Norwalk Land Trust “Discovery Day”
Saturday, September 24, 12:00-4:00pm
On Saturday, September 24th from noon to four, The Norwalk Land Trust will hold its fifth “Discovery Day” at Farm Creek Preserve, 34 Sammis Street in Rowayton. This sixteen acre tidal estuary property is of special importance in the natural circle of life in our community. Bring the whole family for a day of natural wonder and fun. Don’t miss the highlights:
12:30-1:30pm – Skyhunters in Flight
Falconer Brian Bradley will display his falcons, hawks and other birds of prey in a fascinating show.
1:30-2:15pm – Infinite Roots
Henry Jones and his exciting percussion group “Infinite Roots” are masters of African drum and dance instruction. They will perform and interact with the audience.
2:30-4:00pm – Dre Towey
The music of singer/songwriter Dre Towey, winner of three Parent’s Choice Awards for her special ability to entertain family audiences, will enchant your children.
The Maritime Aquarium Touch Me Tank
The Maritime Aquarium will bring to Farm Creek a “Touch Me Tank” filled with incredible sea creatures for you to experience.
There will also be games, face-painting, a scavenger hunt and guided tours for the whole family to learn about the special significance of this particular Land Trust Preserve, that was purchased with donations from the community. Thank you to those who contributed to preserve this important resource.
Discovery Day is free to the public. However, we are suggesting a $10 donation per family to help us steward the 28 properties and nearly 100 acres we have protected in Norwalk to date. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase. We hope to see you on the 24th.
Rowayton Fire Department Holiday Toy Collection
Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm
Members of the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department will be collecting new toys for at-risk children in our area this holiday season. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, gift card or other gift to the Rowayton Fire Department as the Rowayton volunteer firefighters will be collecting toys for the Carver Center’s holiday party. For more information on the toy collection, call 853-0842.
The Rowayton Fire Department Needs YOU!
Have you ever considered joining our all-volunteer fire department? Not only do they always welcome additional firefighters, but you can always help as a driver, radio operator or in other functions. Rowayton’s all-volunteer department keeps our property taxes about 10 percent lower than they would be if we had a paid department. Training is ongoing so you can join at any time of the year. The fire department is always looking for new recruits. Call Chief DeKlyn at (203) 515-9743 for more information.
A note from Fire Marshal Ed Carlson
- Check to see if your heating system has been serviced within the last 12 months.
- Chimneys should be cleaned and inspected every 12 months or sooner depending on how much they are used.
- Be sure not to leave candles unattended during a power outage. They are a leading cause of fire in a home. If you have a fireplace, does it have a screen or door to catch sparks?
- Space heaters need to be at least three feet away from walls and combustible items.
- Test your smoke alarms every month and change the batteries, spring and fall.
- Practice your fire escape plan with your family. If you do not have a plan, it’s a good time to start one.
- Install smoke detectors on every level and in every sleeping area.
- It is recommended that you have a CO detector on the main and sleeping level (s) of your home.
Within the past year I have seen a number of homes in Rowayton that do not have working smoke or CO detectors in the residence. As your Fire Marshal this is a great concern of mine. If you need assistance in installing them or have questions regarding the placement of detectors, please call me at 203-854-6666 ext. 2.