Redding's HamletHub Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:29:33 -0400 Redding Highway Department Begins Sweeping Streets!

The Redding Highway Department began sweeping today, Monday, April 12, 2021. Sweeping will continue for the next few weeks until complete, working 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your patience!

Visit the Town of Redding online here.

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Redding's Band North County Trio at Station House on April 23!

On Friday, April 23rd from 7-10 pm, members of the Redding-based Country Band North County will perform as a trio at the Station House Wine Bar & Grill. And Sushi Bar. North County plays covers and originals from Kenny Chesney to Chris Stapleton, Allman Brothers to Grateful Dead, Wilco to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and much more.

The Station House has a full bar with a large selection of beer and wine. The kitchen menu at the Station House offers a big variety of dishes at reasonable prices and an extensive all-day sushi menu.

The Station House is located at 2520 Main Street in Stratford. You can also catch North County at Daryl's House in Pawling on Saturday, May 1st for the Acoustic Brunch.

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New Pond Farm Invitational Art Show

New Pond Farm is pleased to announce the 2021 Invitational Art Show to benefit the Education Center. 

Our eighth biennial show will showcase artwork by the region’s finest artists, a silent auction, art demonstrations and activities for children and adults, all celebrating the timeless themes of nature and agrarian life inspired by New Pond Farm. 

  • June 4 Preview 4-8pm
  • 3D Gallery, Silent Auction and Video Premiere
  • Early online access, and in person by appointment only
  • June 5-13 Gallery Open ​12-5 Daily

Masks and safe distancing required.  

Free admission to Gallery, Silent Auction, Demonstrations and Earth Art.

Children’s Activities: free self-guided handouts. Register for scheduled classes.

New Pond Farm Education Center is located at 101 Marchant Road, Redding. Call 203-938-2117 or visit New Pond Farm online:


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Golf Performance Center Hosts Custom Club DEMOPALOOZA!

It's a Custom Club DEMOPALOOZA at Golf Performance Center (GPC) from April 27 through April 30!

Join the GPC April 27th - 30th to test out all the latest gear from golf's top equipment providers and to learn about The Golf Performance Center Custom Club's wide range of products and services.
Come test out the top products and get your custom-built clubs by GPC's award winning Club Fitters!
This event is open to the public.
Reserve your spot here.
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Redding Home for Sale: 5 Goodsell Hill Road

For Sale: 5 Goodsell Hill Road, Redding

Extraordinary modern country retreat in a sanctuary setting on 4.9 private acres with inviting front porch, scenic pond, heated gunite pool, granite patio, perennial gardens, vegetable garden, fully fenced sprawling level yard, plus multiple balcony/decks for outdoor enjoyment.
Dramatic post and beam craftsman, drenched in natural light, with timbered vaulted ceilings, skylights, and open floor plan. The heart of this one-of-a-kind home is the expansive great room with a wood stove, wide planked floors, walls of windows, and open to the expansive dining room. Cook for a crowd in the chef's dream kitchen with stainless steel professional appliances including commercial fridge, double gas range with hood, fryolator, griddle, warming drawer, plus sunny breakfast area with sliders to the deck for dining al fresco.
Total 6,123 sf including 4.044 on the main floors, plus 2,079 in the expansive finished lower level featuring double-sided fireplace, rec/media rooms, gym and half bath. The main level also includes a spacious family room, private library with built-in shelving, and separate bedroom with full bath, ideal for guest, in-law, or au-pair suite.
The 2nd floor features the retreat-like master bedroom suite, complete with sitting room, sliders to private balcony, and spa-like master bath with double vanities, separate tub, shower, and sauna! This idyllic home and setting offer both privacy and convenience in sought after West Redding, close to train station, shopping, restaurants, and only 57 miles to Midtown.
Take a virtual tour of the property here.
To learn more about this property, contact Laura Freed Ancona here.


]]> (Laura Freed Ancona) Places Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:54:18 -0400
Kindness Coffee To Support Molten Java, Show Your Rainbow Flag Love!

Kindness Coffee To Support Molten Java Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11

Our friends at Molten Java need some love! Action Together Connecticut and Bethel CT Pride have organized a weekend "Kindness Coffee" event beginning tomorrow, April 9 through Sunday. 

Molten Java is posting local rainbow flag sightings on their Facebook page! Join in the colorful fun and show the community some love! 

Molten Java is located at 213 Greenwood Ave in Bethel.

Learn more here.

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Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission Opens April 28 at The Aldrich

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will inaugurate Aldrich Projects, a single-artist series that spotlights a singular work or a focused body of work by an artist every four months on the Museum’s campus.

The first in this series is Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission. Sited in the Leir Atrium, Haynes debuts two new paintings, Birth Altar2020–2021 (2021) and Altar for Femme Joy (2020), from her ongoing Altar series, 2000—. Haynes describes her Altars as queer feminist spaces liberated from patriarchy. She says: “In a time of toxic masculinity and violence, to put forth joyful feminist principles feels radical. To create one’s own archive, altar, cosmology, autonomous space is an act of taking care.” Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission will be on view at The Aldrich April 28 to September 6, 2021. 

The Altars are paintings of life-size shrines Haynes composes in her studio. The heart-shaped Birth Altar, 2020-2021, claims crowning and birth imagery as symbols of courage and resistance. It also aligns Haynes within a revolutionary art history, specifically citing the heart-shaped canvases of Miriam Shapiro, a leader of the Pattern and Decoration movement and the central core imagery of the Feminist Art Movement; the heart here implying the vulva.

Within her composition, Haynes honors the legacy of feminist art by “pinning” artworks by groundbreaking artists—Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party (Primordial Goddess place setting) (1974 -79); Ana Mendieta’s Esculturas Rupestres (Rupestrian Sculptures) (1981); and Louise Bourgeois’s Untitled drawing from 1943—together with trompe l’oeil images of anonymous people giving birth. Coupled with these are other symbolic tributes to care, a necklace with a dangling heart pendant and a protective face mask designed by Chicago.

Altar for Femme Joy, Haynes says, “presents femme aesthetics without apology. Femme joy can be accessible to anyone, for it is not tied to biology; the word Femme is about gender expression.” Haynes’ pink, triangle-shaped canvas, a reclaimed emblem of LGBTI power, operates as both a tabernacle to this color’s persistent politicization and as a self-portrait. Haynes’ dense arrangement teems with feminized agency. Highly-personalized keepsakes—from a Trans Pride Flag button and a glittery star cut from a gifted valentine, to patterned fragments of the artist’s clothing and a torn sheet of her own palette paper—emphatically express femme power as queer, intimate, independent, and free. 

Also on view in the Atrium is Haynes’ Collaborative artist book (2020), a series of participatory artworks she contributed to the Aldrich Care Box, a year-long traveling exhibition available for loan to the public. Haynes’ 7 x 7-inch spiral-bound books, each with a distinctive multi-media cover, contain a series of prompts that invite reflection and interaction. Inspired by the pioneering feminist artist Mary Beth Edelson’s Story Gathering Boxes (1972–2014), which ushered in the first vestiges of social practice, Haynes’ books function as an exquisite corpse. 

Accompanying this presentation is an audio piece by Haynes about the works on view. 

Clarity Haynes is a queer feminist artist, writer, and educator, whose work spans painting, drawing, and social practice. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College and CFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York, NY, presented by New Discretions; the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. 

Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission is organized by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart.

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Town of Redding Annual Town Budget Meeting on April 21

Town of Redding Annual Town Budget Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, 3PM – 7PM

Click here to learn more. 

Details related to the meeting are accessible on the town’s meeting calendar HERE.
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And Today Makes 10,000 COVID Vaccine Shots for RVNAhealth!

April 7th Marks a Notable Number at Yanity Gym

Cheers and thank you to the phenomenal Yanity Gym Vaccination Team — comprised of RVNAhealth staff and Town of Ridgefield staff and CERT volunteers — who have been hard at work these past months committed to getting their neighbors and community members vaccinated.

Today marks the 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine administered — and while the actual recipient will remain mysteriously anonymous — 10,000 is an impressive and notable number as we all work together to turn the corner on the pandemic, and return to a welcome semblance of normalcy! 

Learn more about RVNAhealth and view more photos online here.

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Just added to The Ridgefield Playhouse lineup: Echoes of Sinatra outside under the tent on May 23

Echoes of Sinatra outside under the tent at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 23 at 4pm.

Member presale happening now and public sale begins this Friday, April 9 at 10am. 

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Take a trip down memory lane with “Echoes of Sinatra” outdoors under The Playhouse tent!  This fantastic show presents the vocal stylings of Steven Kazlauskas paying homage to the legendary Sinatra with all of your favorite songs –  “Come Fly with Me,” “Witchcraft,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Strangers in the Night,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” “That’s Life,” “Summer Wind,” “The Lady is A Tramp” and “New York, New York.”   

“Echoes of Sinatra,” includes insider stories, while tracing Sinatra’s life and career through classic songs that are now considered part of the Great American Songbook.  Steve Kazlauskas was inspired to become a singer by corresponding directly with Sinatra by mail and has performed throughout the country, capturing the sound, feel and expression of Sinatra while bringing his own interpretation to the music.

Ticket price $39.50. Purchase here.

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April Red Cross Blood Drives in Fairfield County

The Red Cross continues to urge healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give blood to ensure hospitals can meet patient needs. Schedule a donation appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As a special thank-you, those who come to give by April 30 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $1,000 e-gift cards to a merchant of choice. Additional details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities April 16-30 in Fairfield County


4/24/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 435 Anton Street


4/21/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 163 Whisconier Road


4/16/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

4/20/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

4/22/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue

4/30/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue


4/20/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

4/27/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road

4/30/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

4/30/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike

New Fairfield

4/21/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road

4/29/2021: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Fairfield Company A Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Ball Pond Road


4/22/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

4/22/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

4/23/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.


4/23/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

4/23/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street

4/28/2021: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., St. Philip's Church, 25 France Street


4/16/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.


4/16/2021: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

4/16/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street


4/19/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Stamford, 1101 Bedford St

4/20/2021: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

4/20/2021: 12:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road

4/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue

4/27/2021: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road


4/16/2021: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Insports Centers, 29 Trefoil Drive

4/28/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road


4/16/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Westport, 75 Church Lane

4/21/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., VFW, 465 Riverside Avenue


4/25/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road

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Lifeguards Needed at Topstone Park, Redding Park and Rec Offers Training Class

Lifeguards needed at Topstone Park. You must be certified in "Waterfront" Lifeguarding and at least 16 years old.
Not a lifeguard? Redding Park and Recreation is offering a Waterfront Lifeguarding Class June 21 - July 1
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Redding's Concerts on the Green are returning July 11

Outdoor Summer Concerts in Redding Beginning July 11

Sponsors and Co-Sponsors
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, New Pond Farm, Redding Fire and EMS Co. #1, Miyashiro and Tanaka Family, Mark Twain Library, Redding Neighbors and Newcomers, Kim & Tad O’Connor
Concerts donors (thus far)
Hank Bielawa, Labrador Vineyards – Alarcon, Nancy Dorsey, The Cederbaums, Helen and Bill Gore, Jenifer Wyss, Lauryl Schembri and Ted Ryan, Craig, Rich and Toby, Hilda and Stanley Rhodes, The Auerbach Family, Flo Vannoni, Michelle and Tom Murphy, Chris and Daphna Rizzo, Scott and Peg O’Donnell, Redding Nursery, Janet and Karl Reuter.
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Connecticut continues to rank among the top three states in the nation that have administered the most vaccines per capita

Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut

The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of today:


Total Administered

First dose administered


Fully vaccinated


Total doses administered


*NOTE: A total of 57,061 doses of the single-dose J&J vaccine are included in each category

Connecticut continues to rank among the top three states in the nation that have administered the most vaccines per capita.

So far, those who have received at least one dose in Connecticut include:

  • 82% of all people over the age of 65;
  • 75% of all people over the age of 55;
  • 67% of all people over the age of 45; and
  • 45% of all people over the age of 16.

The Lamont administration anticipates that approximately 288,000 first doses will be delivered to Connecticut this week.

All Connecticut residents over the age of 16 are currently eligible to receive the vaccines. Appointments must be made in advance at all clinics statewide. To learn how to make an appointment, visit and enter a zip code to find the nearest clinics

]]> (Gov. Ned Lamont) Neighbors Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:28:03 -0400
Spring 5k Passport Challenge Registration is OPEN

From April 1 - May 9, run, walk, or hike a 5k distance (3.1 miles) in up to twelve different Fairfield and Westchester county towns.

Register HERE. The goal of this challenge is to get outside and explore as many towns, parks, and trails (hopefully many will be new to you) as possible within the window of April 1 - May 9.

You’ll earn a personalized, laser-engraved, locally produced wood medallion with a “token” for every town you visit, up to twelve towns!

You can enter as an individual or as head of a team/family. You’ll be able to order more medals for members of your team during the registration process. (This is a great option for families with younger children.)

Click here to register and for more information.

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