Winners of the Brushwork Exhibition were announced at the Rowayton Arts Center’s opening reception Aug. 6, including one New Canaan resident.

Frank Bordonaro took home an honorable mention for his oil painting, “Henry Green (1905-1973).”

Nancy McTague Stock, an artist, art educator and designer, selected the winners from almost 80 entries. Exhibit chairs were Amy Schott and Jessica Huse.

Three New Canaan natives have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade-point average is 3.71 or higher.

Parker Nelson, the son of Mr. and Dr. Paul R. Nelson of New Canaan, is a 2012 graduate of St. Albans Country Day School. He is majoring in English at Bates.

Ryan Rigione, the son of Mr. and Ms. Bruce G. Rigione of New Canaan, is a 2016 graduate of New Canaan High School.

Cuyler Hedlund, the daughter of Alison A. Keating of New Canaan and Robert G. Hedlund of New York City, is a 2013 graduate of Greenwich Academy. She is majoring in English and art and visual culture at Bates.

Two New Canaan natives have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dan Finn is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. To qualify for the dean’s list in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

Charlie Lenihan is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

As a special thank you, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


8/31: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Darien Library, 1441 Post Road


8/28: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road


8/30: 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 300 North Benson Road

8/30: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road

8/31: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 118 Jefferson St.


8/19: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court

8/26: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Cecilia Catholic Church, 1184 Newfield Ave.


8/25: 1:45 p.m. - 7 p.m., Baldwin Senior Center, 1000 West Broad St.


8/19: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Spring Meadows, 6949 Main St.

8/23: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 498 White Plains Road

8/24: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court

Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at

Now in it’s 40th year, the New Canaan Society for the Arts annual member show celebrates the range, interests, and talents of our artist members working across all subjects, styles, and media in art.

New and current members may enter up to three pieces, one of which may be chosen for inclusion in the exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.

Submissions are due Aug. 18.

The entry fee is $20 for up to three pieces. To enter, membership must be current for the duration of the show through Oct. 7. Prizes will be awarded at the opening reception Sept. 10.

Those interested in exhibiting or participating in other activities can join or renew their membership at or by calling 203-972-1895.

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, which serves children in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, is seeking additional volunteers for its Youth, Empowerment, & Support Mentoring Program.

The YES Mentoring Program supports children, ages 6 to 18, who are involved in System of Care in Stamford and Norwalk. CGC’s System of Care program helps families access integrated services to meet complex needs and safely maintain children at home.

Through YES, youth will have the opportunity to interact and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities with a positive role model. While the mentor is spending quality time with the child/teen, parents will have some time to themselves.

Each YES session lasts 12 weeks, and youth will meet with their mentor for three hours a week. Every mentor will complete thorough interview, orientation, and background checks. The mentor and family will work together to develop a convenient schedule of enjoyable activities for the child.

To learn more about the YES Mentoring Program or to volunteer, contact Sheila Figueroa at or 203-517-3346.