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Fathers’ Forum Early Saturday Morning at Darien Y: ‘Consent Through the Ages’

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The final event for our inaugural year of the Fathers’ Forum is this Saturday, May 13. And we’re excited to have Ginger Furey join us as she leads an important discussion about parenting that develops respect for one’s sexuality. A different topic, for sure, but dads play an important role in this discussion, and if you are unsure how to have “the chats” with your son or daughter, Ginger will provide some very helpful ideas. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chelsea Piers Announces 2017-2018 Soccer Coaching Staff

Dave Flower Susie Starr ChelseaPierCT 04-23-17
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Soccer Club coaching staff.  Together, the team brings decades of coaching and playing experience at every level, from youth leagues through collegiate teams, and is distinguished by the length of the coaches’ tenure at Chelsea Piers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Drinking in Darien: Former School Resource Officer James Palmieri’s Perspective

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Drinking by teenagers in Darien is a subject Darien Police Detective James Palmieri has run across quite a bit in his eight years with the department. He recently concluded 4 1/2 years as school resource officer at Darien High School. Here’s what he had to say at a panel discussion Monday at Darien Library after a showing of “Haze,” a documentary film about binge drinking among teens and young adults. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teens Have Died from Binge Drinking in Darien: Police Officer at Panel Discussion

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After a documentary film about the dangers of binge drinking among teenagers and young adults was shown at Darien Library on Monday night, James Palmieri, recently the school resource officer at Darien High School, told the audience that, just as in the documentary, a Darien teenager had died from the affects of binging on alcohol when his friends had left him. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Registration Extended to Friday for the Saturday ‘Darien Dash’ Scavenger Hunt

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You can now register as late as Friday for a new scavenger hunt in Darien, the “Darien Dash” this Saturday, March 11. There are still a few spots left, so the registration deadline of Wednesday has been extended two more days. As many as 20 teams will be accepted for the event, which is organized by the Darien Youth Commission. (more…) Continue Reading →

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TONIGHT, March 8: Advice from Counselors at Darien Library for Teens, Parents on Leaving the Nest

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Is your teenager ready to leave the nest? A growing number of mid-to-late adolescents aren’t sufficiently prepared for college and/or life beyond high school. Join Family Centers counselors James McGinn and Betsi Mufson at Darien Library for an evening of concrete, practical advice on issues ranging from health care to finances to emotional well-being. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Binge Drinking Hits Close to Home: Some Things Darien Parents and Teens Should Know

Suzanne Denunzio Haze binge drinking 03-06-17
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Before the documentary “Haze” was shown to about 150 people, mostly high school students, at a meeting Monday night sponsored by a coalition of groups in town concerned about under-age binge drinking, Suzanne Denunzio, a Darien parent, got up to speak. (more…) Continue Reading →

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