“Flames were blowing out of five windows when we pulled onto the scene,” Georgetown Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Heibeck recalled when describing Saturday’s fire in Georgetown. The fire was reported around 10 a.m. in a six-unit apartment building at 56 Portland Avenue. The apartment where the fire originated was completely gutted, Heibeck said. “It will need work before anyone goes back in there,” he said. “It will have to be completely rebuilt. It will take about six months.” The Georgetown Fire Department had mutual aid in putting out the fire from departments in Ridgefield, Wilton, West Redding, Redding Ridge, and … Read more
West Redding firefighters are working to put out a large structure fire in Georgetown, according a report from the West Redding Fire Department. The fire, which was reported at around 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, is in a multi-family apartment complex at 56 Portland Ave., according to the report. One resident of the home, who had minor burns and smoke inhalation, was sent to Danbury Hospital, according to the report. No injuries have been reported as of this time. Members of all three Redding volunteer fire departments, plus members of Wilton, Weston, Bethel and Ridgefield fire departments, were called to … Read more
In the event of an emergency, where can one get shelter? Food? Warmth? Those are the kinds of questions that John Murren, president of Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. plans to answer in a packet he’s creating for all local residents. Murren plans to name the packet “Resource guide for Emergencies.” “We will put together a document that lists all warming and cleanup stations, and places for food, water, generators, fuel, first aid, clothing, and available housing — anything that might happen in a disaster where you wouldn’t be able to make a phone call,” said Murren, owner of Murren-Kane Construction … Read more
Funeral services have been set for Don Heibeck of Wilton, a longtime member of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company who died on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m., Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown. Heibeck’s family was the owner and founder of the Wilton landmark Heibeck’s stand, known for its burgers, sandwiches and ice cream. The store has been a favorite of Wilton and Redding schoolchildren for many decades.
This white bull terrier was found on Maple Street in the Georgetown part of Weston three weeks ago. Weston Animal Control has tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to contact the owner, who may be out of town. Anyone who recognizes this dog and has contact information is asked to call Mark Harper at Animal Control, 203-222-2642.
Father David Leopold celebrated the 35th anniversary of his ordination at an event at Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown, where he has served as pastor since 2008. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Bridgeport on Dec. 4, 1982, by Bishop Walter Curtis. He served in numerous parishes in Fairfield County, including St. Thomas Aquinas in Fairfield, Church of the Assumption in Westport, and St. Thomas the Apostle in Norwalk, until he was offered the pastorate of Sacred Heart Parish in 2007. Sacred Heart serves Roman Catholics in Redding, Ridgefield, Weston and Wilton. In addition, Leopold serves … Read more
Despite more than six inches of snow that fell on Redding on Saturday, several hundred people turned out Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, for the Georgetown Holiday Festival. Hosted by local businesses and artisans in the Georgetown community, the festival — held along Main Street — has taken place on and off for the past eight years. Admission was free. According to Redding resident Bonnie Troy, who helps run the festival, its purpose is to “bring the community together to celebrate the holiday season, and to provide local businesses and artisans an opportunity to give back to their ‘peeps,’” she said. … Read more
The 2017 Georgetown holiday festival will take place Sunday, Dec. 10, on Main Street. Admission is free. The festival will have a parade starting at 11, and will feature a fire engine from the Georgetown firehouse, antique cars and tractors, and a rescue horse and a pair of donkeys. Santa will be available for photographs at Lombardi’s Restaurant, 22 Main Street, from 11:15 to 2. Hayrides will be available throughout the event. The festival will also feature face painting and balloon art, as well as arts and crafts. Uncle Leo’s Coffee & Donuts of Georgetown, at 19 Main Street, will … Read more