Did You Hear … ?

To help promote the 2015 Books, Blues, and BBQ party to benefit the New Canaan Library, the event’s committee members are encouraging residents to post on the library’s Facebook page photos of themselves wearing a favorite cowboy hat. “Over the years, cowboy attire has become associated with this important fundraising event,” Holly Parmelee, committee co-chairperson, said in a press release. “It is common that party-goers come decked out in cowboy hats and boots. So we thought it would be fun to encourage community members to show their support for the library and the event by posting a photo of themselves wearing their favorite cowboy hat.” See the gallery above for some familiar faces around town that are already participating. ***

Some disturbing news here: We’re hearing that some residents of Spring Water Lane last Wednesday discovered ‘#WhiteLivesMatter’ flyers, in Zip-loc bags and weighed down with rocks, on top of their mailboxes.

What’s Open & Closed: Memorial Day Weekend Guide to New Canaan

Monday is Memorial Day, and New Canaan’s well-attended annual parade (this year featuring a brand-new fire truck)— “To remember with gratitude and honor the proud men and women who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to protect and preserve a life of freedom for all Americans”—will start at 9:30 a.m. up at St. Mark’s. Town Hall and the Post Office both are closed, as are several local businesses and organizations. Waveny Pool is open, on a limited basis, and will open next weekend (May 31) for the season. What follows is a list of what’s open and closed in New Canaan—it’s comprehensive though incomplete, so please add more information to the comments thread and we’ll update it through the weekend.