JJ Stacks Reopening

JJ Stacks – Burgers And BeyondJJ Stacks is reopening on Monday, April 19th with even more burgers, breakfast selections, and family fun events. They have added 5 new burgers and a vegetarian option to their menu. Their Bobcat Blue Stacks promises to be a fan favorite – featuring special blend patties with bleu cheese, bacon and…

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Luxe Beauty Bar

TownAppeal is excited to welcome Luxe Beauty Bar to Brookfield. When you meet Vanessa Fernandez, the first thing that strikes you is her energy and passion for her business. Vanessa and her husband Hector, both Brookfield residents, rented 849 Federal Rd. right before Covid hit last year and spent the next few months completely gutting and rebuilding the location. …

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La Piazza Pizzeria And Restaurant

TownAppeal is thrilled to welcome La Piazza Pizzeria and Restaurant toBrookfield. The pizzeria opened on 1/28/21 in Brookfield Town Center. We caughtup with manager Francesco Bagala on 3/8/21. His love of food iscontagious. Franceso and his uncle have 40 years combined experience in therestaurant business. This is their 6th restaurant, including two in New York;…

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REGIONAL YMCA OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT RECOGNIZES UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC BROOKFIELD, CT, 03/22/2021

After a challenging year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greater Danbury community, the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut recognizes the generous support of United Way of Western Connecticut, which provided critical funding for Early Education and After School programs at the YMCA Children’s Center in Bethel, CT. This funding provided…

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How to Find Hiking Trails and Some of the Best Trails

Getting out of your normal routine and being in nature is special. It can bring the family together, cleanse the soul, and have you feeling that you have accomplished something that gives you a sense of well-being. It is nowadays quite easy to find information on the internet about great local hikes, but at times, the information you get is not what you want and need, even with all the digging around.

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“DAZZLE: A garden of Glass”

My friend and I took a trip to the Beardsley Zoo for their greenhouse exhibit, “DAZZLE: A garden of Glass,” which is showcasing 500 pieces of Peter Greenwood’s glass art daily through April 6th.

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It’s Maple Sugaring Time in Connecticut!

My friend and I ventured to Lamothe’s Sugar House in Burlington last week. They are the largest maple sugaring operation in CT, with over 5500 taps. We got to meet three of the friendly Lamothe cousins; Marie, Rob & Leonard, and they shared shots with us of all 4 grades of maple syrup sold in their farm store. They were all delicious; we found it hard to choose a favorite!

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Maple Sap Collection Team

Maple Sap Collection Team ;Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust in Woodbury was founded in 1963 by Natalie Van Vleck who was an artist, farmer, businesswoman, and environmentalist. Of the 7 preserves and sanctuaries that the Land Trust owns, the Van Vleck Farm property is considered the main teaching campus and it is where the majority of activities happen.

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