Day: February 16, 2018

SBC Email List Use and Open House

by SBC Executive Team

Last week it was brought to our attention that a company had apparently used email addresses from the Small Business Circle Directory to send an online solicitation. It is clearly against Mark Twain Library policy to use the SBC Directory for such purposes.  Please let us know if you receive any similar emails in the future.

We hope to see you at the Open House on February 20th, when we will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary of connecting like-minded individuals, who, by virtue of the rural nature of our community or by the nature of our work, might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet and get to know one another.

Please register at  See You There!


Come one, come all to the 18th Annual Joel Barlow High School Lacrosse Pancake Breakfast being held Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Joel Barlow Cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Volunteers show off their pancake flipping skills as a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, pastries and, of course, pancakes are served up in a winning combination. Last year, volunteers flipped over 600 pancakes and hopes are that number will double this year. Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $7 per person. Lacrosse players are selling tickets, or they can be purchased the day of outside the Barlow cafeteria.

The Pancake Breakfast is a wonderful Redding/Easton community tradition. Additionally, one hour lacrosse clinics will be available that morning for children between grades Kindergarten – 8th: Girls from 9-10am and Boys from 10-11am.  It is a great time to get to know both the Barlow and RELAX (Redding-Easton Lacrosse) coaches, ask questions, and participate in the sport. Plus, don’t miss the special guest appearance by Freddie the Falcon from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., he is sure to be a hit!

It helps raise money to fund equipment and travel expenses for the girls and boys Freshmen, JV and Varsity Lacrosse teams. For further information regarding the Joel Barlow Lacrosse Pancake Breakfast, RELAX clinics, or equipment, please contact Jennifer Lockwood at

Aria Lane Parenti enjoying the 2017 Pancake Breakfast.

NRVT finishes latest extension

The NRVT’s trail builder, Timber & Stone, has completed the boardwalk crossing sensitive wetlands near Skunk Lane. With completion of this section, the Wilton Loop now runs 2.4 miles from the trail head at Rt. 7 and Wolfpit Road north to the boardwalk near Skunk Lane.

Pat Sesto, president of the Friends of the NRVT, says; “It’s great that the boardwalk and additional trail on the Wilton Loop are completed as spring approaches and more people will be out using the Trail“.

The next section of the NRVT will head southbound, eventually connecting Wilton and Norwalk. This section is dubbed WilWalk.  The NRVT has a May 1st deadline to raise $132,000 to trigger a State Recreational Trail Grant that will fund construction of the first part of the WilWalk section.  Every dollar donated will trigger four dollars in State grant money, a 4-to-1 match.

Charlie Taney, NRVT’s Executive Director, says: “We’ve raised $100,000 to date towards the $132,000 goal. We’re confident that we’ll get to the goal by the May 1st with the continued generosity of Wilton families, corporations and the Town of Wilton”

 Lynn and Luc enjoying the boardwalk on latest section of the Wilton Loop