Malloy and Himes to Visit Wilton Thursday

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will be holding a Town Hall in Wilton this Thursday, Jan. 21 to hear from the community, answer questions, and address issues they feel are most important. Residents are invited to join the congressman at 6:30 p.m. at Trackside Teen Center (15 Station Rd.).

According to an email from Himes’ office, he is looking for constituent feedback. “Our nation is facing a variety of challenges, from the threats of domestic and international terrorism to the need to grow and invest in our economy. Jobs, education, transportation and energy policy are all at the top of the list of issues I think we need Congressional action on, but I want to hear from you.” The office is also asking for comments and subjects of interest to be submitted ahead of time, online.

The Cannon Grange Hall (25 Cannon Rd.) will be the site of a 30-minute Wilton visit by Gov. Dannel Malloy, also on Thursday, Jan. 21. Malloy will make opening remarks at 7 p.m., and then will hold a meet and greet with attendees.

Early Childhood Presentation Immediately Follows

A presentation from the Apple Blossom School and Family Center on the importance of early childhood education will immediately follow Malloy’s appearance. Their program is part of the Grange’s bi-monthly meeting and educational lecture series.

Entitled, “How to Build Community and Honor Childhood in a Fast Paced World,” the presentation from Apple Blossom faculty will talk about Waldorf education, the role of community, and how to respect the needs of growing children in the busy schedules of the 21st century.

Apple Blossom School and Family Center is a Waldorf school on Cannon Rd. serving children, ages birth to 6, and their families in lower Fairfield County.

A press release from the school says, “With the topic of how to approach early education being discussed across the country, the Waldorf approach can offer some real-life suggestions on how to counterbalance the reality of young children being pushed too fast too early. By emphasizing spending time outside everyday, meeting children where they are developmentally, and supporting greater community activities, children are able to grow into an intellectual, physical and emotional maturity that will allow them a greater resilience in modern life.”

All events are free and open to the public.