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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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Old Glory Doesn’t Have to Be Tattered Glory: Here’s Where to Turn in Damaged, Worn American Flags

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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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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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Developer of a Website for People with Chronic Conditions Speaks at Annual Center for Hope Luncheon

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The Center for HOPE welcomes motivational speaker and entrepreneur Kate Milliken to its 2017 Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16. Milliken started an online support forum that allows patients and caregivers to create video blogs about their individual journeys with critical illness. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Help OPUS for Person-to-Person’s Red Balloon Fundraiser for 600 Campers

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A sea of red balloons will decorate Darien mailboxes on Saturday, May 20 to signify OPUS for Person-to-Person’s annual Balloons for Campers Day. This fundraising event supports the Person-to-Person Campership Program, which enabled more than 500 Stamford public elementary school students from low-income households to attend summer camps last summer at no cost. This year OPUS’s goal is to send 600 students to camp. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Historian Kenneth Reiss to Speak at Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Lunch

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Local historian and the author of “The Story of Darien, Connecticut,” Kenneth Reiss will be the keynote speaker when Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution holds their annual luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, at The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s, 2748 Post Road, Darien. After his talk, Ken will lead luncheon attendees on a tour of the recently restored Noroton River Graveyard, which is located next to the Water’s Edge. Many of Darien’s founding families are interred in that cemetery. (more…) Continue Reading →

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