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New Canaan Police say residents have reported multiple break-ins of unlocked vehicles, including overnight last Friday. Several items were taken from a Mill Road vehicle, unlocked in its driveway, and two more cars on Silvermine Road were illegally entered. Darien saw 22 motor vehicle burglaries in a three-night stretch. Officials are urging residents to safeguard their valuables and lock their cars.

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There are about 514,000 gallons of water in Waveny Pool, Recreation Director Steve Benko said during a Parks & Recreation Commission meeting Wednesday night.

Volunteers helping in 2016 with the St. Mark’s Gospel Garden mulching effort. Contributed

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Here’s a call for volunteers: the St. Mark’s “Gospel Garden”—whose 2,000 pounds of harvested vegetables go directly to the New Canaan Food Pantry—needs your help. Please consider volunteering for one hour on Saturday to help move mulch from the parking lot above down into the garden. Families and individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, at 111 Oenoke Ridge Road (drive all the way to the last parking lot, near the basketball hope and look for the large mulch pile). Bring a shovel or weeding tool, if you have one. For more info contact Margaret Roscoe at mgroscoe@me.com or 917-455-7949.

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Heads-up to those interested in the town’s pursuit of improved cell service, including through an inchoate plan to install towers on Irwin Park and West School property: The Utilities Commission has posted a FAQ here, ahead of a public information forum to be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday April 24 at Town Hall. The commission will present information and field public comments and questions during the forum.

Elizabeth Cooper, Untitled, 2017. Oil and enamel on canvas. 36 x 52 inches. To be exhibited during “Highlight: New Canaan.”

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The widely anticipated “Highlight: New Canaan” exhibition is set to open with a special event 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Silvermine Arts Center.

Guest-curated by Paul Efstathiou, a second-generation art dealer and recent Southport resident, the exhibition is organized by Eleanor Flatow, an art consultant and New Canaan resident. More info here.

Lolo Clear 3 Piece Set with Pink Baby Buggy

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New Canaan-based Lolo, creator of lightweight mesh, canvas and vinyl bags, next week is holding a 50 to 90 percent off sale in the retail space at 48 Elm St. It will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 26 to 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 29.

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The Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department this week issued five more tickets to New Canaan residents for failure to license their dogs. Officers went door-to-door and notified dog owners who haven’t had their dogs licensed since July 1 by certified mail after phoning them multiple times. The ticket carries a $75 fee.

Last year’s Rotary Club of New Canaan exchange student, Alvaro Riquelme, with one of his host families—Ben and Betsy Bilus. Contributed

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The Rotary Club of New Canaan is seeking three warm and caring families to welcome this year’s exchange student into their homes for about 3.5 months each, between mid-August and next June. For more information, please contact Alex Grantcharov at alex.grantcharov@edwardjones.com or 203-972-3260.

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Here’s Winston, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier who loves to get dressed up and then feast on hot dogs.

He is loyal to those who care for him, particularly one volunteer who visits him every Sunday at Adopt-a-Dog. Alas, he can’t adopt him, which breaks Winston’s heart because he is so fond of him. He would love a home with an older senior like him or perhaps two empty nesters.  While he wouldn’t mind another dog for company, he doesn’t like cats. He has lived in his cage at Adopt-a-Dog for more than two years and longs to go on long walks or play catch in a yard. He will be totally devoted to whomever takes him home. Here’s how to reach Adopt-a-Dog.

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Finally, here’s a roundup of other news from around New Canaan:

 

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