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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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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

St Baldrick's from video 03-31-17
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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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