Posts Categorized: Top Stories

A Tale of Two Beer Fests

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  Summer is a wonderful time for craft beer drinkers, not only because we get to go outside and drink our fine beverages, but also because it is the season for beer festivals.  Beer festivals, as mentioned in my previous article, are a great way to sample many… Read more »

Danbury Announces First Annual Citizens Government Academy

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  Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is inviting the public to participate in the first annual Danbury Citizens Government Academy. This eight-week academy allows individuals an opportunity to learn about city government through firsthand experience and gain exposure to the wide range of government services, functions… Read more »

Chris Thompson on Battle Stag Records and Its Summer Stampede

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This weekend, Danbury’s Heirloom Arts Theatre will host the innaugural Battle Stag Records Summer Stampede, a seven band festival that Chris Thompson, of Battle Stag and on-the-bill band Eastwood, hopes will defibrillate the city’s mercurial heart into action like a controlled blast of hardcore metallic slug reminding… Read more »

The Secret Life of Bees

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  A man was just sawing some logs when he encountered a yellow jacket nest.   A Mercurial Production, starring Nico Jordan.   “These species have a lance-like stinger with small barbs, and typically sting repeatedly,though occasionally the stinger becomes lodged and pulls free of… Read more »

The Microcosms are Upstairs

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  The Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance presents ‘Details’, a collection of prints and photographic works of imaginary and microscopic environments at Molten Java’s Upstairs Gallery in downtown Bethel, Connecticut.  Bethel resident and artist, Sarah Hutchinson, will be featured as part of the Cultural Alliance’s 2012 Accessible… Read more »

The Stage is Set: McMahon vs. Murphy, Roraback vs. Etsy

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  In the end, the dark cloud of federal investigations spelled doom for two candidates seeking their party’s nomination for hotly contested offices. In Connecticut’s 5th congressional district, state Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s campaign crashed and burned after months of news coverage about alleged wrongdoing… Read more »