that gives back: Prospector Popcorn https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/50268-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn50268-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/50268-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn50268-the-tastiest-holiday-gift-that-gives-back-prospector-popcorn

Gift and Give Back with this Holiday Snack: Prospector Popcorn

Bring the sparkle of the Prospector home this holiday season with Prospector Popcorn! For eight years, the Prospector has welcomed almost a million moviegoers, dazzling them with exceptional pink-glove service and the tastiest popcorn on the planet. Now you can send the gift of a Prospector experience to everyone on your holiday list with Prospector Popcorn! 

Buy it NOW.

Prospector Popcorn is made fresh daily at the Prospector Theater - a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and integrated employment to adults with disabilities. Through the operation of a first-run theater, and online popcorn shop, Prospects (the name of all employees) demonstrate their talents and sparkle through their jobs. Nearly 75% of Prospects self-identify with a disability, and they work at every level of the operation - popping popcorn, selling tickets, hosting events, writing grants, creating pre-show content, and so much more! The Popcorn program is yet another way the Prospector is demonstrating the value that adults with disabilities add to the workforce and bottom line.

Each bag of Prospector Popcorn creates dozens of jobs. From crafting each signature flavor, to designing the branding and marketing, Prospect sparkle is the secret ingredient that sets their popcorn apart from the corn-petition. Rich and decadent, Prospector Popcorn is the perfect, one-size-fits-all gift for everyone on your list. Belgian Chocolate Toffee for your chocoholic cousins, Classic Caramel for your co-workers, and Sweet & Spicy for the in-laws. Deliver deliciousness to the decorated doorsteps of your friends and family this holiday season with Prospector Popcorn.

To find gifts for everyone on your list, visit www.prospectorpopcorn.org 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (MS ) Life Thu, 01 Dec 2022 11:46:43 -0500
WCSU seeks student applicants for research fellowships in biology https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/50267-wcsu-seeks-student-applicants-for-research-fellowships-in-biology-166992653850267-wcsu-seeks-student-applicants-for-research-fellowships-in-biology-1669926538 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/50267-wcsu-seeks-student-applicants-for-research-fellowships-in-biology-166992653850267-wcsu-seeks-student-applicants-for-research-fellowships-in-biology-1669926538

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in the field of biology are invited to submit applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to be offered in 2023 by the Department of Biology at Western Connecticut State University.

Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students at any higher education institution who meet academic requirements for participation and are willing to fulfill research commitments averaging a minimum of 30 hours per week over an 8-10 week period during summer 2023. Applicants will compete for one of two SURF fellowships at WCSU, with each fellowship paying a stipend of $4,000 for fulfilment of research objectives.

Prior to submitting a SURF application, the student must contact a WCSU Department of Biology faculty member who can commit to assisting the applicant in developing a research project and in writing a proposal for submission to the SURF review committee. Applicants are advised to seek out mentors whose areas of research are most closely aligned with the students’ own research interests and career goals, and to do so as soon as possible.

Early action to confirm a mentoring arrangement is advised to allow sufficient time for the student to work with the faculty member in drafting a proposal. WCSU Biology faculty members willing to mentor SURF projects include Dr. Dorothy Christopher, Dr. Neeta ConnallyDr. Joshua CordeiraDr. Kristin GiamancoDr. Michelle MonetteDr. Theodora PinouDr. Hannah Reynolds, Dr. Carlos Santibanez-Lopez and Dr. Edwin Wong.

The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, March 15, 2023, and fellowship awards will be announced by April 15, 2023. Approved SURF projects will take place between May and August, with specific schedules to be determined by the mentor in consultation with the student.

Prospective applicants may obtain complete information about eligibility requirements, the application process, research obligations, and available faculty mentors and their areas of research specialization by accessing the department’s SURF home page at www.wcsu.edu/biology/surf/.

SURF programs offered at universities nationwide are designed to stimulate student interest in research opportunities and careers in the STEM disciplines. “The WCSU Biology SURF program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to experience and participate in hands-on research projects under the guidance of experienced mentors,” the university SURF web page said. “Students follow a project from beginning to end and present their results at a scientific forum.”

Dr. Theodora Pinou, Biology Department chair, said that the SURF program in biology at WCSU provides “an intensive research experience, offering a diversity of fields of research from which the student can choose. It’s a good way to determine if research is a field of activity that you wish to pursue in your career.”

To learn more about previous SURF research projects, click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Giamanco at giamancok@wcsu.edu or WCSU Public Relations at pr@wcsu.edu

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kerry@ducey.org (Sherri Hill) Neighbors Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:28:57 -0500
Wreaths Across America Convoy Travels Through Danbury on December 13 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/50266-wreaths-across-america-convoy-travels-through-danbury-ceremony-at-wcsu-on-december-1350266-wreaths-across-america-convoy-travels-through-danbury-ceremony-at-wcsu-on-december-13 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/50266-wreaths-across-america-convoy-travels-through-danbury-ceremony-at-wcsu-on-december-1350266-wreaths-across-america-convoy-travels-through-danbury-ceremony-at-wcsu-on-december-13

Wreaths Across America Convoy to Arlington National Cemetery Traveling Through Danbury

Mayor Dean Esposito, the City of Danbury Department of Veterans Affairs, Western Connecticut State University, and the Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs are excited to announce that the Wreaths Across America convoy will be stopping in Danbury.

The event will take place at Western Connecticut State University at the Westside Campus-43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 from 12:45PM to 1:45PM

The convoy will consist of 12 tractor trailers, 12 WAA wrapped Chevy vehicles, 3-4 Patriot Guard Motorcycles, 2 vans, 2 media vehicles, a box truck and over 20 police cruisers. The traveling convoy is about 1 mile long and may grow. The tractor-trailers are carrying wreaths from Maine that will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery. There will also be 160 individuals traveling in the convoy consisting of Gold Star and Blue Star Families, Veterans, Volunteers and staff.

Directly following the convoy’s arrival, there will be an indoor ceremony held in the ballroom of the WCSU Campus Center featuring remarks from Mayor Esposito, State of Connecticut Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi, WCSU President Dr. Paul Beran and Gold Star Mother Jean Mariano.

No tickets are necessary to attend the event. Attendees should park in the parking lot of the Visual and Performing Arts building. The public is encouraged to welcome and view the convoy from University Blvd. (no vehicles will be allowed to park alongside the road).

For questions and event information, the public may contact Jonathan Barney in the Mayor’s Office at j.barney@danbury-ct.gov or by visiting Wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Danbury) Life Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:25:15 -0500
Danbury Hat Tricks Holiday Party on December 14! All Fans Invited to Attend! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50265-danbury-hat-tricks-holiday-party-on-december-14-all-fans-invited-to-attend50265-danbury-hat-tricks-holiday-party-on-december-14-all-fans-invited-to-attend https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50265-danbury-hat-tricks-holiday-party-on-december-14-all-fans-invited-to-attend50265-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 herm@danburyhattricks.com 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 danburyhattricks.com

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:41:55 -0500
Hustle Classes for Beginner & Intermediate Levels at Vitti's Dance Studio https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50256-hustle-beginner-intermediate-166967394750256-hustle-beginner-intermediate-1669673947 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50256-hustle-beginner-intermediate-166967394750256-hustle-beginner-intermediate-1669673947

BEGINNER: Tuesdays 7 p.m. Starts 12/6/22

Come learn the basics & more to this fun party/club dance. We will cover hesitations, inside & outside turn patterns, cross-body lead, cradles, loops and more! Learn & reinforce techniques for a smooth lead & follow.

$45 month (3 weeks) or $20 drop-in (no class 12/27)

INTERMEDIATE: Thursdays 8 p.m. Begins 12/1/222

This class goes beyond the basics with steps such as the New Yorker, grapevine, wraps, double & 4 count turns and more.

Prerequisite: Students must know the 3-count rhythm, cross body lead as well as 1 1/2 inside and outside turns.

$60 for 4 weeks or $20 drop-in (no class 12/29)

Please register online:   www.vittisdancestudio.com . Vitti’s Dance Studio, 10 Precision Road, Danbury. For more information call 203.748.2884 or email info@vittisdancestudio.com.

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dlinley@hotmail.com (deb linley) Places Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:33:24 -0500
Pet Photos with Santa at Danbury Fair Mall on Monday, December 5! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50263-pet-photos-with-santa-at-danbury-fair-mall-on-monday-december-550263-pet-photos-with-santa-at-danbury-fair-mall-on-monday-december-5 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50263-pet-photos-with-santa-at-danbury-fair-mall-on-monday-december-550263-pet-photos-with-santa-at-danbury-fair-mall-on-monday-december-5

Danbury Fair Mall invites you to capture Santa photos with your pets on Monday, December 5 from 4 to 7pm.
 
Everyone is welcome!
 
Book your reservation here.
 
*Image courtesy Danbury Fair Mall
 
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:11:28 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Danbury: Michael Rosenbaum Alternative Choices Natural Healing https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50207-why-small-businesses-matter-michael-rosenbaum-acht50207-why-small-businesses-matter-michael-rosenbaum-acht https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50207-why-small-businesses-matter-michael-rosenbaum-acht50207-why-small-businesses-matter-michael-rosenbaum-acht

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Michael Rosenbaum Alternative Choices Natural Healing (ACHT)

Four questions with Michael Rosenbaum.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business over 20 years ago because I wanted to help people find an easy and successful way to overcome emotional triggers and negative patterns in their life. I also wanted to show people that they were way more than just their daily activities but have a higher self that they could access to create a sense of well-being in their lives. I call my business Alternative choices natural healing because it gives people an alternative and is complementary to the normal medical and psychological treatments available.

What is your best-selling product/service?

The services that most people come to me for are anxiety and stress reduction and also weight reduction and overcoming insomnia.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

I use a local nutritionist and yoga teacher in Pound Ridge, NY (Renee Simon). I also operate in and refer people to Grow Wellness in Ridgefield, CT!

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

In the last few years, I have expanded what I offer to include more spirituality in it and also teach classes in this and meditation.

Michael Rosenbaum ACHT is located at 66 Judith Drive in Danbury. Visit Michael Rosenbaum ACHT online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Wed, 30 Nov 2022 05:50:05 -0500
Light the Lights Winter Festival in Danbury is set for Saturday, December 3rd https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50262-light-the-lights-winter-festival-in-danbury-is-set-for-saturday-december-3rd50262-light-the-lights-winter-festival-in-danbury-is-set-for-saturday-december-3rd https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50262-light-the-lights-winter-festival-in-danbury-is-set-for-saturday-december-3rd50262-light-the-lights-winter-festival-in-danbury-is-set-for-saturday-december-3rd

CityCenter Danbury in partnership with the City of Danbury will kick off the holiday season with our first of many Light the Lights Winter Festival on Saturday, December 3rd from 1pm-7pm.

Unlike previous years, we are excited in hosting this event on our very own CityCenter Green.  Not only is this a new location, but this will also be the new home of Downtown Danbury’s very own 40′ holiday tree!!  Everyone is invited to enjoy the holiday fun; Mayor Dean Esposito will do the official “light up” of our tree, and Santa will arrive by fire truck (bring a camera for this great photo opp!).  Enjoy some holiday shopping from various vendors, as well as free cookies and hot chocolate for all!  We will also have the highly anticipated fire truck parade, which is an evening highlight!  There will be holiday music, live entertainment, and more – join us as we light up the city for our 2022 holiday season!

This is a free event thanks to generous support from Union Savings Bank of Danbury and the City of Danbury.

For more information and schedule of event, please visit our website: www.citycenterdanbury.com

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kerry@ducey.org (Lazaro Chavez ) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:43:12 -0500
Danbury Dancer Earns Regional Titles and Qualifies for the World Championships https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/50261-local-dancers-earn-three-regional-titles-and-qualify-for-the-world-championships50261-local-dancers-earn-three-regional-titles-and-qualify-for-the-world-championships https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/50261-local-dancers-earn-three-regional-titles-and-qualify-for-the-world-championships50261-local-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: http://www.ashurstirishdance.com or call (203) 928-0689.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance) Neighbors Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:21:33 -0500
Bachata Classes at Vitti's Dance Studio in Danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50255-bachata-166967383550255-bachata-1669673835 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50255-bachata-166967383550255-bachata-1669673835

December session starts 12/2/22. Fridays 6 p.m. – 6.45 p.m.

Bachata is a Latin dance that originated in the Dominican Republic & is now danced all over the world! Come learn some easy to do steps that will get you moving on the dance floor!

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dlinley@hotmail.com (deb linley) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:38:53 -0500
The Yale Whiffenpoofs Holiday Concert at The Palace Danbury on Sunday, December 11 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50228-the-yale-whiffenpoofs-holiday-concert-at-the-palace-danbury-on-sunday-december-1150228-the-yale-whiffenpoofs-holiday-concert-at-the-palace-danbury-on-sunday-december-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50228-the-yale-whiffenpoofs-holiday-concert-at-the-palace-danbury-on-sunday-december-1150228-the-yale-whiffenpoofs-holiday-concert-at-the-palace-danbury-on-sunday-december-11

The Yale Whiffenpoofs Holiday Concert at The Palace Danbury on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm

Join us this December for a holiday concert with the Wonderful Whiffenpoofs, the internationally acclaimed a cappella singers from Yale University! 

Purchase your tickets HERE.

Every year, a group of rising Yale seniors are selected to be in the WHIFFENPOOFS  the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions.

Their performance seems effortless, but it is not easy to become a Whiff. Only 14 highly coveted spots are available for Yale juniors to join the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella ensemble.

The Whiffs are no strangers to fame, having performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the White House. They’re at ease on television, too, having been part of hits such as “Gilmore Girls,” “Glee” and “Jeopardy,” among others. They’ve sung at the Rose Bowl and on “Saturday Night Live.” And they’re coming back to The Palace Danbury this December!

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kerry@ducey.org (The Palace Danbury) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 08:21:00 -0500
“Elf” Screening & Meals on Wheels Food Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50260-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive50260-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/50260-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive50260-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive

This weekend, do some good and have some laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse! To get you in the spirit of the season and giving back, they are presenting a screening of the holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell on Fri, December 2 at 8pm. The evening also includes their 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive & Ugly Sweater Party! After Ridgefield’s annual Holiday Stroll, head over to The Playhouse in your most hideous holiday sweater for the chance to win free concessions for the night (2 candy, 1 large popcorn, 2 large sodas)! And don’t forget to bring canned goods to support our holiday food drive for Ridgefield’s own, Meals on Wheels. By bringing FIVE canned or dry items for the food drive, you’ll enjoy a free ticket to the screening! Don’t Be a Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins – reserve your seats now to join in the holiday fun and to see Will Ferrell on the big screen in one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time!

Meals on Wheels has been providing nourishment to any Ridgefield resident who cannot prepare their own meals: the elderly, disabled and infirm, even those with short term needs such as recovery from surgery or illness. They have no age or income restrictions and all meals are free of charge. Please note, they are not a food pantry and have an approved list of food items they need to help prepare meals. We encourage you to click here for the Meals on Wheels approved donations list and help support this wonderful cause.

This event is part of the Playhouse’s Xfinity Family Series and Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home tickets ($10.50 - $12.50), go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

FOLLOW THE PLAYHOUSE ON SOCIALS: Instagram:  @RidgefieldPlayhouse | Twitter: @RPlayhouse | Facebook: @RidgefieldPlayhouse

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lisa.barrett@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:19:22 -0500
Support Danbury Nonprofits on GivingTuesday! https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/50254-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday50254-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/charities/50254-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday50254-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday

Thanksgiving - check. Black Friday - check. Cyber Monday - (almost) check. Tomorrow, November 28 is GivingTuesday,  a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Consider giving LOCAL! There are so many worthy nonprofits right here in Danbury that are changing the world for the better - on a daily basis! These nonprofits are helping residents with disabilities, bringing art, music, dance, and theater to our community (and beyond), providing resources and a save haven for victims of domestic violence, helping cancer patients and their families, rescuing pets, and keeping us healthy. Let's help them continue to fulfill their important missions!

GivingTuesday recently received a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help further unleash the power of radical generosity across the globe. The gift represents the single largest grant GivingTuesday has received since the movement began in 2012.

Making GivingTuesday even more special this year, Facebook will once again match $8M donations made on Facebook on GivingTuesday. Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $8M USD fund has been met. Learn more about how Facebook’s GivingTuesday donation works here.

Learn more about GivingTuesday here

View a comprehensive list of nonprofits in our area here..

To learn more about GivingTuesday or to get involved, visit the Giving Tuesday webpage.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Mon, 28 Nov 2022 10:13:50 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Danbury: Metal Supermarkets https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50206-why-small-businesses-matter-metal-supermarkets50206-why-small-businesses-matter-metal-supermarkets https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/50206-why-small-businesses-matter-metal-supermarkets50206-why-small-businesses-matter-metal-supermarkets

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Metal Supermarkets!

Four questions with Ed DeStefano, founder of Metal Supermarkets.

Why did you start your business?

I was looking for a change in my career having worked for large corporations for many years. In my experience, I could not easily acquire metal for my hobby/projects so it seemed to me that western Connecticut could benefit significantly from a super convenient and customer-focused metal supplier, so after finding the Metal Supermarkets franchise felt that it was a perfect fit.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Hot rolled structural steel, sheet, and plate but a close second and third are aluminum and stainless steel.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We partner with several local small businesses to support fabrication but would rather not disclose their names. We try very hard to form productive relationships and work with, rather than compete against other small local businesses.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

We only opened in June of this year so we are only just yet imagining our full potential.

Metal Supermarkets is located at 4 Lee Mac Ave. in Danbury. Visit Metal Supermarkets online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Twitter pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:45:47 -0500