Podcast: New Canaan CARES 29th Annual Home Tour

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Kristen Grzymski, chair of the Board of Directors at New Canaan CARES, about the organization’s 29th Annual Home Tour, coming up May 25. With a grand sponsor of Team Saxe + Bryan at Compass, the Home Tour this year spotlights several unique New Canaan properties, with unexpected elements throughout. Kristen told us that New Canaan CARES learned much from last year’s Tour, and has a combination of traditional interiors mixed with pool houses, outdoor living areas and beautifully landscaped properties. 

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New Canaan Man, 46, Charged in Domestic Incident

Police on Wednesday night arrested a 46-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with disorderly conduct. At about 8:18 p.m. on May 11, officers were dispatched to a New Norwalk Road home regarding a dispute between the man and another person at the residence, according to a police report. Following an investigation, police charged the man with the misdemeanor offense. It isn’t clear what the dispute involved or whether it turned physical. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.

PHOTOS: May Fair 2022

Thousands of New Canaanites made their way to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church green on Friday night and Saturday for the return of May Fair. Held May 6 and 7 amid on-and-off rain, the May Fair returned this year for the first time since 2019. Here’s a statement on May Fair after the event, from co-chair George Wright:

“In spite of cold, wet and windy weather, more than 2,000 teenagers thronged the May Fair Great Lawn Friday night to enjoy the rides and games. Joined by a thousand other fair goers, everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the famous homemade strawberry shortcake and food court mainstays like Holy Smoker pulled pork and beef brisket, hamburgers, hot dogs and Joe’s pizza. “And on Saturday thousands more did the same and also streamed steadily through the massive 6,000 square foot May Fair white elephant in Morrill Hall, the 15,000 volume book sale in the church itself, not to mention the toy, plant and outdoor/sports gear tents with more than a thousand other items offered for sale.

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Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street will reopen Saturday. It had closed temporarily due to COVID-19. 


New Canaan Police are investigating three thefts from unlocked motor vehicles on Deer Park Road (May 2), Bald Hill Road (May 1) and Country Club Road (April 30). Items reported missing from the vehicles include credit cards, drivers licenses and a wallet. ***

VFW Post 653 is raising funds for flags to place on the gravestones of military veterans buried in New Canaan—donation information here. Also, please consider joining the VFW for the placement of the flags on the morning of Saturday, May 28, ahead of Memorial Day—meet at 8 a.m. near the Main Street entrance to Lakeview Cemetery.

Podcast: New Canaan Dog Days

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Adam Jacobson, executive vice president at Pet Pantry Warehouse on Grove Street, about New Canaan Dog Days. The hugely popular celebration of dogs, a fundraiser for rescue groups, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the New Canaan Nature Center. The event features games, competitions, family activities, entertainment and a lot of free swag from premium pet food brands. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0: