New Canaan residents Eleanor Meredith and Steve Monroe and their publishing company, Irving Levin Associates, Inc., were once again included in Inc. Media’s 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Irving Levin Associates was the only media company in the state of Connecticut to make the Inc. 5000 list and one of only 34 Connecticut businesses, from all industries, recognized.

Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

This was Irving Levin Associates third year in a row making the list. Headquartered in Norwalk, it is the leading publisher of business intelligence for investors in the senior care and healthcare merger and acquisition markets.

While they didn’t win the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot last month, a number of Connecticut residents did get lucky playing Connecticut lottery games.

Ralph Bocuzzo III, of New Canaan, won $20,000 on a 20X Cash ticket sold at Keans Korner in New Canaan.

Please register online at for events at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

Noyes’ son speaks: Join architect Fred Noyes Sept. 12 for a lecture about his childhood home, the Noyes House.

Designed by his father, Eliot Noyes, and included on the National Register of Historic Places, the house’s unique composition — two enclosures for public and private functions connected by an open air courtyard — remains highly provocative.

Noyes will analyze the intent and design of the house in comparison to the Glass House, designed by Philip Johnson, another member of the “Harvard Five” like Noyes’ father.

Eliot Noyes was one of an informal network of modern architects later known as the “Harvard Five” — Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, and Philip Johnson — who moved to the bucolic town of New Canaan and established what would become a center of experimental, modern residential design.

In a lead-up to the library’s event, Noyes will a tour of the Noyes House Sept. 11. For more information, visit

Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by The Glass House and New Canaan Library. This program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.

The lecture in the Lamb Room at 6:30 p.m. will be preceded by a light reception at 6 p.m.

“The Glass Universe”: The library’s World Events, History and Culture book group will discuss “The Glass Universe,” by Dava Sobel, which illuminates the great contributions a group of women made to astronomy while working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s.

The group will meet Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Plaut Room. Copies of the book are available at the library to read prior to the discussion night.

The World Events, History and Culture book group is led by New Canaan resident Ken Hecht, whose interest in and knowledge of history provides a springboard for lively discussion. The group meets monthly to discuss a book that has been selected for its historic, global or cultural significance.

Tree identification: Join New Canaan naturalist Katherine Wagner-Reiss Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. as she leads a group on an informative and fun tree identification walk.

The tour will require participants to be standing and walking for a full hour and is is recommended for those 12 years of age or older.

Participants will meet in the Curtis Gallery promptly at 6 p.m. to allow for the hour walk before sunset. Participants are limited to 25.

The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is seeking public comment on the draft five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS outlines economic development strategies to enhance the economy of the Western Region of Connecticut, encompassing the municipalities of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

A 30-day public review comment period of this draft document is required prior to adoption and submittal of this report to the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This public review comment period ends Sept. 20.

Anyone desiring to review the draft document may do so at the WestCOG office in Sandy Hook, 1 Riverside Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The CEDS can also viewed at Printed copies are available upon request.

Comments should be received no later than 2 p.m., Sept. 20. Comments may be submitted by email to or in writing, addressed to Elizabeth Esposito and sent to the Sandy Hook office.

NAMI Southwest CT, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, offers a free support group for families and friends of individuals living with mental illness at Silver Hill Hospital the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Sept. 12.

The group is led by trained facilitators. It offers an intimate, understanding environment to share experiences and gain insight from others in similar circumstances. The discussions are confidential.

The group is open to all area residents, not just New Canaan.

The meeting runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the hospital, 208 Valley Road., Jurgensen Building., Room 1.

For information, call 203-858-1477.

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.