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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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Darien Celebrations of Earth Day Weekend on April 22-23

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While Earth Day is celebrated all over the globe, on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and April 23 there will also be festivities a little closer to home. There’s an Earth Day celebration at Cherry Lawn Park on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon, Darien Library holds its “All Things Green” festival. Also on Sunday, Darien Land Trust is asking volunteers to help with maintaining trails at Dunlap/Selleck’s Woods. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join the Walk to Raise Money Against Hunger This Sunday in New Haven

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Online registration is still open for the Connecticut Food Bank 2017 Walk Against Hunger, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23,  at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. (Editor’s note: And it looks like no rain, some shine: partly cloudy, with a high of 61.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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What One Darien Family Went Through When Their Son Got Lyme Disease

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At a gala fundraising event in front of about 500 guests, including celebrities — a former Fox News host (Gretchen Carlson), a singer (Marina Morgan), a novelist (Jay McInerny), a mixed martial artist (Jim Miller), U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes — the entire crowd gradually became silent as Tara Vessels of Darien stood at the podium and spoke, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Donna Shalala Speaks April 19 in Darien at New Covenant Center Breakfast Fundraiser

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Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala will speak in Darien at New Covenant Center’s Celebrity Breakfast fundraiser on April 19. (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

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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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