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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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Circle of Care & Wilton Go Green Team Up for Community Shred Day on May 18

<p><strong>Circle of Care and Wilton Go Green are co-hosting a community shred day!</strong></p><p>Once tax season is over, start gathering all of your sensitive documents and bring them down to our shredding event. A secure shred truck will be on site for the event. Attendees will park and bring their items over to the shred truck where you can also learn more about Circle of Care and Wilton Go Green as well as enter a raffle!</p><p>Volunteers will be on hand for anyone who needs assistance.</p><p>Suggested donation of $20 per bag/box to support the work of Circle of Care and Wilton Go Green. Limit of 5 boxes per guest.</p><p>Location: 190 Old Ridgefield Road</p><p>Fairfield County Bank parking lot</p><p>Shred truck generously hosted by Fairfield County Bank and sponsored by John Schiaroli of William Pitt Sotheby’s.</p><p>Circle of Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting childhood cancer patients and their families for their entire experience, from day of diagnosis to wherever the journey leads. It vows to continue until no parent has to hear the words, “your child has cancer.”</p><p>To learn more about Circle of Care, visit the organization’s website: <a href="https://thecircleofcare.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://thecircleofcare.org/</a></p>

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Fairfield County Bank Joins CT Bankers Association at Meet the Bankers Event 5/8

<p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Fairfield County Bank is excited to join the Connecticut Bankers Association's Meet the Bankers event on Wednesday, May 8 at CT State Community College in Bridgeport. The event will be attended by Mayor Ned Lamont and other esteemed guests.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Join Fairfield County Bank President Dan Berta, along with Walter Romero, AVP, Branch Manager of our Bridgeport office, and Paul Lutsky, VP, Commercial Lender, as they connect with bankers from across the state.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">This free, in-person networking opportunity offers a chance to engage with numerous bankers and community lenders. Discover available bank products and financing options tailored for small businesses like yours. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to lenders and establish connections that can help your business thrive.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Learn more and register:&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website</a></p><p><br></p>

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