Queen Bee & Company

Wonder just who is running this site? Meet the Queen Bee, local editor and founder of Bethel Buzz, Wendy Mitchell.

I am a writer, teacher, musician, wife, and mother of three talented children.  Born in Milford and raised in Bethel and Newtown, I now call Bethel my permanent home. I graduated from Newtown High School in 1987 and attended Bethel High School from 1983-1986.

In addition to owning and editing Bethel & New Fairfield-Sherman Buzz, I own and operate Ultra Violet Puppets, a children’s entertainment company. I also teach youth theater classes that builds children’s self-esteem and teaches kids to use their talents to help those in our community through food drives, fundraisers and free shows at nursing homes. I studied English Literature at Ellis College and Early Childhood Education at Post University while earning my Head Teacher’s Certification through the State of Connecticut in 2008.

My career in writing began when I volunteered as a youth mentor at a local church for 10 years, writing and directing original skits and dramas that were performed for inner-city teens.  Encouraged by my peers to continue writing, I did just that and began sending out clips to local newspapers and websites. I wrote for an online news site for a year-and-a-half before launching my own website on June 6, 2011.

I live, work, eat, shop, play right here in town. My kids go to school here and we are very involved members of our community.  I’m passionate about keeping Bethel a quintessential small New England destination spot and preserving our downtown and Stony Hill shopping areas. Bethel Buzz supports that mission as well. I support my local businesses on a regular basis and encourage you to do the same.

Bethel Buzz is not just an ordinary news site. We are 100% committed to giving small businesses, charities, groups and organizations a voice and a presence on the web.

If you would like to be a contributor for Bethel Buzz, please email Wendy at ctbuzznews@gmail.com.

Here’s What Bethel Buzz’s Loyal Readers Are Saying—

Dan Carter, State Representative, 2nd Assembly District

“The Bethel Buzz is more than an online news source. The Buzz is the link to the events and stories that bring our community together!”

Kathleen O’Connor Aiello, Bethel Women’s Club

“I really enjoy the Bethel Buzz. During Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm with no power and no phone service at my house, I depended on taking my iPhone a few miles down the road and being able to find out through the postings on Bethel Buzz what was happening in Bethel. I really felt like it was a lifeline keeping me updated with what I needed to know regarding road closures and all other pertinent information relevant to Bethel.”

Kevin Cleary, Former Bethel Selectman

“The Buzz always gives an unbiased account on a local event. I enjoy knowing that when I read an article in The Buzz, I get the whole story. Thank You Buzz for giving me a venue to keep it touch with what is going on in town.”

Wendy Cahill, Owner, Molten Java

“I rely on Bethel Buzz for up to date events postings and to provide event info for my business!”

Dan Gaita, Owner, Private Studio Fitness ‎

Wendy Mitchell, I want to thank you for all of the efforts you put into improving our community. From providing the fantastic and free shows for the kids this summer to providing Bethel with another unbiased outlet for information online, to your endless and optimistic enthusiasm with your latest venture. Keep up the good work and thanks again for all of your volunteer contributions to our community.”

Terry Curry Laslo, Wingcat Web Design

“I’m on the Newtown / Bethel line and got connected to the Bethel Buzz through the Stony Hill Four Corners Association. I love it for the articles on what’s happening and local events… including keeping me out of a major traffic jam on 84 the other day! I avoided it and got to my important meeting on time!

Irene Haynes Sondern Dailey

“Bethel Buzz is a great service to the Bethel resident. It helps keep people informed of not only what events that are going on in town but also any accidents, traffic, weather reports for inclement weather. As a former resident of 25+ years Ii still read Bethel Buzz daily and actually every time I am online.  I still love to know what’s going on and Wendy does a darn good job at it!

Heidi Granacker Haick

“Bethel Buzz gives accurate information, understands problems and is committed to the people of Bethel and their well-being. I love the Bethel Buzz and thank you for being so on top of everything in Bethel. Thanks for all of your help during the storm, you were a lifesaver!”

Stacey Dahill Connors

“I love this town and love that Bethel Buzz does, too. With just a glance at the Bethel Buzz website, you can see that this is run by someone who truly cares about Bethel and wants to help its businesses and community grow.

Weather it’s on BethelBuzzNews.com, Facebook or Twitter, it’s the first place I look for the happenings and news in Bethel. I am so glad that Wendy has taken the time and put the effort and heart into making Bethel Buzz a wonderful resource for our community.

Kathleen Burgess

“My first real exposure and appreciation for the Bethel Buzz came during the October snowstorm. Frequent updates on the power restoration, school open/close status and use of the Municipal Center were really helpful. I found myself checking my phone daily for what the Bethel Buzz had to say!

I still like to read what The Bethel Buzz has to report on a daily basis from community events to school activities. Thank you for keeping me informed!!”

Lisa Basso

“Bethel Buzz is my eyes and ears into Bethel. I find their Facebook posts to be very helpful and informative from posting information about fun events happening in the area to important news updates from and about the town of Bethel and area towns. If you are not a fan of “Bethel Buzz’s”FB Page yet, I recommend you check it out!”

Lindsay Kaye

I adore reading Bethel Buzz to see what’s actually going on in Bethel. The website really goes out of its way to stay current with what events are going on in the area both large and small. Typically, I’ve only heard about the really small and interesting events via word of mouth, which is always hit or miss, so I appreciate the time that’s taken to get the word out.

For an advertising rate sheet please contact Wendy at:  ctbuzznews@gmail.com 

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