Walsh’s Wonderings — Lost pleasures

Robert F. Walsh Nostalgia is often the diamond we create from the coals of our youth; all the grime and angst of troublesome reality gets lost in the glow of its own reflection. However, there are some things that ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, ...

Darien celebrates new solar panels with ribbon cutting

Town leaders were at Town Hall Monday afternoon in Darien for a ribbon cutting of three new solar ...

Darien launches nonprofit that gives to charities

From left, Sarah Paquet and Katie Flynn are two of the six founders of a new Darien nonprofit called 100 Who Care Darien, which raises money for charities. One hour. 100 people. $100 each. Six people are behind a brand-new initiative in Darien that they hope will make a significant impact at Fairfield County charities. They’ve started the new nonprofit organization called 100 Who Care Darien, whose goal is to ...

Darien boys volleyball blanks rival New Canaan for ninth straight win

Darien’s Tyler Herget (8) puts down a shot during the Blue Wave’s volleyball match against New Canaan on Wednesday. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media DARIEN — Rivals Darien ...

No. 1 Darien routs Wilton to claim coach Jeff Brameier’s 600th career victory

Darien coach Jeff Brameier (center) poses with the rest of the Darien boys lacrosse players after they defeated Wilton 18-6 for Brameier's 600th career victory as head coach. ...

Darien girls lacrosse tops Radnor (PA) to stay undefeated

The Darien Blue Wave remained perfect this season with a 10-6 win over the Radnor (PA) Red Raiders Thursday at Darien High School. The Wave is now 6-0 ...

Wave by the numbers: Darien’s college and high school baseball diamond gems

Darien’s Richard Brereton fires in a pitch for the Emory Eagles last spring. — Emory Athletics Photo The Darien baseball team is on a four-game winning streak and ...

Darien baseball doubles up Wilton after trouncing Trinity

Darien's Ben Olson takes a cut during a recent baseball game at DHS. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media Darien took a six-run lead and then held off a comeback bid by the Wilton Warriors for a 6-3 victory Wednesday afternoon in Wilton. The Blue Wave rapped out 10 hits, led by Glen Fay’s 3-for-4, three-RBI performance. ...

Nonprofit for seniors celebrates 10 years

Lillie Williams, left, is a driver for At Home in Darien. Joan Davis, in the car, is getting a ride through the program. Lillie Williams calls them her ...

Refugees prepare meal in Darien to earn their way, share culture

An Eritrean refugee shows the meal she has prepared through Ciri's Ethnic Eats program. – Sandra Diamond Fox photo With the hope of a better life, five Eritrean ...

A new chapter

From left, Barrett Bookstore events coordinator Rosanna Nissen and owner Sheila Daley. The bookstore has just moved to a new location on 6 Corbin Drive Since Barrett Bookstore was founded ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, Respect Works co-President Maddie Joyce. Missing from picture is Respect Works co-president ...

Darien celebrates new solar panels with ribbon cutting

Town leaders were at Town Hall Monday afternoon in Darien for a ribbon cutting of three new solar panel systems installed in town. — Sandra Diamond Fox photo Darien just ...

Darien baseball doubles up Wilton after trouncing Trinity

Darien's Ben Olson takes a cut during a recent baseball game at DHS. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media Darien took a six-run lead and then held off a comeback bid by the Wilton Warriors for a 6-3 victory Wednesday afternoon in Wilton. The Blue Wave rapped out 10 hits, led ...

Darien boys volleyball blanks rival New Canaan for ninth straight win

Darien’s Tyler Herget (8) puts down a shot during the Blue Wave’s volleyball match against New Canaan on Wednesday. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media DARIEN — Rivals Darien and New Canaan came ...

No. 1 Darien routs Wilton to claim coach Jeff Brameier’s 600th career victory

Darien coach Jeff Brameier (center) poses with the rest of the Darien boys lacrosse players after they defeated Wilton 18-6 for Brameier's 600th career victory as head coach. — Sean Patrick Bowley/Hearst ...

Darien girls lacrosse tops Radnor (PA) to stay undefeated

The Darien Blue Wave remained perfect this season with a 10-6 win over the Radnor (PA) Red Raiders Thursday at Darien High School. The Wave is now 6-0 this season. Ashley Humphrey ...

The First Church of Christ, Scientist — offering guidance on facing everyday challenges

The First Church Scientist, Darien is one of the sponsors of an April 27 lecture by Enrique Smeke. When people face challenges, they seek answers. Enrique Smeke wants people to know the Christian Science Church can offer guidance on where to find those answers. But people need to take the ...

Darien YMCA: Make a difference by sending a kid to camp

Counselors and campers enjoy sailing on Holly Pond during the Darien Y’s Swim and Sail Camp for Children with Special Needs. The 11-year-old boy was very quiet when he first arrived at camp last summer, keeping mostly to himself. But over the next seven weeks, he made many friends and ...

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 ...

Letter: Darien school children would benefit from 30 minutes of dance a day

To the Editor:  Wouldn’t it be wonderful for school kids in Darien to have 30 minutes of energetic dancing everyday during the school year? It would be great exercise for bodies and ...

Letter: School neighbors should be informed regarding Municipal Use Zone proposals

To the Editor: A few things seemed clear from the very informative P&Z meeting on April 11 regarding the Commission's Municipal Use Zone proposals. • Creating a new Municipal Use Overlay Zone ...

Letter: Money in town budget for Highland Farm improvements unnecessary

To the Editor: I understand that the Board of Selectman has proposed approximately $600,000 for improvements to Highland Farm.  While it is not clear from the copy of the budget on the ...

Amazon truck hits Darien’s railroad bridge, gets stuck underneath

Contributed photo On Saturday, April 20, at approximately 5 a.m., a tractor trailer exceeding the posted height of the Boston Post Road railroad bridge in ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, Respect Works co-President Maddie Joyce. Missing from ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, Respect Works co-President Maddie Joyce. Missing from ...

Some residents against Planning & Zoning proposals

The Darien Planning & Zoning Commission recently continued its public hearing from March 19 regarding amendments to the town’s business and office zone regulations and ...

Amazon truck hits Darien’s railroad bridge, gets stuck underneath

Contributed photo On Saturday, April 20, at approximately 5 a.m., a tractor trailer exceeding the posted height of the Boston Post Road railroad bridge in ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, Respect Works co-President Maddie Joyce. Missing from ...

Depot’s Respect Works co-presidents attend Voices of Courage luncheon

Beth Harrington-Howes, left, co-president of Respect Works, Catie Duggan, Robin Woods (DVCC), Darien Sport Shop President Gina Zangrillo, Respect Works co-President Maddie Joyce. Missing from ...

Some residents against Planning & Zoning proposals

The Darien Planning & Zoning Commission recently continued its public hearing from March 19 regarding amendments to the town’s business and office zone regulations and ...

Conscious Cook: The beauty of rebirth

“For I remember that it is Easter Morn and life and love and peace are all new born.” — Alice Freeman Palmer Spring brings the ...

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE ARTalk: Award-winning Landscape Architecture with Principal, Robert Golde of Towers|Golde, April 28, 2 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 ...

This weekend: Plays, art and more

Quartet Quartet will be staged April 26-May 18 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New ...

Test Drive: Lexus surprises with 2019 RX450hL

If we’ve ever driven a quieter, smoother-riding car — sedan or crossover — than the 2019 ...

Binge and Repeat: ‘After Life’ is surprisingly sweet

Since “Game of Thrones” returned on April 14 and I needed to rewatch the previous season ...

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Art + Identity Art + Identity, April 28 through May 5, browngrotta arts, 276 Ridgefield ...

‘Guys & Dolls’ is a winning bet

When “Guys & Dolls” premiered on Broadway in 1950, it set the theater scene on fire, ...

This weekend: Plays, art and more

Quartet Quartet will be staged April 26-May 18 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New ...

‘Guys & Dolls’ is a winning bet

When “Guys & Dolls” premiered on Broadway in 1950, it set the theater scene on fire, ...

Conscious Cook: The beauty of rebirth

“For I remember that it is Easter Morn and life and love and peace are all new born.” — Alice Freeman Palmer Spring brings the ...

Test Drive: Lexus surprises with 2019 RX450hL

If we’ve ever driven a quieter, smoother-riding car — sedan or crossover — than the 2019 ...

On Stage: This weekend and upcoming

OPENING Guys & Dolls Guys and Dolls, April 26-May 11, The Wilton Playshop, 13 Lovers Ln., ...

Binge and Repeat: ‘After Life’ is surprisingly sweet

Since “Game of Thrones” returned on April 14 and I needed to rewatch the previous season ...

Bill of Fairs: Earth Day activities and more

Earth Day events, Panel discussion: Restoring Wild in Urban and Suburban Areas, April 26, 7:30 p.m.; ...

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE ARTalk: Award-winning Landscape Architecture with Principal, Robert Golde of Towers|Golde, April 28, 2 ...

This weekend: Plays, art and more

Quartet Quartet will be staged April 26-May 18 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New ...

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