• Bethany Zaro,  Captain John Raidt,  Community,  Department of Health and Human Services,  Enza Albano; Robin Boccuzzi,  Joe Dilorio,  Lt. Duffy Sasser,  new canaan,  New Canaan Professional Fire Fighters Local 3224,  VJ Belletto,  Walter Stewart's Thanksgiving

    Fire, Human Services departments bring Thanksgiving to seniors

    The New Canaan Professional Fire Fighters Local 3224 purchased and teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide Walter Stewart’s Thanksgiving meals to seniors in the community. Back, from left, Joe Dilorio, Lt. Duffy Sasser, Captain John Raidt, VJ Belletto; front, from left, Enza Albano; Robin Boccuzzi and Bethany Zaro. — Contributed photo The post Fire, Human Services departments bring Thanksgiving to seniors appeared first on New Canaan Advertiser.

  • A Better Chance,  Columns,  Guest Columns,  new canaan,  Opinion

    Op-Ed: ABC House launches annual appeal

    With today’s political upheavals – both national and international, combined with worry about global warming, terrorism, immigration and racism — developing the leadership for today and tomorrow’s challenges is a major concern for many American citizens. We are fortunate to live in a community where this is a high priority. Since 1963, A Better Chance in New Canaan has been opening the door to greater educational opportunities for a highly promising but underserved population of high school-aged students. They do this by carefully selecting two new eighth grade graduates each year to create a total of eight highly motivated and high achieving students, two each for grades nine through 12,…

  • Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ),  may fair,  new canaan,  Religion,  St. Mark's Episcopal Church Outreach Commission

    St. Mark’s Outreach Commission accepting grant requests

    Here is a list of support groups available throughout the area. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sign New Canaan: The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Outreach Commission is accepting grant requests for 2019. “The mission of Outreach Commission is to evaluate and make grants to worthy local, regional, national, and international organizations to make a positive impact in the community and in the world around us,” according to a press release. “Their mission is grounded in the mission of the church: To go and make disciples who live a deeper life in Christ, a more holy communion with one another, and a greater love for the world.” Past grant recipients include Future 5,…

  • Bethany Zaro,  Community,  Enza Albano,  Firefighter Kevin Vetti,  firefighter Michael Sasser,  Lt. Don Gesualdi,  new canaan,  New Canaan Department of Human Services,  Police & Fire

    Firefighters provide trees for families

    New Canaan Career Firefighters donated 16 Christmas trees to the New Canaan Department of Human Services to give to families in need of a tree for the holiday. In front, from left, are firefighter Kevin Vetti, Lt. Don Gesualdi, Enza Albano and Bethany Zaro of New Canaan Department of Human Services, and firefighter Michael Sasser; back, from left, are firefighters Paul Wilson and Charlie Bentley. — Contributed photo The post Firefighters provide trees for families appeared first on New Canaan Advertiser.

  • letter,  Letters,  new canaan,  Opinion,  Robert Doran

    Letter: Town survey must be done right

    Editor, Advertiser: Surveying residents of New Canaan about priorities is the most transparent way to address spending and culture, but it has to be handled professionally and scientifically to be valuable. There is no way to draw meaningful conclusions without customer (resident) narratives being included as part of the research and narratives have to be gathered in person. It doesn’t help to know how someone feels without understanding why. A survey of yes/no or ranking questions doesn’t allow for follow-up questions –– and the answers where the real data are hidden. Any idea to handle this with the ubiquitous Survey Monkey app will create questions not insightful answers. Liz Donovan…

  • Clubs & Organizations,  David Rucci,  Lead News,  new canaan,  new canaan library,  New Canaan Library board of trustees,  Thomas Teles

    Library announces new trustees

    Thomas Teles New Canaan residents Thomas Teles and David Rucci have been appointed to the New Canaan Library Board of Trustees. “Tom and David are our most recent appointees, and earlier this year we were delighted to have three other accomplished, community-minded individuals join our board,” New Canaan LIbrary Executive Director Lisa Oldham said. “We welcomed Marie Dolan, Thomas Joyce, and Christopher O’Connor, who all joined the Board within the last six months. We are thrilled to have their expertise and talents, and know they will complement and inspire our team of dedicated board members as we embark on a transformative year ahead.”   Teles, his wife Sharon and their…

  • Connecticut governor-elect Ned Lamont,  darien,  Darien governor-elect Ned Lamont,  Ned Lamont,  new canaan,  New Canaan governor-elect Ned Lamont,  Politics & Elections

    Ten questions with Ned Lamont

    New Canaan’s governor-elect, Ned Lamont, recently answered a series of questions from The Darien Times.  New Canaan Advertiser sister paper, The Darien Times recently submitted a series of questions to Connecticut’s governor-elect, Ned Lamont, and he responded this week. Below are our questions and his answers, published unedited. We covered topics such as tolls, school district aid, and making the state business friendly and more unified geographically and politically. DT: Can you explain what you agree with or disagree with Dan Malloy’s approach to state leadership? NL: We are very different people and we will be very different governors. DT: How do you expect to unify and make the state…

  • Arts Listings

    On Stage: This weekend and ongoing

    THIS WEEKEND A Christmas Carol, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-2p.m., Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Joe Plummer Jr. and Therese Plummer will perform a dramatic reading of the classic story. Tickets $20. Info: carriagebarn.org.   A Broadway Holiday Show, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., and Dec. 16, 2 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. CONTINUING Elf the Musical, through Dec. 15, The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Tickets $35. Info: curtaincallinc.com. A Christmas Story, through Dec. 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sherman Playhouse, 5 State Route 29, Sherman. Tickets $24. Info: shermanplayers.org. Glitz! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical, through…

  • Arts Listings

    Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

    Bonerama, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $28. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Lez Zeppelin Lez Zeppelin, Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $28-$98. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Sounds of the Season, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Rd., Wilton. Music on the Hill Festival Chorus and Jubilate Ringers handbell choir. Suggested donation $20. Info: musiconthehillCT.org. Joys of the Season, Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $10-$50. Info: norwalksymphony.org. Carols by Candlelight Concert,…

  • Business,  Chris Sigg,  Hannelore Kaplan,  Laura Sigg,  new canaan,  Real Estate,  Regina van der Heyden,  William Raveis

    Raveis awards October teams

    William Raveis has awarded its teams for their performance in October. Hannelore Kaplan New Canaan: William Raveis Real Estate recently honored agents for their performance in October. Hannelore & Company was the Top Producing team. The Sigg Team was the Top Selling team. The vanderHeyden Group was the Top Listing team.   Laura Sigg Chris Sigg Regina van der Heyden The post Raveis awards October teams appeared first on New Canaan Advertiser.