This year we decided to go with a Southern cooking theme for the Annual Potluck dinner. Dozens of neighbors dusted off those cookbooks, searched for their favorite recipes and joined us for some fabulous Southern cooking! from your neighbors!
If you missed it, there’s always next year! Profits went to benefit the Silvermine Community Association Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to local high school seniors.
Your membership dollars go a long way, enabling our community to:
- Fund college scholarships for deserving Silvermine students. Over six decades, the SCA has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to talented, deserving students.
- Underwrite costs for our popular community events, including the Silvermine Social, Pot Luck Dinner, Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and, of course, Santa’s arrival by antique fire truck at the Silvermine Arts Center.
- Maintain and improve Silvermine’s historic character and natural beauty. (We recently installed the “Welcome to Silvermine” sign at the intersection of Silvermine and Perry avenues.)
- Offer you two Silvermine Community stickers for your car or mailbox
- Enter you into all special membership raffles including our grand-prize raffle for 100 or 150 gallons of FREE heating oil.
One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine (stretching back decades) is the arrival of Santa Claus by antique fire truck on Christmas Eve. And our elves at the Silvermine Community Association were on hand again this year to help as Santa arrived in the parking lot of the Silvermine Art Center and passed out gifts to local children.
A few photos are below. To see them all, follow this link.
OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS
(Non-SCA news and events from our Silvermine neighbors)
Wilton Quaker Meeting hosts a Remembrance Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on Saturday, December 8th at 2 pm.
Speakers include three presenters who have lost loved ones to gun violence, and also Will Haskell, CT State Senator-elect and Melissa Kane, Board Member, Connecticut Against Gun Violence.
More information on the Wilton Quaker Meeting website here: https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/wilton-quaker-meeting/events/vigil-remember-endgunviolence
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