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Three Darien High School Seniors Raise Funds for Local Toddlers With Developmental Delays

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Three recent graduates of Darien High School — Lauren Larizza, Owen Stevens and Olivia Taylor — spearheaded a project to support STAR, Inc. as part of their senior internship with The Community Fund of Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien’s Emily Larkin Arocha Named One of Fairfield County’s ’40 Under 40′

Susan Cator Emily Larkin Arocha
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Emily Larkin Arocha, who has led the Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Initiative, has been picked as one of Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” promising people in the county. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Americares to Ship Medicine and Supplies for Guatemalans Displaced by Volcano

Americares Guatemala Volcano 2018
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Stamford-based Americares is preparing an emergency shipment of medicine and relief supplies for families displaced by the volcanic eruption in Guatemala. Dozens have died, and 1.7 million people have been affected since the Fuego volcano 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City began erupting on June 3. More than 4,000 people forced from their homes are staying in emergency shelters to escape dangerous ash, gasses and mudslides. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Journalist Tells League of Women Voters Members How to Spot Fake News

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How do you know whether the news you’re getting is real or fake? John Dankosky, a journalist with PBS stations in New England says you should stay informed in general, check out any particular assertion that seems fishy and don’t trust social media. Dankosky made those points during a featured speech at the Darien League of Women Voters annual meeting and luncheon, held Thursday, May 24 at the Country Club of Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: YMCA Drive for Human Services Household Goods Closet a Success

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Dear Nancy,

Your “Spring Cleaning Drive” was quite a success! In lieu of paying a joiner’s fee, new members of the YMCA were invited to bring in a cleaning supply or household good item to benefit the Darien Human Services Household Goods Closet which helps eligible Darien families and individuals. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Families of Active-Duty Military Personnel Get Free Admission All Year at Stepping Stones Museum

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
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This Memorial Day, Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk kicks off their summer of free admission for active duty military personnel and their families as a proud participant in the Blue Star Museums program. And they’ve extended the program year-round. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Frederic & Co. Salon Opens Sunday, May 20: All Hair Styling, Cuts to Benefit Nonprofit STAR Inc

Frederic & Co Star Inc Lighting the Way
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Fredric & Co. salon owners Connie Hatterman and Janet Montanaro along with their generous staff who are donating their time, are opening up their salon at 1060 Post Road, Darien on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. to benefit STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. (more…) Continue Reading →

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HURRY: Leave a Bag of Groceries at Your Mailbox for Saturday’s ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

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Darien residents are being asked to leave a bag of groceries — not needing refrigeration or freezing, obviously — at their mailbox on Saturday morning, May 12, Person-to-Person announced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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