Newmilford's HamletHub Sat, 03 Dec 2022 20:07:54 -0500 Danbury Hat Tricks Holiday Party on December 14! All Fans Invited to Attend!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Friday, December 23 (7:30 pm)

* Saturday, December 27 (7:00 pm)

View the complete schedule Click here.

Learn more about the Danbury Hat Tricks visit


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New Milford and Gallery 25 Hands-On Model Train Exhibit

Hands-On Model Train Exhibit December 16-31, 2022

Model trains are back! Join us for some excitement at the Railroad Station in December for a special annual event: electric model trains running through model villages...and you may take a turn running them!

The train exhibit will be open during gallery hours from December 18 through December 31, 2022.

Learn more here.

Questions? Email

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New Milford's Carol Sing and Parade of Lights on December 17

This year's Carol Sing will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm at the bandstand followed by the Parade of Lights at 7:30 pm. It is a wonderful way for area families to share the spirit of the holiday season.

The community event is hosted by New Milford Commission on the Arts and the New Milford Water Witch House Company No. 2.
Learn more on the New Milford Commission on the Arts website here.
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The Kent Singers Present Welcome Yule! A Holiday Retrospective

The Kent Singers will present Welcome, Yule! A Holiday Retrospective on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT.

Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary season with a festive concert featuring our favorite selections from our repertoire over the years. The concerts will feature piano, organ and brass accompaniment and will be conducted by our Music Director James Knox Sutterfield.

Tickets are $20 in advance at or at the door, with children under 12 admitted free; further information available at 860-619-8110 or at  

These concerts are made possible with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.


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Celebrate 56 years of trees on the Green at New Milford's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony November 26

New Milford Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 26, 2022


The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m. on the Village Green. This is the 56th year of trees on the Green. We hope you will join us for this community tradition!

Highlights of the evening will include the lighting of the Christmas trees on the Green and visits with Santa. 

The trees are put up by the United Methodist Men of the New Milford United Methodist Church (learn more =>

New Milford's Tradition of the Trees

The tradition of the trees on the Green was started by Walter Schutte in 1967 and the practice continues in his memory. The lights on the trees come alive with color on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Over the years, many people make a special detour on their way home from work or shopping to drive by the Green in the evenings to view the lights on the New Milford Green; while others make it a special place to visit with their young children and friends from out of town when the snow is softly falling and the trees are all aglow with many sparkling colors.  

Members of the New Milford United Methodist Men’s Club and other church members donate their time and effort to cut the trees down, place them on the Green, string the wires and the lights, and take them down shortly after New Year’s.  Contributions for lights and other essentials help to keep this tradition alive. Donations may be made to the New Milford United Methodist Men Club, 68 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776

November 26 is also Small Business Saturday – Shop Local

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov. 26. We encourage you to Shop Local and support all of the businesses in the Greater New Milford area.

We invite and encourage you to visit our downtown merchants prior to the ceremony on the Green. Come and enjoy the wonder of downtown New Milford.

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New Milford Annual Carol Sing on the Green on December 17

Join fellow New Milford residents for our community Festival of Lights and Carol Sing on Saturday, December 17th starting at 6:30PM on the Town Green.

The holiday event is hosted by Water Witch Hose Company No. 2 and New Milford Commission on the Arts.

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Danbury Hat Tricks Host Toy Drive on Saturday, November 26

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

Purchase your tickets HERE.

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

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

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

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

For further information on this event, contact Herm Sorcher

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New Milford Police locate vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run, thank community for help


The New Milford Police Department located the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run on November 8, 2022. 

We would like to thank everyone who provided information related to this tragic incident.

If anyone has additional information, please contact Detective Nicholas Smith at 860-355-3133 or

Visit New Milford Police on Facebook

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Run Santa Run in New Milford on November 26

Run Santa Run at Young's Field in New Milford on Saturday, November 26

The iconic introduction to the holiday season, always on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, Run Santa Run brings in the holidays right!
As it's also "Small Business Saturday" we are hoping to bring more people to the many small shops and restaurants of New Milford. Not only are we are raising dollars for local non-profits, but collecting toys for Toys for Tots in the kids fun run where the kids get to race Santa. Kids fun run is free, but we ask that each child bring a toy for those less fortunate.
Come one come all to downtown New Milford, CT ... the Best Town in the USA!
Register here.
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Water Witch Hose Co. #2 of New Milford Parade of Lights on December 17

New Milford's Water Witch Hose Co. #2 will hold its annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm.

View image #2 for additional information and follow Water Witch Hose Co. #2 on Facebook HERE.


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Danbury Hat Tricks and Fairfield County Bank Celebrate Local Veterans and Military Members

The Danbury Hat Tricks and Fairfield County Bank are proud to announce Military Appreciation Night on Friday, November 11th when the Hat Tricks take on the Elmira Mammoth. The puck drops at 7:30 pm.

The Hat Tricks & Fairfield County Bank welcome all active and retired members of United States military personnel to spend the night at the Danbury Ice Arena to thank you for your service.

As part of the night, each registrant will receive a complimentary ticket, hot dog and a beverage.

To register to be part of the night – click here

In addition, as part of the night, the Hat Tricks and Fairfield County Bank will welcome and honor former United States Marine Charles “Chuck” Welsh. Mr. Welsh is a Vietnam Veteran, a former Machine Gunner who achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. 

In his service, Mr. Welsh was awarded three Purple Hearts.

Upon retirement from active duty in the United States Marine Corp, Mr. Welsh served in public administration as a Principal, coach, and educator in the Freehold (NJ) Regional School District.

Chuck Welsh grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is a proud alumnus of the Milton Hershey School, founded in 1909. He will be attending the game with his wife Debbie and granddaughters.

As part of the night, the Hat Tricks will wear a special patriotic-themed jersey for the game that will be auctioned

The Hat Tricks will host 28 games in the regular season. Tickets are $15 for adults, $11 for kids under 12, and $11 for Vets and Seniors. 

Purchase your ticket(s) HERE.

For more information, call the team office at 203-794-1074.


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New Milford Police seek public help to ID vehicle involved in fatal accident

The New Milford Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident on Danbury Road in front of Route 7 Travel Plaza on November 8 at approximately 5:11 pm.

The image you see here is a stock photo but police believe this is the type of vehicle in question.

According to the police report, a pedestrian was crossing Danbury Road when he was struck in the southbound land by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 61 year old Danbury resident Galo Rafael Cuaman Sarmiento.

Police say that the vehicle that hit the victim fled the scene. It is believed to be a black sedan with front driver's side damage (possibly a Ford Fusion).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Smith at 860-355-3133 or or the anonymous tip line 860-355-2000 or




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Can Telehealth and Extended Hours Help You Get Better?

If we learned two things from the pandemic, it’s the importance of accommodation and flexibility. We all have busy and complex schedules which can make in-person healthcare appointments difficult – especially if they are only offered during work hours. During the pandemic, many practitioners adapted creative ways to still see patients out of necessity. It is these alternative appointment options, such as telehealth visits and extended hours, that keep many of us healthier today – even in a post-pandemic world!

According to the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Journal, telehealth, especially for physical therapy, has worked wonders for patients. Gone are the days when you would have to cancel an appointment due to weather challenges, not having a ride to your appointment, or other obstacles preventing you from receiving care. Telehealth appointments have allowed patients to have quicker access to care and have allowed practitioners to treat patients within a larger radius of the office.

Research shows that, on average, patients travel about 34 minutes for a healthcare appointment and, as a result, spend 90 fewer minutes working on appointment days. This can be a burden to some, especially if a practitioner recommends multiple appointments. The addition of telehealth and extended hours not only eliminates these obstacles but can improve a patient’s health outcomes without negatively affecting the quality of care received.

RVNAhealth’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Center offers extended hours Monday through Thursday (open from 8:20 am to 7:00 pm) as well as telehealth and hybrid (both in-person and telehealth) options to help you get well regardless of scheduling obstacles.

To schedule an appointment or inquire about therapy services, please call: 203.438.7862 or email:

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20th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place at The Summit in Danbury November 18-20

The 20th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will take place at The Summit in Danbury from November 18-20, 2022.

Raising over $3.5 million since 2003 to support area cancer patients, it is the largest annual fundraiser for Ann’s Place.

There are so many fun things to do for the whole family at the Festival of Trees! Walk down a winter wonderland of beautifully decorated trees and then try your luck with awesome raffle prizes and an online auction.

Then continue your holiday fun and shop for all of your gifts for the holidays! There is something for everyone on your holiday gift list at the Festival of Trees Boutique. Enjoy many wonderful gifts including artisanal and handmade items that can’t be found in department stores, truly one of a kind!

You didn’t think we forgot about the kids, did you?

In addition to the joy of viewing the decorated trees, our Children’s Winter Village is back live this year with craft stations, fun activities and special guests!

Last but certainly not least, adults 21+ can join us at the Taps & Trees Beer Fest on Saturday night 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This is truly a fest within a festival, as you will partake in tastings in the Tap Room from 10+ local breweries and other libation purveyors.

There will be live music, pub grub by Marketplace restaurant, and all the while full access to the multitude of trees, shopping, and raffle prizes.

Learn more

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Housatonic Habitat Breaks Ground On Two New Homes in New Preston

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for two new homes they are building in the Myfield Lane development of New Preston on Tuesday, November 15th at 2 pm. The homes are expected to be completed by the summer 2023.

The home build is being made possible by generous support from Joanne & John Patrick, Liz & Steven Goldstone and Bedoukian Research.

“It’s always exciting to start creating a new’ forever’ home for a family,” says Peter Arcoma, Housatonic Habitat’s construction manager. “We have a great group of construction volunteers who will help to complete both of these homes.” Local businesses are also stepping up to help on the project, and Arcoma stresses that they are always eager to work with more community partners.

The Habitat homeowners purchasing these two new homes will also be assisting with the building process. “Our homeowners are required to put in 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ prior to purchasing their homes,” explains Housatonic Habitat Executive Director Diana Arfine. “The families work alongside the volunteers in building their own homes.” The homeowners are also required to take financial literacy education courses, providing them with tools they need to be successful and responsible homeowners. They are taught tips on everything from credit repair to budgeting to estate planning. “Our volunteer financial advisors offer ongoing one-on-one mentoring even after the homes have been purchased,” says Arfine..

Volunteers interested in helping with this upcoming build can email our volunteer coordinator Marje at or head to our website to sign up. Local businesses interested in supporting the build, either by providing supplies or offering professional services, can email construction manager Peter Arcoma at:

Construction on these two new Habitat New Preston homes will begin this fall.

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