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Giant Balloons and More on Sunday at the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

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A bicycle stunt team, dance troupes, floats, 11 award-winning bands and, of course, 14 colossal helium ballonsPlease join us at the 2o18 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular starting at 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 18. The festivities start the day before, from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Giant Balloon Inflation Party at the intersection of Hoyt and Summer Streets in Stamford where you can watch the drama of giant helium balloons coming to life. The party will have live music, clowns, cartoon characters and a meet-and-greet with Santa.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Santa Comes to Grove Street Plaza at ‘Holiday Magic’ Event Dec 1

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On Saturday, Dec. 1, Santa will arrive at Grove Street Plaza and come down the chimney to visit with children. Families can be entertained while waiting for his arrival with Rides on the Giant Animals — Lucy the Polar Bear and Rudy the Reindeer, Carolers from Darien High School will entertain all and there will be hot cocoa. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ride a Train to New York to See Tiny Trains Leave a Wee Central Station

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Miniature trains departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal will be on display in the real Grand Central Terminal at the New York Transit Museum’s 17th annual Holiday Train Show at the Museum’s Grand Central Gallery Annex & Store. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How to Avoid Job Scams During the Holiday Season

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Are you among the many people who look for seasonal work over the holidays? The National Retail Federation predicts that retailers could add as many as 650,000 new temporary positions over the 2018 winter holiday season. Many consumers are scrambling to apply but some of those postings may not even be real. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Observations on Veterans Day, and Observances in Schools

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In anticipation of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, all schools in Darien have been honoring our veterans. It is a day where those whom our children know as father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, aunt & uncle, brother or sister, can be recognized as people whose sacrifice and willingness to serve our country, exemplify the qualities we should instill in our children. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Lives Well Lived’ Documentary About Seniors Living to the Fullest, Shown Thursday Evening in Greenwich

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“Lives well Lived” Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age, a documentary that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest, will be presented Thursday night at Greenwich Library. After the film is shown, there will be a question-and-answer period with the film’s director, Sky Bergman. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast Speaks Nov 7 at SilverSource Benefit Luncheon

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New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast will bring an afternoon of comic relief to the SilverSource Inspiring Lives Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 7, as she offers profoundly funny and moving insights from her award-winning graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (more…) Continue Reading →

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