BULLETIN BOARD Dog wash day will aid animal shelter BROOKFIELD -- A Paw Print grooming salon will have Dog Wash Day on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the New Milford Animal Welfare shelter. The cost for grooming that day is $15 for small breed dogs (less than 20 pounds); $20 for 20 to 40 pound animals; $30 for 50 to 100 pounds, and $40 for giant breeds. Add $10 for double coats. Nail clipping will be offered for $5. Dogs will be washed and damp-dried, so bring a towel for the car seat. Matted and aggressive dogs will be declined. Valid rabies or town license is a must. Appointments are required; call 203-775-6942. A Paw Print is at 847 Federal Road. More for youNewsA 9/11 exhibit at Brookfield Museum honors 152... "This is a major fundraiser for the shelter and the money is going to be used to pay for care of the animals, food, vet bills and maintaining the building," said Renee Gardner, the director of the non-profit shelter. The animals at the shelter have come there under many different circumstances. "We have a cat whose leg was broken and healed literally backwards. She was found by someone severely injured and brought here. She will remain here until she recuperates and is adopted," Gardner related. Another of the animals is a dog, a shiatsu who was rescued from a pound on Long Island from euthanasia, she said. "He is an older dog and he has poor eyesight but he's the happiest and healthiest little boy." Although there are instances where cats have lived at the shelter their entire lives and some dogs for up to two years, that is not typical or preferred, Gardner said. "They are all here until they can have a home." Forty dogs were groomed during this fundraiser last year and more than $1,000 was raised. Sherman resident Tricia Brady, who owns A Paw Print, donates her labor, supplies and time, and counts on friends; her daughter, Fiona; and Fiona's friends to volunteer. She's happy to do it, she said. "Quite a few of (the) animals (she grooms) are adopted, and I want to give back a little. Animal Welfare is just wonderful. They've been such a help to me, as well as others." Newcomers seeks new members The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Brookfield is inviting new members to join as the 2009-2010 planning is underway. Throughout the year there are programs and events for members and their families, as well as monthly social and special events, and special interest groups. The organization also provides services to the community by raising funds for student scholarships and non-profit groups within Brookfield. Whether new to the area or not, Brookfield residents are welcome to join. For more information, call Donna Horree at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class of 1978 to hold fundraiser The Brookfield High School Class of 1978 is sponsoring a fundraiser evening to raise funds to help support a classmate, Lisa Theriault, who is recovering from a recent debilitating medical condition. This event will be held at the Arion Singing Society in New Milford Aug. 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. A donation of $20 will be collected at the door. We will provide the entertainment, refreshments and even a silent auction! [Note: Beer and wine will be available at an additional charge. For more information contact Burt at email@example.com, Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jill at email@example.com. If you cannot attend and would like to make a monetary donation, contact Cathy firstname.lastname@example.org. 9/11 exhibit honors 152 Conn. victims The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will open a special exhibit honoring the 152 Connecticut victims who passed away during 9/11. The exhibit tells the story of how our state responded in thoughts and deeds in the aftermath of the tragedy. The award winning traveling exhibit, September 11, 2001: Connecticut Responds and Reflects was designed, built and is owned by the Connecticut Historical Society. Brookfield has been selected as the only venue in the state where it can be viewed in 2009. In addition to the existing display a special Brookfield section covers live testamonials from Brookfield residents who personally witnesses the events in lower Manhattan one who was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit, accounts of Brookfield firemen who were first responders arriving at ground zero assisting in the search and rescue efforts and images of touching messages and prayers for the victims and family members painted on the town's Grafitti Bridge. The exhibit is the largest and most dramatic we have ever had," according to Gene Roberts who handles public relations for the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society. It will run Aug. 22 to Oct 25 and will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the exhibit period. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Brookfield Museum and Historical Society is located at 165 Whisconier Road, which is at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center.