Letters to the Editor

NewCanaanite.com recently received the following letters to the editor. ***

Editor, New Canaanite:

When I sit down at the small memorial plaza in Mead Park, I am surrounded by beautiful flower beds along the memorial walk. While enjoying them, I also think of the more than two hundred (200) hanging flower baskets along Elm Street and the big planters at the entrance to Town Hall. Then I remember seeing the ladies in the yellow shirts weeding and planting at thirty-three (33) triangles at intersections. 

Who are those dedicated hard workers who never tell us who they are? The display window of the Chamber of Commerce next to the movie theater identifies them as the more than two hundred (200!) devoted volunteers of the New Canaan Beautification League.

Podcast: Researching Slavery in New Canaan



This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Nancy Geary, executive director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, about a research project into the history of enslaved and free black people in New Canaan. Thanks to a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation, the Historical Society will bring in a researcher and exhibition developer to help create a show for display this coming winter. We talk to Nancy about the research project’s origins, what has turned up so far and what you our listeners may do to help the Historical Society as it gathers up relevant information, photographs and artifacts. 

Located at 13 Oenoke Ridge, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society can be reached at 203-966-1776 and info@nchistory.org. 

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Podcast: New Canaan’s Human Services Needs Amid COVID-19

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Lauren Patterson, president and CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation, about the need of human services and other organizations here amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the Community Foundation is doing to address those needs

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Annual Meeting & Cocktail Party at Waveny House

Join us on Thursday, February 6th from 6 to 8pm for our 2020 Annual Meeting & Cocktail Party at Waveny House. Come to hear a brief update on the Foundation’s successes in 2019! Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, conversation and a warm fire as we kick-off another year of the Foundation supporting our community. We hope to see you there!