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Jean DiPanni, 90, Longtime New Canaan Resident

Jean DiPanni, age 90, of New Canaan, died peacefully Saturday evening April 28, 2018 with her loving sons by her side. She was born in Panni, Italy on August 7, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria DeCotiis. She was predeceased by her husband Michael DiPanni who died in 1994. Jean met her husband (Michael) in Panni, Italy while he was on military leave from Germany. Continue Reading →

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Kiwanis Club’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Social To Be Held Sunday

The New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Social is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 in St. Aloysius School’s dining hall. A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing and is sponsored by New Canaan’s Hoyt Funeral Home, First County Bank, Bankwell, Kiwanis Division 20, Karl Chevrolet, Sperry DeCew, Nurenu Brand Marketing, Baskin-Robbins, Walter Stewart’s Market, Stewarts Spirits, NewCanaanite.com, Hawthorne Ackerly & Dorrance, Anam Cara School of Irish Dance and Harney Pender Keady School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $10 for children, those under age two are free, $15 for adults ($20 at the door) and are available at the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, 91 Elm St.; Walter Stewart’s Market, 229 Elm St.; Baskin- Robbins 103 Main St. Continue Reading →

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Here are 28 Current New Canaan Chamber Member Businesses That Also Belonged in Back in ’82

Here’s a short list of sweeping economic crises that have affected, directly or indirectly, every U.S. business since 1982: Black Monday, savings and loan crisis, subprime mortgage crisis and Great Recession. Locally, success in business involves nimbleness and acumen, and far more than that—interpersonal skills, involvement, diligence and imagination. Recently, the head of an organization that’s central for many local businesses, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, came by chance across a list of 28 current members that also were members back in 1982. “They’ve supported the chamber, supported the town and been here for a long, long time,” Executive Director Tucker Murphy said. “We want to congratulate them on that.”

Here’s the list, in alphabetical order (not every single business has been a continuous member of the chamber, though many—including Bob’s Sports, Karl Chevrolet, Walter Stewart’s and Stewart’s Spirits—have been):

Ann Taylor
Baskin Robbins
Bob’s Sports
Brotherhood & Higley
Congregational Church
Family Britches
Franco’s Wine
Healthfare
Hersam Acorn- New Canaan Advertiser
Hoyt Funeral Home
Hutchinson Tree Company

Karl Chevrolet
League of Women Voters
Merrill Lynch
New Canaan Board of Realtors
New Canaan Community Nursery School
New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Library
New Canaan Nature Center
Pennyweights
Roger Sherman Inn
Silvermine Arts Guild
Stewart’s Spirits
Taylor’s Luggage
Visiting Nurse Association of New Canaan
Walter Stewart’s
Waveny Care Center
Whitney Shop

Ties to the local chamber run very deep for businesses such as Walter Stewart’s, recently recognized as Business of the Year. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan

 

Read their lips: Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Dropping in on the New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner, we asked organizers and guests to look at the camera and wish a happy holiday to fellow New Canaanites—and warned them that they’d have to mouth the words or otherwise gesticulate, since the volume on their cutaways would be muted. We think they did pretty well—take a look (and thanks, everyone, for being such good sports):

via YouTube

A family-friendly event as promised, the dinner drew more than 100 guests—mostly local families—to St. Continue Reading →

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Gearing Up for the New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

 

The New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 in the St. Aloysius School’s dining hall. When we heard it was coming, NewCanaanite.com caught up with club member Susan Serven for a quick chat about the event. A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing (photo at right from the 2013 event), and is sponsored by New Canaan’s Hoyt Funeral Home, Harrigan’s Insurance (great-looking Labrador retriever pictured on their homepage), Nurenu Marketing, Baskin-Robbins and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading →

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