Lewisboro's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:03:33 -0500 HamletHub.com Teen Gingerbread House Challenge at Lewisboro Library on December 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1738-teen-gingerbread-house-challenge1738-teen-gingerbread-house-challenge https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1738-teen-gingerbread-house-challenge1738-teen-gingerbread-house-challenge

Teen Gingerbread House Challenge at Lewisboro Library on Wednesday, December 26 at 3:00 pm

For Teens in Middle & High School

School’s out for the week so grab a friend and see who can create the most outrageous Gingerbread House.

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:07:42 -0500
Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scouts Pack 101 Participate in Toys for Tots With Vista Fire Department, Invite Public to Watch Polar Bear Pumpkin-Chuck’in New Year’s Day Event https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1741-vista-lewisboro-cub-scouts-pack-101-participate-in-toys-for-tots-with-vista-fire-department-invite-public-to-watch-polar-bear-pumpkin-chuck-in-new-year-s-day-event1741-vista-lewisboro-cub-scouts-pack-101-participate-in-toys-for-tots-with-vista-fire-department-invite-public-to-watch-polar-bear-pumpkin-chuck-in-new-year-s-day-event https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1741-vista-lewisboro-cub-scouts-pack-101-participate-in-toys-for-tots-with-vista-fire-department-invite-public-to-watch-polar-bear-pumpkin-chuck-in-new-year-s-day-event1741-vista-lewisboro-cub-scouts-pack-101-participate-in-toys-for-tots-with-vista-fire-department-invite-public-to-watch-polar-bear-pumpkin-chuck-in-new-year-s-day-event

On Saturday, Dec. 8, Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scouts Pack 101 scouts came out to support the Vista Fire Department in its annual community service participation in the Toys For Tots program.  Each scout donated an unwrapped present as well as took in gifts from the public to put under the tree.

The all-volunteer firefighters and staff made cookies and served hot cider for the 15 scouts as well as gave a tour of the firehouse and fire trucks.  Even Santa made a cameo appearance during his busiest time of the year to support the scouts and firefighters.  

“We want to thank the all-volunteer Vista Fire Department not only for their unwavering service to our community but for hosting the program and the support it gives our Pack and local Troop 101 Boy Scouts each year as our Charter Organization sponsor.  Also, thank you to our scout families that made monetary donations to the Fire House. The scouts and their families had a quality, meaningful, time,” said Cubmaster Adam Wiles.

The Pack cleared the Onatru Hiking Trail last month as a Community Service and will be making a fire, serving hot chocolate and may even sing on New Year’s Day for residents hiking the Leon Levy Trail as part of Lewisboro’s First Day Celebration at the request of Lewisboro Land Trust’s Bobbe Stultz.  The local scouts are looking forward to working with the Trust and other local entities in the New Year.  The scouts have a long history of community service dating back to its founding in 1910.  To date, according to the most comprehensive book on the history of scouting, Four Percent, the number of scouts that make it to Eagle Scout, scouts have donated an astonishing 100 million hours of community service to their country since then.

A Baylor University study conducted in 2012 found that adult men that had experienced any amount of scouting showed better scores in almost every category than those with no scouting experience: Established greater life long connections to family, friends and neighbors; Exhibited a higher sense of responsibility to give back through volunteering and donating; Enjoyed a greater connection and concern for community; Exercised more self-discipline to plan ahead, set, and achieve goals;  Held higher expectations; Demonstrated greater appreciation and concern for the environment; Displayed increased respect for religion and religious diversity; and Enjoyed an increased variety of hobbies and interests.

The Cub Scouts have Invited the public to participate in their Polar Bear Pumpkin-Chuck’in New Year’s Day Event at Onatru at 12:30. They have built two giant sling shots and will be testing the bounds of physics by launching the pumpkins to see who can get theirs the farthest.  

Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scouts Pack 101 is part of the Muscoot District of the Westchester-Putnam Council. Its Charter Organization is the Vista Fire Department.

For more information, visit vista101.mypack.us.

Photo credit: John Buratti

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bill@bluechippr.com (Bill Bongiorno) Neighbors Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:25:34 -0500
The Smithereens come to The Ridgefield Playhouse Jan. 11 with Guest Vocalist Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossoms https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1742-the-smithereens-come-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-jan-11-with-guest-vocalist-robin-wilson-of-the-gin-blossoms1742-the-smithereens-come-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-jan-11-with-guest-vocalist-robin-wilson-of-the-gin-blossoms https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1742-the-smithereens-come-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-jan-11-with-guest-vocalist-robin-wilson-of-the-gin-blossoms1742-the-smithereens-come-to-the-ridgefield-playhouse-jan-11-with-guest-vocalist-robin-wilson-of-the-gin-blossoms

The Smithereens return to The Ridgefield Playhouse on January 11 at 8pm, with special guest vocalist Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms filling in for Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio, who passed away last year. Wilson will join original Smithereens band members Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and Mike Mesaros. Known for their catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers, The Smithereens gained popularity with college campus favorites “A Girl Like You”, “Blood and Roses” and “Only A Memory.” Opening Act is Larry Stevens Band. This show is part of Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Visit Bareburger (38 Danbury Rd • Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with your entrée when you show your ticket! Media partner for this event is 107.1 The Peak.

Ahead of their time, The Smithereens were criticized in the late 80s for what bands like Oasis would do only a few years later during the Britpop explosion of the early 90s –– sound like The Beatles, sport mod haircuts and pay homage to the British Invasion. Even still, The Smithereens became a staple on college radio in the late 1980s with catchy power-pop songs like “Behind The Wall of Sleep.”  The Smithereens have collaborated with numerous musicians, both in the studio (Belinda Carlisle, Julian Lennon, Lou Reed, Suzanne Vega) and live (Graham Parker and The Kinks). In April of 2011, The Smithereens released 2011, their first album of new material in 12 years. Produced by Don Dixon (who helmed Especially For You, the group’s breakout debut), the seminal New Jersey rockers picked up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars. Now they’re back on the road with their catalog of classic hits as well as new favorites. Following the sad passing of lead vocalist Pat DiNizio in 2017, original members Jim Babjak (guitar & vocals), Dennis Diken (drums & percussion) and Mike Mesaros on bass guitar carry on the Smithereens legacy.

Kicking off the night is Larry Stevens.  Stevens, who performs regularly across the East Coast, has shared stages with an extensive list of chart-topping national acts, including Huey Lewis and the News, Gin Blossoms, Kenny Rogers, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Kenny Loggins, America, and many others.

For tickets ($52), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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jill@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:40:51 -0500
Fun with Fake Snow on Friday at December 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1734-fun-with-fake-snow1734-fun-with-fake-snow https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1734-fun-with-fake-snow1734-fun-with-fake-snow

Fun with Fake Snow on Friday, December 14 beginning at 1:00 pm at Lewisboro Library

Preschoolers. We'll have a snack, read a book then make our own powdery precipitation! 

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:06:06 -0500
Brown Bag Film: The Man Who Invented Christmas at Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1739-brown-bag-film-the-man-who-invented-christmas1739-brown-bag-film-the-man-who-invented-christmas https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1739-brown-bag-film-the-man-who-invented-christmas1739-brown-bag-film-the-man-who-invented-christmas

Brown Bag Film: The Man Who Invented Christmas on Tuesday, December 18, 1:00 pm at Lewisboro Library

Author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol."

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:04:52 -0500
Vista Troop 101 Hold Court of Honor Ceremony https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1729-vista-lewisboro-boy-scouts-troop-101-hold-court-of-honor-ceremony1729-vista-lewisboro-boy-scouts-troop-101-hold-court-of-honor-ceremony https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1729-vista-lewisboro-boy-scouts-troop-101-hold-court-of-honor-ceremony1729-vista-lewisboro-boy-scouts-troop-101-hold-court-of-honor-ceremony

Vista Troop 101 Hold Court of Honor Ceremony at Vista Fire House To Advance Scouts and Award New Badges Earned; Several Scouts Are Working Towards Eagle Scout

Surrounded by friends, family, scout leaders, and fellow scouts at the Vista Fire House, Vista Troop 101 Boy Scouts were awarded new badges earned this past summer during scout camps at Read Boy Scout Camp in Upstate New York. The ceremony is known as The Court of Honor and takes place twice a year to award the scouts new badges earned.

The Scouts presented the Color Guard and all in attendance said the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and scouts recited the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  Scout leaders John O’Dwyer, Vinny Aceste, Joel Smith, Randy Samuelson, Jay Graygor, Gil Castellon and Brent Nyitray stood by ScoutMaster Bernie Kuehlwho presented each scout their merit badges as his last official act.  After he spoke about his time as ScoutMaster for seven years.

“It’s been a privilege and an honor to be your ScoutMaster.  I have a lot of great memories with all of you and I’m so proud of you all and the number of Eagle Scouts we’ve been able to achieve in our Troop.  Of course, I’m so happy for my son Alex Kuehl who made it all the way to Eagle Scout.  Something I fell short of when I was a Boy Scout, but impressed my son made it all the way.”  He then announced his retirement as ScoutMaster and the new incoming ScoutMaster Tom Fuller.

Mr. Fuller said, “I’m going to have some tough shoes to fill, but I look forward to all the great activities we are going to do together and the new memories we are going to make.  It has been really special to be a leader with you all, including spending some great time with my son Will and the lasting memories we have already.”

ScoutMaster Fuller reviewed the many activities of the scouts over the last several months including volunteering to set up an obstacle course at the South Salem Library Fair for cub scouts and the public to have some fun and learn about the scouts, as well as most recently serving hot meals and making deliveries to Veterans in our town for Veterans Day, along with a ceremony and flag planting. The Troop participated in the Lewisboro Garden Club planting of 4000 daffodil bulbs at the new town and police offices at former Lewisboro Elementary School on Bouton Road in South Salem. On December 15, the Troop will be taking a trip to Chinatown in New York City.

The Boy Scouts and their Merit Badge Awards are as follows:   

Logan Aceste earned his Citizenship in the Community, Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Swimming, and Welding and advanced to Life Scout; Patrick Bates earned his Golf and Personal Management; Tejas Chimata earned his Emergency Preparedness, Indian Lore, Rifle Shooting and Welding; William Fuller his Camping, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science and Public Speaking while advancing to Star; Ty Graygor his Astronomy, Camping, Environmental Science, First Aid, Orienteering and advanced to First Class; Jack O’Reilly, his Environmental Science and Kayaking; Ryan Parker his Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid and Lifesaving and advanced to Star; Nathaniel Rendo his Camping, Climbing, Rowing and Shotgun Shooting; Seth Samuelson his Citizenship in the Community and Communication and advanced to Life; Joseph Smith his Environmental Science, First Aid, Geocaching, Geology and Public Health;  Neel Sood his Archery, Geocaching, Rifle Shooting, and Shotgun Shooting.  He is already an Eagle Scout and is working towards earning his Eagle Palms; Niles Sood his Environmental Science, Geocaching, Mammal Study, Nature and Wood Carving; Matt Visconti his Climbing, First Aid, Kayaking, and Swimming and advanced to First Class; Max Wasserman his Chess, Leatherwork and Toting Chip and advanced to Scout; Benjamin Wiles his Chess, First Aid, Rifle Shooting and Woodwork.

Vista Troop 101 Boy Scouts are a boy led troop. They participate in the BSA popcorn sales program that goes to fundraise for campouts and trips for the Troop, as well as to support the Westchester-Putnam Council and its Muscoot District and various Boy Scout Reservations in the state including Camp Read and Durland.  They also have an annual dumpster day where town residents can dump unwanted materials that garage services don’t take. Donations to the non-profit are tax deductible and much appreciated.  

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The BSA vision is that The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scouting’s purpose is directed toward helping youth become happy, healthy, positively contributing citizens. Through recreation, Scouting achieves its purpose of helping young people develop physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Scouting is all about building confidence and self-esteem, learning important life skills and leadership skills, team building, outdoor adventure, education, and fun! Scouts learn how to make good choices and to take responsibility for their actions so that they are prepared for their adult life as independent persons.

The Vista Fire Department is the Charter Organization of both Troop 101 as well as the Vista-Lewisboro Cub Scouts Pack 101.  This is an all-volunteer fire department.  Both local scout groups, as well as the firefighters, thank Vista and Lewisboro residents for their kind contributions to their efforts.

For more information on Vista Troop 101 contact Tom Fuller at  https://vista101.mytroop.us

For more information on the Westchester Scouts, visit: http://www.wpcbsa.org 

 

 

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bill@bluechippr.com (Bill Bongiorno) Neighbors Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:44:34 -0500
Womens Center Announces Direct Service Volunteer Training https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1730-direct-service-volunteer-training1730-direct-service-volunteer-training https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1730-direct-service-volunteer-training1730-direct-service-volunteer-training

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury is currently accepting applications for the Winter Direct Service Training Class.  

Each year Direct Service volunteers provide over 20,000 hours of client support. Upon course completion and supported by ongoing training, our direct service volunteers serve as crisis-hotline counselors, in-house staff support, support group facilitators, as well as court and shelter advocates, as needed. 

Applications may be found using the link here.  Qualified candidates are 18 years of age or older.  Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Women's Center is a non-profit organization with a vision to end the violence against women, men and children, and to foster equality and empowerment for all. We serve the needs of individuals and families in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties by providing prevention education, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions. Our free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We're here to talk about it.

Questions about volunteering? Contact Elizabeth Isaacson at 203.731.5200, x202 or via email at elizabeth.i@wcogd.org.

LOCATION & CONTACT

Women's Center of Greater Danbury 
2 West Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
womenscenter@wcogd.or

WCOGD Helpline:  (203) 731-5200

Domestic Violence Hotline: (203) 731-5206
Sexual Assault Hotline: (203) 731-5204

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

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elizabeth.i@wcogd.org (The Women's Center of Greater Danbury) Neighbors Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:42:19 -0500
Cold Case Tuesday: New York State Police continue to investigate the 1998 disappearance of Lewisboro resident, Ralph A. Coppola https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1733-cold-case-tuesday-new-york-state-police-continue-to-investigate-the-1998-disappearance-of-lewisboro-resident-ralph-a-coppola1733-cold-case-tuesday-new-york-state-police-continue-to-investigate-the-1998-disappearance-of-lewisboro-resident-ralph-a-coppola https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/publicsafety/1733-cold-case-tuesday-new-york-state-police-continue-to-investigate-the-1998-disappearance-of-lewisboro-resident-ralph-a-coppola1733-cold-case-tuesday-new-york-state-police-continue-to-investigate-the-1998-disappearance-of-lewisboro-resident-ralph-a-coppola

SP Somers continues to investigate the 1998 disappearance of Ralph A. Coppola. At the time of his disappearance, Mr. Copolla was 41 years of age. He would now be age 61. 

Mr. Copolla was last seen on September 9, 1998, on Stillwell Avenue in Bronx, New York, by a long-time friend.  He was wearing a tan sweater vest, a shirt, and pants.  He wore a gold wedding band and a gold necklace with a rosary.  He had a muscular build, black hair with a receding hairline, and brown eyes and was 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighed 240 pounds.
 
His last known residence was in Lewisboro, New York.
 
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ralph A. Copolla is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (914) 769-2600.  All calls can be kept confidential.
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Public safety Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:40:00 -0500
Landmark Preschool Fun For Ones Program Begins January 2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1732-landmark-preschool-fun-for-ones-program-begins-january-20191732-landmark-preschool-fun-for-ones-program-begins-january-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/life/1732-landmark-preschool-fun-for-ones-program-begins-january-20191732-landmark-preschool-fun-for-ones-program-begins-january-2019

Landmark Preschool, which serves children ages one through five with a broad range of activities and schedules to foster the education, growth and development of the whole child, is offering their next Fun For Ones Program in January 2019.

To learn more and to register, click here.

Our Fun For Ones program was created for our youngest “students” who are always on the move and discovering the world around them. Fun For Ones is a great way for parents (or caregiver) and children to explore a preschool environment together.

This program is chock full of activities built around your child’s limitless curiosity and natural desire to learn…through exploration, play, music, and the arts. Each class centers on a different theme including colors, numbers, letters, animals, and holidays through creative and purposeful play. Children enjoy songs, stories, and games to encourage socialization and learning.

The winter session begins in January 2019 at each of our Bedford, Redding, Ridgefield, and Westport campuses.

To learn more, visit: https://www.landmarkpreschool.org/fun-for-ones

We look forward to seeing you and your little one at Fun For Ones!

Landmark preschool has over 40 years of experience in early childhood education and is affiliated with Ridgefield Academy. Both Landmark Preschool and Ridgefield Academy are accredited by Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Ashley Moran) Life Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:54:02 -0500
Guys Read on Tuesday at Lewisboro Library https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1725-guys-read1725-guys-read https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1725-guys-read1725-guys-read

Guys Read on Tuesday, December 11 beginning at 6pm at Lewisboro Library

Grades 6 -8. Enjoy pizza and cookies while discussing your favorite books. The book selection for the December 11 meeting is Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm

 

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:03:23 -0500
Police Search for Kyle V. Jabusch, 25, Last Seen in Golden's Bridge https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1728-police-search-for-kyle-v-jabusch-25-last-seen-in-golden-s-bridge1728-police-search-for-kyle-v-jabusch-25-last-seen-in-golden-s-bridge https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/neighbors/1728-police-search-for-kyle-v-jabusch-25-last-seen-in-golden-s-bridge1728-police-search-for-kyle-v-jabusch-25-last-seen-in-golden-s-bridge

Lewisboro, New York - December 6, 2018, the State Police from the Somers barracks is investigating a missing endangered male named Kyle V. Jabusch, age 25, reported by his family.  Kyle was last seen at his residence on Park Avenue, Goldens Bridge, at approximately 7:00 a.m., on December 5, 2018.

Kyle left in a black 2013 Hyundai Elantra with NY registration HYT3172.  He is possibly traveling westbound through Pennsylvania based on recent credit card transactions.  Kyle has blonde hair, blue eyes, is 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

Any person that may have information on the whereabouts of Kyle Jabusch is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (914) 769-2600.

Follow state police on Facebook here and Twitter here
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kerry@ducey.org (NYS Police) Neighbors Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:50:23 -0500
Social Media for Seniors at Lewisboro Library on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1722-social-media-for-seniors1722-social-media-for-seniors https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1722-social-media-for-seniors1722-social-media-for-seniors

 

Social Media for Seniors at Lewisboro Library on Saturday, December 8, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of social media and how to use it safely. 

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:39:18 -0500
Camerata d’Amici Performs Christmas Concert on December 9 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1727-camerata-d-amici-performs-christmas-concert-on-december-91727-camerata-d-amici-performs-christmas-concert-on-december-9 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1727-camerata-d-amici-performs-christmas-concert-on-december-91727-camerata-d-amici-performs-christmas-concert-on-december-9

Camerata d'Amici Performs Sing We Christmas on December 9

Choral group Camerata d’Amici is proud to present its Christmas concert “Sing We Christmas” on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 4 p.m. at South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY.  Conducted by Kristin Sponheim, the concert will feature a diverse repertoire of music including well-known Christmas carols and spirituals, a selection from Handel’s Messiah, and a range of contemporary compositions.

The program will open with a series of reflective pieces, including Georgy Sviridov’s “A Wondrous Birth,” inspired by Russian chant, David Childs’ “Deepest Heart,” a modern setting of the Magnificat for women’s voices, and “The Shepherd’s Carol,” a lush arrangement of the shepherds’ story for a cappellavoices by Bob Chilcott. Reflection gives way to joyous celebration as the program continues with “For Unto Us a Child is Born” from Handel’s Messiahand “Brightest and Best,” a vibrant setting of a shape note tune, for men’s voices, violin and piano.  

The second half of the program highlights a variety of carols, such as “I Wonder as I Wander” (nineteenth-century Appalachian), “The Wexford Carol,” (medieval Irish), and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain,” (American spiritual).  The audience will be invited to join in singing a pair of favorite carols, and the program will end with “This Christmastide,” a gentle invitation to remember the enduring nature of hope this Christmas season.

Founded in 2006, Camerata d’Amici is an auditioned choir made up of singers from 12 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties. “Sing We Christmas” will feature performances by the full choir and a select chamber ensemble, men’s and women’s pieces, and vocal solos by Thomas Carr, Maura Donnelly O’Halloran, Michael Forbes, and Juliet Pratt.  The choir will be accompanied by instrumentalists Artemis Simerson (violin) Amy Hersh (flute), and Margarita Nuller (piano).

Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under.  Advance tickets, with a reduced ticket price of $20 for adults, may be purchased at cameratadamici.org, or by check made payable to Camerata d’Amici at P.O. Box 74, Ridgefield, CT 06877.  Online tickets are available through Friday, December 7.  Follow Camerata d’Amici on Facebook and Instagram, and listen to past performances on YouTube.

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conductor@cameratadamici.org (Camerata d'Amici) Events Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:14:24 -0500
Lewisboro Library hosts Ugly Sweater Party on December 11 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1719-ugly-sweater-party-15433316951719-ugly-sweater-party-1543331695 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/events/1719-ugly-sweater-party-15433316951719-ugly-sweater-party-1543331695

UGLY SWEATER PARTY at Lewisboro Library on Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm

All ages. Come for some truly ugly tales, and then design your own ugly sweater cookie. Don’t forget to wear your ugliest sweater!

Please register online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/children.htm

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lewisborolibrary@gmail.com (Lewisboro Library) Events Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:20:38 -0500
Lewisboro, Make the Season Merry for Military Families https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/1726-lewisboro-make-the-season-merry-for-military-families-15434118081726-lewisboro-make-the-season-merry-for-military-families-1543411808 https://news.hamlethub.com/lewisboro/charities/1726-lewisboro-make-the-season-merry-for-military-families-15434118081726-lewisboro-make-the-season-merry-for-military-families-1543411808

Lewisboro residents are invited to make the holiday season merry for our local military families whose loved one are on the front lines fighting for our country.

Operation E.L.F. (Embracing Lonely Families) is currently accepting donations of new unwrapped toys for children of all ages as well as gift cards for grocery, department stores, and gas stations. The donation of fuel oil, snow removal, and home maintenance services are also accepted and will support military families beyond the holiday season.

According to Operation E.L.F, over 350 Connecticut National Guardsmen are currently in the deployment cycle, with approximately 110 Guardsmen currently serving overseas and another 170 preparing to deploy in support of operations around the world.

Gift card donations and new unwrapped gifts may be dropped off through December 10, 2018 at one of the drop-off locations listed below between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The drop off center(s) within 15 miles of Lewisboro:

Armed Forces Reserve Center
90 Wooster Heights Road, Danbury, CT 06702

Gift cards donations can also be mailed to:
Connecticut National Guard
Service Member & Family Support Center
360 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06105-3795

Please note: Mailed donations should include the donor's name, address and phone number so that contributions can be acknowledged.
Questions? Call the E.L.F Hotline: 1-800-858-2677
Learn more about Operation E.L.F. and find out about their Adopt-A-Family programs on the Connecticut National Guard website here.

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