Q&A: ‘Raising Athletes for Life’ Panel To Be Held Thursday at New Canaan Library

New Canaan CARES and the New Canaan Athletic Foundation are presenting a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday at New Canaan Library, featuring standout local athletes talking about creating a healthy sports culture here. Panelists include Dave Inman (played for the New York Rangers), Heather Knight Pech (multi-time division winner of the Boston Marathon among many others), Kendall Patten (Cornell University senior soccer player and NCHS graduate) and Andy Towers (distinguished lacrosse coach and player). We put some questions about the talk to New Canaan CARES Executive Director Judy Phillips. Here’s our exchange. ***

New Canaanite: Give us some background on Thursday’s panel discussion at the library.

Podcast: The Substances Available to Local Kids

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan CARES Executive Director Judy Phillips and New Canaan Police School Resource Officer Jeff Deak about substances now accessible to local kids and their effect on youth. Please note that Deak and Yale School of Medicine Research Assistant Tricia Dahl are speaking during a program to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in the Saxe Middle School auditorium. “Kids Menu: The Substances Available To Our Kids These Days And The Effects On Their Lives” is designed for middle and high school families. Students are invited and encouraged to attend (register here).