Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Sat, 02 Jul 2022 03:47:31 -0400 HamletHub.com Wilton Library's Summer Art Exhibit Opening Reception on July 8 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52148-wilton-library-s-summer-art-exhibit-opening-reception-on-july-852148-wilton-library-s-summer-art-exhibit-opening-reception-on-july-8 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52148-wilton-library-s-summer-art-exhibit-opening-reception-on-july-852148-wilton-library-s-summer-art-exhibit-opening-reception-on-july-8

Wilton Library's Summer Show Art Exhibition Returns!

Please Join Us for the Artists’ Reception on Friday, July 8– 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

The exhibition runs through August 29.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.

Learn more here.


kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Events Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:31:17 -0400
Woodcock Nature Center's 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 9! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52147-woodcock-nature-center-s-50th-anniversary-birthday-bash-on-saturday-july-952147-woodcock-nature-center-s-50th-anniversary-birthday-bash-on-saturday-july-9 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52147-woodcock-nature-center-s-50th-anniversary-birthday-bash-on-saturday-july-952147-woodcock-nature-center-s-50th-anniversary-birthday-bash-on-saturday-july-9

50th Anniversary Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 9

Join us for a celebration for the whole family of all things Woodcock!  Meet some animals, make some nature art, enjoy our playground, set out on a birthday-themed scavenger hunt and, even more exciting... be among the first to see Woodcock's new look and logo!

Plus live MUSIC, AWESOME birthday treats courtesy of The Painted Cookie and UNFORGETTABLE party favors from Outdoor Sports Center and Crystals & Cones!

Two available time slots:

11 am - 1 pm  OR  2 pm - 4 pm

$25 per person

Reserve your spot HERE.

Tickets are required for all attendees ages 3+.

*This is an event for the whole family.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.*

Rain or shine. No refunds. Leashed dogs welcome.

Can't attend? Support us by making a donation in honor of our special occasion!

Read more about our 50 year history here.

kerry@ducey.org (Woodcock Nature Center) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:12:58 -0400
4th of July mix & match wine sale at Ancona's Wines! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52146-4th-of-july-mix-match-wine-sale-at-ancona-s-wines52146-4th-of-july-mix-match-wine-sale-at-ancona-s-wines https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52146-4th-of-july-mix-match-wine-sale-at-ancona-s-wines52146-4th-of-july-mix-match-wine-sale-at-ancona-s-wines

Ancona's Wines & Liquors Fourth of July Sale

Now through next Wednesday, July 6th, we are offering a mix & match 20% sale on select domestic wines to celebrate Independence Day! 

Whether you're spending your holiday at the beach or around the grill, we've got a little something for everyone. (This sale is available both in-store and online.)

See everything included in this sale & shop HERE

kerry@ducey.org (Ancona's Wines) Places Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:41:00 -0400
Wilton Library Hosts Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton - Savoring the Metaphors of Robert Frost https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52144-wilton-library-hosts-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-savoring-the-metaphors-of-robert-frost52144-wilton-library-hosts-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-savoring-the-metaphors-of-robert-frost https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52144-wilton-library-hosts-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-savoring-the-metaphors-of-robert-frost52144-wilton-library-hosts-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-savoring-the-metaphors-of-robert-frost

Please join us at the library for a 4-week literature seminar led by Judson Scruton, who will take us through a survey of the metaphors of Robert Frost.

Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 at10:30am in Rimer Room
Some critics complained that Robert Frost’s folksy, rural shtick was tiresome or that his poetry was too brutally cynical, but for the majority of 20th century Americans, Frost was the most beloved American poet. In the 21st century his stature among the critics is only increasing. Come join us for an informal discussion of the wit, wisdom, and enlivening metaphors of Robert Frost.
Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities.
This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. 
Registration is required. CLICK to register and see more details.
kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Events Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:18:10 -0400
Fairfield County Bank is collecting school supplies for local families in need https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52118-fairfield-county-bank-is-collecting-school-supplies-for-local-families-in-need52118-fairfield-county-bank-is-collecting-school-supplies-for-local-families-in-need https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52118-fairfield-county-bank-is-collecting-school-supplies-for-local-families-in-need52118-fairfield-county-bank-is-collecting-school-supplies-for-local-families-in-need

Fairfield County Bank is holding a Back to School Drive benefitting Friends of Karen now through July 15, 2022.

Friends of Karen is a local nonprofit organization that provides emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope.

Needed School Supplies

• Sturdy Backpack Large Enough to Hold Laptop and Supplies

• Package of Ticonderoga Pre-Sharpened #2 Pencils

• 12 pack of Crayola Pre-Sharpened Colored Pencils

• Large Glue Sticks

• Two-Pocket Plastic Folders

• Set of Crayola Fine Tip Markers in Classic Colors

• Latex Free Pink Eraser

• Yellow Highlighters

• Pencil Sharpener with Cover

• Wide Rule Composition Book

There are donation bins in each of Fairfield County Bank's 17 locations:

Bridgeport | Danbury | Darien | Fairfield | Georgetown | Norwalk | Ridgefield Rowayton | Stamford | Weston | Westport | Wilton

Benefitting Local Families through Friends of Karen

Learn more about Friends of Karen https://www.friendsofkaren.org/


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:11:00 -0400
Wilton resident Ryan Gabriele named to spring 2022 Deans' List at Bryant University https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52142-wilton-resident-ryan-gabriele-named-to-spring-2022-deans-list-at-bryant-university52142-wilton-resident-ryan-gabriele-named-to-spring-2022-deans-list-at-bryant-university https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52142-wilton-resident-ryan-gabriele-named-to-spring-2022-deans-list-at-bryant-university52142-wilton-resident-ryan-gabriele-named-to-spring-2022-deans-list-at-bryant-university

Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and achievement. 

Ryan Gabriele, class of 2022, from Wilton has been named to the Deans' List for the spring 2022 semester.

To earn a place on the Deans' List students must have a GPA of 3.4 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work.

Congratulations to Ryan on this outstanding achievement!

kerry@ducey.org (Bryant University) Neighbors Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:17:42 -0400
Rockin' the Red Barn on Saturday Night in Wilton! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52143-rockin-the-red-barn-on-saturday-night-in-wilton52143-rockin-the-red-barn-on-saturday-night-in-wilton https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52143-rockin-the-red-barn-on-saturday-night-in-wilton52143-rockin-the-red-barn-on-saturday-night-in-wilton

We rocked the Red Barn last Saturday and we’re doing it again on Saturday, July 23rd with Mr. Know It All & Hannah Campos + Parlor Pizza + Wilton Soccer Association!
Listen your favorite hits from The Beatles, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, The Doors and Led Zeppelin just to name a few…you’ll be reelin’ in the years and ready to ramble on as the sun goes down.
Sweet tunes are bound to make you crave something savory, Parlor Pizza will be selling pizza onsite so no need to pack more than a cooler of your favorite refreshments. Parlor accepts cash and credit cards, vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Plan on bringing the kids? The Wilton Soccer Association will set up a soccer challenge for kids of all ages to enjoy for free from 6:30-7:30pm!
Our VIP packages are back by popular demand to add on to your ticket purchase; secure one picnic table + park one car behind it for an easy-breezy tailgate. No need to park and carry your cooler from the field lot.
Picnic table choices are first come first serve and you must park directly behind your chosen picnic table.
Click HERE to buy your tickets before we sell out for our second Red Barn Live of the summer!
kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:31:43 -0400
Town of Wilton Celebrates July 4th with Freedom Run 5K and Fireworks Show at WHS https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52141-town-of-wilton-celebrates-july-4th-with-freedom-run-5k-and-fireworks-show-at-whs52141-town-of-wilton-celebrates-july-4th-with-freedom-run-5k-and-fireworks-show-at-whs https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52141-town-of-wilton-celebrates-july-4th-with-freedom-run-5k-and-fireworks-show-at-whs52141-town-of-wilton-celebrates-july-4th-with-freedom-run-5k-and-fireworks-show-at-whs

Town of Wilton July 4th Celebrations: Freedom Run and Fireworks Show

Both events, the Freedom Run 5K Road Race and the Fireworks Show, will be held on July 4th at the Wilton High School (WHS) Complex at 395 Danbury Road.

8:30 am – Freedom Run 5K Road Race, WHS Track

The Freedom Run begins at 8:30 am at the WHS Stadium track. Multiple categories are available to choose from, including junior and youth. Register online through e-Trak. Participant fees are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under. All participants receive a race t-shirt. Advance registration is encouraged. Same day registration is allowed. Participants should arrive by 8:15 a.m.

5:00 – 9:00 pm -- Live DJ and Fireworks Show at WHS Complex

Live DJ music begins at 5:00 pm followed by fireworks at sundown, approximately 9:00 pm. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic or visit the multiple food trucks. This event is free, though there is a fee for parking. Advance-purchase only parking passes are available for the following premium parking lots:

• Route 7 Tennis Courts

• Cider Mill School

• Wilton Board of Education

• Wilton Athletic Fields – lots along Lilly Way

• Route 7/School Road gravel lot.

Passes are $35 per vehicle and can be purchased online through e-Trak or in-person at the Parks and Recreation office, 180 School Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Passes must be purchased by July 1st at 4:00 p.m. Passes must be picked up from the Parks and Recreation office between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by July 1st.

On July 4th, first come, first serve, parking for a cash-only fee of $20 is available at the following parking lots: Middlebrook, Lilly Field, Stamford Health (372 Danbury Road) and Allen’s Meadow.

In the event of inclement weather for these events, call the Parks and Recreation hotline at (203) 454-5188 for updates.

The rain date for the fireworks display is July 5th.

For more information, please contact Kregg Zulkeski, Wilton Parks and Recreation Department at kregg.zulkeski@wiltonct.org or (203) 834-6234, x 5.

kerry@ducey.org (Town of Wilton) Events Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:31:41 -0400
Wilton First Selectwoman’s Update: Turf, Fields, Signs, Summer Events, and More https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52140-wilton-first-selectwoman-s-update-turf-fields-signs-summer-events-and-more52140-wilton-first-selectwoman-s-update-turf-fields-signs-summer-events-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52140-wilton-first-selectwoman-s-update-turf-fields-signs-summer-events-and-more52140-wilton-first-selectwoman-s-update-turf-fields-signs-summer-events-and-more

At this week’s June 21st meeting, the Board of Selectmen approved funding to evaluate town-owned fields at Allen’s Meadow for installation of a non-crumb rubber infill turf field with a commitment to recommend bonding for the new field at the next Annual Town Meeting.  

A Parks and Recreation Study Committee previously identified Allen’s Meadow as a priority location for a third turf field.  Revenues from the sign program at the WHS Stadium and Lilly fields are being used to fund the evaluation.

The sign program is administrated on behalf of the Town by the Wilton Athletic and Recreation Foundation (WARF).  At Tuesday’s meeting WARF Co-Founder and President JR Sherman announced over $70,000 had been earned to date, of which $60,000 is being transferred to the Town to support turf fields.  We are grateful to JR and fellow co-founders Dave Clune and Dave Cote for recommending and executing the sign program.  In addition to generating revenue, the program has improved the look of the Stadium and Lilly. 

JR Sherman also announced WARF had recently expanded its mission and board, and will continue to do so, adding representatives from multiple youth athletic organizations comprising the Youth Sports Coalition and volunteer organizations. The new WARF board will be redeveloping WARF’s programs for community outreach, online and social media presence, private and corporate fundraising, donations and capital improvements over the coming months, significantly increasing WARF’s presence, capabilities, depth and reach. WARF is currently developing a CIP capital raising campaign to assist making significant improvements to Wilton’s athletic infrastructure and facilities in the next 2-3 years, including exploring new turf fields, amenities, lighting, parking and related improvements. 

The new WARF model is a long-time coming and is similar to that in New Canaan and Darien, which has led to significant donations to support athletics in those communities.  The Board of Selectmen look forward to continued collaboration with WARF. 

 Improvements in Grass Fields and Merwin Meadows Playground

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Selectmen approved ARPA and Infrastructure Funds for the following Parks and Recreation Commission recommended investments:

  • $500,000 for design and construction of irrigation and drainage at the Middlebrook playing fields.  Following the completion of the design and associated cost estimates, additional funds are expected to be required and will be considered if such funds are available. 
  • Up to $175,000 for a replacement ages 5 and up playground at Merwin Meadows.  Additional funding may be considered once proposals are received and evaluated.  

ARPA and Infrastructure Fund Funding Approvals

The complete list of approved projects as of this week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting is available here.  None of the amounts approved require new property taxes. 

Confused about lawn signs?

The Town does not require permits for personal signs on residential property or political campaign signs.  

The Town’s zoning regulations require permits for temporary commercial signs and temporary non-commercial/non-profits signs.  See page 146 and 147 of the zoning regulations

With the exception of political campaign signs, permission is required to place a sign on town-owned, municipal managed property. 

  • Requests are accepted from Wilton non-profits seeking to advertise a non-profit event.
  • Requests should be submitted to the first selectwoman’s office.  
  • Allowable signs include lawn signs, A-frame signs and banners.
  • Approved signs may be displayed for up to 7 days at one or two specified locations.
  • Following approval from the first selectwoman’s office, a temporary sign permit application must be submitted to the Zoning Enforcement Officer. 

Updates-Pedestrian Bridge and New Cell Tower

  • In June, the Board of Selectmen approved contracts for the construction of the pedestrian bridge connecting the Wilton Center Train Station to the NRVT and Wilton Center.
  • Verizon has executed the lease with the Town to rent the land at the Bus Barn for the proposed cell tower.  The execution of the lease is the final or one of the final actions prior to filing an application with the CT Siting Council. 

July 1 Tax Bills

Next week look for a detailed notice from the Tax Collector.  If you aren’t already paying your taxes online, please learn more here and consider registering to receive your bill also by email or text and to pay online.  Bills are available to view online and are mailed on July 1st.  Bills are not available prior to July 1st, as payment should not to be received before the start of the new fiscal year. 

July 4th Activities

Details are available here.

As previously shared, the provider of Parks and Recreation's e-trak registration software implemented an update.  We are unhappy with the new version of the product and apologize for any difficulties or delays you might encounter while registering for July 4th activities.  We are working on an alternative.

Additional Parks and Recreation Summer Happenings

Summer movies at Merwin Meadows begins tonight at 8:00 pm with Encanto.  Movies are free, no passes required. 

Summer concerts kick off on July 10th with Wilton’s Ray Bryant and Friends.  Ray is a long-time favorite of kids and adults of all ages.  Summer concerts at Schenck’s and Merwin Meadows are also free, no passes required. 

Unfortunately, the band scheduled to play at a previously announced concert for this Sunday broke up!  As such that concert is cancelled, as no last minute substitutue could be found.  

A downloadable/printable schedule of events is available here.  

Mark Your Calendar

June 24th:  Movie Night, Encanto, Merwin Meadows, 8:00 p.m.

July 4th:  Road Race and Fireworks Celebration.

July 10th: Summer Concert with Ray Bryant and Friends at Schenck’s Island, 5:00 p.m.

July 17th:  Summer Concert with Bakithi Kumalo at Merwin Meadows, 5:00 p.m.

July 22nd:  Movie Night, Zootopia, Merwin Meadows, 8:00 p.m.

July 24th:  Summer Concert, One Bad Oyster, Merwin Meadows, 5:00 p.m.

July 29th- July 31st:  The return of Hideaway Circus, Stars Above, Field behind Comstock.  Details and tickets here.

As always, please contact me with questions at lynne.vanderslice@wiltonct.org.


kerry@ducey.org (Lynne A Vanderslice, First Selectwoman) Neighbors Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:23:50 -0400
Get July 4th Ready! Visit Wilton Farmers' Market Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52138-get-july-4th-ready-visit-wilton-farmers-market-tomorrow52138-get-july-4th-ready-visit-wilton-farmers-market-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52138-get-july-4th-ready-visit-wilton-farmers-market-tomorrow52138-get-july-4th-ready-visit-wilton-farmers-market-tomorrow

Join us for week 5 of the Wilton Farmers' Market at our new location on the Town Green!

From festive 4th of July decorations, organic produce, delicious prepared foods and baked goods, and local fish for your holiday BBQs, we have it all at the Wilton Farmers' Market this week!
Our market is proudly presented by Dr. Felipe Ordonez and his team at the Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Wilton.
See our great lineup of vendors this week by clicking on the image.
Visit Wilton Farmers' Market on Facebook for updates.
kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Farmers' Market) Events Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:33:37 -0400
Wilton Library’s Summer Music Concert Series Begins July 7th https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52137-wilton-library-s-summer-music-concert-series-begins-july-7th52137-wilton-library-s-summer-music-concert-series-begins-july-7th https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52137-wilton-library-s-summer-music-concert-series-begins-july-7th52137-wilton-library-s-summer-music-concert-series-begins-july-7th

Weekly concerts take place on Thursday evenings in July, with trio Over Easy kicking off the series

Wilton Library is pleased to announce the return of its annual Summer Music Concert Series. The opening concert featuring the Fairfield County-based pop-rock trio Over Easy takes place on Thursday, July 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The concerts will continue throughout the month of July on Thursday evenings, July 14, 21 and 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with live performances that feature music spanning all decades from the ’40s on. For the twentieth year, Village Market is sponsoring the library’s four-part concert series.

“It’s our pleasure to once again sponsor Wilton Library’s Summer Music Concert Series,” said Tim Dolnier, co-owner and President of Village Market. “As usual, the library has organized a great line-up of performances for the town to enjoy, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

Kicking off the library’s concert series is the popular trio Over Easy. The band performs on July 7, covering music from the ‘50’s, the British Invasion era, and early ‘70’s classics that are often forgotten. Over Easy was founded by bass player and singer Steve Cinque from Stratford. Drummer Jim Zembruski from Easton joined and recommended singer, pianist, and guitarist Mark Holleran from Trumbull, who was an old high school friend. The musicians receive rave reviews for their ability to cater their sound to their listeners and their fun, laid-back style that invites audience participation.

Next, the very popular Echoes of Sinatra performs on July 14 at the library. An absolute crowd-pleaser, Echoes of Sinatra presents the vocal stylings of Steve Kazlauskas with Chris Martirano on keyboard, Tony Traina on drums, and Keith  Gurland on horns, paying homage to the legendary Frank Sinatra. This show delivers
songs and stories about the iconic performer.

A new group to the library’s line-up, Captain Obvious, performs on July 21. Captain Obvious is a well-known local all-star cover band featuring Wilton's Andy Schlesinger, John Taylor, Dan Berg, Mike Oliver and Dave Valle.

These Wilton Rocks for Food favorites will play a set of recognizable popular songs designed to have everyone dancing and singing along. Long time veterans of the local music scene, the band has played together since 2015. Come enjoy some great music by local talent!

The finale of the concert series brings Billy & the Showmen back to the library on July 28. Established more than fifty years ago by band leader Billy Frenz, Billy and the Showmen has earned its reputation as one of Connecticut's most enduring Rhythm & Blues bands.

For more than five decades, the band has thrilled audiences across the Northeast with hard-driving soul, and funk from the 60s and 70s.

Having formed the original group as a four-piece band, Billy now leads a dynamic 11-piece group that
delivers high impact entertainment.

Thanks to the Village Market, the concerts are free and open to the public, with free snacks and refreshments. Wine is generously donated by Janet and Michael Crystal. The concerts take place rain or shine in the Brubeck Room. Concertgoers can sit indoors or enjoy lovely summer evenings in the Brubeck Courtyard with the bands in full view.

There is no registration required; first come, first served. Attendees can pop in for a few minutes or stay and appreciate the full performances.

Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center.

For more information, please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950.

kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Events Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:22:48 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Wilton: Annabel Green Flowers https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52107-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-annabel-green-flowers-165504056852107-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-annabel-green-flowers-1655040568 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52107-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-annabel-green-flowers-165504056852107-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-annabel-green-flowers-1655040568

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Annabel Green Flowers!

Three questions with Wendy Manes, owner and founder of Annabel Green Flowers.

Why did you start your business?

I wanted to combine my love of nature and flowers with my love and talent for fashion. [Wendy opened the doors of Annabel Green Flowers thirty years ago. Read more about her start-up story here].

What is your best-selling product or service? 

Our English Garden style arrangements

Do you use any small businesses to support your business? Can you name them?

East Coast Floral Supply

Penny Ha Penny

Dahlias by Elizabeth Baldanzas at the Schoolhouse

Marybeth’s delivery service

Coming soon: Saugatuck Valley Hemp

Annabel Green also sells vintage-look clothing, jewelry and accessories as well as gifts and home accessories, all of them hand-selected by Wendy. 

Annabel Green Flowers is located at Historic Cannon Crossing, 28 Cannon Road in Wilton. Call them: 203-761-8955 or visit their website  here and Facebook page here.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Tue, 28 Jun 2022 05:29:20 -0400
Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Is Scheduled To Increase on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/52139-connecticut-s-minimum-wage-is-scheduled-to-increase-on-friday52139-connecticut-s-minimum-wage-is-scheduled-to-increase-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/politics/52139-connecticut-s-minimum-wage-is-scheduled-to-increase-on-friday52139-connecticut-s-minimum-wage-is-scheduled-to-increase-on-friday

Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents that the state’s minimum wage will increase from the current rate of $13.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour beginning on Friday, July 1, 2022.

The change is the result of legislation he signed into law three years ago that schedules several increases in the minimum wage over a five-year period.

“For too long, while the nation’s economy grew, the income of the lowest-earning workers has stayed flat, making already existing pay disparities even worse and preventing hardworking families from obtaining financial security,” Governor Lamont said. “This is a fair, gradual increase for workers who will invest the money right back into our economy and continue supporting local businesses in their communities.”

“Governor Lamont and I are committed to making sure that our Connecticut economy works for everyone, and that includes our state’s low-income earners,” Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said. “That’s why we voted three years ago to increase our state’s minimum wage at a steady rate, providing more financial security to families and providing residents the ability to continue supporting our local economy.”

Signed into law by Governor Lamont in 2019, Public Act 19-4 requires the minimum wage to increase five times over a five-year period, from the then-rate of $10.10 per hour to:

  • $11.00 on October 1, 2019;
  • $12.00 on September 1, 2020;
  • $13.00 on August 1, 2021;
  • $14.00 on July 1, 2022; and
  • $15.00 on June 1, 2023.

Ultimately, beginning on January 1, 2024, that same law requires the minimum wage to become indexed to the employment cost index, which is calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor, and for the first time in Connecticut the rate will grow according to economic indicators.

kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Tue, 28 Jun 2022 05:04:58 -0400
Tomato Tasting at Ambler Farm! Mark Your Calendar for August 27! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52136-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-mark-your-calendar-for-august-2752136-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-mark-your-calendar-for-august-27 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52136-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-mark-your-calendar-for-august-2752136-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-mark-your-calendar-for-august-27

Tomato Tasting at Ambler Farm on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00am to noon 


Join us for our free Annual Tomato Tasting with Farmer Jonathan! Arrive at the farm by 10am on Saturday, August 27th and he'll escort you to the production gardens where all the heirloom magic happens. Your epicurean adventure will include tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid and garden variety tomatoes and you'll get a little flavor favor before you leave. Walk-ins welcome!

Learn more https://amblerfarm.org/event/tomato-tasting/

kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:00:53 -0400
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Ancona's Flash Sale Monday Presents: San Venanzio Treviso Prosecco

Let's celebrate this Flash Sale Monday with some bubbly! With plenty of reasons to celebrate this season (graduation parties, 4th of July, summer BBQs, etc.) 

San Venanzio Treviso Prosecco is the ideal partner for these fun summer times- fruit-forward, floral, easy to drink, totally approachable and beyond delicious. You have 24 hours to shop it, once the 24 hours pass, the offer is gone!

Regular Price: $16.99

Flash Sale Price: $13.99 regardless of quantity

Buy it NOW.

Our tasting notes: Pale lemon color. Pear and green apple in the nose.  Grapefruit, peach, pear, caramelized lemon zest in the palate.  Medium acidity and body.  Nice and soft effervescence. Pair with a Charcuterie board, cheese and fruit platters, seafood or light cream pasta dishes (lobster ravioli with a lemon cream sauce seems like the ideal here). The perfect little bubbly to reserve in the fridge to celebrate a pretty sunset and the end to a great day.  Enjoy!

kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:41:29 -0400