Wilton's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:58:19 -0500 HamletHub.com Pamby Motors is Hiring an Administrative Assistant http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46394-pamby-motors-is-hiring-an-administrative-assistant46394-pamby-motors-is-hiring-an-administrative-assistant http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46394-pamby-motors-is-hiring-an-administrative-assistant46394-pamby-motors-is-hiring-an-administrative-assistant

Looking for a new job with incredible hours and a family feel? Join the Pamby Motors Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Sales Team as the Administrative Assistant!

Pamby Motors offers flexible hours, a genuine, fun, and nice work environment, and advancement opportunities. 

To apply, email your resume to Joel Joelb@pambymail.com. Questions? Call: 203-438-4801.

Pamby Motors is located at 665 Danbury Road in Ridgefield.


Tarad@hamlethub.com (Pamby Motors) Neighbors Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:38:48 -0500
Winter Break Enrichment at Woodcock Nature Center http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46393-winter-break-enrichment-at-woodcock-nature-center-148518836346393-winter-break-enrichment-at-woodcock-nature-center-1485188363 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46393-winter-break-enrichment-at-woodcock-nature-center-148518836346393-winter-break-enrichment-at-woodcock-nature-center-1485188363

Children can discover a winter wonderland at Woodcock Nature Center during their Winter Break Enrichment program. This program runs Friday 2/17, Monday 2/20 and Tuesday 2/21. Register your child(ren) for any or all days; half days for children 3-4 years old and full days for children 5-7 years old (see times and pricing below). 

Each day your child will learn about the frosty world around them through outdoor exploration, animal presentation, hikes, and crafts. Each day will focus on a specific topic. Winter activities include acting as snow detectives and  hunting for animal tracks, learning where animals live in the winter and making our own winter snow homes, and painting in the snow!

  • 3-4 year olds: 9:00-12:00, $40 per day (must be fully potty trained) 
  • 5-7 year olds: 9:00-3:00,  $65 per day

​Registration is open now and ends at 1pm the business day prior to each day. Visit WNC's webpage for more information and registration http://www.woodcocknaturecenter.org/winter-break-enrichment.

woodcocknaturecenter@yahoo.com (Jeanne Young) Places Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:19:48 -0500
Trackside opens a new baking class for teens http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46392-trackside-opens-a-new-baking-class-for-teens46392-trackside-opens-a-new-baking-class-for-teens http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46392-trackside-opens-a-new-baking-class-for-teens46392-trackside-opens-a-new-baking-class-for-teens

Trackside Teen Center is pleased to welcome Maria Farinas and Tara Wilkins of Fork, Knife, Spoon Cooking to teach a special baking class for Wilton teens. In 8 fun class sessions, students will learn how to master the perfect techniques for handmade Foccacias, Empanadas, scones, cookies, biscuits, muffins, and more.

Class will take place after school at the Trackside kitchen on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30, January 30th through March 27th. Class will not meet on Presidents’ Day, February 20th. On occasion, class may conclude at 6pm for longer cooking projects. Parents will be notified ahead of time when classes run late.

There is a class fee of $300 per student which includes the cost of class materials. More information and registration is available online at www.trackside.org

Any questions may be directed to Trackside Program Director Amy Nassef: Amy@trackside.org or (203) 834-2888.

amy@trackside.org (Trackside Teen Center) Places Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:25:38 -0500
Amy Britton Named 2017 New Leader in Banking by CT Bankers Association http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46391-amy-britton-named-2017-new-leader-in-banking-by-ct-bankers-association46391-amy-britton-named-2017-new-leader-in-banking-by-ct-bankers-association http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46391-amy-britton-named-2017-new-leader-in-banking-by-ct-bankers-association46391-amy-britton-named-2017-new-leader-in-banking-by-ct-bankers-association

Ridgefield, CT – January 23, 2017: Amy Britton, Vice President, BSA Manager of Fairfield County Bank received the 2017 New Leaders in Banking award from the Connecticut Bankers Association. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptional employees, managers, and leaders and make a significant impact on their organization. “Amy is an outstanding manager; she is committed to ensuring the Bank is compliant with State and Federal banking regulations. Amy is dedicated to developing her staff and providing them with opportunities for career development and success,” said Marcie Coffin, Executive Vice President of Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management.

Mrs. Britton joined Fairfield County Bank in 2014 as the BSA Officer overseeing the Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control Program. Under this program, Amy monitors and communicates risk and facilitates bank staff training and regulation compliance and awareness.

Amy graduated from Post University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Management and the Connecticut Bankers Association School of Finance and Management. Mrs. Britton is the Connecticut Chapter Co-Communications Director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a member of the Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut Inc. (BCAC).

 Mrs. Britton currently resides in Naugatuck, CT with her husband and two children.

Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with locations throughout Fairfield County. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Ryan Arconti) Neighbors Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:18:20 -0500
High wind warnings & lots of rain in the forecast for Connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46390-high-wind-warnings-lots-of-rain-in-the-forecast-for-connecticut46390-high-wind-warnings-lots-of-rain-in-the-forecast-for-connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46390-high-wind-warnings-lots-of-rain-in-the-forecast-for-connecticut46390-high-wind-warnings-lots-of-rain-in-the-forecast-for-connecticut

The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings for coastal Connecticut from 1:00 AM tomorrow morning until 1:00 AM Tuesday morning.  Wind advisories have been issued for the rest of southern Connecticut for the same time period.  A coastal flood advisory is in effect for tomorrow evening's high tide in western Long Island Sound and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Litchfield and Hartford Counties for late Monday afternoon and Monday night.
 The following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models:

Tonight: Light rain showers developing during this evening.  East Northeast winds increasing to 15 – 25 MPH gusting to 40 MPH at times along the coast after midnightwith lows in the mid to upper 30’s.

Monday Morning: Rain showers with some sleet mixed in the NW hills expected during the morning rush hour with temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s.  East northeast winds sustained at 25 – 35 MPH, gusting to 50 MPH at times along the coast during the morning rush hour.  The winds may present a hazard to high profile vehicles on exposed bridges.  Some sleet may be present on some roads during the rush hour with a very minor impact on driving.  Minor coastal flooding is possible during high tide around 8:00 AM in Western Long Island Sound.

Monday Afternoon:  Winds increasing to 35 – 45 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH inland and 65 MPH at times along the coast by late-afternoon.  Isolated gusts to 70 MPH are possible over the open waters of Long Island Sound during the late afternoon.  Light to moderate rain mixed with some sleet at times in the NW hills.  The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to be minor with some slush on a few roads in the NW hills.  Highs in the mid to upper 30's.  The winds will present a hazard to high profile vehicles on exposed bridges.  Some tree and powerline damage is expected.  Minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding are possible during high tide around 7:30 PM in Western Long Island Sound.

Monday Night: Moderate to heavy rain southeast of I-84 with rain, sleet and some wet snow expected northwest of I-84.  Temperatures holding or falling slightly into the low to mid 30’s during the evening.  Strong Northeast winds sustained at 35 – 45 MPH gusting to 50 MPH inland and 65 MPH at times along the coast overnight.  Significant power outages are possible overnight.  Some urban flooding is possible during any bands of heavy rain.  Total rainfall is forecast to range from 1" - 3" across the state.  The winds are forecast to begin subsiding before daybreak on Tuesday.

Tuesday Morning: Winds subsiding with rain and mixed precipitation tapering off during the morning.  Minor coastal flooding is possible during high tide around 7:00 AM in Western Long Island Sound.  Total accumulations of 1" - 2" of sleet and wet snow are expected to be confined to the NW Hills and higher elevations of northern CT. ​

Tarad@hamlethub.com (NOAA) Life Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:03:51 -0500
Wilton Playshop holds auditions for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46389-wilton-playshop-holds-auditions-for-how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying46389-wilton-playshop-holds-auditions-for-how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/46389-wilton-playshop-holds-auditions-for-how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying46389-wilton-playshop-holds-auditions-for-how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying

 The Wilton Playshop will hold auditions for Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Directed by Skip Ploss with musical direction by Barbara Speare and choreography by Judy Abbatiello, the show will run April 28 – May 13. 

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.  This tune-filled comic gem took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize.

For role descriptions, visit http://www.wiltonplayshop.org/auditions


publicity@wiltonplayshop.org (Wilton Playshop) Neighbors Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:09:21 -0500
The Chocolate Expo Returns Jan. 29 at The Maritime Aquarium! http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46388-the-chocolate-expo-returns-jan-29-at-the-maritime-aquarium46388-the-chocolate-expo-returns-jan-29-at-the-maritime-aquarium http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46388-the-chocolate-expo-returns-jan-29-at-the-maritime-aquarium46388-the-chocolate-expo-returns-jan-29-at-the-maritime-aquarium

The Chocolate Expo Makes its Decadent Return to the Maritime Aquarium January 29!

More than 35 regional vendors - including top chocolatiers - will set up in our galleries, offering samples and sales of their delicious chocolates, baked goods and specialty foods. Plus, demonstrations by celebrity chefs, the Amazing Kreskin and more!


Parking will be available in the Maritime Garage (across from the Aquarium's main entrance) and a short walk away in the city's Webster Lot. Find an open parking space by using a smart-phone app called Parker that displays "real-time" parking availabilities in South Norwalk


  • Online: $15 adults, $10 children 3-12
  • Day-of, at the door:  $20 adults, $15 children
  • Aquarium members:  $13 adults, $8 children
  • Off-peak entry (5 to 7 pm):  $10 all ages.

Save by buying in advance online!

Buy Online



kerry@ducey.org (The Maritime Aquarium) Events Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:29:00 -0500
Wilton ranks 31 in school spending amongst CT Towns http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46377-wilton-ranks-31-in-school-spending-amongst-ct-towns46377-wilton-ranks-31-in-school-spending-amongst-ct-towns http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46377-wilton-ranks-31-in-school-spending-amongst-ct-towns46377-wilton-ranks-31-in-school-spending-amongst-ct-towns

The quality of Wilton’s school system has a direct correlation to so much of what makes it a great town. Home values, crime, and family all receive a boost from a strong school system.

Every town has different thoughts on what portion of the town’s tax dollars should be spent on education. Much research has been done on the effectiveness of educational spending, and the effectiveness that additional spending has on a better quality education and school system.

Wilton currently spends $1,220,354 on education according to Connecticut State Comptroller, which represents a cost per student of $292.

Wilton has 4,173 students enrolled, which ranks 40 amongst the 202 school districts in Connecticut.

The amount that Wilton spends on education is $1,220,354, which ranks Wilton number 31 in educational spending of the 151 reporting towns in the state of CT.

auto@hamlethub.com (Karen Moore) Life Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:06:33 -0500
Update from NOAA: Potential for Significant Coastal Storm http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46386-update-from-noaa-potential-for-significant-coastal-storm46386-update-from-noaa-potential-for-significant-coastal-storm http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/46386-update-from-noaa-potential-for-significant-coastal-storm46386-update-from-noaa-potential-for-significant-coastal-storm

NOAA states that, "Confidence continues to increase for a potential significant coastal storm bringing strong winds, heavy precipitation, and coastal flooding across the area Sunday night through Monday night."

Potential for a period of accumulating heavy wet snow across the hills of Northeast NJ, Lower Hudson Valley, and SW CT Sunday night into Monday night.

An overview of potential hazards and impacts include: 

Strong Winds

  • Moderate potential for east winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts 50-60 mph along the coast late Sunday Night through Monday Night.
  • Low potential for wind gusts greater than 60 mph.
  • Damage to trees and power lines possible.

Heavy Rain/Flooding

  • Rainfall of 1-3 inches likely; 4+ inches possible Sunday Night intoMonday Night
  • Heaviest rain Monday afternoon and evening with minor urban flooding likely.
  • More serious urban flooding and small stream flooding possible if 4+ inches occur
  • On rivers, significant within bank rises likely, but the threat for minor flooding of adjacent areas is slight.

Snow/Wintry Mix

  • Potential for a period of accumulating heavy wet snow across the hills of Northeast NJ, Lower Hudson Valley, and SW CT Sunday night into Monday night.

Coastal Flooding

  • Moderate potential for minor coastal flooding during Mon. and Tue. Morning high tides.
  • Potential for locally moderate coastal flooding if peak surges coincide with high tides, heavy rain, and strong winds Mondayevening.
  • The highest threat for coastal impacts will be for flood prone locales along the south shore bays of LI/NYC, eastern bays of LI, lower NY/NJ Harbor and western LI Sound. 
  • High surf will bring potential for dune erosion and localized wash overs along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront Monday into Tuesday.

Marine Hazards (Storm Watch Coastal Waters Sunday Night-MondayNight)

  • East to Northeast Gales 34-47 kt likely Sunday night into Mondaynight on all waters.
  • Potential for storm force gusts 48-62 kt on the ocean and Eastern LI Sound.
  • Seas could build to 15 to 20 feet on the ocean waters Mon into Mon Night and 5 to 8 feet Sun Night into Mon Night on Long Island Sound.


  • There is model spread in timing and track of the storm this far out, which will affect rainfall timing and amounts, wintry precipitation potential, and coastal flood potential.

Please monitor www.weather.gov/okx for the latest weather forecast updates.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (NOAA) Life Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:18:52 -0500
Malloy Declares Today Women's March on Washington Day in the State of Connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/46387-malloy-declares-today-women-s-march-on-washington-day-in-the-state-of-connecticut46387-malloy-declares-today-women-s-march-on-washington-day-in-the-state-of-connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/46387-malloy-declares-today-women-s-march-on-washington-day-in-the-state-of-connecticut46387-malloy-declares-today-women-s-march-on-washington-day-in-the-state-of-connecticut

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, January 21, 2017, to be Women’s March on Washington Day in the State of Connecticut in recognition of the hundreds of thousands of people from across the country who will be traveling to the nation’s capital to participate in a peaceful demonstration in support of the protection of the rights, safety, and health of people and families across the country.

Read More: Gov. Malloy Declares Saturday as Women's March on Washington Day in the State of Connecticut

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Governor Malloy) Politics Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:12:00 -0500
Wilton Library Spring Benefit honors the Village Market on April 1 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/46384-wilton-library-spring-benefit-honors-the-village-market-on-april-146384-wilton-library-spring-benefit-honors-the-village-market-on-april-1 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/46384-wilton-library-spring-benefit-honors-the-village-market-on-april-146384-wilton-library-spring-benefit-honors-the-village-market-on-april-1


Wilton Library holds Spring Benefit on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield.

Save the date for a special celebration!  Experience the wonder……Wilton Library will hold its annual spring benefit at Silver Spring Country Club. Guests of the benefit will enjoy a festive evening with a very special theme of Alice in Wonderland to set the tone. There will be great food in a beautiful environment, a unique silent auction, a fabulous live auction, entertainment and much more.

We are especially pleased to be honoring this year a wonderful Wilton business, the Village Market, which has supported the library in countless ways over many years.  It is our pleasure to be able to recognize Peter Keating, Nancy Dolnier, Tim Dolnier and Mike Picheco for all they have done in supporting the library.

For questions or information call Robin Axness, Director of Development at 203-762-6323.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Charities Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:34:37 -0500
Wilton Chamber/Wilton Library Program Cyber Sick-urity: Living in a Connected World http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46383-wilton-chamber-wilton-library-program-cyber-sick-urity-living-in-a-connected-world46383-wilton-chamber-wilton-library-program-cyber-sick-urity-living-in-a-connected-world http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46383-wilton-chamber-wilton-library-program-cyber-sick-urity-living-in-a-connected-world46383-wilton-chamber-wilton-library-program-cyber-sick-urity-living-in-a-connected-world

Wilton Chamber of Commerce and Wilton Library will host a free cyber security seminar for local businesses and Chamber members on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am.

The presentation is by local author and businessman Al Alper, president of Wilton IT security firm Absolute Logic. He will discuss the state of threats today and where it is headed, the economics that drive its growth, the risks it presents to business, and simple steps business owners can take to minimize their exposure.  Al is an expert in technology, compliance and security, and is a frequent speaker at healthcare, legal and insurance industry events.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. with the presentation beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast will be available. Registration recommended.

No charge.

Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

Learn more here. 

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Wilton Library) Events Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:01 -0500
Wilton Auto and Tire Puts Finishing Touches on New Facility at 658 Danbury Road http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46382-wilton-auto-and-tire-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-facility-at-658-danbury-road46382-wilton-auto-and-tire-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-facility-at-658-danbury-road http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/46382-wilton-auto-and-tire-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-facility-at-658-danbury-road46382-wilton-auto-and-tire-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-facility-at-658-danbury-road

Wilton Auto and Tire is almost ready to open in their new location, 658 Danbury Road. 

"Our new sign all lit up! Do you like it? Make sure you beep when driving by," Wilton Auto and Tire wrote on their Facebook Page.

Wilton Auto & Tire Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Wilton, Connecticut area. "Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business," they say.

Custom wheels are available at Wilton Auto & Tire Center. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. 

Questions? You can reach Wilton Auto and Tire by phone (203) 761-9541 or online here.

*Image courtesy of Wilton Auto and Tire Facebook Page.

Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:22:54 -0500
Weston Best City in Connecticut for Employment according to New Report http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/46372-weston-best-city-in-connecticut-for-employment-according-to-new-report46372-weston-best-city-in-connecticut-for-employment-according-to-new-report http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/46372-weston-best-city-in-connecticut-for-employment-according-to-new-report46372-weston-best-city-in-connecticut-for-employment-according-to-new-report

Connecticut is home to some of the best cities in the world and we all know a vibrant employment market is essential to keep it that way. How does Wilton rank?

Zippia recently ranked 46 cities in Connecticut based on the potential for employment. Wilton ranked second! Zippia reported that Recent Job Growth for Wilton was 1.74% and that Future Job Growth was 39.40%.

Wilton has a labor force of 8,522 according to the Department of Labor, and the latest unemployment rate for Wilton is 3.00% for the month of November 2016. This rate is not seasonally adjusted.

Overall the State of Connecticut has a labor force of 1,888,100, and an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

Weston was ranked as the best, with Wilton and Fairfield ranked second and third. The score was determined by an average of 4 factors:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

To see the entire list of 46 Connecticut cities, please go to https://www.zippia.com/advice/best-places-in-connecticut-to-get-a-job/.

auto@hamlethub.com (Karen Moore) Politics Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:52:52 -0500
Winterfest at Earthplace, Jan. 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46380-winterfest-at-earthplace-jan-2146380-winterfest-at-earthplace-jan-21 http://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/46380-winterfest-at-earthplace-jan-2146380-winterfest-at-earthplace-jan-21

Westport, CT -- Earthplace Nature Discovery Center invites families to enjoy Winterfest on Saturday, January 21, from 11am-2pm.

Cold weather is no reason to stay inside. Head to Earthplace for a celebration of all things winter! Attendees will make pinecone bird feeders for our feathery friends, create insta-snow, build mini ice sculptures, and so many more amazing winter crafts. Guests will also explore crystals under a microscope and enjoy animal encounters. If there's snow, there will be sledding and snowshoeing. If there's no snow, there will be trail walks. Either way, there will be a campfire and hot chocolate to keep warm. $5 per person

For additional information, visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400

Tarad@hamlethub.com ( EPNDC) Events Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:51:07 -0500