Shelton, CT Real Estate News

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT FREE Drive-In Movies Are Back!The Shelton CT Youth Service Bureau is once again sponsoring FREE Drive-In Movies at the RiverWalk Veterans Park on Canal Street in Shelton.   Movies will run on Saturday nights from July 9 – August 13 and begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Bring your own refreshments, snacks, seating, blanket, and bug spray.  NO alcohol is allowed.   Mark your calendars and bring the family out for a FREE fun summer night in the open air.  Movies are weather permitting.         Shelton CT 2011 FREE Summer Movie Schedule Date Movies Rating July 9 Despicable Me PG July 16 Yogi Bear PG July 23 How To Train Your Dragon PG July 30 Shrek Forever After PG August 6 Tangled PG August 13 Toy Story 3 G   SHELTON YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU  SHELTON, CT 06484 203-924-7614   Shelton...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
Feeling Crabby and Stressed Out? Take a Hike!Spending too much time in your car, or hunched over your computer? It's enough to get anyone feeling crabby and stressed out. There's a really easy solution: put on some comfortable clothes and good walking shoes, and take a hike!   Here in Shelton, CT, you can enjoy a hike up to 4.8 miles long, using the "Bridge to Bridge" route. This takes you along most of the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path plus a scenic section of the Dominick Trail. You'll walk past several bodies of water along the way, including Pine Lake, Silent Waters and Hope Lake.   The Trail is well marked, and there are trail maps available on the Shelton Trails website.  Volunteer work crews are busy making the trails wide enough to be handicapped accessible, which also means fam...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Red, Ripe, and Ready for the Picking ~ Strawberry Season at Jones Family Farm Shelton CT in Full SwingThe 2011 strawberry season is in full swing at Jones Family Farm at the Pumpkinseed Hill and Valley Farm locations.  Farmer Jones says this year’s crop is plentiful.  However, strawberry season only lasts a few weeks so don’t delay in getting to the farm to do some picking.On the day you plan to do, please call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at (203-929-8425) to get the daily update on which farm is ready to be picked that day.What are the days and hours of picking?   Normal picking hours are Monday through Saturday 8am until 5:30pm and Sundays from 8am until 12pm.  Again, please check the Crop Line on the day you plan to pick.   From just outside the parking lot, the Queen Berry II will pi...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Condo Market Report ~ May 2011 ~ Shelton CT Real Estate Condo sales in Shelton CT for May 2011 were up 33% compared to the same period last year.      May averages showed significant increases over May 2010.  Average list and selling prices were UP 41% and 49% respectively. The median was UP 58%.  Now, before we get really excited, let's see what brought the prices up. Let's take a look at the Shelton Condo property transfers for May 2011 as well as a chart showing where the bulk of sales were.    62.5% of sales were in the $400-500K range, three of which were in the new Cranberry Hill Estates, Shelton's newest residential community, on Armstrong Road. The other sales in this range were in beautiful Crescent Village on the River Road. Aspetuck Village and the Riverview made u...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Single Family Real Estate Market Report for May 2011 Shelton CT single family home sales for May 2011 were off 30% from the same period last year.  Further analysis of the dropoff in number of houses sold in May 2010 compared to May 2011 is directly attributed to the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit in June 2010. Sales in May 2010 were artificially inflated due to the credit and will be much the same with the June numbers.  Average list and selling prices INCREASED 11.48% & 10.64% respectively.   The median home price was UP 15% from the same period last year. Home values continue to stabilize and move in an upward direction.      Let's look at the numbers of houses sold the last few months in Shelton which would be a more accurate indicator of the current sales. Sales ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Shelton CT   The St. Lawrence Monsignor Joseph Fitzgerald Council # 14014 will be holding its last pancake breakfast until the fall on Sunday, June 5 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the St. Lawrence School Gymnasium, 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton CT.Admission charge is $5 per person and includes ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. This is a frequent Knights of Columbus fundraiser with some of monies received donated to the Merton House in Bridgeport, CT.Please come and support the Knights.  While in the area, stop at the Huntington Green for the Annual Arts and Crafts Fair running from 10-4.Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Shelton CT
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
The 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on the Huntington Green in Shelton CT will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 10 – 4.  Rain date is June 12. Hopefully…not needed.This was one of the first events I attended in the area when I moved here 26 years ago.  I remember being overwhelmed by the number of exhibitors as well as the pure, raw, creative talent displayed.Any attendee should find it easy to really appreciate the love, dedication, and time that goes into each and every piece of art or craft created. I purchased many items over the years and still marvel at the ingenuity of the local craftsmen.  How did they make that? or Wow, how long did it take to carve that? or I can’t believe how creative and detailed these items are.The Shelton Jaycees has, to my memory, always been the main spon...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
Shelton CT HBL Book Sale in Progress! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  Get your gently used, great selection of books!  Here in Shelton CT, the Huntington Branch Library Sale is now in progress.   Located behind the Shelton Community Center, the Huntington Branch Library is at 41 Church Street in Shelton, CT. Their phone number is 203-926-0111.The book sale is on until this coming Saturday, and hours of the are shown in the sign below. I hope to see you there!   Be sure to bring some heavy-duty shopping bags. If you love books, they'll really come in handy!   Shelton CT HBL Book Sale in Progress!
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade Monday May 30, 2011 The Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade kicks off on Monday, May 30, with a full schedule of marching and music, at 9 a.m. in Derby at Elizabeth and Cottage Streets.The parade will proceed on Elizabeth Street to Main Street to the Derby-Shelton bridge. While on the bridge, veterans will hold a brief ceremony honoring those who were lost at sea and did not receive a proper burial.  The ceremony will be synchronized with a fly-over by the Connecticut Air National Guard.Once into Shelton, the parade will turn right onto Howe Avenue to White Street to Coram Avenue.  Then proceed to Center Street, back to Howe Avenue and ending at Cornell Street.Floats will be decorated around this year’s theme of “Lest We Forget”.   In addition to our hono...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
School of Rock is Coming to Shelton CT The SportsCenter of Connecticut on the River Road (Route 110) in Shelton, CT has announced that the School of Rock will be opening in the SportsCenter in a soundproof 2,900 square foot space above the Game Zone arcade.The School of Rock  is a national franchise which currently has locations in Fairfield and New Canaan. The school provides music education for kids in grade 2 through grade 12 with weekly private lessons with professional working musicians and group rehearsals.  The rehearsals prepare the students for the school ‘recital’ which consists of live concerts at local venues.   It’s not just about playing an instrument; it’s all about playing in a group. Instruction is included on guitar, drums, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals.  The Schoo...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
Setting up for a Fabulous Book Sale!This morning, along with other Friends of Shelton Libraries, I'll be working at the Huntington Branch Library to set up for the Library Book Sale that will take place next week. This group is great - women of all ages, all of whom love books and our libraries. We always have good laughs, so although I know I'll come home with an achy back, it's totally worthwhile.     The Huntington Branch Library will have books in many categories, including House & Home, a large Children's section, History, Art, and many more. By far the largest pool will be the general fiction section. Last time, we had eight books carts plus several large tabletops filled with these beautiful, gently used hardcover books - many looking as though they were never read. I'll post mor...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Friends of Shelton Animal Shelter Night at Chili’s Shelton CT Make plans to take a break from cooking dinner on Wednesday, June 1 and come to Chili’s on 834 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton CT to support the Shelton Animal Shelter. How can going out to dinner support the animal shelter?The Friends of the Shelton Animal Shelter volunteers and Chili’s have 'cooked' up this plan where Chili’s will donate 10% of the diner’s bill to the animal shelter.Here are the specifics: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Chili’s Bar and Grill 834 Bridgeport Avenue Shelton, CT 06484 203-926-9500 VERY IMPORTANT: You MUST present this flyer to your server in order for Chili’s to donate the 10%.Please support the Shelton Animal Shelter by stopping by Chili’s for dinner on June 1.  That doesn’t sound so ...
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By Judy Klem, Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties
(Transition Stage LLC)
Strut Your Stuff!Do you work in Connecticut? Or maybe just live here? Well, here's a great opportunity to see and hear about many of the products and services to be found in the Greater Valley area.On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - yes, that's tomorrow!  the Connecticut Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 10th annual "Strut Your Stuff" Valley Business Expo & Health Fair.     You won't want to miss the fabulous keynote speaker: Kim Bensen, an author, columnist, TV personality and entrepreneur. This down to earth, fun woman has built a great business around a truly amazing accomplishment: Kim weighed 347 pounds in 2001, and lost - and has successfully maintained that loss - an astonishing 212 pounds! She is inspiring in a very "woman next door" kind of way. Even if you don't need...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Exchange Club ~ America’s Premier Service Club     This year the Shelton CT Exchange Club celebrates 51 years of dedicated service to the community.    Founded in 1960 by local business men and women, the Shelton Exchange Club is a premier service organization which works to make the community a better place to live through philanthropy.   The Shelton Exchange is one of hundreds of local exchange groups which operates under the national Exchange Club umbrella which this year, celebrated its 100th birthday on March 27, 2011.   The goal of the Exchange club is to promote Americanism, perform community service, promote programs of service in youth activities, and support the Exchange national project, prevention of child abuse.   Performing community service, the Shelton Exchang...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Spring Cleaning or Preparing Your House for Sale ~ Shelton CT Transfer Station and Swap Shed Doing some spring cleaning or preparing your house for sale and finding things that need to be tossed and others that are in great shape but are no longer needed?  Just where do you take these things? Residents of Shelton CT can clean out that clutter and take the following items to the Shelton Transfer Station at 866 River Road. Furniture Gas grills Wood, metal, plastic Propane gas tanks Refrigerators Tires, Tree branches Electronics Sheet rock Shingles Batteries Air conditioners But what if some of these items or perhaps some others are in really good condition – too good to dump?   You can utilize the Swap Shed, which is a white tent to the right of the Transfer Station entrance, where you ca...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT 2011 "Music Under the Stars" Summer Concert SeriesMark your calendars.  The Shelton CT “Music Under the Stars” Concert Summer Series is BACK! Concerts begin on Wednesday, June 22 and run through August 24.  As usual, the concerts will be held on the Huntington Green from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and there is NO admission charge.Bring your own chair or blanket – even reserve your spot early as has been typical from year to year. Enjoy the concert in the open air, meet up with friends, make new ones, have something to eat from the vendors, relax, kick back and have a blast!Rain date is the following evening.  In case of inclement weather call (203) 331-4120NOTE that the July 1 concert is on Friday instead of the usual Wednesday and will be held at the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk Park f...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Early Voter Registration May 19 for Shelton High School Students During May of every year, the Shelton CT Registrar of Voters Office performs an onsite voter registration and information session at Shelton High School for the Junior and Senior classes.  This year the Registrar's office will be at Shelton High School Thursday, May 19, 2011.  The program works in tandem with the Social Studies Civic curriculum educating students on the voting process.  Students are shown a sample ballot and given a full explanation of the voting process.  What age do the students need to be to register?  They must be 17 years of age or older and must turn 18 on or before election day, which this years falls on November 8, 2011.  What other qualifications are there?  The student must be a U.S. c...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
The Giggling Pig ~ New Shelton CT Art Gallery and Children's Craft Shop Opens Looking for a fun place to take your child to do some hands-on arts and crafts projects in Shelton CT?  The Giggling Pig, on 95 Center Street in Shelton CT, is having a grand opening of its art gallery and children's studio on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Owned and operated by artist and published author Hannah Perry, the Giggling Pig started as a character in a drawing and is now a place where parents can take their children to do various arts and crafts projects.  The Giggling Pig will be open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 5, Saturday from 1-4, and Sundays by appointment.  Morning classes will be devoted to preschool aged children accompanied by a parent, and the afternoon class will be gea...
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By Scott Silverstone, www.CTProperty.com, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty
(William Raveis Real Estate)
James Tate, a senior at Shelton High School in Shelton, CT, is a hero.  James became famous this week for being suspended and banned from attending the school's Senior Prom.  When you think of his punishment, keep in mind that this is a a day and age when schools have increased violence, cheating, bullying and a decrease in learning, standardized scores and graduation.   What was James Tate's crime?  See for yourself: That's right.  James and some of his friends came up with a creative way to ask a young woman to the Senior Prom.  They cut out letters with cardboard and affixed it on the side of the school.  The young woman (you can see her name above) was amused and accepted his invite.  The school's officials had other ideas.  They suspended James (and the friends who helped him stick...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Wells Hollow Creamery Shelton CT ~ Ice Cream You’ll Scream For!   Imagine this!  Spring has finally arrived in Shelton, CT.  You are really loving the warmer weather and are having a craving for some delicious homestyle ice cream.  How does sinking your teeth into a Chocolate Mackinak Island Fudge Ice cream cone sound right about now? What’s That?  Try Chocolate ice cream with slabs of thick fudge, walnuts, and chewy fudge chunks. Yummmmmmmmmmmm……….  Well, you can get that flavor and others like Cappuccino Crunch, or Pistachio Almond or Ultimate Peanut Butter Brownie at Wells Hollow Creamery on 656 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton CT seven days a week. (See schedule below.)   Wells Hollow Creamery offers  over 50 flavors of luscious, creamy ice cream, as well as smoothies, flurries, soft s...
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