Hoverboard Swiped From Front Yard

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The owner of a hoverboard told police his hover board was stolen after he left it unattended on the front lawn at his home on Lake Drive. The theft of the two-wheeled self-balancing scooter was reported to police sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, when police went to the home. The hover board is valued at $350.

Darien Human Services Dept Accepting Donations for Gift Cards for School Supplies

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The Darien Human Services Department is accepting donations of gift cards for its Back-to-School Program. — an announcement from the Darien Human Services Department

This program provides $50 worth of gift cards for school supplies to students, grades K-12, whose families receive any of the following: Darien Human Services Programs; free or reduced lunch program; a Parks & Recreation or Town Youth Commission camp scholarship; SNAP; Husky Healthcare, or services from Person-to-Person. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Kohl’s and Amazon are preferred so children can buy supplies (including basic clothing items). Gift cards can be delivered to the Human Services Department in Town Hall, room 109, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Gift card distribution is scheduled from August 8 to 25, also Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

To learn details and program requirements refer to the Human Services page on the town government website.

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Police: Darien Man, 53, Stopped for Failing to Use His Blinker, Charged With Violating Restraining Order

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A 53-year-old Darien man was arrested on a warrant charging him with violating a restaining order after a police officer stopped the man’s car after it made a turn without using a turn signal, police said. Darien police gave this account of the matter, including accusations not proven in court:

At about 4:16 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, the officer saw a man drive out of a parking lot at 71 Post Road, and the officer followed his vehicle. After the man turned north onto Sedgwick Avenue, failing to use his turn signal, the officer stopped the car on West Avenue, near Leroy Avenue. The driver had an active arrest warrant from Darien police, so he was taken into custody.

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Tickets Now Available for Darien Land Trust’s Aug 27 Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner

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Tickets are now on sale for the Darien Land Trust’s Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, August 27, at 6 p.m. Waterbury Field will once again come alive with twinkling lights and white-linen tables set with wildflowers for 250 guests to dine at a Darien Land Trust property. A cocktail reception will kick off the evening at 6 p.m. with not only a cocktail, but wines from Sipstirs and craft beer from Two Roads Brewing. The reception will be followed by dinner served in the field. Live music will be provided by Merlin, a Westchester-Fairfield cover band playing rock classics. — an announcement from The Darien Land Trust

A three-course menu sourced from local farms has been created by Rebecca Thorpe of Copper Cricket Events.

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Free Admission for Kids, Teens Under 18 at Maritime Aquarium and Various CT Museums This Summer

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Exciting encounters with seals, sharks, sea turtles and – for a limited time – beautiful tropical butterflies highlight visits to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer, especially for Connecticut children receiving free admission through the “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative. — an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium is among more than 130 institutions participating in the state’s “CT Summer at the Museum” program, which offers free admission for all Connecticut residents 18 and under, along with one accompanying resident adult in each group, from July 1 to Sept. 5 (Labor Day). If You’re Going … Through the “CT Summer at the Museum” offer, any number of resident children ages 3-18, plus one accompanying resident adult in each group, can all enter The Maritime Aquarium for free.

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Police Traffic Advisory for High School, Middle School Graduations at DHS Campus

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Darien Police Department has announced the following traffic regulations for the area near Darien High School for Middlesex Middle School’s graduation on Thursday, June 16, and Darien High School’s graduation on Friday June 17. Each ceremony starts at 4 p.m.

—As in previous years, all traffic will enter the High School grounds via Noroton Avenue Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to enter the area from High School Lane or Nutmeg Lane. Officers will be on hand to direct all vehicles to appropriate and designated parking areas. —All vehicles will be properly parked to facilitate and expedite the safe flow of vehicles after the graduation ceremonies. —If needed, vehicles will be parked on both sides of Nutmeg Lane and High School Lane facing away from Darien High School.