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Police: Supermarket Store Detective Catches Cashier With Her Hand in the Till

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An cashier at Stop and Shop was seen by a store detective who said the employee was seen taking cash from a register and hiding it on her person, according to Darien police. Police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

Store detectives at the supermarket had been alerted that there were cash shortages at register where Lamanda Terry, 48, of Bridgeport had been working, so they watched her. Police were called to the supermarket at Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. North, at 3:12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 and spoke with Terry, who admitted that she stole $60 from the register.

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JoyRide Spin Classes This Weekend to Benefit Disabled STAR Inc. Clients

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JoyRide is generously teaming up with STAR Inc., Lighting the Way to offer weekend spin classes to raise money benefiting local individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. — an announcement from STAR Inc. and JoyRide

All donations will be matched 100% by an anonymous donor. If you have never tried spinning — here is your fun, inclusive opportunity in a no judgment zone! The event is open to the public. Cost is $50 per rider payable to STAR Inc. at the door.

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Free, Two-Part Digital Marketing Webinar for Businesses, Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

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Promoting a local business through digital marketing is the subject of a free two-part webinar on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce and open to both members and non-members of the chamber. Darien Library is hosting the webinars, which are presented by Darien-based Noble House Media Group. Here’s the chamber’s announcement, combined with information from the library’s website:

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DCA Offers Fall Tea With Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events, Sept 24, 25

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It’s said that a cup of tea makes everything better. In this spirit, caterer Carolyn Eddie and her fabulous supporting cast return to the Darien Community Association, offering their unique brand of comfort and relaxation! — an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Participants may choose to attend in-person at the DCA, following established safety protocols (masks, distanced tables, gathering size limits). If the weather allows, we will also offer outdoor seating in our beautiful formal garden. Or, order to-go, and DCA staff/volunteers will personally deliver a box of the same tea sandwiches, assorted scones with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of treats to your residence.

The Art of Seed Saving with ‘The Seed Huntress,’ an Online Talk

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Sefra Alexandra, “The Seed Huntress,” will discuss her work with seed saving for conservation, multiplication and distribution. Her talk, hosted by Darien Library, takes place online from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. — an announcement from Darien Library

This work supports seed sovereignty through the different initiatives she’s worked on at the local, national, and international scales. She’ll look at the importance of in situ (in place) seed banking and of ex situ (cold storage) seed saving strategies.