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Update on River Walk Gazebo Cocktail Parties-Help Us Out!

We are looking for more volunteers to take down the set-up or the cocktail parties for the remainder of the season!

The dates of the remaining Friday night cocktail parties are:

July 26: Ginnie Seccombe and Ted Mercier

August 9:

August 23:

September 6:

If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to

Be sure to come by at 5:30 pm at the Gazebo to meet and socialize with your neighbors! Bring a chair, an appetizer to share and your own beverage!

Lots of good conversation! Lots of laughs! Lots of good food!

See you soon!


Let’s Start the Summer Parties at River Walk!

Ralph and Ronnie enjoying a beautiful night at the Gazebo!

We had our first Summer Gazebo Cocktail Party. We need your help to be sure to keep it going!

Please volunteer to take down the setup for one of the following Friday nights:

May 31: Ron Majersky

June 14: Lynn & Rick Saltz

June 28: Elena & Tom Kucharik

July 19

August 2

August 16

August 30

September 6

September 20

Please email with your choice of dates or with any questions you may have about volunteering for this social activity!


River Walk Entrance From Rt.1

The entry road to River Walk now has a sign on each side.  Signage on both sides of the entrance visibly marks the community for drivers in either direction on Rt. 1.  This “new” sign was relocated from its previous home in front of the white birch tree at the end of the entry road.  Thanks to Lynn Saltz for this idea, which accomplished the task of marking both sides of the entrance without incurring the cost for additional signage.



An Update on Mulching

A number of residents have inquired about having Romano Landscaping mulch the portion of their flower beds that are not covered by the contract.  I spoke to Michael Romano today and he advised me that anyone interested in paying for extra mulch should telephone his office.  The phone number is 203-234-1826 and it is OK to leave a message.  He also advised me that the plan is to first do the mulching of all the areas covered by the contract and then return to do any additional mulching requested by individual residents.


Mulching Schedule

Mulching is scheduled to begin on Monday of next week, May 11, 2020. As a reminder, in addition to the common landscaped areas, mulching for each home will be done for the front bed, the bed on the side opposite the garage and the planting on the corner of the garage. Completion should take approximately three days but please remember that this is a project that is highly dependent upon the weather.


Tentative Fertilizer Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule for the various applications to the lawns at River Walk. The schedule reflects the approximate week that the application is scheduled as opposed to one specific date, as the exact date is dependent upon weather and coordination with the grass cutting.

Attention: Pet owners may want to wipe the paws of your animals for 24-48 hours after the application of a fertilizer treatment.

The first application was done on April 4th: the remaining schedule is:
Early Summer Fertilizer Application: May 16th – May 23rd
Grub Control / Late Summer Fertilizer Application: July 4th – July 11th
Early Fall Fertilizer: September 6th – September 12th
Late Fall Fertilizer: November 1st – November 7th
There is also a Lime Application that will be done during the first two weeks of August


Important Information Regarding Exit 55 On and Off Ramps

Increased Traffic Delays, Ramp Closings Coming to Branford I-95 Exit 55/Route 1 Bridge Project


Published March 13, 2020


March 12, 2020: The Department of Transportation and their contractor, O&G Industries, Inc. have notified the Town of Branford that [bridge and roadway] construction activities will be increasing on Interstate 95 and Route 1 at Exit 55 over the next several months.

Motorists should expect changes in traffic patterns and increased delays on both I-95 and Route 1 in this area beginning on or around March 23, 2020.

All northbound and southbound entrance and exit ramps at Exit 55 will be closed on or around April 6, 2020 and will remain closed until on or around July 27, 2020.

During the weeks of May 4 and July 15, Route 1 may be closed periodically between the hours of 12 a.m. -5 a.m. to allow for placement of the new bridge sections. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area whenever possible and are urged to use extreme caution if you are traveling through this area as traffic patterns will be changing frequently.

The dates given are tentative, and modifications and/or extensions to this schedule may be necessary due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Updates will be posted on the Town of Branford’s Facebook page as they become available from the state.


River Walk Cocktail Parties Move Indoors

With the onset of cooler weather, Branford River Walk outdoor cocktail parties have moved inside.

On Friday, October 25th, Suzanne Gueble will host a gathering at her home at 5:30 pm. Please bring your own beverages and an appetizer to share with others.

On Friday, November 15th at 5:30 pm, Anne and Hal Hermes will open their home for a cocktail party. Please save the date on your calendars!