T-Bill Drive Results for AmeriCares Dorian Relief Effort

Walter Stewart’s Customers Donate ‘T-Bill’ Rewards to AmeriCares

Thanks to the support of our loyal customers, we are donating $1444 to Americares!

Walter Stewart’s Market patrons have raised $1444.00 toward Americares relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Dorian.
A message from Americares:
“Americares emergency medical team continues to meet urgent health needs in the Bahamas, providing primary care, medicines and emergency supplies to Abaco and Grand Bahama evacuees. In less than a week, Americares has provided 150 medical consultations, primarily treating patients for non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension; skin diseases and lesions from time spent in standing water; disaster-related wounds from debris; and muscle aches. Our medical team continues to report high levels of trauma amongst evacuees and has provided mental health support services to dozens of Hurricane Dorian survivors.
In the past week, Americares provided medical services at several shelters including the Old Bahama Academy Shelter and the Fox Hill Community Shelter. Going forward, Americares will be providing medical services at the Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium shelter, which is currently housing 500 people.
There continues to be high need for medical services in the shelters. To date, more than 5,500 people have evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama to Nassau with over 1,400 staying in shelters that are operating at more than 75% capacity — And the shelter population continues to rise.
Given the level of devastation on Abaco and Grand Bahama and no publicized plan for transitioning the shelter population, it is unclear how long people will remain in shelters.
Last week, Americares response team also conducted damage assessments on Abaco in anticipation of evolving response needs. Of the 21 health facilities on Abaco and Grand Bahama, only 9 are listed as operational. The ER Team will continue to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Health, PAHO and other partners to ensure programming evolves with the needs of these badly-affected facilities.
For now, Americares response strategy is focused on the delivery of primary health care services and expanded mental health and psychosocial support to shelter populations as well as the distribution of medicines and relief supplies. However, looking ahead, we expect to also focus on the restoration of health services and long-term health system strengthening in areas hit hard by Hurricane Dorian.”
Walter Stewart’s customers who participate in the T-Bill Rewards program—a card may be obtained from the store’s customer service staff or online here—had an option to donate their balances to the fundraising effort.
Under the rewards program, Stewart’s customers accrue points with each purchase they make and can use their balances toward free items in the store or for services, and they can also donate T-Bills back during drives such as this one.

The 34th Annual Lobsterfest

An annual New Canaan Tradition …. it’s early fall ….. and must be time for LOBSTER!
Join friends and neighbors in supporting the Rotary Club of New Canaan’s largest annual fundraiser.
Held on the grounds of the New Canaan Historical Society. Tickets are $40 in advance ($50 day of or at the door) and include: a 1 1/4 lb fresh steamed Maine lobster or Rotisserie Chicken (half), locally grown corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, drawn butter, soft drink, fruit or homemade baked goods. Kids Hot Dog meals are available for purchase at the door. Beer & Wine available for purchase and consumption on site. Dinners available for dine-in or take-out.
Lobsterfest is a GREAT opportunity for businesses to reward their most loyal staff or best clients – everyone LOVES a Lobster dinner! Gather your family and friends and make it a party! There are plenty of tables available!

Dinners served:
Friday, September 20th from 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, September 21st from 12:00-8:00pm
All proceeds benefit local New Canaan non-profits and International causes through the Rotary Club of New Canaan Foundation. Walter Stewart’s is a proud sponsor of the Lobsterfest! Ann Cheney, store manager of Walter Stewart’s, is the President of The Rotary Club of New Canaan.

If you’ve ever attended our Lobsterfest, you know how good the food is! And if you’ve never been, this is your year! Lobsterfest has become a great New Canaan fall tradition!
Tickets are available at the Customer Service Desk @ Walter Stewart’s Market or click here to purchase online. 

Waveny Family Fourth

The Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at Waveny Park.  The late day activities will include: family picnicking, live music, children’s games area, food court, and a spectacular fireworks display.  A complete program of the day’s activities will be published in the New Canaan Advertiser.  Event passes are necessary to enter the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at Walter Stewart’s Market, the Recreation Department Office, Town Hall, and by New Canaan residents online at www.newcanaan.info  The Family Fourth of July Celebration is made possible entirely through contributions from New Canaan residents, the business community, and local civic organizations.

Step into Summer & Ice Cream Social @ NC Historical Society

Walter Stewart’s is a proud sponsor of the New Canaan Historical Society’s Step into Summer. Come join the fun, rain or shine, at the 30th Annual Ice Cream Social held under the big tent on the grounds of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Stop by for a variety of refreshing ice cream flavors donated by Baskin-Robbins. Members of the Exchange Club will be on hand to do the scooping. The New Canaan and Canaan Parish Chapters of the National Charity League will provide the delicious homemade cakes and help with serving. The Town Band will play and there will be old-fashioned games, and a vintage car show. There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations in the Hanford-Silliman House, along with an authentic 18th century tavern. The Cody Drug Store—the original pharmacy—is open for viewing at the Historical Society Townhouse with legendary docent George Cody. The Tool Museum has a wide array of tools along with an old printing press. And the Rock School lets you step back in time to the days of the one room schoolhouse.
Off campus, the Little Red Schoolhouse on Carter Street will open its door from 1:00-3:00 pm. Graduates Ruth Ann Kelley and Stephen Gravereaux will share memories of the one-room, five-grade school which closed in 1957. The building was restored by the Society in 2003.
The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children. Join the Historical Society at the Ice Cream Social and admission is free!
Sponsors this year include our Step into Summer major sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties/Tom & Emily Nissley, Karl Chevrolet, Walter Stewart’s Market, O’Herron Family Foundation/C. Alec & Sarah O’H.Casey, Amy & Fabio Freyre, Tom & Cynthia Monahan, Hilary & Doug Ormond and Joanna & Bob Williams.
Supporting sponsors include: Bankwell, She La La, Keith Simpson Landscape Architect, Toddlertime Nursery School, Barb & Jon Achenbaum, Doug & Diane Dooley, Wesley & Jeanne Fredricks, Gretchen & Keith Gertsen, Andrew Crabb-Gillick & Sean Gillick, Claire & Alex Foster, Matthew & Mariko LeBaron, Laura & Edward Pla, Christine & Brock Saxe, Ashley & Chris Shackelton, Peter & Kathy Skaperdas, Jay & Linda Twombley, and Whitney & Nick Williams.

New Canaan Food Revolution – Saturday May 18th

The New Canaan Food Revolution, inspired by Jamie Oliver returns for a FIFTH year on Saturday, May 18th between 9.30am – 11:30am.
The Bravery Passport and Food Trail was created by local resident Rachel Lampen to encourage children of all ages to sample small bites that they would never normally try. Food they haven’t heard of, food that looks or smells different or food that just sounds weird. In previous years, parents have been amazed to see their children’s food barriers broken down as they try everything from Kale Smoothies to Snails! Nowadays children AND adults are encouraged to participate – as long as you are wearing a special wristband. You earn a stamp for everything you taste and if you complete your passport then you get entered into a prize draw.
This year registration and vendors will be located in front of New Canaan Town Hall with FREE parking at the back! Proceeds from ticket sales will go to New Canaan CARES.
This event has become a Fairfield family favorite. With between 12-18 delicious food stops on the trail it’s a great way to discover New Canaan. There will be entertainment by award-winning local band Mind The Gap.
Topic of focus includes: avoiding food waste and recycling. Sponsors include Walter Stewart’s Market, Treasure Hunt Tours and Serendipity Magazine.
Ticket price includes food samples, a Bravery Certificate and upon completion entry into a prize draw www.eventbrite.com/e/new-canaan-food-revolution-tickets-55546073802
For further information on participating, sponsorship or images please contact  rachel@lampen.co.uk

Horizons Giving Day – Wednesday May 15th

Walter Stewart’s and Stewart’s Wine & Spirits are proud to participate in the town wide Horizons Giving Day, Wednesday May 15th. Donate your T-Bills at Walter Stewart’s and shop at Stewart’s Wine & Spirits (we will donate 10% of sales between 1 and 5pm) to help support this essential program.
Horizons successfully closes gaps in opportunity so youth from low-income families can live empowered, choice-filled lives.
Funds raised by Horizons National mean more Horizons programs can be opened and more students can be served. Each new program we open – dedicated to closing gaps in opportunity, skills, and achievement – helps transform students, families, and communities across the country.
When you give to a local Horizons program, you’re helping that program serve local students – local giving stays local. Horizons students begin as early as pre-Kindergarten and return year after year through high school. And given this long-term commitment, they thrive!
Click for more information about Horizons

Walter Stewart’s Sponsors the NC Color Run!

From Left to right: Lori Byrne, NC Color Run; Alex Stewart; Kate Van Dussen, NC Color Run, Susie Catlin, NC Color Run; and Doug Stewart

Walter Stewart’s Market And ONS join the NC Color Run
Walter Stewart’s Market and Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) join the Third Annual NC Color Run. Walter Stewart’s a return sponsor, is sponsoring the green color station. ONS is a new sponsor this year and will be sponsoring the red color station. Both local businesses are thrilled to support this town-wide event promoting fitness and fun.
The New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation (NCSF), will host the NC Color Run on April 27 at 9am. Students and adults of all ages will run/walk in either the Kids’ Color Dash, which is .8 miles, or the NC Color Run, 5K. Both events will be held at New Canaan High School and Waveny Park.
To register online for the NC Color Run, go to www.nchs-sf.org. The cost to register is $35 for each individual and $130 per family through April 26. Day-of registration opens at 8am, with an additional cost of $10 for each individual. Ages 5 and under are free!
Walter Stewart’s Market has generously partnered with the New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation for 19 years and recognizes that NCSF is a long-standing community effort to provide need-based financial aid for NCHS graduates pursuing higher education at the undergraduate level. From special offerings to special deals, Walter Stewart’s, New Canaan’s specialty grocery store, loves to keep things fresh and exciting! Walter Stewart’s will be handing out NC Color Run coloring pages for customers during April. Coloring pages will be displayed in the store. Drop-off completed coloring pages before April 25. For more information on Walter Stewart’s, go to http://www.stewartsmarket.com.
Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) has been one of the region’s leading providers of specialty orthopedic, sports medicine and spine care for more than 20 years. With 26 specialty-trained physicians, ONS offers the highest level of expertise for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. ONS has offices in Greenwich and Stamford, CT and Harrison, NY, and provides comprehensive services including digital x-ray, MRI, physical therapy and walk-in, after-hours urgent ortho care in Greenwich. Visit www.onsmd.comfor more information.
For more information on NCSF, please go to www.nchs-sf.org or contact William Egan, NCHS Principal, 203 594-4600. General donations can be made online or mailed to NCHS Scholarship Foundation, New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road, New Canaan.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Social

Join the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan on Sunday March 17th at St. Aloysius School Hall for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and party. Entertainment will include Irish Dancers and music along with a traditional St. Patrick’s day dinner corned beef and cabbage, as well as kid-friendly fare.
Tickets available for purchase at Baskin Robbins, NC Chamber of Commerce, Walter Stewart’s Market, Nurenu Brand Marketing or any Kiwanis member.

Chocolate Tasting with Artisan Chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt

We are excited to host renown chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt for a special Valentine’s tasting of his handcrafted, award winning artisan chocolates: Monday February 11th, 11 – 2pm.

Artisan Chocolates Tasting with Fritz Knipschildt
Monday February 11th, 11am-2pm