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Youth (and Not-So-Young) Sports Roundup: Local Soccer, Softball Players Notch Weekend Wins

NCFC U12 Red Boys: ‘Victorious, Happy and Glorious’ Start to Fall 2018 Campaign

—submitted by Ed Ho

For those of you who are sports and movie fanatics, here’s one for you. I adore the English national anthem and I really love classic movies. Hearing the spirited English supporters raise “God Save the Queen” to new heights this past summer during England’s fabulous World Cup campaign gave me goose bumps before each match. Now, transpose that with George C Scott’s academy award winning performance in “Patton” (1970, screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola). That opening speech with General Patton set against the backdrop of the stars and stripes is engrained into my movie hall of fame for this line:

“Americans love a winner…”

Yessir General Patton! Continue Reading →

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Christopher Charles Holmes, 28

Christopher Charles Holmes, 28, passed unexpectedly on September 17, 2018. Chris was the beloved son of Charles Holmes III of New Canaan and Michelle McNerney of Norwalk. In his youth, Christopher most enjoyed acting in the Crystal Theater and perfecting his downhill skiing abilities while growing up in Norwalk, Connecticut.  He went through the Norwalk school system, graduating from Norwalk High School in 2008. While he started his college career at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he graduated from Cornell University School of Labor and Industrial Relations in 2012. Chris was passionate about writing, and he was a voracious reader. He was extremely knowledgeable about media relations and politics. His interests led him to 4 years of employment at Penguin Random House in New York City, and he recently moved to Washington DC for a job opportunity at POLITICO magazine. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for Field Hockey, Soccer Teams

New Canaan 8 Red Field Hockey Defeats Darien 3-1

—Submitted by Darleen Ferraro

It’s always a good day when your season opener concludes in a win. However, when it’s against Darien, then it’s better than good, it’s awesome!  New Canaan 8 Red was beyond excited when their first game of the season, Saturday, September 8th ended in a 3-1 win against Darien. Coach Abdel El Kettani was even more excited since the team had only one practice together before this big game. 8 Red’s roster includes many return players from last year as well as a few, new players to the team, and even one to the sport. Continue Reading →

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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, Sept. 6 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 free-flowing talk 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 the lunch ladies, parking, FOI matters, new or closing businesses, Canaan Parish, Vine Cottage, NCPD or home sales. 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. Continue Reading →

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Archie Stewart, 89, Longtime Resident and Prolific Home Builder

Archie Stewart, 89, of New Canaan, CT passed away on September 1, 2018 at home with his loving family by his side.  He was born on January 17, 1929 in Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland to the late William and Mary Jane Heatrick Stewart. Archie, the 11th of 13 children, was born and raised on Gartenane Farm. At the age of 18 he immigrated to Connecticut and worked as a stonemason and house builder. His work ethic was legendary, and more than 100 homes in New Canaan, Wilton, and Stamford were built by his hands. More important to him was the number of people he was able to help with his skills. Continue Reading →

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