Michael V. Christiano, 67

Michael V. Christiano, 67

Michael V. Christiano age 67, died peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Norwalk Hospital. 

Born in Norwalk, CT on November 10, 1951, he was the son of the late Michael V. and Julia Spinosa Christiano. 

Mike was known fondly by his friends as “Nungie,” a name given to him in his youth. Mike worked doing body work and paint and repair on cars in New Canaan for many years. Michael was known by those who knew him for being shy, loyal and generous. 

He is survived by his loving daughter, Collette Christiano of Nantucket, MA and his sister, Patricia Wood of South Salem, NY, as well as his nieces Kimmy LaTourette of New Fairfield and Kelly Svendsen of Danbury. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St. New Canaan, CT.

New Canaan’s 10 Most Popular Cars

The two oldest automobiles registered in New Canaan are from 1915, tax records show—a Ford Model T and a Harley Davidson Twin. After that, the oldest autos are a 1922 Seagrave Pumper, 1923 Model T, 1923 Alfa Romeo and 1927 Rolls Royce, according to the recently completed Grand List, which includes taxable real and motor vehicle property. Once again in New Canaan—host of the popular Caffeine & Carburetors car show and home to 92-year-old dealership in Karl Chevrolet, one of the best-established companies in town—two makes of cars stand out atop the list of the most commonly owned vehicles. Both BMW and Chevrolet cracked the 1,500 mark, whereas no other single car company reached 1,200 locally registered vehicles. 

Here’s a look at the the top-10 most popular car makes:


Other notable makes that didn’t crack the top-10 include Land Rover (511), Porsche (473), Volkswagen (464), Volvo (427), Acura (387) and Nissan (345). Asked how he’d describe the tastes of local auto enthusiasts, Caffeine & Carburetors founder Doug Zumbach said “Porsches top the list.”

‘It’s Just Not Possible’: Public Works on Belgian Block Patterns Around Trees Downtown

Responding to an inquiry about a lack of uniformity, officials said the reason Belgian blocks laid around sidewalk trees in downtown New Canaan have different patterns is because the trees themselves grow at different rates. Some trees also have roots that rise from the ground, which leads town workers to remove the blocks and open up the tree well, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann. “It’s very difficult to keep it as a uniform three-by-three-by-three,” Mann said during a recent meeting of a Planning & Zoning Commission subcommittee. “It’s just not possible.”

“The original design was made for the brick and then inside the tree well there was going to be small Belgian blocks, the little squares. Basically they were designed to be tucked up against the tree trunk, and then as the tree grows, you start to remove the Belgian block to open up the tree well.

Woodland Road Colonial Sells for $1,160,000

The following property transfer was recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

Feb. 11

132 Woodland Road

David Woodman to Wissam Alnouri