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This snow makes it hard to catch up!

This snow makes it hard to catch up!

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the boardwalk

the boardwalk

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Guilford House Tour fundraiser a success!

IMG_4757More than 500 visitors came to see the new Zero Energy home overlooking Leetes Island in Guilford over the  3-day Halloween weekend.  The views were astounding.  And, everyone wanted to know the details about saving energy from the builder, Celebration Contractors.  One vendor spent a lot of time explaining the energy systems housed in the small 2nd floor utility room ….not in the basement!  IMG_4783

 

 

Our enthusiastic Shoreline Greenway Trail volunteers greeted people during our hosting shifts.

IMG_4767 Camp Courant in Hartford covered the other shifts.

We are the two lucky organizations designated by the new homeowner to share the proceeds of ticket sales, which tallied to more than $2,000 for each organization.  This is a real boost for our Shoreline Greenway Trail Guilford Town Team and helped raise money at our first Guilford Team fundraiser.

Our volunteers had a lot of fun at the event.  Even two of our stalwart parking volunteers enjoyed their stint outside helping folks park near Breakfast Woodworks in the pouring rain on Saturday.  Thank you to Mike Meisel and Milt Charlton!  Also, many thanks to volunteers Tobie Meisel, Marianne Roach, Barbara Pine, Larry Pine, Sally and Bob O’Such, Cheryl Weisberg, Julie Harris, Debbie Robinson, Nancy Fiesler, Carol Grave, Lillian Mei and Nancy Anderson!

We were a great team!    Pam Bisbee Simonds, Co-Chair, Guilford SGT Team.

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Bicyclists Need a Safe Trail

The Trail provides a safe place for bicyclist of all ages

The Trail provides a safe place for bicyclist of all ages -

Our Board of Directors sent the following letter to the editor of Shore Publishing last week, and we want to share with you its important message.

“Another heartbreaking death of a local bicyclist riding on the road on Route One in Guilford last week. A senseless tragedy. Cars and bikes cannot coexist where our local roads have no shoulders or a designated ‘bike lane’ is only 12” wide. Yet where else can we bike? We… we seniors, your parents, your grandparents, your families… all deserve a safe bike trail. [Read more...]

December 6, 10 am: ‘First Saturday’ Walk in East Haven

Osprey at East HavenHike from D. C. Moore School to Farm River State Park, 1.5 hours.

Join us on Saturday, December 6 at 10 am for a hike through peaceful and pristine woods with Shoreline Greenway trail leaders Barbara Brow and Mike Gambardella from D. C. Moore School to an overlook of the Bradford Preserve tidal wetlands, along our 1500 ft. granite-topped trail to our trailhead parking lot to the Farm River State Park.  Special features of the hike include osprey’s nest, caves and wonderful water views. [Read more...]