Did You Hear … ?

Grace Farms is featured in a Connecticut Magazine news story that quotes locals extensively.

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New Canaan Police on Dec. 24 arrested a 36-year-old Park Street woman and charged her with failure to respond to an infraction. She had been cited for motor vehicle charges and did not pay or plead in court.

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New Canaan Land Trust officials are calling for volunteers to help check bobcat traps that the state is laying in New Canaan as part of a program to track the animals. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking to get geo-tracking collars as well as tags on 50 bobcats in the state—learn more about the program here. Once trapped and tagged, the bobcats will be re-released into the wild. Volunteers are needed to let out animals that are inadvertently trapped as well as to help with the bobcats. The Land Trust can be reached at info@newcanaanlandtrust.org.

Doug Zumbach

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I’m very excited to announce that Doug Zumbach, owner of Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee, is joining the recently formed NewCanaanite.com editorial board. A past board member of the Chamber of Commerce who had served on the editorial board of Moffly Media publications, Zumbach is a current member of the New Canaan Men’s Club and New England Auto Museum who founded Caffeine & Carburetors. As owner of the iconic Pine Street coffee shop, Zumbach earned the 2016 Merchant of the Year Award from the Chamber.

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A reminder that the information session for the Norwalk Mentor Program, “Make a Difference in a Child’s Life,” is to be held 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Lamb Room at New Canaan Library. Coffee and donuts will be served. “Be a mentor. Spend an hour a week with a student.”

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New Canaan photographers with work accepted into the 38th Annual Photography Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center include Audrey Bloom, Elise Skye Curren, Dutch Doscher, David Hurwitt, Margaret Lewis, Charlotte Mayer, Jeanne McDonagh, Samantha Pepe, Christopher Prescott, Torrance York, Jeanna Shepard and Madeleine Wilson. After an opening reception to be held 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, the exhibition will run through Feb. 18.

L-R: Firefighter Patrick Moley, Firefighter Jim Pickering, Al Ely of Weed & Duryea and Lt. Tony Ryan.

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The drawing for safe ash disposal buckets was held on Dec. 17 at Weed & Duryea. This drawing was sponsored by the New Canaan Firefighters and Weed & Duryea. The winners of the drawing are Beth Sanford, Eileen Margherio, Gene Milosh and Terry Spring. The drawing was started to bring awareness to the proper way to dispose of hot ashes when cleaning out a fireplace, wood stove or fire pit. Ash Disposal Buckets are available at Weed & Duryea of New Canaan.

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Finally, here’s a gallery of other newsworthy items from around New Canaan:

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