Southbury's HamletHub Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:52:00 -0400 Connecticut Pops at NVCC Announces Band is Recruiting for Musicians

The Connecticut Pops Concert Band, in residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College, has open seats for the following sections: percussion, trombone, baritone horn, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, and oboe.

The band is made up of local amateur players, music teachers, retired professionals, NVCC music students, all under the direction of Allan Dabkowski. Interested musicians should be of intermediate to advanced playing ability and able to commit to a regular rehearsal schedule from 7:15-9:30 on Tuesday evenings- August 27 to December 8, 2019- with one concert performance on December 8. The band rehearses on the Mainstage of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

There is parking and handicapped accessibility. The audition process is informal.  Prospective members are invited to the first three rehearsals of the season to play with the group and check out the “the fit.” Interested players are asked to attend rehearsal on either Aug. 27 or Sept. 3. You may contact Allan Dabkowski at 203-560-8871, or just show up at either of the two first rehearsals.

]]> (NVCC) Neighbors Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:26:57 -0400
Happening in Southbury: Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshop, Outdoor Concerts, Jewish Film Festival and More!

Town of Southbury Upcoming Events and Activities

Southbury Farmers' Market
8/22/2019 | 3:00-6:00pm

Every Thursday until October 10 with local vendors and cooking demonstrations. Organizer: Town of Southbury.

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Radio Waves Concert at the Gazebo
8/22/2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Southbury Green Summer Concert Series Music presents Radio Waves playing Top 40, retro dance hits and jazz. Organizer: Southbury Green.

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Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshop
8/27/2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Workshop about the State's invasive aquatic plants and the techniques needed to identify, prevent, and manage the problem. Organizer: Southbury Conservation Commission.

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The EcleKtics Concert at River Glen
8/28/2019 | 6:30pm

Outdoor Summer Night Concert with plays their own eclektic mix of music. Organizers: River Glen HCC.

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9/05/2019 - The Maxxtones Concert at the Gazebo

9/08/2019 - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

9/8-23/2019 - 7th Annual Jewish Film Festival

9/11/2019 - Music Lecture with John Tuohy

9/15/2019 - Flow To Fit Yoga Open House

9/17/2019 - 2 Week Lecture on The History of Art

9/18/2019 - Music in the Glen: A brief Journey through Irish Music & History

9/21/2019 - Southbury Energy Fair and Green Expo

9/21/2019 - Southbury Celebration

6/20/2019 - 9/5/2019 List of Summer Concerts in Southbury

View more future events: Upcoming Events Listing
Submit your event: Event Submission Form


Library's Calendar contains information about upcoming programs for adults, teens and children.


PDDH's Calendar contains upcoming and ongoing events for our district (e.g. Travel Vaccination Services, Weekly Vaccination Services, Free Blood Pressure Monitoring)


]]> (Town of Southbury) Events Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:44:39 -0400
5th Annual Step Up For The Brave Stair Climb Challenge Benefiting Homeless Veterans

Looking for a great workout? Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Step Up For The Brave Stair Climb Challenge. On Saturday September 14, participants will exercise for a cause, navigating a guided course in the Webster Bank Arena while raising critical funds for Connecticut’s homeless veterans.

The cost to register is just $35, which includes an event shirt, light breakfast, and a medal. The Climb starts at 9am and finished by 12pm. The event is open to those ages 8 and up, and everyone is encouraged to participate. Visit to sign-up today.

To add to the fun, prizes will be awarded to the top climbers in the following brackets: 15 and Under, Female 16-30, Male 16-30, Female 31-45, Male 31-45, Female 46 and Above, Male 46 and Above. Participants can join as individuals or in teams, and individuals who raise $100 or more are entered to win a grand prize. Webster Bank Arena is located at 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.

“This event is a great way to shake up your fitness routine while honoring male and female Veterans who need our help,” said Vince Santilli, CEO/Executive Director of ABRI/Homes for the Brave. “Register today, or donate to the event, to let homeless Veterans know that they are not alone, that we appreciate their sacrifices for our freedom.”

The 5th Annual Step Up For The Brave Stair Climb Challenge is the signature fundraiser for the Bridgeport-based nonprofit, Homes for the Brave. For nearly 20 years, the organization has been dedicated to providing safe housing, case management, life skills coaching and vocational services to homeless individuals, primarily Veterans. In January, they expanded to add mental health treatment to their offerings

A variety of high-profile sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For more information visit or contact Elizabeth Gorenbergh at or (203) 338-0669.

Homes for the Brave would like to thank our generous corporate sponsors: iHeartMedia, Webster Bank Arena, Haynes, Peter P. Monaco Marine Corps League Detachment 40, Knights of Columbus Park City Council #16, Liberty Print Company, Mutual Security Credit Union, Prudential, PSEG, Turner, Bernadette Baldino, BTX Global Logistics, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C., Fallen Heroes-Wilfredo Perez Jr. Memorial Fund, Newtown Savings Bank, People's United Bank, Pullman & Comley, Vazzy's-The Original, The Workplace, Deadlocked Escape Rooms, CT Community Bank, Knights of Columbus St. Catherine of Siena Council #5806.

]]> (Laura Roberts) Charities Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:41:01 -0400
Young Professionals Invited To Participate In Mini-Golf-Tourney Networking Reception Sept. 10

YPOWR-The Young Professionals of Waterbury Region, an organization that strives to engage and energize young professionals in the greater Waterbury region, will host its fifth annual Mini Golf Tournament on Tuesday, September 10th to present a unique and exciting networking opportunity for participants.

Event attendees will be able to enjoy a competitive round of mini-golf while networking on the beautiful 18-hole course at Hidden Valley Miniature Golf in Southington on September 10 from 4:45 to 8:00 PM. Following the tournament, a wrap-up networking reception will be held at the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol with food stations, signature drinks, and prizes.

YPOWR Director Cassie Michaels commented, “This program has grown into one of YPOWR’s most popular events, selling out the available foursomes each year. This annual outing provides a fun networking opportunity that offers something different than the typical after-work meetup. We find that our attendees connect much more when they’re participating in an engaging activity.”

Employers of young professionals are encouraged to consider a member of their staff or a foursome that they might like to send to represent their company at this popular event. Investing in the growth, leadership skills, and community involvement of staff members increases the individual’s and company’s impact and recognition locally.

In addition to attending the tournament or sending employees, companies can also support the event and connect with participants through sponsorship opportunities. There are several tee/green sponsorships still available for promotion on the course and at the evening reception.

The Mini Golf Palooza still has spots available for the tournament, and the $50 registration fee covers both play at the course and the reception.

Individuals who would like to attend the reception only to enjoy networking and refreshments, the registration fee is $35. 

For information on sponsorship or to register for the event and/or reception, contact YPOWR at the Waterbury Regional Chamber at 203-757-0701 or email

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell) Neighbors Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:05:54 -0400
The Great Southbury Bake Off on September 7

New to CT Arts & Eats, taking place Sept 7th at Stibb’s Field at the Southbury Training School, we are hosting a baking contest for local amateur bakers! Our culinary competition aims to find the most scrumptious and best-dressed pies in the Southbury area!

It’s time for amateur bakers to fire up their ovens and bring us their best, most original pie recipes! This year’s theme is “Pies Around the World.”

Applications can be found at Open to all, not just residents of Southbury. Entrants must be age 16 or over and the entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Dressed,”  “Most Scrumptious,” and “Crowd Favorite” (to be selected by event patrons).

Pies will be displayed at CT Arts & Eats on September 7th at Stibb's Field at the Southbury Training School. Proceeds from this event will benefit many charities in the community.

If you have any questions, please email us at, visit our Facebook page at “CT Arts & Eats,” or visit

On your mark, get set, BAKE!

]]> (Elizabeth) Neighbors Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:30:00 -0400
Blood Drives Near Southbury, Urgent Need Before Summer Ends

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free 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. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give through Aug. 29 with a $5 Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Southbury through August 31

Town Date Address
Southbury 8/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. River Glen Healthcare Center, 162 South Britain Road
Southbury 8/23/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sacred Heart Church of Southbury, 910 Main Street

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


]]> (Red Cross) Events Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:37:57 -0400
Pomperaug River Low-Flow Plan Action Second Level Reached

River flows in the Pomperaug River have hit the second trigger in the low-flow operations plan announced in June. As called for in the plan, The Heritage Village Water Company, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, and the Town of Southbury are asking residents in the Pomperaug River Basin to voluntarily reduce their water use because of low flows in the river.

This is the second of three possible action levels identified in the plan. Customers of the Heritage Village Water Company and private well owners are always encouraged to use water wisely. Now that the Water Conservation Desired action level has been reached, they are being asked to voluntarily conserve water. Private wells and public water supplies in the area draw water from the Pomperaug Aquifer, which can affect river flows.

The typical low-flow period for the Pomperaug occurs between July 1 and October 31st, and this is the kind of scenario that was envisioned when the low-flow operations plan was developed. The current river flow is 10.8 cubic feet per second (cfs), which is below the second trigger of 15 cfs. The final trigger, which would reinforce the desire for conservation, would be when the flows are less than 7 cfs.

In addition to these steps for customers, the stress on the Pomperaug River is further reduced as the water supply needs of the Towantic Energy Center, LLC, are being met with the water supply sources of Connecticut Water Company from supplies outside of the Pomperaug River Basin.

Heritage Village Water customers and private well owners can visit for water conservation tips. The current Pomperaug River status and Action Levels can be viewed online at

]]> (Town of Southbury) Life Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:30:09 -0400
Southbury Happenings: Author Visit, Music, Fundraiser and MORE!


Upcoming events, activities and fundraisers in Southbury

Kathy Thompson Band Concert at the Gazebo
8/15/2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Southbury Green Summer Concert Series Music presents Kathy Thompson Band playing old school funk, soul & R&B. Organizer: Southbury Green.

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Visiting Author at Arts Escape - Adele Annesi
8/15/2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Author Conversation with Adele Annesi at Arts Escape on Aug. 15th! Organizer: Arts Escape.

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Discovering Macro Photography
8/17/2019 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join professional photographer Sophie Zyla for a hands-on exploration of macro photography. Organizer: Audubon Bent of the River.

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Embrace Southbury - 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser for the Southbury Community Trust Fun
8/17/2019 | 1:00-5:00pm

Help Southbury non profits to thrive! Come to a party featuring a self-guided garden and house tour plus live music. Organizer: Southbury Community Trust Fund.

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Audubon Recycling Drive
8/21/2019 | 1:00-5:00pm

Recycling is easy when we do it for you, just drop it off! Organizer: Audubon Bent of the River.

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Willie & Jan Nininger Concert at River Glen
8/21/2019 | 6:30pm

Outdoor Summer Night Concert with Willie & Jan Nininger playing a wide variety of music including Country, Folk and Rock 'n Roll. Organizers: River Glen HCC.

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8/22/2019 - Radio Waves Concert at the Gazebo

8/27/2019 - Invasive Aquatic Plant Workshop

8/28/2019 - The EcleKtics Concert at River Glen

9/05/2019 - The Maxxtones Concert at the Gazebo

9/08/2019 - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

9/8-23/2019 - 7th Annual Jewish Film Festival

9/11/2019 - Music Lecture with John Tuohy

9/17/2019 - 2 Week Lecture on The History of Art

6/20/2019 - 9/5/2019 List of Summer Concerts in Southbury

View more future events: Upcoming Events Listing
Submit your event: Event Submission Form

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Ready, Set, Roll Class in Southbury this Saturday

American Red Cross Prepares Volunteers for Hurricane Season with Ready, Set, Roll Class!

The American Red Cross in Connecticut is hosting a hands-on training on Saturday, August 17 from 10 am to 2pm at the American Red Cross Southbury Office for current volunteers in preparation for a more active 2019 Hurricane Season. 

Last week, NOAA announced current weather patterns are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity. To prepare, the Red Cross will be hosting their Ready, Set, Roll course this Saturday, August 17 in Southbury, Connecticut to train current volunteers how to operate Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles. Emergency Response Vehicles are iconic vehicles for the Red Cross and can be seen during large disasters out in impacted communities delivering, food, supplies, comfort and hope to those in need.

The Ready, Set, Roll course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about and use a Red Cross emergency response vehicle and all related equipment. Participants will begin the day by learning in a classroom setting and will then receive a vehicle orientation and take a road test. This class is a unique way to highlight how the Red Cross prepares for Hurricane Season and learn how the community can join the Red Cross and become volunteers!

American Red Cross Southbury Office is located at  385 Main Street South, Suite 214 in Southbury.

]]> (American Red Cross) Life Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:05:15 -0400
Town of Southbury Accepting Applications for Library Secretary

The Town of Southbury is currently accepting applications for the position of the Library Secretary

Library Secretary

25 hrs. per week, Mon. – Fri.

Accountable for business and administrative services for the Head Librarian.

Maintains multiple budget accounts with multiple subcategories, monies spent/available throughout the fiscal year, including copies of invoices, assists with budget preparation; prepares excel sheets showing various invoices for each account.

Strong knowledge of computer software related to invoicing and budgets.

Ability to work effectively with the public.

Graduation from High School plus one-year business school or three to five years of related experience.

Salary determined by experience. Deadline for receiving applications is August 28, 2019. 

Applications are available online or at the First Selectman's office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury. ADA/EOE

Details are available on the Town of Southbury Employment Opportunities web page.

]]> (Town of Southbury) Neighbors Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:35:09 -0400
Many Connecticut Cities Ranked Highest for Number of Nonprofits

Southbury and other nearby cities data can be seen on the chart below.

The Bridgeport Region ranks 20th for the US regions with the highest concentrations of nonprofit organizations according to Governing Magazine.  The Bridgeport metro area has a total of 1,391 nonprofits, which translates to 14.7 per 10,000 population.

The number of nonprofits in towns near Southbury are:

City # of Charities Value of Assets
Beacon Falls, CT 21 $601,148
Botsford, CT 6 $355,982
Bridgewater, CT 23 $12,721,123
Hawleyville, CT 11 $772,471
Middlebury, CT 55 $137,291,359
Naugatuck, CT 118 $41,212,549
Newtown, CT 157 $197,072,160
Oxford, CT 44 $4,916,337
Roxbury, CT 23 $59,007,430
Sandy Hook, CT 56 $39,610,586
Saouthbury, CT 1 $1,033,297
Seymour, CT 65 $12,869,913
South Bury, CT 1 $0
Southbury, CT 99 $88,114,742
Union City, CT 3 $509,959
Waterburry, CT 1
Waterbury, CT 430 $842,239,840
Woodbury, CT 72 $24,251,404

The magazine studied all of the regions in the United States to try to determine why some regions have more charities than others, and they found some interesting results. "What we found was that the concentration of locally focused nonprofits doesn’t just vary from one part of the country to another -- it varies a lot. The top 10 metro areas on our list have more than twice the number of nonprofits per capita as all those in the bottom quarter."

Other regions in the top 20 according to Governor Magazine include:

Metro Area Nonprofits
Nonprofits Per 10k Pop
Barnstable Town, MA 517 24.2
Pittsfield, MA 286 22.6
Santa Fe, NM 285 19
Missoula, MT 219 18.4
Ithaca, NY 187 18.2
Springfield, IL 358 17.2
Trenton, NJ 634 17.1
Bismarck, ND 222 16.7
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 366 16.6
Madison, WI 1,094 16.6
Napa, CA 231 16.6
Boulder, CO 538 16.5
Duluth, MN-WI 447 16
Fairbanks, AK 157 15.9
Great Falls, MT 130 15.9
Glens Falls, NY 198 15.8
Jefferson City, MO 234 15.4
Portland-South Portland, ME 813 15.2
Anchorage, AK 595 14.9
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,391 14.7


Other Connecticut regions on the list include:

  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford with 1,576 nonprofits
  • New Haven-Milford with 1,082 nonprofits
  • Norwich-New London with 318 nonprofits

The governing analysis is based on data published by The National Center for Charitable Statistics.

]]> (Scott Schmidt) Charities Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:30:00 -0400
Young Professionals Invited To Happy Hour Fundraiser Aug. 21


 The Young Professionals of Waterbury Region (YPOWR), the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s development organization for young professionals in the region, will hold a Happy Hour event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Jesse Camille’s Restaurant in Naugatuck to support Jane Doe No More, the nonprofit organization that supports and empowers survivors of sexual assault.

The event is open to all young professionals in the region and will feature a cash bar and appetizers, for a suggested donation of $5. Raffle tickets also will be sold for prizes, with the proceeds to benefit both Jane Doe No More and YPOWR.

“Part of the mission for YPOWR is to provide young professionals in the region with opportunities to promote and support local nonprofit organizations,” said YPOWR Director Cassie Michaels, events coordinator for the Waterbury Regional Chamber. “This Happy Hour offers the chance to do that, while also offering opportunities to network, and to have some fun while doing it.”

Michaels added that YPOWR is grateful to Jesse Camille’s for serving as the Host Sponsor for the event.

Space is limited, so registration in advance is recommended. To register, call the Chamber at 203-7570701 or visit

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:40:26 -0400
7th Annual Jewish Film Festival in Southbury

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Jewish Film Festival will take place this September on the 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. Opening Night Reception will feature “The Wedding Plan”.  Join our Facebook Group to learn more about updates for this event here

The festival, a program of the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, was launched seven years ago and programming has featured Israeli films, Holocaust films, documentaries, comedies and more. The Festival has hosted a diverse number of speakers including directors, producers, Holocaust survivors, legislators, and news-makers to provide the richest experience for film-goers.

Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut's Executive Director, Jade Stoltz, notes that this festival will significantly expand upon past efforts and will include a wide variety of unique and stimulating films. Film Festival Director, Tom Carruthers, confirms that international films will be featured along with shorts and documentaries that will appeal to a broad audience.

The Festival prides its success on its solid foundation of cultural commitment to the community. JFFWCT aims to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

There will be an opening reception, interesting guest speakers, live entertainment and delicious snacks and concessions so be sure to visit the website at for film times and ticket information.

Volunteers are needed so check out for more information about how to get involved.

]]> (Jewish Federation of Western CT) Events Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:50:37 -0400
RVNA Health Source: What You Need To Know About Flip Flops

When you think of the scourges of summer, mosquitoes, ticks and dizzying heat are probably among the first annoyances that come to mind. 

But another health hazard that affects countless individuals during the warmer months are … drumroll, please… flip flops, according to Gigi Weiss, MSPT, RVNA’s Director of Rehabilitation Services. 

Flip flops are breezy and cool, so what makes them so dangerous? 

Explains Weiss: “Their appealing characteristics – lightweight, minimally structured, easy to slip in and out of – often lead to debilitating conditions, including back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis.” 

Your aching back 

For starters, says Weiss, many flip flops have thin soles and minimal arch support. “This can wreak havoc on your kinetic chain - the muscles, connective tissues, joints, bones and nerves that work together – and cause back or knee pain.” 

Heel and lower-leg pain 

Another threat unique to flip flops is that tiny thong that separates your big toe from the rest of its partners. While this design allows your feet plenty of room to breathe, it also means that the tendons in your toes need to work constantly to grip the bottom of your footwear. 

This, says Weiss, often leads to plantar fasciitis – a painful condition resulting from inflammation of the fibrous tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. 

Traveling a bit farther up the leg, another area where you might experience discomfort is in the Achilles tendon. This largest tendon in your body connects your calf to your heel bone, notes Weiss. “Flip flops that lack support and structure cause the Achilles tendon to strain in unnatural ways, particularly if you have low arches or flat feet.” 

What to do? 

Patients who visit RVNA Rehab with the conditions described above are generally prescribed a routine that includes biomechanical stretches to address the underlying symptoms, says Weiss. But, she adds, prevention is the best medicine. “If you must wear flip flops, purchase a pair with good orthotic support. And try to avoid wearing flip flops exclusively.”

]]> (Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA, President & CEO) Life Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:36:37 -0400
Michaels Jewelers Welcomes New Owners, Nine Store Remain Open

Michaels Jewelers in Connecticut has been purchased by 7C Diamonds, Inc. of Springfield, Mass. W. Mark Michaels, CEO of the fifth-generation family-owned Michaels Jewelers announced, “Our family-owned business is proud to announce we have reached a purchase agreement with our close family friend and highly-revered jewelry retail specialist Camile Hannoush, president of 7C Diamonds, Inc. based in Springfield, Mass.”

With ten retail stores statewide, Michaels Jewelers, based in Waterbury, is one of Connecticut’s leading retailers of diamonds and fine jewelry. The business was founded in 1885 by Abraham L. Michaels and has been managed most recently by fourth and fifth-generation family members.

“As I approach my impending retirement,” continued W. Mark Michaels, “we have chosen to sell our enterprise to another jewelry entrepreneur who will assure the continuation of our family’s legacy past our current fifth generation.”

DeAnna Syner, director of marketing for 7C Diamonds, Inc. stated, “Michaels Jewelers is a very secure, well-known and highly-valued brand. When Mark Michaels began making plans for his retirement, he spoke with 7C Diamonds, Inc. about his strong desire to carry the company’s legacy on for another four to five generations. Our team is highly honored to keep moving the Michaels brand forward to keep the well-established legacy prominently viable across Connecticut.

“Our 7C Diamonds, Inc. management team will very much welcome fourth-generation family member Mark Michaels as a revered supportive consultant as well as fifth-generation Michaels family member Lindsay Michaels-Gorski as a marketing strategies consultant and continue to be the ‘voice of the brand’.”

Michaels Jewelers stores are currently located in Danbury, Orange, Avon, Torrington, Bristol, and in well-known malls that include Westfarms, Manchester’s Buckland Hills, Westfield Trumbull, Westfield Meriden and Waterbury’s Brass Mill Center. “Nine of these stores,” assured Syner, “will remain open with their management and employee teams in place. We will repurpose and relocate the Torrington store inventory and staff to a yet-to-be-determined new store location, and on Friday, August 16, that store, at 80 Main Street, will begin to host a closing sale.”

Syner emphasized, “What is most important is that the well-established, highly-regarded values of the Michaels Jewelers brand will confidently continue.”

Michaels Jewelers reigns as the first jeweler in Connecticut to earn the titles of Certified Gemologist and Appraiser. It also possesses one of the largest group of jewelry and gems appraisal departments in their retail stores statewide and is one of the few AGS Accredited Gem Laboratories in Connecticut. The AGS offers the highest standards in the gem industry and Michaels Jewelers, one of the longest-standing members of the AGS, has been an active, leading and highly-awarded Society member since 1958.

For more information on all the Michaels Jewelers, visit

]]> (Barbara Branagan-Mitchell) Places Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:14:46 -0400