Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:30:32 -0500 HamletHub.com “Elf” Screening & Meals on Wheels Food Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52505-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive52505-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52505-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive52505-elf-screening-meals-on-wheels-food-drive

This weekend, do some good and have some laughs at The Ridgefield Playhouse! To get you in the spirit of the season and giving back, they are presenting a screening of the holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell on Fri, December 2 at 8pm. The evening also includes their 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive & Ugly Sweater Party! After Ridgefield’s annual Holiday Stroll, head over to The Playhouse in your most hideous holiday sweater for the chance to win free concessions for the night (2 candy, 1 large popcorn, 2 large sodas)! And don’t forget to bring canned goods to support our holiday food drive for Ridgefield’s own, Meals on Wheels. By bringing FIVE canned or dry items for the food drive, you’ll enjoy a free ticket to the screening! Don’t Be a Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins – reserve your seats now to join in the holiday fun and to see Will Ferrell on the big screen in one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time!

Meals on Wheels has been providing nourishment to any Ridgefield resident who cannot prepare their own meals: the elderly, disabled and infirm, even those with short term needs such as recovery from surgery or illness. They have no age or income restrictions and all meals are free of charge. Please note, they are not a food pantry and have an approved list of food items they need to help prepare meals. We encourage you to click here for the Meals on Wheels approved donations list and help support this wonderful cause.

This event is part of the Playhouse’s Xfinity Family Series and Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home tickets ($10.50 - $12.50), go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

FOLLOW THE PLAYHOUSE ON SOCIALS: Instagram:  @RidgefieldPlayhouse | Twitter: @RPlayhouse | Facebook: @RidgefieldPlayhouse

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lisa.barrett@ridgefieldplayhouse.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:19:22 -0500
Wilton Public Schools Host Parent Technology Night https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52504-wilton-public-schools-host-parent-technology-night52504-wilton-public-schools-host-parent-technology-night https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52504-wilton-public-schools-host-parent-technology-night52504-wilton-public-schools-host-parent-technology-night

Parent Technology Night presented by Wilton Public Schools in partnership with Bark for Families

Parenting in the digital age isn’t easy. Please join the webinar to learn more about strategies and resources for managing your children’s online presence. There will be a session providing information about trends in the use of social media by students, risky apps, and tips. 

In addition to providing the schools with a filtering service for districts, Bark also provides an app for families as parental controls. 

The sessions on December 7th and 8th are designed as information on the state of social media and online activities of our youth while also providing an introduction to the Bark for Families app.  There will be a follow-up Webinar for any parent who opts to purchase the Bark for Families app (at a discount) on December 14th.  That workshop will be appropriate to all families.

Please join us for these Technology Night workshops using the information below:

Technology Night for Parents for Elementary Parents

December 7th – 7-8pm

ZOOM LINK:  https://wiltonps.zoom.us/j/96393446299

Technology Night for Parents for Secondary Parents

December 8th – 7-8 pm

ZOOM LINK:  https://wiltonps.zoom.us/j/97694664056

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Mon, 28 Nov 2022 11:40:17 -0500
Support Wilton Nonprofits on GivingTuesday! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52503-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday52503-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52503-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday52503-support-wilton-nonprofits-on-givingtuesday

Thanksgiving - check. Black Friday - check. Cyber Monday - (almost) check. Tomorrow, November 28 is GivingTuesday,  a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Consider giving LOCAL! There are so many worthy nonprofits right here in Wilton that are changing the world for the better - on a daily basis! These nonprofits are helping residents with disabilities, bringing art, music, dance, and theater to our community (and beyond), providing services and programs to senior citizens and children, rescuing pets, rehabilitating horses, and keeping us healthy. Let's help them continue to fulfill their important missions!

GivingTuesday recently received a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help further unleash the power of radical generosity across the globe. The gift represents the single largest grant GivingTuesday has received since the movement began in 2012.

Making GivingTuesday even more special this year, Facebook will once again match $8M donations made on Facebook on GivingTuesday. Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until the $8M USD fund has been met. Learn more about how Facebook’s GivingTuesday donation works here.

Learn more about GivingTuesday here

View a comprehensive list of nonprofits in our area here..

To learn more about GivingTuesday or to get involved, visit the Giving Tuesday webpage.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Mon, 28 Nov 2022 10:13:50 -0500
Fairfield County Bank donates billboard on I95 exit 15 to RVNAhealth https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52500-fairfield-county-bank-donates-billboard-on-i95-exit-15-to-rvnahealth52500-fairfield-county-bank-donates-billboard-on-i95-exit-15-to-rvnahealth https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/52500-fairfield-county-bank-donates-billboard-on-i95-exit-15-to-rvnahealth52500-fairfield-county-bank-donates-billboard-on-i95-exit-15-to-rvnahealth

Thank you to Fairfield County Bank for generously donating their billboard space on I95N Exit 15 to RVNAhealth from November through January!  The Bank has been a loyal supporter of RVNAhealth for more than 25 years. 

The use of this billboard is another example of the many ways in which the Bank partners with RVNAhealth to support and help expand our services in the region.

As Theresa Santoro, RVNAhealth President & CEO explains, “RVNAhealth’s growth and innovation have been due, in no small part, to the support received throughout the years from Fairfield County Bank, its employees, and its board members. From banking, insurance, and investments to guidance, advice, and support across countless volunteer hours, the impact Fairfield County Bank has had on RVNAhealth has been immeasurable.  They are a true friend and partner of our agency and we are immensely grateful for their unwavering commitment to the health and wellness of our communities and the many lives we serve.”

Learn more about RVNAhealth.

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kerry@ducey.org (RVNAhealth ) Places Mon, 28 Nov 2022 07:15:00 -0500
Second Verizon Red Balloon Float in Wilton on December 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/52501-second-verizon-red-balloon-float-in-wilton-on-december-252501-second-verizon-red-balloon-float-in-wilton-on-december-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/52501-second-verizon-red-balloon-float-in-wilton-on-december-252501-second-verizon-red-balloon-float-in-wilton-on-december-2

Verizon will perform a second red balloon float on Friday, December 2nd.  The second float allows residents to determine any possible impact now that the leaves are gone from the trees. The second float also allows Verizon to take photos from specific private properties, as requested by those property owners.  Verizon has begun contacting those property owners. 

A crane with a red balloon will be placed at the proposed cell tower location at the Bus Barn from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Based on feedback from neighbors, the crane will be placed at an alternate location within the Bus Barn property from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Verizon’s Viewshed Analysis and photos taken during the September balloon float are available here.  

For questions, please contact Coordinator of Community Affairs Sarah Gioffre at sarah.gioffre@wiltonct.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Wilton) Life Mon, 28 Nov 2022 05:09:11 -0500
Emmy, Golden Globe Winning Actor, Glee Star, Darren Criss Makes Ridgefield Playhouse Debut on December 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52502-emmy-golden-globe-winning-actor-glee-star-darren-criss-makes-ridgefield-playhouse-debut-on-december-1652502-emmy-golden-globe-winning-actor-glee-star-darren-criss-makes-ridgefield-playhouse-debut-on-december-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52502-emmy-golden-globe-winning-actor-glee-star-darren-criss-makes-ridgefield-playhouse-debut-on-december-1652502-emmy-golden-globe-winning-actor-glee-star-darren-criss-makes-ridgefield-playhouse-debut-on-december-16

A Very Darren Crissmas at The Ridgefield Playhouse on December 16

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, singer and Glee favorite, Darren Criss, will make his Ridgefield Playhouse debut to celebrate the holiday season on Friday, December 16 at 8:00 pm.

Purchase tickets here.

 

Since starring in his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on TV’s Glee, Criss has since gone on to star on the screen and stage. He starred in American Buffalo on Broadway earlier this year and co-hosted the 2022 Tony Awards: Act One with Julianne Hough. He previously starred as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch after his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepont Finch. Since then, he garnered major acclaim on the small screen for his starring role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, winning the Emmy and Golden Globe Award. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the season with songs from his recent holiday album A Very Darren Crissmas!

Visit TerraSole (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and get a complimentary glass of house wine with your entrée when you present your tickets!

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kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:04:16 -0500
The Cannon Grange is upgrading and hosting community pot lucks! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52499-the-cannon-grange-is-upgrading-and-hosting-community-pot-lucks52499-the-cannon-grange-is-upgrading-and-hosting-community-pot-lucks https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52499-the-cannon-grange-is-upgrading-and-hosting-community-pot-lucks52499-the-cannon-grange-is-upgrading-and-hosting-community-pot-lucks

The Cannon Grange is upgrading!  Since September, a new group of officers have been working diligently to make the Grange a center of Wilton community life. 

 “Back in the day, when the Grange was the epicenter of the Community,” remarks Grange historian and long-time member Charles Gilliam,  “the place was extremely active and counted, among its members, the Olmstead's, the Hurlbutt's and other prominent families from Wilton’s storied past.” 

A terrific rendition of the history of the Cannon Grange is found here.

Since the 80s however and through the pandemic and the aging of the membership, the Grange’s numbers substantially decreased - that is, until this Fall! 

The Grange has seen upgrades this Fall to its electrical wiring and, importantly, according to Kateri Devlin, the Grange Treasurer, “there is now a more comfortable seating option, namely home theater couches.  So if a group would like to hold smaller, more intimate gatherings, or possibly, ‘breakout sessions’ from a larger meeting, the new seats are a terrific, comfortable option.  Moreover, they are fun for film or sports watching parties as the Hall acquired a large video screen last Spring.”     A picture of the new couches may be found here:  Renting Cannon Grange Hall – cannongrange.org

COMMUNITY POT LUCK – FRIDAY, JANUARY 6: The upgrades and seating will serve the Grange well as it is holding a number of events and trying to focus more on the community in the new year.   One such event, starting January 6, is the institution of community pot luck dinners.  The Grange provides the beverages; each attendees brings a dish.  Tickets are required for the event (only $2) and may be purchased at COMMUNITY POT LUCK DINNER Tickets in Wilton, CT, United States (ticketleap.com)

 

HOLIDAY MARKET & CRAFTS FAIR – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3: On December 3, the Grange will hold its annual Holiday & Crafts Fair between 10 and 4 pm.   The event this year promises to be better than ever.  If you have any baked goods to donate for this event, it would be highly appreciated. 

SANTA IS COMING ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16:  Did you know that Santa is coming to the Grange on December 16th  Your kids or grandkids will know that this is the real deal!   Tickets are available at: cannongrange.ticketleap.com/afternoon-with-santa-at-the-grange/   

NEW YEAR’s EVE COMEDY FUNDRAISER - DECEMBER 31:  The Grange will be the site of a New Year’s Eve comedy special. Tickets may be bought at: cannongrange.ticketleap.com/new-years-eve-comedy/ or at cannongrange.org  “This happened very quickly – and we were fortunate enough to have some national class comedians who wanted to perform for this Grange benefit,”  remarks Shahan Islam, the VP of the Grange.  “The last comedy event we held in December sold out.” Comedy Night in Wilton Sells Out Again! (hamlethub.com) 

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kerry@ducey.org (The Cannnon Grange) Events Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:28:42 -0500
Wilton's Cannon Grange Holiday Market on December 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52497-wilton-s-cannon-grange-holiday-market52497-wilton-s-cannon-grange-holiday-market https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52497-wilton-s-cannon-grange-holiday-market52497-wilton-s-cannon-grange-holiday-market

The Wilton Cannon Grange is excited to announce our Holiday Market on December 3, 2022 from 10:00 am - 4:00pm

We have a wonderful list of artisans attending and will be selling some fabulous products.  Entry is Free!

We will also have a Bake Sale, Raffle and some Special items for sale.

Artisan's Attending

Beloved Earth Jewelry

Chile King

DD Designs

Flickering Wick

Helping Hands for Tranquility

Laurie Berg Jewelry

Marblehead Sea Glass

Millstone Farm

Small Things Crochet

Sue Pellowe 

Szieze The Day

Trades of Hope

Turtle Moon Wellness 

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Cannon Grange is located at 25 Cannon Road, Wilton CT

 

 

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pattytomasetti27@gmail.com (PattyTom) Events Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:17:08 -0500
FC Buzz Weekend: Let the Holidays Begin! Train Shows, Winder Wonderlands, Musicals and More! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52498-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more52498-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52498-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more52498-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more

FC Buzz Weekend November 25-27

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibLrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

Let the holidays begin! This weekend, pull out your gift list and purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind items created by artists and artisans, enjoy train shows, winter wonderlands, family-friendly musicals, and more. Your spirit will soar through the Arts!

Black Friday Book Sale at Pequot Library, Southport

Friday and Saturday, Nov 25 & 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start your holiday shopping and enjoy a selection of thousands of books and media items in “like new” and “gently used” condition. Ideal for gift-giving! Admission is free, and all items are priced as marked. All proceeds support the library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving thousands of participants each year.

Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show, Rowayton 

Fri, Sun and Tues, Nov 25, 26, & 29, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Sat, Nov 26, 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm through Dec 24th

It’s a wonderland of original, handcrafted works by local artists: small ornaments and holiday-related items as well as jewelry, ceramics and knitted items, plus cards, prints and paintings, and a special selection from the Rowayton Gardeners. Proceeds from the Holiday Gift Show are used to support RAC and its educational outreach. 

The Great Trains Holiday Show at Wilton Historical Society, Wilton

Fri - Sun, Nov 25 - 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nov 30 - Jan 16, Wed - Sat, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm + Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

It’s one of Wilton’s favorite holiday traditions! Explore the Wilton Historical Society, in all its decorated glory, and find multiple layouts of model trains that wind their way through miniature winter landscapes, vibrant towns, and mountain tunnels. Something for everyone - model trains, holiday cheer, and family fun. Through January 16th. 

Holiday Wonderland at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk

Fri, Nov 25, noon - 3:00 pm then Wed – Sun through December 31st

Usher in the holiday season and view the exhibition recognized as one of the 10 Best Holiday Historic Home Tours in the US by USA Today. Capturing the magic of the holiday season with historic-era tree displays, a 19th-century skating scene, a festive holiday dinner party, magnificent gowns, and more. 

“The Santa Story” at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport

Sat and Sun, Nov 26 – Dec 18 + Dec 28 – 30, 12 PM

This wildly popular Cabaret original is the heart-warming and hilarious story of a young Christopher Kringle and his journey to become Santa Claus. The perfect blend of music, mayhem, and merriment for the whole family that is sure to have you ringing jingle bells this holiday season.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Stamford Palace Theatre

Sat, Nov 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

All of your favorite characters will be there - Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. This musical is an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

“Magic – A Ballroom Musical” at Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Sat, Nov 26, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Inaugurate its holiday season by coming to one of two live performances of “Magic.”  It’s the story of Pam and Bob, two lonely people who are offered free ballroom lessons as a holiday gift one enchanted Christmas weekend. The magic that happens next will only be known when you come to the show.

“Music with Wandering Roots” at StationHouse Wine Bar & Grill, Stratford

Sat, Nov 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Shawn Taylor weaves songs from many colored threads of Americana. With a style wandering from Appalachian to island groves, gritty rock to sparse folk ballads, this performance is a testament to Taylor’s past decade of work. 

“Deck the Walls” at Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Sun, Nov 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

This holiday exhibit is a do-not-miss! It includes a Wreath Auction & Sale and Small Works Exhibit. Over 40 stunning, one-of-a-kind wreaths created by designers, artists and others will be on display in the gallery and auctioned online. Bidding runs 11/27 - 12/3 at noon. The exhibit is an annual fundraiser that features a juried selection of original art priced at $250 or less as well as limited-edition prints, cards and other artisan-made items. On view through December 10th.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:15:40 -0500
Wilton Library Invites You To Meet the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Conductor https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52496-wilton-library-invites-you-to-meet-the-ridgefield-symphony-orchestra-conductor52496-wilton-library-invites-you-to-meet-the-ridgefield-symphony-orchestra-conductor https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52496-wilton-library-invites-you-to-meet-the-ridgefield-symphony-orchestra-conductor52496-wilton-library-invites-you-to-meet-the-ridgefield-symphony-orchestra-conductor

Please join us for a special presentation by Yuga Cohler, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, who will be discussing the upcoming RSO concert, MAGIC, which will take place at the David F. Clune Auditorium at Wilton High School on Saturday, December 3. 
 
He will talk about the repertoire for this concert - why he picked the music and history of the pieces; composer history; naming of the concert and why; and how the soloist fits within the music he selected. Whether or not you plan to attend the concert itself, this will be an interesting and educational discussion by one of our area's youngest music directors.
 
Yuga Cohler was hired as RSO Music Director in January 2018 after a 2-year conductor search. He is now 33 years old. Yuga is the youngest graduate to date of the Juilliard School of Orchestral Conducting, studying under Alan Gilbert, then music director of the New York Philharmonic. Tickets for the Dec. 3 MAGIC Concert at the Clune Center can be purchased by visiting www.ridgefieldsymphony.org and clicking "Buy Tickets."
 
Registration required! Register and see more details.
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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Library) Events Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:29:07 -0500
Wilton Library’s Holiday Book Sale Starts Thursday, December 1 at Noon https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52495-wilton-library-s-holiday-book-sale-starts-thursday-december-1-at-noon52495-wilton-library-s-holiday-book-sale-starts-thursday-december-1-at-noon https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52495-wilton-library-s-holiday-book-sale-starts-thursday-december-1-at-noon52495-wilton-library-s-holiday-book-sale-starts-thursday-december-1-at-noon

Wilton Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale kicks off at noon on Thursday, December 1 and runs through Wednesday, December 28, 2022 during regular library hours.

This popular sale features a large array of pristine books in all categories, including children’s and teen’s, art, history, cookbooks, classics, biographies, inspiration, and much more. This year’s sale includes a huge collection of small gift books in about 20 different categories, perfect for stocking stuffers, plus puzzles, journals, and other gift items.

Shoppers will also find a large collection of Christmas CDs at $1 each or $5 per gift bag, shrink-wrapped CDs and DVDs plus other audio-visual items great for gift giving. Inventory is replenished frequently, so bargain hunters are encouraged to shop early and often to cover everyone on their gift list.

All proceeds benefit the library. 1/2 price off everything after Dec. 25. The library will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26. For more information, call 203-762-3950. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT; www.wiltonlibrary.org.

*photo by Wilton Library 

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kerry@ducey.org (Nuchada Julavits) Events Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:31:48 -0500
Greens Sale at Ambler Farm kicks off on November 26! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52494-greens-sale-at-ambler-farm-kicks-off-on-november-2652494-greens-sale-at-ambler-farm-kicks-off-on-november-26 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52494-greens-sale-at-ambler-farm-kicks-off-on-november-2652494-greens-sale-at-ambler-farm-kicks-off-on-november-26

Annual Greens Sale will take place at the Red Barn at Ambler Farm 

General Sales:
Saturday, November 26th | 1 1:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 3rd | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sundays, November 27th and December 4th | 1 1:00am - 4:00pm

The Ambler Farm Greens Sale is a beloved holiday event for so many families. Begin your holiday season by meeting your neighbors, and leave the farm with new friends and freshly cut trees. Enjoy hot cider and sweet treats while you shop. The fire awaits you, and the holiday spirit will be burning brightly.

There are still several opportunities to VOLUNTEER at this year's Green's Sale! Click here for more information. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:25:36 -0500
Wilton Board of Education is seeking candidates, apply by November 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52493-wilton-board-of-education-is-seeking-candidates-apply-by-november-2852493-wilton-board-of-education-is-seeking-candidates-apply-by-november-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/52493-wilton-board-of-education-is-seeking-candidates-apply-by-november-2852493-wilton-board-of-education-is-seeking-candidates-apply-by-november-28

The Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board.

Interested candidates must be registered voters and are required to submit a resume and written answer to questions.  

For more information, please click HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:11:37 -0500
Let's help RADical Hope and Larry Bossidy break the grip of emotional isolation that is killing our young people https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52492-let-s-help-radical-hope-and-larry-bossidy-break-the-grip-of-emotional-isolation-that-is-killing-our-young-people52492-let-s-help-radical-hope-and-larry-bossidy-break-the-grip-of-emotional-isolation-that-is-killing-our-young-people https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/52492-let-s-help-radical-hope-and-larry-bossidy-break-the-grip-of-emotional-isolation-that-is-killing-our-young-people52492-let-s-help-radical-hope-and-larry-bossidy-break-the-grip-of-emotional-isolation-that-is-killing-our-young-people

Ridgefield resident Larry Bossidy is on a mission to stop the #2 killer of college students, death by suicide. 

Please consider joining Bossidy on his journey to save lives by donating to RADical Hope Foundation here.

Our mission is to break the grip of emotional isolation that is killing our young people. We do this by expanding and delivering measurable, science-based programs that fill critical gaps and equip America’s youth with the skills they need to thrive. 

-Pam Martin, RADical Hope Co-Founder

Founded by Bossidy’s daughter and son-in-law Pam and Phil Martin in honor of their son, Chris who died by suicide in the fall of 2017, RADical Hope Foundation’s charge is to break the grip of emotional isolation that is claiming the lives of our youth.

On November 29, 2022, the nonprofit will hold its second annual event at the Union League Club in New York City, raising funds toward this critical mission. New York University Vice Chancellor, Linda Mills will be honored with the Christopher Martin Award for student mental health over the last two decades.

Special guests include Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., former NFL wide receiver. Dave Price, WNBC Weather Anchor will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

Once again, Ridgefield resident and artist Tina Cobelle-Sturges has created a piece of art symbolic of the nonprofit’s mission. “All Around Us” is a 48x60 oil on canvas original painting. In 2021, Sturges painting raised $60,000 for RADical Hope Foundation.

RADical Hope has successfully given 10,000 students the tools to help with the increase of social disconnection college students are feeling like never before. The students in the program have given it rave reviews, with 87% recommending it to other students. Their goal is to reach 1 million kids, and do it while making sure there is zero cost to the institutions or kids participating in the program. 

The pandemic has only magnified the urgency to help our young people and the need for RADical Hope. 

According to a new BestColleges.com 2022 survey, 95% of college students have experienced negative mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19 and nearly half (46%) of those who responded reported feeling isolated and lonely and close to one-third (32%) experienced feelings of hopelessness.

RADical Hope identifies, develops and funds proven frontline engagement programs that deliver on its mission priorities: Connectivity, Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment and Sustainability.

The community is invited to bid on an array of live auction items. Please stay tuned for details on the bidding process and a complete list of items. 

More information about RADical Hope’s powerful work can be found at www.radicalhopefoundation.org.

Please consider joining Larry Bossidy on his journey to save lives by donating to RADical Hope Foundation here.

 

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Jingle All the Way with Music on the Hill in Wilton https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52490-jingle-all-the-way-with-music-on-the-hill-in-wilton52490-jingle-all-the-way-with-music-on-the-hill-in-wilton https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/52490-jingle-all-the-way-with-music-on-the-hill-in-wilton52490-jingle-all-the-way-with-music-on-the-hill-in-wilton

Jingle All the Way with Music on the Hill on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Festive Singing, Bell Ringing, and Holiday Crafts!

Join Music on the Hill at the Wilton Historical Society as they perform festive holiday carols and winter songs with singers and ringers! Jingle All the Way will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 2:00 – 3:00 outside by the Abbott Barn. Perfect for all ages, and includes a fun jingle-bell craft. No charge, donations encouraged. Be sure to leave time to see the Great Trains Holiday Show from 10:00 – 4:00.

Rain/snow date: Sunday, December 4, 2:00 – 3:00

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd, Wilton

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kerry@ducey.org (Jordan Mason) Events Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:26:44 -0500