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New Canaan Alumni Athletic Association/New Canaan Old Timers Association Annual Picnic

Former stars of New Canaan’s sports past will shine again as the New Canaan Alumni Athletic Association/New Canaan Old Timers Association will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, September 18 at Waveny. This year’s event will feature eight honorees: Bill Brown, Kara Devlin, Paul Devlin, Cari Hills, Mario Lopez, Jeff Mellick, Bob Schott and Andy Towers. The celebration runs from 10am to 3pm and includes a continental breakfast, beverages and lunch. The cost is $50 for adults, $20 for students. Children under 14 are admitted for free. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Old Timers Association Spotlight: Cari Hills

One of the most prolific athletes in New Canaan High School history, Cari Hills was a three-sport star in field hockey, lacrosse and basketball. A 1994 NCHS graduate, she received the both the Bob’s Sports Award for outstanding female athlete and the Master of Sports Award. In field hockey, Hills was recognized with All-State honors scoring 45 career goals with 20 assists. In lacrosse, she helped the team win the first and only FCIAC championship in 1993. She scored six of the eight goals in the championship-winning game against Greenwich and posted 97 career goals as a tri-captain in her senior year. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

The Planning & Zoning Commission at its most recent meeting decided to forego approving two signs for new businesses that had been submitted to the town (see photos above). Commissioner Elizabeth DeLuca, head of P&Z’s sign committee, said that a sign for Spiga, the new Italian restaurant opening on Main Street, was meant to be “burnt orange” according to its application “but it appears to be a very bright orange color.”

“They put it up,” DeLuca said at the July 26 meeting. “It’s up. It’s there.”

Though P&Z did not specify just why, the group also forewent voting either way on a new sign for the New Canaan Psychic, to open at 179 Cherry St. Regarding Siga, Town Planner Steve Kleppin noted window signage and said that it is more attractive than banners inside downtown businesses that hang behind the glass. Continue Reading →

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Did You Hear … ?

Here’s a ‘Happy Birthday’ to a gem and gentleman of a local man. David Borglum, a 1949 New Canaan High School graduate and the longest-serving member of the wonderful Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, recently celebrated his “67th” birthday (he tells us). Happy birthday, David, here’s to 67 more. ***

Officials are looking to slow down motorists traveling on Weed Street between Wahackme and Dunning, where the 85th percentile of drivers recently were clocked by speed sentries at 36 mph in northbound and southbound lanes, according to the New Canaan Traffic Calming Work Group. ***

The Park & Recreation Commission is looking into acquiring a heater for the Waveny Pool following a successful season where one of the isolated asks from pass-holders was warmer temperatures for little kids. Continue Reading →

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