Waveny thanks

YWL for grant

To the Editor:

On behalf of the board of directors, staff, patients and residents, I would like to thank The Young Women's League of New Canaan for selecting Waveny Care Network as a 2010 grant recipient.

We are extremely grateful for the generous grant from The Young Women's League which will be used to partially fund the purchase of a digital gauge and hand dynamometer to be used primarily with Waveny's in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation occupational therapy programs. The purchase and utilization of the device meets our "Best Practices" way of thinking and will allow us to continue to lead the way by offering the latest state-of-the-art equipment available to those we serve.

We truly appreciate the funding of our request, especially during these challenging economic times. Please extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone in your organization for making this gift possible this year.

Harry T. Rein

Chairman, Board of Directors

Waveny Care Network

Antique shop still

offers personal touch

To the Editor:

I certainly appreciate the article written about our shop "Antique shop closes door, turns to web," there's only one small problem: Although we do sell online, even now, I am very much about the personal touch, which the web cannot provide. Perhaps I didn't make myself clear but I really want to find a way to meet our customers in person and show them things to hold right in their hand.

I've actually written things about the impersonal nature of pointing and clicking and I really don't want to be going into cyberspace only, but rather pick a way to connect with people by appointment, by wine, cheese and antiques -- whatever it takes to be dealing one-to-one. We may even open another store before you know it.

Meanwhile, we're in the shop at least until the end of July, so don't give up on us too soon.

Patricia Funt Oxman

Patricia Funt Antiques

Friends of Mead Park

Tennis thank NCCF

To the Editor:

On behalf of Friends of Mead Park Tennis, we would like to thank the New Canaan Community Foundation's Board of Directors for the generous grant we received May 19. With these much-needed funds we will be able to replace and install new fencing for one court in Mead Memorial Park. It is our wish to begin work on the facility in late summer 2010 and continue through the early fall.

Friends of Mead Park Tennis, a 170(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded June 8, 2009, will continue to work hand-in-hand with the Park and Recreation Departments and the Town of New Canaan to raise funds for the remaining 50-year-old fencing to be replaced. We endeavor to preserve the historical tennis facility at Mead Memorial Park and to provide a safe, structurally sound and aesthetically appealing tennis facility for all to enjoy.

In support of the improvement project, we will hold our second annual fund-raising tennis tournament, "The Friends Open," this year on Saturday, July 31, at Mead Park and at private clubs throughout New Canaan. We encourage your members and all tennis players to participate in this great community event.

The New Canaan Community Foundation has been instrumental in recognizing our fledgling organization and honoring our mission's goals. We thank you again for your invaluable contribution.

Sharon L. Stevenson

Mary Singh

New Canaan

Response to

June 18 letter

To the Editor:

Any article or opinion I have written in this newspaper or any other periodical is not written as the treasurer of the New Canaan Republican Town Committee (RTC), but as a private citizen.

Mr. Steever, your attack on my character and professional ethics is baseless and childish. Mr. Steever, you are not an accountant but a linguist, as you indicate on your LinkedIn profile. You apparently have no knowledge of GAAP and even mis-quoted GAAP, it is not Generally Accepts Accounting Principles but "Accepted." I was not biased in my application of GAAP to Republicans or Democrats. That thought is a figment of your imagination.

I never gave an example of a client not paying their taxes. The scenario you wrote was another fabrication, of distortions, in your own mind.

You accuse me and my clients of "creative accounting and evading taxes." You insist that I only have Republicans as clients. You say I base professional decisions on partisan logic which would be met with hefty fines. I challenge you to print one piece of evidence to your slanderous and defamatory claims. Since you cannot, I expect an apology.

I will not stand for an attack on my person or professionalism. Like a spoiled baby who cannot honestly counter questions, you resort to attacking the person. Your attack is baseless and not supportable with fact. Your article is the most negative piece of rubbish I have seen anywhere in any newspaper or journal. I do however admire your talent as a linguist in twisting facts and language, but never addressing the issues.

And, Mr. Kostek, for the 20th time I am not a Tea Party member. Do you have a problem with Americans who do not agree with your Democractic Party exercising their constitutional right of expression? What do you have against the Tea Party?

If your party is doing such a fabulous job please explain why your president's approval rating is 42 percent, oops 41 percent, and diving.

Roy A Abramowitz, CPA

New Canaan