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Walk to End Epilepsy on Saturday, May 19 in Stamford

Logo Walk to End Epilepsy 2019
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Fairfield County residents will be out in force on Sunday, May 19, 2019, as they show their support for epilepsy awareness and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) by participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy, which will be held at the Cove Island Park in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Saturday Night Fever Disco Dance Benefit for Darien Arts Center Coming June 15

Saturday Night Fever Disco Dance Benefit 2019 DAC
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According to Darien Arts Center board members and event co-chairs Beth Gardella and Andrea Jackson, “Everyone should dust off their platform shoes and put on their best 70s glam to dance the night away” for Saturday Night Fever, the Disco Dance Benefit for the Darien Arts Center, happening on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Showdown on the Sound Competition Coming to Weed Beach on Saturday, June 8

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Laughter, music, food and friendly competition will be part of the third annual Showdown on the Sound on Saturday, June 8 at Weed Beach in Darien. The fundraiser, which will run from 1 to 6 p.m., honors the memory of Michael Taylor, a Darien native who tragically lost his battle with opioid addiction in 2016. Admission is free. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares Readies Help for Indians Hit by Cyclone This Weekend

Cyclone Fani India Americares 2019
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Americares India is preparing to deliver medicine and relief supplies to assist survivors of India’s worst cyclone in decades. Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha Friday morning local time with wind gusts over 120 mph — the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. More than 1 million people evacuated India’s east coast as the storm approached, taking refuge from the heavy rains and punishing winds in more than 800 emergency shelters. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Scout Tag Sale on Sunday, May 5 to Close Much of the Eastbound Lane on West Ave

Darien Scout Tag Sale 2019
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Darien Scouts are holding their giant, vastly organized, 47th annual tag sale on Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. (when bargain hunters will already be lined up) to 4 p.m. (when some still will be picking through the remaining items). Also lined up are cars as drivers look for parking or just try to pass by. At 7 a.m., police again are closing the eastbound lane (toward downtown) on West Avenue all the way from the Noroton Avenue intersection to the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin itself, at 140 West Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Child Guidance Center’s ‘A Derby Affair’ Annual Spring Gala Takes Place May 4

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“A Derby Affair,” a gala benefitting the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, features the Kentucky Derby live on TV, a 50/50 raffle, a cocktail reception, dinner and the chance to participate in silent and live auctions. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Clean Up Day for Six Historic Darien Cemeteries MOVED TO SATURDAY, JUNE 8

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Originally scheduled for this Saturday, April 20, the second annual Darien Cemetery Clean-Up-Day, hosted by the Masonic Club of Darien has been postponed to June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pacific House Food and Wine Experience Raises $40K to Help Homeless Youth

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Hundreds of community leaders, food and music enthusiasts and community-minded area residents gathered together at the Pacific House Food & Wine Experience Thursday night at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. The event raised nearly $40,000 to help homeless youth and the Pacific House Young Adult Program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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