Thursday, January 24, 2013
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 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year in Darien are being accepted through Jan. 7.
Darien's Citizens of the Year in 2012, Robert and Charleen Vuillaume, were honored for the difference they make through The Gift of Carl Foundation, which provides awareness and educational opportunities in the fields of theater, literacy, music and environmental education. Carl was the Vuillaume's son who drowned when he was 16. Their work in the community was truly deserving of the honor, and they'll be a hard act to follow. Now it's time to nominate the next Citizen of the Year in Darien. The Citizen of the Year Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year. "If you know of a person who goes above and beyond the call of duty ... is always there when someone needs a hand ... and who has contributed to make …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Mayor Weaver bets on Chicago Bears win; new burger joint on its way to town; and more.
1. Mayor Weaver Places Bet with Wisconsin Mayor on Outcome of Bears/Packers Matchup Bears fever swept Darien last week. But sadly it looks like Mayor Kathleen Weaver will be sporting a Packers jersey on an upcoming afternoon. The Darien mayor placed a wager with Oak Creek, WI, Mayor Dick Bolender on the outcome of Sunday's big game. Unfortunately, the Bears lost to the Packers 21-14. 2. SmashBurger Sets its Sights on Darien A new hamburger chain will likely open its doors in Darien this spring. SmashBurger has selected a site on 75th Street as its second Illinois location. 3. Robert Klein Named Darien Citizen of the Year The Citizen of the Year Committee announced their selection of Robert Klein as Darien Citizen of the Year at last Monday…