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New Canaan Chamber

Art in the Windows

We are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Art in the Windows exhibition organized by the Carriage Barn Arts Center (CBAC), the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) and local artists. This display showcases artwork by local artists in New Canaan store windows. The art will be juried by the Co-Directors of CBAC and the Chair of Art in the Windows. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote artistic talent in the town center while increasing customer sales for merchants. This collaboration exemplifies the power of partnership between artists, merchants and non-profits (CBAC and NCCC).

Art will be displayed in store windows from May 22nd through June 8th, 2014. This year we will be kicking off the event with an Inaugural Art Stroll on Thursday, May 22nd, from 6 – 8 pm.

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Natural Gas Panel Discussion

Would you like to learn more about the current status of Natural Gas in New Canaan? Hear from the New Canaan Utilities Commission, Yankee Gas and our First Selectman, Rob Mallozzi? Have the opportunity to sign up for more information on the Yankee Gas website?

The League of Women Voters of New Canaan is teaming up with the New Canaan Library to present a panel discussion on Natural Gas, Monday, April 21st from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Library’s Lamb Room.

We will have computers on site to help you sign-on to the Yankee Gas website.

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George Cogswell Memorial New Canaan Annual Fishing Derby

Kids will try to catch the biggest and best trout during the annual fishing derby at Mill Pond on April 12th. Registration begins at 8:30AM with the first lines being allowed in the water at 9:00AM and the derby will run till 11:00AM.

A secret stocking of the pond with 370 pounds of rainbow trout will take place ahead of Derby Day. Recreation Director Steve Benko said it’s a chance for youngsters in town to try their hand at fishing. It’s a nice event for the spring to start with,” Benko said. “We’ve helped out for years, and it’s a fun thing to do. A New Canaan tradition started by The Police Benevolent Association in the early 1970’s, and it was named for former New Canaan Police Officer George Cogswell. The event took a brief hiatus but was restarted about three years ago after Mill Pond was dredged and then refilled. “The fishing derby is a great tradition in New Canaan and definitely says spring is here,” said Tucker Murphy, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce

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Make-A-Wish Launch Party

Women for Wish Kids Launch Party: An evening of inspiration and sweet surprises for women and children too!
• Experience stories of hope and happiness from our local wish families
• Hear from motivational speaker and author, Dr. Leonaura Rhodes, on how to recognize your passion and lead a fabulous, balanced life
• Inspire your children to get creative and give back with tips from young philanthropist, Nico Fasold, whose lemonade stand raised thousands of dollars “to make kid’s dreams come true”.

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Natural Gas is Coming

There’s an easy way for New Canaan residents interested in replacing their current heating system with natural gas to request Yankee Gas consider your neighborhood.

Sign up at to tell Yankee Gas you want to make the switch. By signing up, you’ll also get updates from the utility on the progress of the planned natural gas line, including when it might make it to your street, according to Collins. The website features tools that help you explore the switch to natural gas, including information on what you need to do to get natural gas at your residence or business, finding a contractor for necessary modifications and a potential cost savings calculator.

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