Q&A: ‘Raising Athletes for Life’ Panel To Be Held Thursday at New Canaan Library

New Canaan CARES and the New Canaan Athletic Foundation are presenting a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday at New Canaan Library, featuring standout local athletes talking about creating a healthy sports culture here. Panelists include Dave Inman (played for the New York Rangers), Heather Knight Pech (multi-time division winner of the Boston Marathon among many others), Kendall Patten (Cornell University senior soccer player and NCHS graduate) and Andy Towers (distinguished lacrosse coach and player). We put some questions about the talk to New Canaan CARES Executive Director Judy Phillips. Here’s our exchange. ***

New Canaanite: Give us some background on Thursday’s panel discussion at the library.

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New Canaan Police are investigating a report of vandalism on Marshall Ridge Road—a mailbox struck by a vehicle, complaint received at 4:37 p.m. on March 10. ***

Happy 15th Birthday to Ella Konspore (March 17)! Wishing all the best to the New Canaan High School freshman, part of the team at Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street. 


The First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan will welcome Miroslav Volf as guest preacher and adult forum speaker, discussing his book “Life Worth Living” on Sunday, March 19 (10 a.m. worship service, 11:30 a.m. forum). ***

The New Canaan Recreation Department is seeking lifeguards to work this summer at the Steve Benko Pool in Waveny, officials say. Lifeguards must be 15-and-a-half years old, according to Rec staff members at Wednesday’s meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission.

Podcast: Roadworks in New Canaan

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Tiger Mann, director of the New Canaan Department of Public Works, about current and upcoming infrastructure and utility projects that will bring partial or full road closures in the coming months. Here are recent episodes:

Q&A: NCHS Annual Art Exhibition Opens This Week at Carriage Barn 

New Canaan High School’s annual exhibition, “Through Our Eyes XI” (see sample gallery above) opens Friday at the Carriage Barn Arts Center and runs through April 1. There’s an opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. We put some questions to the Carriage Barn’s executive director, Hilary Wittmann, ahead of the show. Here’s our exchange:

New Canaanite: “Through Our Eyes XI,” the annual New Canaan High School exhibition, opens this week at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Tell us about how the show comes together in terms of curation and submissions, and the partnership between your organization and NCHS.