Christine Hurley

Laugh in a Church: Comedy Show Raises Funds for The Undies Project Sept 10 — Tickets Now on Sale

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This year’s comedy fundraiser for The Undies Project will take place in a holy setting in the cause of diminishing  the number of holey underpants. — an announcement from The Undies Project

You will not want to miss The Undies Project’s fundraiser “Hilarity for Charity,” returning this year to an in-person event. “Hilarity for Charity” will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, (aka the “Fish Church”) located at 1101 Bedford St. You can expect to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Aux Délices, an open bar with an event specialty cocktail, a magnificent silent auction and of course many laughs.

Rose of Sharon at Noroton Heights Railroad Station

New at Noroton Heights Railroad Station: A Garden of Native Plants

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Nature is alive at the Noroton Heights train station. There are fresh new plantings of native shrubs and plants with fragrant blossoms attracting bees, butterflies and birds. — an announcement from The Commuter Action Group

The new plantings are the work of Darien’s Beautification Commission and a grant from The Commuter Action Group, a rider advocacy group founded by Darien’s Jim Cameron. “Commuters deserve a break,” Cameron said. “I’m so glad we can bring a little beauty into their time at the train station.

Farm to Table Darien Land Trust Waterbury Field

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.

Police Car

After Passenger Repeatedly Stabs Lyft Driver, the Driver Crashes Into a Tree to Stop the Attack

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A Lyft driver purposefully crashed his car into a tree on West Avenue, near Holmes Avenue, on Monday night, he told police, because it was the only way he could stop his passenger from stabbing him yet again with a knife. Darien police gave this account of the incident, which the driver survived after being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries from several stab wounds:

The car was crashed shortly before 10:37 p.m., when police received a report about it. The driver told police that he picked up a customer in Stamford and was driving him to Norwalk. Police said the incident’s only connection to Darien was that the vehicle happened to be driving through town at the time. After the crash, the suspect fled with the victim’s cell phone.

DAR Karen Pollet Regent and others

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.