Waveny Summer Concerts a Success Despite ‘Weather Roulette’; Wednesday’s Show Postponed to Thursday

Despite unpredictable weather—including a poor forecast that postponed Wednesday’s installment to Thursday—the town’s annual Waveny Summer Concert Series has once again been a great success this year, according to Recreation Director Steve Benko. Held on the lawn out back of Waveny House, the event is “a fun family night out,” Benko said. 

“A lot of people will get together with friends…they have a conversation, listen to the music, and have a nice time under the stars,” he added. The series has been running in some form for nearly 40 years, Benko said. It started out as a collaboration with Manhattan-based Music Performance Trust Fund, and has since evolved into a 12-concert summer series featuring a variety of local and area musicians. Sponsors this year include Rand Insurance Co., Hobbs Inc., Kaster Moving Company, the New Canaan Board of Realtors and Karl Chevrolet.

Prominent Main Street Home Sells for $2,930,000; Longtime Hobbs Inc. Buildings on Grove Sell for Combined $4 Million

The longtime home of Hobbs Inc. on Grove Street was sold Thursday to a Pound Ridge man’s limited liability company—three separate street addresses for a combined $4 million—topping this week’s property transfers. Also selling this week is the newly renovated Colonial on the corner of Hoyt and Main Streets—a home whose sensitivity to the original 1903 structure that still stands there has drawn high praise from preservationists. The following transfers were recorded in the Town Clerk’s office. Click on each street address for more information. 224 Main St.

Town Gives Conditional Approval to Convert Grove Street Loading Zone into Parking Spaces

Despite reservations from the town body that typically weighs in on all parking matters in the downtown, officials have conditionally approved the conversion of a loading zone on Grove Street to three or four 2-hour spaces. Advocates for the change—proposed for the area near 33 Grove St., owned by Hobbs, Inc.—at the Dec. 17 Police Commission meeting downplayed objections such as the narrowness of the road, saying that question should be left to town engineers. A commercial real estate broker speaking in favor of the change also said it doesn’t make sense to preserve a loading zone for parents dropping off children for a music and arts therapy program on the opposite side of the street. “It’s across the street, so what mother in town—other than a moron—is going to drop their child off on the parking side of the street?” the broker, Anne Hannon, said during the meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department.