Bella Carpi

Bella Carpi is lifelong New Canaan resident and a New Hampton School, New Hampton, N.H., class of 2017 member. Bella is an accomplished writer: She recently completed the New England Young Writers Conference at Middlebury College in the spring of 2015. She also attended the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Writing Program for the previous two years, and started New Hampton’s first literary magazine this past year. She is varsity field hockey goalie and the only female member of the competitive snowboarding team. She is often seen walking her Bichon Frise, Daisy, in the neighborhood south of town. She attended East Elementary School, Saxe Middle School, and Freshman Year at New Canaan High School.

Recent Articles

A New Canaanite in the Middle of Rural New Hampshire

“Unless you have been to boarding school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home. It is almost worth going away, because it is so lovely coming back,” wrote children’s author Roald Dahl. And as a fifteen-year-old New Canaanite who is particularly versed with the situation, I agree unquestionably. Whether it’s my grandmother’s home cooked meals, the St. Aloysius church bells, strolling up Elm Street, getting a summer cone at Baskin and Robbins, or the soothing wail of the train whistle which I can hear from my bedroom window; it’s these hometown details I miss most. Continue Reading →

Filed under: ,

Street Style: Staying Simple and True to Yourself

For this installment of “Street Style,” we caught up with Alice Gelhaus, New Canaan High School class of 2017 member. A very special thank you to our street style subject for participating. New Canaanite: What are you wearing today? Alice: A lilac patterned dress from H&M. My sandals are Kenneth Cole, and my favorite part of today’s outfit is my mother’s necklace that she got from Sweden. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,

‘The Best Way To Spend The Summer’: Wednesday Summer Concerts At Waveny

Whether you’re a fan of folk, country, rhythm and blues, or just fancy a night out under the stars, New Canaan’s Waveny Summer Concert Series is a great local summertime option. A free, weekly event open to the public on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the Waveny House, the series opened June 27 and will continue weekly through Aug. 26. The July 29 installment, featuring ’50s and ’60s group T&T Dreamin’, is sponsored by NewCanaanite.com. “We try to come out every week that we can,” New Canaan resident Bill Lawler said on the sun-splotched lawn out back of Waveny House as the July 22 concert got underway. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Officials: No Public Signs on Town Hall, Vine Cottage Front Lawns

The Board of Selectmen will disallow the display of all public signs at the new Town Hall and Vine Cottage—a practice that planning officials have spoken out against—following a new policy adopted July 21. In making the change, the selectmen said they wished to preserver the aesthetics of the newly renovated Town Hall facility. “I love free speech, I love communications, I love transparency, but I don’t want to see our brand new Town Hall cluttered with signs,” Selectmen Nick Williams said at the meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department. The policy change extends to the busy Vine Cottage corner, which had absorbed public signs during the Town Hall construction project, and which the board acknowledged was another prime location for displaying public communications. Citing clutter in front of the newly constructed Town Hall, Williams, Selectman Beth Jones, and First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said they felt the Internet and other locations around town provided ample opportunity to inform the public of news and events. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Police Investigations: Weathervane, $23,000 in Jewelry Reported Stolen

Police received a report of larceny at the Merrill Lynch building on Cherry Street last Monday at 10:30 a.m.

A copper weathervane with a value of about $500 is missing off the top of the building, police said. It could have been missing for several days to a week, and access to the roof appears to have been gained from the CVS parking lot, according to a police report. Police are investigating. ***

A South Avenue woman reported last Thursday at about 12:20 pm that jewelry had been stolen from her residence, according to Capt. Vincent DeMaio. The report states that the value of the rings and bracelets was about $23,000 dollars. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,