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One Darien Restaurant Gets Its Second ‘C’ Rating in a Row in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien restaurant received its second “C” rating in a row, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Don’t Let a Cold Snap Make You a Non-Starter: Do Car Maintenance for the Winter Soon

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Cars, like humans, need seasonal checkups; in cold winter weather such as this week’s anticipated cold snap, it’s important to maximize fuel efficiency, maintain safety, and ensure your vehicle can start for the worst winter has in store for us. (more…) Continue Reading →

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When Decorating for the Holidays, Consider Safety, Saving Energy and Money: Some Tips

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With the holiday season upon us, neighborhoods are starting to twinkle with festive light displays inside and out. Here are some safety tips were recently announced by Eversource on lighting and the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office on other decorations, as well. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA: Buckle Up and Drive Unimpaired This Holiday Weekend, You’re Sharing the Road With More People

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Look for congested roadways later today as more than 2 million New England travelers — 3% more than last year — make their annual Thanksgiving pilgrimage to celebrate with family and friends, says AAA Northeast. (more…) Continue Reading →

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For Those in Recovery Over the Holidays, Hotline and Online Support Groups Offered by Mountainside Treatment Center

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Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for reconnecting with loved ones over food and drinks, but for those in active addiction or recovery, it can present unhealthy temptations and added stress. With the Thanksgiving break quickly approaching, Mountainside treatment center in Wilton will provide a free helpline and “virtual” recovery support groups online for those in need of assistance for themselves or their loved ones this holiday season. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘C’ Rating for One Restaurant 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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One More Flu Clinic Added by Darien Health Department: 9:30 to 11:30 AM, Thursday in Town Hall

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Darien Health Department has added another flu clinic: It takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Room 119 at Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road. And you don’t need an appointment (although you can make one for another time, too). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Speakers Discuss Tips for Supporting the Mental Health of Teens and Young Adults

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Adolescence and emerging adulthood are challenging times in life. In a free presentation sponsored by NAMI Southwest CT, Lee Swain and Jessica Orenstein of the Jed Foundation will discuss the signs that a young person is struggling with his or her mental health and steps parents and other adults can take to support the young person. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Learn How to Help People With Dementia in Small Ways: Info Session at 4 PM Monday at Darien Library

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Being a Dementia Friend simply means learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and helping in small ways. An information session organized by At Home in Darien for people interested in becoming Dementia Friends will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday at Darien Libraries. (more…) Continue Reading →

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AAA: Don’t Let a Cold Snap Make You a Non-Starter — Prepare Your Car for Winter

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Cars, like humans, need seasonal checkups; in cold winter weather such as this week’s anticipated cold snap, it’s important to maximize fuel efficiency, maintain safety, and ensure your vehicle can start for the worst winter has in store for us. So now is the time to get cranking on car maintenance, says AAA Northeast. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Thank Veterans and Keep in Mind, Some Face the Challenges of Trauma and Addiction

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For veterans, many of the toughest battles are fought after returning home from war. This Veterans Day, Mountainside treatment center in Wilton, urges people to not only give thanks to veterans for their service but also keep in mind the challenges that some of America’s heroes face in recovering from addiction and trauma.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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