Impact of Winter Storm Orlena
The Sixth Taxing District’s (6TD) garbage collector, AFK, had to delay pick ups by a day due to the storm. Monday’s garbage was collected today and those with Tuesday pick up will get collected on Wednesday.
 
There will be no yard wasted pick up this week in Rowayton.
 
The City of Norwalk’s contractor, City Carting, has had to reschedule recycling pickup – Tuesday’s regulation collection is now rescheduled for Thursday.
 
The weekly composting pick up at the Rowayton Community Center – a joint venture of the 6TD and the City of Norwalk – will take place as regularly scheduled. Please drop your composting off by Wednesday for the week’s collection.
 
Rowayton Fire Department
Please Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow
The Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department is asking residents and businesses to “adopt” their neighborhood fire hydrant and assure that it is accessible by creating a 3 foot clearance on all sides of the hydrant from snow and other obstructions.
By adopting a hydrant, participants will be helping to protect themselves, their family, and their neighbors. When there is a fire, the fire department must quickly locate and establish a water supply from the closet fire hydrant. If the hydrant is buried, valuable minutes are lost. Most fire engines only carry enough water for the first few minutes of a fire attack, so establishing a water supply quickly is critical.
If you are unable to dig out a hydrant, but know where there is one that needs to be dug out, please call us and leave a message at (203) 853-9411. We’ll be happy to come and dig it out for you. You can also send us a message about buried hydrants.
 
The Rowayton Historical Society
Valentine Pop-Up Shop
Raymond Boat House
Saturday, February 6
11A - 4P
15% of proceeds will go to the Rowayton Historical Society
Masks required for entry
 
Rowayton Arts Center
Next up at RAC is a new show featuring Exhibiting Members called “In the Garden” beginning February 7. There will be a silent auction fundraiser for the Rowayton Gardeners with floral displays on Friday, February 12 (preview hours from 12 to 5 pm followed by a reception from 5 to 7 pm).
 
The Winter 2021 schedule of classes continues through the end of February with a full slate of adult and children art classes both online and in studio. To review the entire schedule, visit rowaytonarts.org/classes.
For more information, visit rowaytonarts.org and follow @rowaytonarts. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Artwork is also available for viewing on RAC’s online gallery at racgallery.carbonmade.com
 
Rowayton Gardner's
The perfect Valentine’s gift
for that special someone in your life!
 
A truly unique gift for a family member or friend, this seed paper heart is embedded with a wildflower seed blend which, when planted, will bloom and be a special reminder of your admiration and love. The message card and seed paper heart, planting instructions, and presentation envelope are included. 
Proceeds from your donation will benefit the Rowayton Gardeners’ educational programs, projects, and the upkeep of our Community Gardens.
 
Click below for information and to purchase.
 
 
Rowayton Little League
Spring 2021 Baseball and Softball programs are finally open for registration. Please click here to sign up your little leaguer today! Also, remember to check rowaytonlittleague.com for the latest updates on schedules, preseason clinics and more.
As of now, this is the current timeline for all divisions:
  • Opening Day - tentatively April 18th (rainout of April 25)
  • Tee-ball / A-Ball - games starting May 1st 
  • AA, AAA and Majors
  • Pre-season clinics for AAA and Majors starting February 21st (click to register)
  • Games starting the week of April 19th
  • Softball
  • Pre-season clinics in March
  • Games mid April through June
We recognize that it's hard to think about playing ball with snow on the ground. But you know what? Think about it and consider about how much fun these kids have playing ball and getting dirty. The smiles on their faces jumping through their masks as they hit the ball and round third base for home. Baseball and Softball is exactly what we need to be thinking about right now!
Thank you as always for your ongoing support, and please register early to help us put together the best season possible!
 
Rowayton Library
Annual Fund Drive
There is still time to make an end-of-the year donation to our Annual Fund Drive. All of our programs, services and materials are made possible with these generous contributions. We could not do all we do without you.
You can donate online at our website here or pick up an envelope at the library. Thank you for you consideration and support.
 
Rowayton Civic Association
The RCA is going into 2021 with a new look! Visit their new website at www.rowaytoncivicassociation.org and follow them on Instagram (@rowaytoncivicassociation) and Facebook (@rcacurrents) to stay updated on events, community outreach, and our whereabouts.
 
Pickleball is coming to Rowayton!
The 6TD has agreed to allow temporary pickleball courts at the train station until demand for parking spaces returns. The hope is to have the courts ready to go in March when the weather starts to warm up. To join the email list and get more information about the new Rowayton Pickleball Club and opportunities to play pickleball in Rowayton (for both experienced players and new ones!) or to help the RPC get off the ground, email Drew Seath at rowaytonpickleball@gmail.com.
 
Recycling Reminder
Please do NOT bag (paper or plastic) recyclables. Put them loose in your recycling bin — empty, rinsed and clean.  Not Accepted in Norwalk Recycling: plastic bags/film, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, snack packaging, juice pouches.
 
Brien McMahon High School
Senator's Success Fund
The Senator Success Fund is a group of parents, community members and alumni who have formed The Senators' Success Fund to raise funds in support of the incredible efforts of the teachers, administrators and students at Brien McMahon High School.
Our mission is to raise money to fund projects at Brien McMahon High School that will enhance and support the mission of the administration and faculty in providing the highest level of learning experience for all students and strengthen the school's tie to the community.
Since being founded in 2013, the Senators' Success Fund has provided over $150,000 of funding to support Brien McMahon's educational mission, college process and the overall improvement of the school campus.
To learn more about the SSF visit our website or click here for some of our accomplishments.
 
Projects from Rowayton residents
Hooked is a documentary that shares the story of Jackson Scott Conroy, his battle with addiction, and the Conroy family's struggle to help him. It tells a dramatic and provocative story that delivers essential information that can help save lives.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer or rent the film. 50% of the rental fee will be donated to approved organizations fighting the fight. The balance will be targeted toward the marketing of the film, so it finds those who need it.
The Conroy's are longtime Rowayton residents and active members of the community.
 
The Quarantine Cantina chronicles the true story of one family drinking their way through a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Packed with creative cocktails and the humorous anecdotes that gave them their names, this must-have for any home bar not only entertains, but it allows you to entertain. Written and compiled by Paul Curtin, a longtime Rowayton resident, all profits will be donated to local COVID relief efforts. Click HERE for purchase.