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New Canaan High School took in about $47,000 at the 2016 Turkey Bowl, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bryan Luizzi told members of the Town Council this week.

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Originally scheduled to arrive this week, the amended zoning permit application from Grace Farms now is not expected to arrive until March 27 for review next month, officials said.

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The Police Commission voted 3-0 on Wednesday night to approve the Pop Up Park’s proposed dates of operation for the summer of 2017—continuously, from July 16 to Sept. 4.

L-R: NCPD Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm with her counterpart in Greenwich, Stacy Rameor.

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New Canaan Police Department Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm already is out of the “coyote safety kits” she put together for residents last month, and there are 24 people on a waiting list for more. Those eager for one can contact Animal Control for a list of the kit’s contents and information on where to get the items.

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Terrence the Tarantula™ has left Mike the Bike™ to go spin his webs elsewhere.

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Grove Street furniture maker Thomas Throop of Black Creek Designs is exhibiting through Sunday at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. It’s at Pier 94 and Throop is in the ‘MADE’ section (booth number M418) featuring new pieces.

New Canaan Nature Center preschool staff.

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Congratulations to the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool on earning re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It followed extensive self-study and evaluation, officials from the nonprofit organization say, such as measuring the program and its services against 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.

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Police Commission Chairman Stuart Sawabini noted during the group’s regular meeting Wednesday that one company has owed the NCPD some $5,000 for more than 120 days for extra duty work: Sweeney Excavation. “Far as I’m concerned, they should not come back into town,” he said.

Organizers of the New Canaan YMCA’s gala. Contributed

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Finally, New Canaan’s Kelly DeFrancesco and April Kaynor are serving as co-chairs of the New Canaan YMCA’s first gala fundraiser in more than 12 years. To be held April 29, “A Night in Saint Barths” will celebrate 63 years of service and mark the Y’s soon-to-be-completed renovated facility. The gala’s Executive Committee includes Amanda Carter, Mimi Gammill, Leah Kittredge, Tucker Murphy, Pam Norton and Lisa Richardson. Early supporters include gift bag sponsor William Raveis Real Estate, print sponsor Serendipity Magazine, plus A.P Construction & the Ashforth Family, C. Alec and Sarah Casey, the Cioffi Family, Kelly and Dan DeFrancesco, Marie and Richard Holahan, Michelle and Jeffrey Jacob, April and Bobby Kaynor, the Karp Family, Dan and Leah Kittredge, Susan and John McDonough, Pam and David Norton, M.E. and Chris O’Connor, the Pohle Family, Kristin and Rick Selvala, Kathleen Auda and Peter Skaperdas, Stamford Health and Carol and Jean-Paul Valles.

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