Maura Kelley

Maura Kelley is an incoming senior at New Canaan High School and has been a New Canaanite for ten years. She is the Editor-in-Chief at the NCHS Courant, two year Varsity Gymnastics Captain, and a Starbucks enthusiast. When not writing for the New Canaanite, you can find Maura scooping gelato at Gelatissimo or twirling her whistle in the lifeguard stand at the Country Club of New Canaan. Maura enjoys graphic design, photography, writing, and spending time with friends and family.

Recent Articles

Biz on Biz: Halo Studios Loves Mrs. Green’s Juices and Smoothies

On a recent afternoon I popped my head into Halo Studios, over on Grove Street, to see what they find to be the best New Canaan product or service around, the basis of our “Biz on Biz” feature on NewCanaanite.com. I spoke to Halo office manager, personal trainer, and massage therapist Charlotte Zabrodsky about what local business she thinks deserves to be recognized for their greatness. Zabrodsky said that Mrs. Green’s juices and smoothies are worth a look, specifically employee and juice/smoothie connoisseur, Lisa Tamburri, have performed spectacularly in creating unique and delicious juices and smoothies. “My favorite place, which I’ve been finding myself going to almost every day is Mrs. Green’s because Lisa makes the best smoothies,”Zabrodsky said. “They’re really good because you can customize them and the other day I asked for a completely random ingredient that she didn’t have directly in front of her and she went out of her way to go and find it in one of the aisles which I thought was a very thoughtful gesture.” Continue Reading →

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Teen Girls Obsessed With Shopping and Netflix

For this installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With,” I ran into these three teens on their way for a quick dinner after a long day of typical summer fun. For Chloe, Victoria, and Charlotte, hanging out with friends to shop or watch Netflix is all apart of their everyday summer lifestyle. Having that, here are these teen New Canaanites’ “5 Things I’m Obsessed With:”

Chloe Sigg, 15

Friends
Bathing Suits
Snapchat
Shoes
Netflix

Victoria Whitcomb, 15

Netflix
Food
Shopping
Summer
Friends

Charlotte Sigg, 13

Shopping
Netflix
Brandy Melville
Starbucks
Friends and Family
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Street Style: Basics to Boho

Despite it being the final month of summer, incoming college sophomores Julia Fleisher and Tess MacKenzie are excited to keep the summer style alive with basic staple pieces to just about everything boho. NewCanaanite: What are you wearing today? Julia: Today I’m wearing a pair of Lululemon high-waisted black leggings, a gray cropped tank top matched with a gray suede hat, and all white Kenneth Cole sneakers. Tess: I’m wearing a striped flowy long sleeved romper with a pair of black and beige Birkenstocks, and blue Ray Ban Aviators. NewCanannite: What would you say your day-to-day style is? Continue Reading →

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New Canaan-Founded Camp LiveGirl Empowers Girls Throughout Fairfield County

 

For two years now, LiveGirl has focused on a mission to build self-confidence in teenage girls through year-round leadership development and ensure that these girls know that they’re “smart, strong, and special.” The nonprofit organization is holding its second annual Camp LiveGirl at New Canaan High School this week, where girls all over Fairfield County are coming to work together to make new bonds and friendships while developing leadership skills as well as empowering themselves. Founder, president and executive director of LiveGirl, Sheri West, was able to talk a bit about the message that LiveGirl provides for teenage girls all across Fairfield County. “The message of leadership and empowerment that LiveGirl provides resonates with girls and I think that there’s such a need out there to support our middle school girls, and we’re doing everything we can to give them leadership skills and to foster the connections and the friendships made to give them self confidence so that they truly believe that they’re smart, strong, and special,” West said. A cross-community effort that includes local businesses, the school district and nonprofit organizations, this year’s camp included a Leaders in Action course taught by New Canaan CARES, daily inspirational keynote speakers, a Career Expo hosted by New Canaan Women Mean Business and the “LiveGirl Olympics.” Keynote speakers this year include: Nada Stirratt, CEO of Verve; Elle D’Andrea, partner at Deloitte; Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author; and Heidi Sandreuter, vice president at Spencer Stuart. Continue Reading →

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Six Summer Reading Picks from New Canaan Library

Although summer is near its halfway point, there’s always time to pick up a book to keep us busy. New Canaan’s own public library has put together a fantastic list of page turners for you to stick your nose in whether your tanning on the beach or snuggling up on your couch. We asked Manager of Adult Services Christle Chumney to recommend some popular summer reads. Here are her top-six great reads of the season, with a little information on each one. 1. Continue Reading →

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