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Affection Meets Confections on Saturday at Darien’s Third ‘Something Sweet’ Dessert Contest and Boutique

Something Sweet 2019 Dessert War competition winners Diane Browne & Co
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“Something Sweet,” a Valentine’s Day-themed event, comes back this Saturday for a third year, with a “Dessert War” competition between Darien eateries for the best confections, boutique gifts for sale and free activities for kids. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Youth Hockey Association Supports Wreaths Across America This Winter

Darien Youth Hockey Association Wreaths Across America 2019 2020
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The Darien Youth Hockey Association directly supported Wreaths Across America this winter, with over 60 players volunteering to help place wreaths at graves in the Veterans Cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Christmas Tree Pickups Start Thursday, Jan 2

Wrapped Christmas Tree Pickup rule
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The Darien Department of Public Works will conduct its annual Christmas tree pickup in various parts of town in two two-day sweeps, with the first starting Jan. 2 and the final one concluding Jan. 30. If you miss the first sweep past your home (assuming you live on a public road) then the second one should come by about two weeks later. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Kids and New Year’s: ‘NOON Year’s Eve’ Event Tuesday at Library and Check Out These Old Postcards

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Families are welcome to join Darien librarians in the Children’s Library for a fun countdown to “noon” as we get ready for the new year! Kids and New Year’s celebrations have been celebrated for a long time. We’ve added a small, online exhibition here of early 20th century postcards

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The Maritime Aquarium Will Babysit Your Kids for 3 Hours Saturday Afternoon, Dec 21

Shark Aquarium Drop n Shop
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Give yourself the gift of some solo holiday shopping on Saturday, Dec. 21 while your kids spend a fun afternoon hanging out with sharks, seals and sea turtles during the “Drop ’n’ Shop” program at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Maritime Aquarium has an ocean of age-appropriate hands-on activities and explorations planned for ages 4 to 10, giving parents three solo hours for shopping, wrapping or other holiday prep. (more…) Continue Reading →

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