New Canaan Old Timers Association 2023 Honoree Ceremony Set for Sept. 17 [Q&A]

A New Canaan-based nonprofit organization that honors local athletes has scheduled its popular annual ceremony. The New Canaan Old Timers Association event is to be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Waveny House (register here—$50 for adults, $20 for students and children under 14 free). We put some questions about the organization and ceremony to board member and historian Terry Dinan. Here’s our exchange.

Newly Formed ‘Blight Review Board’ Elects Officials, Define Priorities

A newly created committee designed to help residents who may be struggling to maintain their properties met met for the first time last week to elect officers and discuss its work. The Blight Review Board will help homeowners with problems such as overgrown yards, unraked leaves or deteriorating houses so they can correct those conditions rather than get punished for them, according to Chief Building Official Brian Platz, who had advocated for creation of the appointed body. First Selectman Kevin Moynihan presided over the meeting, held Thursday at Town Hall. During the 45-minute meeting, Brock Saxe was unanimously elected chairman and Paul Tully secretary. Saxe is a commerical real estate professional with Halstead and Tombrock Corporation, while Tully is a real estate and construction professional.

Did You Hear … ?

Congratulations to the South School Chess Club, which won first place at the Fairfield County Scholastic Team Chess Championship. The Nov. 8 tournament featured competitors from nine K-5 Fairfield County elementary schools. The South School team was led by Joseph Ho, Michael Telesco, Henry Chandra and Luke Gencarelli, who each won three games out of four. Strong contributors included Jenna Ho and Luke Van Dussen. This tournament also brought out young talents Quinn Kilkenny, Yuna Ho and Emily Telesco who were each playing in their first or second professional tournament.