NCHS celebrates

a `Starry Nite'

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Class of 2010, the post prom fashion show committee chairs would like to invite the community to attend the eighth annual A Starry Nite of Style Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the NCHS auditorium.

Members of the senior class will model the latest in formal wear from A Step Ahead in Stamford and Camillo Tuxedo Specialists in Norwalk, as well as post-prom and college-bound outfits from New Canaan vendors Togs, Dorothy Mann, Potpourri Designs, Rugby and True Blue.

Our models will have their hair and make-up done by Cherry Street Salon and Benefit and Christine Simmons Portraiture will take their photographs taken by. Bon Fleur has generously donated flowers to the evening's festivities. The event will also include musical entertainment, mystery models and exciting door prizes.

This evening of glamour, which features more than 100 students, is the only fundraiser for the post prom party in May. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

We hope you will come and enjoy the show with us!

Bridget Robustelli

Lisa Smith

Martie Mackay

Kiwanis thanks


To the Editor:

The Kiwanis Club of New Canaan hosted its seventh annual St. Patrick's Day dinner on Friday, March 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, and it was a rousing success. We thank the church for their gracious hospitality. We are also most grateful to everyone who came to dine with us, including many who have made this event their own tradition.

The entertainment was provided by the Shamrogues, an outstanding Irish band led by Donald Cavett, bagpiper; and the Anam Cara Irish Dance School (led by John Lydon) and the Pender-Keady Academy of Irish Dancing (led by Cece Donaghue), whose step dancers enthralled everyone. The lively atmosphere in the church common room was a cheerful counterpoint to the dismal weather.

Kiwanis Club members Jenny Esposito, David Hoyle and Mike Victor co-chaired the event. The cooks included the three co-chairs as well as club members David Borglum, Sperry DeCew, Jeff Holland (honorary) and Brooke Manning-Hinds (emerita) -- all ably assisted by Susan Socci, long-time honorary club member.

More than 100 guests were served by club members Kathleen Holland (volunteer coordinator), Beth Jones, Janice Kunst and Barbara Wagner, assisted by New Canaan High School Key Club members Clara Dannemann, Isabelle Herde and Tina Tehrani. Club member Dennis Danelowski and I manned the ticket table and welcomed guests. Club members Jerry Miller and Paul Yarema assisted with set-up and club member Jeanne Farrell handled publicity.

Special thanks go to all the local businesses that sponsored the dinner via advertising on the placemats. This is truly a community event and we appreciate the enthusiastic support it receives.

Eloise H.P. Killeffer, President

Kiwanis Club of New Canaan

CL&P came through

To the Editor:

It was with some dismay that we read our state and town officials' comments regarding the CL&P response to the recent storm. We have nothing but praise for the CL&P crews who worked tirelessly to restore power in the midst of devastation.

Certainly New Canaan residents were inconvenienced and sustained many losses as a result of the storm, but every CL&P crew we had contact with was working hard and long and responded to questions and problems with the utmost courtesy. These workers, many of whom travelled great distances to restore our service, bore the brunt of the frustration people and officials felt as a result of the storm.

Our own experience with the crews in Silvermine, the CL&P representatives who called daily and came to the house to check our status, as well as those who worked in the EOC alongside our town officials was very positive, and we commend their efforts.

Laura and Steve Case

New Canaan