JoyRide Wilton Hosting Ribbon Cutting and Open House Party Thursday

JoyRide Wilton, the town’s first dedicated indoor cycling studio, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Wilton Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at 3 Godfrey Pl..

Attendees are invited to stay following the ceremony to meet JoyRide instructors and staff and tour the studio. There will be complimentary beer, wine, bubbly and nibbles and a live DJ will be playing tunes for a festive night. All are welcome, RSVP by email.

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Rep. Lavielle Named a 2015 Children’s Champion

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Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), the ranking member of the Education Committee, was named a 2015 CT Early Childhood Alliance Children’s Champion at the Naramake Family Resource Center Preschool in Norwalk on Monday, September 21. Rep. Lavielle is one of 26 state legislators honored this year by the CT Early Childhood Alliance, an outreach and advocacy organization.

Every year, the Alliance recognizes legislators who worked closely with early childhood advocates to shape legislation that impacts the well-being of CT’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety.

Lavielle, who represents Wilton, Norwalk, and Westport, was awarded for her strong support of expanding access to early childhood programs and services, including early literacy and mental and behavioral health services. She also received the award in 2013.

“We value Rep. Lavielle’s knowledge and commitment to early learning and the success of all of Connecticut’s children,” said Merrill Gay, executive director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance.

“Early childhood is the most critical period in a child’s development,” Lavielle said. “It’s the best time to build a solid foundation for good health, emotional well-being, and lifelong learning abilities. Children who are well prepared both intellectually and emotionally to enter school progress the fastest, and are best equipped to learn new material, make friends, and take advantage of opportunities as they grow and develop. I thank the CT Early Childhood Alliance for its dedication to young children, and I am proud to stand beside this distinguished group of professionals who are so dedicated to improving the lives of young people. I thank them for their recognition, and I am honored to be named a Children’s Champion.”

Wilton Library to Thrill Audience with Karen Slaughter Appearance on Release Date of Her New Thriller, Sept. 29

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International bestselling author Karin Slaughter visits Wilton Library on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., the same day as the release of her latest psychological thriller, Pretty Girls.

The author has more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world and is known for her Will Trent and Grant County Series books, and New York Times bestseller Cop Town.

Tickets are $30 and include a hardcover copy of Pretty Girls and two seats at the event. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For registration, information and directions, visit the Wilton Library website or call 203.762.3950, ext. 247. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd..

League of Women Voters says Register to Vote Today, on National Voter Recognition Day

National Voter Registration Day is today, Tuesday, Sept. 22.

In celebration of the right to vote, the Wilton League of Women Voters, in cooperation with Wilton’s Registrars of Voters, will be accepting voter registration applications in the Stop & Shop Plaza during the pre-dinner hours, from 4-6 p.m..

The Wilton Registrars may accept voter registration applications from anyone eligible to vote in any CT town, provided the CT resident is a U.S. Citizen and 18 or older by Nov. 3, 2015. Exercise your right as a U.S. Citizen and register to vote! For further information, contact the registrars via email.