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Darien Chowder Challenge — Try ‘Em and Vote on Feb 27

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Darien Chamber of Commerce is organizing a “Chowder Challenge” for participants to both network and taste different chowders created by chamber members. Get ready all you chowder lovers to come to Deane, Inc and their kitchen showroom. — an announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

Attendees not only will be tasting chowders but voting for the People’s Choice Award. Along with the chowder tastings, refreshments are included — beer, wine and sparkling water, along with light hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a drawing with free prizes.

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Here’s How Darien Food Serving Establishments Fared in the Latest Health Inspection Reports

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department on Thursday released eight reports of inspection visits from Feb. 7 to 13. Of those, five inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for three others. No establishment was rated “C.”

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Marketer Warren Tuttle of Darien Speaks on ‘Open Innovation’ Wednesday to Darien Men’s Association

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Warren Tuttle, a Darien resident who marketed many of the kitchen products you’ve seen on shelves marked “As Seen on TV,” will speak Wednesday morning to the Darien Men’s Association about “Open Innovation.” Warren’s talk at the DMA’s meeting begins at about 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien. Here’s the DMA announcement:

For those familiar with Smart Spin, the television direct response mega-hit kitchenware product [and if you’re not familiar with the name, check out the picture in this article], Warren Tuttle was the person behind the scenes helping to orchestrate its overnight success. Teaming with a Boston based inventor, Tuttle selected an explosive path to market.

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CT Green Bank Offers Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Businesses and Organizations That Qualify

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The Connecticut Green Bank is encouraging building owners to increase their energy saving measures and embrace the electric vehicle (EV) movement by offering free EV stations through a new program — Charge Up CT Buildings (CUCB). — an announcement from the Connecticut Green Bank
Commercial property owners who borrow over $150,000 with the C-PACE program may be eligible to receive up to three EV charging stations and installation for free. The application deadline is May 15, 2020. Property owners are encouraged to contact the Green Bank early to start the application process. C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an innovative financing tool that allows building owners to access 100% financing for energy improvements, realize positive cash flow immediately, and create more comfortable, efficient buildings.

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Newest Health Ratings From Darien Restaurant and School Inspections

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released seven health inspection reports on Thursday, and every single one of the inspections took place on Jan. 31, according to the department. Of those, four inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for four others. No establishment was rated “C.”

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Two Places Get ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Health Inspections of Darien Food-Serving Establishments

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A restaurant and another food-serving establishment in Darien each received a “C” rating, the worst in the town’s A/B/C ratings system in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released 10 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 24 to 29. Only one inspection resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for seven others. Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Latest Health Ratings From Darien Restaurant Inspections

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released eight health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 15 to 22. Of those, four inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for four others. No “C” ratings were given.

Darien Indoor Sidewalk Sales Comes This Thursday Through Saturday, Jan 23 to 25

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Darien Indoor Sidewalk Sales is coming to 14 locally owned shops with bargains and gifts — and gifts that are bargains — this Thursday, Friday and Saturday — Jan. 23 to 25. — an announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

This is a great time to find fabulous bargains on winter merchandise. You can find great gifts for family, friends, and yourself to fill in your wardrobe, find a Valentine’s Day gift for that special person and even buy ahead for growing children! The event is coordinated by the Darien Chamber of Commerce.

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Plans Announced for Moving Some Downtown Tenants Before Demolition Starts on Corbin Project

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Demolition of some buildings in the future Corbin District in downtown Darien is expected to start in March or April, and arrangements have been made to move business tenants, Baywater Properties informed the other stores in an email Thursday morning. Buildings in the “interior” of the project — away from the Post Road and Corbin Drive, will be the first to go down. Four businesses in those buildings have arranged to move out, David Genovese, principal of Baywater, said in a message sent to town officials and news organizations. Baywater is the lead partner in the Corbin District project. “We have a plan for each of the existing retail tenants and will be mapping that out with each of them over the next few weeks,” Genovese wrote.

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How Darien Restaurants, Schools, Elderly Residences and Other Establishments Fared in Latest Inspections

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures“ (Monday, Dec. 23)

The department released 11 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Jan. 6 to 14. Of those, two inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for nine others.

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‘C’ Ratings for Supermarket, Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Inspections

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Two long-standing town institutions, one a restaurant and the other a supermarket, each received “C” ratings, the worst in Darien’s A/B/C health inspection ratings system, in the latest reports released by the town Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures“ (Monday, Dec. 23)

On Thursday, the department released 10 health inspection reports for inspector visits that took place from Jan. 2 to 7, five inspections resulted in a “B” rating and “A” was the rating for two others. Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every establishment normally gets a few things wrong.

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson to Talk About State of the Town to Chamber of Commerce, All Invited

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Come learn about the ” State of Darien” directly from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson who will give a breakfast speech Thursday, Jan. 23 to the Darien Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome to join. The year 2020 will be an exciting time for Darien with the town’s bicentennial celebrations planned throughout the year. In addition to all this excitement, Darien is going through many changes and this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the upcoming developments and improvements.

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‘C’ Rating for One Place in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One restaurant in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures” (Monday, Dec. 23)

The department released 11 health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place from Dec. 27 to 30. Seven inspections resulted in an “A” rating and “B” was the rating for three others.

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‘Going Out of Business’ Sales Can Trick Shoppers in Several Ways

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Going out of business sales may seem like golden opportunities to grab great deals. But before you head to one, here are a few things to keep in mind. — This article originally was posted on the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information blog. Colleen Tressler is a consumer education specialist at the FTC. How can you tell if you’re getting a good deal?

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Three Darien Restaurants Get ‘C’ Ratings in Latest Reports from Health Inspections

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Three restaurants in town received a “C” ratings, the worst grade in the town’s  A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. SEE ALSO: “Health Board Endorses Fine for Restaurants Not Posting Health Ratings, Higher Fees for Repeated Inspection Failures” (Monday, Dec. 23)

The department released eight health inspection reports on Friday for inspections that took place from Dec. 19 to 26. Three inspections resulted in a “B” rating and an “A” was the rating for two others.