Newcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:48:31 -0400 HamletHub.com Hearst Acquires New Canaan Advertiser & Six Other Weekly Newspaper Brands From Hersam Acorn Newspapers https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4178-hearst-acquires-ridgefield-press-six-other-weekly-newspaper-brands-from-hersam-acorn-newspapers4178-hearst-acquires-ridgefield-press-six-other-weekly-newspaper-brands-from-hersam-acorn-newspapers https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4178-hearst-acquires-ridgefield-press-six-other-weekly-newspaper-brands-from-hersam-acorn-newspapers4178-hearst-acquires-ridgefield-press-six-other-weekly-newspaper-brands-from-hersam-acorn-newspapers

Hearst today announced it has acquired the print and digital assets of seven weekly newspaper brands from Hersam Acorn Newspapers, LLC in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including The Ridgefield PressThe Wilton BulletinNew Canaan AdvertiserThe Darien TimesThe Shelton HeraldThe Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson.

The brands will become part of Hearst Connecticut Media Group. With more than 200 journalists, Hearst Connecticut Media Group is now comprised of eight daily newspapers including the New Haven RegisterConnecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate and The Norwalk Hour, and 20 weekly newspapers including the those listed above and the Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, New Canaan News, The Greater New Milford Spectrum and Westport News. The Group manages 29 websites, including sites for all of its news outlets, as well as TowerDigitalAgency.com, CTHouseHunter.com and InGearCT.com, and four magazines, including Connecticut Magazine.

“As Hearst looks to grow its news brands and coverage across Connecticut to reach some of the most desirable consumers and decision-makers in the nation, these successful weeklies are an excellent fit,” Johnson said. “The acquisition will only strengthen the journalism and services we can offer readers and advertisers in the region. We thank Hersam Acorn Co-Owners Martin Hersam and Thomas Nash for overseeing the growth of these businesses.”

Paul Barbetta, group publisher and president, Hearst Connecticut Media Group and senior vice president, circulation for Hearst Newspapers, will oversee the business and news operations for the new brands. “Hearst Connecticut Media Group is committed to delivering the highest standard of reporting across local communities in our state,” he said. “This acquisition furthers our ability to serve consumers and advertisers in one of the country’s top markets.”

In a joint statement, Hersam and Nash said: “Hersam Acorn Newspapers is grateful to have served the readers of Fairfield County over the years. We are certain Hearst Newspapers’ Connecticut Media Group will continue to provide the same committed service.”

On October 15, Hearst Newspapers announced that Matt DeRienzo was named vice president of news and digital content at Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Hearst Media PR) Neighbors Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:07:15 -0400
Trick or Treat on the Farm & Ick Fest at Overbrook https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4177-trick-or-treat-on-the-farm-ick-fest-at-overbrook4177-trick-or-treat-on-the-farm-ick-fest-at-overbrook https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4177-trick-or-treat-on-the-farm-ick-fest-at-overbrook4177-trick-or-treat-on-the-farm-ick-fest-at-overbrook

Trick or Treat on the Farm & Ick Fest at Overbrook on Sunday, October 28, 1 - 2:30 pm

Our annual event is back! Come in costume and let the clues lead you around the farm to find some goodies for your trick or treat bag! Each clue will take you to a new animal location. The first clue will be available at the otter bridge starting at 1pm and ending promptly at 2:30 pm. Stations will close at 3pm. Visit Heckscher WILD! for a chance to meet some cool creepy crawlies and stop by the Overbrook Nature Center building for self-guided crafts and our popular slime table! Members: $5 per family | Non-Members: $5 per family plus gate admission. For more information call 203 977-6521 or visit http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

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stamtab@sbcglobal.net (sid horowitz) Events Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:44:55 -0400
King School Promotes Learning through Literacies, Hosts Open House on November 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4176-king-school-promotes-learning-through-literacies-hosts-open-house-on-november-44176-king-school-promotes-learning-through-literacies-hosts-open-house-on-november-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4176-king-school-promotes-learning-through-literacies-hosts-open-house-on-november-44176-king-school-promotes-learning-through-literacies-hosts-open-house-on-november-4

Editor's note: King School is hosting an Open House event for their Lower School on November 4! Arrive anytime between 1-4pm and check out King at your own pace! Register HERE.

King School Promotes Learning through Literacies

Literacy, as defined by Webster, means the state of being literate; to be educated, cultured, having knowledge or competency.  At King School, the definition of literacy goes even farther as the School looks to empower students as fully literate in the Age of Information.  Many educators today, including Sir Ken Robinson, argue for the value of cross-disciplinary learning through projects, inquiry, and collaboration. Amy Vorenberg, King’s Head of Lower School, agrees that “we must redefine how we build literacy skills at this time, taking seriously the responsibility to give children knowledge and competency in every area of schooling.”  With content all around us, with children having access to smartphones and other digital tools, Vorenberg states that it’s crucial to build a wider range of literacies that help children understand their world and master more complex skills.

While traditional literacy skills are important, today, equally important are skills to read and write in the digital age. Students at King learn to code because it is a new, essential language.  Seeing mathematics as another literacy means building foundational skills where children understand concepts behind the calculations. Hands-on activities allow children to manipulate materials and build models to gain deeper understanding.  “We don’t skim the surface and memorize at King,” Vorenberg explains, “we take time to explore, ask questions, make interesting observations, and develop deeper mastery.”

To be literate, one learns how to read and to write. King students are empowered to be fully literate, not only as readers, but also as writers who use a multitude of tools to express their understanding. Children become facile writers with pencils and pens, and with keyboards and digital tablets. They express their understandings as they “write” with paint brushes and building blocks. Speaking and listening to others help round out the literacies of learning, as we grow to appreciate a range of diverse ideas and opinions.

Dr. Lilian Katz, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and an expert in the field of elementary education, states “curriculum should help children make deeper and fuller understanding of their own experience.”  Vorenberg adds that “every learner at King brings incredibly interesting ideas and experiences to their learning. As a community that cares deeply about every child, teachers craft literacy experiences in every realm - academic and social – to build fully literate graduates who are ready for their learning journey!”

Dr. Katz suggests that school-age children should apply their developing basic literacy skills in purposeful ways. In King’s Lower School Makerspace, students get the tools and encouragement for this type of application. For example, after reading the book Stone Fox, Grade 3 students consider the book's characters and habitat. Then students collaborate, plan, strategize, and design prototypes of dog sled models. Students test and redesign the small-scale sleds to maximize qualities necessary for winning the race. At King, engaging a children as readers, scientists, mathematicians, and artists, through hands-on, purposeful problem solving, broadens and deepens learning.  Plus, importantly, it’s more fun to learn this way!

King’s Lower School Open House on Nov. 4 is truly open. Arrive anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. and explore the many elements of a King education at your own pace.

 

Register for the Open House HERE.

Learn more at www.kingschoolct.org 

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kerry@ducey.org (King School) Places Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:50:32 -0400
Ridgefield Film Festival Kicks Off, Pays Tribute to Joe Consentino https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4175-ridgefield-film-festival-kicks-off-pays-tribute-to-joe-consentino4175-ridgefield-film-festival-kicks-off-pays-tribute-to-joe-consentino https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4175-ridgefield-film-festival-kicks-off-pays-tribute-to-joe-consentino4175-ridgefield-film-festival-kicks-off-pays-tribute-to-joe-consentino

From October 18-21 the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) will showcase over 100 curated films from around the world! Peabody, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award-winning filmmakers and actors will participate in this jam-packed four-day film extravaganza with something for everyone. Compelling dramas, thought-provoking documentaries, imaginative animated shorts, comedies, horror, sci-fi, and family-friendly fare. 

Tonight, Thursday, October 18 RIFF opens with WILDLIFE, actor Paul Dano’s (12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy) directorial debut film, Wildlife which will be on screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse. 

Purchase tickets HERE.

Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, in Connecticut, wrote the adapted screenplay along with Zoe Kazan from Richard Ford’s American classic. Wildlife starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbourgh, and Bill Camp, centers on the story of a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parent’s marriage after their move to Montana.

This year’s festival pays tribute to the late Ridgefield resident and filmmaker Joe Consentino by establishing the Joe Consentino Emerging Filmmaker Award. Consentino, a former Boston Red Sox player, photographer, and director/producer/cinematographer is best known for the documentaries Baghdad Diary (2007) and Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996), and the TV series “The Big Blue Marble.” He founded the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society and was renown in the community for his dedication to the craft of filmmaking and supporting new directors.

Seven films—five narratives and two documentaries, by first-time feature filmmakers are in competition for the inaugural award: 2030 directed by Johnny Boston; Are You Glad I’m Here directed by Noor Gharzeddine; Dad is Pretty directed by Park-soo-min and Kim seung-hyeob; High Resolution directed by Jason Lester; Mary Goes Round directed by Molly McGlynn; The California No directed by Ned Ehrbar and Tre Maison Dasan directed by Dinali Tiller. Sandra Consentino will announce the winner of the award.

A Prosecco & Dessert Reception will follow the screening.

Tickets are on sale now at www.riffct.org.

WILDLIFE | Official Trailer | 2018 [HD]

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kerry@ducey.org (RIFF) Events Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:13:53 -0400
Gates Launch Lunch Menu https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4174-gates-launch-lunch-menu4174-gates-launch-lunch-menu https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4174-gates-launch-lunch-menu4174-gates-launch-lunch-menu

Gates has been a local New Canaan institution since 1979 and always fun, but Chef Nathan Kramer takes the food very seriously. The restaurant and bar are now open daily for lunch from 11:30am, offering a fantastic value $12 menu and newly installed Salad Bar. Choose exactly what you want in your salad (with over 25 toppings and 8 dressings) to eat in or takeout.

New dishes are also featured on the brunch, dinner and party menus. 

Plan Your Week Ahead at Gates

  • Monday lunch: Salad Bar Chop Chop Verona. Evening 50 Cent Wings at the bar watching the game.
  • Tuesday lunch: Salad Bar Chicken Caesar to go. Evening Happy Hour and Two for OneAppetizers.
  • Wednesday lunch: Tavern Burger. Trivia Night starts at 8pm sharp so grab your work colleagues or friends #WineWednesday half price bottles of wine. 
  • Thursday lunch: Bellagio Sandwich. Maybe pop back for Happy Hour between 4-7pm.
  • Friday lunch: Supreme Bowl to go. Definitely pop back for Happy Hour between 4-7pm - it's Friday!
  • Saturday Brunch from 11am. In the evening Live Music starts from 9pm. 
  • Sunday Brunch or dinner. Gates Gives Back 10% of total purchase (excluding sales tax & tip) to: St. Aloysius or St. Mark’s or New Canaan Nature Center or Filling in the Blanks. You choose.

To ALL HamletHub readers - take a picture of the Buy One Salad Bar, Get One Free Coupon and show your server at Gates. Valid until 11/30/18.

Gates, 10 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 (203) 966-8666 www.gatesrestaurant.com

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rachel@lampen.co.uk (Rachel Lampen) Life Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:34:17 -0400
NYC Marathon Runners Take Heed: Stamford Marriott Special Marathon Weekend Offer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4172-nyc-marathon-runners-take-heed-stamford-marriott-special-marathon-weekend-offer4172-nyc-marathon-runners-take-heed-stamford-marriott-special-marathon-weekend-offer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4172-nyc-marathon-runners-take-heed-stamford-marriott-special-marathon-weekend-offer4172-nyc-marathon-runners-take-heed-stamford-marriott-special-marathon-weekend-offer

Participating in the NYC Marathon on November 4? Rest assured you’ll be race-day ready by staying at The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa on Saturday, November 3.

The Stamford Marriott is a just 40-minute train ride to New York City the hotel is offering a special Marathon Weekend rate of $109.00. The Hotel knows you’re on the run so the rate includes complimentary parking plus a free Grab & Go Energy Bag before the big race!

The Stamford Marriott is conveniently located three minutes from the Stamford Train Station. Rise and shine on Sunday morning, lace up your sneakers, grab your Energy Bag, and head for the starting line.

Book your stay at the Stamford Marriott now by clicking here.

The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa is located at 243 Tresser Boulevard, in the heart of downtown Stamford, combining New York City energy with New England charm.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:28:04 -0400
Patriot Bank and Housatonic Community College Partner to Create New Opportunities for Connecticut Students https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4173-patriot-bank-and-housatonic-community-college-partner-to-create-new-opportunities-for-connecticut-students4173-patriot-bank-and-housatonic-community-college-partner-to-create-new-opportunities-for-connecticut-students https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4173-patriot-bank-and-housatonic-community-college-partner-to-create-new-opportunities-for-connecticut-students4173-patriot-bank-and-housatonic-community-college-partner-to-create-new-opportunities-for-connecticut-students

While many young people desire to attend college, it remains out of reach for some. That’s why Patriot Bank, N.A., is working with Housatonic Community College (HCC) to help make college more achievable and affordable for local students through the invention of the new Patriot Bank Foundation Scholarship.

Bridgeport resident Marcus Aaron Spearman and Stamford resident Natalia Martins are the recipients of The Patriot Bank Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are Connecticut residents and who demonstrate a dedication to community service, student leadership and enjoy strong academic standing.

“We are grateful to Patriot Bank for providing this incredible gift that will make a dramatic transformation in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Paul Broadie, President of Housatonic Community College. “Through hard work and perseverance, these students are reaching for their dreams, and this scholarship will play a key role in fostering their academic success.”

“I cannot wait to see the positive impact on the world that our scholarship winners have once they graduate,” says Frederick Staudmyer, Patriot Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  “Giving back to the community is something Patriot Bank prides itself on. Helping support the education of young and talented members of our community will have a lasting impact.”  Mr. Staudmyer is former Assistant Dean of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and leads Patriot’s academic engagement programs.

Student Marcus Spearman, who is majoring in general studies, has worked diligently, in and out of the classroom juggling numerous jobs to save enough money to pay for college. Along with working full-time, Spearman volunteers as a mentor to middle school students at the Park City Magnet School.

There he guides students through their transition into high school and encourages them to further their education to the college level.  He is set to graduate in May 2019 and expects to go on to Nursing school, studying at the University of Bridgeport.  He attended Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk.

A native of Brazil, who formerly resided in Trumbull, Natalia Martins is studying to become a surgical technician. With many things on her plate including school and working part-time to help her family, Martins still finds time to volunteer in her local community and church organization, at the Evangelical Community Church in Stamford.

Among her passions has been working as part of her church to raise funds and supplies to sponsor 20 children in Brazil, providing them clothing and school supplies. She attended Trumbull High School.

“Marcus and Natalia are sterling examples of what being a key part of your community is about,” said Richard Muskus, President of Patriot Bank. “These Patriot Bank Scholars show leadership in the classroom, in their communities and families.  It is why we are thrilled to work in conjunction with President Broadie and his wonderful team and faculty to offer this opportunity. We are proud to partner with this impactful institution of higher education.”

“I want to give Patriot a hug. This scholarship is immensely helpful, and I am so grateful for this opportunity,” said Spearman.  “I wanted to go to school and I was afraid my finances would suffer. Now I can focus on my studies, my volunteer work and my future.”

This means everything to me,” said Martins. “If it wasn’t for this scholarship, I don’t know if I would be able to continue with school. I would be forced to take out loans and fall into debt like so many of my peers.” 

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Neighbors Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:27:08 -0400
New Canaan Leaf Collection https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4171-new-canaan-leaf-collection4171-new-canaan-leaf-collection https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4171-new-canaan-leaf-collection4171-new-canaan-leaf-collection

New Canaan Leaf Collection Begins October 29

Beginning, Monday, October 29, 2018 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 26th,2018 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 7.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Canaan) Neighbors Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:43:25 -0400
Tracee Ellis Ross is Keynote Speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4164-tracee-ellis-ross-announced-as-keynote-speaker-at-fairfield-county-s-community-foundation-s-fund-for-women-girls-annual-luncheon-on-april-4-20194164-tracee-ellis-ross-announced-as-keynote-speaker-at-fairfield-county-s-community-foundation-s-fund-for-women-girls-annual-luncheon-on-april-4-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4164-tracee-ellis-ross-announced-as-keynote-speaker-at-fairfield-county-s-community-foundation-s-fund-for-women-girls-annual-luncheon-on-april-4-20194164-tracee-ellis-ross-announced-as-keynote-speaker-at-fairfield-county-s-community-foundation-s-fund-for-women-girls-annual-luncheon-on-april-4-2019

Straight from center stage as the host of the recent American Music Awards to the cover of November’s In Style magazine and the season premiere of ABC’s `black•ish, it was announced today that Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress, producer and activist will be featured as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon.

This highly anticipated event will be held on April 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. The 2018 event, featuring Billie Jean King and attended by more than 800 supporters, raised over $700,000.

An influential voice in the modern conversation around equality, respect and feeling empowered in your skin, Ross is the star of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated ABC comedy series, `black•ish, which is beginning its fifth season. For her role as Rainbow Johnson, she received the 2017 Golden Globe Award and is a three-time NAACP Image Award winner. Ross is a co-founding signatory of Time’s Up, the movement started by a group of over 300 women in Hollywood to create safety and equity in the workplace. It was created around the premise that every human being deserves a right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families, free of the impediments of sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

 

“We’re honored and delighted to welcome Tracee Ellis Ross as our keynote speaker. As an activist, Ms. Ross uses her voice, platform and social influence to spread an important message of equity, inclusivity and acceptance which aligns with our core values and mission,” said Tricia Hyacinth, Director, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls. “We look forward to this gathering of friends and supporters, both new and existing, who will join us on April 4th to learn more about our impact and commitment to addressing complex issues facing women and girls in our county,” she concluded.

The largest women’s fund in New England, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls has improved the lives of thousands of women while strengthening their families, the next generation, and the entire community.  Over the years, the Fund for Women & Girls has invested nearly $6.5 million in sustainable solutions to ensure all Fairfield County women and girls are economically secure, healthy and safe. Last month, the Fund for Women & Girls, through a renewable grant totaling $100,000, forged an innovative collaboration with five local nonprofit organizations to combat sexual violence in Fairfield County. The Sexual Violence Prevention Collaborative brings together a group of experts in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence to focus on making a countywide impact and is currently directing their attention to youth sports.

The annual luncheon attracts hundreds of supporters from throughout Fairfield County, across Connecticut and beyond. Previous keynote speakers include: Billie Jean King, Abby Wambach, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad O’Brien, and Gloria Steinem.

Sponsorship information is available by emailing Rebecca Mandell, Development Senior Associate at RMandell@fccfoundation.org or calling 203.750. 3200. Tickets will officially go on sale on January 2, 2019. To make your plans in advance, ticket information for the Annual Luncheon Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls will be found here.

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About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $220 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to close the opportunity gap. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Learn more at fccfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls

The Fund for Women & Girls, a special interest fund of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, is the largest women’s fund in New England. Our mission is to engage philanthropists and invest in sustainable solutions that lead to economically secure and healthy women and girls throughout Fairfield County.  Since 1998, The Fund has invested over $6.5 million in grants to programs serving females ages 5 to 90. The Fund is a member of the global Women’s Funding Network. Learn more about FCCF’s Fund for Women & Girls at fccfoundation.org/fwg and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Actress, producer and activist Tracee Ellis Ross will be featured as keynote speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 4, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn. The Fund for Women & Girls is the largest women’s fund in New England.

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hlkoven@aol.com (Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls ) Life Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:25:43 -0400
The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour is Saturday, October 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4163-the-new-canaan-historical-society-s-biennial-modern-house-day-tour-is-saturday-october-204163-the-new-canaan-historical-society-s-biennial-modern-house-day-tour-is-saturday-october-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4163-the-new-canaan-historical-society-s-biennial-modern-house-day-tour-is-saturday-october-204163-the-new-canaan-historical-society-s-biennial-modern-house-day-tour-is-saturday-october-20

The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour is Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The 2018 symposium explores selected houses by architects Sean Godsell, Gō Hasegawa, and Nader Terhani, examining their approach to modernist fundamentals of structure, material, space, natural light, and topography.

THE DAY’S EVENTS INCLUDE:

A morning symposium: “Crafted House: The Fusion of Artistry and Technology” moderated by Nader Tehrani, Dean, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union with panelists Sean Anderson, MoMA Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design; Australian architect Sean Godsell; and Japanese architect Gō Hasegawa

An afternoon tour of four Modern houses in New Canaan

Lunch at the New Canaan Historical Society with an opportunity to view an exhibit of work by photographer Pedro Guerrero

A cocktail reception with the panelists, donors, homeowners and attendees. Tickets are limited.

TICKET INFORMATION

A day ticket includes

Light breakfast upon check-in at 9 a.m.

The morning Symposium:

“Crafted House: The Fusion of Artistry and Technology” moderated by Nader Tehrani, Dean, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Panelists include Sean Anderson, MoMA Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design; Australian architect Sean Godsell; and Japanese architect Gō Hasegawa.

Carriage Barn, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT
9:30 – 11:30 AM

Lunch and tour of four houses
12 – 4:30 PM

Cocktail reception
5:30 – 7:30 PM

A one-year family membership to the Historical Society

Learn more and purchase tickets on the New Canaan Historical Society website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Historical Society) Events Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:01:25 -0400
New Canaan High School Theatre Presents: The Addams Family Musical https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4162-new-canaan-high-school-theatre-presents-the-addams-family-musical4162-new-canaan-high-school-theatre-presents-the-addams-family-musical https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4162-new-canaan-high-school-theatre-presents-the-addams-family-musical4162-new-canaan-high-school-theatre-presents-the-addams-family-musical

New Canaan High School Theatre PresentsThe Addams Family Musical on October 26 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Purchase tickets HERE ($15 – $18)

The ghoulish Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.

Learn more on the New Canaan High School Theatre website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan HS) Events Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:57:24 -0400
Support New Canaan Mounted Troop and Jump for Joy on November 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4161-support-new-canaan-mounted-troop-and-jump-for-joy-on-november-104161-support-new-canaan-mounted-troop-and-jump-for-joy-on-november-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4161-support-new-canaan-mounted-troop-and-jump-for-joy-on-november-104161-support-new-canaan-mounted-troop-and-jump-for-joy-on-november-10

New Canaan Mounted Troop will hold their Annual Fundraiser "Jump for Joy" on Saturday, November 10th 6:30 – 11:00pm
Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions and music by “Mind the Gap.”

Proceeds from the Gala support Super Troopers Therapeutic Program, Scholarships for Equine Care and Riding Programs, Continued Education, Medical & General Care of our Donated Horses & Ponies.su

For sponsorships and tickets click, HERE.


Celebrating its 79th year, New Canaan Mounted Troop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides the most comprehensive educational Full Horsemanship and Equine Care Programs for youth in Fairfield County.  In 2012, NCMT also launched the Super Troopers Therapeutic Programs to serve children and adults with special needs.

Located in New Canaan, CT, NCMT was founded in 1939 by celebrated horsewoman, children’s author, and community leader, Margaret Cabell Self.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Charities Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:53:03 -0400
New Canaan Halloween Parade planned for Sunday, October 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4149-new-canaan-halloween-parade-planned-for-sunday-october-284149-new-canaan-halloween-parade-planned-for-sunday-october-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4149-new-canaan-halloween-parade-planned-for-sunday-october-284149-new-canaan-halloween-parade-planned-for-sunday-october-28

New Canaan Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 28

One of New Canaan’s most popular events is the Annual Halloween Parade. Leading the parade will be the Old Faithful Antique Fire Truck. Before the parade, there will be a live performance by School of Rock and New England Academy of Dance. This event is sponsored by the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.

Ghosts, goblins, fairy princesses, superheroes, children of all ages and their dogs are invited to join us in the Park Street Parking lot starting at Noon, Goody bags will be handed out and there will be entertainment for the kids. Grandparents and residents are invited to cheer on the marchers and take lots of pictures of the various, sometimes wholly original, characters. At 1:00 pm sharp the Parade heads down Elm Street where many local businesses will be outside their stores handing out Candy!

Learn more on New Canaan Chamber website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber) Events Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:32:00 -0400
Intuitive Painting Workshop in Stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4158-intuitive-painting-workshop4158-intuitive-painting-workshop https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4158-intuitive-painting-workshop4158-intuitive-painting-workshop

Thursday, October 25, 6 - 8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of inspiration and creation! Listen to Stamford based Artist Rebecca Stern speak about her intuitive painting process, followed by a workshop led by the artist (no experience necessary!). Participants will be guided through intuitive painting materials, exercises, and techniques used to unleash your innate creative voice. Bring a smock or wear your painting clothes, because this can get messy! Price includes all materials, your paintings to take home, and two beverages. If you would like to learn more about Rebecca Sterns work please visit www.rebeccasternfineart.com. Members: $40 | Non-members: $45
Director's Circle: $30. For more information call 203 977-6521 or visit http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events

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stamtab@sbcglobal.net (sid horowitz) Events Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:57:18 -0400
King School Plans Open House on Sunday! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4102-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-44102-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4102-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-44102-king-school-plans-open-house-events-october-14-and-november-4

King School, a PreK-Grade 12 school serving students from 30 towns around Stamford, has announced their fall Open House events! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience King - a school that prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth are united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections.

Middle & Upper School - Sunday, October 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Middle and Upper School (incoming Grades 6-11) families are invited arrive on Sunday, October 14 anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. to explore the beautiful campus, visit classrooms that interest them and meet faculty, students, and parents who share their passions. Plus, attend breakout sessions that focus on the admission process and King's approach to teaching and learning.

Register for the Open House here.

Lower School - Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m.

King will host an Open House for their Lower School (incoming Grades PreK-5) on Sunday, November 4 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Arrive anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. to explore the beautiful campus, visit classrooms that interest them and meet faculty, students, and parents who share their passions. Plus, attend breakout sessions that focus on the admission process and King's approach to teaching and learning.

Register for the Open House here.

Can't attend any of these events? For families who cannot attend an Open House can join us for coffee and Conversation on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn more and register here.

Watch a video about King School here.

Learn more about King School here.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Tara) Places Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:19:00 -0400