What’s Happening in Silvermine…
- Don’t Miss Santa’s 2020 Silvermine Driving Tour!
One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine is back, but with a twist. Santa will once again drive around Silvermine on his antique fire truck this Christmas Eve between 2-3pm.
Unfortunately, Santa will not be able to hand out presents this year. That wouldn’t be safe. Instead, he will be riding around Silvermine and waving to neighborhood families as he passes by. This VIP will even have a police escort!
This event is open to all. The driving tour starts at 2pm and finishes at 3pm on Christmas eve. Find a street corner to wait for Santa on the map below – or drive by the Silvermine Arts Center between 3-3:15pm where you can wave to him from your car.
This Silvermine Community Association celebration is one of the most popular events in our community and a longstanding Silvermine tradition.
This holiday season, please consider supporting your community by joining the Silvermine Community Association today! Membership is $40 and covers your entire family.
Your Membership dollars:
- Fund college scholarships for deserving students living in the Silvermine sections of New Canaan, Norwalk and Wilton. For 55 years, the Silvermine Community Association has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to talented, deserving high school seniors. Learn more here.
- Help underwrite costs for our popular community event.
- Help maintain and improve Silvermine’s historic character and natural beauty.
- Decorating Silvermine For The Holidays!
Every year for decades a cheerful, volunteer crew of Silvermine Community Association neighbors have decorated the historic signs, bridges and other parts of Silvermine for the holidays.
The idea is to bring community spirit and a festive touch to everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Las Posadas, Chinese New Year, Festivus (for Seinfeld fans) or something else.
Beyond the holidays, the SCA undertakes various projects throughout the year to maintain the beauty and character of the area. An important part of that work includes the installation and maintenance of the historic signs around the community. Read more about that here.
Below are some photos of Silvermine this holiday season 2020.Continue reading →
- June 20th Shredding Event
You won’t want to miss the Silvermine Community Association’s annual shredding event. All our welcome!
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9am-noon
Where: Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan
This event is open to the general public. Come shred your unwanted papers and documents securely.
$35 for your first 3 boxes or bagsContinue reading →
$10 each additional box or bag
Tapes and CDs are included. There is an additional cost of $10 for HDs
- Trisha Mhatre Awarded 2020 SCA Scholarship
The Silvermine Community Association is proud to continue our 50-year tradition of supporting community students. In 2020, we’re delighted to announce that our scholarship recipient is Trisha N. Mhatre of Wilton.
A graduate of Wilton High School, Trisha will be attending the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
While at Wilton High, Trisha was on the honor roll or high honor roll all four years. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Captain of Wilton High’s debate team. She promises to actively promote gender equality at Northeastern and beyond.
Please join us in congratulating this fine young scholar and wishing her every success as she starts her college career.Continue reading →
- SCA Installs New “Welcome to Silvermine” Sign
As part of our ongoing mission to maintain and enhance the historic beauty and character of the area, the Silvermine Community Association (SCA) installed a new painted “Welcome to Silvermine Historic Area” sign near the intersection of Silvermine Avenue and River Road on July 10th.
Featuring the historic symbol of Silvermine, a swan, the sign was a year in the making, thanks to generous support from our neighbors, board members, and friends. Special thanks to our friends Mayor Harry Rilling and his wife Lucia, and to Senator Bob Duff for their ongoing support of our community. All were on hand to celebrate with us at the installation.
The SCA has commissioned and maintained historic signage to mark the boundaries of Silvermine since 1962. A special Boundaries Committee was formed to undertake the task at that time. This committee carefully researched various documents and historical records that included zoning and geophysical survey maps; early postal routes; charts of analysis of the Silvermine River and its tributaries; and historical documents of the Towns of Wilton, New Canaan and City of Norwalk. The original iron “This Is Silvermine” sign was created and installed in 1963 at various locations through a collaboration of John Vassos, Clifton Meek and Granville Ackermann.
In the Spring of 2006, the SCA worked to restore the signage and visibly mark Silvermine’s boundaries at key ‘gateways’ where residents and visitors enter into Silvermine. At key locations in Norwalk, New Canaan, and Wilton, we placed replicas of the iron “This Is Silvermine” sign originally created in 1963.