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Support Noroton Fire Department at Bingo Night and Block Party Fundraisers

Noroton Fire Department rescue boat 05-22-17
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Come join the volunteer Noroton Fire Department as its members kick off their annual fundraiser Thursday, June 22 with a night of Bingo, then on Saturday, June 24, when the department hosts its annual block Party. (more…) Continue Reading →

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St. Luke’s Thursday Community Suppers: Building Community Meal by Meal

Red Sign Community Supper St. Luke's 05-04-17
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Have you ever driven down the Post Road on a Thursday and wondered about the red and white Community Supper signs? Community Supper might be the best kept culinary secret in town, except that it’s not secret to the 100-plus folks who come week by week to share a $1.00 meal in a friendly and welcoming environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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28 Community Service Projects in Noroton Presbyterian Church’s Annual Service Day

Noroton Presbyterian Church NPC Service Day 05-09-17
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Hundreds of members of Noroton Presbyterian Church (NPC) participated in 28 community service projects around Darien on Sunday, April 30 for the second annual NPC Service Day. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Historic Mather Homestead in Darien Prepares to Open as a Museum

Stephen Tyng Mather Home 04-23-17
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One of Darien’s oldest houses, raided by Tories during the American Revolution and later the summer home of the first director of the U.S. National Parks Service, is getting ready to open to the public later this year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Still Shave Your Head Saturday for Kids with Cancer in Darien’s St. Baldrick’s Event

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As of the day before Darien’s St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event kicks off, firefighters in town have already raised more than 150 percent of the $50,000 goal they set for themselves. At this point, they’re at $75,211, and you can still join them and get your head shaved. It’s not too late! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Here’s How Often Eversource Helicopters Fly Over Darien — and Why

Eversource helicopter N1431W 02-22-17
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Eversource schedules its helicopters to fly over major electricity transmission lines and equipment four times a year (most recently in late December, late February and late this month — starting about now or sometime soon). We asked a utility spokesman why that happens so often, and here’s what we found out: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Drought Forum Monday Morning in Stamford with Jayme Stevenson, Other Area Government Leaders

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Landscapers and others who use water outdoors will be particularly interested in an upcoming drought forum with local government leaders, including First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, and officials from the state Department of Public Health and Aquarion, starting 9 a.m. Monday, March 6 in Stamford. Here’s the announcement: (more…) Continue Reading →

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DRINKING IN DARIEN: Worse than Elsewhere for Both Teens and Adults — and the Problem is Growing

Carrie Bernier 01-30-17
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Darien teens drink more than their peers in similar towns, across Fairfield County, across Connecticut and across the United States. Their parents are drinking more than adults in other places, too. And drinking has become more prevalent among middle school and high school kids between 2011 to 2014, especially among high school juniors and seniors. Those are the results of surveys taken for or cited by the Thriving Youth Task Force, a coalition of Darien youth-related groups and professionals in the substance abuse and mental health fields serving Darienites. Later this week, the task force is expected to announce a campaign to turn that around in town. Continue Reading →

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