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‘Fall Into New Canaan’ To Be Held Downtown on Saturday

One of New Canaan’s most community-minded service organizations is helping to launch an event this weekend that’s designed to bring people together in the downtown to support local merchants while raising money for great causes. “Fall Into New Canaan,” which the Young Women’s League has organized along with the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, is to run all day on Saturday Sept. 9. Participating stores are donating up to 15 percent of proceeds to support Meals on Wheeels New Canaan as well as the Young Women’s League’s own “Giving Fund” (read more about the group’s giving here). Marley Thackray, vice president of the Young Women’s League, said the organization “wanted to have an event that involved the whole community and helped enhance the wonderful spirit of this town.”

“What better way to spend a beautiful September Saturday than supporting our local businesses, furthering Meals on Wheels’ important services, and getting together friends and families to enjoy our unique village?” she said. Continue Reading →

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Q&A: Meet the Young Women’s League

For this installment of our series of Q&A’s with local service organizations, we focus on the Young Women’s League. Many thanks to club president Maia Sapanski for responding to our questions below. New Canaanite: Is the Young Women’s League of New Canaan part of a national or international organization? If so, please provide details of that organization, such as the year it started, its size and scope. Maia Sapanski: No, the YWL is a local organization. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

Congratulations to West School third-grader Angelina Hubertus, 8, who on Dec. 20 played at Carnegie Hall (see video above). Though she’s only played piano for three years, the New Canaan resident this year was the “Honorable Winner” of the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition. In addition to Music, Angelina loves skating, swimming, tennis and golf, and is a member of New Canaan YMCA basketball Junior Eagle team. New Canaanite readers may remember her from an article that ran this past summer, after a 300-year-old apple tree fell on an Oenoke Ridge Road property. Continue Reading →

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