Newcanaan's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:21:04 -0400 HamletHub.com Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities in Fairfield County http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/3429-red-cross-blood-donation-opportunities-in-fairfield-county3429-red-cross-blood-donation-opportunities-in-fairfield-county http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/3429-red-cross-blood-donation-opportunities-in-fairfield-county3429-red-cross-blood-donation-opportunities-in-fairfield-county

Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season

With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients. More donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help stock the shelves for patients like Emily Bratton. After the birth of her first child, she received several units of blood.

“I know that my life was saved because someone, somewhere, was willing to donate their blood,” said Bratton. “There aren’t words to describe how incredibly thankful I am that people are willing to donate blood to help a stranger.”

Give patients in need another reason to be thankful – make an appointment to give blood. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County Nov. 1-15

Bethel

11/1/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesly Drive

11/3/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd.

Bridgeport

11/1/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

Danbury

11/6/2017: 12:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension

11/8/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus Center, Westside Campus, Lake Ave.

11/14/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Western CT State University, 181 White Street

Fairfield

11/6/2017: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Fairfield University Student Center, North Benson Road

11/7/2017: 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road

Greenwich

11/6/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue

Monroe

11/11/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street

Newtown

11/7/2017: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

11/7/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St.

11/8/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street

Norwalk

11/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue

Ridgefield

11/9/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Shelton

11/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive

Stamford

11/11/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

Stratford

11/3/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., BJ's Wholesale Club, 955 Ferry Blvd.

Trumbull

11/1/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrooks Avenue

11/13/2017: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Cooper Surgical, 95 Corporate Drive

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kelly Isenor) Charities Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:04:30 -0400
Lauralton Hall Entrance Exam for 8th Graders on Saturday, October 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/3428-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-saturday-october-213428-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-saturday-october-21 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/3428-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-saturday-october-213428-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-saturday-october-21

Attention 8th graders! Are you looking for a college preparatory school unlike any other in the area?  At Lauralton Hall, you can:

  • Take an archeology class centered on a real dig on the school’s historic grounds;
  • Be part of the only all-girls engineering team to win the Sikorksy STEM Challenge (unlike other schools, here you will take physics first as the foundation for all of your high school science courses);
  • Take a writing workshop with a famous poet;
  • Participate in seminars ranging from a 3D printing workshop to the science behind personal care products;

  • Get personalized guidance and college planning beginning your freshman year; 

  • Experience the culture of the Mercy tradition focused on compassionate service to others;

  • And so much more! 
Students seeking 9th grade admission to Lauralton Hall can register to take the Entrance Exam this Saturday, October 21. The exam begins at 8:00 a.m.

Register for the exam by completing the Online Application.

Questions about the application process should be directed to admission@lauraltonhall.org. You can also call 203.877.2786, extension 125.

Visit Lauralton Hall online here.

Located on 30 beautiful acres just a short walk from the Metro North train station in Milford, Lauralton Hall was founded  by the Sisters of Mercy in 1905.  The School’s mission:  Inspired by the Mercy Tradition, Lauralton Hall empowers young women to pursue their highest potential through lifelong learning, compassionate service, an responsible leadership in a  global society.  

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:02:00 -0400
Jonathan Kruk Performs The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at at New Canaan Library http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3427-jonathan-kruk-at-new-canaan-library-performs-the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow3427-jonathan-kruk-at-new-canaan-library-performs-the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3427-jonathan-kruk-at-new-canaan-library-performs-the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow3427-jonathan-kruk-at-new-canaan-library-performs-the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow

Get into the spooky vibe of Halloween with  Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, performed masterfully by Jonathan Kruk on Tuesday, October 24at 6:30 p.m. Library's Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Described as "intrepid" by The New York Times and "thrilling" by The Wall Street Journal , Kruk engages audiences with a sonorous voice. Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller, is well known in the metropolitan area for enchanting school children with story theater, entertaining adults with local lore, and entertaining all with dramatic retellings of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “A Christmas Carol.” Jonathan’s been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Al-Jazeera America, The O’Reilly Factor, the National Geographic and History Channels. He has made eight recordings earning several Parents Choice honors. Kruk was selected “Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley.”

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kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org (KatherineBlance) Events Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:34:59 -0400
Roger Sherman Inn to Host Artisans' Holiday Boutique http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3426-roger-sherman-inn-to-host-artisans-holiday-boutique3426-roger-sherman-inn-to-host-artisans-holiday-boutique http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3426-roger-sherman-inn-to-host-artisans-holiday-boutique3426-roger-sherman-inn-to-host-artisans-holiday-boutique

Please join us on November 17-18 for the New Canaan Artisans’ Annual Holiday Boutique at the Roger Sherman Inn, 195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. A Preview Party will be Friday, November 17 from 6-8 pm.

Admission is $10. Attendees enjoy “first look” shopping and refreshments. As a thank you for purchasing a preview party entry ticket, receive a coupon redeemable for a 20% discount on your dinner check for dining at the Roger Sherman that evening. Offer is good for Friday, November 17 only. Space is limited so reservations are highly recommended. Walk Ins are first come, first served. Shopping continues on Saturday, November 18 from 9 am – 3 pm. Admission is free.

Get a head start on your holiday gift giving list. Shop a large selection of locally produced handcrafted fashion and decorative items including hand knit children’s sweaters plus hats, scarves, and mittens for the whole family, unique holiday decorations such as Christmas stockings, ornaments, table top trees, lanterns, and a gingerbread sleigh, one-of-a kind doll clothing, embroidered linens, gift bottle bags, placemats, napkins, aprons, tea cozies, and dog scarves. Check out our web site www.newcanaanartisans.org or visit us on Facebook to see a sampling of our merchandise.

We are a nonprofit. Our proceeds benefit many local community organizations in New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, and Stamford. A list of our grant recipients is available on our website.

   

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lvrpl4@aol.com (Robin Leach) Events Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:42:51 -0400
New Canaan Leaf Collection Policy http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/3425-new-canaan-leaf-collection-policy3425-new-canaan-leaf-collection-policy http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/3425-new-canaan-leaf-collection-policy3425-new-canaan-leaf-collection-policy

Beginning, Monday, October30, 2017 vacuum trucks will pick up the leaves raked to curbside by homeowners in those areas of town zoned for building lots of one acre or less.

In those areas, please rake all of your leaves into the curb.   DO NOT put leaves in plastic bags or mix them with brush or debris.  The leaves are recycled into garden compost so they must be free of foreign matter.  Debris or sticks will clog the vacuum trucks causing breakdowns and delays.  Leaves must be in a windrow, not in a pile.

Residents in the 2 or 4 acre zones of town are requested to compost the leaves on their own property.  Vacuum trucks will not collect in those areas.

Yard maintenance contractors must have proper forms (available at Highway Department office) signed by New Canaan residents before they can dispose of leaves at the composting area, located across from the Waveny entrance on Lapham Road.  Residents may also deposit their leaves at that location. It is important to note that Contractors will be screened to be sure that the leaves originate in New Canaan.  Anyone found violating this policy will be suspended from using the facility for an appropriate period of time as determined by the Director of Public Works. .   

Composted material is usually made available to local residents for use in their gardens to enrich their soil, the following spring.  

The composting site will be opened daily from 8:00am to 2:30pm during normal working days (call 594-3704 for more specific information).   Leaves may be raked to curbside until Monday, Nov 27th,2017 Leaves put out after that date will not be collected by the Highway Department, however the leaf composting site will be available through Friday, December 8th .2017

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Town of New Canaan) Neighbors Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:20:02 -0400
Halloween Family Fun Night at Waveny House in New Canaan http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3424-halloween-family-fun-night-at-waveny-house-in-new-canaan3424-halloween-family-fun-night-at-waveny-house-in-new-canaan http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3424-halloween-family-fun-night-at-waveny-house-in-new-canaan3424-halloween-family-fun-night-at-waveny-house-in-new-canaan

The New Canaan Recreation Department invites you to Halloween Family Fun Night at Waveny House in New Canaan on Friday, October 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Appropriate for children ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Come in Costume! Dance to the music of Rick Rock the DJ! Activities include the Mummy Wrap, Monster Mash, Witches Broom Limbo and more!

Door prizes and refreshments.

Questions? Call New Canaan Rec Department: 203-594-3600 or email bill.kapp@newcanaanct.gov

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (New Canaan Chamber) Events Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:15:18 -0400
Broadway Takes Ridgefield By Storm: American Dance Spectacular on October 22 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3423-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-223423-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3423-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-223423-broadway-takes-ridgefield-by-storm-american-dance-spectacular-on-october-22

An all-star cast, including Broadway performers Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba in “Wicked”) and Vishal Vaidya (Broadway’s "Groundhog Day”), star in a brand new show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 22 at 7pm! 

"American Dance Spectacular!” features twelve leading Broadway dancers and singers, and takes the audience on a high energy journey through the evolution of dance in America. From the Charleston and Lindy Hop to the Jitterbug and the Twist to Disco and Voguing, "American Dance Spectacular!" is an exploration of the 20th century’s flashiest dances, infused with the hit songs from each decade.

Mastermind and esteemed Broadway actor Daniel C. Levine (whose Broadway credits include “Mamma Mia!, “Les Miserables”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “The Rocky Horror Show") has created this brand new production along with energetic choreography by Al Blackstone (TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”), music direction and arrangements by Bryan Perri (Broadway’s “Wicked”), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime TV’s “Showing Roots”). 

Don’t miss the chance to see Broadway come to life in "American Dance Spectacular!"

For tickets ($60), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Events Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:24:59 -0400
New Canaan Business Owners Invited to Learn About Holiday Stroll on October 26 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3420-new-canaan-business-owners-invited-to-learn-about-holiday-stroll-on-october-263420-new-canaan-business-owners-invited-to-learn-about-holiday-stroll-on-october-26 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3420-new-canaan-business-owners-invited-to-learn-about-holiday-stroll-on-october-263420-new-canaan-business-owners-invited-to-learn-about-holiday-stroll-on-october-26

The Chamber invites you to come learn about how your business can get involved with with 2017 Holiday Stroll which will be held on December 2nd and 3rd.

A Kick Off Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm at Bankwell, 208 Elm Street.

 

The Chamber explains, "This is a great place to come meet and network fellow New Canaan business owners and managers."

The event is hosted by Bankwell. There is no charge for admission and the event is open to Chamber members and non members.

Click Here to  Register

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kerry@ducey.org (Sarah) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:32:49 -0400
New Canaan Chamber sponsors 36th Annual Halloween Parade on October 29 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3419-new-canaan-chamber-sponsrs-36th-annual-halloween-parade-on-october-293419-new-canaan-chamber-sponsrs-36th-annual-halloween-parade-on-october-29 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3419-new-canaan-chamber-sponsrs-36th-annual-halloween-parade-on-october-293419-new-canaan-chamber-sponsrs-36th-annual-halloween-parade-on-october-29

Ghouls and Goblins, oh my! New Canaan's Halloween Parade on Sunday October 29

The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 36th Annual Halloween Parade! Families are invited to head to the park Street Lot (behind Elm Street) at noon to show off their costumes and enjoy New Canaan’s own School of Rock performance of some spooky tunes. New this year the New England Academy of Dance will put on a special performance of “Thriller”. The first 500 Trick or Treaters will be given a pre-filled Goody Bag with treats from local businesses.

At 1:00 PM The Cast of New Canaan High School’s upcoming performance of Bye Bye Birdie guided by Old Faithful will lead the costumed marchers down Elm Street where many local businesses will be outside their store handing out Candy!!

 A New Canaan Tradition- The Halloween Parade

  • 12pm – Booths open with fun activities
  • Balloon Animals sponsored by Pet Pantry Warehouse
  • Goody Bags Handed out
  • Meet Marshall from Paw Patrol
  • Live music thanks to School of Rock! And a live Performance of “Thriller” by the New England Academy of Dance
  • 1pm – The parade begins!

The parade kicks off from the parking lot proceeding the corner of Park & Elm. It then travels down Elm St to Main St, and loops back up Elm St (closed to vehicular traffic).

Questions? Contact New Canaan Chamber of Commerce via phone (203) 966-2004 or email (Tucker Murphy) tucker@newcanaanchamber.com
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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber) Events Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:24:49 -0400
New Canaan Turkey Trot for the homeless on November 19 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/3391-new-canaan-turkey-trot-for-the-homeless-15073173733391-new-canaan-turkey-trot-for-the-homeless-1507317373 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/3391-new-canaan-turkey-trot-for-the-homeless-15073173733391-new-canaan-turkey-trot-for-the-homeless-1507317373

Get ready for Thanksgiving with a short run around New Canaan the Sunday before the Thanksgiving holiday, November 19. The 5K run/walk will take place at Waveny Park on South Ave and benefits the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk.  

Post-race refreshments, embroidered hats available for $20 through November 14, $25 thereafter, awards to top 3 male and female runners and age group winners, and raffle prizes.

Race day registration opens at 10:30 a.m. Pre-race check-in at New Balance New Canaan beginning Friday, November 18.

All proceeds benefit the Open Door shelter.

Donate or sign up HERE

About The Open Door

 

Open Door provides shelter nightly with over 95 beds in a facility located at 4 Merritt St. From this same facility they operate the Manna House kitchen and pantry and serve meals three times a day (over 20,000 per month) Providing boxed and canned goods to the working poor to help them make ends meet. Between the kitchen and the pantry, they provide approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families in the community

Open 365 days a year and 7 days week. The mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.

Waveny Park, South Avenue, New Canaan, CT US 06840 

Image courtesy Facebook Page 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Turkey Trot) Charities Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:16:00 -0400
The Geopolitics and History of Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea: Lecture at New Canaan Library on October 22 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3407-the-geopolitics-and-history-of-russia-ukraine-and-crimea-lecture-at-new-canaan-library3407-the-geopolitics-and-history-of-russia-ukraine-and-crimea-lecture-at-new-canaan-library http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3407-the-geopolitics-and-history-of-russia-ukraine-and-crimea-lecture-at-new-canaan-library3407-the-geopolitics-and-history-of-russia-ukraine-and-crimea-lecture-at-new-canaan-library

With Russian figuring heavily in the international political scene, it is important to understand some of its geopolitical history. New Canaan Library invites all to a lecture by Professor Colleen Kelly on Sunday, October 22, at 2 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register to attend, online at newcanaanlibrary.org.

Professor Kelly will present an overview of the geopolitics and history of Russia, Ukraine and Crimea. As Ukraine grew from a wealthy Slavic trading city on the shores of the Dnieper River, it gave rise to Russia from the beginnings of a Kievan-Rus state. Virtually land-locked during the winters, Russia needed access to a warm water port for trade. At the same time, its location on the Great Eurasian Plain made it subject to land invasion from both the east and the west. Professor Colleen Kelly will discuss and explain how access to trade, and vulnerability to attack, shaped Russia’s history.

Colleen Kelly, Ph.D. is a retired teacher of Asian, International Studies and Comparative Education. She was an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Kelly received two Fulbright grants to India and was a Pier Fellow at Yale University on both Asian and International Studies. Kelley has lectured widely on India, China, Russia and the Middle East. She is the author of Indian Summer (with M. Foster Farley), and has published three volumes of poetry.

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kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org (KatherineBlance) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:05:47 -0400
New Canaan Nature Center Fall Fair Weekend is Here! http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3416-new-canaan-nature-center-fall-fair-weekend-is-here3416-new-canaan-nature-center-fall-fair-weekend-is-here http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/3416-new-canaan-nature-center-fall-fair-weekend-is-here3416-new-canaan-nature-center-fall-fair-weekend-is-here

New Canaan Nature Center's 48th Annual Fall Fair is HERE!

Join the New Canaan Nature Center for our 48th Fall Fair, kicking off Friday night, Oct 13th under the stars from 6-9pm and Saturday, Oct. 14th from 10-6pm!

We will have our traditional crazy maze, spooky stroll, pumpkin decorating, fire truck rides, apple sling shot, zip line and new this year will be fun carnival rides. Friday night only, we will be offering an exclusive unlimited carnival rides wristband for $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Individual tickets will also be available on Friday night. Saturday will be tickets only. Food, drinks, & snacks will be available for cash purchase on both days.

Click HERE for Tickets.

New Canaan Nature Center is located at 44 Oenoke Ridge

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (New Canaan Nature Center) Events Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:52:49 -0400
New Canaan Land Trust’s Silvermine-Fowler Preserve Officially Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/3415-grand-opening-of-new-canaan-land-trust-new-property3415-grand-opening-of-new-canaan-land-trust-new-property http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/3415-grand-opening-of-new-canaan-land-trust-new-property3415-grand-opening-of-new-canaan-land-trust-new-property

Bring the whole family to experience the Land Trust’s new preserve in New Canaan’s Silvermine neighborhood along with guided walks, live music, s’mores by the campfire, food trucks, craft beer and more.

The New Canaan Land Trust invites the community to the grand opening of the new Silvermine-Fowler Preserve on Saturday, October 21st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Timed to the peak of New Canaan’s fall foliage, this celebration of the community’s newest protected open space appeals to all ages. The afternoon event starts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m., featuring remarks by Jim Fowler, host of the Emmy award-winning show, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, as well as representatives from the Trust for Public Land and the New Canaan Land Trust.

Following the ceremony, an array of activities will help engender an appreciation for the wonder of this serene, unspoiled 6.5-acre property.  Guided nature walks will explore the preserve, as well as the adjoining 42 acres of woods, meadows, and wetland, under the protection of the Land Trust.  A campfire replete with s’mores will set a fitting outdoor tone.  Nick Depuy, well-known New Canaan resident and singer-songwriter, will perform. The New Canaan Nature Center’s interactive display will feature resident birds of prey and hands-on material. Wildlife in Crisis will release a few of its rehabilitated creatures, including a turtle and red-tailed hawk.  A woodcutting woodshop involving a two-man cross cut saw and firewood splitting will enthralled many. Food trucks, craft beer and wine will also be available throughout the event.

Parking and a shuttle will be available in the rear lot of the Silvermine Arts Center,1037 Silvermine Rd. The shuttle will run a continuous loop from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Donations have been made to this event by our partners, Francos Wine Merchant, Walter Stewart’s Market, New England Brewing Company, and Field Goods. Contact New Canaan Land Trust with any questions, info@newcanaanlandtrust.org or 203-972-1270.

*Image courtesy New Canaan Land Trust

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beth@hyphen3.com (Beth Sanford, Board Member of New Canaan Land Trust) Places Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:03:04 -0400
Lauralton Hall Entrance Exam for 8th Graders on October 14 & 21 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/3414-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-october-14-213414-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-october-14-21 http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/3414-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-october-14-213414-lauralton-hall-entrance-exam-for-8th-graders-on-october-14-21

Attention 8th graders! Are you looking for a college preparatory school unlike any other in the area?  At Lauralton Hall, you can:

  • Take an archeology class centered on a real dig on the school’s historic grounds;
  • Be part of the only all-girls engineering team to win the Sikorksy STEM Challenge (unlike other schools, here you will take physics first as the foundation for all of your high school science courses);
  • Take a writing workshop with a famous poet;
  • Participate in seminars ranging from a 3D printing workshop to the science behind personal care products;

  • Get personalized guidance and college planning beginning your freshman year; 

  • Experience the culture of the Mercy tradition focused on compassionate service to others;

  • And so much more! 
Students seeking 9th grade admission to Lauralton Hall can register to take the Entrance Exam on  Saturday, October 14 or on Saturday, October 21.  Both exams begin at 8:00 a.m.

Register for the exam by completing the Online Application.

Questions about the application process should be directed toadmission@lauraltonhall.org. You can also call 203.877.2786, extension 125.

Visit Lauralton Hall online here.

Located on 30 beautiful acres just a short walk from the Metro North train station in Milford, Lauralton Hall was founded  by the Sisters of Mercy in 1905.  The School’s mission:  Inspired by the Mercy Tradition, Lauralton Hall empowers young women to pursue their highest potential through lifelong learning, compassionate service, an responsible leadership in a  global society.  

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:29:00 -0400
New LIFEWTR Thirst Quench: Meet Artists Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/3413-new-lifewtr-thirst-quench-meet-artists-adrienne-trudy-and-lynnie3413-new-lifewtr-thirst-quench-meet-artists-adrienne-trudy-and-lynnie http://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/3413-new-lifewtr-thirst-quench-meet-artists-adrienne-trudy-and-lynnie3413-new-lifewtr-thirst-quench-meet-artists-adrienne-trudy-and-lynnie

HamletHub presents a series of engaging and empowering videos from LIFEWTR, a bottled water that uses every bottle to showcase new and emerging artists. 

Today, meet Adrienne, Trudy, and Lynnie, and quench your thirst for inspiration.

Click HERE to view the video.

LIFEWTR’s Series 2 focuses on increasing the visibility of female artists – and celebrating all that makes them unique.

Learn more about LIFEWTR here.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Life Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:27:59 -0400