Inside this week's Darien Times: Feb. 7

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.

• Education budget: Parents urge approval
• Darien librarian helps judge Caldecott Medal
• Woman scammed out of nearly $2K
• League of Women Voters celebrates nearly a century
• Blotter: DWI, boy pushes mother,
• Excellence in martial arts, not jut a guy thing
• Editorial: Good intentions
• Editorial: Silence
• Wilder-Tamme: The invisible pain of Newtown
• Fisher/Ryan: Even a groundhog could predict state’s fiscal woes
• Martorella: A mom’s plea to help end violence
• Wood: Notes from the Mental Health task force
• Letters: YW thankful for fundraiser support, YMCA has motivational speaker Friday, gun control views, March for Change
Entertaining (New!)
• Darien’s Laura Boulton designs your perfect Valentine’s Day
• Peter Troilo offers a behind the scenes look at the wine business
• Georg Hiram Jewell, Jr., World War II veteran
• William Marlen Raines Mapel, former Darien resident
• Anne Reighly Ferguson, Darien Library, YMCA supporter
• George P. Fulton, Long-time Darien resident
• Blue Wave boys-girls LAX to hold first joint fundraiser
• Kensett wins top honor
• Kelly agents offer concierge service
• Get free smoke, carbon monoxide detectors at the Depot this weekend
• YM summer camp sign ups start this week
• Little Red Riding Hood production this weekend
• A ‘Roaring 20’s’ gala from the YWCA next month
• Brasilian carnival set for this weekend
• Library offers art of writing a college essay
• Pulitzer prize winner to speak at library
• Library offers Shakespeare on love

• Olympic gymnastics coach to speak at YMCA benefit

• Academic WorldQuest competition — DHS takes third place
• Middlesex team places second in quiz bowl
• DHS has successful volunteer fair
• Alumna, author speaks at Ox Ridge
Arts & Leisure

• Two Ridgefielders, Denise Pence Boockvor and Steven Boockvor, who were the  real Broadway performers behind two of the characters in A Chorus Line, will lend their expertise as judges at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra¹s gala, Dancing with the RSO.
• New exhibit of undersea paintings by Stanley Meltzoff opens Saturday at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.
• Music for Youth will present a Free Young Persons¹ Concert on Saturday im Southport, featuring tenor Alek Shrader.
• Author Richard Ford (Canada) is making two appearances in the next week: in Darien and then in Fairfield.
• The 2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6 matches the Acura line for luxury and handling, says test driver Steven Macoy.

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