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Darien Teens Take First ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid Training’ Course, To Be Offered Again

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Many of us learn CPR for medical emergencies — but what about mental health emergencies? On June 27 and 28, the Community Fund of Darien brought a “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training to local teenagers to equip them with skills to recognize and respond to the unique risks posed by a teenager’s mental health crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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White Linens, Sparkling Lights & Local Band to Feature in Darien Land Trust’s ‘Farm to Table’ Event

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A warm summer night, three long tables set with white linens and sparkling lights and a local band at Waterbury Field in Darien will set the scene for the third annual Farm to Table Event hosted by the Darien Land Trust on Saturday, Aug. 26. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Reminder: Still Time to Drop Off Damaged, Worn American Flags for Proper Disposal

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When American flags get damaged, they’re supposed to be retired — and when they’re ripped, faded, tattered, torn and otherwise unsightly, it’s time to dispose of them in a proper, respectful manner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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At Last Weekend’s Food Drive, Rain Held Down Donations, But You Can Still Give Food: Letter

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Still have a bag from last weekend’s food drive? You can take it to the Post Office this week or to Person-to-Person at or 1864 Post Road. They could really use it after the rain depressed regular donations by 20 percent. Here’s a letter from P2P’s director:

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Tree Conservancy of Darien Sponsors Two-Hour ‘Forest Bathing’ Walk on Saturday

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Tree Conservancy of Darien is hosting a Shinrin-Yoku walk, open to the community, with certified nature and forest therapy guide, Jeffrey Wyant. The Saturday, May 20 walk will benefit TCD, whose goals include educating the community about the value of trees and their care. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Learn About the Goals of ‘No Labels’ at the Darien League of Women Voters Annual Meeting May 25

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The Darien League of Women Voters will hold its Annual Meeting at the Country Club of Darien at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 25. The meeting will be followed at noon by lunch and a program titled “No Labels: The New Center Strikes Back.”

The speaker will be Clyde White, a member of the “No Labels” group. As he explains it, No Labels is the voice for the New Center, for the tens of millions of Americans who believe it is time to push back against the extremists on both sides who are making it virtually impossible to govern our country. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Leave a Bag of Groceries at Your Mailbox Saturday, for Letter Carriers’ P2P Food Drive

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Darien residents are encouraged to leave a bag of groceries at their mailbox on Saturday morning, May 13. With 9 percent of Fairfield County households living below the poverty level — and another 23 percent struggling to afford the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter — hunger and food insecurity is an issue for many of our neighbors. Since 1992, Person-to-Person has been the designated recipient of grocery donations collected in Darien during the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have Some Family Fun at the STAR Walk, 5K Run & Roll in Westport on Sunday

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The 12th Annual STAR Walk, 5K Run & Roll will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The “Walk” includes a Family Fun Day celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. (more…) Continue Reading →

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