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Public Meeting Wednesday on Mass Shootings and What to Say to Children About Them

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers Darien United 2018
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On Wednesday night, March 14, Darien United, the youth group that brings together kids from several Darien churches, will present a “thoughtful faith-based conversation” on school shootings for parents. The event,  “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: A Christian Response in the Age of Fear and Anxiety,” takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Middlesex Middle School cafeteria. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stamford St Patrick’s Day Parade Begins at 12 Noon Saturday

St Patrick's Day Parade Stamford past picture
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Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at noon downtown, starting near the intersection of  Hoyt Street and Summer Street, winding downtown and ending up at Latham Park on Bedford Street (see map). U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is the parade marshal. This is the 23rd annual parade, according to the official website (although the official website also says it’s the 22nd annual parade). The parade steps off and keeps on stepping, rain or shine. Continue Reading →

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Service of Choral Evensong on Feb 3 Sung by Men of St Luke’s Parish Choir (and There’s Beer)

Medieval Evensongs and Beer Tasting St Luke's Chior
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The gentlemen of the Saint Luke’s Parish Choir, Darien, will sing a service of Choral Evensong on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.at Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien. Following the service there will be a tasting of hand-crafted Trappist beers from St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass.  The event is free and open to the public. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule for 2018 Announced — Jan 2 to 30

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From Jan. 2 through 30, Darien public works employees will be picking up Christmas trees left on the curb throughout town. Each area of town gets two periods for pickups. Here’s the schedule, as announced by the town Department of Public Works: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tree Conservancy of Darien Has Now Planted 600 Trees in Town, Gets New Board Members

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Tree Conservancy of Darien celebrated the significant milestone of installing over 600 trees in town at its year-end Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 5. In addition to reviewing agenda and budget items for the coming year, the local nonprofit also welcomed two new members to its board: Jimmy Ma and Sara Zagrodzky, both of Darien (more…) Continue Reading →

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Descrooge Your Christmas: Help Buy Gift Cards for Darien’s Low Income Families and Seniors

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The Darien Department of Human Services provides gifts to low-income families and seniors in Darien. Gift cards are especially helpful and needed for the “sometimes hard-to-buy-for” teens and seniors so their families can pick out just the right gift for them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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