Glass House ‘Summer Party’ Set for June 8 [Q&A]

The Glass House’s celebrated annual fundraiser, The Summer Party, will be held 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. This year, attendees can explore the restored Brick House, in addition to the world-famous Glass House and other Philip Johnson structures on the 49-acre campus. We put some questions to Glass House Executive Director Kirsten Reoch ahead of the big party. Here’s our exchange. ***

New Canaanite: It’s a big year at The Glass House, the 75th anniversary as well as the long-awaited restoration and opening of the Brick House.

Podcast: NCHS Grad Ted Grogan and ‘The Serenity Project’

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Ted Grogan, a 1988 New Canaan High School graduate who works as executive director of The Serenity Project. A nonprofit organization that helps people recover from all forms of trauma, The Serenity Project will hold its annual spring fundraiser—”Gallop for Good: A Night at the Farm”—on Saturday, June 1 (tickets here). Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Meet NCHS Senior Intern Zoë L’Henaff

We’re thrilled to welcome New Canaan High School senior Zoë L’Henaff as our intern through the end of the school year. Hundreds of NCHS seniors poured into businesses throughout the community on Tuesday as the popular Senior Internship Program got underway. The program is overseen by New Canaan resident and SIP Coordinator Kelly DelMazio. We put some questions to L’Henaff on her first day as a New Canaanite reporter, most of which was spent at the New Canaan Library green on a clear, sunny day. Here’s a transcription of our interview.

Young Owl Injured After Becoming Entangled in Soccer Net on Carter Street

New Canaan Police are urging residents to remove soccer and lacrosse nets when not in use after an owl injured himself badly after getting entangled Tuesday morning. The call came in to Animal Control Officer Sean Godejohn at about 9 a.m. from a Carter Street residence. “The owl was heavily entangled in the soccer net when I arrived,” he told NewCanaanite.com. “The owl had patches of missing feathers from where he tried to desperately free himself. The owl had a number of cuts, scrapes and lacerations from the friction of the net against the owl’s fragile wings and neck.

Evading Charge for New Canaan Teen

Police last week arrested an 18-year-old New Canaan man who is accused of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision. At about 4:14 p.m. on May 17, an officer was dispatched to Canaan Parish on a report of a parked car struck by a vehicle that left the scene, police said. Through an investigation, police established probable cause to bring the misdemeanor charge, as well as a charge for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Under state law, a person is guilty of evading responsibility if he or she “has knowledge of having caused injury to the person or property of another and neglects, at the time of the injury, to stop and ascertain the extent of the injury and to render assistance, or refuses to give his name and address, or gives a false name or address when the same is asked for by the person injured or by any other person in his behalf or by a police officer.”

The teen was released after promising to appear June 6 in state Superior Court.