Hockey team thankful for equipment sale support

The Darien High School girls ice hockey team would like to thank our generous used equipment donors, as well as all of the people who purchased items at our most successful used equipment sale ever.

We would also like to thank the administration and staff at Middlesex Middle School and Darien High School, particularly Keith and Pete, who always go out of their way to help us before, during and after the sale. We would also like to thank Ms. Starkweather. We are excited about our upcoming season and we will use the money we raised to partially offset the cost of our ice time. The leftover equipment was donated to various organizations to make sure nothing went to waste.

Thank you again for all of your support and we hope to see you at our home games this season.

Lily Christensen,

Sara Shaker, Emily Tropsa


Thanks to those involved with window contest

Once again, the youth commission was pleased to sponsor the annual Halloween window painting contest. This activity, which involved 35 merchants and more than 130 middle and high school students, has become a community favorite for this season.

A special nod of appreciation needs to go to all involved, especially Ann Tabacco from the Darien Arts Center who, for 14 years, has judged the windows; to Paula Csengo and her staff at TD bank for sponsoring a winners' party complete with pizza, soda and goodie bags; and to members of the youth commission for helping to implement this event.

Please visit for a list of this year's winning teams and those who received honorable mention as well.

Alicia Sillars, Youth Director

Darien Youth Commission

Darien Arts Center

a community treasure

What a treasure we have in the Darien Arts Center. We enjoyed a wonderful cabaret evening a few weeks ago when the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players favored us with their talents in a show titled "I've Got a Little Twist."

The performance not only attracted Gilbert and Sullivan aficionados, but also fans of music from Broadway, featuring favorites by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, Jerry Herman among other modern composers and lyricists. The intertwining, or "twist," of the two music styles along with some fast-paced comedy was cleverly produced and provided us with an evening of unique and entertaining musical theater.

As a black box theater set up with cabaret tables and comfortable seating, the DAC Weatherstone Studio transforms into a perfect venue for these and other special events.

Susan Spain


Mom's Morning In

parade event a success

Thank you to everyone who made the 17th annual Darien Community Association's Mom's Morning In Halloween Parade this past Friday such a huge success.

The Darien Police provided safe passage across the Post Road for all of our little trick-or-treaters. The merchants along our parade route to Tilley Pond gave out fun treats. Without the continued generosity of Good Goods, Couleur Provence, Good Food Good Things, Aquarius, Darien Station Variety, Subway, Robeks, Darien Barber Shop, Jade Nail & Spa, Coldwell Banker, Bella Pietra, Koenig Art Emporium and Jem Lee Cleaners our event would not be possible.

Also, thank you to Darien Doughnut for providing all of the doughnut holes we enjoyed at Tilley Pond while giggling away to another silly performance by Amazing Andy.

Marilyn DeMaio, Chairman

Mom's Morning In

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