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Tuesday, December 18 News

Community Postings: Dancing au pairs, ND-Fairfield to honor alumni...

Four Fairfield natives were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Purchase College. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and taken a minimum of 12 credits.

Ella Corcoran is studying anthropology and literature, Tara Kotulsky is studying psychology, Abby Phillips is studying playwriting and screenwriting and Jesse Spears is studying liberal studies.

Fairfield’s Charlotte Blatt was named to the Marist College dean’s list for the fall semester. Blatt, a member of the class of 2019, is majoring in psychology and special education.

Four Fairfield natives at the Rochester Institute of Technology made the dean’s list for the fall semester: Rebekah Snitkoff, who is in the biomedical sciences program, Christian Martin, who is in the new media interactive development program, Patrick Salts, who is in the computer science program, and Samila Sabovic, who is in the applied arts and sciences program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F,” and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Gettysburg College students with a quality-point average in the range of 3.3 to 3.5 for a semester’s work are placed on the deans’ commendation list. Four Fairfield natives have been placed on the fall list: Kristen Bradley, class of 2018, Grace Holmberg, class of 2021, Anne Lacey, class of 2018, and Jonathan Schuster, class of 2021.

Four Fairfield residents have also been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list, having earned a QPA of 3.6 or higher (on a 4.0 scale): Aren Heitmann, class of 2020, Tatum Lareau, class of 2020, Annie McNamara, class of 2019, and Kerry Ullman, class of 2021.

Multiple Fairfield natives were named to the fall dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland.

In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.5 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

From the class of 2018, Sarah Arrigo, Emma Dunleavy, Clara Love, Chelsea Scala and Michael Schweizer made the list.

Meagan Goddard and Molly Rigney, both from the class of 2019, made the dean’s list.

On the dean’s list from the class of 2020 were Sara Dunleavy, Megan Fitzgerald, Maggie Keary, Thomas O’Brien and Austin Prusak.

Finally, Charlotte Kaylor, Michaela Meyer and Jennifer Veith, members of the class of 2021, made the list.

Every month Amber French, the community counselor for the Au Pair in America agency plans an event for her cluster of au pairs.

Recently she organized a dance class at Double Up Dance Studio in the Fairfield Sportsplex, 85 Mill Plain Road.

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Au Pair in America began in 1986 and is a cultural exchange program with a childcare component bringing young women from 60 different countries to America to learn about the culture, give them a chance to study abroad, and feel like a true family member amongst their host families.

Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield will host its annual Lancer Legacy Gala March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Waterview in Monroe.

This is Notre Dame’s largest fundraiser of the school year and helps generate funds which directly benefit the students academically and athletically. It is a time for parents, alumni, faculty, and friends of Notre Dame to come together and celebrate Notre Dame’s past, present and exciting future.

A number of Lancer Legacy Gala Awards will be presented:

Carole Surina Educator Award to Michelle Carbone Loris, class of 1964;

Sister Marion Rielly Leadership Award to Rev. Thomas Lynch, class of 1962;

Notre Dame Community Impact Award to Russell Colon;

Excellence in Education Award to John J. Reidy, Jr.;

ND Parent Award to Michelle McGuire.

In addition, Chanel Cathey, class of 2004, Patricia Silk Popp, class of 1986, and Matthew Reale, class of 1982, will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame and Lindsay Russo, class of 2010, Jeff Velleca, class of 2005 and the 1986-87 Boys’ Hockey Team will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $125 per person.

For more information about the Lancer Legacy Gala, including ticket and sponsorship information, contact Theresa Marzik, the director of advancement and alumni relations at tmarzik@notredame.org or 203-372-6521.

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.

Do you drive on the Merritt Parkway late at night or early in the morning between Fairfield and Westport? Then be prepared for some delays because of a $56.7 million project that won’t be finished until August 2019.

The project will focus on a five-mile stretch of the parkway between the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield to the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport.

The project will include new pavement in both the northbound lanes and work on 11 structures related to the historic bridges, built nearly 80 years ago.

There’s also upgrades planned for guiderails, drainage and restoration of the historic bridges. With all this work, lane closures are needed.

Northbound lane closures are planned from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Saturday to Wednesday and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Southbound lane closures are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.