One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine (stretching back decades) is the arrival of Santa Claus by antique fire truck on Christmas Eve. And, having received official word from the North Pole, we are happy to report that once again, Santa will arrive at the Silvermine Arts Center around 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.
Festivities begin promptly, so don’t be late. As usual, there will be lots of hot chocolate for everyone while season’s greetings are exchanged by all who attend.
How it works:
Drop your children’s gifts offon Tuesday December 24th, between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m., at 297 Silvermine Ave, which is an antique red home near GrayBarns Inn. You’ll find a large box awaiting the arrival of your child’s gift.
Label the gift with your child’s name in large block letters. Tie multiple gifts together. (Occasionally, Santa has been known to forget his spectacles and he doesn’t want any child to worry about being forgot!
Later that day, arrive with your family at the Silvermine Arts Center parking lot at 3:00pm You’ll hear the jolly sound of Santa’s elves ringing bells on the fire truck. For the next hour or so, the air will be filled with the merry sound of children’s excited voices as gifts are opened and admired. And yes, Santa sent a message again this year, saying the elves will be handing out candy canes to all those youngsters waiting to hear their names called!
Don’t miss this annual tradition cherished for generations. Plan to join us on Tuesday, December 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the Silvermine Arts Center!
On behalf of the Silvermine Community Association Board we are pleased to announce our 2019 SCA Scholarship recipients and our entire community is proud to continue a 50 year old tradition of supporting local Silvermine students headed off to college.
Sarah is a graduate of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut. She managed a challenging academic schedule in addition to significant extracurricular activities. Sarah started her own tech support business for Apple and Microsoft users.
She will be attending Brandeis University, Waltham MA where she is considering the technology/business industry in future studies.
Homes from all over Silvermine banded together in a neighborhood-wide tag sale.
The Neighborhood Association Of Silvermine Homeowners (NASH) partnered with the Silvermine Community Association to sponsor the third Silvermine Neighborhood Tag Sale. It took place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Residents of Silvermine who participated in the effort agreed to hold a tag sale that day at their home. They received promotion on the NASH website, SCA Website, Next-door Silvermine , onandFacebook and various area tag sale sites on the internet. NASH and SCA also set up sandwich boards aroud the neighborhood.
Maps were sold for $1 on the day of the tag sale at the Silvermine Elementary School.
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