Former Weston resident’s antique car collection focus of talk, and more

The Norwalk and Weston historic societies are partnering to host a lecture, “Classic Vehicles: The Background of the James Melton Museum,” at 7 p.m. on April 27, through Zoom.

Tickets are $5 for each home, and can be procured at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, at westonhistoricalsociety.org, or as a result of eventbrite.

Folks, who show up at, will be in a position to learn about James Melton, “America’s Favored Tenor,” and previous Weston resident, who assembled one of the prized collections of antique automobiles in the U.S., and in 1948, opened the James Melton Museum of Antique Cars, just off of the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk.


A dilemma-and-respond to session will conclude the lecture.

Presenter John J. O’Leary will share the heritage, and unpublished shots of Melton’s museum, highlighting the assortment of exceptional vehicles.

Senior dwelling residence wins award

Eleven of the Maplewood Senior Residing residences’ communities across Connecticut, Massachussetts, and Ohio, have gained Ideal of Senior Dwelling Awards for staying some of the leading communities in 2022 by online scores, and the internet site A Location for Mom.

The web page is in its ninth year of web hosting the awards, which honor the major 2 to 3 p.c of senior care companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Treatment suppliers ought to have taken care of an ordinary over-all rating of at minimum 4.5 stars even though obtaining at the very least 10 new critiques on the website for the duration of the award interval, to qualify for inclusion in the awards.

Its winning communities in Connecticut are: The Maplewood at Danbury, Maplewood at Newton, Maplewood at Orange, Maplewood at Southport, and Maplewood at Stony Hill.

Westport Astronomical Culture to present planetary main scientist

The Westport Astronomical Culture will existing a lecture by Nancy L. Chabot, planetary main scientist in the Johns Hopkins Used Physics Laboratory.

The totally free lecture, “NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Exam: Earth’s Revolutionary Planetary Protection Mission,” will be on Zoom, or livestreamed on the society’s YouTube channel, at 8 p.m. on April 19.

The society encourages men and women to participate, talk to questions by using textual content, and be a portion of the are living conference. It generally introduces its highlighted speaker for the function at 8:25 p.m.

William Pitt Westport true estate brokers acknowledged

Twenty-7 William Pitt Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty luxury real estate brokerage agency serious estate agents have been identified by the organization.

The best recognition is diamond and is awarded to the best producing brokers. Other award stages include things like platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

Supplemental recognitions incorporate the top rated 15 agents during the enterprise by quantity, and models, and the major performers by greenback volume, and models in just just about every brokerage. “Rising Stars” and “Rookies of the Year” are also awarded.

Westport brokers who rated in the top 15, business-wide in volume include things like Cyd Hamer.

The Westport diamond winners are Hamer, Ryan Cornell, Lori Elkins Ferber and Joanne Fisher.

Platinum award winners incorporated Bobbie Abagnale, Lynne Fraund and Maria Tzolis.

Gold award winners bundled Jane Walters, Patricia Prenderville, LJ Wilks, Mersene Norbom, Laine Floyd, Lori Fusco, Joel Krawitz, Brenda Pritchard, Walter Dobosz, Val Wyman and Tammy Zelkowicz.

Silver award winners bundled Rosanne Conoscenti, Aaron Greenberger, Lisa Hartman and Leigh Cataudo.

Bronze award winners integrated Maria Formanek, Trish Nelson, Eva Rawiszer, and John Schiaroli.

Hamer and Cornell were being the top rated producers in the brokerage by dollar quantity.

Hamer and Ferber were the leading producers by device product sales.

Basis observing 10 calendar year anniversary of supporting theaters

The Burry Fredrik Basis non-gain business is observing its 10-year anniversary of supporting non-gain, specialist manufacturing theaters in Connecticut.

It’s granted a lot more than $3 million from 2012 through 2021. The cash has been made use of for the development and overall health of Connecticut theaters. It will award $500,000 this year.

An emphasis is placed on supporting theaters doing work with playwrights and composers who are actively building and generating new is effective.

The firm was established by producer, director, and Weston resident Burry Fredrik, who died in 2012. Fredrik was also an energetic member of the Theatre Artists Workshop in Westport, and served on the board of the Westport Place Playhouse.

Some of the theater assignments that the basis has assisted make probable all through the previous 10 years consist of the Playwright’s Conference at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Heart in Waterford, the 2021 Script in Hand Series at the Westport Place Playhouse, and the Festival of New Musicals at the Goodspeed Musicals performing arts theater in East Haddam.

Camilla Tassi, Yale college student, is this year’s layout fellow and will get $25,000.

Take a look at burryfredrikfoundation.org for extra facts.

First County Financial institution Foundation donates $5K for Ukraine aid endeavours

The 1st County Financial institution Basis donated $5,000 to the American Crimson Cross in support of humanitarian attempts in Ukraine.

The foundation hopes that the donation provides some degree of comfort and ease to the members of the local local community, who have relations, and beloved kinds, who are residing in the nation, in accordance to Initial County Bank Chairman, and CEO, and President of the 1st Place Financial institution Basis, Robert J. Granata.

Check out firstcountybank.com/community/ to find out more about the basis.

The Initial County Bank is headquartered in Stamford, and has 15 lender branches in the metropolis, together with Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Westport.