Georgetown Saloon Opens
The Georgetown Saloon is back! Originally a fixture on the local restaurant and music scene dating back to 1978, the Saloon closed in 2012. After a somewhat false restart last winter with one new owner, the restaurant is now in new hands and kicking into gear after a soft open last week. New owners Bob Manere and Peter Collins have renovated the interior, made over the menu to bring back more pub-type dishes, and committed to making music a centerpiece once more.
The Georgetown Saloon is located at 8 Main St., in Georgetown.
Cannon Grange Hosts Forum for 1st Selectman Candidates
A Forum for Candidates running for First Selectman of the Town of Wilton will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the historic Cannon Grange Hall located at 25 Cannon Rd.. Both candidates–Lynne Vanderslice and Deb McFadden–are scheduled to attend.
The forum will kick off with introductions at 7:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7 p.m.. The public is encouraged to attend what promises to be a dynamic, informational session to meet the candidates and to hear in detail the plans each candidate has for her role as Wilton’s next chief executive and her vision for Wilton.
A question and answer period will follow the introductions and the remarks that each candidate makes. Questions may be emailed ahead of time to for people unable to attend the Forum.
Important to note, organizers have reinforced that the evening’s program will be an informational session, and not a debate.
Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Parking is available at the Grange Hall and the Cannondale RR Station.
Cannon Grange was organized in May, 1899 and is one of Wilton’s oldest organizations still in existence meeting in its original hall. It is an organization for families, adults, youth and teens who are age 14 and above. For additional information, please email Cannon Grange, or telephone 203.762.1900.
JoyRide Wilton Holds Ribbon Cutting on their New Wilton Location
The Wilton business community officially welcomed JoyRide Wilton to town, holding a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept 24. Members of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce board (and executive director Janeen Lepert) were on hand along with selectman Deborah McFadden, as owners Amy Pal and Kevin Manley and their sons had fun with the red ribbon.
JoyRide Wilton is located at 3 Godfrey Pl..
Cheerleaders Stuff the Bus
The Wilton High School Cheerleaders and Football players teamed up for their annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive to benefit the Wilton Food Pantry, during last Friday night’s game against Staples. They invited attendees to literally stuff the bus with goods for the Food Pantry, and the public didn’t disappoint.
Following the game, the cheerleaders and players brought the food over and helped stock the shelves at Wilton Social Services.
Cat with 9 Lives Rescued by Wilton Fire Department
Molly the cat belongs to the Dyson family of Wilton. She turns three this October but it seems as if she thinks she’s ready for bigger adventures.
Just last Friday, she slipped out the front door and got spooked when she saw a dog being walked by a neighbor. It scared poor Molly so much she high-tailed it 35 feet up the nearest tree.
Thankfully, the Wilton Fire Department got a chance to do the proverbial rescuing a cat out of a tree. They showed up and used a 35-ft. ladder to bring her down. Smart thinking, they held her by the back of her neck to get her down and then held her tightly and brought her all the way back into the house cause so she wouldn’t get loose again on the handoff to Molly’s owner.
The Dysons are convinced that Molly really is the cat with nine lives. Shortly after she was adopted from PAWS in 2014, Molly got lost when she escaped her carrier and lived in the Walmart parking lot for three months. She was found when she walked up to a women the parking lot, who picked her up brought her home and then returned to PAWS with Molly the next day.
Good to know Molly’s safe and sound at home, until the next adventure.
Wilton U9 Girls Shock Shelton 6-0
Wilton GU9 White stormed past Shelton on Sunday, Sept. 27 with a 6-0 win. Abigail Schmitt and Julia Munrow combined for the shut out at goalie, with Munrow also finding the back of the net twice. A dominating midfield led by Grace Costa, Chloe Flatt, Kate Lane, Sophie Fitzgerald and Mia Robustelli set the tone early, with Ellie Drew, Annalise Lamanna, Lia Lombardi and Elizabeth Crocitto locking down the back end. Before the halftime whistle blew, Lane had scored twice and Grace Ratcliffe and Izzy Wilkinson once each.