Southbury's HamletHub Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:05:01 -0500 Southbury Police Department Annual Toy and Gift Drive on November 23

Southbury Police Department Annual Toy and Gift Drive on November 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. 

The Southbury Police have teamed up with merchants of the Southbury Plaza to organize a toy drive to benefit children in need.

On Friday, November 23 and on Saturday, December 1, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the police officers will be in front of the T.J. Maxx store collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts. Their goal is to fill their cruisers with enough toys and gifts so that every local child has presents to open on Christmas morning.

The drive will benefit the Southbury Needy Fund's 2018 Holiday Gift Program for Children.

Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase items for older children and to accommodate any special requests families may have.

Toys can also be left off at the Southbury Police Department and Social Services.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.


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52nd Annual Holiday Fair in Southbury on November 17

United Church of Christ Southbury is hosting their 52nd Annual Holiday Fair on November 17 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Handcrafted Christmas Market
  • Linda Nelson Stocks Merchandise
  • Jewelry & Estate Silver
  • Boy Scout Wreaths
  • Baked Goods
  • Luncheon
  • A Visit With Santa (10:30—Noon)
  • Silent & Live Auctions

Raffle Tickets
$2 each | Book of 10 Tickets are $20

Drawing November 17 at 3 pm

1st PRIZE: “Labyrinth Walk” A modern 84”x84” 3D quilt, giving the effect of walking the Labyrinth and inspired by the UCC Easter walk. Machine pieced and quilted by Kim Friend. (Value $1,200)

2nd PRIZE: Apple Ipad (6th generation) Wi-Fi 32GB (Silver) with retina display which includes 9.7 inches (diagonal) LED backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology, 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution at 264 ppi, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating (Value $329.00)

3rd PRIZE: Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker (Triple Black) Bundle including Charging Cradle, which delivers 360 consistent sound with deep base, wireless, water-resistant, with a rechargeable battery that plays up to 12 hours. (Value $199.99)

4th PRIZE: $75.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE redeemable at Newbury Place, 41 Oak Tree Road, Southbury, CT

Total of four prizes to be awarded.

Prizes not redeemable for cash and excludes alcoholic beverages.

Learn more:

UCC Southbury, 283 Main Street North, Southbury

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Community Showcase on November 14

Community Showcase on November 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Southbury Senior Center, 561 Main Street South

Local businesses and vendors will showcase their goods and services. You will have a chance to do a little holiday shopping, purchase raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes, make a wreath for the festival of wreaths, and more! Hot dogs, chili, sandwiches, and chips and baking goods will be offered for sale with proceeds going toward future programming at the Southbury Senior Center. There is no admission fee; this event is open to the public.

Learn more here.


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Town of Southbury to Honor Veterans on November 11

Southbury Veterans Day Celebration 11/11/2018 | 11:00am

November 11, 2018 is the 100th (Centennial) anniversary of Armistice Day commemorating the end of WWI. We now call it "Veterans Day" in recognition of ALL who served in our nation’s military services from 1776 to today.

VFW Post 1607 and American Legion Posts 204 and 147 join together on this day of recognition and celebration at the Veterans Memorial Green.

All attending should assemble at the Memorial Green on Sunday, November 11, 2018, no later than 10:45 am.


]]> (Town of Southbury) Neighbors Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:34:41 -0500
Southbury Library Talks Buying A New Computer on November 16

Buying a Computer? Friday, November 16 from 1-3pm in Kingsley

Are you interested in purchasing a new computer? We will discuss many aspects of making your purchase, including What type of computer might best suit your needs (desktop vs. laptop, Windows vs. MAC vs. Chromebook, convertible, etc.)? What hardware features are important (RAM, processor, hard drive, optical drive, touchscreen, etc.)?  What about security software, productivity software, and extended warranties? Where should I make my purchase and how much should I expect to spend?

So come with plenty of questions to this worthwhile presentation!  The information that you gain will help you feel more comfortable with making your purchase.

Mike Ingber is the owner of Upward Business Systems, which has been in business since 1989 and provides expert, reliable, affordable computer consulting services to a large base of clients.  Clients include town halls, schools, non-profit agencies, small and medium businesses of all sorts, home users, and senior citizens.  Mike received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University.  

For more information or to register call the library 
at 203-262-0626 ext. 130. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

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November Computer Classes at Southbury Library

Computer Classes in November at Southbury Library

Basic Internet Skills: 
Saturday, November 10 from 1-3pm

Internet Browsers let us access and enjoy all of the content and information available on the Internet.  Join us and learn about using the most popular Internet Browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) to get around the Internet.  We will discuss useful browsing techniques and shortcuts, searching for information, using Browser tabs, adding Bookmarks, setting a home page, staying safe, as well as additional topics.  Join us and begin getting more out of your browser!

Basic Microsoft Excel:
Thursday, November 29 from 2-4pm

Microsoft Excel is the most popular Spreadsheet used by all types of users, including businesses, schools, and home users.  Spreadsheets are an ideal solution when you have information that is organized as rows and columns of data.  In this class, we will cover the basics and essentials of using Excel.  Topics will include: how to use and design a spreadsheet, navigating around a spreadsheet, working with textual information, formatting your spreadsheet, and much more.  Join us, and begin to explore the power of using Microsoft Excel! 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel:
Friday, November 30 from 2-4pm

This class picks up where the Basic Excel class leaves off, so some knowledge of Excel is helpful.  Topics will include: working with numeric data, using formulas to do simple calculations, using Excel's versatile built-in functions, and more.  Join us, and continue to explore the power and versatility of Microsoft Excel! 

Mike Ingber is the owner of Upward Business Systems, which has been in business since 1989 and provides expert, reliable, affordable computer consulting services to a large base of clients.  Clients include town halls, schools, non-profit agencies, small and medium businesses of all sorts, home users, and senior citizens.  Mike received an M.S. Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University.  

All classes will take place in the Kingsley B room.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  For more information or to register call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130. 
Space is limited to 10 participants. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

]]> (Southbury Public Library) Events Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:59:36 -0500
Acts 4 Ministry Receives Grant From Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury graciously accepted a generous $1,500 grant from Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation toward the non-profit organization’s 2018 Sleep Well fundraising campaign.

The non-denominational Acts 4 Ministry supports the needs of families and individuals in financial distress, or who have lost their home and possessions to fire, floor or other unexpected life circumstances. Since the 2015 inception of their Sleep Well fundraising campaign, Acts 4 Ministry has provided more than 1,000 new bed sets to local area families, including more than 250 sets to children in 2017 as part of a special grant partnership with the Elisha Leavenworth Foundation. Pictured presenting the grant to Acts 4 Executive Director, Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta (right), is Thomaston Savings Bank AVP, Small Business Commercial Lender, Patricia Clemente.                                                                              

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Southbury Voters Can Register on Election Day

Southbury voters can register on Election Day at Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main St South, Room 208 

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reminded eligible but unregistered voters that they can register and vote on Election Day, at the Election Day Registration location in their town.

A full list of The Election Day Registration locations can be found at

Click here to find out if you are registered to vote.

“It is not too late to register to vote if you haven’t yet registered,” said Merrill. “Connecticut has Election Day Registration, so you are able to register and vote on Election Day at the EDR location in your town. My office and the dedicated local election officials throughout the state won’t rest until every eligible voter registers and every registered voter votes.”

Please note that Election Day Registration voters must be registered to vote by 8:00pm in order to vote (not in line to register by 8:00pm), so voters should go to the Election Day Registration location in their towns as early as possible. Any voter who has not registered by 8:00pm will not be able to vote.

More information on Election Day Registration can be found at

In order to register on Election Day, a potential voter must provide their birth certificate, driver's license, passport, or Social Security card, or in the case of college and university students a current photo identification issued by their higher education institution. If the potential voter’s identification does not also include proof of their residential address, he or she must also submit another form of identification showing their residential address in the municipality. The additional identification may include, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle learner's permit, a utility bill due no later than 30 days after the election, for a college or university student a current college or university registration or fee statement, a lease, a library card with residential address, a paycheck, a property tax bill, naturalization documents, or other satisfactory proof of residence.
Eligibility requirements can be found here.

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HomeCare by RVNA Job Fair and Open House on November 15 and 16

HomeCare by RVNA is hosting a Job Fair and Open House on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 from 8:30am – 7:00pm at RVNA.  All Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides are invited to stop by, learn about RVNA, complete an application, and meet our team.

HomeCare by RVNA is the agency’s non-medical service line, offering live-in and hourly caregivers to help clients with household tasks and personal care.  As HomeCare by RVNA grows, our need for excellent and committed caregivers grows as well.

If you are a reliable, motivated, and interested CNA or HHA, please come on by and spread the word.

RVNA is located at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield CT 06877.  203-438-5555.

Visit the RVNA Employment page for other open positions.

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Southbury Sample Ballot Available Online

Every Vote Counts, Southbury.

Election Day 2018 is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th.   Polls in Connecticut are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m, but please check with your local polling place to confirm.

Southbury residents can view a Sample Ballot HERE.

Not sure where to vote? Find your poll on CT Secretary of State website HERE.
Are you a voter with a disability? View your rights HERE.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Click HERE to find out.

If you’re NOT registered to vote, Connecticut offers Election Day Registration. To register in person, you will need to supply proof of identity and residence. Contact your local registrars of voters for information about location, hours of operation, and acceptable forms of identification.


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Importanat Voting Information for Southbury Residents

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, Southbury residents will hit the poles to vote in the State Election. Here is some important voting information:

  • Election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative and Judge of Probate.
  • Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
  • Election hours: 6AM - 8PM.

Polling Locations:

The Town of Southbury has three polling locations:
  • Voting District #1, Firehouse, 461 Main Street South
  • Voting District #2, Public Library, 100 Poverty Road
  • Voting District #3, Senior Center/Parks & Rec Building, 561 Main Street South

Voters will vote at their assigned district polling sites. Click here to find your voting district and a polling location.


Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • October 30: Deadline to Register IN PERSON, BY MAIL and ONLINE.
    Hand delivered registrations must be received by the registrars by this date and mailedregistrations must be postmarked by this date. To register online go to Connecticut Online Voters Registration.
  • November 5: Limited Registration Session.
    Last day to register if you have become 18 years of age, become a citizen, are servicemen discharged within the past year or moved to Southbury since October 31. The office will be open until 5:00pm.
  • November 6: Election Day Registration.
    This is available to those who are a U.S. citizens, 18 years of age and a bona fide resident of the municipality. Identification is required - the voter must prove their identity and residence. For the greatest convenience electors are encouraged to register by the appropriate deadlines whenever possible. Election Day voter registration will take place at Southbury Town Hall in room 201. ELECTORS MUST COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS BY 8:00 PM. All same day applicants MUST cast the ballot immediately after registration.

Additional Information:

  • Voters must provided identification to vote at the polling place. Acceptable forms of identification include: a driver's license or other photo ID; U.S Passport; a pre-printed form of ID, like a tax bill or utility bill, pay stub or bank statement; Social Security card or other government document that shows your name and address; a document that shows your name and signature (i.e. a credit card).

Click to view this information on the Town website.

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"I Want to Act" at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury Tomorrow

Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury presents: I Want To Act on Saturday, November 3 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acting is playing. Theater games introduce children how much fun it can be to act in front of people, tell stories, and make them laugh. Come to the Minor Memorial Library and Act! 

Learn more here.

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Southbury, It’s Turn Back the Hands of Time Weekend!

This is a friendly reminder if your plans this Sunday require you to be on time: Daylight Saving Time comes to a close on Sunday, November 4 at 2 a.m.

That's when most of the United States "fall back," turning clocks to 1:00 a.m.
The federal government doesn't mandate all country's states and commonwealths observe DST, so there are several places that don't participate in DST:

  • Hawaii
  • Arizona
  • Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • Virgin Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Marianas Islands

The lost time of DST means an extra 60 minutes of light in the evening, at the price of the loss of morning light for early risers.
Benjamin Franklin, aka, the 'early to be, early to rise' guy, came up with the idea of daylight saving, back in 1784.

Local fire departments recommend that residents take a moment to change smoke detector batteries this weekend. The twice-a-year time change is a convenient tie-in with the recommendation that batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms be replaced every six months.
National Geographic documents some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in the article titled Why do we have daylight saving time? 100 years of history.

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10 Tips to Manage Stress November 13 at Southbury Public Library

10 Tips to Manage Stress on Tuesday, November 13 in the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library

Grades K-3    4:30-5:30pm
Grades 4-8  6-7pm

Children, parents, educators, and caregivers are invited to join us for a presentation by Dr. Wendy Hurwitz. Stress happens to all of us. Why can two people be in the same situation and respond to stress differently? Can going through stressful times without stress be a learned skill? Learn the difference between good stress, bad stress, and how stress impacts the body. Learn techniques to minimize stress and maximize vitality. 

About Dr. Hurwitz: A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Hurwitz in a nationally recognized expert on stress and in the field of Mind/Body Medicine and Energy Medicine. She is a teacher and published author. Dr. Hurwitz translates the latest and most sophisticated scientific research on stress and energy into practical, easy-to-use techniques people can use to maintain and enhance vitality even under the most trying circumstances. Dr. Hurwitz has provided training for AT&T, Unilever, the FDNY, and has been an invited guest speaker at the United Nations. 

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required at 203-262-0626 x. 3.

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Southbury Road Work Alert: Georges Hill Road

Town of Southbury will be paving Georges Hill Road today, Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd (weather dependent) and Monday, November 5th, 2018.

Please seek an alternate route if possible.

Please note - schedules subject to change due to weather conditions.

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