June 2016 Newsletter

Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

June 3, 2016


In This Issue:


·        Photo Contest Winners Announced

·        Bocce in Full Swing Friday Evenings

·        Book Club Reading “The Whip”

·        2016 Candlewood Golf Classic July 22

·        Movie Night June 18






Adult Recreation


Movie Night Saturday, June 18Movie night this month is Billy Elliott beginning at 7 p.m.   Dinner will be served as well as wine and beer.  Bring something if you'd like similar to cocktails on the beach.  Cost is $10 per person.   RSVP:   Cifilmfest2014@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Bocce is in full swing Fridays at 7 p.m. at the bocce court near the Guardhouse. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share.  Adults only, please.  Call Cindy Larkin for further information at 203-746-3848 or Kathy Ohsann at 203-312-0875.




ook Club June 28:   The book for June is “The Whip” byKaren Kondazian. From Goodreads review: “The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte ‘Charley’ Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west.  As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.  Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.”  Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 28, at 7.30 p.m. at the home of at the home of Judy Paniccia, 71 Lake Drive North. Please RSVP to Judy at 203-746-6369 or Jepan01@aol.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!


Photography Contest Winners Announced


Glenn Moore writes:  “The judging for the 2016 Candlewood Isle Photography Contest has concluded!  This year there was an exceptional quality of photographs submitted.  I would like to thank all of those who entered photographs.” 

The following are the results in each category: 

Candlewood Isle:

1st – Emabel Gund                 2nd - Bob Stryker       3nd – Kathleen Schofield

Candlewood Lake:   

1st – Bob Stryker                    2nd Emabel Gund


1st Place Tie:  Bob Stryker & Emabel Gund

Natural Beauty:

1st – Judy Paniccia     2nd - Emabel Gund

3nd Place Tie:  Kathleen Schofield & Bob Stryker


1st Place Tie:  Emabel Gund & Bob Stryker

Recreational Activities:

1st – – Kathleen Schofield     2nd Place Tie:  Bob Stryker & Emabel Gund

Seasonal Scapes:

1st – Judy Paniccia     2nd - Kathleen Schofield        3nd –Bob Stryker


1st – Bob Stryker        2nd - Judy Paniccia     3nd – Emabel Gund

“The time and efforts of the judges were greatly appreciated.  A sincere thanks to Peter DiZozza, Monica DiZozza and James Frey. Thank you one and all.”  Photos will be published throughout the summer in the newsletter.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Lengthen and strengthen with Vinyasa yoga. Normal schedule is Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays (by RSVP) at 7 p.m. Bring a mat and water. Feel great! Spectacular view! More info: Susan Brand at 203-300-6747 $15.00.

Tennis lessons available. Groups are being formed now. Please contact Susan Brand 203 300-6747 for additional information.

Thanks to Marina Docks Volunteers

The Marina docks at both the Clubhouse and Tennis Courts were successfully installed May 14 thanks to the help of the following people who volunteered their time for almost an entire day:  Gary Lupo; Tim, Cindy, Kevin, Leslie, & Noah Larkin;  Pat Callahan; Brendan & Garrett McCollam; Gordon & Drew Pascale; Mike Schnar; Jim Piazza; Dan Poquette; John Cotumaccio; Andy Butorac; Kevin & Andy Kovesci; Mike Imhoff; Anthony Presti;  and Bob Slodowski. Special thank-you to John Sturner and Pat Johnson for providing coffee and donuts.

Golf Cart Reminder:  All golf carts need to be registered. Only licensed drivers are allowed to operate golf carts.  If you see an unregistered golf cart, please give the driver a friendly reminder to register their cart.

Golf Classic July 22:  The 2016 Candlewood Classic for Candlewood Isle and Candlewood Knolls is Friday, July 22, with shotgun start at Candlewood Valley Country Club at 8:30 a.m. followed by dinner and entertainment at the CI Clubhouse.   Sign up today because this is always a sold-out event. Contact JP Cheneski at 203-241-0099.

Save the Date:  August 13, 7 p.m. to midnight, Isle Jammin’ Dance brought to you by the people who hosted the fantastic Then and Now dance last year!  More info to come in next month’s newsletter.


Updates from the Board

The annual meeting took place last weekend.  If you weren't able to attend, the minutes will be posted on the website in the coming days.

The Board was re-elected, and some of the members are entering their sixth year of service to the Isle.   David MacGown announced that he will be stepping down after this year, and there will likely be other vacancies to fill. If you have been interested in serving the community, please attend any of the monthly Board meetings, or contact Kevin Kovesci at clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Road work will continue throughout the summer.‎ Please make certain vehicles are not parked on the roads during times when work is being performed.

The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at the room next to the CI Post Office.  If you would like to submit items for the regular monthly meeting agenda, please do so at least one week prior to the meeting.  Submissions may be made by email to: clerk@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Lake Posters Available


The one-of-a-kind Candlewood Commemorative Poster is now available at select local merchants or by mail. The posters are $30 unframed, $35 if mail-delivered.  You can see the poster with a listing of local framers/retailers and a convenient mail order form to speed delivery to virtually anywhere by emailing Jim McAlister at todmacpac@aol.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact Jim to be added to his CARE distribution list and request a copy. Or, request delivery by mail by simply sending your contact info and that of the recipient(s) -- together with a check made out to the ‘Candlewood Watershed Initiative’ -- and mail to CWI, PO Box 108 CI, New Fairfield, CT 06812 and we’ll quickly fulfill your order.  Either way, act today to celebrate Dad’s Day on June 19-- or another special day for that special person -- and snare the best gifting solution yet. -  Jim McAlister


Keep CITD office updated:  It is important to keep the Candlewood Isle Tax District Office up to date on your current contact information.  If you have had a change/addition of your email address or any other contact information, please make sure to update Karen Hanley via:  office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 203-746-0220.


Newsletters begin weekly after July 1.  Next issue: Friday July 1. Submission deadline:  Tuesday, June 28.  Call Aimée Suhie at 746-5155, or e-mail suhieaimee@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit items for the newsletter or to be included on the e-mail lists. You can also see the newsletter at our fantastic Website www.candlewoodisle.com.