Danbury's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:53:49 -0400 HamletHub.com Why Small Businesses Matter in Danbury: Natural Family Medicine https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45427-why-small-businesses-matter-in-danbury-natural-family-medicine45427-why-small-businesses-matter-in-danbury-natural-family-medicine https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45427-why-small-businesses-matter-in-danbury-natural-family-medicine45427-why-small-businesses-matter-in-danbury-natural-family-medicine

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!

Three questions with Dr. James Mullane, owner of Natural Family Medicine.
Why did you start your business?
I started my practice in 2011 to continue to bring Naturopathic Medicine to Danbury. I had been in a group practice and when I left that practice I wanted to continue to bring Naturopathic Medicine to my patients in Danbury and surrounding areas. So I am here.
Finish this sentence: I wish I could...
I very much would like to be able to expand my practice to reach more patients in the area. I am now in network with most insurance companies and I hope that will allow me to bring my services to more people in the area.
How many people do you employ?
I am a single practitioner and am the only employee of my practice. This allows me to be very flexible in scheduling appointments.
Natural Family Medicine is located at 72 North Street, Suite 100A in Danbury. Visit them online or call 203-240-9039
Natural Family Medicine tags Belfiore Insurance Co. at 72 North Street, Danbury.
kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Sat, 21 Jul 2018 18:41:33 -0400
Danbury Fashion Week Announces Designer Workshop Series https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45419-designer-workshop-series45419-designer-workshop-series https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45419-designer-workshop-series45419-designer-workshop-series

Pick from one of our THREE workshops during our outdoor Summer Workshop Series!

We are taking the traditional workshops that we host at Workspace Collective, and moving to the outdoors for these summer evenings at the newly renovated Post Office Walk while we celebrate Danbury Fashion Week! Join us while making one of the below handmade items amongst the string lights and mural artwork in Downtown Danbury!

Pick from the below workshops: 

Block Printed Patches: Using denim, block prints, ink + hand-stitching, you can create sew-on patches to decorate or mend clothing with
Crochet Necklaces: With upcycled cotton, we will create necklaces with crochet techniques that can be used by beginners and beyond
Knotted Rope Bracelets: Learn the techniques of South African native knotting to make beautiful bracelets that are unique and one-of-a-kind

$35 to participate. Sign up Here: http://www.workspacecollective.co/workshops/designerworkshopseries072618

meagan@workspacecollective.co (Danbury Fashion Week) Events Sat, 21 Jul 2018 09:24:09 -0400
Puppeteer Robert Rogers, former Danbury resident, to appear at Danbury Library this Tuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45426-puppeteer-robert-rogers-former-danbury-resident-to-appear-at-danbury-library-this-tuesday45426-puppeteer-robert-rogers-former-danbury-resident-to-appear-at-danbury-library-this-tuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45426-puppeteer-robert-rogers-former-danbury-resident-to-appear-at-danbury-library-this-tuesday45426-puppeteer-robert-rogers-former-danbury-resident-to-appear-at-danbury-library-this-tuesday

Share in the fun as Puppeteer Robert Rogers comes to the Danbury Library with his mighty lion, lumbering tortoise, silly monkeys, and a graceful swan in the performance of Carnival of the Animals on Tuesday, July 24th from 5-5:45pm.

Robert Rogers is a former Danbury resident who has been a puppeteer for more than 30 years.  He has appeared in the Neopolis Children’s Theater Festival in Nabeul, Tunisia; the Global Puppet Theater Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; The World Puppet Festival in Prague, the Czech Republic, and many other locations throughout the world.

The performance is free of charge.  Funding for the program is provided by the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library.  Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on "View Calendar" or call the Jr. Department at 203-797-4505, option. 5.  The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT.

kerry@ducey.org (Maryellen C. DeJong) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:26:38 -0400
Danbury Library to offer seminars on Fake News https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45425-danbury-library-to-offer-seminars-on-fake-news45425-danbury-library-to-offer-seminars-on-fake-news https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45425-danbury-library-to-offer-seminars-on-fake-news45425-danbury-library-to-offer-seminars-on-fake-news

The Danbury Library will present a 2-part seminar entitled, “The Keys to Combatting Fake News: A Seminar on Building Media Literacy” on two consecutive Mondays, July 23 and July 30 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. 

Because anyone with a smartphone and Wi-Fi connection can create and perpetuate content, these interactive seminars will provide instruction and practice in media literacy strategies by helping the public develop the habit of fact-checking, understanding the impact of filter bubbles, as well as learning the tools they can use to be productive participants in online and in-person discourse.

The program will be conducted by Jacquelyn Whiting, a Google Certified Innovator focused on media literacy and an educator with 25 years’ experience in public high schools in Connecticut. She is certified in both social studies and library media.

The program is free of charge.  Teens, their parents and other interested adults are welcome to attend.  Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on “View Calendar” or call 203.797.4505, x 7726.  

The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street in Danbury, CT.   For more information contact Aurelio Muraca, Technology Program Coordinator at amuraca@danburylibrary.org or call 203-797-4505, x 7726.

kerry@ducey.org (Danbury Library) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:52:36 -0400
Danbury Fashion Week Kicks Off with Pop-Up Market on July 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45415-pop-up-market45415-pop-up-market https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45415-pop-up-market45415-pop-up-market

Danbury Fashion Week kick's off the week with a Pop Up Market on Main Street in Downtown Danbury! Selected designers from the Fashion Show will be paired with a local business to set up a pop-up shop inside downtown business's storefronts. This event will be open to the community in order to support not just the artists but the local businesses as well.

We will have a line up of local vendors, artisans, musicians, and food and drink! So come on down and take a stroll through Main Street between 12pm and 3pm! This is a family friendly event!

meagan@workspacecollective.co (Danbury Fashion week) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:41:40 -0400
Mock Stock Tribute Band Festival Returns to Ives Concert Park This Weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45424-mock-stock-tribute-band-festival-returns-to-ives-concert-park-this-weekend-7-20-7-2145424-mock-stock-tribute-band-festival-returns-to-ives-concert-park-this-weekend-7-20-7-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45424-mock-stock-tribute-band-festival-returns-to-ives-concert-park-this-weekend-7-20-7-2145424-mock-stock-tribute-band-festival-returns-to-ives-concert-park-this-weekend-7-20-7-21

Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus will host the Second Annual Mock Stock Tribute Band Music Festival this weekend at the venue located at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $30 at the gate. VIP experience tickets are available.

For more information go to www.mockstocktributefest.com/.

Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1705023.  

Friday, July 20, will feature Mock Stock Purple, celebrating the music and influences of Prince. The event will begin with Sly & the Family Stone cover band, Everyday People, at 6 p.m. Following a short break, Kiss The Sky will perform the music of Jimi Hendrix at 7:30 p.m. The main act, Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones, will close the show at 9 p.m. with a Prince set of unparalleled realism.

New Jersey-based Everyday People promotes itself as “a nostalgic look at the ’70s, and in particular the music of Sly Stone or Sylvester Stewart.” The band’s online biography states, “Sly’s music as well as his band was unique and innovative, one might say ahead of his time. Today you can still hear the influence Sly had on music by listening to artists such as Prince, Bootsie Collins, John Legend and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. Everyday People will take you back in both sight and sound, so you can relive the genius of Sly’s music. … Just as in Sly’s original band, Everyday People is multi-cultural, energetic and rhythmically funky! Comprised of the same components as the original Family Stone, Everyday People has both the look and sound of the original band.”

Based in New York, New York, Kiss The Sky bills itself as “the most historically accurate and authentic Jimi Hendrix-tribute show ever.” According to the band’s social media profile, “Fronted by virtuoso guitarist and showman, Jimy Bleu, and backed by world-class touring musicians, Kiss The Sky is the only Hendrix tribute with a spot-on look and sound-a-like performers for both of Jimi’s bands: The Experience & The Band of Gypsys.” The band also promotes itself as “the only show using authentic replica costumes and the same musical gear Jimi used in the 1960s” and “the only show that can faithfully reproduce three of Hendrix’s most historic concerts: 1967’s Monterey Pop, the 1970 Fillmore’s Band of Gypsies & 1969’s famous Woodstock.”

Hailing from Portland, Maine, Dean Ford says he “embodies Prince with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing.” Ford and his band perform all the hits audiences know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. According to the band’s Facebook bio, “… it’s more than just the songs. He’s got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you’ll forget it’s only a tribute. … It all started in 2012 when Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold-out tributes to the Purple One in Portland. The show, lovingly entitled ‘Purple Brainz’ is now held annually at the prestigious Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt ‘Doctor’ Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation of his core band, The Beautiful Ones, although he and the band have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves.”

Saturday, July 21, Ives Concert Park will be rocking again starting at 6 p.m with Mock Stock Metal, a tribute to the music of AC/DC, Metallica and Guns ‘n’ Roses.

For those about to rock, Pennsylvania-based Halfway to Hell will salute the Ives audience with its “tribute to AC/DC featuring two vocalists, one covering Bon Scott and one covering Brian Johnson.” A fan post on the band’s Facebook page from a recent show proclaimed, “Amazing band, they played three sets (over 3h long) and the different style of the two lead singers allowed them to sing a wide variety of AC/DC songs. YOU GUYS ROCK!”

At 7:30 p.m., Metallica tribute band, Four Horsemen will keep the Ives stage rocking. A recent Facebook fan post raved of the Cleveland, Ohio-based band, “The Four Horsemen don’t just cover early Metallica classics — they actually re-create them, note-for-note. I was blown away by their skill, speed, and accuracy, as well as by their showmanship. If you like metal even a little bit, you need to see these guys!”

Mock Stock Metal will close with a performance at 9:10 p.m. by Guns ‘n’ Roses tribute band out of northern New Jersey, Get Your Guns. According to the band’s bio, “Get Your Guns is undeniable, the definitive Guns ‘n’ Roses tribute. From the incredible reproduction of the music to the same raw attitude on stage, Get Your Guns truly recaptures the aura that made GN’R famous. The show begins with a reproduction of ‘Appetite For Destruction,’ the album that started it all. As the set continues, GYG lets the crowd call the shots. Setlists are not an issue, it’s all about audience participation. A ‘you want it, you got it’ attitude.”

Mock Stock Tribute Band Fest is produced by Promotions in Motion, i95 and Ives Concert Park. For more information, visit ivesconcertpark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/ivesconcertpark and twitter.com/ivesconcertpark.

Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high-quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society. Our vision: To be widely recognized as a premier public university with outstanding teachers and scholars who prepare students to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.


zuzuhecht23@gmail.com (Sherri Hill ) Events Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:14:48 -0400
Soft Landing, Soft Opening at Danbury's Thrillz Air Bag Adventure Park on August 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45423-soft-landing-soft-opening-at-thrillz-air-bag-adventure-park-on-august-2nd45423-soft-landing-soft-opening-at-thrillz-air-bag-adventure-park-on-august-2nd https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45423-soft-landing-soft-opening-at-thrillz-air-bag-adventure-park-on-august-2nd45423-soft-landing-soft-opening-at-thrillz-air-bag-adventure-park-on-august-2nd

First hundred people will receive a one hour pass for a future visit


Thrillz, Danbury’s newest entertainment destination, announces “soft opening” on Thursday, August 2ndat 5 Prindle Lane from noon to 8:00pm   Join us at the world’s biggest air bag park featuring 24, OOO sq. ft of wall to wall challenges over eight gigantic themed air bags.  Thrill seekers land on air bags after taking off from: slides, zip lines, climbing walls, ramps rope swings, log rolls and cargo nets to name just a few. All without a harness.

In keeping with the destination concept, the venue includes a 35-game prize arcade and 360 degree virtual reality machine along with state of the art laser tag and themed party rooms for adults, kids, the whole family.  For more information call 203. 942.2585 or come on down.


penn@penngardnerinc.com (Penn Forman/Hamid Mossavi) Places Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:40:14 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter: Quality Hearing Aid Center https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45421-why-small-businesses-matter-quality-hearing-aid-center45421-why-small-businesses-matter-quality-hearing-aid-center https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45421-why-small-businesses-matter-quality-hearing-aid-center45421-why-small-businesses-matter-quality-hearing-aid-center

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!

Three questions with Frank Scarfi, owner of Quality Hearing Aid Center.
Why did you start your business?
My father, John Scarfi, opened Quality Hearing Aid Center in 1970, after spending many years as an electrical engineer for a hearing aid manufacturer.  He thought he could serve his community better by fitting the product and helping clients directly as opposed to designing hearing aids.
Finish this sentence: I wish I could...
I wish I could instill a greater sense of value in our hearing and communication to the general public.
Best selling product or service?
Our best selling product/service is me connecting with the greatest number of people in helping them in an extremely valuable area of their life. 
Visit Quality Hearing Aid Center online here or call: 203-775-8757.
kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:16:34 -0400
CityCenter appoints Betsy Paynter as executive director https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45420-citycenter-appoints-betsy-paynter-as-executive-director45420-citycenter-appoints-betsy-paynter-as-executive-director https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45420-citycenter-appoints-betsy-paynter-as-executive-director45420-citycenter-appoints-betsy-paynter-as-executive-director

CityCenter Danbury has named Betsy Paynter as the new executive director of the downtown development district.

Since 2016, Paynter has been economic and community development manager for the town of Brookfield. Before that, the Danbury native held the economic development job in Newtown.

“I’m ready for the challenge to help the businesses, property owners and residents move CityCenter to the next level,” Paynter said. “There is so much potential to build on the great work that CityCenter has already achieved and I’m looking forward to working with everyone.”

Paynter will start on Aug. 1. She reports to the CityCenter Board of Commissioners led by President Alicia Ghio.

“We are all looking forward to continuing the improvements and growth in CityCenter and make it more attractive for visitors and increase value for our businesses and taxpayers,” Ghio said. “CityCenter has a bright future with Betsy as executive director.”

Paynter has developed business within industry sectors from service to manufacturing, Ghio said. She offers strong experience in relationship building, event planning, grant writing, small business development, creative management and marketing outreach.

She has been a central player in Brookfield’s development of the new Town Center retail and residential development to revitalize the area known as the Four Corners.

Paynter will take over for PJ Prunty, who was CityCenter executive director for two years until taking the helm of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce.

CityCenter sponsors the Downtown Chowdown, weekend concerts and movie nights on the Green, a Farmer’s Market and Taste of Danbury. It publicizes many other events that occur within CityCenter and supports private and municipal efforts to increase retail traffic and other benefits.

CityCenter goals include attracting new business to the downtown district, supporting improvements to the infrastructure on and near Main Street, and encouraging innovative approaches to growth and investment in the district.

Paynter will start her new job on Aug. 1. CityCenter will also sponsor a Downtown Mixer to meet Paynter on Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. on the top of the Patriot Garage.

Jeninemichaud@gmail.com (Paul Steinmetz) Neighbors Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:04:07 -0400
Danbury Fashion Week Film Screening + Panel Discussion in Collaboration with Bethel Film Fest https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45416-film-screening-panel-discussio45416-film-screening-panel-discussio https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45416-film-screening-panel-discussio45416-film-screening-panel-discussio

The First Monday in May chronicles a year's worth of preparations for the Chinese-inspired fashion exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass and the gala which accompanied the exhibit. The exhibit featured 150 garments from 40 designers. Andrew Bolton, the chief curator at the Costume Institute, conceptualizes and designs the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala with Anna Wintour. The Met Gala, the Costume Institute's annual event, is a multimillion-dollar fundraiser. The film also depicts Wintour's daily life and questions fashion as art. As of 2016, China: Through the Looking Glass is the most visited exhibit in the Costume Institute's history and one of the most visited exhibitions in the entire history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

6:00PM Meet + Greet Red Carpet VIP Reception.  Courtesy: Some Things Fishy Catering & Broken Symmetry Gastro Pub

7:00PM Film Screening Panel Q&A Moderated by CT Post's: Joe Meyers
After Party Taproot Restaurant

Dress code is cocktail Chic!

meagan@workspacecollective.co (Danbury Fashion week) Events Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:39:23 -0400
RVNA Hosts Annual Well Child Clinics in August https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/45417-rvna-hosts-annual-well-child-clinics-this-august45417-rvna-hosts-annual-well-child-clinics-this-august https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/45417-rvna-hosts-annual-well-child-clinics-this-august45417-rvna-hosts-annual-well-child-clinics-this-august

In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for regular well-child appointments for all children, RVNA offers Well Child Clinics every August for young people from birth to age 18. The Clinics are open to all, but are especially intended for families who do not have health insurance, or whose insurance does not cover annual physicals and immunizations. 

RVNA’s 2018 Well Child Clinics will take place on Wednesday, August 8th with Jay D’Orso, M.D., of Western Connecticut Health Network and on August 15th with Anil Britto, M.D., of Ridgefield Pediatrics. The clinics are held onsite at RVNA at 27 Governor Street in Ridgefield from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

“Our annual Well-Child clinics are at the core of RVNA’s mission,” says Theresa Santoro, President & CEO, “and we are very grateful to Dr. Britto and Dr. D’Orso for sharing their time and expertise, and partnering with RVNA to offer the highest quality health care to our youngest community members.”

Annual physicals with pediatricians are vital for keeping young people at their healthiest by monitoring growth and development; preventing diseases through immunizations; providing an opportunity to discuss concerns that may have arisen since the last visit; and by forming a healthy partnership between patient, parent and doctor.

RVNA Well Child Visits include vision and hearing tests; height and weight measurements; anemia screening; urinalysis; blood pressure; doctor examination as well as any vaccines or immunizations that are required.

To learn more or schedule a Well Child appointment, please call 203-438-5555 x1119, email Katelyn Wise at kwise@ridgefieldvna.org, or visit RVNA Well Child Clinics. The fee for a Well Child physical including all required immunizations is $50; an immunization-only visit is $21. Financial assistance is available, further lowering these costs.

kerry@ducey.org (RVNA) Life Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:36 -0400
Michaels Jewelers Danbury Welcomes Southbury Resident as New Manager https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45414-michaels-jewelers-danbury-welcomes-southbury-resident-as-new-manager45414-michaels-jewelers-danbury-welcomes-southbury-resident-as-new-manager https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45414-michaels-jewelers-danbury-welcomes-southbury-resident-as-new-manager45414-michaels-jewelers-danbury-welcomes-southbury-resident-as-new-manager

Michaels Jewelers at 132 Federal Road/Route 7 in Danbury, across from Stew Leonard’s, and a certified authorized PANDORA retail location, has welcomed a new manager, Ms. Michele Geffert of Southbury. 

Lindsay Michaels-Gorski, a fifth generation of the Michaels’ founders and current director of marketing for the statewide jewelry specialist, announced that Ms. Geffert is, “Working to become certified by the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America in Diamond Essentials having recently completed courses in Jewelry Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials, and Diamond Essentials.

“A GIA Diamond Specialist,” explained Michaels-Gorski, “is a highly-trained professional who has studied at the GIA. This national independent nonprofit organization’s mission is to protect the gem and jewelry-buying public through research, education, laboratory services, and instrument development. Their recognized goal is to uphold the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism in the gem and diamond industry.”

Michaels has been the first jeweler in Connecticut to earn Certified Gemologist and Appraiser titles, and it possesses the only AGS Accredited Gem Laboratory in the state, one of the largest group of jewelry and gems appraisal departments in their retail stores statewide.

Michele Geffert possesses more than 25 years of extensive experience in corporate and retail management from big box, soft lines, hard lines, specialty and luxury sales. Currently, she is an active member of the Danbury Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club of Danbury, and the Danbury Rotary Club. 

With her husband Gary, Michelle Geffert resides in Southbury with their three children.

With 10 locations across Connecticut, plus their PANDORA franchise locations, Michaels Jewelers is Connecticut’s leading retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. This family-run business was founded in 1885 by Abraham L. Michaels and is managed today by fourth and fifth generations of expert jewelers.

In Connecticut, there are Michaels Jewelers stores in Danbury, Orange, Avon, Bristol, Torrington, and well-known malls including Westfarms, Manchester’s Buckland Hills, Westfield Trumbull, Westfield Meriden and Waterbury’s Brass Mill Center. In 2010, Michaels opened PANDORA retail stores in the Westfarms Mall, Danbury Mall, and Stamford Town Center, and currently offers PANDORA boutiques in 9 of their 10 fine jewelry locations.

In 2012, Michaels expanded their PANDORA retail locations into New York, New Jersey, Arizona and New Mexico in The Westchester, Paramus Park Mall, Menlo Park Mall, Willowbrook Mall, Coronado Center, Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall. 

To contact Michele Geffert directly in the Danbury Michaels Jewelers store at 132 Federal Route/Route 7 call 203-790-6272 or email to mgeffert@michaelsjewelers.com.

For more information on all the Michaels Jewelers nationwide, visit https://www.michaelsjewelers.com, and for information on the PANDORA concept stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and Arizona, visit www.lovepandora.net.

kerry@ducey.org (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell ) Neighbors Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:37:53 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter: Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45412-why-small-businesses-matter-danbury-chiropractic-and-wellness45412-why-small-businesses-matter-danbury-chiropractic-and-wellness https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45412-why-small-businesses-matter-danbury-chiropractic-and-wellness45412-why-small-businesses-matter-danbury-chiropractic-and-wellness

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 Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness!

Three questions with Dr. Jared DiLorenzo, owner of Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness.

Why did you start your business?

It may sound cliché but I always wanted to be in business to help people.  I chose chiropractic as it is a natural form of healthcare that taps into the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  As a Chiropractor, I have a great opportunity to educate my patient’s so they have the knowledge to make better health decisions for themselves.  It is also very satisfying knowing that I am helping people achieve their health-related goals, from just simply getting out of pain, to achieving a health and wellness lifestyle.

What is your best selling product/service?

At Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness, we have intentionally created an environment where the staff is warm and friendly, the doctors are accessible, and all patients are treated with care and respect. Dr. DiLorenzo is also only one of seven practicing chiropractors in the state of CT that is certified in the Cox Technique.  This technique is a non-surgical, non-hospital, gentle, well-researched, chiropractic spinal adjustment.  The Cox Technique realigns and restores range of motion inherent to the spine while reducing low back pain, especially in radiculopathy (leg pain, arm pain) patients.

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

There are a number of local businesses that we utilize on a regular basis in order to provide outstanding patient care.  We have the pleasure of working with the local attorneys at Ventura Law and Hokenga & Machado.  The staff at Open MRI and Northeast Radiology are always very accommodating when scheduling our patients for advanced imaging procedures.  Also when our patients are in severe pain we have the pleasure of working with the Pain and Spine Specialists of CT and Orthopedic Specialist of CT.  

Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness tags Dr. James Mullane ND, 72 North street suite 100A, Danbury.

Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 85 North Street, Unit 7, Danbury.

m.carey430@gmail.com (Megan Reimers) Places Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:10:16 -0400
Meet Danbury Resident and RVNA Physical Therapist, Crystal Madyda https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45411-meet-danbury-resident-and-rvna-physical-therapist-crystal-madyda45411-meet-danbury-resident-and-rvna-physical-therapist-crystal-madyda https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45411-meet-danbury-resident-and-rvna-physical-therapist-crystal-madyda45411-meet-danbury-resident-and-rvna-physical-therapist-crystal-madyda

RVNA’s Crystal Madyda, PT, was not named idly. Brilliant and strong, clear and reflective, Crystal is a true gift to those who know her, those who work with her, and, of course, those patients she treats.

Meet Crystal Madyda.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I was born and raised in Danbury, CT. After attending college in MA, I found myself back in Danbury and that is where I now live with my husband and son.

What is your role at RVNA?
I am an in-home physical therapist.

How long have you been at RVNA? 
I have been lucky to work for the RVNA for almost 5 years. December 2018 is my 5 year anniversary.

When did you decide you wanted to become a physical therapist?
I think when I look back, the first time I was really interested in becoming a physical therapist was when I was about 10 years old. My mother had undergone extensive back surgery and I occasionally would go with her to physical therapy sessions. I was amazed that with the therapist’s help she was able to go from barely being able to walk to being my active, involved mother again, playing soccer and throwing the ball with my brother and I like she used to. It was further engrained in me when I attended physical therapy for a sports injury when I was in high school. I loved how therapists could have a hands-on role in helping people get back to better health and wellness. Plus, they made therapy fun!

What is your favorite part of your job?
There are so many things I love about being a physical therapist. Mostly, I truly love getting to know my patients and helping them regain some sense of self and achieve more independence in their daily lives. Being in their homes makes our jobs much more intimate and hands-on and in many cases, more impactful.

If you weren’t a PT, what would you be? 
I actually can’t imagine NOT being a PT. Since I love animals, maybe I could see myself being a veterinarian if I wasn’t a physical therapist.

What do you love to do when you’re not working? 
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my friends and family. My son is such a little entertainer and makes me laugh every day. You know what they say….laughter is the best medicine!!!

What is your hidden talent?
I’d say one of my hidden talents is I am a really good cook and baker. I read cook books like novels!

What would you do if you won the lottery?
If I won the lottery, I’d make sure that I could take care of all my family’s financial needs, I’d donate… and I’d travel…travel…travel!

Do you have a favorite RVNA story?
One of my favorite RVNA therapy stories involves a patient and her faithful dog. I was helping my patient recover from a spinal fracture as a result of cancer. I was performing some manual therapy techniques on her spine and pelvis while she laid in bed. Her dog had never once jumped up on her bed since she got the hospital bed a couple of months earlier. Her little dog was sweet and very protective and always by my patient’s side.

This day, her dog jumped up on the bed, snuggled in close to me, and rested her head on my arm, all the while I continued to gently work on her owner. What a testament to love, trust and healing.


kerry@ducey.org (RVNA) Neighbors Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:59:29 -0400
Two Danbury residents have been named to the Loyola University of Maryland Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45410-2-danbury-residents-have-been-named-to-the-loyola-university-of-maryland-dean-s-list45410-2-danbury-residents-have-been-named-to-the-loyola-university-of-maryland-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45410-2-danbury-residents-have-been-named-to-the-loyola-university-of-maryland-dean-s-list45410-2-danbury-residents-have-been-named-to-the-loyola-university-of-maryland-dean-s-list

Two Danbury residents have been named to the Loyola University of Maryland 2018 Spring Dean’s List receiving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • John Dorish of the Class of 2020
  • Marin Wiltse of the Class of 2020

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University's arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from across the country.

zuzuhecht23@gmail.com (Loyola University of Maryland) Neighbors Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:53:04 -0400