Cosmo, 16, Beloved Weimaraner 

Cosmo Oei, deeply loved Weimaraner of New Canaan’s Elizabeth Oei, died Sunday, Nov. 4 following the onset of cancer. He was 16. Born Aug. 29, 2002 in Lakeland, Fla., Cosmo was a gentle, fearless dog with a sixth sense about people who eagerly befriended humans and canines alike.

Coffee’s on for Thursday

Join fellow residents, business owners and NewCanaanite.com editor Michael Dinan for the monthly Community Coffee, to be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Curtis Art Gallery on the main floor of New Canaan Library. (Please use the original Main Street-facing entrance.)

The free, public coffee is a group conversation about what’s happening around town, moderated by Dinan. It’s presented in partnership with the library, and we serve Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee (thank you, Doug). Topics come from our attendees and could include illegal signs, election, P&Z applications, Mead Park Brick Barn, local news landscape or 4 Main St. Those who come should feel free to arrive late or leave early, as schedules permit, as well as to participate actively in discussions or just listen.

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, Former New Canaan Resident

Margaret Jane Ellis, 95, of Keene, passed away on Oct. 22, 2018, at Westwood Center following a period of declining health. Her many New Canaan friends know her as Jane Mason, from when she was married to her first husband, Robert L. Mason (predeceased), and they lived here with their two children, one of whom still lives in New Canaan. She was active in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church while in New Canaan.

New Canaan Fire Department Issues Fireplace Ash Removal Safety Tips; Metal Disposal Bucket Giveaway 

The New Canaan Fire Department is holding a free drawing this month for four metal ash disposal buckets, courtesy of New Canaan Firefighters Local 3224 and Weed & Duryea. Entry forms can be obtained at Weed & Duryea, the firehouse on Main Street or requested via email by sending your name, address and phone number to newcanaanfirefighters@hotmail.com. The drawing will be held Dec. 16. Here are safety tips from the New Canaan Fire Department on fireplace ashes.

Youth Sports Roundup: New Canaan Red 8 and 7 Field Hockey Teams Notch Weekend Wins

New Canaan 8 Red Beats Wilton 3-2 

—submitted by Allison Totaro

New Canaan 8 Red had their work cut out for them with tough competition from Wilton on Sunday evening, September 30th playing over the border in Wilton. The first half of the game seemed to be going well with another shutout for goalie, Amelia Totaro, thanks to the offensive and defensive key players of the game: Taylor Cloud, Abigail Evans, Cristina Ferreira, Sage Hartslief, Victoria Lockhart, Avery Morawa, Youll Na, Katherine O’Connell, Ellie Parkhill, Polly Parsons-Hills, Molly Reed, Abby Richardson, and Hannah Smick.  They each did their part by keeping the ball away from the net.  It was a defensive game and one strategic play was made by Ellie Parkhill who attacked the ball and made a great clear that catapulted the ball down the field. Polly Parsons-Hills scored the two goals in the first half with her impressive top left corner hook. The second half proved to be tough for New Canaan when Wilton packed on the heat.