We highlight some of the top stories on Darien Patch from January 2013, including Hunter Himes' death and a Darien man accused of seeking a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend.
American Idol Sends Darien Native Mariah Pulice to Hollywood It takes a lot to shake up a diva like Mariah Carey. But Mariah Pulice, of Darien, brought tears to the eyes of the Grammy-winning singer on Thursday night’s episode of American Idol with her lyrical rendition of The Beatles’ Let it Be. The moment, however, was about more than just the power of Pulice’s voice. The Downers Grove South alum, 19, shared her struggle with anorexia in a video segment prior to her performance. Read more. UPDATE: After Hunter Himes' Death, a Reflection on His Talent and Generosity Hunter Himes, who was hit by a car while riding his bike in Darien, died Sunday, Jan. 13. He was 15. In June 2012, Patch spoke to Hunter's mother about her talented, caring …
Marchese was named Citizen of the Year in Darien for her endless and diverse service, including the Darien Historical Society, Women's Club, DarienFest, a recycling committee and lots more.
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Thursday, January 24
Through years of service in a diverse array of community groups, Cathlyn Marchese has made Darien live up to its motto, "A Nice Place to Live." On Thursday it was announced that Marchese was named Darien's 2013 Citizen of the Year. Nominations for Citizen of the Year were judged by a committee after the deadline of Jan. 7. The winner must be a resident of Darien and cannot currently be an elected official. The committee asked people to consider diversity of activities, length of service, degree of involvement and impact to the City of Darien. "Our choice for the 2013 nomination has truly made this city a much nicer place to live since moving here 26 years ago," said Kathy Lyons, chairwoman of the Citizen of the Year committee. "We feel …