Did You Hear … ?

Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm will help call Bingo next Wednesday at Lapham Community Center.

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Saying neighboring communities are seeing overnight thefts from cars, the New Canaan Police Department is urging residents to ensure their vehicles are not left unlocked, especially with keys inside them. A list of theft prevention tips can be found at the bottom of this article.

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A homeowner on Smith Ridge Road is evicting two people from her property, court documents show. There is no mention of failure to pay rent—the homeowner and evictees appear to be related.

Here’s the NC Baseball logistics crew, picking up this year’s gear from Karl Chevrolet on Saturday, April 8. L-R: Nick Kaupp and his son Trey Kaupp, Steve Karl- VP Sales Karl Chevrolet, Brandon Heagle. Contributed

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Each year, Chevrolet teams up with the company’s dealers to make donations to local Little Leagues. The ongoing initiative has added extra equipment such as bats, balls, batting helmets, bags, first aid kits, safety equipment and netting to help the baseball leagues underwrite their overall costs. New Canaan’s community-minded Karl Chevrolet has been participating for more than a decade—a win-win each year for Karl and New Canaan Baseball.

First Selectman Rob Mallozzi has busted out the Harley-Davidson Road King. Parked here at Town Hall.

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New Canaan has plenty of telltale sings of spring—the daffodils blooming at Irwin Park, for example, Emad Aziz opening Mead Park Lodge or the Gridiron Show. Add this to the list: First Selectman Rob Mallozzi riding his Harley-Davidson Road King to work.

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New Canaan Police at 12:14 p.m. Monday arrested a 37-year-old Bridgeport man and charged him with second-degree failure to appear. Authorities held a paperless re-arrest warrant after he failed to pay or plead following a Feb. 3 infract summons for improper use of marker plates.

New Canaan’s Colleen Hann at the 2014 Walk to End Lupus Now. Contributed

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Here’s a shout-out to our friend and New Canaanite Colleen Hann—she has raised more than $5,000 for this year’s Walk To End Lupus Now—$8180 total so far. Check out her story on this personal page. The walk will take place May 6 in New York City.

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Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a bereavement support group this spring to help adults cope with loss following the death of a beloved pet. The pet loss bereavement support group will be held on three consecutive Thursdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning April 20 and running through May 4. The group will meet at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park. I-Park is located at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

Cynthia Gorey and Edlira Curis will serve as Vice President of Development and Vice President of Campaign Services, respectively. Contributed

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Cynthia Gorey, past president and CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation, has joined Waveny LifeCare Network as vice president of development, and Edlira Curis has assumed the new position of vice president of campaign services for the New Canaan-based eldercare organization.

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Congratulations to Bankwell on being named one of the “Top 100 Best-Performing Community Banks” nationwide in 2016 in a report issued on March 21 by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bankwell was the only Connecticut bank to make the Top 100 Community Bank listing. The ranking reflected financial metrics of community banks $1 billion to $10 billion in assets, including loan growth, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans, efficiency ratio, pretax return on average tangible common equity and net interest margin.

The New Canaan Benefit Committee on behalf of Thorpe Family Residence, Bronx, NY met at Waveny House to plan their May 5 fundaiser. L-R: Judi Panzano, Mariella Scofield, Holly Slattery, Denise Lucarelli, Vivienne Deligtisch, Norma Vavolizza, Stefania, Bopp, Ann Wronski, Neely Leslie, Mary Lydon, Kate Van Dussen, Suzanne Wilson. Not pictured: Nicole Ahrens, Colleen Bailey, Kristin Desautelle, Maggie Kelley, Alexa McCloughan, Jamie Mohammed, Leigh Murray, Kerry O’Dea, Rebecca Peniwozik, Beth Pepe, Marybeth Pickering, Luba Radoslavova, Jeanne Sarda, Maria Schmitz. Contributed

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A group of New Canaan volunteers committed to supportive and permanent housing for families in the South Bronx is spearheading its third fundraiser benefiting Thorpe Family Residence. Longtime New Canaan resident Ann Wronski heads the committee. This year’s event with entertainment, auction, and food will take place at Waveny House on Friday evening, May 5. The theme will be the Mexican holiday known as ‘Cinco de Mayo.’ The fundraiser will honor Monsignor William Scheyd of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in New Canaan for his support to Thorpe over the years. Register or become an event sponsor here.

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Finally, Griffin Lee Artisans of Danbury is donating a $6,000 custom table for the Philip Johnson Glass House Summer Party to be held in June. The company’s finish craftsman & sales and design consultant, Daniel Lee, grew up and raised his family in New Canaan. Here’s a gallery showcasing some of the company’s work:

2 thoughts on “Did You Hear … ?

    • Thanks Blake. Yes these are newsy items from around New Canaan that may not call for a standalone article yet should be shared with the community. We’ve running a new installment of “Did You Hear … ?” each week for more than two years and it’s very widely read.

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