Candlewood Isle Newsletter

The Newsletter of the Candlewood Isle Tax District

October 28, 2016


                                 Bob Stryker photo first-place winner in 2016 Candlewood Isle Photo Contest for “Candlewood Lake” category.

 In This Issue:


·        Halloween Party Monday

·        Book Club Reading “The Girl on the Train”

·        Casino Royale Oct. 29

·        Dinner and a Movie Nov. 19

·        Little Free Library a Hit on the Isle



Candlewood Isle Halloween Party

Sponsored by the Archer, Connor and Imhoff Families

Candlewood Isle Clubhouse, 4:30pm, 10/31

Please bring a dish to share, trick or treating to follow after party









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.


Attention Photo Enthusiasts:   Third Annual Candlewood Isle Photography Contest

The Contest Rules:

Participants must:

• Be residents of Candlewood Isle (there are no age restrictions).

• Enter only their original photo(s).

• Photos must be on photo paper (this enhances the visual presentation of the image).

• The reverse side of the photo must include the name and Candlewood Isle address of the photographer, and the contest subject category.  • Photos will not be returned, and by submitting the photo, permission is given for display to the CI community and online.

• Deadline for entering photos is May 25, 2017. 

• Photos will be displayed and judging will occur shortly after deadline.

• Winning photos will be posted at the Clubhouse, and appear in the newsletter.  Photo(s) can be either sent to Photo Contest, P.O. Box 172, New Fairfield, CT 06812 or dropped off at 24 Lake Drive North.

The subject categories will be listed in the next newsletter.  Judging criteria includes ratings in the following areas:  Basic Technique, Special techniques, Composition, Lighting, Subject / Interest, Originality and Story / Mood. Sponsored by Glenn Moore:@ glenn_1@att.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Dinner and a Movie

Saturday, November 19, at 7 P.M.   Dinner:  Beef Chili, Vegetarian Chili, jalapeno pesto pizza, nachos, salad.



Sign Of the Pagan (1954):  As Attila's hordes advance upon Rome, noble centurion Marcian (Chandler) mounts a counteroffensive. Alas, the Scourge of God cannot be stopped by weaponry or sheer brute strength. No, Attila can be halted in his tracks only by the hand of God Himself. Through a deft combination of historical fact and movie magic, this is precisely what happens. Ballerina Ludmilla Tcherina, her voice dubbed by an anonymous American actress, co-stars as Marcian's lady love, while Rita Gam is sublimely cast as Attila's long-suffering daughter. Also appearing as Attila's slave bride is Allison Hayes, some three years away from her starring turn in Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. Film Buffs take note, Director Douglas Sirk shot the movie twice.  We will compare regular and cinemascope versions.

Please bring BYOB.  Dessert or movie snack welcome.  $10 per person.

RSVP required:  Cifilmfest2014@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Book Club:   The book for December is “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. From Amazon:  “EVERY DAY THE SAME: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?”  Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Joan Alper, 62 Lake Drive North.  Please RSVP to Joan at 203-746-5047 or Magic1812@aol.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome!

Updates from the Board

 The security has received several complaints about motor bikes on Ridge Road. These should be registered and operated by licensed drivers only.


Isle Security and Window Stickers

The Board would like to remind residents that a significant portion of the Isle budget is allocated to security, at the behest of the Isle community. The guards are tasked with making sure that people who don't belong on the Isle aren't allowed access.  In recent years, there have been multiple incidents where folks who didn't belong on the Isle burglarized or damaged our residents' properties. A windshield sticker system has been implemented so our guards can properly distinguish between residents and visitors, and our guards are instructed to stop any vehicle at the guardhouse when a vehicle doesn't have a proper windshield sticker to ensure that the occupants are guests or vendors.  It's simple and easy for residents to get the stickers, and the Board requests that all residents make sure they have them for their vehicles. Contact Karen at office@candlewoodisle.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Docks to be removed Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8:30 a.m.  Volunteers are needed, and coffee, donuts and lunch will be served to volunteers.


Road work delayed

The vendor who has been contracted to perform work on the Isle roadways experienced delays in other jobs that pushed back the Isle projects.  As a result, the Board decided to postpone all roadwork until the spring when the weather will be more suitable.


The next regular board meeting will be Sunday, November 20, at 10 a.m. at The Trading Post, 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 .


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.


News from the Candlewood Eye

[Editor’s Note: The following is from Richard Price]:   “We have been delighted with the response to the Candlewood Isle Little Free Library. What great books have come through, and what a variety! There have been wonderful donations in practically every category: young adult, history, fiction, mystery/thriller, sports books, biography, kids, classics, field guides, and more. You really never know what you’ll find there. Huge thanks to the Isle community for the great support!


“The stock will keep rotating, so check back often. Right now it’s Halloween season, with ghost stories, classics, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Goosebumps, and lots more! (There are even motion-activated LEDs so you can enjoy some spooky browsing after dark.) It’s at the corner of Lake Drive South and Hemlock.


“Here's how the Little Free Library works: Take a book. If you see something you would like to read, take it. Share it. Return it to this or to any library, or pass it on to a friend, or if you like it, keep it! Leave a book: Give books you think your neighbors would enjoy. You don’t have to leave one to take one, or vice versa. This is a community library!”


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