Interfaith Service of Gratitude for Guilford’s 375th Anniversary

On Sunday afternoon, July 13th, at 1 p.m., nearly 100 people gathered under a tent on the Guilford Green to celebrate the religious freedom sought by the Rev. Henry Whitfield and the settlers of Guilford when they founded the Town in 1639. Clergy from Guilford and Madison joined together in an Interfaith service of Gratitude. The program included a welcome by Rev. Lynn Carmen Bodden, Interim Minister of First Congregational Church, and greetings by Veronica Wallace, Chair of the Guilford … [Read more...]

Murals Dedication on the Sullivan Drive Bridge in Guilford

by Peter Otis Pictures in this photo series include the talented students who created the murals of iconic Guilford scenes. Included here are images of Selectwoman Cindy Cartier who congratulated the students, Former Selectwoman and 375th Celebrations Chair Veronica Wallace and 375th Anniversary Committee member Paul Mei who came up with the idea for these murals that serve as a lovely entrance to the New England Trail opening on the East River Preserve. Learn more here and click the photo … [Read more...]

Covenant & Trails Weekend

Join us as we celebrate the signing of Guilford’s original covenant and the Dedication of the New England Trail’s Southern Gateway! (Click photo below for a slideshow) [easy-media med="2040" size="600,400" mark="gallery-cRJzH0"] When: Covenant Signing: Saturday, June 7 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) New England Trail Dedication: Sunday, June 8 (4 - 7:30 p.m.) Where: Covenant Signing: Convenant Point New England Trail Dedication: Chittenden Park What: On Saturday we will celebrate the Town’s … [Read more...]

Guilford and Madison to Unite in Interfaith Prayer Service on July 13

by Dennis Culliton In celebration of Guilford’s 375th anniversary, the churches in Guilford and Madison are planning an interfaith prayer service to be celebrated on the Guilford Green on Sunday, July 13, at 1 pm.  The event is being organized by the Interfaith Committee. Led by ministers, priests and rabbis of Guilford’s and Madison’s many faiths, the congregants will celebrate their freedom of religion, freedom of expression and spirit of tolerance through this prayer service.   The … [Read more...]

The Dudley Farm Museum – Farmer’s Market Open!

Saturday, June 7, 2014 marks the opening of The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market. About 40 vendors will be selling their produce and crafts at the Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through October 25th. Special events as well as demonstrations are being planned for this year’s market. Our winter market, located on the lower floor of the Munger Barn, opened in February and runs through May 2014 on the first Saturday of each month. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. About the Dudley … [Read more...]

Guilford’s Generations Jubilee Reflections

Reflections of a four-year-old boy (by Roberta Flannery) I got a bell for Christmas. It’s green, my favorite color.  I rang it, and it makes a lot of noise. Mommy said I could ring it outside when I came to visit Aunt Bobbi - she’s family. She told me all about a parade and a lot of other fun things I could do when I came to her house. It was cold. I wore a snake scarf Ga made for me. I saw a big fire truck on the grass taking pictures. I wanted to see it,  but Daddy said I had to stay in … [Read more...]

Fundraising Auction Held to Support Guilford 375th Anniversary Events

[easy-media med="1173" align="left" mark="gallery-GyT4wi" style="dark"]<-- Click photo on left for a Slideshow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Guilford, December 11, 2013. The Guilford Yacht Club was the scene of an auction on Thursday, November 21, 2013, to raise funds to help support a year-long festival of events celebrating the founding of the Town of Guilford in 1639. Excitement built among the crowd as Auctioneer Tony Fappiano encouraged them to bid higher and higher for the following … [Read more...]

Paintings by Local Artists Highlight Guilford Gobble Auction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The works of 3 Guilford artists - Gayle Asher, Mary Beeman and Brendan Loughlin -  will highlight the Guilford Gobble Auction, a major effort by the Guilford 375th Anniversary Committee to raise funds for the year-long celebration of the Town’s founding in 1639.  The live and silent auction will take place Thursday, November 21, from 7 - 10 p.m., at the Guilford Yacht Club. Buy Tickets Here Gayle Asher, a former graphics designer and art director in New York, received … [Read more...]

Guilford 375th Anniversary Auction to Feature “The Quilt”

A magnet in the effort to raise funds for the celebration of Guilford’s founding in 1639, “The Quilt” will be a star item at the Guilford Gobble Silent and Live Auction, which will take place Thursday, November 21, from 7 - 10 p.m., at the Guilford Yacht Club. BUY YOUR TICKET TODAY Since its completion in September, “The Quilt” has been the center of considerable discussion regarding its fate. Nine women spent eight months and hundreds of hours sewing the quilt and had intended to raffle it … [Read more...]

Seasons Greetings Photos at the Whitfield House

Contact: Michael A. McBride Museum Curator Henry Whitfield State Museum (203) 453-2457 A special program at the Henry Whitfield State Museum Sunday, October 13, 2013 & Saturday, November 9, 2013 'SEASONS GREETINGS' - Take Your Holiday Card Photo Inside Connecticut's Oldest House! Guilford, Conn. (October 4, 2013) – Imagine your friends' and relatives' surprise when they receive your holiday card this year and learn that it was taken inside of the Henry … [Read more...]