From Caleb Moore, MD
Medical Advisor, Darien Health Department
In reviewing collected data from the Darien Department of Health, we find that there have been 20 reported cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) in town since 2008. Officially, that is 4 cases per 21,000 people. At first glance that may not seem to be a high number of cases; however, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), data from 2009 reports that the national incidence of pertussis is 1.1 per 21,000 people.
Read the full advisory and update your pertussis vaccine by speaking to your physician.
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the May 2012 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. Fairytales are hot this year from ABC's "Once Upon a Time" to two retellings of Snow White at the movie theater. Westport Country Playhouse joins the fray with the fairytale musical, "Into the Woods" which plays till May 26th. Similarly, if you enjoy musical television shows like "Glee," you should head over to Westchester Broadway Theatre to see "Hairspray" by June 3rd. For more information, make sure to check out the newsletter!
Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town Dump
The Darien Health Department and the Darien Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
So clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of those unwanted drugs to help prevent their misuse or improper disposal on Saturday, April 28.
Sunday, April 29th to Sunday, July 29th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 12 noon to 5:00pm
Come visit the Darien Historical Society to see elegant, silk, and crazy quilts from our collection. A suggested donation of $5 is asked of non-members.
Opening reception is on Sunday, April 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (suggested donation of $5 for non-members).
A Lecture & Coffee with noted quilt expert and author, Sue Reich is on Thursday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. RSVP: $15/$20 (members/non-members).
Ladies' Luncheon and Gallery Talk is on Thursday, June 7th at 12 noon. Please RSVP: $25/$35 (members/non-members).
The Darien Historical Society is located at 45 Old Kings Highway North Darien, CT 06820.
Darien Rowayton Bank will be holding a community service on May 12th to shred documents and again the Wellness Bus will be on site that day from 9 – 12. Visit the Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Bus at the Darien Rowayton Bank on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to perform digital mammograms. Insurance accepted, but no-cost mammograms will be covered by The Breast Cancer Alliance and The Susan G. Komen Grant for uninsured and low income women.
Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your confidential documents to have them shredded on site while you watch. This is a free community service.
The Darien Rowayton Bank is located at 1001 Post Road in Darien, CT 06820.
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the April 2012 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. Catch up on "Young Frankenstein" which will be playing on April 13th and 14th in Waterbury, CT. Then later this month catch "Legally Blonde" in Elmsford, NY. To close out April, Yale Repertory Theatre will e showing "A Long Winter's Tale." For more information, make sure to check out the newsletter!
The Darien Arts Center at the Cabaret Theatre presents, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."
April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st at 8:00 p.m.
April 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $22 for students. For more information, view the flyer.
Darien Library sent its best spellers to the Darien Community Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 18th. Our spellers were Assistant Director for Public Services Gretchen Caserotti, Children's Librarian Marian McLeod, and Chief Administrative Officer Alan Gray.
The spelling bee was to benefit the Depot. Gretchen, Marian, and Alan came in second to Dem Dudes!
Once again this weekend, we have to turn our clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Yes, this is the part of Daylight Saving Time that nobody likes, but it also means that spring is really right around the corner.
For nearly 100 years, Daylight Saving Time has forced us to "fall back" or "spring forward," with the intent of maximizing daylight hours. Train schedules and birth records can get confusing, though, and there's always one clock or timer that we find weeks later, still on "old time."
Still, we can be thankful that we don't live in Arizona or Indiana: parts of Indiana fall into three different time zones, and only the Navajo Nation portion of Arizona observes Daylight Saving Time. So even though this coming weekend is one hour shorter than usual, spring officially begins in about 10 days and we won't really notice the missing hour a day or two later. Spring forward this weekend -- even warmer weather is right around the corner!
Thursday, March 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Nielsen's to support the Darien Land Trust! Come enjoy Irish fare, music, and "green" raffle prizes! Tickets are $20 and all proceeds and 20% of all sales on March 15th go to benefit the Darien Land Trust.
For more information, please see the flyer.