Darien's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/darien Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:48:44 -0500 HamletHub.com Holiday Gift of Broadway from ACT of Connecticut, One Night Only https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47933-holiday-gift-of-broadway-from-act-of-connecticut-one-night-only47933-holiday-gift-of-broadway-from-act-of-connecticut-one-night-only https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47933-holiday-gift-of-broadway-from-act-of-connecticut-one-night-only47933-holiday-gift-of-broadway-from-act-of-connecticut-one-night-only

A One Night Special Livestream Event Airs December 12

Join ACT of CT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, Executive Director Katie Diamond, and Music Supervisor Bryan Perri as they “unwrap” all of ACT of CT's incredible productions to date. In this special livestream event, you’ll be given a backstage pass to see how ACT of CT’s musicals are conceived, designed, rehearsed, and finally put on stage!
And… you'll be amazed at what it takes to produce a musical. Hear from some of the stars, directors, and choreographers from ACT of CT's past productions, and the best part... you’ll get to experience some of your favorite ACT of CT musicals again! With songs and scenes from ACT of CT’s Mamma Mia!, Evita, Working, Austen’s Pride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, and The Last Five Years – you’ll be overjoyed reliving some of your favorites! And, if you were not able to catch all of ACT of CT’s past shows, you’ll now have an opportunity to see what you missed! A perfect pre-holiday gift to open, you’ll love Broadway Unwrapped!!!!
This special one-hour livestream event airs on December 12th.

While donations are appreciated, this is a gift from all of us to all of you to enjoy!! 
Click HERE to secure your link for this special livestream event! or visit actofct.org.
kerry@ducey.org (ACT of Connecticut) Events Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:23:47 -0500
Darien Library: In Conversation with Tessa Wegert & Wendy Walker https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47932-in-conversation-with-tessa-wegert-wendy-walker47932-in-conversation-with-tessa-wegert-wendy-walker https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47932-in-conversation-with-tessa-wegert-wendy-walker47932-in-conversation-with-tessa-wegert-wendy-walker

Author of The Dead Season

Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are thrilled to welcome Darien's own Tessa Wegert for a conversation about her new book The Dead Season. Novelist Wendy Walker whose new book, Don't Look For Me was published this fall will join Tessa in conversation.

Register for this special double author event

About The Dead Season

Senior Investigator Shana Merchant has spent years running from her past. But she never imagined a murder case would drive her to the most dangerous place of all—home.

After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans. Shana and Bram share more than just a hometown, and he won’t let her forget it. When the decades-old skeleton of Shana’s estranged uncle is uncovered, Bram issues a challenge: Return home to Vermont and solve the cold case, or the blood he spills next will be on her hands.

As Shana interviews members of her family and the community, mining for secrets that could help her solve her uncle’s murder, she begins to realize how little she remembers of her childhood. And when Bram grows impatient and kidnaps again, leaving a trail of clues Shana alone can understand, she knows his new victim will only survive if she wins the psychopath’s twisted game. In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another.

About the Author: Tessa Wegert

Tessa Wegert is a Canadian expat, journalist, and former digital media strategist. Her business and marketing articles have appeared in such publications as ForbesThe Huffington PostAdweek, and The Economist.

About Don’t Look for Me

In the novel, a grief-stricken wife and mother has a fleeting thought about walking away from her life and then mysteriously disappears. All signs point to a “walk away,” which happens all the time—women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over. Molly Clarke had plenty of reasons to do just that. But is it really what happened?

When a new lead comes in two weeks after the search has ended, Molly’s daughter, Nicole, begins to wonder. In spite of their strained relationship, nothing about her mother’s disappearance makes sense. When Nicole learns about another woman who vanished from the same small town, and then discovers a mysterious, secluded property, she inches closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.

Don’t Look for Me is a story about a woman with a tragic past and seemingly bleak future. A woman who has a flash about walking away from her life. A woman who takes a ride from a man, and his young daughter who reminds her of the child she lost years before,” explains Walker. “Molly’s disappearance and her daughter’s desperate search to find her fill the pages with twists, turns, and unexpected revelations. But at its heart, this is a story about grief, acceptance, and the power of redemption.”

About the Author: Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker is the bestselling author of All is Not ForgottenEmma in the Night, and The Night Before, with rights sold in twenty-three foreign languages as well as options in film and television. Her most recent thriller, Don’t Look for Me, was published in September.

Prior to her writing career, Wendy practiced law and worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and Georgetown University Law School. Wendy is currently at work on her next novel and managing a busy household in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you'd like to add to your suspense collection, please visit their website.

Registration Information

Not a member of Darien Library, or need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

Photo of author Tessa Wegert.

agoodman@darienlibrary.org (Darien Library) Events Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:51:00 -0500
Meet the Author: Stuart Gibbs at Darien Library on Dec. 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47931-meet-the-author-stuart-gibbs-at-darien-library-on-dec-747931-meet-the-author-stuart-gibbs-at-darien-library-on-dec-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47931-meet-the-author-stuart-gibbs-at-darien-library-on-dec-747931-meet-the-author-stuart-gibbs-at-darien-library-on-dec-7

The Children's Library is pleased to announce that Stuart Gibbs will join Darien Library for a virtual event that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home on Monday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m.

Discover the behind-the-scenes details that goes into creating wildly popular series like Fun JungleMoon Base Alpha, and Spy School from this New York Times best-selling author. Our virtual audience will have the opportunity to ask questions about his popular books at the end of the program. 

We will be giving away free signed copies of Spy School: Revolution to the first seventy-five attendees of the event. Space is limited and recommended for ages 7 and up. If participant interest exceeds our capacity on Zoom, we will livestream the event to YouTube for everyone to enjoy! 

Registration Information

This program will take place on Zoom. Attendees should register via our Google form in order to receive a copy of Spy School: Revolution. Please register each individual child who would like to receive a copy of the book (if they are one of the first seventy-five attendees.)

kerry@ducey.org (Darien Library) Events Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:38:10 -0500
Holiday Gifting with Gratitude with the DCA and Barrett Bookstore https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47927-holiday-gifting-with-gratitude-with-the-dca-and-barrett-bookstore47927-holiday-gifting-with-gratitude-with-the-dca-and-barrett-bookstore https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47927-holiday-gifting-with-gratitude-with-the-dca-and-barrett-bookstore47927-holiday-gifting-with-gratitude-with-the-dca-and-barrett-bookstore

Looking for a convenient, unique way to thank family and friends, along with our community angels – whether they be teachers, first responders, or local businesses?

The DCA is pleased to present Darien author Kristen Harnisch “in conversation” with your favorite Barrett Bookstore staff members who will share their top holiday picks for books and games to make your gift-giving easy and memorable! We’ll explore the best gifts for different ages and tastes, and books to capture the imagination across a wide variety of genres!

Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 10:00am with your cup of coffee or tea and your gift list for this virtual gathering, where no one will see you (or your pajamas!). If you can’t participate at this time, you can still register and watch the recording of the event at your leisure.

Ticket price for the event is $15 DCA members/$20 public.

To support the DCA and events like this, please contribute if you can when you register. Register online by Wednesday, December 9 at dariendca.org, or contact the DCA at 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA will email an access link and other details to registrants that day.

kerry@ducey.org (Laura Racanelli) Events Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:35:00 -0500
Darien COVID Cases Rise, Community in Red Zone, Stevenson Provides Update https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47929-darien-covid-cases-rise-community-in-red-zone-stevenson-updates-community47929-darien-covid-cases-rise-community-in-red-zone-stevenson-updates-community https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47929-darien-covid-cases-rise-community-in-red-zone-stevenson-updates-community47929-darien-covid-cases-rise-community-in-red-zone-stevenson-updates-community

Darien First Selectwoman, Jayme Stevenson says that 67 new cases have been reported in Darien over the past 14 days. "Not since late March have we experienced such aggressive virus spread.  Our 14-day rolling case average is 26 cases per 100,000 which moved us to Red Alert status," she says.

Please read the important community update from Stevenson below.

Red Alert status requires that those folks who are 65 or older, or at high risk, should stay home to stay safe.  Everyone should limit trips outside the house and avoid any gatherings with non-family members.  Indoor group activities must be postponed.  Mask wearing is mandatory when in public. Governor Lamont announced this afternoon that, effective 11/23, all club and team sports must pause all activities until 1/19/2021. The Town of Darien will be in consultation with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health to discuss additional mitigation measures.

This news comes at a particularly difficult time with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching.  Under the Governor’s Phase 2.1 guidance, indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people and mask-wearing and distancing are recommended. Travel is strongly discouraged and all travelers into CT must follow State Health quarantine and/or testing guidelines.  More information is available at www.ct.gov/coronavirus.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued holiday guidelines which can be accessed at www.cdc.gov.  The best way to stay healthy this holiday season is to celebrate virtually with family and friends.

Please remember, if you or a family member is required to quarantine, you must stay home for the duration of your quarantine. There is no option to test out of quarantine. An individual in quarantine may not participate in any community-based activities.

Testing services are critical at this time.  www.211ct.org has a complete list of testing providers.  Everpoint Health began offering drive thru testing in Darien this week.  Testing is available 6 days per week.  Visit www.everpointhealth.com to learn more about their services and to book an appointment.  Everpoint Health is an out-of-network provider and payment is due at the time of registration. You will be provided a receipt for insurance purposes, but reimbursement is a matter between you and your insurance provider.

Stopping the virus spread is up to each and every one of us.  We can do this together!  

Please visit the Town of Darien (www.darienct.gov) and State of Connecticut (www.ct.gov/coronavirus) websites for more COVID-19 information including updated Sector Rules and the COVID-19 Alert Framework.


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:25:57 -0500
Darien Library Changes Due to Rise in COVID Cases https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47928-darien-library-changes-due-to-rise-in-covid-cases47928-darien-library-changes-due-to-rise-in-covid-cases https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47928-darien-library-changes-due-to-rise-in-covid-cases47928-darien-library-changes-due-to-rise-in-covid-cases

Darien Library announces changes beginning Monday, November 23rd. 

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our users and staff. Darien has reached Red Alert status for COVID-19 positivity rates, and hospitalizations and ICU headrooms across Fairfield County and the state are nearing critical levels.
  • Darien Library will be open to visitors for quick 30-minute browsing and computer access.
  • Computer sessions will also be limited to 30 minutes.
  • We are suspending notary appointments for the time being.
You may continue to pick up your holds from the Community Room when you receive the email saying they are ready.

The Library will reevaluate this decision every week as new data is made available. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and urge all of our community members to wear masks, practice social distancing, and limit indoor activities.

kerry@ducey.org (Darien Library) Places Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:19:58 -0500
Essential Workers Receive FREE Admission to Maritime During Gratitude Days - Nov. 23-25 https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47930-essential-workers-receive-free-admission-to-maritime-during-gratitude-days-nov-23-2547930-essential-workers-receive-free-admission-to-maritime-during-gratitude-days-nov-23-25 https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47930-essential-workers-receive-free-admission-to-maritime-during-gratitude-days-nov-23-2547930-essential-workers-receive-free-admission-to-maritime-during-gratitude-days-nov-23-25

In this season of Thanksgiving, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is expressing gratitude to essential workers who have helped the community respond to – and thrive during – the coronavirus pandemic by making free tickets available Nov. 23-25.

During these “Gratitude Days,” one free adult ticket will be available to essential workers with the purchase of any one full-priced Aquarium admission ticket. The offer is limited to one free ticket per household. Advance purchase is required via the Aquarium website – www.maritimeaquarium.org – and will be available starting at noon on Sun., Nov. 22.

“We want to thank the doctors, nurses, health-care workers and first-responders who have been literally fighting to save our lives throughout the pandemic, which even today rages on,” said Jason Patlis, the Aquarium’s president and CEO.

“But we also want to thank the many other essential workers – our neighbors – who work in grocery stores and other shops as cashiers and stockers; who are on the streets, delivering our packages, driving buses, taxis and rideshares; who are postal workers delivering our mail; who serve as teachers and educators for our children. There's a long list of unheralded people who have remained on the front lines all year to keep our community functioning. We’re happy to offer this small token of appreciation.”

Special in-person discounts also will be available in the Gift Shop Nov. 23-25.

In addition during “Gratitude Days,” the Aquarium is offering $25 discounts on memberships of all levels. For example, a one-year “Family” membership – good for unlimited visits, plus other discounts – will cost $165 instead of the usual $190.

The Maritime Aquarium reopened to the public on June 20 with reduced capacity, enhanced cleaning, one-way flow through galleries and mask requirements for ages 3 and older. Except for members, admission is only by advance online purchase of timed-entry tickets. The rules, procedures and protocols meet or exceed state and federal guidelines and requirements.

To receive “Gratitude Day” benefits Nov. 23-25, guests need merely to “self identify” as essential workers. Learn more and purchase advance tickets at www.maritimeaquarium.org

kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Places Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:36:27 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Darien (Reimagined): CEFALY Technology https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47910-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-cefaly-technology47910-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-cefaly-technology https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47910-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-cefaly-technology47910-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-cefaly-technology

Why Small Businesses Matter Reimagined

Small businesses matter - now more than ever. They are answering the call with innovation and determination like never before.

We hope you join us in supporting them by sharing their story far and wide and shopping local! We are thankful to Fairfield County Bank for their continued support and for making this series possible.

Step inside CEFALY Technology!

Three questions with Jen Trainor-McDermott, CEO at CEFALY Technology. 


What do you want the community to know? Are there ways for the community to help you and other local businesses to prosper?

During COVID-19, we've seen our friends' and neighbors' stress levels go through the roof. For many people, this unrelenting stress can cause migraine attacks. Approximately 12% of Americans have migraines, yet many people who have never experienced a migraine attack don't know how common — or how debilitating — it can be.

We'd love for the Darien community to start talking about migraines. If you have a friend or family member with this disorder, ask them how you can support them. And if they don't know about CEFALY, tell them about us! Our wearable medical device, CEFALY DUAL, is clinically proven to treat migraine pain and reduce migraine frequency and severity. People with migraines can easily purchase CEFALY online at www.cefaly.com and have it delivered to their homes, without having to visit a doctor's office or pharmacy.

Are you offering any new products or ways for customers to purchase your products or services that are popular during this crisis?

The FDA recently cleared CEFALY DUAL as the first over-the-counter migraine treatment of its kind, so a prescription is no longer needed. We hope this will encourage more people with migraine to try CEFALY and see if it works for them.

Because we know many people are experiencing financial hardship right now, we're offering different ways to fit CEFALY into your budget. We're currently offering a $100 discount, as well as monthly payment plans via Affirm and PayPal. Our 60-day money-back guarantee allows people to try CEFALY risk-free to see if it works to alleviate their migraine pain and prevent future attacks.

Please share the ways your business is adapting to keep your customers and employees safe in addition to the standard guidelines

While CEFALY Technology was deemed an essential business, we decided early on to do everything we could to ensure employees could safely and effectively work from home. Just as we make it a priority to listen to our customers, we do the same for our employees. We understand how difficult it can be to manage child care and work-life balance during this time, and so we reassured them that they could work from home whenever needed. In turn, our amazing employees have really risen to the occasion — we're able to continue fulfilling orders for CEFALY and answering customers' questions without any lag in service.

Visit CEFALY Technology online here, and also make sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!



daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:50:54 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Darien (Reimagined): Sipstirs https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47911-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-sipstirs47911-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-sipstirs https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47911-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-sipstirs47911-why-small-businesses-matter-in-darien-reimagined-sipstirs


Why Small Businesses Matter Reimagined

Small businesses matter - now more than ever. They are answering the call with innovation and determination like never before.

We hope you join us in supporting them by sharing their story far and wide and shopping local! We are thankful to Fairfield County Bank for their continued support and making this series possible.

Step inside Sipstirs!

Three questions with David Wagner, Proprietor, and founder of Sipstirs.


What do you want the community to know? Are there ways for the community to help you and other local businesses to prosper?

At Sipstirs, we do our best to center ourselves within the community by partnering with other local small businesses, social organizations, and non-profits. Additionally, we cross-promote and share each other's campaigns on social media platforms. As Vice-Chairman on the Darien Chamber of Commerce Board, I have been working on partnerships like these to shed light on the importance (now more than ever) of shopping at local small businesses. Together with Darien Chamber of Commerce and The Corbin District, we created an incentive rewards program that supports local holiday shopping this season. The program is called #DarienTogether. 

My hope is that residents participating in this program will aid local shops after this tremendously tough year.

Are you offering any new products or ways for customers to purchase your products or services that are popular during this crisis?

Just before lockdown in March, we released a new platform as a mobile app and website that allows customers to purchase at their fingertips from anywhere. It allows easy access to all our inventory and the convenience of curbside pickup or local delivery. We also frequently accept phone and email orders during social distant times.

One of our specialties is finding products for our customers they have had elsewhere or special ordering items we don’t yet carry. The online store is available through our website as well as on iPhone and Android as an app. We offer a $10 off $30 on customers’ first order to test the convenience and ease of the app. by entering the code 10OFF30. People can also follow our social media activity @sipstirs to see what is happening in the shop.

A great introduction to the Sipstirs experience is our monthly wine club that offers unique offerings from around the world. This is a great way to find new wines that someone may not have seen or ventured to taste.

Are there certain individuals or organizations that supported you and your business through this trying time?

I would like to thank the community for their active patronage of the shop as we were one of the few businesses allowed to stay open during the state mandate. Additionally, we were continually supported by our corporate clients and helped shift events to online platforms such as Zoom as an alternative to in-person events. I would also like to thank The Corbin District here in Darien as we have partnered together on community wine tastings. Lastly, thanks to the volunteer leadership at the Darien Chamber of Commerce and all our small businesses for supporting each other during this time. We are all in this together, #darientogether.

Sipstirs is located at 1053 Post Road in Danbury. Visit them online here, and also make sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:45:09 -0500
Darien Arts Center Winter/Spring Classes in Dance, Art, Music & Martial Arts at DAC https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47925-winter-spring-classes-in-dance-art-music-martial-arts-at-dac47925-winter-spring-classes-in-dance-art-music-martial-arts-at-dac https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/places/47925-winter-spring-classes-in-dance-art-music-martial-arts-at-dac47925-winter-spring-classes-in-dance-art-music-martial-arts-at-dac

Registration is open for Darien Arts Center winter and spring classes for all ages in dance, visual arts, martial arts and music. The DAC is following all state Covid-19 protocols and is offering in-person as well as Zoom classes. Winter/Spring classes begin in January. To register for classes, visit darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall.

See All Classes by Day and Register.

Winter/Spring classes in Dance run from January 25, 2021 through June 3, 2021. Tuition is $400. Adult drop-in and class card options are available.
Dance classes for all levels, ages 3 & up include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Teen Contemporary, Modern, Broadway Dance and Pointe.
See all Dance Classes. 
Register for Dance Classes.

Tuition is $400. Adult drop-in and class card options are available. 
OPEN MARTIAL ARTSAges 8 & Up | Monday 5:30-6:30pm | Jan. 25-June 6
TEEN/ADULT MARTIAL ARTS Adult | Thursday 6:30-7:30pm| Jan. 21-June 3

The DAC music program includes private lessons for both adults and children in cello, composition, drum set, guitar, flute, viola, violin, voice, piano, and music theory as well as group classes. 
Find out more about private lessons.

Grades 5-12 | Saturday 1:15-2:45pm | Jan. 23-Mar. 27 | $256, plus performance fee of $15
Grades 3-5 |Saturday 3-4pm | Jan. 23-Mar. 27 | $210, plus performance of $15

Grades 5-8 | Tuesday 4:10-5:10pm, Mar. 2-April 27 | $176
Grades 1-4 | Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm, Mar. 3-April 28 | $176
Grades 5-9 | Wednesday 5-6:30pm, Mar. 3-April 28 | $265
Grades 5-8 | Friday 4:40-5:40pm, Mar. 5-April 30 | $176

Adults | Thursday 10-11am, Jan. 14-Mar. 25 | $145

Adults | Tuesday 9:30-10:30am, Feb. 2-Mar. 9 | $108

Adults | Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Feb. 2-Mar. 23 | $215

Adults | Thursday 2-3pm, Feb. 4-Mar. 11 | $108

Adults | Monday 7-9pm, Mar. 15-April 19 | $295

farrellmarketingandmedia@gmail.com (Diane Farrell) Places Thu, 19 Nov 2020 05:32:25 -0500
Junior Golf Hub FREE Webinar on Monday: 5 Things You Must Do to Get Signed Next Year! https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47924-junior-golf-hub-free-webinar-on-monday-5-things-you-must-do-to-get-signed-next-year47924-junior-golf-hub-free-webinar-on-monday-5-things-you-must-do-to-get-signed-next-year https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47924-junior-golf-hub-free-webinar-on-monday-5-things-you-must-do-to-get-signed-next-year47924-junior-golf-hub-free-webinar-on-monday-5-things-you-must-do-to-get-signed-next-year

The National Letter of Intent window is here and for those who are on their journey to college golf, Junior Golf Hub is hosting a FREE webinar on the "5 Things You Must Do to Get Signed Next Year!" on Monday, November 23 at 7pm EST

Register here

Learn from a panel of recruiting experts, college coaches and signees on everything you need to know and what you need to do to sign your letter of intent!


  • Roger Knick, Founder of Junior Golf Hub, The Golf Performance Center, Ethan Allen Preparatory
  • Rick Dowling, Junior Golf Hub, Customer Success Leader
  • Danny Randolph, Former College Golf Coach Texas Christian University, Lynn University, Johnson & Wales - Miami
  • Alex Kirk, Former College Golf Coach at Dartmouth College
  • Jackson Roman, Loyola University—Maryland, Class of 2025, Men's Golf Team
 Learn more and register for Monday's webinar HERE.
kerry@ducey.org (GPC) Events Thu, 19 Nov 2020 04:05:50 -0500
Rowayton Gardeners Online Christmas Market is LIVE! https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47926-rowayton-gardeners-online-christmas-market-is-live47926-rowayton-gardeners-online-christmas-market-is-live https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47926-rowayton-gardeners-online-christmas-market-is-live47926-rowayton-gardeners-online-christmas-market-is-live

You can start your holiday shopping today at The Rowayton Gardeners' very first “Virtually Yours” online store!  More than 175 items are offered - better hurry before they sell out! Festive gifts and unique, handmade ornaments and fresh greens are now ready for your inspection and purchase online: rowayton-gardeners.myshopify.com.

The Rowayton Gardeners Virtually Yours Christmas Market continues through November 29th. Purchased items will be available for curbside pick-up at The Potting Shed behind the Rowayton Community Center on the following dates: Friday, December 4th (3 to 5 pm), Saturday, 5th (9 am to noon) and Sunday, 6th (11 am to 2 pm).


kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:20:50 -0500
Darien Police and Fire Marshal Give Thanksgiving Lunches to Seniors at the Mather Center! https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47923-darien-police-and-fire-marshal-give-thanksgiving-lunches-to-seniors-at-the-mather-center47923-darien-police-and-fire-marshal-give-thanksgiving-lunches-to-seniors-at-the-mather-center https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47923-darien-police-and-fire-marshal-give-thanksgiving-lunches-to-seniors-at-the-mather-center47923-darien-police-and-fire-marshal-give-thanksgiving-lunches-to-seniors-at-the-mather-center

Today several Darien Police Officers along with the Town of Darien Fire Marshal helped hand out Thanksgiving-style lunches to Darien Seniors at the Mather Center!

Police wrote on their Facebook page, "Although we couldn’t enjoy the annual sit down lunch, we enjoyed seeing everyone during the drive-by nonetheless!"

Thank you to Darien Police and the Fire Marshal for bringing joy to our senior citizens! 


kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:20:38 -0500
Connecticut COVID Update: Additional 2,043 and 39 Hospitilizations Since Yesterday https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47922-connecticut-covid-update-additional-2-043-and-39-hospitilizations-since-yesterday47922-connecticut-covid-update-additional-2-043-and-39-hospitilizations-since-yesterday https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/neighbors/47922-connecticut-covid-update-additional-2-043-and-39-hospitilizations-since-yesterday47922-connecticut-covid-update-additional-2-043-and-39-hospitilizations-since-yesterday

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Overall Summary


Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)



COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)



Daily Test Positivity



Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19



COVID-19 Associated Deaths



County-by-county breakdown:


COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations





Fairfield County






Hartford County






Litchfield County






Middlesex County






New Haven County






New London County






Tolland County






Windham County






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For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “COVID-19 Data Tracker.”

PURA extends COVID-19 payment program enrollment date

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is reminding all customers that the enrollment period for the COVID-19 Payment Program for both residential and non-residential customers is extended through at least February 9, 2021. Further, the Winter Protection Program, which protects eligible households against head source shut-offs during the winter months, is also in effect from November 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021.

PURA encourages customers experiencing difficulty paying their utility bills to contact their utility company and ask:

  • First, whether the residential customer is eligible to be “coded hardship” and enrolled in the Winter Protection Program.
  • Second, if ineligible for hardship status or a non-residential customer, to enroll in a COVID-19 Payment Plan.

All customers with past due balances are eligible to avoid utility shut-offs by enrolling in one of the programs provided by the state-regulated water, electric and gas utilitiesOperation Fuel, or the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

Importantly, no customer actively enrolled in a COVID-19 Payment Program can have their service terminated for non-payment. COVID-19 payment plans are available to any residential or non-residential customer requesting assistance, without demonstrating financial need; require no initial or down payment, can be up to 24 months in length; waive any fees or interest in the calculation of the monthly payment amount; and facilitate the repayment of the past due balances in addition to the customer’s monthly bill.

For more information, customers should contact their utility company or PURA’s Consumer Affairs office.

kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Neighbors Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:08:50 -0500
What's cooking at the Darien Children's Library https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47921-what-s-cooking-at-the-darien-children-s-library47921-what-s-cooking-at-the-darien-children-s-library https://news.hamlethub.com/darien/events/47921-what-s-cooking-at-the-darien-children-s-library47921-what-s-cooking-at-the-darien-children-s-library

November and December Events and Activities for Kids at Darien Library

Young Yogis
Friday, November 20th, 3 p.m.

Stretch and move with Miss Talita in this Yoga class.  Ages 4 to 7.

Food Explorers: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup 
Friday, November 20th, 5 p.m.

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian as we make Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, a delicious and filling soup perfect for fall dinner! Families with children age 7 and up.

Guess the Recipe!
Tuesday, November 24th, 7 p.m.
Join us for a new trivia experience where we'll tell you the ingredients and you guess the final food product. Ages 10 to 18.

Storytime: Turkeys!
Wednesday, November 25th, 10:30 a.m.
It's turkey time! Celebrate the coming holiday through songs and rhymes in this week's program with your favorite librarians. Birth to 5.

Encore Storytime: Turkeys!
Wednesday, November 25th, 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a recording of the morning's storytime to watch at your own convenience. Birth to 5.

Thanksgiving Craft
Wednesday, November 25th, 3 p.m.
Become an artist at home through this guided project with Miss Maria!  Ages 3 to 5.

Storytime: Cookies & Sweets
Wednesday, December 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, rhymes and songs with your favorite librarians!  Birth to 5.

Encore Storytime: Cookies & Sweets
Wednesday, December 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a recording of the morning's storytime to watch at your own convenience. Birth to 5.

Anxiety and Coping with COVID19
Thursday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Join Child Mind Institute expert, Jerry Bubrick, PhD for an important presentation on coping with anxiety during COVID19. Co-sponsored by Darien SEPAC and Darien Library. Adult.

Food Explorers: Homemade Holiday Fudge 
Saturday, December 5th, 2 p.m.

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make homemade fudge two different ways! Families with children age 7 and up.

kerry@ducey.org (Darien Library) Events Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:46:04 -0500