Mark Your Calendars for Free Ice Cream!

Blue Star Bazaar is celebrating the opening of their new store and offering free ice cream treats on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. (while supplies last). The store is located at 237 Danbury Rd..

blue star bazaar ice cream

At Least it Wasn’t a Bear…

A reader and her husband snapped this photo while walking their dogs in the Town Forest on Monday. She sent it to GOOD Morning Wilton along with the note, “Some creative hiker must have put it together — no small feat! I thought others might like to see — a hidden jewel in our wonderful woods! Sure beats stumbling upon a bear!”

We’ve spotted many such zen rock stacks as we’ve hiked along Wilton’s trails, especially the recently opened section of the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s Wilton Loop. If you spot anything along your hikes (especially wildlife), please feel free to send us images and pictures, at

town forest trail marker sculpture

Wilton’s Youth United Group Helps Habitat for Humanity Build Homes

Youth United is the youth organization of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County and is a program focused on giving young people from different backgrounds, faiths, organizations and towns the opportunity to work together to sponsor and support a Habitat house.

Members of Wilton’s Youth United will meet on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. at the home of Stu and Margie Holcombe at 28 Calvin Rd. to discuss the 2015–16 year, introduce the group to new members and overview the scheduled activities for the fall.

Anyone interested in attending, please email Margie Holcombe. Parents are invited to accompany their students and refreshments will be served.

Youth United Pamphile Family Groundbreaking

Westport author Clarinda Higgins to Discuss Service Legacy of Albert Schweitzer and Young Aide, at Wilton Rotary Meeting Sept. 11

A teen’s year of service at a jungle clinic in West Africa run by one of the 20th century’s most admired figures will be the topic of Westport author Clarinda Higgins at the Wilton Rotary meeting on Sept. 11.

Higgins will examine the dual legacies of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and of her own first cousin, Mark Higgins, as she discusses her book, Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man’s Journey. Her 18-year-old cousin, Mark Higgins, had taken a gap year after prep school and traveled to Gabon in West Africa where he was employed at the clinic treating natives suffering from leprosy and other tropical diseases.

He worked for Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient and medical missionary, before embarking on a solo trek through central Africa in 1960. In so doing, he set in motion a series of events that has had lasting consequences.

“It is an adventure story, a mystery and an inspiration about a young man with a vision of service above self,” Clarinda Higgins says. “But the larger story revolves around the dramatic events that were occurring as African colonies attained independence in 1960, and what Mark’s service has meant to succeeding generations.”

She spent weeks in Gabon retracing her cousin’s footsteps and completing research for the book, capping more than two years of dedicated fact-finding.

The Rotary Club of Wilton meets at Marly’s Bar and Bistro at 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. in Wilton. The luncheon meeting begins at 12:15 p.m..