All but one grade involved in the New Canaan Youth Football will send a team this weekend into a championship or semifinal. The program serves third- through eighth-graders.
Best of luck to our boys competing for titles:
- 3rd grade black team
- 4th grade red team
- 5th grade red & white teams
- 6th grade red & black teams
- 8th grade black & white teams
We’re hearing from some local historians that New Canaan’s backing of a Democratic candidate for president this week may have been the first time since 1964 that a Democrat seeking the nation’s highest elected office carried the town (LBJ).
Speaking of the election, NCHS ’14 graduate and George Washington University student Chase Williams, son of New Canaan Selectman Nick Williams, appeared in images that went viral in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after he climbed a tree outside the White House, where a combination of protesters and celebrators had gathered after Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race. Chase, a varsity soccer captain when he was at NCHS, told us that he arrived there and “it was a madhouse” with people screaming and becoming increasingly belligerent. “I just wanted to take in the moment, with 2,000 people at one of the most famous buildings in the world, so I climbed a 15-foot tree.” Chase said he was wearing a “Make Connecticut Great Again” hat and some of those who were disappointed with the presidential race accosted him with words we can’t repeat here. “I’ve never seen anything like it, to be honest.”
One final election-related item (promise). New Canaan was represented at a lunch table on Wednesday, celebrating Trump’s victory with his daughter Ivanka. See photo at right, which includes Darcy Fitzpatrick, Amy Dunstan, Suzanne Jonker, Rose Walker, Jan Schaefer Abramowitz and Ivanka Trump.
New Canaan Police are warning of a scam where someone representing himself as associated with the power company phones a local business, saying an electric bill must be paid lest power be shut off. The fraudulent Eversource rep demands to be paid via pre-paid cash card, and asks to be read out the numbers of the card—a method that actual Eversource workers never would seek, according to NCPD Chief Leon Krolikowski. “Eversource urges anyone who has any doubts about a call or a home visit to contact the company directly at 1-800-286-2000, and to report the incident to local police immediately,” the chief said.
The Park & Recreation Commission on Wednesday night voted unanimously to reappoint the 13 members of the Spencer’s Run Volunteers Committee:
- Kit Devereaux
- Karin Fry
- Joan Guzzetti
- Jessica Havens
- Leslie Kammerer
- Candy Knott
- Wendy Sardanis
- Rona Siegel
- Debbie Simpson
- Pam Simpson
- Siobhan Sack
- Marcos Torno
- Gertrude Yip
Finally, here’s a gallery of photos with more news from around town:
Three new members have joined the Silvermine Board of Directors. Mark Carta, Robin Jaffee Frank, and Shirley Leung will each serve a three-year term. “I am very pleased to announce the election of three highly accomplished professionals to the Silvermine Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Rose-Marie Fox. “These new board members bring extensive experience in the fields of art curation, fundraising, grant writing and governance. Silvermine has launched impressive plans for its centennial in five years. The talents and passion of these new directors will help Silvermine actualize these goals. Excellence and dedication to the mission are key pillars of Silvermine’s active board, and we will continue to expand the board with highly qualified professional leaders.”