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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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‘Hope and Remembrance’ Banner for Those Killed by Substance Abuse

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Now hanging at the Depot Youth Center, a “Hope and Remembrance” banner with pictures of those who passed away due to drug overdoses. Next to it is a display pledge cards signed by people committed to reaching out to others “who might be struggling” with substance abuse or addiction. The banner includes names and pictures of people from both Darien and New Canaan, the town where it originated. The Depot is encouraging people to come see the banner and add their pledges. (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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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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Darien Teens Take First ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid Training’ Course, To Be Offered Again

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Many of us learn CPR for medical emergencies — but what about mental health emergencies? On June 27 and 28, the Community Fund of Darien brought a “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training to local teenagers to equip them with skills to recognize and respond to the unique risks posed by a teenager’s mental health crisis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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