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For Christmas, Consider a Family Membership at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk

Stress Free Santa Stepping Stones 12-09-17
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Instead of another shiny toy that will quickly lose its luster, parents can wrap up a year of amazing explorations with a membership to Stepping Stones Museum for Children. From engaging exhibits to daily classes and performances, there is always something new to discover at the award-winning, wonder-filled place created just for kids. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Speaks Thursday, Nov 30 to DHS Students, Parents

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Thursday, Nov. 30 to speak about addiction and recovery. Herren will speak to students during the day and, starting at 7 p.m., to parents at the high school Auditorium. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Could Find a Christmas Gift in the ‘Small Tidings’ Art Exhibit at Darien Nature Center

Small Tidings exhibit Darien Nature Center 11-21-17
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The Darien Nature Center is hosting “Small Tidings,” an art exhibit with more than 130 works from 11 local artists, each with their own unique style ranging from natural landscapes to abstract imagery. With holiday giving in mind, all works are priced at $250 and under. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When You Give to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers in Darien

Sidewalk Santa Salvation Army 11-17-17 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sidewalk_Santa.jpg?fastcci_from=10108949&c1=10108949&d1=15&s=200&a=list
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Here’s what happens to the money you put in the red Salvation Army kettle that will be sitting outside Palmer’s Market in upcoming weekends through the end of the year, who collects it and who benefits from it, from an announcement from the town Human Services Department: (more…) Continue Reading →

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National Veterans Services Fund Becomes HonorBound Foundation and Changes Fundraising

Phil Kraft HonorBound Foundation National Veterans Services Fund 11-11-17
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Darien-based National Veterans Services Fund, a four-decade-old group that helps veterans, particularly those in emergencies, announced Saturday that it’s changing its name, its website and the way it raises money. The HonorBound Foundation has the new website up, although the website for the group under its old name is also still on the Web.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Rotary Club Raises Money for Elementary School Toilets in Kenya

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The Rotary Club of Darien Foundation is raising money for a sister Rotary Club in Kenya to build toilets for elementary schools there. The link between the two groups: former Darien resident Kate Crowley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: New Initiatives in Darien Give People, Families Support to Counter Substance Abuse

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To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Darien (DHS ’93) and works for a national addiction nonprofit, I commend The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and their “Our Darien” campaign. I think it is important that parents start the conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol much sooner than one might think (middle school is just too late) and be armed with information on how addiction is a brain disease. (more…) Continue Reading →

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