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Darien High School Fighting Substance Abuse in a New Way: With Student/Parent Info Sessions on the Dangers

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All but 226 Darien High School students (less than one in seven) has participated in a presentation in which a Silver Hill Hospital, a lawyer and police officers talk about the problems teens have when they take alcohol, marijuana or other illegal drugs or alcohol. The students must attend the 90-minute session with a parent or guardian. Both student and adult must attend in order for the student to participate in sports or other extra-curricular activities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Op Ed: Community Fund of Darien’s Teen Binge Drinking Campaign Gets National Recognition

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This opinion piece/announcement is by Carrie Bernier, executive director of the Community Fund of Darien:

The Community Fund’s Thriving Youth Task Force has set its sights on reducing teenage binge drinking in Darien. When they launched the “Our Darien 06820” campaign last winter, they hoped to hit a nerve locally with parents and teens. They didn’t suspect that it would strike a chord nationally, too. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Free, Guided Nature Walk in Selleck’s Woods on Saturday, Oct 14 — Registration Required

Tree Walk Tree Conservancy 09-29-17
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Tree Conservancy of Darien, along with local non-profits Darien Nature Center, Darien Land Trust and Friends of Selleck’s Woods are co-hosting a Shinrin-Yoku walk, open to the community, with Certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide, Jeffrey Wyant. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Results of Darien Restaurant Health Inspections, and One at Darien High School

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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Results of health inspections at six food-serving establishments in town, along with one at Darien High School recently were released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul to Attend Stadium Stair Climb Challenge for Homeless Vets

Ed Rolan of Collective Soul Homes for the Brave event 09-19-17
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Homes For The Brave announced today that Collective Soul frontman and lead vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving veterans and others. Ed encourages his fans to come out and support the event on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Ballpark at Harbor Yard stadium in Bridgeport. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Health Inspections of Food Serving Establishments, Including Two More Schools

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Results of health inspections at two school cafeterias and six other food-serving establishments in town recently were released by Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panel Discussion on Opioid Abuse in Darien: If You Missed Others, Catch This One

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The First Congregational Church of Darien and Silver Hill Hospital are hosting a panel discussion to address the problem of drugs that plague our community. It will be held at the church at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11:30am. Although our focus will be on teens, all of us are affected by this crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Food-Serving Establishments Get Lowest (‘C’) Rating, 3 School Cafeterias Get A’s in Latest Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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Two Darien eateries each got the lowest rating of “C,” and there was only a single mistake found at one of the three town schools inspected in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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