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For Those With Family Members With Special Needs: Experts to Discuss Estate Planning

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A free presentation and discussion next week on estate planning for those who have family members with intellectual and emotional disabilities. At the event, co-sponsored by Star, Inc., Lighting the Way and JumpSTARs  a lawyer as well as UBS investment and planning specialists will speak. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. (more…) Continue Reading →

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5% of Your Bill at Whole Foods on Thursday Goes to Star Inc to Help Adults with Disabilities

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Star, Inc. Lighting the Way announced that it will receive 5% of net sales from six Whole Foods Market locations in Fairfield County on Thursday, Oct. 17 as part of the company’s annual Community Giving Days. Funds raised will help support a series of instructional classes and activities to promote healthy eating and lifestyle, food preparation, cooking and nutritional classes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Fairfield County served by Star. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Vampires in New England: A Talk at Darien Historical Society About a Colonial Vampire Scare

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In 1990, two young boys playing in a Connecticut quarry made a startling discovery, which led to an even more frightening revelation — evidence of a vampire scare in early New England. Hear the chilling true story, Vampires in New England, with Dr. Nick Bellantoni, Connecticut’s archaeologist emeritus, during the Darien Historical Society’s Historical Halloween on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Domestic Violence Today’ Discussion on Oct 15 with an Expert at YWCA Greenwich

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Professor Susan Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania, an expert in domestic violence will discuss with Meredith Gold, YWCA Greenwich director of domestic abuse services, how domestic violence has evolved from a private family matter to a human rights issue. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Social Worker Joins Community Fund’s Youth Asset Team

Andrew Tepper Youth Asset Team Community Fund of Darien
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Andrew Tepper has joined The Community Fund of Darien as an advisor to the organization’s Youth Asset Team. Tepper will help plan prevention-related events and speakers, as well as alcohol-alternative events for their peers. He’ll provide the teen perspective at Thriving Youth Task Force meetings, and mentor middle school Youth Give Back students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents of Special Needs Children Invited to Free Info Session on Government Benefits

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Parents, caregivers and family members of children with special needs are invited to a free information session on government benefits to those families and entitlements for the children. The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Greenwich headquarters of Abilis. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Fireside,’ Darien Nature Center’s Annual Fundraiser, Takes Place Saturday, Oct 19

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Things are heating up at the Darien Nature Center as volunteers and sponsors prepare for Fireside, the organization’s annual fundraising event. It will be held outside on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and will feature farm-to-table food catered by The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, signature cocktails, music, and a silent auction full of exciting offerings for all ages. (more…) Continue Reading →

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