Are You Registered to Vote? Special Saturday Voter Registration Session
In preparation for the Nov. 3, 2015 municipal election, registrars of voters Tina Gardner and Carole Young-Kleinfeld will open their office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 for voter registration. Voters may also stop in at any time during normal business hours to the registrars’ office in Town Hall to check their voter registration information.
Connecticut also now offers online voter registration at voterregistration.ct.gov for eligible Wilton residents with Connecticut drivers licenses.
The Nov. 3 municipal election will include voting for local officials, boards, and commissions. All three polling places—Wilton High School Clune Center, Middlebrook Gymnasium, and Cider Mill School will be open for voting from 6 a.m. to 8 pm..
Wilton voters may use the CT Secretary of the State’s Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder online to check their registration and polling place. For those who will be absent from town on Nov. 3, absentee ballot applications are available now from Wilton’s Town Clerk or on the town website.
For further information, call the Wilton’s registrars of voters at 203.563.0111.
Riverdance Cast Member to Teach Irish Dance at Trackside
Trackside Teen Center is thrilled to announce an exciting new Irish dance course for Wilton students featuring Riverdance performer, Meghan Lucey. In addition to touring all over the world with Riverdance since 2007, Lucey has made several TV appearances, including Riverdance: On Ice in 2011, America’s Got Talent with the Irish Dance/Hip Hop crew Hammerstep in 2013, and a recent performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Meghan has teamed up with Trackside to give students the opportunity to have fun with Irish dance in a creative and stress-free class. Special shoes, auditions and prior experience will not be required. Meghan Lucey is a certified Irish dance teacher with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin Ireland.
Classes are open to Wilton students in grades 6-12. The class will meet on Wednesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m.. The class fee is $200. Register online. For more information, contact Amy at Trackside via email or call 203.834.2888.
Last Chance this Fall for Walking Tour of Historic Lambert Corner
Join former first selectman and Wilton historian Bob Russell on the final walking tour offered this fall of the Wilton Historical Society’s preserved Lambert Corner buildings. To be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m., the hour-long guided tour includes the Lambert House, which was built on the site c.1726, and eight other buildings moved there in order to preserve them. They are the Lambert Cottage, Kent District School, Hurlbutt Street Country Store and Post Office, Wilton Railroad Station, Davenport Barn, Cannon Family General Store, 18th-century Cannon Family Corn Crib and the not-to-be-missed George Davenport Greek Revival Privy. The entire site comprises Wilton’s Historic District #1. The group will set out from the porch of the Historical Christmas Barn.
Russell, Wilton historian and author of Wilton, Connecticut: Three Centuries of People, Places, and Progress, will share some of the interesting stories of the people associated with the buildings. He may well recount the details from a chapter in his book concerning “the most sensational crime in Wilton’s history, which took place in December 1897, when the last Wilton member of one of the town’s most prominent families, a quiet unassuming gentleman schoolteacher, David S. Lambert, was shot down in cold blood in his home, the Lambert House”.
The buildings at Lambert Corner were moved to the site of the original Lambert homestead, know as “Lilacstead” at the intersection of Routes 7 and 33 over the past 40 years. Most of the buildings are now used as shops and offices. The Wilton Historical Society was a pioneer in what is now called adaptive re-use – historic structures which have been updated for contemporary use. The Society has rescued, in total, 18 buildings typical of a New England rural community on three campuses in Wilton, all visible from Route 7.
Tours will end at noon at the Historical Christmas Barn store, 150 Danbury Rd., where cider and cookies will be served. Other businesses in the complex will be open. Comfortable walking attire is suggested.
Wilton, Connecticut: Three Centuries of People, Places, and Progress is available for purchase at the Wilton Historical Society’s Betts Store.
Register for this event via e-mail: or call 203.762.7257.