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Darienite Quinlan Daly, 13, Competing as One of Two Youngest Rowers Ever in Head of the Charles Regatta

Quinlan Daly George Lathrop Head of the Charles 10-18-17
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Thirteen-year-old Darienite Quinlan Daly is competing this weekend with a partner the same age from Greenwich in the youth doubles division of the Head of the Charles Regatta. The youth division normally has only high school rowers competing, so Quinlan and his partner, George Lathrop, both middle school students, will be the youngest team ever to row in the 53-year-old competition, joining rowers from all over the world. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Athletic Foundation Starts Live-Stream Video Service for Sports Games

Damian Andrew DAF 09-27-17
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The Darien Athletic Foundation announced Wednesday that its new online live-streaming video service for sports events is looking for student volunteers, ages 15 and up, to join a television veteran who’s developing the program. Damian Andrew, recently with Cablevision’s News 12, will lead the program that will focus on covering high school teams and some youth league teams in Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

Stony Brook Park view 09-24-17
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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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Changes for Both Darien Beaches Proposed by Consultants in Draft Parks Master Plan

Option B pool Weed Beach 09-22-17
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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

Consultants master plan parks 09-22-17
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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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See What’s Being Proposed for Darien’s Parks and Recreation at a Public Hearing Wednesday

Word cloud parks and recreation survey 09-19-17
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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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Ed Roland of Collective Soul to Attend Stadium Stair Climb Challenge for Homeless Vets

Ed Rolan of Collective Soul Homes for the Brave event 09-19-17
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Homes For The Brave announced today that Collective Soul frontman and lead vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving veterans and others. Ed encourages his fans to come out and support the event on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Ballpark at Harbor Yard stadium in Bridgeport. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic, Parking, Other Regulations for First Darien High School Night Football Game

Darien Lights Brigade Stadium Lights 910-26-16
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The Darien Police Department will enforce traffic regulations and monitor security for Darien High School’s first night football game, to be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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