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What Happens When You Put Money in the Salvation Army Kettle in Darien

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The Salvation Army bell ringing season runs through Christmas Eve when the red kettles are packed away for the season. When you give at the red kettle outside of Palmer’s Market, 90% of the money dropped in the kettle goes right back to our community! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Christmas Tea with Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events at DCA on Dec 12

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Enjoy tea sandwiches, assorted scones with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of traditional British Christmas treats — in the festive atmosphere of the Darien Community Association mansion, beautifully decorated for the season. UPDATE: “This event is sold out. Please call our office at 203-655-9050 extension 10 to be put on the waitlist,” the DCA says on its website. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One-of-a-Kind Gifts Offered at Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show, Nov 29 to Dec 24

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Shop one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists at Rowayton Arts Center’s annual Holiday Gift Show from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24, 2019. There’s a Coffee and Bagels breakfast offered at the RAC this Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Continue Reading →

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Christmas Trees Are Available Starting 10 AM Saturday at Noroton Heights Fire Department

Christmas Trees 2019 Noroton Heights Fire Department
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Clear a spot in your living room: “Trees are here!” Noroton Heights Fire Department announced on Facebook Wednesday night. “Members and friends helped unload them and get everything set up for opening day on Saturday Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.!” (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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Traffic, Parking, Other Rules for Those Attending Turkey Bowl Game on Thanksgiving

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The 2019 Darien-New Canaan Turkey Bowl starts at 10 a.m., Thanksgiving morning at Darien High School, and for the 4,000 people with tickets, there are rules about where to park and how to get onto the high school campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Principal Ellen Dunn Issues Thanksgiving Message, Slips In a Little Reminder About Good Behavior at Turkey Bowl

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Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn issued an announcement early Wednesday afternoon wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and gently asking students to remember that “you represent your school and your community” at Thursday’s Turkey Bowl game with New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

AAA Nov 27 2019 worst travel day of Thanksgiving weekend 2019
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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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Almost One Ton of Turkeys and Other Food Donated Tuesday to Food Bank in Stamford

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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County received a staggering donation yesterday… nearly one ton of turkeys plus additional dry goods were provided through a team contribution effort.  Stamford EMS, Stop and Shop at Ridgeway Shopping Center and Our Lady of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten worked together to make the donation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Girl’s Night Out’ Gingerbread Decorating Night Dec 10 at Darien Community Association

DCA Gingerbread Decorating Girls Night Out
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Gather your friends, neighbors, or book group for a Girls’ Night Out Gingerbread House Decorating from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. As one participant raved, “It’s like no other event of its kind—low key, lots of fun, and a really nice evening out with friends before the holiday rush begins.” (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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