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

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on 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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Learn the Basics of Setting Up a Special Needs Trust on Nov 15

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Learn the basics of setting up a Special Needs Trust from two local lawyers on Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, at a free presentation at Woodway Country Club from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Norwalk Islands History, Secrets, Stories, Navigation’ Subject of Talk Wednesday Morning

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Rick Delfosse, Coast Guard captain and certified boating instructor, will talk about “The formation of the Norwalk Islands: Their history, secrets, stories and navigation” at the Darien Men’s Association (DMA) on Wednesday, Nov. 1. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Coming to a Park Near You? What Consultants Propose for Darien Parks

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Consultants hired by the town have made these recommendations for each of Darien’s public parks for a “master parks plan” meant to guide the town in making any improvements or changes to them. Town officials are asking the public for opinions about the recommendations. In this third article in a series, here’s what the consultants said about each park. Proposals for some other parks were covered in previous articles. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Most Valuable Coin in the World Is Subject of Upcoming Talk Before Darien Men’s Association

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Ute Wartenberg Kagan, executive director of the American Numismatic Society, will talk to the Darien Men’s Association (DMA), Wednesday, September 27, about the most valuable coin in the world, the 1933 $20 gold Double Eagle that sold for $7.6 million in 2002. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Changes for Both Darien Beaches Proposed by Consultants in Draft Parks Master Plan

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An amphitheater or an outdoor pool (or both) at Weed Beach, a fishing pier at Pear Tree Point Beach (either pointed south or west) and an expanded concession/comfort station there are among the ideas consultants have for improving the town’s two public beaches. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Pool, Walking Trails Among Consultants’ Ideas in Draft Master Plan for Parks

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An outdoor pool at Cherry Lawn Park? Replacing two ball fields in front of Town Hall with an indoor pool and plenty of parking? Paddleboard courts at the Edgerton property? Those were some of the dozens of ideas consultants briefly outlined in a draft Darien parks master plan proposing big or small changes for each of the town’s parks and some other properties, including the town’s Edgerton and Ox Ridge tracts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panel Discussion on Opioid Abuse in Darien: If You Missed Others, Catch This One

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The First Congregational Church of Darien and Silver Hill Hospital are hosting a panel discussion to address the problem of drugs that plague our community. It will be held at the church at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11:30am. Although our focus will be on teens, all of us are affected by this crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Reporter Who Covers State Budget to Speak at LWV of Darien ‘Kickoff Dinner’

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The Darien League of Women Voters will hold a kickoff dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton featuring Keith Phaneuf, the state budget reporter for the Connecticut Mirror. (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

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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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