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Just How Much Food Do We Throw Away? In CT, $800+ a Year: Ways To Do Better

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If you want to help the environment by reducing waste, reducing the amount of food and food scraps you throw out is a big component. According to a recent survey, if you could avoid toss out the average amount for a Connecticut household, that amounts to $873 a year, or over a fifth (21 percent) of what the normal household spends — you’d save money you could spend on yourself or others. Joining the new Darien Food Scrap Recycling Program is one way to do it. In addition to that (or instead of it, if food scrap recycling is one additional task too many for you), just knowing when you don’t really have to throw out food may help you cut down on the amount. (In this article we’ve included information from experts about how safe it is to keep certain food refrigerated.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Recent Health Inspection Results for Darien Restaurants and Other Food-Serving Establishments

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments fared in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ruining Your Life by Christmas Party, Part II: Your Own Party (Happy Holidays!)

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The holidays are filled with festive family, friend and work celebrations that often involve alcohol. The team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers wants everyone to enjoy getting together, while making sure everyone gets home safely. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Latest Darien Restaurant, Food-Serving Establishment Health Inspection Reports

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Here’s how several Darien restaurants and other food-serving establishments fared in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Agency Gets State Grant to Fund Help for Abused Kids With Substance-Abusing Caregivers

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Boys & Girls Village, a Milford-based organization serving families from more than 50 cities and towns in Connecticut, received a $435,000 annualized grant from the state Department of Children and Families to support an intensive home-based services program for abused children of caregivers who abused drugs or alcohol. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Restaurant Gets a ‘C’ — the Worst Rating — in Latest Health Inspection Results for Darien Restaurants

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One Darien restaurant received a “C” rating — the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system — in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Support Group for Parents of Children with Addictions or Mental Health Problems

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A new parent support group is being run by Turnbridge Outpatient Addiction and Behavioral Health Treatment Center at the offices of the Life Solution Center of Darien on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, starting Wednesday, Nov. 28. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Officers Grow Beards or Wear Earrings in a Fundraising Project for Leukemia Research

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From November through this February, Darien Police Officers are fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Officers participating in the fundraiser are required to donate $50 for each month that they participate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join the Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle on Saturday Morning at the New Canaan Nature Center

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle in New Canaan Nature Center 2018
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Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and head on down to the New Canaan Nature Center to join the NCNC naturalists for a healthy, invigorating trail trek to work off that holiday meal. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College Students Returning Home for the Holidays: Beware of ‘Drinksgiving’

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Thanksgiving is a holiday about family and friends — reconnecting over food and drink. For college students coming home for the holiday break, a new tradition has emerged, and it can have tragic consequences. Known as “Blackout Wednesday,” and even “Drinksgiving,” the evening before Thanksgiving sees college students packing local bars to catch up with hometown friends, binge drinking as the night wears on. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Restaurants Get Worst Rating — ‘C’ — in Most Recent Health Inspection Reports

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Two Darien restaurants received a “C” rating — the worst in the town A-B-C ratings system — in the most recently released town Health Department inspection reports. (more…) Continue Reading →

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