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Congratulations to New Canaan High School graduate Katherine Knetzger on her engagement to Mark Vitale. Here’s a full announcement:

Kate Knetzger and Mark Vitale.

Ms. Diane Knetzger of New Canaan and Mr. Hugh Knetzger of Greenwich are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Suzanne Knetzger to Mark Anthony Vitale, son of Dorothy and Aldo Vitale of Brooklyn, NY.

The future bride is a graduate of New Canaan High School and received her bachelors degree in nursing at Villanova University. She went on to positions at Norwalk Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery before returning closer to home to work as a registered nurse in the outpatient clinic at Greenwich Hospital. She is now pursuing advanced training through a nurse practitioner degree at Fairfield University while concurrently working in the Greenwich Hospital clinic.

The future groom graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology, and went on to medical school at Columbia University. After completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and a hand surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, he is now a board-certified hand and upper extremity surgeon working in Greenwich at Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS).

The couple looks forward to exchanging wedding vows in Greenwich in June of 2017.


Planning & Zoning Commission member Tony Shizari is to step down from the volunteer position, Chairman John Goodwin said at Tuesday night’s meeting. Goodwin praised Shizari’s work on the commission, calling him “very even-handed.”


The NCHS Courant, the high school’s newspaper, wrote a thoughtful editorial regarding some changes coming to its library.

New Canaan’s Parking Bureau Superintendent Stacy Miltenberg. Credit: Michael Dinan


The Board of Selectmen has approved the appointment of Stacy Miltenberg as permanent director of the New Canaan Parking Bureau. Congratulations to Stacy, well deserved.


“Unless he spends it on the wall.” —That was Selectman Beth Jones’ rejoinder during a budget presentation from the New Canaan Police Department, when officials discussed the possibility of President Donald Trump delivering more federal funding for local police.


Davis “Buck” Margold

Rand Insurance announced this week that Davis “Buck” Margold, an alumnus of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan as well as Duke University, joined its sales team in the Personal Insurance High Net Worth market segment. A longtime resident of Darien and Rowayton with his wife, Linda, Margold is fully licensed by the state of Connecticut with several advanced educational courses under his belt. He launched his career as a “go-to” person in the local marine business as a yacht broker and specialist, moved on to the world of finance as a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 35 years and joins Rand—a fourth-generation, independently owned and operated insurance agency—wide a circle of contacts.


New Canaan’s Heather Lauver and Linda Andros were reappointed by the selectmen for two-year terms to the town Conservation Commission.

Happy Birthday, Tom Stadler! (On Jan. 26, at Town Hall.) Credit: Michael Dinan


First Selectman Rob Mallozzi paused during the Jan. 26 board meeting to congratulate Administrative Officer Tom Stadler, who turned 71 that day. Stadler received an ovation from those gathered in the Town Meeting Room and Mallozzi called him “a good, good guy to work with.” Stadler noted that he was born at 6:08 p.m.


Career Night at New Canaan High School is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. It’s an opportunity for students to hear from more than 75 professionals talking about what they do and how they got there. Any qualified professionals who would like to participate as representatives from the following careers should contact Pat Klapper at klapper@optonline.net:

  • Architecture
  • Fine Arts (painting, sculpting, illustration, curating)
  • Computer Science and Computer Systems
  • Design: Fashion, Interior
  • Design: Graphic, Website
  • Education and Teaching
  • Engineering (Aerospace, Bio-medical, Civil, Mechanical, Industrial)
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainable Agriculture
  • International Relations
  • Healthcare Management
  • International Security/Cyber Security
  • Journalism and Communications (reporting and writing articles, press releases)
  • Law (corporate/criminal)
  • Medicine (doctors, nurses, veterinarians)
  • Music and music technology (professional musicians, music production)
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Scientific Research and the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social Media
  • Sports Management and Professional Athletes
  • TV and Film Production
  • Writing/Publishing

Lilly Krongard


Good luck to Lilly Krongard, a sixth-grader at New Canaan Country School, who has advanced to the second round in the Knights of Columbus free-throw shooting contest with a top score of 13 out of 15 shots made. The next round will be held Saturday in New Canaan.


Finally, here’s a gallery of news from around New Canaan:

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