Newcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:08:11 -0500 HamletHub.com 2019 New Canaan Ornaments Now on Sale at Historical Society https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4926-2019-new-canaan-ornaments-now-on-sale-at-historical-society4926-2019-new-canaan-ornaments-now-on-sale-at-historical-society https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4926-2019-new-canaan-ornaments-now-on-sale-at-historical-society4926-2019-new-canaan-ornaments-now-on-sale-at-historical-society

The 2019 New Canaan Ornaments are ready for purchase at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge.

Handmade by the Crafty Tuesday volunteer group, this year’s ornaments feature: New Canaan Beautification League, New Canaan EMS Ambulance Corps, New Canaan Mounted Troop, New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, and St. Aloysius Church. Each ornament sells for $20, and proceeds benefit the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.  There are approximately 100 ornaments available per design.

The Crafty Tuesday group has met at Lapham Center weekly from March through October every Tuesday morning to create and paint these ornaments. The designs are made by Faith Kerchoff; who makes a clear line drawing for a custom rubber stamp. Then she paints up a sample guide with color swatches to follow. 1/8th inch poplar wood is stamped and cut out, primed, sanded and painted.  Holes are drilled and the name is printed in calligraphy on the back. Each hangs from a gold cord.

The ornaments commemorate dates and events in our town. The committee is open to suggestions for next year. Two ornaments this year have special 80th anniversaries–the NC Beautification League and the NC Mounted Troop.  Two ornaments have name changes–EMS Ambulance Corps, and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. Through the years all the churches have been done, and this year St. Aloysius was chosen. The Society’s private collection of all the ornaments made through the years will be on display starting in November.

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  For charge card reservations and pick up, call 203 966-1776.

In addition, the ornaments will be sold at the Courtesy Desk at Walter Stewart’s Market, 229 Elm Street through Dec 24th.

 
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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Historical Society) Life Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:27:00 -0500
Services planned for New Canaan resident Lukey Richard McGee, 23 months https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4947-services-planned-for-new-canaan-resident-lukey-richard-mcgee-23-months4947-services-planned-for-new-canaan-resident-lukey-richard-mcgee-23-months https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4947-services-planned-for-new-canaan-resident-lukey-richard-mcgee-23-months4947-services-planned-for-new-canaan-resident-lukey-richard-mcgee-23-months

Obituary of Lucas "Lukey" Richard McGee

Lucas Richard McGee, 23 months, of New Canaan, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2019. Born at Stamford Hospital on December 31, 2017, he was the beloved son of Conner and Kate McGee of New Canaan.

Lovingly known as “Lukey,” he was cherished by all who knew him.  His smiles and hugs brightened everyone’s day and his uncontrollable belly laugh when tickled provided hours of fun for everyone around him.  He had endless love of the outdoors and took pride in selecting just the right pair of shoes each morning to go outside and check out the “car cars.”  With gratitude from his parents and caretakers, Lukey contributed beyond his years to the household tidiness, making sure his dishes were always in the sink and his dirty clothes in the laundry room.  His Teddy, his Mimi, his friends and teachers at the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, and bedtime readings of “Hello Doctor” were the anchors of his days.  And he loved all things related to food and mealtime, always taking care to use a fork, even if endeavoring to eat Play-Doh at school, as reported by a dear friend to the family the day before he passed.

Lukey is survived by his big brother Jamie, and big sisters Alex and Casey; paternal grandparents, Scott and Cathy McGee of Norwich, VT; maternal grandparents Richard and Adele Mattern of Sanibel, FL; his doting uncles and aunts: Chris and Sarah Mattern of New Canaan, CT, Jon Mattern and Katie Parcels of New York, NY, Ross McGee and Alisha Keel of Hartford, VT; cousins and best friends Charlie and Max Mattern of New Canaan, CT; and his playmate and dog, Chester. 

The family would also like to extend their gratitude to all the first responders especially Officer Michael O’Sullivan and Lieutenant Jason Ferraro of the New Canaan Police Department and EMT Wendy Hilboldt; the entire emergency room and bereavement staff at Norwalk Hospital; and The Reverends Peter Walsh and Elizabeth Garnsey of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT. Childcare for all ages will be provided during the service and a light lunch reception will follow immediately in Morrill Hall next to the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lukey’s name to be made to the New Canaan Nature Center https://newcanaannature.org/thank-you/

 This obituary was published in the Hoyt Funeral Home website
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kerry@ducey.org (Hoyt Funeral Home) Neighbors Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:18:02 -0500
New Canaan Police Offer Tips Holiday Package Recipients https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/publicsafety/4918-new-canaan-police-offer-tips-holiday-package-recipients4918-new-canaan-police-offer-tips-holiday-package-recipients https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/publicsafety/4918-new-canaan-police-offer-tips-holiday-package-recipients4918-new-canaan-police-offer-tips-holiday-package-recipients

We're entering the biggest shopping season of the year. Unfortunately, this is also prime season for package thieves. The New Canaan Police Department reminds you as you're making online purchases over the next few weeks, follow these tips to avoid becoming the victim of package theft:

1. Sign up for delivery alerts so you know when your delivery is scheduled - and when the package has been delivered.

2. If you're not able to be home when a package will be delivered, ask a trusted neighbor to hold it for you.

3. If possible, require a signature for all deliveries.

4. Consider shipping packages to your place of work or use the ship to store option.

5. Be a good neighbor! If you see a package on your neighbor's doorstep, reach out and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home. Better yet, if you work from home, offer to allow your neighbors to send their packages to your house.

If you do have any packages stolen, first contact us and then check with your neighbors to see if they saw anything suspicious.
#newcanaanpolice #dontbeavictim #newcanaan #happyholidays #porchpirates

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Police) Public safety Thu, 12 Dec 2019 05:05:00 -0500
New Canaan Santa Run on December 21! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4946-new-canaan-santa-run-on-december-214946-new-canaan-santa-run-on-december-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4946-new-canaan-santa-run-on-december-214946-new-canaan-santa-run-on-december-21

New Canaan's 2019 5K Santa Run is celebrating its 7th year on Saturday, December 21 at New Canaan High School

  • KIDS 8 & UNDER SANTA DASH STARTS AT 8:30am
  • 5K RUN AND 1-MILE WALK/STROLL STARTS AT 9:00am
  • 13 & OLDER ARE $25 PRE-REGISTERED OR $30 DAY OF THE RACE

Register here.

The New Canaan Santa Run was created to inspire families and friends to enjoy a break from holiday busyness with a fun run/walk to support a community organization at Christmastime.

This year proceeds will benefit FILLING IN THE BLANKS whose mission it is to fight childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends.

Learn more and REGISTER HERE.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:42:53 -0500
Still Need a Christmas Tree? Look No Further than New Canaan! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4945-still-need-a-christmas-tree-look-no-further-than-new-canaan4945-still-need-a-christmas-tree-look-no-further-than-new-canaan https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/life/4945-still-need-a-christmas-tree-look-no-further-than-new-canaan4945-still-need-a-christmas-tree-look-no-further-than-new-canaan

If you haven't yet gotten your Christmas tree, look no further than New Canaan! The New Canaan Exchange Club is hosting its Annual Christmas Tree Sale, a tradition that spans five decades, at Kiwanis Park!

This year marks the Club’s fifty-second year running the annual event, which raises funds for a variety of charitable organizations in New Canaan and nearby communities.

The tree lot in Kiwanis Park, on Old Norwalk Road, will be open every day. Hours are from 9 am until 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 11 am to 6 pm Monday through December 22nd.

The Club sells trees (Balsam and Fraser firs), wreaths and various Christmas merchandise.

Visit the Exchange Club online here to learn more about their annual sale.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:36:34 -0500
Fairfield County Bank Appoints Cheryl MacCluskey to Senior Loan Officer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4944-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-greenwich-resident-cheryl-maccluskey-to-senior-loan-officer4944-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-greenwich-resident-cheryl-maccluskey-to-senior-loan-officer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4944-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-greenwich-resident-cheryl-maccluskey-to-senior-loan-officer4944-fairfield-county-bank-appoints-greenwich-resident-cheryl-maccluskey-to-senior-loan-officer

Ridgefield, CT – December 11, 2019 – Fairfield County Bank recently appointed Cheryl MacCluskey to Senior Loan Officer. Before joining the Bank, Cheryl was a Loan Officer at First Republic Bank.

As a Senior Loan Officer, Cheryl will meet with Clients regularly to determine their loan product needs to ensure their goals are being met. Ms. MacCluskey is also responsible for maintaining a knowledge base of the Bank’s loan products and understanding of the qualifications required for each client.

“Cheryl is a great addition to our experienced team of lenders. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is excited to work with her clients to help them achieve their goals,” says Raymond LaFlamme, Chief Mortgage Sales Office at Fairfield County Bank.

In her spare time, Cheryl volunteers at the YMCA and Inspirica. She also belongs to the Greenwich Board of Realtors, National Notary Association and the Marist College Alumni. In 2016, Cheryl received the Volunteer of the Year award from the YMCA. Growing up, Cheryl competed in Dressage and actively participated in triathlons. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Neighbors Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:30:04 -0500
Self-Care for the Holiday Season: Stress Less, Enjoy More and Feel Healthy Presented at New Canaan Library by Nutritionist Jay Wolkoff https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4943-self-care-for-the-holiday-season-stress-less-enjoy-more-and-feel-healthy-presented-at-new-canaan-library-by-nutritionist-jay-wolkoff4943-self-care-for-the-holiday-season-stress-less-enjoy-more-and-feel-healthy-presented-at-new-canaan-library-by-nutritionist-jay-wolkoff https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4943-self-care-for-the-holiday-season-stress-less-enjoy-more-and-feel-healthy-presented-at-new-canaan-library-by-nutritionist-jay-wolkoff4943-self-care-for-the-holiday-season-stress-less-enjoy-more-and-feel-healthy-presented-at-new-canaan-library-by-nutritionist-jay-wolkoff

The holiday season is upon us. Along with the happy times and gatherings comes a unique set of challenges – both physical and emotional ones. New Canaan Library welcomes back nutritionist/dietician Jay Wolkoff, who will discuss how integrative and natural strategies can boost immunities and calm emotions, resulting in happier holidays and less stress. The talk takes place on Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.

During the holiday season one’s emotions can be overtaxed through demanding expectations and family dynamics, which adds a new layer of stress to our lives. At gatherings, there is the pressure to overindulge in foods that are bodies struggle to fully utilize and digest. Combined with shorter days, cooler weather, and the stresses of the cold and flu season, anyone can become quite overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are natural choices to support one’s resiliency and make it easier to fully enjoy the season. Jay Wolkoff will discuss using foods, herbs, and lifestyle strategies to cope with emotional stress, support healthy digestion, keep our immune systems resilient and our bodies feeling warm.

JayWolkoff, Nutritionist/Dietician, MS, CNS, CDN, is passionate about providing individualized and comprehensive dietary and lifestyle support to his clients. His unique approach towards health effortlessly weaves together his background in evidence-based nutrition and the emerging sciences, clinical herbalism, appreciation for mind-body medicine, passion for organic gardening, and love of the outdoors.

 

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kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org (KatherineBlance) Places Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:56:44 -0500
Open House on Saturday at The Golf Performance Center https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4941-open-house-on-saturday-at-the-golf-performance-center4941-open-house-on-saturday-at-the-golf-performance-center https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4941-open-house-on-saturday-at-the-golf-performance-center4941-open-house-on-saturday-at-the-golf-performance-center

The Golf Performance Center OPEN HOUSE on Saturday

The Golf Performance Center, located at 824 Ethan Allen Highway, is opening its doors to junior golfers who aim to play high school or college golf this Saturday, December 14 from 10am to 2pm!

- Meet the team who will coach you on your journey on and off the course.

- Learn how GPC has helped 100+ athletes get to 80 colleges and universities.

- Discover Ethan Allen Preparatory’s innovative approach to preparing student-athletes for college and beyond.

- Learn about our boarding and day options for EAP and Summer Achieve student-athletes.

Learn more about The Golf Performance Center here.

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kerry@ducey.org (GPC) Places Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:16:47 -0500
Singer Simone DePaolo at SAC Sat. Dec. 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4942-singer-simone-depaolo-at-sac-sat-dec-144942-singer-simone-depaolo-at-sac-sat-dec-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4942-singer-simone-depaolo-at-sac-sat-dec-144942-singer-simone-depaolo-at-sac-sat-dec-14

New Canaan, CT - Fairfield resident Simone DePaolo will make her vocal debut at Silvermine Art Center Sat. Dec. 14, 7pm reception, 8pm performance, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT. Her program is themed Simone Feeling Good: Songs from the Heart, with Hope, Healing and Humor. Her one night only performance is presented in conjunction with SAC's "Heart and Mind" exhibition, which explores mental health and the healing  powers of art.

Depaolo studied on a full scholarship at Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater in New York. She has performed in music theater engagements worldwide. Simone and her husband, Pasquale, a saxophonist/bandleader, continue to entertain at various private functions throughout the tri-state area and she has been teaching dance, coaching vocals, and doing choreography in Fairfield for almost 20 years.

Tickets for this unusual evening of music and personal stories are $25 (contact www.silvermineart.org).  

Simone hopes to add a bit of hope, humor, and healing through an array of tunes from ballads to Broadway, pop and up-tempo, with some audience participation and some conversation too!

FOR FURTHER INFO, CONTACT:

Simone Depaolo (203)767-1584 or www.silvermineart.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Silvermine Art Center ) Events Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:19:13 -0500
Sip, Savor & Celebrate at Vineyard Vines New Canaan on Thursday! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4940-sip-savor-celebrate-at-vineyard-vines-new-canaan-on-thursday4940-sip-savor-celebrate-at-vineyard-vines-new-canaan-on-thursday https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4940-sip-savor-celebrate-at-vineyard-vines-new-canaan-on-thursday4940-sip-savor-celebrate-at-vineyard-vines-new-canaan-on-thursday

On Thursday, December 12th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Vineyard Vines (67 Elm Street)  is hosting a Give Back day to benefits The New Canaan Chamber’s Charitable Foundation Holiday Lights Campaign.

Take 10% off your purchase and Vineyard Vines will give 10% Back to the New Canaan Chamber’s Holiday Light’s Campaign.

3-4 PM – Budd The Whale will be passing out Holiday Stickers

4-5 PM – Enjoy Homemade holiday Stickers from local Baker and author Babs Horner

5-6 PM – Holiday Floral Demonstration

5-7 Pm – Festive Cocktails and socializing

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber) Charities Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:39:47 -0500
RA Division Head Talks - Middle School Matters https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4938-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters4938-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4938-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters4938-ra-division-head-talks-middle-school-matters

Middle School Matters

If your middle school experience was anything like mine, you are more likely to recall an awkward moment at a dance or an embarrassing comment in a classroom than you are to remember the depth of your learning. In fact, it is rare, when I share my job with someone in a social setting, that I am not inundated with that person’s worst memories of middle school.

For years, middle schools were intentionally designed to mimic the high school experiences and environments of their students’ futures. In these junior high schools (get it?) teachers expected students to perform like mini high school students as they navigated watered-down high school classroom experiences. This is not to say that we who survived these environments didn’t learn anything or that we didn’t experience some great moments--I am quite sure that you did, too--it’s that we likely were not learning in an environment that truly supported the developing human beings that we were at the time.

The failure of this junior high school structure is that it does not take into account the uniqueness of the middle school student, one who is navigating a seemingly overwhelming transition of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. Schools were asking and expecting students to, quite literally, be someone they were not, which left too many students feeling lost and disconnected from their schooling at a time when the single greatest need is to feel an authentic sense of connection. At Ridgefield Academy we are crafting a developmentally-appropriate learning experience for our students, one that challenges them to grow and develop as learners and people in a caring and nurturing environment; one that understands that middle school actually matters.

Meeting Students Where They Are

A truly great middle school meets students where they are at each developmental level. The range of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development is never again as wide as it is during the middle school years. This reality has driven a pedagogical shift away from a  traditional, one-size-fits-all teaching model to a far more engaging, student-centered model, which allows each individual student to interact with the material at his or her own developmental level. In this model, the great middle school teacher of the twenty-first century is akin to a symphony conductor, encouraging and leading each student to perform at his or her best. In order for this to be possible, the teacher must be a master of his or her content. This allows the teacher to be dynamic and to shape and steer the learning around the questions and conclusions of the students. The teacher must also foster a strong and healthy relationship with each individual student, to know them as distinct learners and to support them in making the learning relevant in their own lives. With a deep understanding of the content and a strong relationship with the students, the teacher can craft a meaningful learning activity that supports the students in accessing the material and deepening their own, individual understanding.

Learning Through Connection

Another quality of a great middle school is that of student-teacher relationships in and out of the classroom. I often refer to the middle school years as a rollercoaster as students navigate the ups and downs of the significant cognitive, physical, and social-emotional change they are naturally experiencing. During this time of relative instability, students crave consistency in their relationships and in their environment, and unfortunately their peer group is equally unstable. To this end, the adults at home and at school must keep their feet firmly on the ground during these rollercoaster years. Genuinely trusting relationships with adults at school help students to feel grounded in that environment, which engenders in them a sense of security and safety as they work to define their authentic self. Moreover, educational neuroscience reminds us that brains learn better when they feel “safe”; when students learn in a safe and joyful environment, they are supported in taking greater cognitive risks--to think more deeply and make greater connections in their learning. No longer are middle schools the training grounds for new teachers or the pasture where former high school teachers go to finish their careers; instead, great middle school classrooms are led by dynamic adults who truly love and understand the age group.

Providing a Well-Rounded Experience

In addition to recognizing the unique developmental needs of middle schoolers and supporting those needs with dynamic, student-centered adults, a middle school program needs to be built with its student body in mind. As we do at Ridgefield Academy, the middle school years are a wonderful opportunity for students to explore new learning opportunities across the academic disciplines, through the performing and visual arts, in technology, and through athletics. With the competitive landscape of high school in mind, by providing middle level learners with a broad set of curricular and co-curricular experiences, the students have to opportunity to develop new passions and to determine how best to dedicate their time when the move on to high school. Moreover, without a high school building looming large on our campus, as a preschool-Grade 8 institution we are able to craft authentic leadership leadership roles for our middle school students. Our eighth graders understand and embrace their critical role as leaders on our campus; they lead community meetings, assume leadership roles in service learning initiatives, and set a positive example for our younger students. Through these 

opportunities our students not only learn the value of leadership to a community, but also how to be a leader in a community. They are empowered by this challenge and rise to it, taking these critical skills with them into their high school experiences and beyond.

At Ridgefield Academy, we strive to create the best learning environment for our middle school students. Because we truly know and understand middle school students, and we provide a strong program and positive environment that supports them in their own cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development we empower our students to challenge themselves as learners and leaders in a world that so desperately needs their leadership.

Explore RA’s Middle School program during Take a Look Tuesday or our Open House.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (RA Division Head for Grades 4-8 Clinton Howarth) Neighbors Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:02:00 -0500
71 Elm Street Explore the 2nd Floor Party on Thursday! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4939-71-elm-street-explore-the-2nd-floor-party-on-thursday4939-71-elm-street-explore-the-2nd-floor-party-on-thursday https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4939-71-elm-street-explore-the-2nd-floor-party-on-thursday4939-71-elm-street-explore-the-2nd-floor-party-on-thursday

71 Elm Street* New Canaan is Hosting a Party this Thursday, December 12 from 4 – 6.30 pm

Explore the 2nd Floor Party Hosted by:

Bella Tu
Design Dot
Goldenberry Gourmet & Gift
Keith Simpson Associates
McConnell Family Law
Sligo Realty

*Enter 71 Elm Street through the glass doors to the left of VINEYARD VINES, take stairs or elevator.

We will be serving Goldenberry Goodies & Festive Drinks.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:00:28 -0500
Donate Blood at New Canaan Library on Dec. 26 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4932-blood-donation-opportunities-in-ridgefield4932-blood-donation-opportunities-in-ridgefield https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4932-blood-donation-opportunities-in-ridgefield4932-blood-donation-opportunities-in-ridgefield

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

You can donate blood at the New Canaan Library on December 26 between the hours of 9am and 2pm. New Canaan Library is located at 151 Main Street.


Additional blood donation opportunities in Fairfield County through Dec. 31

Bridgeport

12/18/2019: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

12/18/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street

12/30/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue

Brookfield

12/26/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Road

12/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Road

Danbury

12/10/2019: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Danbury Hospital RSM, 24 Hospital Avenue

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd.

12/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Crowne Plaza, 18 Old Ridgebury Road

Darien

12/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Darien Masonic Lodge, 354 Post Road

12/17/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Darien, 14 Brookside Road

Easton

12/10/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road

Fairfield

12/4/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Cambridge Health and Rehab, 2428 Easton Turnpike

12/11/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road

12/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road

12/18/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road

12/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4670 Congress Street

12/28/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Trinity St. Michael's Church, 554 Tunxis Hill Road

Greenwich

12/11/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road

Monroe

12/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike

12/18/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins, 135 Main Street

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., YMCA Lakewood Outdoor Center Monroe, 204 Stanley Road

Newtown

12/19/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Newtown Municipal, 3 Primrose Street

Norwalk

12/12/2019: 11:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Walgreens, 55 Westport Avenue

12/19/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Avalon - East Norwalk, 8 Norden Place

12/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple Street

12/22/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Street

Ridgefield

12/5/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

12/21/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ridgefield Park & Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Rd.

Shelton

12/6/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Shelton Community Center, 41 Church Street

12/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., R.D. Scinto Towers, 2 Corporate Drive

12/24/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hewitt Health & Rehab Center, 45 Maltby Street

Stamford

12/14/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

12/28/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

12/31/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

Stratford

12/11/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ryders Partners, LLC, 88 Ryders Lane, Suite 208

12/13/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Atria Senior Living, 6911 Main Street

12/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Homewood Suites, 6905 Main Street

Trumbull

12/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Center, 6448 Main Street

12/13/2019: 1:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Ct

12/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road

12/14/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main Street

Westport

12/12/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Westport Library, Arnold Bernhard Plaza, 20 Jesup Road

Wilton

12/12/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Road

12/23/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

 

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kelly Isenor) Charities Mon, 09 Dec 2019 03:25:00 -0500
Town of New Canaan Receives Changer Maker Award for Energy Efficiency https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4937-town-of-new-canaan-receives-changer-maker-award-for-energy-efficiency4937-town-of-new-canaan-receives-changer-maker-award-for-energy-efficiency https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4937-town-of-new-canaan-receives-changer-maker-award-for-energy-efficiency4937-town-of-new-canaan-receives-changer-maker-award-for-energy-efficiency

The Town of New Canaan was honored with an Energy Efficiency Award in the Municipality category at the Stamford 2030 District’s Annual Change Maker Awards on December 3, 2019 in Stamford.

The Stamford 2030 District, in conjunction with the Business Council of Fairfield County, has established regional goals which include improving social and economic outcomes in relation to the environment.  Reducing energy and water consumption as well as emissions from transportation are among the goals. In addition, the Stamford 2030 District has made community resilience a priority. The Change Maker Awards honor local projects excelling in these areas.

In 2018 and 2019, the Town of New Canaan achieved several sustainability goals, first with the Eversource natural gas expansion project which brings cleaner and cheaper heating to four of the five public schools and several Town buildings as well as several hundred homes and businesses in downtown New Canaan, and second with the Town’s first solar panel installations on Town Hall and three other Town-owned buildings.  The natural gas expansion also will afford New Canaan the opportunity to install energy saving co-generation facilities at some of the public schools and the Town wastewater treatment plant over the next few years. 

The award ceremony on December 3, 2019, recognized the sustained effort on the part of the Town of New Canaan in the energy conservation and resiliency areas.

Shown in the photo from left:  Francine S. Manfredi, The Business Council of Fairfield County, Selectman Nick Williams, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan, Hank Ashforth, The Ashforth Company and in back, Joe McGee, The Business Council of Fairfield County at the Change Maker Award Ceremony on December 3, 2019.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Canaan) Neighbors Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:56:11 -0500
New Canaan Holiday Stroll Weekend is HERE! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4917-the-new-canaan-chamber-of-commerce-is-thrilled-to-announce-the-15th-annual-holiday-stroll4917-the-new-canaan-chamber-of-commerce-is-thrilled-to-announce-the-15th-annual-holiday-stroll https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4917-the-new-canaan-chamber-of-commerce-is-thrilled-to-announce-the-15th-annual-holiday-stroll4917-the-new-canaan-chamber-of-commerce-is-thrilled-to-announce-the-15th-annual-holiday-stroll

15th Annual Holiday Stroll in New Canaan on Friday, December 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. and December 7th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As is the tradition of this highly anticipated kick-off to the holiday season in New Canaan, Friday evening will feature the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who will help us officially kick off the holiday season!

Residents of all ages and backgrounds gather on New Canaan’s Elm Street, which is closed to traffic, to enjoy the festivities: singing Christmas carols and enjoying musical performances by the Students of the Studio, Performing Arts Conservatory, The New Canaan Dance Academy, and the Magical Music Singers. The firepit will be glowing at the intersection of South and Elm with S’mores thanks to the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan. Don’t miss the Waffle Cabin in front of the playhouse for that once a year treat! If the weather does not cooperate, we will postpone some of Friday’s activities to Saturday so no one has to miss out!

The entertainment continues as a cast of holiday characters such as Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and of course Rudolph roams the village spreading holiday cheer. Everyone warms up with delicious seasonal beverages provided by local merchants, as guests shop. Surprises can be found on Main and Forest Streets as well. To add to the magical atmosphere, light up holiday trinkets and garb will be available for sale during the event.

The merriment continues on Saturday: enjoy photo ops with Santa at Houlihan Lawrence!

Finally, enjoy the Ginger Bread House Tour sponsored by Halstead Property which has become a New Canaan tradition for families to decorate and create together.

The houses will be on display in store windows throughout town during the month of December.

The Holiday Stroll continues to be one of the reasons why living in New Canaan is A Wonderful Life.

Admission to the Holiday Stroll is FREE.

Learn more on the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber of Commerce) Events Fri, 06 Dec 2019 05:47:00 -0500