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New Canaan Boy Dining With First Lady Tops Week's News

John Breitfeld, 9, of New Canaan and his parents were in Washington D.C., Tuesday for the 2013 Kids State Dinner, where they had the opportunity to meet First Lady Michelle Obama.
John Breitfeld, 9, of New Canaan and his parents were in Washington D.C., Tuesday for the 2013 Kids State Dinner, where they had the opportunity to meet First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Let's Move!

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — John Breitfeld getting to eat lunch with Michelle Obama in Washington D.C., led the news this week in New Canaan. Breitfeld, 9, was chosen to represent Connecticut at the 2013 Kids State Dinner for his Quinoa Risotto with Shrimp and Kale recipe. Part of the dinner included meeting First Lady Michelle Obama.

Here is a look at what else happened.

  • On Monday The Daily Voice told you about a woman who was charged with driving under the influence on July 4. She is suspected of crashing into a guardrail and driving about four miles on the rim of her tire.
  • New Canaan's John Murphy is training once again for the Connecticut Challenge, a 190-mile bike event. Learn about how he is fundraising and getting ready for it here..
  • Goldenberry opened its doors in New Canaan on Wednesday. The store offers traditional food favorites and other gifts from England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • On Thursday Gov. Dannel Malloy announced nearly $5 million in grants were handed out from the state, $215,000 will be going to New Canaan for several downtown upgrades.

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