Inside this week's Darien TImes; Jan 10

In this week’s Darien Times:

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

News
• St. Birgitta: Darien convent defined by openness, hospitality
• Armed guards not suggested for schools
• School district proposes 4.07% budget increase
• Darien, others rebuke CL&P for storm response
• Darienite organizes art therapy for Newtown children
• Local fundraiser under investigation
• Health department inspections: education, rankings, prevent violations
• Police blotter: camera, iPod stolen; car buglarized
• Darienite youth plays concert for Newtown
Opinion
• Cameron: Connecticut’s new railroad
• Martorella: Resolution for 2013: Learn to let go
• Wilder-Tamme: The only thing constant is change
• Van Munching: The ABC’s of splitting the check
• Letters: The DTC thanks two long time volunteers
Obituaries:
• Iva B. Nicholson, former town assistant finance officer
• Cynthia Halsey Martin, former Darien nursery school teacher
• Allan James Carlson, former Darien postal worker
Sports
• Underclass in overdrive: Next to seniors, no problem
• Lauten fits in, first year bench-boss glad she’s here
• Gusher for Watters, as Wave plays ‘first complete game’
• Hockey: Tait and Pfeifle put in another flawless effort in goal with Peewee
Happenings
• Darien Library extends hours for midterms
• DCA offers financial strategies for women
• Town’s Christmas tree pickup schedule
• Second lecture in DCA’s global economics series
• YWCA offers social media classes
• Senior center calendar
• Library offers winter tech series
• A night of jazz at the Darien Library
• Tree conservancy holding tree photo contenst
• Mom’s Morning In hosts ZumbAtomics
• DCA hosts French lit classes
• Former ABC News president to speak
• DCA to hold advanced, beginners canasta
• Comfort in cooking at DCA
• Library celebrates Nutmeg nominees
Schools
• Middlesex Quiz Bowl: team places fourth in the world
• Darien Police offer CSI Darien
• Ox Ridge school celebrates Christmas
Business
• Darien Rowayton Bank features local artist
Arts & Leisure
• The lilting, rhythmic sounds of steel drums have drawn together a group of performers who are led by Wilton’s own Arthur Lipner, renowned xylophone and
marimba player.
• Music for Youth, which produces free concerts for young people, will benefit from a concert by young pianist Alex Beyer on Sunday.
• Westchester Basketmakers will present an exhibit of contemporary and antique baskets at the Pound Ridge Historical Society Museum, opening on Saturday.
• The Paul Winter Consort will perform with St. Matthew¹s Choirs and Soloists on Sunday at 4 at St. Matthew¹s Episcopal Church in Wilton.
• Kathryn Bigelow¹s new film, Zero Dark Thirty, with Jessica Chastain, wins five ‘popcorn buckets’ from The Reel Dad.
• Test driver Steven Macoy looks back over some of 2012’s reviewed cars and selects  The best test drives of 2012.
Keep up to date
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