Letter: Meals on Wheels Launches 47th Year in New Canaan

As we start this new year, Meals on Wheels begins it’s 47th year of delivering meals to New Canaan residents.   

We provide nutritious meals to those with physical, emotional, or social conditions that makes it difficult to provide for themselves regardless of their age or ability to pay. 

We have over 150 volunteers, without whom we would be unable to operate. The board members of Meals on Wheels, New Canaan thanks you all for your time, kindness and unwavering support of our program. We would also like to thank all our donors and grantors, who continue to provide financial support in 2018, in the form of grants and donations so we may continue to serve those in our community who need our help:

With grateful thanks to:
Congregational Church
Exchange Club of New Canaan
First County Bank of New Canaan
Newcomers Club of New Canaan
New Canaan Artisans
New Canaan Community Foundation
Rotary Club of New Canaan
St Marks Church
The Town of New Canaan
United Methodist Church
Vineyard Vines 
Walter Stewarts 
Young Women’s League of New Canaan
And to the residents of New Canaan who respond to our annual campaign so generously. On behalf of all the Meals on Wheels clients, and the Board of Directors we wish you a healthy, happy and safe 2019. Stephanie Radman
Meals on Wheels, New Canaan

Officials Approve Road Closure Downtown for ‘Fall Into New Canaan’ in September

Town officials voted this month to allow a prominent nonprofit organization to repeat a successful charity event downtown in September. The Young Women League of New Canaan’s “Fall Into New Canaan” will be held on Sept. 8 in the area occupied in past summers by the Pop Up Park, following the Police Commission’s 3-0 vote approving a street closure for part of that Saturday. During its inaugural event last year, Fall Into New Canaan saw 50 stores participate by donating 10 to 15 percent of profits for the day to a chosen beneficiary organization (Meals-On-Wheels), according to Marley Thackray, president of the Young Women’s League. “We had a wonderful day in town,” she told members of the Commission at their regular meeting, held July 18 at the New Canaan Police Department.

Letter: Inviting All Young Women’s League of New Canaan Alumnae for a Gathering Jan. 25

To the Editor:

For 45 years, the Young Women’s League of New Canaan has united women in friendship and service. As fundraising and social events have evolved, one thing has remained constant: a deep dedication to giving back to our community. Thousands of women have come together over the years to make an incalculable difference in the lives of so many through fundraising events and service opportunities. The incredible women that populate the organization today know that the work they do now would be impossible without the groundwork laid by those who have come before them. We are inextricably linked in a chain of sisterhood and service (and Egg Hunt organizing!).

Did You Hear … ?

Longtime Utilities Commission member and chairman Tom Tesluk resigned Nov. 8 from the volunteer group. ***

Two Old Norwalk Road dogs are under home quarantine through Nov. 21—one after biting, the other after scratching a home heating oil man during a service visit at the residence on Election Day. An Eskimo dog bit the man in the left calf, and a boxer mix scratched him.

Did You Hear … ?

Jeff Immelt, chairman of the board at General Electric and the company’s CEO (through next month), sold his New Canaan home for $4 million, according to a property transfer logged Wednesday at the Town Clerk’s office. He had purchased a new 10,000-square-foot Colonial on West Road in 2001. ***

A little dog who resides on Old Stamford Road got off-property when someone left a gate open and he found his way to Waveny Pool on a hot and humid day this week. The Havanese mix called ‘Pepe,’ approximately four years old, turned up at the town facility around 11:08 a.m. on Monday, June 19. The pool supervisor contacted police and an owner was located.