Kids Can Meet and Sing Along With ‘Little Mermaid’ Characters Saturday at the Maritime Aquarium

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Meet and sing along with characters from New Paradigm Theatre’s upcoming production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” – and learn how marine debris affects the real creatures of the ocean realm – during “Under the Sea Saturday” on June 25 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess, prince or pirate for this special day. Highlights at the Aquarium on June 25 include three sing-alongs and meet-and-greets with the cast, a scavenger hunt and more. — an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium. As The Maritime Aquarium continues to incorporate the arts into its exhibits and educational programs, it is partnering with the non-profit theater company for its 2022 production of “The Little Mermaid,” with the theme of “Recycle, Repurpose and Reuse.”

Teen and adult board members of the theater company have joined the Aquarium’s teen volunteers this spring for beach cleanups that — in addition to cleaning the environment — have collected items used in “Little Mermaid” costumes and sets.

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Darien Sidewalk Sales Coming July 14 to 16, Now With Teenagers Selling Homemade Products

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The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its Sidewalk Sales on Thursday through Saturday, July 14 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event will take place rain or shine. — an announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

New this year, the Chamber is setting up an area for teenagers to sell their homemade goods and products. The youth entrepreneurial tent will be located in between Caffè Nero & Bankwell. The teenagers will participate Saturday only, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We are excited for the kids to interact with the community and experience selling and shopping locally, said Kesti Aysseh, executive director of the Darien Chamber. Shoppers of all ages will find bargains under the tents and inside shops along the Post Road.

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Darien’s Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Installs Karen Polett as Regent

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Karen Kreitzberger Polett has been installed as regent of Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution by Connecticut DAR State Regent Christy Hendrie at a recent ceremony and high tea held at the Country Club of Darien. — an announcement from the Good Wife’s River Chapter of the DAR

Polett has previously served as regent, registrar, treasurer and is also an honorary regent. Elected officers who will all serve for three-year terms include: left to right Historian, Vigee Droesch; Recording Secretary, Rebecca Siciliano; Treasurer, Virginia Otis; Chaplain, Carol Wilder-Tamme; Regent, Karen K. Polett with former Regent, Nicole Gorman. Not pictured is Vice Regent, Tracy Root. Appointed Chapter Chairmen are: Christine Pasiakos, Mary Beth Savage, Robin Salmans, Diane Drugge, Virginia Otis, Sandra MacPherson, Meredith Carper and Nicole Gorman.

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Two RTM Districts Meet Thursday to Learn About, Discuss Proposed Great Island Purchase

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To the editor,

Members of the Representative Town Meeting District II and District IV will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 23 in Town Hall Auditorium to learn more about and discuss the proposed Great Island purchase. First Selectman Monica McNally and Board of Finance Chair James Palen, as well as members of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Great Island is in RTM District II and borders neighborhoods in District IV. The meeting will be of particular interest to RTM representatives and residents of these two Districts but is open to the community. Clara Sartori

Chair , RTM District II

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Advice and Resources on Coping With Grief Over the Third Recent Loss of a DHS Student

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Dear fellow Darien residents and parents:

Right now, our community is grieving. Our hearts are hurting. The pain and sadness over loss together with fear for our children’s future, weigh on us during this difficult period. We in this community need to serve as touch points for one another, while also taking care of ourselves. Specifically, engage your friends, family members, neighbors and even acquaintances in conversation.