Marta Apy Elders of Rowayton passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 78. Marta was born Oct. 3, 1943 in Stamford to the late Martin and Joan Apy of New Canaan. She graduated from New Canaan High School in 1961 and was the secretary of her class.
35 Miles Road, Darien | Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.23 Ridgeview Ave., Darien | Saturday | 1 to 3 p.m.49 Hilton St., Darien | Saturday | 12 noon to 2 p.m.26 Cherry St., Darien | Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 2 p.m.13 Littlebrook Road, Darien | Saturday & Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.93 Raymond St., Darien | Saturday & Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.18 Winding Lane, Darien | Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.42 Hamilton Lane, Darien | Sunday | 2 to 4 p.m.325 West Ave., Darien | Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.11 Arrowhead Way, Darien | Sunday | 12 noon to 2 p.m.27 Brookside Drive, Darien | Sunday | 1 to 4 p.m.80 Talmadge Hill Road, Darien | Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.16 Ledge Road, Rowayton | Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.168 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton | Sunday | 1 to 3 p.m.
Deirdre McGovern is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker who has called Darien home for more than 25 years. She has been involved in many local organizations. She can be reached at 203-554-0897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here.
Darien Library on Tuesday officially launched its new website and catalog. Here’s the announcement to get you oriented for both:
We have transformed your Darien Library experience. Aside from new email reminders for events and study room bookings, we’ve made it easier to discover the over 1.1 million items we have for you to enjoy. Get more out of your Library membership. Come celebrate our new website with a free coffee at the Café! Just ask for your coffee to be put on the Library’s tab on May 10.It’s for you! The launch of the new catalog and website are made possible via a generous grant from the Darien Foundation.
Airplanes have Wi-Fi. Even Connecticut’s CTfastrak commuter bus system from New Britain to Hartford gives its passengers free Wi-Fi. Commuter railroads across the US offer Wi-Fi, including Boston’s MBTA. Wi-Fi is everywhere — but not on Metro-North. So the Connecticut legislature has just budgeted $23 million to install 5G technology on the railroad’s M8 cars.
Geraldine “Gerry” Marshall, age 85, died peacefully on February 11, 2022, in her residence at Sunrise Senior Living in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her full and colorful life and legacies as a teacher, artist, and independent spirit will always be remembered by her family and close friends. The daughter of Louise and Sidney N. Zampiello, Gerry was born in New Haven on Aug. 6, 1936. Gerry and her older brother Richard were raised by their parents in nearby Hamden.
John M. Callagy died on April 28 of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was 77. He had been a member of the Darien Board of Finance. John, the son of Judge Martin V. Callagy and Elizabeth Sherwood Callagy, was born May 22, 1944. Raised in New York City, John attended Saint Ignatius Loyola parochial school and Loyola School.
Jeffrey Steven Teare, 60, of Wesley Chapel, Florida and formerly of Darien, Trumbull and Newtown, passed away on May 2, 2022, surrounded by all who loved him. Jeff was born May 31, 1961 in Stamford and raised in Darien. He was the son of the late Connie Lee and Rollin Teare. After studying electromechanical technology at SUNY New Paltz, Jeff went on to own Travelin’ Tunes, a car audio business in Monroe. He later worked as a fabrication & technical specialist for Sony Mobile Electronics, designing and producing award-winning custom show vehicles, and was recently semi-retired from IT consulting.
You can help get food to people nearby who could really use a hand. Use yours to fill a bag and leave it for letter carriers next Saturday. — an announcement from Person to Person
Person to Person is participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger (Postal) Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. Residents of Darien, Norwalk, Wilton and Stamford will receive a P2P branded grocery bag in their mailboxes, thanks to the amazing letter carriers that deliver the mail. We need you to FILL THE BAGS with food for the P2P pantries, and leave for your letter carrier, or P2P volunteer, to pick up on Saturday, May 14.
This Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Hindley Happening fair will be — gotta say it: happening — at Hindley School at the corner of Nearwater Lane and the Post Road in Noroton. Expect heavy traffic, Darien police are reminding drivers. “There will be extremely limited parking availability due to this event and other private events taking place in Noroton Center,” said a police announcement on Friday. “Please plan ahead for traffic delays or seek alternate routes. Thank you for your cooperation.” For more about what’s happening at the Hindley Happening: The Hindley Happening Is Happening May 7
New Canaan police say residents in that town reported a black bear Tuesday morning, just north of the Merritt Parkway in the area of Old Stamford Road (Route 106), which becomes Hoyt Street in Darien. — This article was originally published by NewCanaanite.com. Black bears typically breed in late June or early July, according to the state. During that time, males travel extensively in search of females. In New Canaan, bear sightings are reported to police all throughout town.
After a two-year hiatus, the Hindley Happening carnival is taking place on Saturday, May 7, with rides, fun food, and games where you and your kids can win tickets for prizes, the Hindley PTO announced. Food offerings include Fjord, Darien Butcher Shop, Heights Pizza, Uncle’s Hot Dogs, Worlds Best Sundae, Kona Ice, carnival favorites like cotton candy, and more. “There is something for everyone, at every age,” the PTO announcement said. The PTO uses the event to raise money for the school. The carnival starts at 10 a.m. and runs till 6 p.m.
The Hindley Happening carnival is at Hindley Elementary School at the corner of the Post Road and Nearwater Lane.
A 43-year-old Darien woman was arrested on a warrant on April 24 after she “became physical” with a police officer who arrived at her home in response to her report of a domestic incident, police said. The arrest was one of two made by Darien police in connection with unrelated domestic incidents
Darien police gave these accounts of what happened in each case, including accusations not proven in court:
The woman called police on Sept. 26 to report a verbal argument. Police didn’t say how that report concerned them enough to dispatch at least one officer to the scene (loud noises or concern about violence are two ways that can happen). When the officer arrived, the woman “became physical” with the officer.
Clifford W. DeForest, 91, of Darien passed away on May 2 at home surrounded by his loved ones. Clifford was born at Norwalk Hospital on Sept. 28, 1930. He was the son of John and Viola DeForest of New Canaan and graduated from New Canaan High School in 1948. He lived in New Canaan, and served as a special officer with the New Canaan Police Department before moving to Darien in 1951.
As our Connecticut legislators wrap up their “short session” this week, it’s time to assess their work: things accomplished, mixed messages sent and issues left unresolved. Transportation is responsible for almost 30% of all air pollution in the U.S., more than half of that spewed by cars and trucks. The EPA says Connecticut is in “severe noncompliance” with Federal clean air rules, especially Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties. Our air literally stinks. So while I’m happy the state has finally committed to a Clean Air Act, it will take until 2040 for many of its provisions to take effect.
James R. Hock, 55, died Monday morning April 4, 2022 at his home in Hartland, Vermont. Jamie was born on May 9, 1966 in Greenwich, the son of Doris (Moore) and Nicholas G. Hock. He graduated from Darien High School in 1986 and worked at Palmer’s Market through a state program for disabled adults. He spent time living in Englewood, Colorado before moving to Woodstock, Vermont and then to Hartland. Jamie had a great attitude and zest for life.