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Inside this week’s Darien Times: Feb. 28

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
• For Shannon: Community celebrates life
• EMS Review Committe: Town’s system works
• Himes pessimistic cuts can be avoided
• DTC, RTC seek candidates for November election
• Blotter: Office burglarized, theft arrests, DWI
• Improve your brew IQ at the historical society
Opinion
• Natale: A cold one of a different kind
• Morgan: We pay a terrible price for nation’s love of guns
• Ryan/Fisher: In Connecticut, the hard choices are always a year away
• Van Munching: Wife, mom share a birthday? Between a rock and a hardhead
• Letters: EMS Committe isn’t filing paperwork
Obituaries:
• Miriam Chandler Hett, long-time Darien resident
• A. Reid Cross, former Darien resident, Red Cross Director
Sports
• PeeWee A wins TriState League title
• Wave takes 1st indoor state open meet
Happenings
• Depot plans community spelling bee
• Get free smoke or carbon monoxide alarms at The Depot
• Girl rising; movie for a cause
• YMCA hosts girls’ night out
• Two day spring flower competition
• Learn to play Mah Jongg at DCA
• ‘First Look’ series kicks off at library
• YWCA hosts roaring 20’s gala
• Spring book discussion, learn Etsy at the library
• YMCA Olympics gymnastics coach event rescheduled
Schools
• From a teenager’s eye: The great snow day debate
• Chinese New Year at Holmes
• Learn the dangers of bullying
Business
• Local bridal boutique offers jewelry event
• Halstead adds five realtors
• Halstead names local realtor agent of the year
Arts & Leisure
• Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven? will premiere at a benefit for the School Sisters of Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon, March 3, in Wilton.
• The 40th Darien Antiques Show opens Friday evening at the First Congregational Church.
• All My Sons opens Friday at the Ridgefield Theater Barn.
• Stamford Museum and Nature Center¹s Maple Sugar Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, with lots of yummy treats.
• The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut is having its Winter Conference on Saturday in Wilton.
Life of Pi, whose director Ang Lee won the Oscar on Sunday, gets four and a half popcorn buckets from the Reel Dad.
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