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Scores of New Canaanites joined students of architecture and fans of the Midcentury Modern style at The Glass House on Saturday for the annual Summer Party, a fundraiser for the National Trust for Historic Preservation site. Sipping Taittinger champagne and bringing picnic baskets prepared by Campagna and The Bedford Post Inn, attendees roamed the 49-acre property on a bright, sunny day, entering buildings that include not just the famous Glass House but also Da Monsta and Philip Johnson’s painting gallery and library. Others lounged by a pond down the back of the property or by the pool near the main house. See photos above. ***

A woman who hurt herself after falling on the sidewalk in front of Dunkin Donuts on Elm Street in January has filed a letter of intent to sue New Canaan, according to a notice filed with the town. It happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Jan 12 at what the woman’s New Canaan-based lawyer is calling “a dangerous and unsafe pedestrian sidewalk which was improperly repaired, maintained, cleared of snow, sleet and/or ice and/or improperly treated with salt, sand or the like.” The woman hurt her “right fingers, right hand, right wrist, right arm, right elbow, right shoulder, neck back and buttocks,” according to the Notice of Intention to Commence Action Against Municipality.

New Canaan Skates Past Fairfield in Double OT, Advances to FCIAC Semis

Jes Sauerhoff contributed to this report. Parker Lewis scored a goal in double overtime to give the New Canaan Rams a dramatic 3-2 win over the Fairfield Mustangs in FCIAC quarterfinals at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. New Canaan–ranked No. 3 coming into the tournament–overcame a 2-0 deficit to the sixth-seeded Mustangs en route to the win, setting up a dream semifinal matchup against the No. 2 seed–arch-rival Darien on Wednesday.

FCIAC Honors Five NCHS Varsity Boys Soccer Players

2014 New Canaan High School Boys Varsity Soccer Highlights from C Hutchins on Vimeo. Congratulations to the New Canaan High School soccer team on a standout season. Led by senior tri-captains Alex Hutchins, Ted O’Rourke and Chase Williams, the team notched twice as many victories as the prior year and saw more goals scored by more players this season. O’Rourke, a center back, and junior goalkeeper Griffin Paterson made the all-FCIAC team, while midfielder Hutchins, center back Shaan Appel and midfielder Max Potter made the All-FCIAC East squad. Other highlights for the NCHS boys varsity soccer team include:

Beat higher ranked teams (including Darien and Wilton)
Six shutouts (including Darien and Wilton)
Made states
First win in states (NC, seeded #30, beat #3 seed Platt Tech 3-0) since 2011