What’s Happening in Silvermine…
- Come to the Silvermine Craft Beer Tasting on 2/29
Join us at our craft beer tasting with Silvermine’s gregarious Gregg Glaser, Editor of Modern Distillery Age and Modern Brewery Age.
So use the form below to sign up now! You’ll sample some of the finest brews from Connecticut’s craft breweries and learn a thing or two from Gregg along the way. Light refreshments will be provided.
Location: Quaker Meeting House, 317 New Canaan Road, Wilton.
Date: Saturday February 29th
Time: 6.30pm to 8:00pm.
Admission: Open to everyone, members and non-members.
Questions: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gregg Glaser
Based in Silvermine, Gregg has written and spoken about beer, spirits, saké, wine and food since 1994. He is the Publisher/Editor of Modern Distillery Age, Editor-in-Chief for Yankee Brew News and a Contributing Editor for Modern Brewery Age. Gregg has presented talks to business and trade associations, museums, libraries and civic organizations. He also regularly conducts spirits and beer tastings and dinners, working with chefs to prepare the menu.
- Santa Will Arrive Via Antique Fire Truck @ 3:00pm Christmas Eve
One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine (stretching back decades) is the arrival of Santa Claus by antique fire truck on Christmas Eve. And, having received official word from the North Pole, we are happy to report that once again, Santa will arrive at the Silvermine Arts Center around 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.
Festivities begin promptly, so don’t be late. As usual, there will be lots of hot chocolate for everyone while season’s greetings are exchanged by all who attend.
How it works:
Drop your children’s gifts offon Tuesday December 24th, between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m., at 297 Silvermine Ave, which is an antique red home near GrayBarns Inn. You’ll find a large box awaiting the arrival of your child’s gift.
Label the gift with your child’s name in large block letters. Tie multiple gifts together. (Occasionally, Santa has been known to forget his spectacles and he doesn’t want any child to worry about being forgot!
Later that day, arrive with your family at the Silvermine Arts Center parking lot at 3:00pm You’ll hear the jolly sound of Santa’s elves ringing bells on the fire truck. For the next hour or so, the air will be filled with the merry sound of children’s excited voices as gifts are opened and admired. And yes, Santa sent a message again this year, saying the elves will be handing out candy canes to all those youngsters waiting to hear their names called!
Don’t miss this annual tradition cherished for generations. Plan to join us on Tuesday, December 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the Silvermine Arts Center!Continue reading →
- The 2019 SCA Scholarship Winners
On behalf of the Silvermine Community Association Board we are pleased to announce our 2019 SCA Scholarship recipients and our entire community is proud to continue a 50 year old tradition of supporting local Silvermine students headed off to college.
Sarah is a graduate of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut. She managed a challenging academic schedule in addition to significant extracurricular activities. Sarah started her own tech support business for Apple and Microsoft users.
She will be attending Brandeis University, Waltham MA where she is considering the technology/business industry in future studies.
John was graduated from New Canaan High School where he maintained an outstanding academic, athletic and leadership history. As an Eagle Scout, working with the New Canaan Land Trust, he created a project to transform the Fowler property into a usable natural area with other Scouts and youth organizations.
He has chosen to attend Indiana University. He will concentrate on marketing with a focus on innovation.
- NASH and SCA Sponsored Another Successful Multi-Location Tag Sale
Homes from all over Silvermine banded together in a neighborhood-wide tag sale.
The Neighborhood Association Of Silvermine Homeowners (NASH) partnered with the Silvermine Community Association to sponsor the third Silvermine Neighborhood Tag Sale. It took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Residents of Silvermine who participated in the effort agreed to hold a tag sale that day at their home. They received promotion on the NASH website, SCA Website, Next-door Silvermine , onandFacebook and various area tag sale sites on the internet. NASH and SCA also set up sandwich boards aroud the neighborhood.
Maps were sold for $1 on the day of the tag sale at the Silvermine Elementary School.
- Longtime Silvermine Resident, Granville Ackermann, dies at 86 Long-time Silvermine resident Alan Granville “Gran” Ackermann of Silvermine died on Tuesday, October 16 at Fairfield County Hospice House. He was 86.Continue reading →
He lived in Silvermine since 1957, where he and his wife, Martha, raised their two sons. He was a past president of the Silvermine Community Association Board, researching its historic boundaries and designing the area’s iconic signage.
Gran was an architectural designer, graduating from the University School of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. During his prolific career of 58 years, he worked at Becker and Becker in New York City, and later had his own firm, Facility Design Consultants. His work included projects for leading hotels and restaurants, corporate offices, the White House, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and the 7UP and Lowenbrau exhibits at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.
He was a founding member of the Rowayton Yacht Club at Hickory Bluff and a member of its Board.
Gran will be remembered for his love of and talent for architectural design, drawing and art, as well as his love for his family and his gift of conversation and curiosity about others’ interests.
Granville is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha, his sons Jeffrey and David, grandchildren Jed and Marne, great grandson Wren and sister Nancy Munz and family.
Published in The Hour on Oct. 29, 2018