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Darien Police: Tight Parking, Heavy Traffic Expected for DHS Open House Thursday Night

Darien High School DHS 9-13-16
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The Darien Police Department is issuing a traffic advisory related to the Darien High School Open House, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Parents who are attending the event should be aware that parking at the high school is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Due to the large amount of traffic that is anticipated it will be necessary to limit vehicular access to the high school campus. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Police: When They Question Darien Cyclist, She Refuses to Cooperate ‘in Any Way’

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Police on Saturday afternoon arrested a 36-year-old Darien woman who they said failed to cooperate with them when they looked into a complaint about her hazardous bicycle riding in northern New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATE: Police: Man, 21, Sold Marijuana and Was Arrested in Woodland Park

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A 21-year-old man found with two other people and the odor of burnt marijuana wafting about them, was charged with selling the illegal drug after a police dog indicated there was pot in the man’s car and cops found it, police said. _________

Editor’s note: This article was revised after police answered several questions about details of the incident. _________
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Hackers for Hope Event Coming Sept 29

Hackers for Hope 2016 event
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The 29th annual Hackers For Hope event will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 29 at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. Hackers For Hope, which was started by cancer survivors and Darienites Al Smith and Tim Brown, supports cancer research and treatment programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bennett Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Cannonball Kids Cancer Foundation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Food-Serving Establishments Get Lowest (‘C’) Rating, 3 School Cafeterias Get A’s in Latest Health Inspections

Health Certificate Frosty Bear 01-19-17
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Two Darien eateries each got the lowest rating of “C,” and there was only a single mistake found at one of the three town schools inspected in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parent Workshop: Getting Your Freshman, Sophomore Kids Ready for School & College

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The Darien Depot Youth Center is hosting a workshop for parents of students in Grades 9 and 10 with advice on getting them ready for school and college admissions. The free seminar, presented by Successful Study Skills 4 Students and Collegewise, starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 at the Depot, 25 Heights Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Monthly Meetings to Help Women Reach Financial Independence

Piggy Bank 5-28-16
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Join a new monthly roundtable meeting with lectures and discussions designed to assist women in reaching financial independence is starting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Congregational Church of Darien Honored at Upcoming Gala for Stamford Homeless Shelter

Pacific House Valentine Diane Bosek Jim Bosek 09-09-17
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Pacific House, in celebration of its commitment to sheltering and improving the lives of our region’s homeless, will hold its 16th annual “Pacific House Gala” on Friday, Oct. 6 in Greenwich. The First Congregational Church of Darien will be honored with the 2017 Community Award for its generous support of the organization for over 25 years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bestselling Author Jeannette Walls Coming to Person-to-Person Lunch Event in Darien

Jeannette Walls author The Glass Castle contributed 09-09-17
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Jeannette Walls, author of the bestselling book “The Glass Castle,” a memoir of resilience and redemption, will be the keynote speaker at Person-to-Person’s “Transforming Lives Luncheon,” a fundraising event for the organization on Oct. 26. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Comedy and Underpants: Fundraiser for the Undies Project Features Comic Robin Lane

Robin Fox headshot 09-09-17
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As the name shows, “The Undies Project Inc.,” a serious project to help the needy with a necessity, isn’t afraid to use a little humor to get your attention. With its upcoming “Cocktails & Comedy” fundraiser, the organization shows it’s willing to use comedy to get your contributions. And they’re doing it in a church. (more…) Continue Reading →

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