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Letter from a Darien Mother: Former NBA Player’s Powerful Talk Brings to Mind Her Mother’s and Her Own Struggles

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On Thursday afternoon my son sent me a text. “Are you going to be home by 7:00?” it said. I thought he wanted me to drive him to martial arts class. As it turned out, he wanted me to drive myself to Darien High School. He wanted me to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle to overcome substance abuse. Continue Reading →

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For Christmas, Consider a Family Membership at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk

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Instead of another shiny toy that will quickly lose its luster, parents can wrap up a year of amazing explorations with a membership to Stepping Stones Museum for Children. From engaging exhibits to daily classes and performances, there is always something new to discover at the award-winning, wonder-filled place created just for kids. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Thursday, 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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Holiday Winter Concerts Coming to Darien’s Public Schools

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The Darien Public Schools Music Department would like to announce their schedule of upcoming holiday winter concert programs for the month of December. The concerts will feature nearly 2,000 band, chorus, and orchestra students performing in 10 concert programs throughout the district. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teens, Adults Invited to Automobile Association’s ‘AAA to (Gen) Z Summit’ on Threats to Teenage Drivers

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How does today’s technology impact teen driving? What does marijuana really do to impair teen drivers? Is the real problem for teens distracted driving or anxiety/attention deficit disorder? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter from an Expert: Parents Should Begin Frank Discussions About Substance Abuse EARLY

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I applaud the work of The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force as it launches its campaign “Our Darien” which is aimed at addressing teen binge drinking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: New Initiatives in Darien Give People, Families Support to Counter Substance Abuse

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As someone who grew up in Darien (DHS ’93) and works for a national addiction nonprofit, I commend The Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Task Force and their “Our Darien” campaign. I think it is important that parents start the conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol much sooner than one might think (middle school is just too late) and be armed with information on how addiction is a brain disease. (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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