Norwalk Police offer a St. Paddy’s Parade; Fairfield County Giving Day

Once AroundNORWALK, Conn. —  The St. Patrick’s Day parade, Fairfield County Giving Day, Scouts can get into Aquarium free on Saturday, and a walk through the Belknap Preserve.

Time for a parade

The Norwalk Police Emerald Society is planning the 2017 Norwalk St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Saturday morning. At 11 a.m., the parade, led by the 2017 Grand Marshal Ollie O’Neill, will begin at Veteran’s Park, proceed up Washington Street and North Main Street and end at Pine Street.  A ceremony is expected to immediately follow, under the tent at O’Neill’s Pub at 93 North Main St. The parade will feature the music of the Norwalk Emerald Society Pipe Band along with members of the Norwalk Police Department, Norwalk Fire Department, Norwalk Hospital Emergency Medical Service, Norwalk Veterans, O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Diageo float, 95.9 The Fox, St. Patrick’s Gaelic Football Club and much more.

The parade route will cause the following temporary road closures:

  • Fort Point St. at Seaview Avenue
  • Washington Street at Water Street
  • Washington Street at North Main Street
  • North Main Street at Marshal Street
  • North Main Street at Ann Street
  • North Main Street at Martin Luther King Drive

Closures are expected to last no more than 10-15 minutes.

The Norwalk Police Emerald Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


A day for local giving

It’s Fairfield County Giving Day on this, March 9, and just in case NoN dropped the ball, a series of emails came in Wednesday as a reminder.

“Give Where You Live,” the Norwalk Senior Center said, appealing for funding for Meals on Wheels and the center, calling the drive “a 24 hour on-line fundraising competition to help non-profits in our local area raise the money needed to continue critical programs and services.”

“Your support of Triangle Community Center, this day and every day, goes right back into our community,” another email said.

“Help NRWA Protect Water Quality And Wildlife Habitat in Our Watershed,” the Norwalk River Watershed Association said.

“Make a difference for families,” the Open Door Shelter said.

Then there’s this from Chapman Hyperlocal Media Inc. Board member Claire Schoen.

Tomorrow is Fairfield County Giving Day, sponsored by the Fairfield County Foundation,” Schoen wrote. “While we aren’t one of the official organizations being sponsored, there’s no reason we can’t make some noise … to ask for people to help out NoN.”

Chapman Hyperlocal Media Inc. is also a 501(c)3.


Scouts get free admittance to Maritime Aquarium

(Courtesy The Maritime Aquarium)

(Courtesy The Maritime Aquarium)

“This Saturday … March 11 … is our annual Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium,” a press release said.  “We have a slew of badge programs, cruises and other things going on that required advance registration. It’s too late to sign up for those BUT … any Girl Scout or Boy Scout (adult leaders included) who wear their uniform this Saturday get an admission discount.”
Belknap Preserve Guided Conservation Commission Walk

At 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, Colleen O’Brien of the Wilton Conservation Commission will lead a walk through the “stunning” Belknap Preserve, a press release said.

“ All are welcome, including dogs on leash,” the release said. “Refreshments following the walk provide time to chat with neighbors and representatives from the co-sponsoring groups: Town of Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club, Norwalk River Watershed Association. Park at 10 Wampum Hill Road entrance. From Wilton, take route 7 north for 2.6 miles to Honey Hill Road on the right (east). Follow Honey Hill 0.7 miles to Wampum Hill Road. Turn right (south) and the entrance is 200′ south on the right; the kiosk is visible from the road .  Parking is along the street near the entrance. Registration at [email protected] is recommended to assure you can be contacted should the weather require rescheduling.”

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