Enjoy July 4, maybe buy that book, consider a softball game in August

NORWALK, Conn. – Fireworks, an award to a book published by Council member’s company, a RTC-DTC softball game, and a heads up from Gov. Ned Lamont.
Norwalk fireworks scheduled

Norwalk Fireworks are Wednesday, July 3 at Calf Pasture Beach

The annual fireworks display will take place on Wednesday, July 3 at Calf Pasture Beach. The Norwalk Police Department will work traffic posts in lower East Norwalk, but reminds everyone to expect significant delays before and after the fireworks due to high traffic volume.

Fireworks in Rowayton are scheduled for Thursday, July 4.

Be safe, be kind, and have fun!

Council member’s company publishes an award-winner

The Astronaut’s Son, a novel by Weston resident Tom Seigel and published by Norwalk-based Woodhall Press was named a winner in the 21st Annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Woodhall Press was founded in 2016 by Councilman Colin Hosten and two partners, Christopher Madden and Davide Leger, as “an independent publisher for independent authors.” Their mission is to raise both established and emerging writers into the global marketplace. The three partners met as graduate students at Fairfield University, where Siegel also studied Creative Writing.

Over 2,000 entries were submitted in 56 categories, with editors at Foreword Reviews choosing approximately 10 finalists per genre. Those finalists were then evaluated by individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. The Astronaut’s Son won within the Thriller & Suspense genre.


Pols Won’t Play Hardball on Aug. 3 – Save the Date!

Norwalk Republicans and Democrats will be reaching across the aisle – rather, across the softball field – in the first annual Charity Softball Game. All proceeds will be donated to Keystone House.

The game will take place Saturday, August 3 from 2-4 pm at Calf Pasture Beach. Suggested donations are $10 per person. Rain date is August 4th.

Rather than play party politics, pitting Republicans vs. Democrats, teams will include members of both parties and will play in the spirit of community and fun. Presumably, there will be some wonderful photo opps.

Lamont warns: Tell us if you see something suspicious

“As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Governor Ned Lamont is reminding people in Connecticut to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something suspicious, say something by contacting authorities,” a Tuesday press release said.

“We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the upcoming holiday, but keeping citizens safe is our number one priority,” Lamont is quoted as saying. “The public is an important partner in our efforts to protect our homeland security. As always, we encourage everyone to be aware of your surroundings, recognize when something looks out of place, and notify law enforcement authorities immediately if you witness any suspicious activity.”

You can call Connecticut’s Homeland Security Tip Line at 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477), or email at [email protected] The website is www.ct.gov/demhs/sar.

Of course, you can call 9-1-1 if you think immediate attention is necessary. Tell the operator what you saw and what struck you as concerning.

The state’s homeland security mobile app – “CT SAFE” – can also be downloaded for free in the Apple App store and the Google Play store.

One comment

Piberman July 3, 2019 at 9:23 am

Lets remember the tens of thousands of colonials who rebelled against the British with awesome courage.
Most of the colonials who rebelled lost everything they had. Thousands perished in the prison hulks moored in lower NY Bay. We ought always honor their sacrifices. And remember the French fleet from the Caribbean defeated Brit General Cornwallis at Yorktown securing final victory. Where Brit soldiers walked for an entire mile between lines of American and French soldiers, then laid down their arms, and sailed back to Britain. Our brave colonials defeated the worlds’ superpower. We honor their sacrifices with our devotion to America. And its peoples.

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