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Julia (Nagy) Peckham, 94, Loving Mother and Excellent Teacher

Julie Peckham was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Moriah, N.Y. and died peacefully on her 94th birthday, Feb. 24, 2017. Her parents were Michael Nagy and Sophia Jacob Nagy who emigrated from Hungary through Ellis Island and settled in northern New York state. Julie graduated in 1945 from State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She moved to Elmira, N.Y. and married Ervin O. Peckham who predeceased her in 1999. Julie retired from the Elmira City School District as a Home Economics Teacher for 34 years in 1982. Continue Reading →

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Reports: New Canaan Man, 43, Died Thursday Following Snowboarding Accident in California

A 43-year-old New Canaan man died Thursday during what appears to be a snowboarding accident at a Truckee, Calif. resort, according to multiple news reports. A CBS affiliate and news website serving the area, near the Nevada border at Lake Tahoe reported on Friday that the deceased is Michael North of New Canaan. According to the Sierra Sun, the man appeared to have fallen headfirst into a tree well. He was nonresponsive when emergency services providers arrived, according to the news outlet. Continue Reading →

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Kiwanis Club of New Canaan Is Now Accepting Local Nonprofits’ Requests for Funding, March 31 Deadline

A local civic organization whose mission is “serving the children of the world” announced this week that it’s opening its annual season for funding requests from nonprofit organization. The Kiwanis Club of New Canaan will be able to allocate up to $2,000 per applicant and will take applications through March 31. “Those interested should submit a letter with the agency name, contact information, mission statement, detailed description of program, proposed use for funds and amount requested,” Kiwanis said in a press release. “Explanations of how your mission fits within the Kiwanis mission.”

Last year, Kiwanians gave a total of $9,620 to 24 local organizations. Its major fundraisers this year include the annual St. Continue Reading →

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NCHS Girls Varsity ‘A’ Squash Team Finishes Strong at Nationals This Month

The New Canaan High School Girls Varsity A team played in Division IV at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The girls, in ladder order, are Tara Chugh, Liza Cuoco, Katie Conese, Jenny Loomis, Margaux Brennan, Chloe Sigg and Caroline Grogan. Grogan, originally an alternate, made it to the first match with seconds to spare after getting a call that she needed to replace ill teammate Charlie Gardner. Their first match was against Nichols School from Buffalo. They lost 1-6. Continue Reading →

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Top Cats: Youth Ice Hockey Girls Team Wins Tier II at States

The Ice Cats U12A1 team, a youth ice hockey squad that includes a number of New Canaan girls, this week beat the West Hartford Wolves in overtime to become Connecticut State Tier II Champions. Coached by Kayla Grace, the team is composed of mostly New Canaan and Darien girls. The New Canaan girls on the U12 A1 team are Alla Duane, Shawna Ferraro, Grace Flatow, Avery Minter, and Nora Moley. With the performance, the team heads to the University of Maine-Orono for Regionals March 17 to 19. In round robin play, the Ice Cats initially lost to the West Hartford Wolves 1-2, beat the Northern Lights 2-0, then, in a nail biter, beat the Greenwich Skate Club 1-0. Continue Reading →

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