Newcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:33:07 -0400 HamletHub.com Learn How to Coexist with Coyotes on Oct. 23 at New Canaan Library https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4840-learn-how-to-coexist-with-coyotes-on-oct-23-at-new-canaan-library4840-learn-how-to-coexist-with-coyotes-on-oct-23-at-new-canaan-library https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4840-learn-how-to-coexist-with-coyotes-on-oct-23-at-new-canaan-library4840-learn-how-to-coexist-with-coyotes-on-oct-23-at-new-canaan-library

Coexist with Coyotes: Discover the Importance of Coyotes in Suburban Ecosystems on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Wildlife Outreach Specialist Dana Goin will discuss the history and ecology of eastern coyotes, and how we can best coexist with these clever canids.
 
Learn more and register here.
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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Library) Events Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:11:56 -0400
Save the Date for New Canaan's 16th Annual Holiday Stroll! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4839-save-the-date-for-new-canaan-s-16th-annual-holiday-stroll4839-save-the-date-for-new-canaan-s-16th-annual-holiday-stroll https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4839-save-the-date-for-new-canaan-s-16th-annual-holiday-stroll4839-save-the-date-for-new-canaan-s-16th-annual-holiday-stroll

The New Canaan Chamber Of Commerce has announced that the 16th Annual Holiday Stroll will take place on Friday, December 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, 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!

Visit New Canaan Chamber online here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Chamber) Events Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:07:05 -0400
Exhibit at New Canaan Museum & Historical Society Spotlights Fire Prevention Awareness Month https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4838-exhibit-at-new-canaan-museum-historical-society-spotlights-fire-prevention-awareness-month4838-exhibit-at-new-canaan-museum-historical-society-spotlights-fire-prevention-awareness-month https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/places/4838-exhibit-at-new-canaan-museum-historical-society-spotlights-fire-prevention-awareness-month4838-exhibit-at-new-canaan-museum-historical-society-spotlights-fire-prevention-awareness-month

Mike Tiani, Historian for the New Canaan Fire Company, has curated a special exhibition in honor of Fire Prevention Awareness Month at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. The exhibit will be on display until October 26. Antique Fire Trucks will be on display from 10 am– 12 pm.

Chronicling 140 years of the Fire Company’s history, the exhibition includes photographs, memorabilia, medals, uniforms and other artifacts.  It celebrates the volunteers and explores the central role they played, and continues to play, in the fabric of this community.  

Founded on July 4, 1845, with 24 men and a truck purchased shortly thereafter, the Fire Company was originally housed in a wooden shed on what is now essentially the site of the Wayside Cross at God’s Acre.  Come learn of the Company’s evolution, the equipment it bought and fires it fought, and the crucial work it did in saving New Canaan’s residents and businesses.  

The exhibition runs through October 26 in the Silvermine Gallery.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Museum & Historical Society) Places Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:03:23 -0400
Playhouse Dedicates Wild Kingdom Show in Memory of New Canaan's Jim Fowler https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4836-playhouse-dedicates-wild-kingdom-show-in-memory-of-new-canaan-s-jim-fowler4836-playhouse-dedicates-wild-kingdom-show-in-memory-of-new-canaan-s-jim-fowler https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/neighbors/4836-playhouse-dedicates-wild-kingdom-show-in-memory-of-new-canaan-s-jim-fowler4836-playhouse-dedicates-wild-kingdom-show-in-memory-of-new-canaan-s-jim-fowler

Wildlife expert Peter Gros from the original “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” brings exotic animals to The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 27th – Two Shows!

Enjoy time with your family and friendly exotic animals when wildlife expert Peter Gros from the original “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 27th for two shows -- at 1pm and 4pm. In his popular live shows, Gros shares his wildlife adventures through a mix of storytelling and entertaining video clips and bloopers.

As he introduces audiences of all ages to some of his exotic animal friends, he brings awareness to issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming. Some of the many animals that have appeared with Peter Gros at past performances include a Eurasian eagle owl, an Australian kookaburra that sings with the audience, a 17-foot Burmese python named “Julius Squeezer” that the audience can help hold, a giant African crested porcupine, a lemur and much more!

This show is dedicated to the memory of one of the original Wild Kingdom hosts Jim Fowler, a Connecticut native who worked with the New Canaan Land Trust to permanently protect his property as a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve.

Meet Jim’s wife, Betsey Fowler, in the lobby before the show and view her extraordinary Wildlife Art Exhibit. This show is part of Bruce Bennett Nissan Family Series, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Advisors, Connecticut Division, New Canaan Land Trust, South Salem Animal Hospital & Noah's Ark Animal Hospital.

For tickets: ($30 Adults | $20 Children | $45 Gold Circle Seating (first 4 rows) with Meet & Greet ) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at 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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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:05:07 -0400
Caffeine & Carburetors at Waveny Park on October 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4824-caffeine-carburetors-at-waveny-park-on-october-204824-caffeine-carburetors-at-waveny-park-on-october-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4824-caffeine-carburetors-at-waveny-park-on-october-204824-caffeine-carburetors-at-waveny-park-on-october-20

Caffeine & Carburetors and 109 Cheese and Wine are celebrating the end of an awesome season grand finale, Great Gatsby style, at Waveny Park. 

"Come join us for the season closer with a salute to the Great Gatsby era. Let's see those great cars from the 20's, 30's, 40's and more!"09 Cheese and Wine owner and Caffeine & Carburetor (C&C) aficionado, says Todd Brown.

Of course, the C&C fan faves will be on hand too! 

Learn more about this event on Facebook here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:05:00 -0400
Pacific House To Honor Round Hill Community Church At 18th Annual Pacific House Gala https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4833-pacific-house-to-honor-round-hill-community-church-at-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala4833-pacific-house-to-honor-round-hill-community-church-at-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/charities/4833-pacific-house-to-honor-round-hill-community-church-at-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala4833-pacific-house-to-honor-round-hill-community-church-at-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala

On Friday, October 25th Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, will recognize Round Hill Community Church as the 2019 Community Honoree at their 18th Annual Pacific House Gala.

The church, which is located on Round Hill Road in Greenwich, CT, has volunteered with Pacific House since 2008. That service began with a single parishioner, Roland Kistler, who served meals with his family at Stamford’s Pacific House emergency shelter to upwards of 100 homeless men. They were struck by the impact of the experience, and soon other church members began participating. Since then, the church has officially served one meal each month for over eleven years.

“Outreach is in our DNA,” explained Kistler. “We’re here to be a force for good in the greater community and in the greater world. Everyone at Pacific House is so kind and working towards a goal of service to others; it is beautiful.”

Round Hill Community Church is an ever growing congregation with diverse backgrounds. The community comes together to pursue spiritual growth in a welcoming environment, believing that they are called to be a force for good and that every person has a role to play in creating the church it was meant to be.

Over the years, the relationship between Round Hill Community Church and Pacific House has deepened. During the holidays, church members decorate affordable supportive housing units owned and operated by Pacific House. More recently, the church entered into a formal mission covenant with the organization to strengthen the partnership, committing to financial assistance and providing hands-on volunteer hours. In return, Pacific House provides progress updates and visits with the Outreach Committee regularly.

“We are deeply indebted to Round Hill Community Church for their ongoing support of the work that we do,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House. “As we have transitioned from solely an emergency shelter to now providing more and more deeply affordable housing for homeless individuals, they have taken that journey with us, and are continuing to do so. It will be a pleasure to recognize them at the gala as our 2019 Community Honoree.”

“People don’t realize that such a need exists in our back door,” said Rev. Dan Haugh, Associate Pastor. “We realize that we blessed, and feel it’s a privilege to be able to give back with our time and resources. The connection with Pacific House is changing the culture of our congregation, allowing us to plug into our humility and our spirit.”

The18th Annual Pacific House Gala will take place on Friday, October 25, raising funds for the work of the organization to end homelessness in our area. This inspirational evening begins at 6pm at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT and tickets are on sale, beginning at $250. Visit www.pacifichousegala.org to purchase tickets.

Pacific House would like to thank its generous corporate sponsors: Carlton Fields, BMW of Darien, Building and Land Technology, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, First County Bank, Greenwich Hospital, Nielsen Florist and Garden Shop, Pitney Bowes, Rimrock Capital Management, Stamford Hospital Foundation, Tradition Energy, and Webster Bank for their generous sponsorship, and media partner Stamford Magazine / Moffly Media.

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Charities Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:45:46 -0400
RIFF Kicks Off with Sendak Documentary and Pizza: A Love Story https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/15-todays-events/4832-riff-kicks-off-with-sendak-documentary-and-pizza-a-love-story4832-riff-kicks-off-with-sendak-documentary-and-pizza-a-love-story https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/15-todays-events/4832-riff-kicks-off-with-sendak-documentary-and-pizza-a-love-story4832-riff-kicks-off-with-sendak-documentary-and-pizza-a-love-story

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) kicks off tonight, Thursday, October 10, with films screened at Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Theater Barn!

Sendak Documentary and Panel Discussion at Ridgefield Library  6pm at Ridgefield Library

Pizza: A Love Story at Ridgefield Theater Barn 7pm at Ridgefield Theater Barn

Pizza and Prosecco Party 9pm at Ridgefield Theater Barn

More than 100 films will be screened from October 10 through Monday, October 14. For the complete schedule click here.

Purchase your tickets to attend exclusive RIFF events (Founder's Pass, Dance Party, Screenwriting Competition, Readings, Awards, and More!)

Pizza, A Love Story - TRAILER2019

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Todays events Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:37:01 -0400
CT Residents Rate Gov. Lamont In Latest Poll https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/politics/4837-ct-residents-rate-gov-lamont-in-latest-poll4837-ct-residents-rate-gov-lamont-in-latest-poll https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/politics/4837-ct-residents-rate-gov-lamont-in-latest-poll4837-ct-residents-rate-gov-lamont-in-latest-poll

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—A new poll by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, completed in partnership with the Hartford Courant between September 17 and October 2, examined Connecticut residents’ reactions to local quality-of-life issues, rated Governor Ned Lamont’s performance and solicited responses about taxes, immigration, flavored e-cigarettes and the general cost of goods. The results depict an electorate divided by income and party affiliation, with significant concerns over the costs of living in Connecticut and mixed reviews for the governor’s performance to date.

The majority of Connecticut residents surveyed (59.4 percent) reported their quality of life in the state as either “excellent” (16.4 percent) or “good” (43 percent), which remains consistent with the 60.4 percent who reported the same in May of 2019. However, in contrast, a higher rate of September 2019 respondents expressed belief that the quality of life in Connecticut is “declining” (27.8 percent), compared to the rate of those who expressed belief that the quality of life is “improving” (14.9 percent).

Annual income factored significantly in these quality-of-life opinions, with 78.7 percent of respondents earning $150,000 or more per year reporting their quality of life as either “excellent” (41.6 percent) or “good” (37.1 percent), compared to only 45.4 percent of respondents earning less than $50,000 annually. And 30 percent of residents earning between $100,000 and $150,000 per year reported their quality of life in Connecticut as “declining.” Age also was a factor: 46.9 percent of respondents ages 18-34 reported their quality of life as either “fair” (32.6 percent) or “poor” (14.3 percent) when compared to only 29.5 percent of respondents age 65 or older. 

Expressing longer-term concern, more than half of residents surveyed (58.4 percent) reported it is “very difficult” (19.3 percent) or “somewhat difficult” (39.1 percent) to maintain their standard of living. The top-reported reasons for these challenges included “tax increase - state” (61.1 percent); “price increase – general goods” (50.9 percent); and 50 percent said “increase/high taxes overall.” The perception among a majority of residents that Connecticut is a difficult state to maintain their standard of living is not surprising given the recent sales tax increases that went into effect on October 1 for a host of consumer items. The other items most often cited as expense-related factors include electrical/gas/oil (44 percent), health insurance premiums and co-pays (27.2 percent) and low-paying jobs (27.2 percent).

Regarding Governor Lamont’s performance to date, more than two-fifths of Connecticut residents surveyed (46.9 percent) reported they “disapprove” of the way Lamont is handling his job as governor, which is up nearly seven points since May. The disapproval rating among Republicans is highest at 74.2 percent (with 15.5 percent unsure), followed by 53.1 percent disapproval among unaffiliated residents (29.8 percent unsure) and 26.5 percent disapproval among Democrats (33.4 percent unsure).

When asked about specific areas of positive performance, the highest percentage of respondents reported they “approve” of the way Lamont handles “public primary education” (27.8 percent), while the lowest number reported they “approve” of the way he is handling “taxes” (16 percent). Additionally, 24.8 percent reported they “approve” of the way Lamont is handling “health care,” and 23.1 percent reported they “approve” of the way Lamont is handling “tolls.”

Over two-thirds (72.5 percent) of Connecticut residents surveyed reported to “strongly” (56.4 percent) or “somewhat” (16.1 percent) support the ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Less than one-fifth of respondents (18.7 percent) “somewhat” (9.4 percent) or “strongly” (9.3 percent) opposed the ban, and another 8.8 percent were “unsure.” For younger respondents, 60.5 percent of residents surveyed ages 18-34 “strongly” (40.7 percent) or “somewhat” (19.8 percent) supported the ban on flavored e-cigarettes, and the numbers for residents whether Democrats, Republicans or unaffiliated were all above 70 percent in support of a ban.

In response to a question regarding immigration issues facing the state, a higher rate of residents surveyed said they did not believe illegal immigration is a serious problem in the State of Connecticut (47.6 percent) when compared to those who do believe it is a serious problem (37.3 percent). However, the majority of respondents (61 percent) thought local law enforcement in Connecticut should assist federal authorities with deportation of illegal immigrants who were convicted of crimes.

The responses along party lines showed 65.2 percent of Republicans believe illegal immigration is a serious problem in the State of Connecticut, compared to only 39.3 percent of unaffiliated and 19.4 percent of Democrats. And 56.2 percent of respondents ages 18-34 reported they did not think illegal immigration is a serious problem in Connecticut. 

“Quality-of-life issues continue to play a central role in residents’ responses to our latest Connecticut poll, with concern over the high cost of taxes, general goods, energy and health insurance,” said Lesley DeNardis, executive director of the Institute for Public Policy and director of Sacred Heart University’s master of public administration (MPA) program. 

“The honeymoon for Governor Lamont was short lived, and residents are watching his performance closely. As one might expect, attitudes vary significantly by party affiliation, income and age. Key considerations for residents in gauging the Governor’s performance were kitchen table issues such as the cost of consumer goods and the recent sales tax increases affecting their pocketbooks. Concerns over the availability of jobs, insurance costs and the ongoing impasse over tolls rounded out their list of top issues,” she added.

GreatBlue Research conducted the 34-question Connecticut-specific scientific survey on behalf of the SHU Institute for Public Policy, interviewing 1,000 residents either by phone or electronically. Statistically, this sampling represents a margin for error of +/-3.02 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.     

Sacred Heart’s Institute for Public Policy, which was established in 2017 in the College of Arts and Sciences, is aligned with the University’s MPA program. In addition to hosting state-wide polls, the institute conducts public policy research, hosts public forums and workshops and serves as a public-policy learning incubator for students. 

A PDF file of complete polling results is available at www.sacredheart.edu/pollresults

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About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 384 Colleges–2019 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 267 Business Schools–2018 Edition. Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu

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kerry@ducey.org (Kim Swartz) Politics Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:36:54 -0400
New Canaan Restaurant Takes First for Soup/Bisque at Chowdafest! https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4830-new-canaan-restaurant-takes-first-for-soup-bisque-at-chowdafest4830-new-canaan-restaurant-takes-first-for-soup-bisque-at-chowdafest https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4830-new-canaan-restaurant-takes-first-for-soup-bisque-at-chowdafest4830-new-canaan-restaurant-takes-first-for-soup-bisque-at-chowdafest

 

Congratulations to Gates for Taking Top Prize at Chowdafest in Soup/Bisque Category 

Gate's Crab & Roasted Corn Soup was the top crowd-pleaser at the 2019 Chowdafest!

The 12th Annual Chowdafest, presented by Stop & Shop, was another record breaker.  Both Pike Place Chowder from Seattle, Washington and Our House Bistro from Winnooski, VT won for a fifth straight year in the New England clam chowder and creative chowder categories respectively, each tying the record for consecutive wins. Gates of New Canaan won the soup/bisque category as a rookie in the event while Cast Iron Chef Chop House and Oyster Bar, also a first time entrant, won the vegetarian category with a soup aptly named after the restaurant.

Event attendance figures aren’t available yet though the crowd looks to equal the event’s all-time high of 12,000, as people attended from all over Connecticut, New England and all over the country to determine this year’s winners! The top three in each category are listed below:

New England Clam Chowder:

- 1st:  Pike Place Chowder from Seattle Washington

- 2nd:  Our House Bistro from Winooski VT

- 3rd:  Hub & Spoke from Bridgeport CT

Creative Chowder:

- 1st:  Our House Bistro from Winooski VT – Drunkin Pumpkin Chowder

- 2nd: Ribbon Cafe from Saratoga NY – Southwest Shrimp & Corn Chowder

- 3rd:  Tarry Lodge from Westport CT – Montauk Chowder

Soup/Bisque:

- 1st:  Gates from New Canaan CT – Crab & Roasted Corn Soup

- 2nd:   Vazzy’s from Stratford CT – Savory Sausage Soup

- 3rdL  Geronimo of Fairfield and New Haven CT – Shrimp Posole

Vegetarian:

- 1st Cast Iron Chef Chop House & Oyster Bar In New Haven CT – Cast Iron Soup

- 2nd: Saybrook Sandwich & Soup Company in Old Saybrook CT – Roasted Butternut Squash and Seared Pumpkin Bisque

- 3rd: Mystic Market in Westport & Mystic CT – Ginger Carrot Soup

Special thanks to those volunteers who have helped at all 12 events along with the student athletes from Sacred Heart University who pitched in for this annual tradition. Thanks to the National Honor Society students and Service League of Boys from Staples High School plus the park personnel who make Sherwood Island State Park the unofficial home to the New England Chowdafest.  

The big winner when all is said and done will be the charity, Food Rescue US and the fight against hunger. Over 2 million meals have been funded through Chowdafest in the past 4 years alone and the event hopes to add another half million meals to that number. For additional information about Chowdafest, please visit www.chowdafest.org or email event director, Jim Keenan at chowdafest@gmail.com.  

Chowdafest is sponsored by Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Chabaso Bakery, Chica de Gallo, City Carting, CT Bites, Copp's Island Oysters, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Even Hotels,  Foods of the Vine, Hood Cream, Local Food Rocks, Lowe's, Lucy’s, Michele's Pies, Mi Nina Tortilla, MINI of Fairfield County, Natalie’s Juices, New England Dairy Council, People’s United Bank, Polar Beverages, PKF O’Connor Davies, Silly Cows Farm, Tetley Tea, Toast Point of Sale, Wades Dairy, Vazzy’s, WEBE 108 and Westminster Crackers. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jim Keenan) Events Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:28:22 -0400
Junior Golf Hub & GPC Host Fall College Prep Series November 9 & 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4831-junior-golf-hub-gpc-host-fall-college-prep-series-november-9-104831-junior-golf-hub-gpc-host-fall-college-prep-series-november-9-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4831-junior-golf-hub-gpc-host-fall-college-prep-series-november-9-104831-junior-golf-hub-gpc-host-fall-college-prep-series-november-9-10

College Prep Series Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, hosted by the Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield

Back by popular demand, Junior Golf Hub and Golf Performance Center announce College Prep Series and deliver the information and evaluations junior golfers need to reach their goals in a fun, interactive environment.

Register HERE.

Top 5 Reasons to Register

1. College Coach Panel
2. Find out if your game is ready for college golf. How? We measure.
3. Player Panel
4. Get Top Tips on the College Golf Recruiting Process
5. Leave armed with your PDS Index, personalized report and road map for success!

What do these Top 5 Reasons mean to YOU?

Learn more and register here

Questions? Please e-mail: rick@juniorgolfhub.com

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Thu, 10 Oct 2019 05:20:43 -0400
Take-A-Look Tuesdays Offer An Inside View of PreK-Grade 8 at Ridgefield Academy https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4828-take-a-look-tuesdays-offer-an-inside-view-of-prek-grade-8-at-ridgefield-academy4828-take-a-look-tuesdays-offer-an-inside-view-of-prek-grade-8-at-ridgefield-academy https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4828-take-a-look-tuesdays-offer-an-inside-view-of-prek-grade-8-at-ridgefield-academy4828-take-a-look-tuesdays-offer-an-inside-view-of-prek-grade-8-at-ridgefield-academy

Childhood is celebrated at Ridgefield Academy. This is at the center of all we do in the classroom, on the field and even in the lunchroom! Our great passion is knowing our students as individuals within our vibrant community, challenging our students with an intellectually inspiring curriculum, and helping them rise to their authentic selves. Interested in learning more?

Join us in our Summit Building between 9AM and 11AM on select Tuesdays now through April. Get a close-up look at our school while in session. On your visit you will hear from our Head of School, Tom Main, about the benefits of RA’s preschool through Grade 8 education, experience our dynamic classrooms in action, tour our beautiful campus and see firsthand how our talented faculty inspire a joy of learning in our students.

Dates: October 15, November 12, December 10, April 21

For more information or to register, call Director of Enrollment David Suter at 203-894-1800 x112 or visit https://www.ridgefieldacademy.org/takealook

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kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Events Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:24:15 -0400
New Canaan Library Presents Revolt of the Planters on October 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4829-new-canaan-library-presents-revolt-of-the-planters-on-october-104829-new-canaan-library-presents-revolt-of-the-planters-on-october-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4829-new-canaan-library-presents-revolt-of-the-planters-on-october-104829-new-canaan-library-presents-revolt-of-the-planters-on-october-10

New Canaan Library presents A Civil War Lecture Series: Revolt of the Planters on Thursday, October 10 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for part II Southern Aristocracy as historical research editor and historian Mark Albertson unveils the culture, causes, and context of the Civil War in this four-part lecture series.
 
Learn more and register here.
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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Library) Events Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:54:57 -0400
Monster Bash – A Halloween Night for the Whole Family in New Canaan on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4827-monster-bash-a-halloween-night-for-the-whole-family-in-new-canaan-on-friday4827-monster-bash-a-halloween-night-for-the-whole-family-in-new-canaan-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4827-monster-bash-a-halloween-night-for-the-whole-family-in-new-canaan-on-friday4827-monster-bash-a-halloween-night-for-the-whole-family-in-new-canaan-on-friday

Monster Bash – A Halloween Night for the Whole Family on Friday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, New Canaan

A family-friendly interactive concert to help get our ghouls on with the sounds of the church's pipe organ. Featuring all women organists, this program is fun for all ages. Come in costume and bring something for our potluck dinner with a Halloween theme. Prizes for best costume for both children and adults. The adult prizes include gift certificates to Elm and Gates restaurants! Fun for kids include, a scavenger hunt, games and so much more!

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:49:08 -0400
Tickled Pink to Help Fight Breast Cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4811-tickled-pink-to-help-fight-breast-cancer4811-tickled-pink-to-help-fight-breast-cancer https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/events/4811-tickled-pink-to-help-fight-breast-cancer4811-tickled-pink-to-help-fight-breast-cancer

Gates Restaurant invite you to drink pink and enjoy local, award winning comedian - Carolyn Paine debut her stand-up show on Thursday, October 10th 7-9pm. Carolyn's shorts have been recognized by the Women in Comedy Festival, New Haven International Film Festival and she won at the International Comedy Festival in CA! She herself has been affected by breast cancer having lost both of her grandmothers to the disease. 

Gates have created a cocktail called 'The Pink Warrior' to honor Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Its vibrant color is complimented with Tequila infused with blood orange, grilled pineapple, grilled jalapeños, and cactus pear. This tasty cocktail is finished with fresh lime juice and agave.   

During the night of Tickled Pink you will receive a complimentary Pink Warrior cocktail and 40-minute stand-up comedy. A portion of proceeds from every ticket sale will go to Susan G. Komen New England. This Foundation save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Stephanie Pulis, Development Coordinator Special Events says: “Connecticut has one of the highest rates of breast cancer incidence in the United States. At Komen New England, we work closely with and grant to organizations like the Hispanic Health Council and Hartford Hospital that provide breast health education, mammography’s and patient navigation services to men and women, with a focus on those that are uninsured and underinsured. Fundraisers like Tickled Pink Comedy Night allow us to support these organizations and continue the fight against breast cancer.”

Tickets are available by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickled-pink-for-a-cause-tickets-73119461277 

Gates Restaurant, 10 Forest Street, New Canaan, CT 06840 203 966 8666

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rachel@lampen.co.uk (Susan G. Komen New England) Events Tue, 08 Oct 2019 05:38:09 -0400
New Canaan Police Investigate Several Thefts from Ralph Lauren Store, Seek to ID Suspects https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/publicsafety/4825-new-canaan-police-investigate-several-thefts-from-ralph-lauren-store-seek-to-id-suspects4825-new-canaan-police-investigate-several-thefts-from-ralph-lauren-store-seek-to-id-suspects https://news.hamlethub.com/newcanaan/publicsafety/4825-new-canaan-police-investigate-several-thefts-from-ralph-lauren-store-seek-to-id-suspects4825-new-canaan-police-investigate-several-thefts-from-ralph-lauren-store-seek-to-id-suspects

On October 3, 2019, a larceny occurred at the Ralph Lauren store located at 51 Elm Street in New Canaan. Two black females entered the store and proceeded to pick up various pieces of merchandise, and then walk out of the store without paying, approximately $300.00 worth of items taken. After exiting the store they got into a waiting car, which may have been a gray Toyota Corolla with CT registration AR37641.

On 10/4/2019 at approximately 1:30PM, a second larceny occurred at the Ralph Lauren store on Elm St in New Canaan. Multiple clothing items were taken from the store, valued at approximately $4000.00. The suspects were a black female and male. A suspect vehicle seen in the area is an older model Honda Accord, black in color bearing CT Reg # 6ASTG1, vehicle of vehicle attached.

On 10/7/19 a third larceny occurred at Ralph Lauren, value of items taken approximately $4000.00. This occurred at approximately 1:10PM, and involved four individuals, 3 black males and one black female. The suspect vehicle used appeared to be the same as the previously listed vehicle from 10/4/19. Photos attached of suspects.

In both instances, the parties walked into the store, and quickly grabbed as much merchandise as they could before running out the door to a waiting car.

Anyone with information on the suspects or suspect vehicles should contact Sgt. Romano of the Investigative Section at 203-594-3523.

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kerry@ducey.org (New Canaan Police) Public safety Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:00:04 -0400