New Year’s resolutions? Taking up yoga? Thought so… Join Casey McBride and Lindsay Durfee on Monday’s at The Rowayton Arts Center at 9:45-11am $20/class. Space is limited, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
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The safe boating course “Basic Coastal Boating Skills” will be presented at Darien’s Middlesex Middle School at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (even though it started on January 11, you can still join) for six classes (five left), a review and an exam. The class will be presented by members of the Darien Sail & Power Squadron.
Emphasizing basic coastal boating skills, the course covers basic boat handling and seamanship, equipment and regulations, an introduction to charts and aids to navigation, basic piloting, and navigation rules. The course is directed at general, practical issues of interest to all boaters, and is not targeted to either power or sail. Graduates of the course are awarded a diploma that is recognized by the State in their award of the Safe Boating Certificate. This course also meets the requirements for the Coastal Boater Endorsement, recently introduced by the State’s DEP Boating Division. This supplement to the Safe Boating Certificate recognizes students who complete courses that are more comprehensive than the minimum requirements. The State’s Safe Boating Certificate regulations apply to all operators of vessels registered in the state, regardless of age.
The cost of the class ($95), includes the text book, charts and plotting equipment. Although pre-registration is not necessary, class materials may be reserved by filling in the form at www.dsps.darien.org or by phoning (203) 656 -1129 for further information. You may also send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive a schedule of classes listing the topics that will be discussed on each date.
News from our Sixth Taxing District Commissioners…
Check out Rowayton’s new seasonal ice rink at Bayley Beach. This rink is a one winter learning experiment – the Sixth Taxing District and a group of volunteers are testing the waters to see the level of interest and the feasibility of a seasonal rink at Bayley Beach.
The new temporary rink was built by a group of volunteers without any district funds. There will be additional and recurring expenses going forward to maintain the rink over the course of the season. This is to be performed by a group of volunteers.
An organization, to be called the Bayley Ice Rink Association, will be overseeing this endeavor. The group is looking for volunteers and donations to make this rink operational.
We will need some cold weather before the rink will be usable. This is forecast to arrive in the next few days. Once the rink is usable and operational, volunteers will maintain and self-patrol its use. We ask for all users to be respectful and courteous while giving extra consideration to the younger skaters. We need everyone’s cooperation for this to be a success!
Initially, the rink will be open for the same hours as Bayley Beach — during the day until 5 p.m. The rink is open to all as is Bayley Beach at this time of year. We will post on Facebook and on the Community Fence when the rink is usable and when there will be special events. If you would like to join the Association, please contact Mike Barbis (District Commissioner) or Frazer Herbert for more details. They can be contacted via email at BayleyIceRink@live.com.
Now that baseball is back in the news with trades heating up and $250 million free agents, there is no better time to register your kids for Rowayton Little League. Registration fees are the same as last year, although late fees will be increased. Individual player assignments will be based on a combination of age and experience to maximize enjoyment and skill development, while minimizing safety risk. All baseball players between the ages of 9 and 12 will be required to participate in a skills assessment event to be held in the February/March timeframe. General age guidelines for our divisions are as follows:
• T-Ball (4 – 6 yrs old)
• Minors – A (6 – 7 yrs old)
• Minors – AA (7 – 9 yrs old)
• Minors – AAA (9 – 11 yrs old)
• Majors (10 – 12 yrs old)
• AA (7-9 yrs old)
• Minors (8 -11 yrs old)
• Majors (10 – 12 yrs old)
You can find additional information and register online at www.rowaytonlittleleague.com. Registration will close on January 31, 2012. Significant late registration fees, which have been increased substantially from last year, will apply during the late registration period through February 15, 2012.
Additionally, uniforms cannot be guaranteed for any late registrations.
Commissioner Mike Barbis reported at the December 14th meeting of the Sixth Taxing District that there has been some discussion of creating a seasonal ice skating rink at Bayley Beach during the winter months.
The initial thought is that those interested in having such a rink would create an association similar to the Rowayton Paddle Tennis Association which would work out the details of building the rink. The fees for the membership would pay for the installation costs and there would be no financial outlay by the district.
Commissioner John Igneri said that he would look into the associated insurance issues that might arise.
There will be more information at the next meeting of the Sixth Taxing District Commissioners which is scheduled for January 11, 2012. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact District Clerk, Andrea Woodworth at 203-854-5066 or visit sixthdistrict.rowayton.org.
On Thursday, November 24th at 10:30 am, come out to Casagrande Field as the Brien McMahon High School Senators host the Norwalk High Bears in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. This is the final game of the season! Come cheer on the Senators! The Concession Stand will be open…Come hungry! GO SENATORS!
Rowayton Civic Association’s Annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fund Day at Bayley Beach is Cancelled
After much deliberating, the Rowayton Civic Association and the 6th Taxing district have decided to cancel the 2011 Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races & Family Fun Day. The RCA stated that this was not an easy decision to make, however, after postponing the event due to the hurricane Irene, they were hard-pressed to find a suitable alternative date. Over the past year the RCA has fielded comments and suggestions regarding the 1 mile swim course, as well as the overall safety of the event. This winter, the RCA & The 6th Taxing District will be spending a great deal energy reorganizing the event in the hopes to bring back a better, safer and more organized Lighthouse Race & Buoy Race next year! For more information, please visit the RCA website at www.rowaytonct.com.
For the week September 2nd through September 8th at Bayley Beach in the afternoons, high tide will be at 3:13p on September 2, 4:10p on September 3, 5:12p on September 4, 6:17p on September 5, 7:22p on September 6, 8:24p on September 7, and 9:20p on September 8.
Tide calendars are on sale at the Rowayton Library.