Dr. Peter Ames Goodhue passed on Nov. 23 with his loving family by his side. Peter practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Stamford Hospital for 46 years. Peter was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine to Lawrence and Zylpha Goodhue. Upon graduation from High School, Peter attended Hebron Academy, Amherst College and University of Vermont Medical School in 1958.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a friend who misses their daily commute amid the pandemic? Consider an item from the exclusive Cameron Commuter Collection:
SCENTED CANDLES: Nothing says the holidays like a fragrant candle to remind you of the old days of commuting. How ’bout the “M2 Lavatory” scent to revisit the pungent smell of the railroad’s old bathrooms? Or the “Bar Car Memories” fragrance that smells faintly of stale beer and cigars? For sports fans, there’s the “Yankee Express-ions”, which smells like sweaty baseball fans tailgating on their way to the game.
Start off the winter holiday season with an online tour of magnificently decorated conservatories and mansions. Garden designer Jana Milbocker returns to lead a tour of the beautifully lit scenery at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania; Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Delaware; Blithewold in Rhode Island; Heritage Museums and Gardens in Massachusetts; and more. — an announcement from Darien Library
No scarves or mittens required — enjoy these sights from the comfort of your own home. This virtual event will start at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Janet Elizabeth Thomson, 91, died on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Janet was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in Baldwin, New York to Peter and Denise (Mathey) Van Hemert. She spent her childhood on Long Island, was a talented and dedicated violinist, and was recognized as one of the few select New York All-State High School Orchestra Musicians.
Breaking the hearts of family and friends, Nancy Marie Jordan (formerly Leone) of Southington passed away on Nov. 17, 2021. She was 72. Known for her fierce determination, deep love for family and friends, and quick wit, Nancy was born on March 20, 1949 in Norwalk, following her sister Patricia (formerly Leone) Pollak of Norwalk by six years. Eda (formerly Principe) and Anthony Leone named Nancy after her great-grandmother.
Ready to start your holiday shopping? The Rowayton Gardeners is online now with their second “Virtually Yours” online store. More than 175 items will be offered for sale, including festive gifts and unique ornaments, fresh bundled greens and our designer-quality wreaths are ready for purchase online now and through Sunday, Nov. 28. — an announcement from The Rowayton Gardeners club
YWCA of Darien/Norwalk’s annual Dazzling December shopping event, a fun and festive evening celebrating the upcoming holiday season, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 at Everything is Rosey in Darien. — an announcement from the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk
Everything is Rosey at 1072 Post Road in Darien offers a wide array of colorful apparel, resort wear and unique holiday gifts. Light hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine tastings will be served by local Scout & Cellar representative Sally Betz. Several gift baskets will be raffled off throughout the evening.
Cheri Scheckler, née Boyd, age 64, died on Nov. 12, 2021, in her home in Port Charlotte, Florida, surrounded by her husband and family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Dec. 17, 1956 in Chicago, Cheri resided in Darien for many years. She was formerly national training director at Red Door Spas.
Some thieves who go into unlocked cars aren’t afraid to branch out and enter a garage when a garage door opener is found in the vehicle, as happened overnight from Friday to Saturday on Holly Lane. The incident was one of four reported the same day, after in the latest spate of overnight entries into unlocked vehicles in Darien. Here’s how police described each incident, all of which took place on nearby streets:
A woman told police that when her husband went outside at about 7:30 a.m., he found the garage door fully open, although she had closed that door the evening before. A Huffy brand bicycle was in the garage, but it didn’t belong to anybody at the home. And the couple’s son’s bicycle was missing.
First Selectman Monica McNally provided a short update on “a noteworthy uptick” of COVID-19 cases in town, discussed how they seem to be spreading, asked people to be careful during Thanksgiving gatherings and gave information on when booster shots and flu shots are available in Town Hall. She said 742 Darien school children received their first vaccine shots already and are due to receive their second shots the first two Saturdays of December. “There have been 47 new cases and no hospitalizations since my last Code Red update on Nov. 16,” McNally said. “[W]e are seeing a noteworthy uptick in local COVID cases, in spite of Darien’s very high vaccination rate.”
For the third time in nine days, a thief took a leaf blower from a landscaper as the landscaper was working outside a house in Darien, according to police. The first case (as reported here) took place on Saturday, Nov. 6; the second, on Monday, Nov. 8; the third, on the following Monday Nov. 15.
Parents, where were your kids last Friday night? Vandalism in the form of spray-painted insults was found at Tilley Pond Park on Saturday morning. Police went to the park at 7:30 a.m., Saturday after receiving a report about it. There they saw a cement structure in the park spray-painted with graffiti regarding police, including “ACAB” (which stands for “All Cops Are B____s”). A construction vehicle sitting in the park had “SAVE GAS” spray-painted on the front blade.
Some advice on keeping your Thanksgiving food healthy — information passed on by Mindy Chambrelli, a registered sanitarian at Darien Health Department:
Last year, more than 46 million turkeys were carved and eaten at Thanksgiving. Turkey is typically accompanied by a host of side dishes and desserts, making the Thanksgiving meal by far one of the largest meals most people will cook all year. Please do so safely and remember NO need to wash the bird, place it directly into the roasting pan! Fresh or Frozen? Fresh Turkeys
Allow 1 pound of turkey per person. Buy your turkey only 1 to 2 days before you plan to cook it.
Ronald Lee Lane, 67, died Nov. 18, 2021 at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, North Carolina. He was born on July 25, 1954, in Laurel Hill, North Carolina. Ron served in the Army from 1971-1973, during which time he was stationed in Korea. He was an outdoor power equipment mechanic for years at Bianco & Gilman in Darien, both before and after his military service.