Wilton Center Road Paving Begins Today

Road paving efforts on River Rd. on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Road paving efforts on River Rd..

This morning, Nov. 3, crews will begin milling Wilton Center roads, including:  River Rd., Old Ridgefield Rd. and Center St.. The scheduled milling work will take approximately 2-3 days to complete and will result in traffic delays. Asphalt paving activity will most likely start on Friday morning, Nov. 6, and take approximately two days to complete, hopefully by late Monday, Nov. 9.

Town officials are asking for Drivers’ patience and cooperation with police officers and traffic control flaggers. Schedule changes due to weather or other issues will be communicated promptly, according to a notice from the first selectman’s office.

Wilton YMCA Invites Community to 2nd Kickoff Event of Program Targeting Child Sexual Abuse

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ith one successful introductory event under their collective belt, the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, Wilton Public Schools and Trackside Teen Center are inviting community organizations and members to learn about a program the three groups are bringing to Wilton, to offer sexual abuse prevention training to the community.  The kick-off event to learn more about the Stewards of Children program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Trackside (15 Station Rd.).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. This shocking statistic is one reason why leaders from the three organizing groups have collaborated to bring the program to Wilton.

The nationally recognized Stewards of Children training was created by nonprofit Darkness to Light and teaches adults how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The kick off event will introduce guests to the training and is offered to day care providers, coaches, youth organizers, teachers, parents and concerned citizens.

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(L to R) Trackside director Mark Ketley, Riverbrook YMCA CEO Bob McDowell, and Wilton Public Schools superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith

“At the Y, we are committed to protecting the innocence of children,” says Bob McDowell, CEO of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA. “We are glad to be part of the solution by educating responsible adults and we are grateful to Wilton Public Schools and Trackside for partnering in this important community effort.”

Twenty percent of sexually abused children are under the age of eight. More than ninety percent of children who’ve been sexually abused know their abusers. Darkness to Light is taking a proactive approach to diminishing this social ill. Studies have shown that participants in the Stewards of Children training program are better prepared to discuss child sex abuse issues with children and other adults, and are more aware of potential signs that sexual abuse may be occurring.

Stewards of Children was recognized by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services in their publication “Emerging Practices in Child Abuse Prevention.”

The kick off event is free. To RSVP contact Christene Freedman at via email or call 203.762.8384, ext. 279. For additional information about Darkness to Light visit their website.

Wilton Woman’s Club ‘Shop & Sip’ to Benefit Senior Center

The Wilton Woman’s Club is inviting the public to join WWC members and friends for a fun ‘Shop & Sip’ night on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Two local stores⎯Open House and Signature Style⎯ are opening their doors to the event, and will donate 10-percent of proceeds from all sales during the evening to benefit the Wilton Senior Center.

Participants will enjoy wine, non-alcoholic drinks and cheese while shopping for treasures and getting a jump on holiday gift buying while socializing with friends.

Both stores are located in the Wilton Center:  Open House is at 9 Center St. and Signature Style is at 72 Old Ridgefield Rd..

Registration is requested so that the WWC can approximate how many shoppers to expect. Please register for this event, to give us an approximate idea of how many shoppers to expect. Click here to register.