Bruce Willis—star of Christmas season film favorite “Die Hard”—dropped into Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street on Monday morning for a cup of brew.
A sign posted Wednesday on the door at Hamptonite, a women’s fashion boutique that opened on Elm Street in May 2016, says “no sales can be transacted” there due to a sales and use tax permit issue.
The man who was arrested earlier this year after filming a woman in a bathroom at Grace Farms while he worked as a chef at the Lukes Wood Road organization, pleaded guilty to four counts of voyeurism, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records.
The Board of Education opened its meeting Monday with a moment of silence for former President George H.W. Bush.
Farmers Table on Nov. 29 aced a re-inspection by the New Canaan Health Department after failing an unannounced Nov. 6 inspection, records show. A sanitarian from the town had cited the Forest Street restaurant for a “major” violation after finding rice, butter, dressings, mashed potatoes, eggs and sausage at an overly high 59 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a health inspection report.
More than 40 Cub Scouts and parents on Saturday dug in 1,000 daffodils at Waveny Park, New Canaan’s Chris Schipper reports. Workers with Park Superintendent John Howe’s team and the Scouts dug in an equal amount of holes—about 166 in all, with six daffodil bulbs per hole. Cub Scout leaders want to make the public-private partnership an annual event. “Waveny will be in bloom this spring,” Schipper said.
The company that New Canaan has hired to conduct the property revaluation—Municipal Valuation Services—will hold an informational session open to the public at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Town Hall.
New Canaan career firefighters donated poinsettias to the New Canaan Library, New Canaan Inn and Waveny Care Center this past week. For 30-plus years the firefighters have been delivering the flowers to spread the cheer of the holiday season. In the picture are members of the career staff and the staff of the New Canaan Library.
Last week, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont asked New Canaan’s Mike Handler to serve as part of his new transition team on the Jobs-Economy Policy Committee. Business as usual “is not the way to go,” Handler told Hartford Business in this article.
Congratulations to the following New Canaan High School music students who were selected for the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Music Ensembles. During their auditions on Nov. 10 at New Fairfield High School, these students performed prepared solos and scales and also sight-read new music before a panel of judges. They’ll perform in the Western Region Music Festival on Jan. 12 at Greenwich High School and are eligible to audition for All-State Choir, Jazz Band and Orchestra:
- Kaleigh McCarthy, soprano
- Kate Murphy, soprano
- Mia Konidaris, alto
- Lynaea Pace, alto
- Sadie Seelert, alto
- Daniel Assis, tenor
- William Dantini, bass
- Zach Jones, bass
- Max Koon, bass
- Alessio Pantaleo, bass
- Alex Rashad, jazz tenor sax
- Bart Codd, violin
- Siyuan Feng, violin
- Lillian Gray, violin
- Cella Kove, viola
- Noah Dorfsman, cello
- Helen Culpepper
From the NCHS athletic director: Saturday’s 10 a.m. football championship at Boyle Stadium in Stamford is sponsored by CIAC—therefore, New Canaan High School student, sponsor and booster passes are not valid for the game. “Every attendee must purchase a ticket for $10,” Jay Egan said in an email. “Online sales are available at www.GoFan.co now. Although tickets are available at the gate on the day of the game, we expect there will be extremely long lines. Please prepare ahead – buy your ticket at www.GoFan.co and download or print prior to arrival. The game will also be streamed live on the NFHS Network. Please go to www.ncrams.com and choose ‘Live Streaming’ to link to the game.”
New Canaan’s Midcentury Modern homes are to be featured in the June 2019 issue of Architecture and Urbanism magazine, known as ‘a+u.’ Fifteen local homes, including the Philip Johnson Glass House, will be spotlighted as part of the feature, First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said during a press briefing Thursday.
Moynihan and Selectmen Kit Devereaux and Nick Williams on Tuesday appointed and reappointed the following individuals to town boards and commissions:
- Audit Committee: Ed Kangas
- Board of Finance: George Blauvelt and Amy Murphy Carroll
- Conservation Commission: Linda Andros and Martin McLaughlin (replacing Heather Lauver)
- Ethics Board: Tucker Clauss and Robert Schott (replacing Pat Calanca)
- Health and Human Services Commission: Lance Minor and Judy Dunn
- Historical Review Committee: Mark Markiewicz (replacing Mike Farrell)
- Inland Wetlands Commission: Colm Dobbyn, Angela Jameson, Penelope Ross and Kristen Mitrakis
- Parking Commission: Peter Ogilvie and Keith Richey
- Parks and Recreation Commission: Gene Goodman, Doug Richardson, Francesca Segalas and Jack Hawkins (replacing Jason Milligan)
- Police Commission: Sperry DeCew
- Planning & Zoning Commission: John Kriz, Dan Radman, Bill Redman and Phil Williams
- Zoning Board of Appeals: Luke Tashjian (replacing Carroll Yanicelli), Ben Bilus (replacing Angelo Ziotas), Laura Edmonds, John Mahoney, Rebecca Walsh and Jessica Cardon
A reminder that the New Canaan Fire Department is holding a free drawing Dec. 16 for four metal ash disposal buckets, courtesy of New Canaan Firefighters Local 3224 and local businesses. Entry forms can be obtained at the firehouse on Main Street or requested via email by sending your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the New Canaan 7th Grade Boys Black basketball team on winnings its first FCBL game of the season, beating Mobilio Fitness of Milford. At Saxe Middle School’s gym before a lively crowd, Teddy Whitaker led New Canaan with 16 points while Griffin Bramwit contributed 12 points in the win.
New Canaan career firefighters donated 16 Christmas trees to New Canaan Department of Human Services for families in need of a Christmas tree. The firefighters hope that these trees bring the Christmas spirit to those who receive a tree.
Finally, congratulations to the NCBA Sixth Grade Boys Black basketball team on beating Ridgefield, 50-48, on a buzzer beater.
Kimberly Norton Butler reports: “From the start, the teams fought hard, ending the 3rd and 4th quarters tied 27-27 and 48-48 respectively. James Tower, Harry Mayock and Luke Robinson all put 10 points on the board, with Graham Butler (7), Carter Heagle (5) and Preston Hanrattie (4) also contributing key baskets. Also scoring for New Canaan were Saivinish Akavaramu (2). In the last 14 seconds of the game, Butler stole the ball from Ridgefield. Robinson sped down the court and shot the ball. Michael Smith rebounded it and scored the winning basket as the buzzer sounded. Fans jumped to their feet and Smith was surrounded by his teammates in seconds, cheering in victory.”