Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police are investigating a report of checks stolen from an Indian Rock Road mailbox, received at 3:40 p.m. Monday. ***

The Children’s School will host an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. RSVP required, 203-329-8815. ***

Planning & Zoning Commission Chair John Goodwin announced during a special meeting Monday that he will not seek to remain as the appointed body’s chair.

Podcast: Exchange Club of New Canaan

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to James Bakal, president of the Exchange Club of New Canaan. The volunteer organization’s hugely popular Christmas Tree sale—benefitting the club’s grant program in support of local nonprofits—is underway at Kiwanis Park. The tree lot is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 22. Visitors can buy Balsam and Fraser fir trees, as well as wreaths and other Christmas goods.

Coffee’s on for Thursday

Join fellow residents, business owners and NewCanaanite.com editor Michael Dinan for the monthly Community Coffee, to be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. (The coffee is being temporarily relocated from the library during construction—we’re very grateful to the Carriage Barn for generously offering its terrific space.)

The free, public coffee is a group conversation about what’s happening around town, moderated by Dinan. It’s presented in partnership with the library, with brew from Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee (thank you, Doug). Topics come from attendees and we spend no more than 10 minutes per subject, with rare exceptions.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police are investigating the theft of a laptop, jacket, sneakers and air pods from an unlocked vehicle on Birchwood Avenue, reported at 5:54 p.m. Sunday. ***

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Gunnar Esiason has purchased a home in New Canaan, according to a property transfer recorded Nov. 18 in the Town Clerk’s office. A cystic fibrosis and rare disease patient leader, Gunnar is the son of former NFL star and current “The NFL Today” analyst Boomer Esiason, who was named to four Pro-Bowls during his career and won the 1988 MVP Award with the Cincinnati Bengals. ***

The New Canaan Building Department on Nov.