Posts Categorized: Top Stories

The Mercurial Is…For Sale!

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  That’s right.   After over four years of managing, writing, selling, marketing, etc. etc. The Mercurial, I, your humble editor/co-curator/ad rep/toilet cleaner, am moving on to a freelance writing career.   The magazine is for sale, so if you have a vision for The… Read more »

Tasty, Tasty Danbury

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    “Taste it and you will get a desire for it.” –Irish proverb   The Taste of Greater Danbury, attracting upwards of 20,000 people over two days, is one of CityCenter Danbury’s highly anticipated annual events, and why not? It offers a world map… Read more »

State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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  The State Mosquito Management Program has announced that mosquitoes trapped in Hampton on August 26 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE). These results represent the first EEE-positive mosquitoes identified in Hampton by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year.  … Read more »

Owen Eagen Selected as Chair of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission

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  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he selected Owen P. Eagan of West Hartford to serve as chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC), the state body responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the state’s Freedom of Information Act,… Read more »

Pickled Dreams

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  In a small gravel lot just parallel to busy Route 7, the sound of rushing traffic breaks like waves upon the white tents standing under the mellow heat of the afternoon sun.   The lot belongs to the Wilton, Connecticut Historical Society, which is… Read more »

Photos: Jamison Odone’s ‘Strange Little Books’ & Our Singer-Songwriter Showcase

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all photos by Amanda Bloom   For ‘Strange Little Books,’ Jamison Odone’s exhibition at The Mercurial, Odone conceived and created a whimsical installation displaying the original watercolor and ink paintings from his most recent book, Mole Had Everything, across the three gallery walls in seven yarn-and-nail,… Read more »

Artist Talk: Jamison Odone

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Audio recorded by Alec Jordan   As a part of The Mercurial Gallery’s ‘Strange Little Books’ exhibition, on display through August 16, the gallery held an artist talk with featured artist Jamison Odone, a children’s book author and illustrator, on August 1. For ‘Strange Little Books,’ Odone conceived… Read more »

Digital Gallery: Todd Smith – New York City Street Portraits in Medium Format, 1967-1977

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  See these photographs and more of Smith’s work at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel, Connecticut, through August.  The Pizzeria is located at 291 Greenwood Avenue.   [Pizzeria Lauretano is an advertiser on The Mercurial.]   For more information, visit pizzerialauretano.com.     “I was born… Read more »

Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

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  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.   The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate Boughton in Potential GOP Gubernatorial Primary

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  Political tongues have been wagging lately with the entry of state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s into the 2014 race for the Republican nomination for Governor; an interestingly harsh piece was written by former state Capitol reporter Greg Hladky, and there’s been a silly “No, you’re being coy” back and forth… Read more »

Bethel a Burgeoning Beer Town

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photos by Alec Jordan   Bethel, Connecticut’s first annual Beer Fest went off without a hitch last Friday night. [The Bethel Chamber of Commerce advertised Beer Fest on the Mercurial.]  The event, which marked the start of Bethel’s weekend-long Summer Fest, sold out at 1pm… Read more »

Call to Photographers: Outdoor “DisH” Exhibit in Danbury

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  The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), invites photographers to participate in the  2013 DisH Photography Exhibition, an outdoor exhibit in downtown Danbury.   Sponsored by HARTransit, this exhibit’s theme is The DisH––Downtown is Happening…. Read more »

The 7th Annual M.S. Benefit

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  The 7th Annual M.S. Benefit is back at Fast Eddie’s in New Milford, Connecticut this Saturday, July 13.  The festivities start at 2pm and go all night long, featuring raffles, food, and a whole lot of music.   This year, hosts Jeff Goresen and… Read more »

Danbury Tech Company Launches RapidRecovery Data Protection

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  Danbury, Connecticut’s Virtual Density, one of New York and Connecticut’s most experienced providers of cloud-based on and off-site data backup, disaster recovery, and intelligent business continuity solutions, has announced their offering of RapidRecovery, an IT data recovery solution.   “This is the first on… Read more »

California Woman Wins Homebrewer of the Year in World’s Largest Beer Competition

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  More than 3,400 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference this weekend at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  The Conference was presented the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and attendees attended seminars, bonded over brews, and had their beers judged in the… Read more »

JW’s Milford Asian Extravaganza

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  Milford, Connecticut is overflowing with Asian cuisine. For such a tiny town, there’s some version of a Chinese/Japanese/Thai place every half mile, to the point where it’s starting to get weird. For this piece I’m just centering on one immediate area: the JW-carved out… Read more »