Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:54 -0500 HamletHub.com Riverbrook Regional YMCA Opens Nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Awards https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48992-riverbrook-regional-ymca-opens-nominations-for-the-distinguished-citizen-awards48992-riverbrook-regional-ymca-opens-nominations-for-the-distinguished-citizen-awards https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48992-riverbrook-regional-ymca-opens-nominations-for-the-distinguished-citizen-awards48992-riverbrook-regional-ymca-opens-nominations-for-the-distinguished-citizen-awards

 Riverbrook Regional YMCA Serving Norwalk, Redding and Wilton Opens Nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Awards

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has announced that nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Awards, which are made at the YMCA’s annual Community Celebration, are now open for anyone in the Norwalk, Redding and Wilton community to submit a candidate. 

The Distinguished Citizen Awards have been made since 1986, and to date 86 recipients, organizations and businesses have received the award.  The criteria for the Distinguished Citizen Award is a person, civic group or business who has made a significant difference in Wilton, Norwalk or Redding’s quality of life by giving exemplary and longstanding volunteer service to the community.

The Awards will be presented at the Y’s annual benefit.  Funds raised during the event support the Y’s mission to be open and accessible to all, so that everyone in our community has an opportunity to participate in Y membership, programs, services and social activities, regardless of financial situation or ability.  The Y awards $500,000 annually for financial assistance and community outreach programs so that children can attend summer day camp, senior citizens can participate in water exercise, adults can rehabilitate from an accident or chronic illness, and families can spend quality swimming together at the Y.

Nomination forms for the Distinguished Citizen Award can be obtained by contacting Christene Freedman, Chief Development Officer for the Riverbrook Regional YMCA at 762-8384 ext. 279 or cfreedman@riverbrookymca.org.  Submission deadline is March 5, 2019.  For more information on the Award or on the YMCA’s Farm to Table Community Celebration, contact Ms. Freedman. 

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA has been an integral part of the fabric of our community for 40 years providing more than 120 programs to over 9,000 community members, and as a charitable organization continues to rely on the support of sponsors, donors and the public to continue its mission of maximizing the personal potential of all individuals in the community.   By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the community’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.  To learn more about the Riverbrook Regional YMCA and how you and your family can get involved, please visit riverbrookymca.org or join us on Facebook.

Serving the coastal city of Norwalk as well as the towns of Georgetown, Redding and Wilton, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA provides services to 134,000 residents across diverse communities. The YMCA is a member-supported charitable organization dedicated to promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by offering a broad range of health enhancing, recreational, educational and social programs that are affordable and accessible to all people in the communities we serve. Our vision is to use all available resources to maximize the personal potential of every person in the community who is affiliated with or takes advantage of our exceptional Y programs and facilities.

kerry@ducey.org (Riverbrook Regional YMCA) Neighbors Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:59:28 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Wilton: Buxton Services Roofing & Home Improvement https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48990-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-buxton-services-roofing-home-improvement48990-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-buxton-services-roofing-home-improvement https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48990-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-buxton-services-roofing-home-improvement48990-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-buxton-services-roofing-home-improvement

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 Buxton Services Roofing & Home Improvement!

Three questions with Donald K. Buxton, owner of Buxton Services Roofing & Home Improvement.

Why did you start your business?

I saw a niche and I knew I could fill it better than what was being done at that time. We are competent, competitive and clean!

Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”

I wish I could convince my customers to pay a little bit more to recycle their old roof shingles.

How many local Wilton businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We work with many local businesses including:

  • Cube Smart
  • Wilson Properties
  • Rings End
  • Wilton Tru Value Hardware
  • Village Market
  • Stop & Shop
  • Bank of America
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Diamond Deli
  • Dog Daze  Stand
  • Hiebecks Stand
  • Wilton Chevrolet

Call Buxton Services Roofing & Home Improvement at 203-623-1326, email them ctroofer@optonline.net, or visit them online here.

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

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:56:18 -0500
Wilton Residents Named to Dean's List at RIT https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48989-wilton-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-rit48989-wilton-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-rit https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48989-wilton-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-rit48989-wilton-residents-named-to-dean-s-list-at-rit

Congratulations to the Wilton residents who made the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester: Andy Murphy who is in the game design and development program, Emily Zimmerman who is in the computer science program, and Sean Bergen who is in the computer science program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

kerry@ducey.org (RIT) Neighbors Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:30:12 -0500
Camerata d'Amici to Present Winter Concert on March 3rd https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48988-camerata-d-amici-to-present-winter-concert-on-march-3rd48988-camerata-d-amici-to-present-winter-concert-on-march-3rd https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48988-camerata-d-amici-to-present-winter-concert-on-march-3rd48988-camerata-d-amici-to-present-winter-concert-on-march-3rd

Choral group Camerata d’Amici is proud to present its winter concert “Northern Lights” on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT.  Conducted by artistic director Kristin Sponheim, the program will feature a diverse repertoire of music inspired by images of winter.

The concert opens with Morten Lauridsen’s “Mid-Winter Waking,”described by the composer as “a giddy stirring from hibernation” to participate once again in love and creativity.  Other images of winter are portrayed in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” a setting by Randall Thompson of a poem by Robert Frost, sung by the men of Camerata, as well as “Tundra,” an atmospheric piece by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, sung by the women of Camerata.

Camerata’s concert also includes works that use imagery of night and day.  Eric Whitacre’s “Goodnight Moon,” a setting of the famous children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown, speaks lovingly of the night.  “Cover Me with the Night,” by South African composer Peter Klatzow, is a prayer for divine protection during the night, while “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson, describes the glow of morning and the hope it brings.  

The program concludes with the gospel piece “Shine on Me,” (arranged by Rollo Dilworth) and “Hallelujah,” an Appalachian shape-note melody, arranged by Shawn Kirchner.  

Now in its thirteenth season, Camerata d’Amici is an auditioned choir made up of singers from Fairfield and Westchester counties.  “Northern Lights” will feature performances by the full group and a select chamber ensemble, men’s and women’s pieces, and vocal solos by Thomas Carr, Mia Herstatt and Juliet Pratt.  Margarita Nuller will accompany the choir on piano.

Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under. Advance tickets, with a reduced ticket price of $20 for adults, may be purchased at cameratadamici.org, or by check made payable to Camerata d’Amici at P.O. Box 74, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Online tickets are available through Friday, March 1.  Follow Camerata d’Amici on Instagram and Facebook and listen to past performances on YouTube.

conductor@cameratadamici.org (Camerata d'Amici) Events Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:23:38 -0500
Weaving Workshop for Kids on Saturday at Wilton Historical Society https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48987-weaving-workshop-for-kids-on-saturday-at-wilton-historical-society48987-weaving-workshop-for-kids-on-saturday-at-wilton-historical-society https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48987-weaving-workshop-for-kids-on-saturday-at-wilton-historical-society48987-weaving-workshop-for-kids-on-saturday-at-wilton-historical-society

Weaving Workshop for Kids: Making a Potholder on Saturday, February 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm

According to the historians at Colonial Williamsburg “Then as now, Americans required fabrics for clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, sails, and dozens of other items made of wool, cotton, silk, linen, and hemp and bought them from textile manufacturers. Until the Revolution, British goods poured into the American market, and most people wore clothes made of English textiles. English or American, weavers typically learned their trade through apprenticeship, which focused mostly on operating a loom. Weavers had to know how to prepare the loom and how to run and to maintain it. During the Revolution, when Americans could not get English goods, weaving became a necessity and a patriotic duty. Weaving will be explored at this workshop for kids. Museum Educator Laurie Walker will show the kids the “loom room” in the 1740 Betts House, and explain weaving with flax and wool. For a workshop project, the kids will make a woven pot-holder. Snack of lattice-pattern sugar cookies.

Suggested for ages 6 – 12. Wilton Historical Society members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family.

Please register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Historical Society) Events Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:11:55 -0500
Learn the Ancient Craft of Ukrainian Egg Decorating in Wilton on March 17 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48986-learn-the-ancient-craft-of-ukrainian-egg-decorating-in-wilton-on-march-1748986-learn-the-ancient-craft-of-ukrainian-egg-decorating-in-wilton-on-march-17 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48986-learn-the-ancient-craft-of-ukrainian-egg-decorating-in-wilton-on-march-1748986-learn-the-ancient-craft-of-ukrainian-egg-decorating-in-wilton-on-march-17

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating at Ambler Farm on Sunday, March 17th, 2-4pm

Learn the ancient craft of Ukrainian egg decorating! Made using a wax batik method, Pysanky is a form of folk art that incorporates different symbols and shapes that are brightly and intricately colored. Decorate eggs in a traditional design or create your own. This is an adult/young adult program. Minimum age required to participate is 9 years old (due to use of hot wax). Adults should accompany child participants. Additional decorating kits will be available for purchase should you want to try your hand at home.

Cost: $20 per person.

Registration opens to members on February 5th, and to non-members February 19th. Enrollment is limited to 25 people.

Register Here

kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:08:35 -0500
Wilton Clothing Shop Opens Second Location In Ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48985-wilton-clothing-shop-opens-second-location-in-ridgefield48985-wilton-clothing-shop-opens-second-location-in-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48985-wilton-clothing-shop-opens-second-location-in-ridgefield48985-wilton-clothing-shop-opens-second-location-in-ridgefield

HERs, a women’s clothing boutique located at 24 Center Street in Wilton, will soon open a sister location at 448 Main Street in Ridgefield, the former home of Farmers Insurance. The Town issued a Permit for interior renovations of the shop on February 7.

Sunny Her, the owner of the upscale boutique, is planning a Grand Opening on Saturday, February 23. “The clothes and accessories in our store come from South Korea which is famous for trendy K-culture recently,” Sunny Her told HamletHub.

In addition to trendy, Sunny Her describes her merchandise as “unique”. “I always try to choose clothes that are different,” she says.

Check out HERs website.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:05:30 -0500
Wilton Library's March Lineup of Events https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48981-wilton-library-s-march-lineup-of-events48981-wilton-library-s-march-lineup-of-events https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48981-wilton-library-s-march-lineup-of-events48981-wilton-library-s-march-lineup-of-events

Art & Music

Friday, March 8 Wilton Arts Council Focus ’19 Photography Exhibition Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17 Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room –Jamie Baum and Short Stories, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24 Wilton Candlelight Concert at Wilton Congregational Church: David Shifrin, Clarinet, Peter Wiley, Cello, and Anna Polonsky, Piano, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 25 Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Angi Shearstone, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Children’s Music

Saturday, March 9 Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: The Beat Goes On! –Percussion, 3 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 Making Music with Jay and Ray, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Sunday, March 3 A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 23 Wilton Library’s Human Library, 1 – 5 p.m.


Thursday, March 7 The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20 Parent Information Series: The Pressure to be Perfect and its Unintended Consequences, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, March 5 Get Well, Stay Well: Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Sunday, March 10 WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Steve Wulf at Wilton Historical Society,4 – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31 WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Pam Dougherty at Wilton Historical Society, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Wilton Reads 2019 programs (see www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Wilton Reads—The Tattooist of Auschwitz)

Tuesday, March 5 Wilton Reads –Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Lecture: Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16 Wilton ReadsAmerican Legion Centennial Celebration, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, March 25 through Saturday, April 6 Wilton Reads -Holocaust Experience through Film, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26 Wilton Reads –Wilton Clergy/Wi-ACT/WLA Interfaith Panel: Mutual Respect and Tolerance, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30 Wilton Reads – In Concert: Igor Pikayzen and Friends, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Events Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:00:04 -0500
Celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with FREE Family Activities at The Aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48984-presidents-day-weekend-at-the-aldrich48984-presidents-day-weekend-at-the-aldrich https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48984-presidents-day-weekend-at-the-aldrich48984-presidents-day-weekend-at-the-aldrich

Presidents' Day Weekend at The Aldrich

 Third Saturdays Family Workshop: Sumi-e Self-Portraits

Celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with FREE admission to The Aldrich on Saturday, February 16.  Third Saturdays is the Museum’s monthly free day where admission is free to all visitors and Museum educators offer family-friendly art-making workshop the on-site Studio from 10 am to 3 pm.

10 am to 12 noon; children ages 2 to 5
1 to 3 pm; children ages 6 to 10

About Sum-e Self Portraits

Explore the Japanese style of Sumi-e (black ink paintings) to create portraits of you and your family on watercolor paper. Explore how different brush strokes can evoke texture, shape, and emotion as you use lines and shapes to create unique and custom portraits.

More information can be found here.

Monday, February 18 - Afternoon Studios: Aquarium at the Museum

Afternoon Studios family-friendly art-making workshop in The Studio from 2 to 4 pm.

Explore the ocean in this exciting afternoon workshop! Create your own paper sea creatures to add to our three-dimensional Aldrich Aquarium installation! Will there be sea turtles? A school of fish? Anemones? You decide! Help us create a beautiful Aldrich Aquarium.

The Aldrich will be open regular hours (12 noon to 5 pm).

More information here.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:21 -0500
Wilton Drivers In Love With Lower Gas Prices this Valentine’s Day https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/48983-wilton-drivers-in-love-with-lower-gas-prices-this-valentine-s-day-155014741148983-wilton-drivers-in-love-with-lower-gas-prices-this-valentine-s-day-1550147411 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/48983-wilton-drivers-in-love-with-lower-gas-prices-this-valentine-s-day-155014741148983-wilton-drivers-in-love-with-lower-gas-prices-this-valentine-s-day-1550147411

It’s Valentine’s Day and, according to AAA Connecticut, Wilton drivers continue their love affair with declining gas prices in The Nutmeg State. “Today, a gallon of self-serve, regular in Connecticut averages $2.45, down 3 cents compared to this time last week and 30 cents lower compared to this time last year,” says AAA Connecticut.

Nationally, things are not synonymous with the lower local prices at the pump. There are several reasons sparking an increase in national prices, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Frigid temps enveloping much of the nation have prompted a decline in consumer demand,” she said. “Couple that drop with ongoing refinery maintenance and cheaper crude oil prices, and drivers are seeing slightly higher prices at the pump.” The good news, however, is Connecticut prices haven’t yet reversed its downward trend, she added.

AAA’s weekly survey of prices in Connecticut’s six regions are:

Greater Bridgeport - $2.56

Lower Fairfield County - $2.53

New Haven/Meriden - $2.46

Greater Hartford - $2.38  

New London/Norwich - $2.49

Windham/Middlesex - $2.43

Statewide Average:  $2.45

Today, Arkansas and Missouri both register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.96 and $1.97, respectively.  California and Hawaii continue to trade places each week with the highest prices at $3.27 and $3.25, respectively. Connecticut moved down to the 10th spot on the list of states with the highest prices in the nation.

Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.

cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (AAA Connecticut) Life Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:13:24 -0500
Wilton Library and WCHN Announce Get Well, Stay Well Series https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48982-wilton-library-and-wchn-announce-get-well-stay-well-series48982-wilton-library-and-wchn-announce-get-well-stay-well-series https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48982-wilton-library-and-wchn-announce-get-well-stay-well-series48982-wilton-library-and-wchn-announce-get-well-stay-well-series

Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Next Topic in Health Literacy Series presented by Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network        

Alternative and Complementary Medicine will be the next topic in the Health Literacy Series presented by the Wilton Library and Western Connecticut Health Network. This presentation will take place at the Wilton Library on Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 AM. The featured speaker is Kesav G. Nair, MD, FACP. Dr. Nair is a board-certified medical hematologist/oncologist and senior attending oncologist at the Norwalk Hospital C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center.

Dr. Nair was part of the task force that created the integrative medicine program at Norwalk Hospital. During the presentation, Dr. Nair will discuss integrative medicine, which includes therapies that address a holistic approach to health and healing. He will also discuss the facts and myths of alternative and complementary medicine.

Following the presentation by Dr. Nair, there will be a question and answer session moderated by Saraswathi Nair, MD, former chairman of the Department of Pathology at Norwalk Hospital, and a trustee of the Wilton Library.

“We are delighted to provide these health education programs to the community,” said Elaine Tai-Lauria, executive director of the Wilton Library.

To register for this event, please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call (203) 762-6334. The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

About Dr. Kesav G. Nair, MD, FACP

Dr. Nair is a board certified hematologist/oncologist and senior attending physician with Norwalk Hospital. He has been helping patients at Norwalk Hospital for over four decades. Dr. Nair completed his medical degree from Trivandrum Medical College, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India. He then pursued his medical training at Norwalk Hospital and New York Medical College. He was awarded a Fellowship in Medical Oncology from Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Nair held additional appointments as clinical instructor of medicine, Yale University School of Medicine; assistant professor of medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College; and affiliate attending with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Nair’s professional memberships include the Connecticut Oncology Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians.

kerry@ducey.org (Janet Crystal) Events Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:32:12 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Wilton: CT Fitness Lab https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48980-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-ct-fitness-lab48980-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-ct-fitness-lab https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/48980-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-ct-fitness-lab48980-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-ct-fitness-lab

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 CT Fitness Lab!

Three questions with Paul Landi, owner of CT Fitness Lab.

Why did you start your business?

I wanted to offer the best strength and conditioning services for the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, cancer survivors, and people with significant orthopedic issues.

After 17 yrs of working with and around the best Physical Therapists in the northeast, I wanted to make a significant impact on my own with the Wilton community.

What is your best selling product or service?

Our most popular services are our group fitness classes.  People of all ages from 14 - 99 yrs old attend our classes at all hours of the day.  We make sure to challenge and progress each person appropriately.  We program our classes to be adjustable regardless of your physical ability and all aspects of strength, balance, flexibility and agility are addressed.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Too many to count. We are a relationship and referral based entity.  We would be nothing without the support of our local patrons and surrounding businesses who trust us to work with their friends, family, and staff. 

We have only been open since July of 2018 but we are pleased and excited to grow and continue to help our community stay healthy, fit and as injury free as possible.

CT Fitness Lab is located at 396 Danbury Road in Wilton. Visit them online here.

CT Fitness Lab tags Dynamic Edge Physical Therapy.

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

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:51:45 -0500
Wilton Resident Dayo Garritano Stars in Wooster School's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48978-wilton-resident-dayo-garritano-stars-in-wooster-school-s-the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee48978-wilton-resident-dayo-garritano-stars-in-wooster-school-s-the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/48978-wilton-resident-dayo-garritano-stars-in-wooster-school-s-the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee48978-wilton-resident-dayo-garritano-stars-in-wooster-school-s-the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee

Follow the adventures of six young, highly competitive word lovers, along with four pre-selected audience members who will agree to try their hands at the bee. No two shows will be the same, but you are guaranteed laughs no matter who is spelling.

Wooster School theater department proudly presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss.

Performances in the Black Box Theatre are: Friday, February 22 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Friday, March 1 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Note: due to anticipated heavy demand for tickets, we have also added a show on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 pm.

All tickets are $15 each. Ticket purchases can be made at: http://woosterschool.org/spellingbee.

Seating is extremely limited, so we ask that you please honor your reservation.

About Wooster School

Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from grade 3 through grade 12. A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively. At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.

To learn more, visit http://www.woosterschool.org/ or contact Wooster School Admissions at (203) 830-3916.

Photo: Front Row (Left to Right) Alli Byrne '22 (Brewster, NY), Charlie Snow '19 (Ridgefield, CT), Meghan Bourgeault '20 (Ridgefield, CT); Back Row (Left to Right) Ross Spellman '19 (Norwalk, CT), Dayo Garritano '20 (Wilton, CT), Alex Ancona '22, (Redding, CT)

kerry@ducey.org (Wooster School) Neighbors Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:53:29 -0500
Wilton’s Zero Waste Schools Initiative Goes Regional https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/48977-wilton-s-zero-waste-schools-initiative-goes-regional48977-wilton-s-zero-waste-schools-initiative-goes-regional https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/48977-wilton-s-zero-waste-schools-initiative-goes-regional48977-wilton-s-zero-waste-schools-initiative-goes-regional

Wilton’s Zero Waste Schools Initiative Goes Regional

On the evening of October 17, 2018, approximately 50 representatives from 12 Connecticut towns (Wilton, Weston, Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, Ridgefield, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Newtown, Brookfield) and members from Mamaroneck, NY, came together in Wilton’s Middlebrook School cafeteria for the first Zero Waste Schools Coalition meeting.

As part of Wilton Go Green’s Zero Waste Initiatives the Zero Waste Schools Coalition was formed to create a platform for schools in Connecticut and beyond to connect, learn and share ways to introduce or enhance programming to reduce waste in our schools. 

Attendees heard first from Wilton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith, members of the Wilton Zero Waste Schools Committee, Center for EcoTechnologyChildren’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, Curbside Compost, and representatives from Wilton’s Chartwells Food Service. The second half of the meeting was dedicated to an open forum.  A lively dialogue ensued over how to work with carting companies, what should be the first steps in bringing a Zero Waste program into a school, and how to change habits and minds of all who are involved.  Open invitations were made for attendees to visit other school districts, and other collaborations were initiated.

Coalition participants will receive a follow-up email sharing contacts, presentations and resources to continue “ZW” discussion in their communities, and to encourage further outreach.

Anyone (i.e., administrators, teachers, custodians, food service employees, parents, community members and students) interested in reducing waste in their schools (pre-K through college) can join the Zero Waste Schools Coalition by registering here.  

The next Zero Waste Schools Coalition meeting with coincide with the second annual Zero Waste Faire at the Wilton High School Field House on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  The meeting will run from 10 – 11:30am.

Meanwhile, coalition members are encouraged to advance collective knowledge around this important aspect of overall environmental sustainability.

Visit the Wilton Zero Waste Schools program website for more info.
Questions? Email Coalition Chair Tammy Thornton at tammythornton1112@gmail.com

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A Journey....A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson in Wilton on March 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48968-a-journey-a-one-woman-show-by-kimberly-wilson48968-a-journey-a-one-woman-show-by-kimberly-wilson https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/48968-a-journey-a-one-woman-show-by-kimberly-wilson48968-a-journey-a-one-woman-show-by-kimberly-wilson

A Journey...A One-Woman Show by Kimberly Wilson on Sunday, March 3 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society present “A Journey . . .” a one-woman show by Westport writer and actress Kimberly Wilson. Ms. Wilson was awarded “Best Playwright” in 2016 by the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival for the piece. At the end of the presentation, Ms. Wilson will conduct a “talk-back” session.

Rooted in research, 'A Journey' is a tour-de-force of acting and song, as the statuesque Wilson modulates her powerful contralto from a whisper to a fervent spiritual, capturing the spirits of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, two invented characters she calls the Slave Woman and African Queen, and a new historical figure, Haggar Tonquin of Wilton. Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood as an integral part of the history of the United States. Reception following the talk.

No charge but donations are always welcomed. See the library’s registration link for more details. Registration is highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. 

publicity@wiltonlibrary.org (Wilton Library) Events Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:23:39 -0500