Amanda Bloom

Project Sends Fun Baskets to Children in Need

by Amanda Bloom The Western Connecticut Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is now taking commitments for their 14th annual Spring Buddy Basket Project, a charitable project that distributes springtime activity baskets to low income pre-school children.  The BVC has been joining forces with other local organizations… Read more »


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The Flood

Your photos from this week’s floods.     Lenny Hankins – Kent Falls, Kent   John Watson   Doug Calderone – Stevenson Dam Dave Bonan – Jensen’s Trailer Park, Danbury Chelsea Rivot – Federal Road, Danbury   Dave Bonan – Danbury Mall Parking Garage Matt… Read more »


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#30: The Winter Warriors

Let’s all take a moment and express some well-deserved gratitude to everyone involved in the area’s snow removal this winter.  Whether it’s the state’s plows, the city’s shovellers or the crew at your condo, they deserve a hearty thank you – along with a full-body massage,… Read more »


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A New Direction for Danbury

by Amanda Bloom ON DECEMBER 8, 2010, Danbury’s Main Street Renaissance Task Force released Downtown Danbury: Issues and Recommendations 2010, a comprehensive plan to revitalize downtown Danbury.  The Task Force was formed in 2008, and the report has been highly anticipated.   The Mercurial will… Read more »


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Something Awesome for the Gay Community

by Amanda Bloom “Something…something… awesome.” This is the feel Jaime Randle and Jes Bengston wanted to create when they were first brainstorming about starting “something” over the summer.  The two young women met while working at a restaurant, and both were itching to do something… Read more »


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#28: Al Robinson

Al Robinson, a.k.a. the Hat City Blogger, has been Danbury’s tireless watchdog for nearly six years.     Al Robinson, a.k.a. the Hat City Blogger, has been Danbury’s tireless watchdog for nearly six years.  He’s unafraid of making enemies, saying what he thinks or stating… Read more »


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FELA! Live From London

by Amanda Bloom IF YOU MISSED the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of FELA!,  you have a chance to see a broadcast of the musical live from London this Saturday, January 15 at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 2pm. The Quick… Read more »


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#26: Danbury Snow

There’s nothing like a few feet of snow to reinvent your surroundings.     There’s nothing like a few feet of snow to reinvent your surroundings.  Sure, this may apply to any town, but Danbury is a particularly special place in the snow. The old… Read more »


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What a Wunderful Class

by Amanda Bloom “In the mid-16th century, Wunderkammern, so-called cabinets of curiosity, began to appear in Europe. The objects contained in these sometimes beautiful collections included works of art, fossils, unusual biological specimens and reputedly mythological objects, such as horns of unicorns (later revealed to… Read more »


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#24: Mo Niklz

Danbury-based deejay Mo Niklz’s beats are straight from the heart.     Danbury-based deejay Mo Niklz’s beats are straight from the heart.  This man, real name Tristan Levy, is well-known for traveling to different states to support his fellow musicians without batting an eyelash.  He… Read more »


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It’s Chistmas at My House

by Amanda Bloom From The Mercurial’s Christmas archives, published on 12/24/10: MY FAMILY became Christmas lawn decorators about 10 years ago, after my stepdad, Ernie, saw a friend’s uncle’s house in Trumbull all lit up.  “Uncle Bob” had hundreds, literally, of tiny snowmen covering his… Read more »


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Soap, The Savior

by Amanda Bloom IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES and deter the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Western Connecticut State University’s Biology Club is conducting a soap drive through Friday, December 17.  The club’s Vice President, Amanda Castonguay, came up with the idea after learning from… Read more »


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