Joe Martorana of Howland Builders slathers mortar on a piece of cultured stone before affixing it to the Brookfield community events sign on the green in Brookfield Center. His work is part of the insurance-financed restoration of the sign, which was wiped out by a pickup Dec. 14. The new stone veneer matches the veneer of the Welcome to Brookfield sign at the other end of the green. The photos were taken Aug. 20.