Community Soundings: Graduates, art exhibits and more
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced new board members, including Craig Henrich of Darien, who will serve a three-year term. Henrich will serve on the investment committee as a foundation board member.
Henrich is a partner at KSL Capital Partners LLC. Formerly, he was a senior managing director of CW Capital Investments LLC, where he led the firm’s single asset group specializing in the acquisition and management of debt investments, including high-yield and mortgage-backed securities. He oversaw a portfolio in excess of $4.6 billion.
Among the graduates
Six Darien natives graduated from Fairfield University on May 20. In order to graduate, students must have earned a minimum of 120 credits and completed at least 38 three- or four-credit courses, depending on the course of study, and have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better at the conclusion of the senior year--something which Matthew R. Collier, Katherine B. Dostal, Alexandra Franceschi, Daniel B. Germain, Victoria L. Holdt and Brian A. Sutton all did.
Darien artist to exhibit at bank
Local artist and writer Peter Saverine is exhibiting his artwork during August at the Darien branch of Darien Rowayton Bank, 1009 Post Road, with 20 percent of all sales benefiting the Darien Arts Center. The public is invited to a complimentary wine and cheese reception at the bank on Aug. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saverine was born and raised in Darien and has lived in Fairfield County for most of his life. He is the director of philanthropy at STAR, Inc., a non-profit organization serving local people of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Saverine was a catalyst in introducing the DAC's Danceabilities and Artabilities programs to those with disabilities at STAR.
Homegrown support like Peter Saverine’s is invaluable to the Darien Arts Center, which depends on private donations, grants, tuition fees and ticket sales for funding. Now in its 41st year, the DAC continues to offer educational programs in dance, visual arts, music and theatre, and special events and live theatre performances by DAC Stage. It is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For more information, to sign up for the center’s newsletter, or to donate to the DAC, visit darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.
Yellow Pages distribution schedule
The updated Yellow Pages will be distributed in Fairfield County beginning on or about Sept. 22. Residents who have any questions or concerns regarding the distribution of Yellow Pages directories can email email@example.com. Provide the following details when contacting the distribution concerns email: name, address, contact information and specific details regarding the nature of the concern.
Additionally, residents have the choice about which directories they would like to receive or stop receiving in the future. Residents can request directories or opt-out of future phone book deliveries by visiting YellowPagesOptOut.com.
Wait ’til 8
With the summer months upon us, Energize Connecticut partners are asking customers to “Wait ’til 8” to help decrease energy consumption and demand during peak periods, which are weekdays from noon to 8 p.m.
Extreme peak demands occur only 100 hours each year, or about 1 percent of the time, between late May and early September during hot, humid weather. To accommodate demand, additional power plants are on standby, ready to operate during these hours. These back-up plants often run on dirtier fuels - such as oil - that produce more air pollution and offer power at a price that drives up the cost of electricity.
To reduce energy usage, Energize Connecticut representatives recommend lessening the use of discretionary appliances and electronics during peak hours. Examples include:
Running pool pumps earlier in the day or later in the evening
Using dishwashers and laundry machines and dryers in the morning or later in the day
Programming thermostats to increase the temperature when a home is not occupied