New Canaan Police at about 4:25 p.m. Monday received a report of a larceny at 16 South Ave., according to a call log. That’s the street address of the Mobil gas station. Asked about the incident, police said it involves a juvenile and is being worked out between the business owner and family.
A Stamford-based company, Case Study Brands, on Thursday presented a plan for Waveny House to the Board of Selectmen during a regular meeting. The company provided a broad sketch whereby Waveny gets a “luxury brand reflective of both its heritage and crown jewel positioning with the community,” with a new website and promotional materials, larger events and a staff “house director” whose responsibilities would include “concierge services.” The current online information for Waveny House lives in the Recreation Department’s area of the municipal website and “doesn’t feel glamorous” for what a bride is looking for,” officials from the company said. “It’s a little bit lacking in the glamour” compared to competitors such as the Roger Sherman Inn and Philip Johnson Glass House, they said.
For today’s Q&A with a local organization, we hear from Barb Achenbaum, executive director of Staying Put in New Canaan. Here’s our exchange.
New Canaanite: Staying Put serves many people in New Canaan whose day-to-day lives have been disrupted the most by COVID-19 virus. How are your members faring? Staying Put’s mission is to help older adults in New Canaan live independently and safely in the community. Over the past few months, as restrictions were in place, we’ve had to pivot our traditional support services to a new format.
Over the past few weeks, I have been in a privileged position to witness the incredible generosity and community spirit of the members of our town toward our senior population. From volunteers who have been keeping seniors safe by doing their grocery shopping, to Grace Farms donating delicious soup to some of our members every week, to other volunteers making friendly calls, the outpouring of caring has been heartwarming to see. Someone once told me that events like this pandemic happen to remind all of us how to be human. If that is true, then that humanity was on full display this past Easter weekend. Janeen Socci, a town resident, along with her entire family and a number of friends, delivered beautiful flowering plants to all of Staying Put’s 150 families on Sunday.