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Inside this week’s Darien Times: Jan. 24

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
• School security budget discussion postponed
• $50K in furniture approved for Weed Beach
• Pedestrian ticketed after being struck by car
• Board of Ed gets portable lights feedback
• Midday minivan mishap
• Blotter: DWI, bike stolen, domestic violence, generator stolen
• State Rep. Terrie Wood appointed to non-partisan gun and safety task force
• Biffle foundation comes to local ‘rescue’
Opinion
• Editorial: Now’s the time
• Editorial: The blotter
• Wilder-Tamme: No slanket for us
• Cameron: Flight attendants deserve appreciation
• Martorella: A mom’s plea to help end violence
• Letters: Thanking Don Smith; another idea for town’s emergency response system
Sports
• Scoring machine? ‘We are getting some nice balanced play’
• Relay breaks 26-year record at Yale meet
• Bowtell scuttles 1994 record at Fairfield Prep
• BWBC invites all to gym for fitness center dedication, boys hoops vs. Staples Friday
Happenings
• Turning Love into Power III coming soon
• Farmer’s market coming to nature center
• Beginning French at DCA
• China policy expert to speak at DCA
• YMCA introduces new fitness approach
• Mexican artist exhibits at library
• Library, LWV screen gun documentary
• “Saturday Night Widows” author to speak at library
• Library hosts teen talent show
• ‘Celebration of Trees’ wants your tree photos
• YWCA hosting fundraiser — ‘Tortillas, Tacos & Lime’
• Olympic gymnastics coach to speak at YMCA benefit
• Alpha returns to St. Paul’s Darien
• Pastor, author, and speaker comes to Noroton
Schools
• Author visits Holmes
• TOPS bowling party Friday
• Teen book nook: review of ‘172 Hours on the Moon’
• Rhythms of Africa at Royle
• Fifth grader takes crown at Ox Ridge geo bee
• Study skills workshop
Arts & Leisure
• Shades of Downton Abbey (Season 2) ‹ the latest costume exhibit at the Darien Historical Society focuses on the Jazz Age, 1920-29.
• The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., is having a Full Moon Wolf Walk on Saturday.
• Two new exhibits at venues at Fairfield University celebrate a nearly forgotten artist, the realist painter Colleen Browning.
• Get ready for Valentine¹s Day with a visit to the Chocolate Expo at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Sunday.
• The Impossible, a film about the tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004, is a star vehicle for actress Naomi Watts, says the Reel Dad.
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