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Reiss Fund Organizes First Darien Educators Leadership Conference & Wants Your Help

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After over 50 years of awarding summer learning grants to more than 500 Darien Public School teachers, the Reiss Fund, a community-based non-profit whose mission is to support Darien Public School teachers’ limitless quest for knowledge, has launched a new venture and is inviting the community to join in making it a success. On June 22, The Reiss Fund will host a one-day leadership conference open free of charge to all 435 Darien Public Schools teachers and administrators. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Boy Scouts Accept Donations for Annual Tag Sale on These Dates in April

Darien Boy Scout Tag Sale 03-15-17
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The 45th Annual Darien Boy Scouts Giant Tag Sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin at 140 West Ave. Start your spring cleaning now and let our scouts help you reduce, reuse, and recycle your clutter into another’s treasure! (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Escalation’ Documentary About Relationship Violence: Screening & Discussion, March 27 & 28

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Adults and teenagers are invited to two separate screenings of Escalation — a powerful and emotional engaging film that illuminates the warning signs of unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationships. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ENDS MONDAY: Help Darien FD Ladies Auxiliary Support Troops: Donate Items at Library

Donate Troops Auxiliary Library 03-04-17
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The Darien Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is currently collecting items to be sent to our troops via the organization Operation Care Package.  A collection box for these items will be on the first floor of Darien Library — BUT ONLY UNTIL THIS MONDAY, MARCH 6! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panelists: High Rate of Teen Drinking in Darien Comes with High Stress, Lax Attitudes

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With only two days on the assignment as school resource officer at Darien High School, Officer Bryan Wallman said at a panel discussion Tuesday night that one of his first impressions is how competitive students are with their academics, and that it may be making them more stressful. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Truth & Consequences’ Panel Discussion on Teen Drinking at DHS Auditorium

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A panel of five area experts will speak at Darien High School on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, about teen drinking from the perspectives of the law and law enforcement, how it impairs teenage brains and athletic abilities and how Darien High School deals with drinking. The meeting is for both parents and students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opus Luncheon Honoring Alumnae, March 1, Raises Money for Balloons for Campers Day

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The Opus Luncheon Honoring Alumnae, which is sponsored by Halstead Property, LLC and Barrett Bookstore, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1 at The Country Club of Darien. Local author Sara Goff will serve as keynote speaker. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Group Launches Campaign to Counter Darien’s ‘Troubling Rate of Teenage Binge Drinking’

Thriving Youth Initiative Community Fund of Darien toilet 02-02-17
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What does 06820 mean to you? In Darien we value education, celebrate our successes, and are compassionate in times of need. We look out for our neighbors. But there’s a critical way we’re falling short: 06820 is also a place with a troubling rate of teenage binge drinking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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