Walsh’s Wonderings — Knives on roadsides

Robert F. Walsh There’s a disturbing trend on the streets these days that is as dangerous as it is unnecessary. No, I’m not referring to Drake’s “In My Feelings” Challenge (age check, everyone). The fad I find most disturbing ...

SEPAC presents a data instruction for dyslexia talk

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Dr. Margie Gillis will present a program on Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities — Using Data-Driven ...

ONE MORE DAY: Arts Center smartphone photo contest deadline approaching

A 2018 photo entry by Georgia Sheehan Deadline to enter the Darien Arts Center’s smartphone photo contest Pic ...

Assault, robbery reported at Walgreen’s in Noroton Heights

Keston Charles On Feb. 4, at about 6:27 p.m., Darien Police officers responded to the Walgreen’s on Heights Road for the report of an assault. A description of the fleeing offending parties was broadcast to responding officers. A responding officer observed a man in the area fitting the description and detained him. The male, later identified as Keston Charles, 21, of Brooklyn,  informed the officer that he had just come ...

Darien girls track takes second in Class L, puts three relays in Open

Darien freshman Mairead Clas competes in the 1,000-meter run at the FCIAC indoor track and field championships in New Haven on Thursday, Jan. 31. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut ...

Darien’s Alex Ostberg runs sub 4-minute mile for Stanford

Darien’s Alex Ostberg, a senior at Stanford University, runs to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Div. I cross country championships on Nov. 17. — Contributed photo Two ...

Darien strikes gold in 4×400 relay, finishes fifth in Class L boys track

The Darien boys 4x400 relay team came home with the silver medals from the FCIAC indoor track and field championships on Jan. 31. At the state meet, they ...

Schmidt leads Darien gymnastics at FCIACs

Junior Lana Schmidt had a stellar day to lead the Blue Wave gymnastics team at the 2019 FCIAC championship meet on Saturday at Westhill High School. Darien junior ...

Darien football holds Lift-A-Thon to raise fund for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Darien Blue Wave football players will sponsor a lift-a-thon  to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Friday, March 8. — Contributed photo For the 10th year in a row, Darien head coach Rob Trifone and the Blue Wave football team will sponsor a lift-a-thon to support charity. The team will compete in a weight ...

Young Patriot Award scholarships available to high school students

The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) announced that Patriot Bank N.A will sponsor this year’s “Young Patriot Awards” given to local high school students who demonstrate leadership, ...

Reel Dad: Remembering Albert Finney

From the start, his smile lit the screen. And in that first moment Albert Finney appeared on film — in a small role in Laurence Olivier’s The Entertainer ...

Jesse Lewis Choose Love movement holding ‘Choose Love’ poetry contest

After Darien native Scarlett Lewis’ 6 year-old son was killed in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she began the Jesse Lewis Choose Movement. The movement is ...

SEPAC presents a data instruction for dyslexia talk

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Dr. Margie Gillis will present a program on Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities — Using Data-Driven Instruction to Make Progress, in the Darien Library community room from 12 ...

ONE MORE DAY: Arts Center smartphone photo contest deadline approaching

A 2018 photo entry by Georgia Sheehan Deadline to enter the Darien Arts Center’s smartphone photo contest Pic Darien is February 14th. Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged ...

Darien football holds Lift-A-Thon to raise fund for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Darien Blue Wave football players will sponsor a lift-a-thon  to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Friday, March 8. — Contributed photo For the 10th year in a row, Darien head coach Rob Trifone and the Blue Wave football team will sponsor a lift-a-thon to support charity. The ...

Darien girls track takes second in Class L, puts three relays in Open

Darien freshman Mairead Clas competes in the 1,000-meter run at the FCIAC indoor track and field championships in New Haven on Thursday, Jan. 31. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media photo At the ...

Darien’s Alex Ostberg runs sub 4-minute mile for Stanford

Darien’s Alex Ostberg, a senior at Stanford University, runs to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Div. I cross country championships on Nov. 17. — Contributed photo Two years worth of work ...

Darien strikes gold in 4×400 relay, finishes fifth in Class L boys track

The Darien boys 4x400 relay team came home with the silver medals from the FCIAC indoor track and field championships on Jan. 31. At the state meet, they took the extra step ...

Walter Stewart’s Market — Expert butchers ready to help for holidays

Richard Pinto, the meat and seafood manager, leads a skilled team of butchers at Walter Stewart’s Market. One of the few things you won’t be able to find at Walter Stewart’s Market in New Canaan is a rookie butcher. “All of us here have multi-year experience - our team has ...

Creating a Learning Community in King’s Middle School

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For a holiday where food takes centerstage, let the experts handle the menu. “Kids are home from college, family and friends are gathering,” Walter Stewart’s Store Manager Ann Cheney said of the busy Thanksgiving season. “We can eliminate all the muss and fuss with our prepared foods and prix-fixe dinners.” The culinary team at Walter Stewart’s Market perfected the classics and have introduced what Cheney calls a few new showstoppers to the 2018 Thanksgiving menu. “Customers who tasted dishes from our new holiday menu gave us some great feedback,” Cheney said. “A few of the biggest hits were our new Truffle Dip, the Truffled Mashed Potatoes and our Smashed Cauliflower and Turnips — with frizzled shallots.” Customers can order al la carte from the Thanksgiving menu — including a prepared roast turkey, gourmet sides, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more. Or, Walter Stewart’s can handle the entire meal, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or to feed a house full of guests over the weekend. “With our prix-fixe dinners we offer a whole roasted turkey or stuffed turkey breast option,” Cheney said. “Both start with a Bell & Evans all-natural turkey, which is never frozen.” The prix-fixe Roasted Whole Turkey dinner, serving 6-8 people, includes Walter Stewart’s broth to keep the turkey moist when reheated. The dinner includes the market’s Traditional Sage Stuffing, gluten-free gravy, Whole-berry Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, dinner rolls and a freshly-baked Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Those looking for another classic holiday option, the Bourbon-glazed Spiral Ham prix-fixe dinner is served with cranberry stone-ground mustard, the market’s popular Honey Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup, in addition to green beans, mashed potatoes and a pumpkin pie. Cheney’s personal favorite is the Filet Mignon Dinner, serving 4-6. The dinner includes a platter of sliced filet, served at room temperature, which house-made horseradish sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Roasted Root Vegetables, Lobster Bisque, dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie. “The Filet Mignon Dinner is one of my go-to items because, like everyone else, I’m super busy during the holidays,” she said. “It’s just a home run. “Our culinary team does filet just beautifully — it’s always perfect,” Cheney continued. “The only thing that requires any reheating are the veggies and the soup. You put it on the table and you’re done.” “It’s a great way to feed a lot of people without much trouble,” Cheney said. Thanksgiving orders can be placed online at StewartsMarket.com, by phone at 203-966-4848 ext. 105, or in person at the 225 Elm St. market. Prepared food orders for Thanksgiving must be placed by Saturday, November 17. Bakery orders should be placed by Thursday, Nov. 15. “Our Executive Chef Casey Beland and our Deli and Catering Manager Pauline Rhoads can answer any questions,’ Cheney said. “We’re all getting excited for the holidays around here.” For more on Thanksgiving offerings, visit StewartsMarket.com.

Walter Stewart’s: ‘Showstoppers’ for the Thanksgiving table

Casey Beland, Pauline Rhoads, Daniela Ferrante and Pedro Regalado at a tasting of the Walter Stewart’s Thanksgiving Menu. For a holiday where food takes centerstage, let the experts handle the menu. “Kids are home from college, family and friends are gathering,” Walter Stewart’s Store Manager Ann Cheney said of the ...

Walsh’s Wonderings — Knives on roadsides

Robert F. Walsh There’s a disturbing trend on the streets these days that is as dangerous as it is unnecessary. No, I’m not referring to Drake’s “In My Feelings” Challenge (age check, ...

Jesse Lewis Choose Love movement holding ‘Choose Love’ poetry contest

After Darien native Scarlett Lewis’ 6 year-old son was killed in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she began the Jesse Lewis Choose Movement. The movement is a charitable ...

Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

State Rep. Terrie Wood is a Republican representing Rowayton and Darien.  We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this time of year, we have been busy ...

Assault, robbery reported at Walgreen’s in Noroton Heights

Keston Charles On Feb. 4, at about 6:27 p.m., Darien Police officers responded to the Walgreen’s on Heights Road for the report of an assault. ...

Young Patriot Award scholarships available to high school students

The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) announced that Patriot Bank N.A will sponsor this year’s “Young Patriot Awards” given to local high school students ...

Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

State Rep. Terrie Wood is a Republican representing Rowayton and Darien.  We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this ...

Hazing documentary to be shown at Darien Library

  On Monday, March 4, The Community Fund of Darien and their Youth Asset Team will be partnering with the Darien Library for a yearly ...

Assault, robbery reported at Walgreen’s in Noroton Heights

Keston Charles On Feb. 4, at about 6:27 p.m., Darien Police officers responded to the Walgreen’s on Heights Road for the report of an assault. ...

Young Patriot Award scholarships available to high school students

The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) announced that Patriot Bank N.A will sponsor this year’s “Young Patriot Awards” given to local high school students ...

Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

State Rep. Terrie Wood is a Republican representing Rowayton and Darien.  We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this ...

Hazing documentary to be shown at Darien Library

  On Monday, March 4, The Community Fund of Darien and their Youth Asset Team will be partnering with the Darien Library for a yearly ...

Conscious Cook: The lusciousness of love

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or torturous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” — Joanne Harris, Chocolat" Love is in the air! With ...

Test Drive: 2019 VW Golf knows big things come in small packages

Anyone who remembers driving a 1960s or ’70s Volkswagen Beetle may be surprised to learn the ...

Reel Dad: Remembering Albert Finney

From the start, his smile lit the screen. And in that first moment Albert Finney appeared ...

Binge and Repeat: Bundy Tapes glamorize killer

Serial killers appear to be all the rage lately, especially Ted Bundy, who is the subject ...

Test Drive: 2019 VW Golf knows big things come in small packages

Anyone who remembers driving a 1960s or ’70s Volkswagen Beetle may be surprised to learn the ...

Conscious Cook: The lusciousness of love

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or torturous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” — Joanne Harris, Chocolat" Love is in the air! With ...

Reel Dad: Remembering Albert Finney

From the start, his smile lit the screen. And in that first moment Albert Finney appeared ...

Binge and Repeat: Bundy Tapes glamorize killer

Serial killers appear to be all the rage lately, especially Ted Bundy, who is the subject ...

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