Wilton Quakers celebrate 75 years

At times, people feel overcome with the sense to stand up and share that message or revelation with everyone else in that worship meeting. Michel Loth, of Stamford, was one of the members who attended the 75th anniversary party, which consisted of worship, yoga dance, food and music, and a history lesson from Renda McCaughan. Today, the group gathers at its meetinghouse at 317 New Canaan Road, beside the Connecticut Friends School that exists under the group’s care. Since the meeting is unprogrammed in the Quaker tradition, members gather in Read More …

The Virgin Islands inspire local pair’s clothing line

WILTON — Since 1995, designs from Jennifer Paganelli’s Sis Boom collection have won over thousands of fans and have been featured in print, online and on TV worldwide. […] the longtime textile designer said she’s ready for change and wants to take her career into a new direction through her recently launched ready-to-wear clothing line, East End Lifestyle. East End Lifestyle also features vintage finds, new jewels and accessories, and Paganelli’s exclusive artwork. […] in her twelfth year, Paganelli has designed more than 50 collections for Freespirit Fabrics, Jo-Ann Stores, Read More …

Wilton parties choose candidates for November

WILTON — The town committees for the Democratic and Republican parties endorsed their candidates for the November municipal elections Wednesday night. The Democratic Town Committee met at the Comstock Community Center and unanimously approved the slate of candidates as presented that night, with the addition of Gretchen Jeanes as a nominee for the Board of Education shortly before voting occurred. The meeting began as an open meeting, with a few non-RTC members present at the Town Hall annex meeting room, and several uncontested nominations for the Zoning Board of Appeals, Read More …

Police: Intoxicated man crashed into pole, causing power outages

WILTON — A Ridgefield man is facing drunken-driving charges after he slammed into a telephone pole and caused power outages in the surrounding neighborhood, police said. The force of the crash snapped the telephone pole, causing power outages in the surrounding neighborhood for nearly two hours. Read more of  Police: Intoxicated man crashed into pole, causing power outages

Milford restaurant week runs through Sunday

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 From left; Dave Rancourt, of Enfield, Joe Mish, of Wilton, and Carl Sturino, of New Milford, enjoy lunch during Dine Out Milford week at Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. During the week of July 17 to July 23 the restaurant, along with others in the city, features discounted prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. less From left; Dave

Wilton man charged with assaulting his girlfriend

Eventually, the woman managed to escape to a nearby gas station where she finally contacted police, who stopped by the residence and took Orsher into custody. Orsher was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with a 911 call. Read more of  Wilton man charged with assaulting his girlfriend

Sean Goldrick: Throwing some light on the Sunshine State

Last month, Republican state representatives Fred Camillo of Greenwich and Gail Lavielle of Wilton and state senator and gubernatorial hopeful Toni Boucher participated in a rally in Norwalk at which Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott urged Connecticut business owners to leave Connecticut and move to Florida. Though Scott grew rich defrauding federal health programs, he refused to implement the ACA’s Medicaid expansion for low- and moderate-income Floridians, denying a million Floridians health insurance. While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Mallloy and Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill have worked tirelessly Read More …

Westport Transitions: Bankside at National Hall

48-60 Wilton Road, Westport: Crews strip down in mid-July the former Save the Children headquarters along the Saugatuck River, with developer David Adam Realty planning to convert the property into a boutique office building called Bankside at National Hall, totaling just over 60,000 square of space. Built in 1960, the building was used by the Famous Artists School before Save the Children occupied it for 40 years through 2014, when it moved to Fairfield.

Wilton Man Charged With Beacon Falls Burglary

State police charged a 27-year-old man from Wilton with seven crimes in connection to an alleged burglary July 16 in Beacon Falls. Dylan J. Owen was charged with second-degree burglary, risk of injury to a child, possession of burglar’s tools, second-degree criminal trespass, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree breach of peace. Read more of  Wilton Man Charged With Beacon Falls Burglary

Man charged in Beacon Falls burglary

BEACON FALLS, Conn. (WTNH)- State Troopers arrested a man they say was burglarizing a home in Beacon Falls over the weekend. Troopers say they were called to the home on July 16. Officials stated when they got to the home they found 27-year-old Dylan Owen of Wilton outside. The homeowners told Troopers that Owen was outside, trying to get inside with tools, and that several of their windows were even broken. Troopers say Owen caused significant damage to a number of exterior windows and two cars parked outside. No one Read More …

State Police: Man Arrested After He Tries To Break Into Occupied Beacon Falls House

A Wilton man was arrested after he tried to break into an occupied house early Saturday, state police said. Dylan J. Owen, 27, of Antler Lane was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor, among others, after the burglary in Beacon Falls,… Read more of  State Police: Man Arrested After He Tries To Break Into Occupied Beacon Falls House

Man Arrested After He Tries To Break Into Occupied Beacon Falls House, State Police Say

A Wilton man was arrested after he tried to break into an occupied house early Saturday, state police said. Dylan J. Owen, 27, of Antler Lane was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor, among others, after the burglary in Beacon Falls,… Read more of  Man Arrested After He Tries To Break Into Occupied Beacon Falls House, State Police Say

Troopers: With family home, Wilton man smashes windows in burglary

“Homeowners informed troopers that they observed Owen outside of their house with tools in hand and he broke several windows attempting to gain entry into the house,” according to the arrest report. Owen was taken into custody and charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, risk of minor to a minor, second-degree breach of peace, possession of burglar’s tools and sixth degree larceny.   Read more of  Troopers: With family home, Wilton man smashes windows in burglary

Drop-in summer crafts at Wilton Library

The Water, Wind & World program stimulates kids’ imaginations with stories and activities while learning about ecosystems, animals, and resources in the world they live in. Drop-in story times, drop-in activities, large-group enrichment and entertainment programs and animal visits are just some of the events planned through Aug. 25. Read more of  Drop-in summer crafts at Wilton Library

Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids in Wilton

WILTON — The Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at the Wilton Historical Society teaches kids a “reciept” (recipe) used in the Connecticut region. Previous sessions have made bannock cakes, pease porridge, pickles, an amulet of green peas, apple tansey, fairy butter, pumpkin bread, cranberry shortbread, New Year’s “cakes,” New England chowder, hand pies, cheese and ramp soufflé, and pea and watercress Rappahannock. Read more of  Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids in Wilton

Hundreds without power in Weston, Wilton

The day after strong thunderstorms moved through Connecticut, the town of Weston has the most power outages in the state. Eversource reports Friday monning that 696 customers are without electricity. The outages in this heavily wooded town are from downed trees and branches onto utility wires. Wilton, which borders Weston, has 100 outages. Easton has ll outages. Only one power outages is reported in Greenwich. In all, 926 of Eversource’s 1.3 million customers have no power.   Read more of  Hundreds without power in Weston, Wilton

Summer adventures at Wilton’s Ambler Farm

WILTON — Throughout the summer weeks, children can feed kale to pigmy goats, cook with farm-grown ingredients, harvest vegetables and fruits, and cool off in the sprinkler at Ambler Farm. Adventures at the Farm allows students to experience farm life every week, from learning about plants in the educational gardens to checking the nesting box for eggs. Visiting the baby chicks, ducks, turkeys and rabbits are also a popular activity, as well as woodworking and hayrides. Students are divided by grade levels, from preschool to seventh grade, for appropriate activities, Read More …

Learning how to code at Wilton Continuing Education

WILTON — Sarah Albanese carefully drew a pattern of black lines and colored segments with Crayola markers on a white piece of paper and placed a small, smart toy robot where the code started. The weeklong camp was led by Tim Ley, a library media specialist at Miller-Driscoll School and a former eighth-grade social studies teacher at Middlebrook School, and Carolina Quagliarello, an eighth-grade Spanish teacher at Middlebrook. Students learned how to sew a circuit, create stuffed felt designs that light up with LEDs, and use a 3D printing pen Read More …

Wilton residents call for more transparency in future AROD proceedings

Like many other Ridgefield Road residents, Vicki Mavis felt blindsided by the so-called age restricted overlay district that permitted the construction of age-restricted communities on Danbury, Westport and Ridgefield roads, which she argued had been crafted and passed by the Planning and Zoning Commission in November without their input. In a series of public hearings regarding the proposed Ridgefield Road development, residents like Mavis argued that the town failed to adequately inform the public of the pending regulation changes, and, in doing so, shoehorned potentially harmful regulation changes without alerting Read More …

Wilton mom starts new magazine to empower young girls

Some of the regular features of the quarterly publication will include: “Strong Body,” which will highlight healthy recipes and strategies for keeping their bodies strong; “Strong Mind,” which will cover emotional issues middle-school-aged girls may face; “Growing up in…,” which will feature girls from other cultures growing up in the U.S. or living overseas; and a “Little Miss Fix It” column that shows readers how to fix things like a punctured tire. The first issue is almost complete, featuring articles on financial management, the Olympic Syrian refugee, Yusra Mardini, national Read More …

Wilton CEO has Havas helping Save the Children

If never getting that R.N. degree, she is doing her part to keep people out of the doctor’s office, and now is marshaling some of her 4,000 employees to promote the health of children globally. Murphy is CEO of Havas Health & You, leading a marketing organization numbering some 4,000 employees globally that handles marketing for both pharmaceutical companies and insurers as well as consumer wellness companies like FitBit and Weight Watchers. Murphy was raised by her mother in Brooklyn, going on to study accounting at Pace University and working Read More …

Donut shop eyes summer opening in Wilton

Uncle Leo’s Coffee & Donuts is opening its second location, on Danbury Road in Wilton at the site of a former Blimpie sandwich shop. The shop was launched in 2014 in Redding’s Georgetown district by Norwalk residents Leo Spinelli Jr. and his son Leo Spinelli III, also offering a lunch menu and snacks like fresh-baked cookies. Uncle Leo’s plans to open this summer, having yet to reveal a date. Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; www.twitter.com/casoulman

AIG quietly renews lease for Wilton office

The New York City-based financial services giant AIG renewed its lease at 50 Danbury Rd. in Wilton, taking nearly 50,000 square feet of space according to commercial real estate brokerage firms JLL and Newmark Knight Frank. AIG uses the Wilton office for its global capital markets unit that focuses on derivatives that hedge its exposure to risk, sharing the building with Cotiviti and the Epsilon subsidiary of Alliance Data Systems.

TheatreWorks New Milford to stage 'Zombie Prom' opening Friday night

NEW MILFORD >> TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the 1950’s rock musical Zombie Prom by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, Friday at 8 p.m. for a four week run with an opening night ice cream sundae party after the show. Zombie Prom is based a fictional story of a teenage boy that is brought back to life by the love of his high-school sweetheart. The scene is set at Enrico Fermi High School, where the law is laid down by a zany and tyrannical principal. Senior Toffee has fallen Read More …

Another car stolen in Wilton, 9 in a single week

WILTON — Police are reporting an additional car theft in last week’s car break-in spree, bringing the total number of cars affected to nine. Lt. Rob Kluk, a police spokesman, said that police believe the stolen car was a part of a wave of car break-ins and thefts that led to another car being taken from the Avalon homes on Danbury Road at some point on July 2.