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#83: Little Pub

By Amanda Bloom

  Little Pub (an advertiser on The Mercurial) is just as it sounds – it is both little and a pub.   If you’ve never been, you’ve probably heard about it.  The Pub is known for standout food, featuring items such as mini osso bucco,… Read more »

#82: The Octagon House

Mercurial Staff

from Wikipedia   The Octagon House, in Danbury, Connecticut, United States, is located on Spring Street. It is considered the best octagon house of the 12 that survive in Connecticut. In 1973 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places to avert its demolition in urban renewal.   It is… Read more »

#81: La Zingara’s Brunch

Amanda Bloom

  La Zingara in Bethel, Connecticut is a highly regarded Italian restaurant serving up traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist.  The restaurant ranks high with Zagat, and owners Thomas Giudice and Lisa Tassone were invited as guest chefs to the James Beard House in New York City last… Read more »

#80: The Doors Played at Danbury High School

Amanda Bloom

    The Doors performed at Danbury High School before their big break on Wednesday, October 11, 1967. From YouTube user Rutazurra:   “This show is primarily attended by nearby college students from Western Connecticut State College and locals of Danbury. Prior to the show,… Read more »

#79: CT Beer Week

Mercurial Staff

  The Connecticut beer industry is proud to launch the state’s “Brew & Buy Local” campaign, a joint effort among brewers, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants to support local industries. The campaign will officially launch during CT Beer Week,  May 11 through 18. This weeklong, statewide event was… Read more »

#78: CT Farm Fresh Express

Ehris Urban

  CT Farm Fresh Express is an organization that delivers fresh and primarily organic products directly from local farms or producers to your home or restaurant, year-round.  They carry everything from fruit and vegetables to fair trade coffee, chocolate chip cookies, raw milk in glass… Read more »

#76: Take One Cheerleading Academy

The Mercurial Gallery

  Take One Cheerleading Acadamy, located  at 36 Kenosia Avenue in Danbury, Connecticut, is owned and operated by coach Amy Pendergast and her daughter Becky. The gym offers a variety of services, from competitive cheer teams for ages three to 18, tumbling classes for all… Read more »

#75: Local Female Tech & Science Leaders

Mercurial Staff

  Nine women from across Connecticut were honored for their innovation and leadership during the ninth annual Women of Innovation awards dinner this month at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.   The Connecticut Technology Council held the awards program to recognize women in the… Read more »

#74: Pepe’s Pizza

Simply Local CT

  We took a little trip to New Haven yesterday, and while we were there, we decided to take a walk down Wooster Street, which is at the heart of New Haven’s Italian-American community. Having only a little bit of time, we figured we could… Read more »

#73: The Edmond Town Hall Theater

Ehris Urban

  I’ve been seeing movies at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Connecticut for as long as I can remember.  It’s the place where my brother, at six weeks old, saw his first movie, Bear, in 1990.  For my sixth grade birthday party, a bunch… Read more »

#72: The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

The Mercurial Gallery

  Oh how far the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center has come in the two years she’s been in existence. Known as “The Kate” and located on Main Street in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, there have already been more than 400 shows at the venue under the leadership… Read more »

#71: The Danbury Music Centre

Amanda Bloom

  The Danbury Music Centre, located in a beautiful brick building at 256 Main Street in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, is a non-profit organization that has been celebrating local music of all genres since 1935.  The Centre was founded by composer and teacher Donald Tweedy and… Read more »

#70: The Apple Barrel at Lyman Orchards

Simply Local CT

  When we walked into the Apple Barrel, which is the name Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut has given its storefront, we were immediately struck by the sheer amount of items offered and how many customers were filling the place, even on a Thursday afternoon…. Read more »

#58: The Piano (Formerly) at Molten Java

Amanda Bloom

Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose of York have played it!     Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose of York have played it!  Probably not this particular Minipiano, but you never know.  Two quaint little blocks… Read more »

#55: An Artistic Revitalization?

Amanda Bloom

A handful of galleries have been cropping up in and around Danbury lately, and there are murmurs of more of the same in 2012.     A handful of galleries have been cropping up in and around Danbury lately, and there are murmurs of more… Read more »

#52: The Vending Machine at Mac’s Quick Lube

Amanda Bloom

Next time you need an oil change, visit Mac’s Quick Lube, & Repair, located at 3A Newtown Road in Danbury, and check out their vintage vending machine.       Next time you need an oil change, visit Mac’s Quick Lube, & Repair, located at… Read more »

#51: Mayor Mark Boughton

Amanda Bloom

Danbury likes Mark Boughton – he was reelected to serve his sixth term as Mayor this past Election Day with more than 71% of the vote.     Danbury likes Mark Boughton – he was reelected to serve his sixth term as Mayor this past… Read more »

#50: Newtown Christian Church

Amanda Bloom

There’s a little church with a lot of attitude on Route 302 in Newtown, Connecticut.     There’s a little church with a lot of attitude on Route 302 in Newtown, Connecticut.  Newtown Christian Church is always coming up with little witticisms for to encourage… Read more »

#49: The Charity of Greater Danbury

Amanda Bloom

Greater Danbury is teeming with generous folk who know how to support a good cause by providing a good time.     GREATER DANBURY is teeming with generous folk who know how to support a good cause by providing a good time.  Here’s a list… Read more »

#46: 33 Crosby Street

Amanda Bloom

You can’t help but be hopeful about Danbury’s revitalization when you look at the transformation that’s occurred at 33 Crosby Street.     You can’t help but be hopeful about Danbury’s revitalization when you look at the transformation that’s occurred at 33 Crosby Street.  What… Read more »

#45: The Proximity to New York City

Amanda Bloom

There are many great things about Greater Danbury – one of them being how close it is to one of the greatest cities in the world: New York.     There are many great things about Greater Danbury – one of them being how close… Read more »

#44: The Air-Conditioned Corridor

Amanda Bloom

Is your car’s air conditioner broken? Fret not. Roll down the windows and take a cruise down Connecticut’s Route 133.     Is your car’s air conditioner broken? Fret not. Roll down the windows and take a cruise down Connecticut’s Route 133. For the first… Read more »

#42: Ed’s Cigar Box

Amanda Bloom

There’s not much going on in the way of coffee on Main Street in Danbury, but you can always get a good cup at Ed’s Cigar Box, located at 279 Main.  Along with many other things…     There’s not much going on in the… Read more »

#40: Library Place

Amanda Bloom

Danbury’s Library Place, home to The Mercurial and The Mercurial Collective art gallery, is a lovely little street connecting Main Street and Terrace Place at an angle of about 35°.     Danbury’s Library Place, home to The Mercurial and The Mercurial Collective art gallery,… Read more »

#39: Elmwood Park

Amanda Bloom

Elmwood Park, a lush jet of land in the middle of Main Street, is Danbury’s equivalent to the New York City’s Central Park.     Elmwood Park, a lush jet of land in the middle of Main Street, is Danbury’s equivalent to the New York… Read more »