Local news from New Canaan, Connecticut.
0684-Radi0: Summer Theatre of New Canaan 2022 Season Opens Friday (July 7, 2022)
This week, we talk to Melody Libonati, artistic director of Summer Theatre of New Canaan. The nonprofit organization opens its 19th season this week, featuring productions of Broadway Tony-winning revival “Once On This Island” and, for Theatre for a Young Audience, “The Wizard of Oz,” both at the bandshell in Waveny Park.
0684-Radi0: New Canaan Artisans (June 30, 2022)
This week, we talk to Sue Scannell, a member for 20-plus years of the New Canaan Artisans. A nonprofit organization that’s been active since 1931, the New Canaan Artisans includes sewing, knitting and paper craft groups that produce not only clothes and accessories but also painting, jewelry and other crafts. This spring, after raising money at its biennial sales and at the Farmer’s Market, the organization gave away $24,000 in grants to 11 deserving local agencies.
0684-Radi0: First Selectman Kevin Moynihan on The Playhouse (June 23, 2022)
This week, we talk to First Selectman Kevin Moynihan about The Playhouse, which has been closed since March 2020. The Town Council is to hold meetings at 7 p.m. on June 23 and 29 to solicit public input on plans to bring in a new operator for the Elm Street movie theater.
0684-Radi0: The History of Wedding Fashion and Tradition (June 16, 2022)
This week, we talk to Nancy Geary, executive director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, about the organization’s new exhibition. “I Do: The History of Wedding Fashion and Tradition” opened last week in the Town House, the main building at the Historical Society’s campus at the top of God’s Acre, and runs through Sept. 9.
0684-Radi0: New Canaan Sculpture Trail (June 9, 2022)
This week, we talk to Nancy Bemis, co-chair of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail. Composed of 10 sculptures to be found throughout New Canaan and running under the theme “Open Space for Everyone,” the Sculpture Trail is up now and will remain in place through October. A kickoff celebration and fundraiser for the New Canaan Land Trust called “An Evening Under the Fireflies” will be held 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
0684-Radi0: Downtown New Canaan Canaan Arts Festival (June 2, 2022)
we talk to Hilary Wittmann, executive director of This week, the Carriage Barn Arts Center, about the organization’s Downtown New Canaan Canaan Arts Festival. To be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the festival is a kickoff to the Carriage Barn’s 15th annual Art in the Windows exhibit, presented in partnership with the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.