Behind the Newbury Village roads and buildings there is a place to leave the hustle of the world behind. A peaceful walk through the quiet woods along the Still River is an option in any season. This is an excellent place for a mental health break enjoyed by one residents shown. Another is taking the picture.
The riverwalk at Newbury Village is maintained rustically. But the grass is mowed and the area is treated for ticks. Logs from a felled tree were placed by someone properly distanced. It is like the logs knew how to place themselves.
The eastern boundary of Newbury Village is the Still River.
As part of the celebration, Brookfield Fire Department were on our roads to contribute with noise! We joined our Fire Fighters and our neighbors and create some noise Saturday, April 25, for five+ minutes starting at 7 p.m. Residents gathered outside, grabbed bells, pots and pans, bells, whistles and voices to celebrate Brookfield!
The purpose was to give thanks to our:
Healthcare workers in hospitals and medical offices;
Firefighters keeping us safe, and bringing smiles to those celebrating birthdays as they drive by our homes with sirens blaring and lights flashing;
Police Department making sure we are safe and sound;
EMT’s on constant call to take our loved ones to get care;
Teachers virtually educating our children, and creating a parade to wave to their students;
Students working hard studying virtually;
Food handlers at grocery stores and restaurants
Neighbors sewing facemasks or assembling 3D parts for medical equipment;
Food Bank volunteers making sure everyone has food and home supplies;
Neighbors donating to the Brookfield Recovers Together special fund helping those affected by the virus;
Local businesses sharing their PPE masks and gowns to those on the front line;
Neighbors who are staying home to help keep us all safe and healthy.
The Winter of 2019-2020 seems to have passed us by. It’s been feast or famine when it comes to snowfall across the Northeast this winter. A snow drought has gripped coastal areas. There has been very little snow and relatively warm. So the picture this winter is a sunset on the Newbury Village Riverwalk. That Riverwalk is good for a mental health break.
Thousands of spectators and hundreds of vehicles filled Rogers Park for the inaugural War Memorial Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Labor Day weekend. The event attracted participants from all over the northeast, with 21 different categories of vehicles on display, including the Danbury Fire Department.
Less than a mile from Newbury Village a block party is held at a blocked off road with local vendors. This happens every June and is very popular. This year the weather cooperated with sights, sounds and smells of exhibitors.