PHOTOS: May Fair 2017

Friday Night Lights proved an ideal time to attend New Canaan’s annual May Fair due to an early closure caused by rainy weather on Saturday. Children and adults of all ages gathered at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to go on rides and eat a variety of the fair’s classic foods ranging from hot dogs and pizza to cotton candy and ice cream. Kit Devereaux, one of May Fair’s organizers, said Saturday’s rain had a positive effect on the fair insofar as it brought crowds in earlier. “Friday Night Lights, in its third year, was the most successful we’ve ever had,” she told NewCanaanite.com.

New Canaan Promotes ‘Tech-Free Family Time’ through ’30 Days of Family’

Town and local nonprofit officials are urging New Canaan families this month to unplug their mobile devices and spend more time communicating directly with each other. The Department of Human Services-led “30 Days of Family” initiative this year has taken up “tech-free family time” as its motto. Unplugging forces family members to talk to each other “with their voices and spend quality time making eye contact and practicing listening skills,” according to Jacqueline D’Louhy, the department’s coordinator of youth and family services. “Think about how much teens ‘talk’ to each other electronically,” D’Louhy said. “Sometimes they’ll be sitting in the same room but never utter a word to one another.