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See What’s Being Proposed for Darien’s Parks and Recreation at a Public Hearing Wednesday

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See what’s being proposed for Darien’s parks in the future: A draft of a master plan for the town’s parks will be presented at a public hearing Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, in Town Hall. A second hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4. (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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High School Now Starts at 8:30 AM in Greenwich, Middle School at 8: How That’s Working Out

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When the new school year started two weeks ago in Greenwich, it started a little later in the day as a result of changes adopted by the town’s Board of Education, a controversial move and part of a national debate that pits concerns about keeping students alert with other concerns, including sports practices and game times. On Thursday, the Greenwich Board of Education heard from about 20 parents, teachers and others about how the new school schedule has been working out, eight days into the new school year. Despite kinks in the bus scheduling and challenges scheduling sports practice and competitions in other towns, feedback was overall very positive on the benefits to students of the extra hour of sleep. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Artists at Grove Street Plaza’ Art Show, Now With a Kids Exhibit, Coming Saturday, Sept 23

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Encourage your young artist to submit a masterpiece to the first “Future Darien Artists Show” on Saturday, Sept. 23 when you visit this year’s Artists at Grove Street Plaza fine art show between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, where you’ll find local artists, food vendors and music. (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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Plethora of Pearls at Norwalk’s 40th Annual Oyster Festival This Weekend

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The 2017 Norwalk Oyster Festival will feature live music from dozens of bands on multiple stages, amusement rides, and, of course, oysters. Friday night’s musical highlight on the main stage is the Billy Joel tribute band, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Register Now for the Sept 22 Darien Family Day Dinner

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Join the Darien community for “Family Day Dinner” on Friday, Sept, 22, at the Darien Y. “Family Day Dinner” will include dinner, swimming, open gym time, arts & crafts, games, and an evening of fun for the whole family. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien Offers ‘Active Parenting’ Course to Add to Your Parenting Skills

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Parents can register now for the Community Fund of Darien’s award-winning “Active Parenting” course designed to equip parents with the skills they need to meet the challenges of parenting toddlers to teenagers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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