Maintaining one’s balance is important in all aspects of life. For TASC it is essential that we strive for improvements wherever the potential exists. At the same time, we should recognize those very positive qualities that exist in Wilton and that make it such a desirable choice for family living. Here are some of those attributes. You will likely be familiar with most.

•A national park (Weir Farm) with easy walking trails over scenic terrain and an art history of impressionism that matches the landscape.

•An abundance of playing fields for sports, exercising, and spectator activities for all, and for their children and grandchildren.

•A geographic location close to New York, enjoying the best of Fairfield County, with its easy access to museums, hospitals, and institutions of higher learning.

•Near to Long Island Sound’s waters and its unusual reflected light that has attracted artists for nearly two centuries.

•Air quality free of pollution, remote from industrial wastes, and filtered in all seasons by New England’s attractive flora and showy foliage.

•Winding stone walls of every type, emerging from the past, delineating yesterday’s boundaries, and anchoring tomorrow’s best ambitions.

•The human equivalent of those solid markers — the volunteers who lend strength and dimensionality to the town’s operations, and commitment to its problem solving.

•A community that comes together in times of adversity, and rejoices as one to celebrate its many blessings.

•Sportsmanship and fair play. We root for Wilton, and not against opponents. Filling the W (Win) column is not our only objective.

•We live on large properties by choice, but we practice being good neighbors.

•Historic homes and resources give our town and streetscapes character and connect us with Wilton’s history.

•An inventory of homes diversified in terms of location, style, cost, and convenience.

So these are on the plus side of the Wilton ledger. Let’s appreciate them. Protect them. And remember what we have taken so much time to discuss in this space. That is, the ingredients for a stronger, more resilient Wilton, where objectives are measurable, where outcomes are beneficial, and where all our assets, resources, and expenditures are wisely used for the greatest overall good.

If you would like to add to our list, or offer an essay on Wilton positives, we invite your inputs.

TASC will offer $100 for the best of these entries. To complete the “balance,” TASC will also pay $100 for the best idea or ideas for cost effectiveness or productivity across the town. Please send your material to: The TASC Group, P.O. Box 262, Georgetown CT 06829.

TASC (Toward A Stronger Community) is an independent citizens’ group seeking collaborative initiatives aimed at effectiveness, process improvement, and quality assurance across all town and school operations to produce increased value and contained cost.

TASC

Maintaining one’s balance is important in all aspects of life. For TASC it is essential that we strive for improvements wherever the potential exists. At the same time, we should recognize those very positive qualities that exist in Wilton and that make it such a desirable choice for family living. Here are some of those attributes. You will likely be familiar with most.

•A national park (Weir Farm) with easy walking trails over scenic terrain and an art history of impressionism that matches the landscape.

•An abundance of playing fields for sports, exercising, and spectator activities for all, and for their children and grandchildren.

•A geographic location close to New York, enjoying the best of Fairfield County, with its easy access to museums, hospitals, and institutions of higher learning.

•Near to Long Island Sound’s waters and its unusual reflected light that has attracted artists for nearly two centuries.

•Air quality free of pollution, remote from industrial wastes, and filtered in all seasons by New England’s attractive flora and showy foliage.

•Winding stone walls of every type, emerging from the past, delineating yesterday’s boundaries, and anchoring tomorrow’s best ambitions.

•The human equivalent of those solid markers — the volunteers who lend strength and dimensionality to the town’s operations, and commitment to its problem solving.

•A community that comes together in times of adversity, and rejoices as one to celebrate its many blessings.

•Sportsmanship and fair play. We root for Wilton, and not against opponents. Filling the W (Win) column is not our only objective.

•We live on large properties by choice, but we practice being good neighbors.

•Historic homes and resources give our town and streetscapes character and connect us with Wilton’s history.

•An inventory of homes diversified in terms of location, style, cost, and convenience.

So these are on the plus side of the Wilton ledger. Let’s appreciate them. Protect them. And remember what we have taken so much time to discuss in this space. That is, the ingredients for a stronger, more resilient Wilton, where objectives are measurable, where outcomes are beneficial, and where all our assets, resources, and expenditures are wisely used for the greatest overall good.

If you would like to add to our list, or offer an essay on Wilton positives, we invite your inputs.

TASC will offer $100 for the best of these entries. To complete the “balance,” TASC will also pay $100 for the best idea or ideas for cost effectiveness or productivity across the town. Please send your material to: The TASC Group, P.O. Box 262, Georgetown CT 06829.

TASC (Toward A Stronger Community) is an independent citizens’ group seeking collaborative initiatives aimed at effectiveness, process improvement, and quality assurance across all town and school operations to produce increased value and contained cost.