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Reminder! Report Problems Directly to Empire Property Management

As a reminder to all homeowners, please report any issues or problems with trees, shrubs, irrigation or lawns to Empire Property Management. You can fill out a maintenance form (click on request forms) on their website or you can call them directly at 203-488-9500. Empire reaches out to the contractors who can follow-up with your issue. Speaking directly to a contractor will not necessarily get your issue resolved.

If you have any questions, contact


Report on Lawn Fungus at River Walk

Close-up of Red Thread

Reply from Pitch Pines-Lawn Care Specialists: “Red Thread fungus is caused by the excessive amount of rain that we have had. It will grow out and not cause any permanent damage once it starts to dry out. I don’t recommend putting a fungicide down for red thread. The cost of fungicides are extremely expensive, red thread will not do any permanent damage and the lawn will become dependent on fungicides by applying them. 
As the temps change other summer diseases will  become an issue (pythium, brown patch, dollar spot) which may need a fungicide. I usually recommend to customers to keep a fungicide on hand so they can apply it as needed to these diseases.  Generally one application will not be enough, so to pay someone to apply them gets very expensive. I will also be applying a grub control and a fertilizer next week which will help to push the red thread out (nitrogen). Thanks.

Book Discussion, Resident Activities

Join the Summer River Walk Book Discussion Group!

Little Fires

The next River Walk Book Club meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm at Mary Ellen Murphy’s cottage in East Haven.  The book is entitled Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  Mary Ellen will be provide directions to her home in a separate email.  Remember this will be the last group before we go on “summer vacation”. Please bring your book suggestions for summer reads or for the first Fall meeting to this group. We are looking for a host for the Fall meeting.  Your suggestions for books and offers to host are greatly appreciated!

Susan Stackpole, River Walk Book Club Coordinator


Join Us for a River Walk Book Discussion Group!

The next River Walk Book Club discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm at Gretchen Dale’s home.   The book is titled A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Please let Gretchen know whether or not you will be attending.

The June Book Discussion date and place is TBD. The book is titled
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Sue Stackpole, Book Discussion Leader

Resident Activities

Join The River Walk Hackers

Weather permitting, every Thursday morning we depart for one of the many courses nearby. Our golf fellowship is laced with fun and exercise followed by a casual lunch. While at lunch, our focus usually includes bragging about some of the few great shots and poking fun at the golfers with the worst shots.

Here is John Soehnlein pointing out his putt shot!

During the off-season, our hackers substitute golf with another casual lunch at one of the many restaurants in our area.

Interested in joining us? Please contact Brad Nelson.

Resident Activities

River Walk South Florida Residents Gather for Lunch

On March 6, a contingent of Branford River Walk residents vacationing in South Florida gathered for lunch at the Twisted Tuna in Port Salerno and to enjoy each other’s company. From left to right, Eileen and Bruce Chips, Ginnie Seccombe and Ted Mercier, Emory and Mary Lee Shawver, Elena and Tom Kucharik, Bernadette and Rom Majersky, John and Carol Soehnlein, Ginny and John Della Ventura.

Branford River Walk Association

Welcome to River Walk

River Walk is a perfect 55 and over active adult community located in the beautiful coastal town of Branford Connecticut. River Walk is a stunning community of single family homes in a setting of well-manicured lawns, surrounded by the most beautiful natural setting of trees, wildlife and wetlands. What a great place to live and enjoy and to call home!

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