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UPDATED: Boats Collide Off of Darien, Man Receives ‘Fairly Severe’ Injury to Right Leg

Darien Police Marine Unit 912-16-16
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A man on a power boat on Long Island Sound south of Darien received “fairly severe” injuries to his right leg in a mid-morning boating accident, Darien police said. ________

Editor’s note: This article has been updated at 11:25 p.m., Sunday to reflect added information from Darien police. ________

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National Trails ‘Day’ on Saturday, Sunday June 3 to 4: Where Will You Be?

CPFA on Facebok hiking trail maintenance 05-28-17
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On National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3, and the next day, people across the country (but especially in Connecticut) will be hitting the trails for hikes, nature walks, educational walks and trail clean-up and maintenance efforts to celebrate walking amid nature. There are dozens of events not far from Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Saturday Recycling Tip: What to Take Home from the Darien Recycling Center

Darien Recycling Center Logo 05-20-17
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Recycling isn’t just about getting rid of stuff in the right way. If you want to reduce your “ecological footprint,” you can also take and use something that would have been thrown away, and you can do some of that at the Darien Recycling Center. Here are two ways: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tree Conservancy of Darien Sponsors Two-Hour ‘Forest Bathing’ Walk on Saturday

Forest Bathing Tree Conservancy of Darien three 05-15-17
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Tree Conservancy of Darien is hosting a Shinrin-Yoku walk, open to the community, with certified nature and forest therapy guide, Jeffrey Wyant. The Saturday, May 20 walk will benefit TCD, whose goals include educating the community about the value of trees and their care. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Your Ideas Wanted in Online Survey About Darien’s Needs for Parks & Recreation

Online Parks and Recreation survey 05-07-17
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What should Darien’s parks and recreation services look like in the future, and how should they change to better serve the town’s residents? Town officials want to know and have set up this online survey open to all residents to benefit from your ideas and judgment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Celebrations of Earth Day Weekend on April 22-23

Darien Nature Center logo 04-13-17
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While Earth Day is celebrated all over the globe, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and April 23 there will also be festivities a little closer to home. There’s an Earth Day celebration at Cherry Lawn Park on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon, Darien Library holds its “All Things Green” festival. Also on Sunday, Darien Land Trust is asking volunteers to help with maintaining trails at Dunlap/Selleck’s Woods. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join the Walk to Raise Money Against Hunger This Sunday in New Haven

Walk Against Hunger 04-21-17
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Online registration is still open for the Connecticut Food Bank 2017 Walk Against Hunger, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23,  at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. (Editor’s note: And it looks like no rain, some shine: partly cloudy, with a high of 61.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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