“Almost” by David Kaplan

Artists Invited to Submit Works for Rowayton Arts Center’s Upcoming ‘Photography and Sculpture’ Exhibit

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Online submissions are now being accepted in an open call to artists for  “Photography and Sculpture,” an exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center scheduled to run from Aug. 1 through 29, 2021. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

The deadline for submissions is July 2, and accepted artists will be notified by July 9, 2021. Visit the RAC website for the prospectus and other information for submitting entries online. The Chair for the show is Joanna Bridges and the Co-chair is Laure Dunne.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse

Your Kid’s Summer Camp Could Visit Sheffield Island Lighthouse

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New this summer, the Norwalk Seaport Association is now welcoming regional organizations that offer summer camps for children to come and visit Sheffield Island and Sheffield Island Lighthouse for an unparalleled maritime excursion. — an announcement from the Norwalk Seaport Association

Preservation of the island and lighthouse as well as offering educational opportunities for children are two of the founding principles that the Norwalk Seaport Association has been founded on. If organizations and summer camps are looking for a new camp activity that will delight and engage kids of all ages, they should consider renting the Norwalk Seaport Association’s vessel the C.J. Toth for an excursion. The Norwalk Seaport Association has developed two options for camp educators to choose from, both offer an educational and rewarding experience at affordable price points. A two-hour harbor cruise is scenic, educational, and fun.

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DHS Graduates Celebrate Culmination of High School and Commencement of the Rest of Life

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Darien High School’s 2021 graduation ceremony combined congratulations on getting through high school during the COVID-19 pandemic with the regular high school graduation themes — life advice, thankful appreciation and assurance that the graduates have what it takes to succeed in the future. The 321 graduating seniors had a sunny late spring day and blue sky to accompany speeches filled with hope and optimism. In a speech that focused on gratitude, Valedictorian Eleanor Chase offered the audience a cookbook-like “list of ingredients you’ll need to make a high school graduate,” including “one awkward fourteen year old,” 30 teachers, two bus drivers and a supportive family. “Put the 14-year-old in a brick building for four years at approximately 70 degrees: decorate with cap and gown.” She added: “But, between all the congratulations and cords and handshakes of today, I hope we all remember everything else on that ingredient list.”

Christian Fiorenza mug shot

Police: Arrested Darien Man Violates Terms of Release, Resulting in Two More Arrests

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After a 21-year-old Daren man was charged in a domestic incident, according to police, he was told to show up in court and not to return to the home; the next day he wasn’t in court but was back at the home, resulting in two more arrests. Darien police gave this account of the matter, including accusations not proven in court:

On Wednesday, June 9, Christian Fiorenza of 13 Devonshire Dr. was charged with disorderly conduct after police were told that during a verbal argument he “became physically aggressive” then went to a room of the victim’s home and “began to cause damage” (police gave no details about what he did). Police were called to the home at 9:54 p.m. Fiorenza admitted to becoming physically aggressive, and was issued a misdemeanor summons to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford the next day. As a condition of his release, he was told not to return to the home until the court gave him permission. The next day, June 10, he showed up at the home.

Stevenson tweet power outage June 10, 2021

Power Back in Downtown Darien, Stamford, Eversource Says; First Selectman: Fire on Electric Lines Caused It

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Update: First Selectman Jayme Stevenson tweeted at 7:36 p.m.: “Found the culprit: fire on the lines on Leroy near the railroad. Power has been restored.” Update: 6:46 p.m. — Power came back in Darien as of 6:37 p.m., Eversource’s online Outage map says. Customers without power: “fewer than two,” according to the Web page. Update: 6:36 p.m. — All 221 Stamford customers who were without power had it back by 6:27 p.m., according to Eversource’s online Outage map.