In this week's Bulletin

Here are some of the stories and features in this week’s Wilton Bulletin, in mailboxes and on newsstands today:

• First Selectman Bill Brennan takes a look back at the year just past and what is on the agenda for 2014

• Wilton Library embraces the technological future. Hey, it’s cool to be a geek.

• A Wilton woman looks to help disadvantaged children by becoming a child advocate.

• Like bluegrass? Ricky Skaggs brings his mandolin and his band to St. Matthew’s next Sunday.

• Looking to sharpen your parenting skills? Psychologist Susan Bauerfeld will review a book that helps parents navigate the digital age.

• Wilton seniors are planning a fashion show. That and more in Senior Center News.

• Do you lean to the left? The Democratic Town Committee will elect new members.

• Wilton’s Board of Finance chairman looks at the budget landscape.

• Want to keep an eye on the town and school budgets? The Bulletin gives you the wheres and whens.

• The Board of Education is first out of the budget gate with a plan that would increase spending 5.4%, if approved. It still has a long road to travel.

• Three cool musicians will heat things up at a Hot & Cool Jazz concert at Wilton Library.

• Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County offers support groups for caregivers and those who have lost a spouse.

• Letters: Remembering Tom Nessel, a tribute to “Joe the Barber,” thanks to the Turnover Shop.

• Editorial: Sharing the roads, whatever the weather.

• Next week’s town meetings are many.

• Stephen Hudspeth reflects on what his canine companions have given over the years.

• Joe Brenner relates a story of extraordinary generosity.

• Obituaries: Stephen Buckingham, Thomas Nessel, John Phillips Boyd.

• Police log: A woman drives drunk with a six-year-old in the car, a DUI is issued to a driver who was weaving on Belden Hill Road.

•  A Ridgefield girl was injured after she crashed into a split rail fence on Route 33.

• Warrior Words columnist Chase Smith has performed in his final Candlelight Concert.

• Wilton Continuing Ed has a new lineup for the new year.

• Wilton police are recognized for their efforts in improving traffic safety.

• Kirsten  Boreen and Christopher Liedl are engaged.

• Warrior gymnasts set their sights on a fourth straight title.

• Wilton boys hoopsters win Newtown tournament.

• Sports editor Tim Murphy reviews the best-of moments in Wilton sports for 2013.

• Dan Holland leads the Wilton wrestling team in a five-team meet.

• The Wahoos earn Gold Medal status from USA Swimming.

Arts & Leisure: Small-scale rooms are a holiday tradition that’s been revived at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, the Darien Arts Center presents young dancers in So We Think We Can Dance, the Reel Dad says ‘Her’ is a touching tale of true emotion, Dave Mason will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Jan. 9, Steven Macoy’s year-end review continues with the amazing Porsche 911 Carrera.