NC: Community Buzz: Study abroad, Encore Club welcomes new members...
At Gettysburg College, students use the opportunity to study globally to pursue diverse paths in multiple areas of study. One New Canaan native took advantage to study abroad for the fall semester.
Shelby Overacker, a organization and management studies major, studied in Italy.
The University at Albany congratulated Colin Daniels, from New Canaan, on being named to the fall dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison recognized seven New Canaan natives named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
Matthew Berger, studying in the College of Letters and Science, Abigail Crowley, studying in the School of Education, Isabel Marshall, from the College of Letters and Science, and Spencer Williams, from the College of Letters and Science, were named to the dean’s list
Haley Anderson, from the School of Human Ecology, Michelle Halpert, from the College of Engineering, and Christopher Harte, from the College of Engineering, were named to the dean’s honor list.
Nicole Dolby, of New Canaan, is a member of the class of 2018 and is majoring in psychology and special education. She was named to the Marist College dean’s list for the fall semester.
Do you like meeting new people or trying new activities? Are you looking for a book group or a friendly bridge game? The Encore Club of New Canaan may be just the thing for you.
Founded more than 30 years ago as a women’s social organization with fun and friendship in mind, Encore Club continues to this day, offering a variety of activities and events throughout the year.
Encore’s annual Holiday Social at Woodway Country Club in Darien was a big success with more than 70 guests attending the festive cocktail party.
February means that love is in the air.
On Feb. 13, the Encore Expo group will be heading to Chocolate Works in Darien for a “sweet” hands-on chocolate making experience, molding and decorating candy creations — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Encore winter luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 27 at the Roger Sherman Inn, where guest speaker, Julie Pryor, founder of Pryority Wellness, will discuss “Priority You,” and share simple steps for moving to a more balanced, healthy life in mind, body and spirit.
Learn more about Encore Club activities, events and membership by visiting encoreclubofnewcanaan.org.
Dance shoes in closets around Fairfield County are being brought out for polishing as leaders of the local business community begin the demanding process necessary to compete in ElderHouse Adult Day Center’s annual Dancing with the Stars.
The fifth annual gala benefit is being held March 24 from 6 to 11 p.m., at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.
The gala event showcases seven Fairfield County business representatives, each paired with an award-winning dance professional from Norwalk’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio, who donate their time to practice routines, hone them to perfection, and compete in this exciting and impressive dance competition.
The notable lineup of 2018 dancers representing Fairfield County includes:
Carolyn Donohue-Ulman, assistant to president and director of Trademark Anti-Counterfeit, Dooney & Bourke in Norwalk;
Hank Fatigate, general manager of the Little Pub in Wilton
Eric Ferraris, chief operating officer at Toohner-Ferraris Insurance Group in Wilton;
Nathan Gottlieb, co-owner of All Seasons Marine Works, located in Rowayton and Westport;
Karen Kelly, senior vice-president at First County Bank in Stamford;
Andrea Kostanecki, a realtor at William Pitt Sotheby’s in Rowayton;
Kristin McClutchy, owner of Pure Barre Darien;
Dancing with the Stars Gala Benefit is ElderHouse’s largest annual fundraising event and helps the Norwalk nonprofit to sustain its award-winning program of adult care, socialization, and recreational activities to a senior population living with aging diseases. Funds will be raised through ticket sales, pledges, onsite voting, live auction, and a paddle raise.
For more information on how to donate, make a pledge to a favorite dancer, or for event tickets, contact ElderHouse at 203-847-1998 or visit elderhouse.org/events.
Stewart’s Market and Planet New Canaan have teamed up to promote the use of reusable bags and support The New Canaan All Sports Booster Club.
From now until mid-March, for every reusable bag used, 5 cents will go to New Canaan All Sports Booster Club.
This donation is in addition to the Stewart’s Market policy of a 5-cent discount for each reusable bag used by customers. Any reusable bag may be used for the donation and discount. Stewart’s Market sells a variety of their own bags, including an insulated bag, and customers can use their T-Bill points toward the purchase of bags.
Planet New Canaan is a non-partisan group, founded by local members of the community, committed to bringing awareness about the environmental issues that face New Canaan and the world, both today and in the future, through film screenings, presentations and community outreach.
St. Luke’s School seniors Meg Adams, Brendan Casey, Bridget Dalton, Emma Duryea, Chloe Kekedjian, Maria Minuesa, Alexandra Schwartz, Isabelle Stone and Leo Van Munching are all featured in the Katonah Museum of Art’s Young Artists 2018 Exhibition.
Now in its 35th year, this art show features pieces by senior art students from surrounding area high schools. The Young Artists 2018 Exhibition will be on display through Feb. 11 at the Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y.