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Audrey Stewart: Matriarch of the Market

By Darcy Pennoyer Smith

From humble beginnings and acquainted with tragedy even as a young girl, Audrey Stewart would go on to forge a definitive and direct positive impact on the family business during a crucial period of growth, while rearing and raising an entire generation of Stewarts well known to locals.


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Nicoletti’s Market: Anchor of ‘Guinea Alley’ in New Canaan
By Terry Dinan


The Locust Avenue neighborhood—wonderfully described by Mario “Ben” Benedetto in his book “The Old Neighborhood,” published by the New Canaan Historical Society—was a snapshot of multi-cultural America at its best. In addition to Italians, there were working-class families with ancestral heritages from all over the world. These residents helped form the texture of a vibrant, culturally diverse community.

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An Old Traffic Plan Persists: Elm Street Reversal

By Terry Dinan

The change, the study noted, would redirect traffic toward the heart of downtown New Canaan at Main and Elm, changing the overall flow through downtown to a clockwise rotation and thereby lessening left-handed turns at critical intersections.

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PHOTOS: Downtown New Canaan in the 1950s
By Michael Dinan

Though scores of businesses have opened and closed in New Canaan storefronts through the decades, the buildings that have housed them in many cases have been preserved through the years.


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This is the first of four Saturday installments of the 2015 Downtown & Holiday Guide from NewCanaanite.com.
 

















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Bookmark These Events
 

Placing Flags on the Gravestones of New Canaan Veterans—8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28

 

Wine Tasting to Support the Community Foundation—5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3

 

Newcomers Holiday House Tour—9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4


Holiday Stroll DowntownFriday, Dec. 4 & Saturday, Dec. 5
 

New Canaan Library Book Sale—Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6

 

Holiday Festivities: New Canaan Historical Society—10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5

 

Kenny G Holiday Show—8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8

 

HighChi Holiday Trunk Show—10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10

 

Grace Farms Presents | Christmas Joy at the River: Broadway Inspirational Voices Live in Concert—7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13

 

Tiempo Libre’s Holiday Show—7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17

 

The Nutcracker—2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20

 

Winter Solstice Event: Sound Healing With Ancient Tibetan Bowls and Yin Yoga at Sama Yoga Center—6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20

 

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker—7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23


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NewCanaanite.com Holiday Guide Sponsors:


Denise Gannalo


Walter Stewart's


Christine Saxe


Manfredi Jeweler


Pennyweights


New Canaan Olive Oil


Jade Activewear


The Glass House—Design Store


Orr Family Honey

 
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