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Wreath-Laying Ceremony: Noon on Saturday at Veterans’ Cemetery Part of Spring Grove Cemetery

Veterans Cemetery wreaths Spring Grove 01-23-17
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The public is encouraged to attend the Wreaths Across America dedication ceremony to be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Darien’s Spring Grove Veterans’ Cemetery. Those attending early will be able to enjoy some seasonal music by the Coastal Chordsmen, a men’s a cappella chorus, who will also sing the National Anthem. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Twitter and One Man’s Complaint Get Results: Walk Signal Replaced at Tokeneke School

New walk light at Tokeneke School 12-10-17
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Twitter and other social media platforms are used as ways to influence government decisions all the time, too often with snark, insults, swearing and nasty comments. This is a totally different kind of story of one man’s success in getting results here on Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have You Heard … News from Around Town and Beyond: Nov 20

Methodist Family Center Preschool DCA 11-20-17
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The lowdown on what’s up around town …  

Yes, two of those kids are wearing turkey legs on their heads. No, not real ones. Here, take a look, and see what their posters say (well, partly):

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This year’s Christmas wreaths on lampposts downtown, along the Post Road and elsewhere in Darien are checked each year by volunteers from the Darien Men’s Association (DMA), who make sure the bulbs are working properly. “This year, 18 members showed up on Nov. Continue Reading →

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After Family Tragedies, GoFundMe Campaign Set Up for Poth Family

Chris Poth 07-30-17
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The Poth family, formerly longtime Darien residents, has been going through two traumatic incidents, with the death of Christopher Poth earlier this month and an accident involving his daughter, Charlotte, late last year. Now a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help family members with medical expenses, funeral costs and basic everyday needs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have You Heard …? Darienites Departing, Getting Appointed, Being Asked to Volunteer

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Here’s the low-down on what’s up around town:

Youtube user AnthnySlzr7 has some interesting aerial videos of Cherry Lawn Park and Ziegler’s Cove (and surrounding areas) using a drone. Here’s a picture of the community garden at the park (we doubt you’ve ever seen it this way before, even if you’ve seen it), and two of the videos: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Road Race Registration Now Open, Event Takes Place Sept 17

Darien Road Race Sidewalk 2015
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The 38th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 10K and 1.5 mile Loop. Registration for the race is now open, and the first 500 registered runners will receive an official 2017 Darien Road Race performance t-shirt on race day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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