Garibaldi Lane Colonial Sells for $1,675,000

The following property transfer(s) were recorded recently in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

May 10

136 North Wilton Road

Ryan Dodd to Jeffrey Herron

109 Garibaldi Lane

Alexandros Koutsakis to Grace Patel

May 7

76 Heritage Hill Road Unit C and Garage Unit 14

301, LLC to Zachary Maura

Library Board: CEO and President Resigns

The CEO and president of New Canaan Library has resigned after four months in the position, according to a press release issued by the organization’s Board of Trustees. Bob Butman, chair of the Board, said that the director, Kim McNally, “is an exemplary librarian and we wish her well in her decision to pursue a new course.”

She started Feb. 1 and her resignation is effective May 31, the press release said. The press release said that “[d]uring this transition period, management of the library will be led by Ellen Sullivan Crovatto, VP of External Affairs & Philanthropy and Cheryl Capitani, VP of Operations, each of whom has a tenure of 10-plus years at the Library.”

Butman said in the release, “The Library is in excellent hands. We are all deeply grateful for and confident in the continued skillful guidance this experienced leadership team provides.”

Who Knew: New Canaan’s DNA

‘Who Knew?’ is sponsored by Walter Stewart’s Market. Is it too on-the-nose to start a column about historical exploration in New Canaan with a Back to the Future reference? Because I’m about to. 

I’ve stood at the corner of Main and Elm streets and wished for a backpack full of Doc’s plutonium rods and a DeLorean whose dials I could fiddle with endlessly. It would provide the perfect front-row seat to the past nature of this place. What kinds of dinosaurs roamed these fair fields during the Mesozoic era?

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police are investigating two more instances of graffiti in town: spray paint on a fence near train tracks behind an Old Studio Road home (complaint received at 9:35 a.m. on May 11) and graffiti on a garbage can in front of Joe’s Pizza on Locust Avenue (11:45 a.m. on May 9). ***

The annual sale is on at Black Creek Designs on Grove Street: 20% off all furniture in inventory—from the business’s homepage, hover over “Portfolio” and select “Available”—through June 15. Here’s some background on furniture designer/maker Tom Throop, owner of Black Creek Designs and a 1982 New Canaan High School graduate. He’s been in business since 1992. ***

Staying Put in New Canaan’s “Summer Soirée” will be held at 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at Waveny House.

New Canaan Library To Launch ‘Changemakers’ Installation at 1913 Building

As New Canaan Library prepares to take on the final phase of its remade campus—identifying a function for the 1913 building—it is also using the historic structure for a new art installation. 

And it’s partnering with one of the town’s most important local nonprofit organizations to do it: The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. 

NCM&HS this month is launching the new Jim and Dede Bartlett Center for New Canaan History. It’s built around a theme of “Making a Difference”—the people, businesses, and events that have shaped  the community. As part of the permanent exhibition, the Museum has an interactive console of 50 New Canaan residents who had a significant impact on the town. Officials from the library looked at the images and biographies and selected six to feature in the windows of the legacy building. “The New Canaan Museum was happy to be the library’s partner in celebrating the lives of transformative New Canaan residents,” said Nancy Geary, executive director of NCM&HS.