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Town Officials ‘Looking Forward To Successful Season’ at Increasingly Popular Waveny Pool [CORRECTION]

Summer in New Canaan just wouldn’t feel right without Waveny Pool open and filled to the brim with local and non-resident families alike. In preparation for this year’s season, which once again is seeing an uptick in interest among new users, Waveny Pool concentrated on maintenance of the facility, according to Recreation Director Steve Benko. Both pool heaters are active and working, Benko said, the locker rooms have been entirely re-painted and wood re-stained. The town-owned and -operated facility’s strongest client base tends to be families, but they generally don’t think about buying passes until summer weather comes along, according to Benko. “We’ve finally seemed to turn a corner from crummy spring weather,” he said. Continue Reading →

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‘Not Your Average Librarian’: Kayla Del Biondo Joins New Canaan Library Team

New Canaan Library is one of the few town venues where each age group can find its niche. It holds a special place in many of New Canaan hearts and our newest librarian, Kayla Del Biondo, hopes it will do the same for her. Del Biondo graduated from Syracuse University last month with a master’s degree in Library Information, or an ‘MSLI.’

“When I was looking for a job, I applied to a little bit of everything,” Del Biondo said. “But what attracted me here was the digital services piece.”

Since her internship at the West Point Military Academy library where she helped form their digital collections of archived newspapers, she has taken interest to digital work. “What’s really cool about digital collections is that people from all over the country or world can access their information,” Del Biondo said. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen Vote 3-0 in Favor of Mosquito Larvicide Contract

The Board of Selectmen at its regular meeting Tuesday unanimously approved a $13,200 contract with a Branford-based ecological management firm to put mosquito larvicide in New Canaan’s storm drains. Representatives from All Habitat Services LLC will come to town to dump a product called Vectolex into some 2,540 catch basins in town, Parks Superintendent John Howe told the board. “They come on scooters, take a scoop of Vectolex, and dump it into each catch basin as they drive around town,” Howe said at the meeting, held in Town Hall. These scooters are installed with GPS so that they can be easily tracked, according to Howe. In addition to mosquito traps installed by the state to monitor pest counts, All Habitat Services will track the mosquitos in town to see if they’re carrying viruses. Continue Reading →

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Apple Cart Food Co. Marks 20th Anniversary

Apple Cart Food Company, happily serving New Canaan families at Mead Park Lodge, Waveny Pool and Dunning Stadium, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The business started out with some small local catering gigs alongside operations at The Lake Club and The Field Club, according to co-owners Emad Aziz and Marianne Perry. When the opportunity arose to bid operating out of the Mead Park building 12 years ago, they seized it, and have been making their house specialty, the falafel wrap, with a signature “mom-and-pop” style ever since. “I believe there’s big value in business done old-fashioned way,” Aziz said. “We’re not getting caught up in all of the Uber Eats trend.”

The pair did not even realize their company had reached the 20-year milestone until they went to local business Nurenu to develop a new logo. Continue Reading →

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