We would like to commend our First Selectman Kevin Moynihan for his comments in support of the New Canaan Library and the potential for $10 million of investment from the town. The library serves a vital function in the center of our community for all of our residents.
The vision for the new library is nothing short of spectacular and would be transformative for New Canaan. Even in these increasingly digital times, a strong library is a community resource that would energize downtown.
The library team is working hard to find private support and has a lot of momentum.
Our senior intern from NCHS, Sam Stoner, took the photos in the gallery above at the launch party for “Beat Shazam,” the new game show on FOX that’s hosted by Jamie Foxx and co-produced by him as well as New Canaan’s Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam. The party was at The Water’s Edge in Darien on Thursday night and hundreds attended. ***
East Avenue favorite Fish Tales temporarily closed in March for an extensive renovation—and the fish and seafood shop reopened this week under a new name, “La Pescaderia Fish Market & Arepa.”
About two hours after putting out a fire on Hoyt Street Wednesday morning that appeared to have been ignited after cats switched on a gas stove, emergency responders were called out for another feline-related incident: A cat was stuck up a tree on Lost District Drive. ***
Six residents of eastern New Canaan reported seeing a black bear last Thursday morning, at bird feeders and garbage cans on Rocky Brook, Knollwood, Benedict Hill and Evergreen, according to the Animal Control section of the New Canaan Police Department. ***
Motorists traveling on Route 106 in New Canaan after 1 p.m. Monday came across a tree and wires down across the road near Weed Street.
New Canaan residents have accomplished a great deal, creating landmark homes, beloved books, memorable films and timeless music. This week, the town can add ‘primetime network TV game shows’ to that list. Rich Riley is the CEO of Shazam, the wildly popular music app used over 20 million times per day, and one of the executive producers of “Beat Shazam,” which will premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday on FOX. To be hosted by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, the new and highly anticipated “Name That Tune”-type show integrates Shazam’s mobile app in unique ways, opening a new level of home viewers’ participation through technology. “I feel great,” Riley said.