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Darien’s Memorial Day Parade for 2018: You Can’t (Always) Tell the Players Without a Program

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Darien’s 2018 Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 a.m. sharp on Monday, May 28 from Goodwives Shopping Center, turns right and travels on Old Kings Highway South to Brookside Road and then turns left onto the Post Road until it reaches the veterans cemetery at Spring Grove Cemetery. Here’s more of what you should know about the parade, the Memorial Day speaker and the grand marshal, along with some instructions if you’re among the marchers. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Fireworks Are Back on the Calendar — Scheduled To Be Bursting in Air on July 7

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After some problems finding the right location for the annual town fireworks display, town officials have agreed to hold them at the high school after all, but apparently at a different spot on the campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hope for Rockets’ Red Glare O’er the Land of the Wave: Darien Fireworks May Not Be Cancelled This Year After All [UPDATED]

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Rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air in a fireworks event may yet happen o’er the land of the (blue) wave at Darien High School this July, according Selectman Susan Marks said at a recent Board of Selectmen meeting0. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stamford St Patrick’s Day Parade Begins at 12 Noon Saturday

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Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at noon downtown, starting near the intersection of  Hoyt Street and Summer Street, winding downtown and ending up at Latham Park on Bedford Street (see map). U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is the parade marshal. This is the 23rd annual parade, according to the official website (although the official website also says it’s the 22nd annual parade). The parade steps off and keeps on stepping, rain or shine. Continue Reading →

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Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule for 2018 Announced — Jan 2 to 30

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From Jan. 2 through 30, Darien public works employees will be picking up Christmas trees left on the curb throughout town. Each area of town gets two periods for pickups. Here’s the schedule, as announced by the town Department of Public Works: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Descrooge Your Christmas: Help Buy Gift Cards for Darien’s Low Income Families and Seniors

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The Darien Department of Human Services provides gifts to low-income families and seniors in Darien. Gift cards are especially helpful and needed for the “sometimes hard-to-buy-for” teens and seniors so their families can pick out just the right gift for them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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For Christmas, Consider a Family Membership at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk

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Instead of another shiny toy that will quickly lose its luster, parents can wrap up a year of amazing explorations with a membership to Stepping Stones Museum for Children. From engaging exhibits to daily classes and performances, there is always something new to discover at the award-winning, wonder-filled place created just for kids. (more…) Continue Reading →

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