Podcast: The New Canaan Thrift Shop

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Stella Clarke, executive director of community engagement and volunteering at Waveny LifeCare Network, about the New Canaan Thrift Shop. Sign up here for the Thrift Shop Insiders newsletter to receive news of promotions and coupons. Follow the Thrift Shop on Facebook and Instagram. To volunteer at the Thrift Shop, please call the New Canaan Thrift Shop at 203-966-2361 or call Stella Clarke at 203-594-5334. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

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An interesting side note to the New Canaan Housing Authority’s plan to build with greater density the public housing at Mill Pond (a project that will trigger relief from a developer loophole in the state statutes): According to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, the total number of housing units in New Canaan has decreased over the last several reportable years:


Troopers from Connecticut State Police Troop G last Thursday rescued two Hawks Hill Road golden retrievers who had wandered onto the Merritt Parkway. The fortunate animals were secured safely just after 1 p.m. on March 3, according to the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section. It wasn’t immediately clear how they got out. ***

Congratulations to New Canaanite Ann Cotoia on her retirement from Bankwell after nearly 14 years. She joined the bank the month it opened (April 2002) and is a third generation New Canaanite. March 4 marked her last day, following 48 total years in the banking industry. “She was a tremendously valued employee at Bankwell as a Personal Banker, and often heralded for her outstanding service to customers,” officials say.