Inside this week's Darien Times: Nov. 29

In this week’s Darien Times:

Here’s a look at what’s in this week’s Darien Times — the only newspaper and news Web site based in Darien — on newsstands now and in your mailbox by this afternoon.

News
• Schools nearing full capacity, talk future at Board of Finance
• DHS warm up to school resource officer
• Chamber brings Santa to town this weekend
• Sponsor a wreath for Wreaths Across America
• Civil rights suit re-filed against P&Z Commission, chairman
• Former schools janitor granted accelerated rehab
• Police blotter: Cartier watch stolen, home burglary
• Five cars burglarized, one stolen from Relihan Road homes
• Police blotter: garage fire, scooter joy ride, bar right, iPhone stolen
• Town prepares to revalue properties
• Himes says budget mess a ‘fiscal ramp,’ not ‘cliff’
• Shuffle update: Under budget, Board of Ed move to 35 Leroy delayed
• Teachers try toys to teach behavior
Opinion
• Letters: Thanks from girl scouts, questions for emergency responders
• Ryan: Connecticut waltzes toward fiscal cliff
Obituaries:
• Jerome Vinson Wattel, father of Darien resident
• Kathleen Lacey Dowling, avid gardener, preschool teacher
• Joan Karl Kelley, long-time Darien resident
Sports
• Bald-win: Wave QB MVP in 1st Bowl win since ’01
• Duke of the Draw — LAX great Hanford named to Hall of Fam
• Mite A takes silver at Rose City
• DHS alumni boys’ soccer meet this weekend
• Alumni turkey classic — drum sticks and hockey sticks this weekend
Happenings
• Library hosting art reception Friday night
• Wreaths Across America placing will be Dec. 15
• Library hosts children’s author
• Darien Nature Center to hold ‘Festival of Wreaths’
• Senior center calendar
• Mauboussin, Darien author, to talk at the library
• Geary Gallery presents the Little Treasures Holiday Show
• DCA hosts Christmas Tea
• Acabella to perform at library
• Daughters of the American Revolution makes holiday plans
• Christmas sale at DCA Thrift shop
Schools
• Royle hosts four star book fair
• Scouts earn readyman badge
• Fifth grade at Hindley makes apple crisp
• Hindley hosts Thanksgiving crafts
• School district prepares for winter concerts — note the schedule
Business
• Darienite gets businessman Hall of Fame nod
• Darien firm earns builder awards
• ‘Home for the Holidays’ at Nielsen’s benefits food bank
• Bank opens doors for hurrican victims
Arts & Leisure

•  William Joyner of Ridgefield, an international opera singer, who will perform with the Ridgefield Symphony
and soprano Yunah Lee in ³A Night at the Opera² on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Ridgefield High School.
• A new exhibit at the Bruce Museum, Let It Snow!, features the work of children¹s book illustrators; opens Saturday, Dec. 1.
• The Danbury Railway Museum¹s train rides to visit Santa begin on Sunday.
• The Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk will present its annual performance of Holiday Memories by Truman Capote this weekend.
• There are holiday strolls in Ridgefield and Greenwich this weekend and a Holiday House Tour in Westport.
• The Mark Twain Library¹s Art Show opens for a week of public viewing and sales on Saturday.
• Skyfall reinvigorates the James Bond franchise says the Reel Dad, Mark Schumann.
• Steven Macoy test drove the 2013 Kia RIO5 SX and finds much improvement over previous Kia Rios.

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