Did You Hear … ?


The town on Tuesday issued a permit for Acme, the Elm Street grocery store known for decades as Food Emporium, to do a $1.5 million interior renovation at the store. The work at 288 Elm St. will include “shelving, display units, refrigerated cases” and checkout areas, according to the building permit, a total of 25,198 square feet.


Lindsay Benko, a New Canaan High School graduate whose father, Steve Benko, is the town’s longtime recreation director, is to be married June 9 of next year at First Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow at Waveny House (her dad’s workplace). She met her fiancé, Albany, N.Y. area native Chris Gardner, while the two studied nursing at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. 


Four members of New Canaan Girl Scout Troop 50121Olivia Licata, Megan Lydon, Emma Gibbens and Lily Plum—intend to install three bike racks at Waveny, Irwin and Kiwanis Parks as their Silver Award projects. Licata introduced the idea to the Parks & Recreation Commission on Wednesday night and will supply more details on the cost, style and proposed locations of the racks next month.

All eight ABC House of New Canaan students are riding newly tuned-up bikes thanks to Lou Kozar of New Canaan Bicycles.


The ABC House of New Canaan program is sending a big “Thank You” to Lou Kozar of New Canaan Bicycles on Cherry Street. The locally owned shop tuned up and fixed up all eight bikes for the boys to use this year.


Police last Friday evening cited a 23-year-old Stamford man for possession of marijuana after stopping his car on Cherry Street for illegal window tints.


New Canaan Olive Oil on Elm Street is hiring part-time help to assist with inventory and customer service at the shop (send resume to Heidi at newcanaanoliveoil@gmail.com).


Eagle Scout Peter Dantini observed this week’s Board of Selectmen meeting at Town Hall as part of a project.


For your calendar: East School will host its annual Fall Fair Spooktacular, sponsored by the East School PTC, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Little Brook Road school. It is East’s major fundraiser. Click here for more details.

Rose Scott Rothbart and Janet Karl. Contributed


Members of New Canaan’s Hannah Benedict Carter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently were treated to a tour of the HoytBurwell-Morse House located at 8 Ferris Hill Road. In this photo, Rose Scott Rothbart, who shared the history of the house and its owners and inhabitants, stands with Janet Karl beside a photo of Mrs. Karl’s great-grandfather, Noahdiah Bowler Bouton, who lived at the house. Several members of the chapter learned that they have family connections to the house and that one of the owners of the house was Ebenezer Carter, the great-great-grandfather of the chapter’s founder, Cornelia Carter Comstock.


Congratulations to three high school seniors who will serve in LiveGirl fellowships during the 2017-18 school year: Amelia Wyckoff, Eliza Pohle and Victoria Iparraguirre. Designed to provide service leadership experience for extraordinary high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential and initiative while involved in LiveGirl throughout their high school years, the fellowship will include research, advocacy, and creative design responsibilities in support of the oragnization’s leadership and girl empowerment programs. Here’s a little bit on each of these outstanding seniors:

Amelia Wyckoff

Amelia Wyckoff is a senior at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan. She loves to play piano, act, sing, and tap dance. Amelia has a keen interest in social justice and plans to pursue a related course of study in college. She served as a full-time LiveGirl intern this summer and is excited to continue her work as a LiveGirl fellow during her senior year.

Eliza Pohle

Eliza Pohle is a senior at New Canaan High School. She is a member of the soccer and basketball teams and has been involved in her church Youth Group since her freshman year. Eliza also has a love for the outdoors that took her on a month-long expedition in Washington State this summer. She is excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with LiveGirl, applying her talents of photography and research.

Victoria Iparraguirre

Victoria Iparraguirre is a senior at the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford. She was born to perform and is a talented emerging fashion designer. Victoria enjoys empowering the young girls of the future, and is honored to be a part of the LiveGirl fellowship program.


Finally, congratulations to the ​U-11 2007 New Canaan FC Girls Black Team, which won the Columbus Day Tournament held in Ridgefield last Saturday.

The U-11 2007 New Canaan FC Girls Black Team, champions. Contributed

As per a write-up submitted by Jennifer Crowley: The team dominated the first two games, beating Chappaqua (5-0) and Fairfield (4-0). The third and final game clinched the tournament win against the home team, Ridgefield (4-2). Coach Barry Beattie led his team to victory with the help of goalkeepers: Pia Bausman, Clare O’Shea and Reagan Thom. Alternating between forward and striker, Addie Crowley and Tessa Riley took command with strong and dominating midfield positions played by Ava Cook, Lyla DeGaetano, Darian Dimuzio, Brooke Garcia, Adelaide Tuff and Pia Bausman. Goals were scored by Bausman, Crowley, Darian Dimuzio and Riley. Defenders played by Libby Besgen, Charlotte Moor, O’Shea, Lilly Sommers and Thom controlled their opponents and provided a solid barrier to the goal.

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