Afternoon Artist Talk

Members and guests are invited to a gallery talk by photographers in the current exhibit. Participating artists include:
Jean-Marc Bara, Ralph Baskin, Susan Cannarella, Mary Harold, David Hurwitt, Erin Karp, Saman Majd, Karen Neems, Hank Paper, Melissa McCann Santangelo, Eric Seplowitz, Richard Ventre, & Joan Wheeler

A dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol

Carriage Barn Arts Center presents a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Two Performances on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11am & 2pm

A magical re-telling of Dickens’ classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kinder man after visitations by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come. Performed by Joe Plummer Jr. and Therese Plummer.

Faces of New Canaan: Hadley Pollet

Hadley Pollet, a 1988 New Canaan High School graduate, moved back to town one year ago after growing up here (and attending the great, bygone Center School). She returned to New Canaan after attending NYU, moving to Boston, attending RISD and launching her own fashion line and business. A success story about an entrepreneur-and-artist following her talents and doing what she loves, Pollet in recent years has become involved with LiveGirl, the locally founded girl empowerment organization, as an inspirational speaker. She and much of her line are the central figures of a May 12 LiveGirl “FemPowered Benefit” at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. In this installment of “Faces of New Canaan,” we talk to Pollet about growing up here, her singular career arc, returning to New Canaan and the LiveGirl benefit (see transcription below).

Did You Hear … ?

A former part-time program director at the defunct Outback Teen Center—a man who had been arrested by New Canaan Police following accusations that he made inappropriate comments to a group of youths—is a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed this summer. According to the complaint, the accused man while working as a residential advisor at Wesleyan University in the early-1980s sexually abused teens in his charge, in a dorm room and elsewhere. The case is proceeding in state Superior Court in Middletown. ***

The restaurant long known as ‘Chef Luis’ is now called ‘129,’ for its street number on Elm, and offers American contemporary cuisine from newly hired Executive Chef Joe Page. He brings more than 15 years of experience in kitchens across the United States and overseas.