Last week we put up the second welcome to Easton sign at the town line at the base of Sport Hill Road. It is again a beautiful compilation of artwork from numerous Samuel Staples Elementary School students. We were actually asked if we could provide copies of the signs, which we are working on. I want to thank Samantha Olchan for helping to put this together. It is unique among the typical signs that mark the borders of other towns, and which are often sponsored by corporate partners and pale in comparison. It showcases the farming culture of Easton as well as our children. These signs were the brainchild of our planning and zoning commission and demonstrate to our neighbors passing through, the best of the town that we are all so proud of.
Next week will be the last week for Alison Witherbee, our municipal agent and town social worker. She has made numerous contributions to our town, particularly throughout the pandemic and has done wonderful work with all of our citizens from youth to seniors. We will miss her greatly, and thank her for all she has done.
Easton police are warning residents of an increase in car and truck entry and thefts. Officers patrol local roads but with limited resources cannot monitor every road and street at all times. Police advise residents to lock their vehicle doors and remove all valuable items. Most of the vehicles that have been entered were unlocked. However, according to police, vehicle windows have been broken in the past if valuable objects were left in the car. Residents should report all suspicious activity immediately by calling (203) 268-4111.
Back to School Barbie Photo Shoot! Dress Like Barbie! On Sunday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to12 p.m. at Samuel Staples School Sunflower Field. Barbie photo shoot with George the pony! You can take several pics on the pony with Barbie backdrop. Pink bracelet making. Pink and vanilla Shaggy Coos swirl gelato. Come and join the Malibu festivities with Barbie! All proceeds will go to purchasing a heat pellet producing machine for our sister city Sviatohirsk. I am also pleased to announce that we have become a model for other towns which want to work Ukrainian cities to aid them in their recovery. The City of Ashland Oregon has recently joined with Ukraine Aid International and will be working in tandem with Easton to aid the city of Sviatohirsk.
On Sept. 1, the Aspetuck Land Trust is hosting a Fall Native Plant Sale! Peruse the list of shrubs, trees, and perennials we have available before the sale opens on https://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/native-plant-sale. As a special thank you to current members, we are offering early access to the sale starting Saturday, Aug. 26. If you are interested in becoming a member, please use link above.
The Conservation Commission has recently developed a new loop trail within the Morehouse open space property. Take the gravel drive toward the soccer fields, go left to the Department of Public Works gate, and you will find the entrance and the map showing the new trail. Dogs on a leash are allowed but please pick up after them. Enjoy another Easton gem! Remember that dogs are not allowed on our fields.
Easton Volunteer EMS will host Fireworks at Samuel Staples Elementary School on Sept. 16. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:45 p.m. For tickets, please see EASTON EMS FIREWORKS, Sat, Sep 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Food trucks and ice cream on site. All proceeds go to the Easton Volunteer EMS “New Building Fund”.
Flu shots will be offered for adults at the Easton Senior Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct, 12 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must call for an appointment (203) 268-1145 and bring your insurance ID to the appointment.
Have a great weekend,