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12th annual Wilton Street Fair and Sidewalk Sales July 20 - mark your calendar!

<p>On Saturday, July 20th, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th&nbsp;annual Wilton Street Fair and Sidewalk Sales from 10am – 3pm. Wilton Center will be transformed into an exciting, action packed, bargain filled, entertaining and delicious destination for residents and regional visitors.</p><p>The summer festival is proudly presented by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.asml.com/en" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);">ASML</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.laurelrock.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);">LaurelRock</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://fairfieldcountybank.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);">Fairfield County Bank</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://caraluzzis.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);">Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market</a>,&nbsp;and with special participation from the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wiltonrotaryclub.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);">Wilton Rotary Club</a>&nbsp;to support&nbsp;the numerous retailers, restaurants, businesses, artisans and local organizations who pull out all the stops to showcase our community as a vibrant retail, service and dining destination.</p><p>In addition to the shopping and dining opportunities featured during the day, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce has lined up entertainment with music, live performances, and many new activities for the whole family and for our furry friends too! Attractions and activities will be centered around the gazebo highlighted by the “Touch-a-Truck” center sponsored by our community partner, ASML and featuring vehicles from Wilton Fire Department’s Engine 5 Ladder Truck, patrol car from the Wilton Police Department and service vehicle from the Wilton Ambulance Corps.</p><p>The Wilton Library will also be hosting their summer book sale in the heart of the fair, and make sure to check out the various interactive activities throughout Old Ridgefield Road that will include face-painting, inflatable games,&nbsp;magician, balloon characters, family friendly activities, street performers, kid’s crafts, live animal encounters and exhibits, sand art, plus treats galore and much, much more! This event will surely delight and surprise our shoppers and attendees!</p><p>The Street Fair vendors and entertainment are all located along Old Ridgefield Road from the Village Market to the intersection of Godfrey Road including the Gazebo at the Town Green. We look forward to celebrating a great summer event with our residents and the community!</p><p><strong>This is a rain or shine event&nbsp;and vendor registration is now open and available to download here:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://wiltonchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Street-Fair-Vendor-Application-2024.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: var(--tec-color-link-primary);"><strong>Street Fair Vendor Application – 2024</strong></a></p><p>For more information, please contact Camille Carriero at the Chamber office at via email at <a href="mailto:info@wiltonchamber.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">info@wiltonchamber.com</a></p>

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Wilton Playshop Presents the Timeless Musical "Grease"

<p>Get ready to shake, rattle and roll as The Wilton Playshop brings the electrifying and timeless musical, “Grease,” to life on stage! With book, music and lyrics written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, this magical production will transport audiences back to the 1950s.</p><p>Featuring hit songs such as "Greased Lightnin'," "Summer Nights," and "You're the One That I Want," this production of "Grease" is sure to have audiences dancing in their seats. With themes of friendship, love, and the pursuit of happiness, "Grease" continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, making it a must-see event for the whole family.</p><p>"Grease" promises to be a showstopper, featuring a talented cast of local performers who will bring the iconic characters to life on stage. From<span style="color: rgb(231, 231, 231);">&nbsp;</span>the rebellious Danny Zuko to the sweet and innocent Sandy Dumbrowski, audiences will be captivated by the journey of these unforgettable characters as they navigate the ups and downs of teenage life and love.</p><p>The cast features actors from several Fairfield County towns and beyond. From Norwalk we have&nbsp;&nbsp;Will Atkin as Johnny Casino, Karina Brea as Sandy, and Lauren Garafano as Cha Cha. From Stamford we have Julia Carey Johnson as Patty, Paul Johnson as Vince Fontaine Tommy DeSalvo as Sonny, , Jimmy Meisterich as Roger, and Kat Tracy as Rizzo. Also featuring Aja Brodersen of Stormville, NY as Teen Angel, Joseph Capone of Ridgefield as Eugene, Bob Carroll of Easton as Kenickie, Nick Condon of Darien as Danny, Jasmine Cores of Redding as Marty, Marie Demasi of Wilton as Miss Lynch, Faith Fernandes of Stratford as Frenchy, Brian Jones of Danbury as Doody, , Kelly Nayden of Cos Cob as Sonny, and Jackie Schultz of Fairfield as Jan, The show is Directed by John Atkin, with music direction by Ken Knox and choregraphed by Christine Titus. It is being produced by Sarah Lee Michaels and stage managed by Laura Ploss.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>It has been the mission of The Wilton Playshop to further the performing arts by providing quality live theatre to the greater Wilton area since 1937.&nbsp;The Wilton Playshop is located at 15 Lovers Lane in Wilton, CT. “Grease” opens Friday, April 26th&nbsp;&nbsp;and closes Saturday May 11th. Evening performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Matinees are Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased online at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wiltonplayshop.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.847);">https://www.wiltonplayshop.org</a>. Don't miss your chance to experience this unforgettable musical event. Get your tickets today and join us for a trip back to Rydell High!</p>

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Wilton Participates in Emerson Stage Production of 16 Winters or The Bear's Tale

<p><strong>Emerson College Student Ian Sonnabend from Wilton Participates in Emerson Stage's Production of 16 Winters, or The Bear's Tale from March 3-6 in Boston, MA</strong></p><p>BOSTON, MA (04/16/2024)-- Emerson College student Ian Sonnabend from Wilton, CT, 06897 participated in Emerson Stage's production of 16 Winters, or The Bear's Tale at the Greene Theater in Boston, MA from March 3-6, 2024.</p><p>Written by Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, the play occurs during the 16-year-gap between acts one and two of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. It examines the effects of reimagining social constructs, and ponders whether something new can happen amidst repression.</p><p>Sonnabend is majoring in Design/Technology and is a member of Class of 2027.</p><p>As part of the annual New Works Festival, Emerson Stage produces a workshop version of a new play by a professional playwright, directed by a guest director who already has a working relationship with the playwright and play. The guest playwright and guest director pair work closely with students in the undergraduate program who serve as actors, designers, stage managers, dramaturgs, related assistants, observers, and other production roles.</p><p>Emerson Stage and the Department of Performing Arts are where the next generation of actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators, and educators work alongside distinguished faculty, professional staff, and visiting artists to bring skills learned in the classroom to vibrant life on stage.</p>

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Wilton’s Golden Miles of Daffodils Are in Glorious Bloom!

<h2 class="ql-align-center"><strong>More than 13,000 daffodils planted by Wilton Garden Club welcome spring. A self-guided driving tour is available.</strong></h2><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Thanks to Wilton Garden Club and its many volunteers, more than 13,000 cheerful daffodils are blooming around town to welcome spring. Use the club’s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wiltongardenclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GoldenMap24vsn02.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193);"><strong>self-guided driving tour</strong></a>&nbsp;to witness the flowers’ perennial beauty before they vanish. The daffodil mix of 15 time-tested beauties provides succession of flowers for a 4-6 week bloom time this spring and for many to come.</p><p>This daffodil beautification program, known as the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wiltongardenclub.org/what-we-do/wiltons-golden-miles/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193);">Golden Miles Initiative</a>, began in 2021 to celebrate Wilton Garden Club’s centennial, with a goal of planting 15,000 daffodils in Wilton over five years. Last fall,&nbsp;<a href="https://goodmorningwilton.com/wiltons-golden-miles-of-daffodils-spread-to-brighten-river-rd/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193);">the club planted 2,500 bulbs</a>&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17);">along River Road, on the hillside of the Glen River Condominium complex.</span></p><p>“All our hard work, planning and planting is really paying off as we see the bulbs naturalizing or multiplying as we expected, which will ensure continued and even more spectacular beauty for years to come,” said Nancy Greeley who co-chairs the Golden Miles Initiative with Suzanne Knutson. “Many thanks to everyone who has helped make this a reality!”&nbsp;</p><p>For more information about Wilton Garden Club or to make a donation, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wiltongardenclub.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(5, 99, 193);">wiltongardenclub.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br></p>

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Wilton Playshop's New Season Lineup, Season Subscriptions on August 1

<h2>The Wilton Playshop unveils new season lineup!</h2><p>Season subscriptions will be available for purchase on August 1st and all other ticket sales will begin September 1st. </p><p>Stay tuned for director announcements and audition information. </p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">October 25-November 9, 2024</span></p><h5><span style="background-color: transparent;">Rent</span></h5><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Book, Music and Lyrics by&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.concordtheatricals.com/a/1808/jim-jacobs" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Jonathan Larson</a></p><p>&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent;">Through its rock-inspired score and diverse cast of characters, "Rent" celebrates the power of community and the importance of living life to the fullest, even in the face of adversity.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mtishows.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">www.mtishows.com</a></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">February 7-February 22, 2025</span></p><h5><span style="background-color: transparent;">Deathtrap</span></h5><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Written by Ira Levin</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​&nbsp;A suspenseful and darkly comedic tale of ambition, deception, and the lengths people will go to for success</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">DEATHTRAP is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (</span><a href="http://www.dramatists.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: inherit; background-color: transparent;">www.dramatists.com</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">)</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">April 25-May 10, 2025</span></p><h5><span style="background-color: transparent;">Into The Woods</span></h5><p>Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim</p><p>Book by James Lapine</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​One of Sondheim's most popular works, "Into the Woods" is a musically sophisticated show that takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece...and a rare modern classic.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent;">​INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mtishows.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">www.mtishows.com</a></p><p>Visit Wilton Playshop online <a href="https://www.wiltonplayshop.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.wiltonplayshop.org/</a></p>

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Wilton Police thanks their dispatchers, the unseen heroes of public safety!

<p>Today, Monday, April 15 starts the first day of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. </p><p>Every year during the second full week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This week-long event is a time to celebrate and thank your dispatchers! </p><p>Wilton Police Department expresses their appreciation to our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication to the safety of our community.</p>

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Wilton Garden Clubs 85th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale May 10 & 11

<p>Mark your calendars! On May 10th and 11th at the Wilton Town Green, the Wilton Garden Club will hold its 85th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale!</p><p>Visitors can anticipate a large variety of annuals, perennials, native plants, herbs, veggies, patio containers, hanging baskets, and more, grown by our members.</p><p>Early birds can get a jump on their shopping on Wednesday, May 8th at our pre-sale, located at the greenhouse at the Comstock Community Center!</p><p>Proceeds from our plant sale are used for the club’s philanthropic efforts, which include maintaining town gardens, creating and installing holiday decorations, garden therapy workshops for seniors, philanthropic donations to benefit our town, and numerous other public works.</p><p>We’re so proud to serve our wonderful community, and to be marking this very special anniversary. Follow along here for further sale details, and sneak peeks at what we’ve got growing!</p><p>Learn more <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wiltongardenclub" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/wiltongardenclub</a></p>

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