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Author: Paul M. Lanning

  • Norwalk hazardous waste collection set for Aug. 31

    Norwalk hazardous waste collection set for Aug. 31

    Norwalk’s Hazardous Waste Collection Event is set for Saturday Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ponus Ridge Middle School, located at 20 Hunters Lane.  If you can’t make it that day, go to one of the others listed below. The events are free to Norwalk residents presenting a driver’s license, vehicle registration,…

  • Memorial Day parade plan

    Memorial Day parade plan

    Norwalk’s 2024 Memorial Day Parade will march at 10 a.m.on Monday, May 27 from Veterans Park, 42 Seaview Avenue, to the Town Green on East Avenue.  U.S. Army Veteran Richard Olson, Commander of Norwalk’s American Legion Post 12, is the parade’s Grand Marshal.  According to a press release, this will be the third year that a C-130 military transport plane is scheduled to…

  • Fight, robots, fight!

    Fight, robots, fight!

    Sixteen teams of builder-controlled robots will fight each other, using unortodox weaponry and crafty defenses, when Norwalk-based National Havoc Robot League holds its Teams Championship on Saturday June 1 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. at House of Havoc, located at 165 Water Street in Norwalk.   According to a news release, riotous robot combat tournaments…

  • Norwalk Library’s main floor to close for new carpeting

    Norwalk Library’s main floor to close for new carpeting

    The first floor of the Norwalk Public Library’s Main Branch, 1 Belden Avenue, will be closed for new carpet installation this Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23.  New books, computers, and printing services will be moved to the lower level, which will be fully accessible as will the second-floor children’s department. According to a press release, other…

  • “Dining in the Gilded Age,” with food historian at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, June 4

    “Dining in the Gilded Age,” with food historian at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, June 4

    Food historian Becky L. Diamond’s illustrated talk and tasting “Dining in the Gilded Age,” based on her book The Gilded Age Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from America’s Golden Era will explore lavish nineteenth century cuisine served at ladies’ luncheons, dinner parties, debutante balls, and such. Diamond’s two hour presentation, the latest installment of the Lockwood-Mathews…

  • 50,000 free books being given away Saturday, May 18 at Brien McMahon

    50,000 free books being given away Saturday, May 18 at Brien McMahon

    50,000 free books for all ages will be given away by nonprofit education advocacy organization “First Book” in partnership with American Federation of Teachers, when Norwalk Public Schools and the NPS Coalition of Unions host their annual “Reading Opens the World” event on Saturday May 18 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Brien McMahon…

  • Students to celebrate CMS 40th anniversary Olympic Torch run

    Students to celebrate CMS 40th anniversary Olympic Torch run

    Alumni of Columbus Magnet School (now renamed Concord Magnet School) can mark the 40th Anniversary of Norwalk’s Olympic Torch Run by taking a relaxed ceremonial lap around their alma mater’s field, located at Ponus Middle School, 21 Hunters Lane. Norwalk at 9 a.m. on Friday May 24. According to a news release, Magnet School Physical…

  • Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony this Sunday

    Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony this Sunday

    The Annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony, honoring Norwalk’s 321 veterans who died during wartime service since World War II, will take place at Calf Pasture Beach’s Shea Magrath Memorial at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday May 19, according to a news release. Mayor Rilling is expected to attend. Prior to the ceremony, the Fairfield County Brass Band…

  • “The Sugar Maker,” co-produced by Factory Underground, debuts May 18

    “The Sugar Maker,” co-produced by Factory Underground, debuts May 18

    Ethan Isaac’s new documentary The Sugar Maker, shot by Emmy-winning cinematographer William Fitzgerald, chronicles maple syrup production at “Farmer Pete” Campbell’s Horse Shoe Farm in Ridgefield. The film, co-produced by Norwalk multimedia facility Factory Underground, is an entry in the 2024 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival. It debuts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at…

  • Seaport Association cruises start this Sunday, May 19

    Seaport Association cruises start this Sunday, May 19

    Sunday Birding Cruises hosted by the Norwalk Seaport Association will embark from the Seaport’s new 70 Water Street dock at 7:30 a.m. on May 19, June 2, June 16, and June 30, returning around 10 a.m. A cruise guide will point out the habitats of various nesting and wading birds such as Sheffield Island’s small…

  • Wall Street gets its 15 minutes of – free parking

    Wall Street gets its 15 minutes of – free parking

    Free parking for 15 minutes in Norwalk’s Wall Street area will start Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m.  This new policy will be celebrated at noon, Friday May 17, in front of Bank of America on River Street by Mayor Rilling, Parking Authority Chair Eric Rains, Transportation Mobility and Parking Director Jim Travers, and restaurateur…

  • 8th annual NICE Festival to be held July 6 at Oyster Shell Park

    8th annual NICE Festival to be held July 6 at Oyster Shell Park

    More than 5,000 attendees are expected to descend upon Norwalk for the 8th Annual NICE Festival (Norwalk International Cultural Exchange) on Saturday, July 6 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.at Oyster Shell Park located off North Water Street in SoNo. Headliner Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, an explosive goodtime hard rocker can be expected to elevate the…

  • Got any ideas for improving Route 1?

    Got any ideas for improving Route 1?

    Public input regarding Connecticut Avenue and its environs will be welcomed at the Norwalk Route 1 Corridor Master Plan Study Kickoff Event on Monday May 20th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Elementary School Cafeteria, located on the 2nd Floor at 75 Van Buren Avenue. According to a news release, the city’s Transportation,…

  • Annual “Ride for the Vets” coming June 15

    Annual “Ride for the Vets” coming June 15

    All bike riders from novice to Tour de France level are welcome to join in “The Ride for Our Vets,” an annual coastal bike tour fundraiser supporting the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. It starts at Veterans Park, 42 Seaview Avenue, Norwalk, on Saturday June 15. According to a news release, the Center “removes veterans’ legal…

  • Turtles in 4D at the Maritime Aquarium

    Turtles in 4D at the Maritime Aquarium

    Want to experience life through the eyes of a sea turtle? In the 12-minute whirlwind spectacle Turtle Odyssey 4D, now playing at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, lone sea turtle Benji grows into adulthood as she wends her way amidst a supporting cast of sharks, octopuses, whales, and other oceanic creatures. The trailer is on…

  • INTEMPO music school grand opening this coming Monday

    INTEMPO music school grand opening this coming Monday

    INTEMPO, Fairfield County’s celebrated music school that teaches youngsters “predominantly from immigrant backgrounds and from communities underrepresented in the arts,” will celebrate the grand opening of its new 141 Franklin Street Stamford headquarters at 5:30 p.m. on Monday May 13. Students will lead tours of the well-appointed 4,500 square-foot space which doubles the size of…