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Darien Road Race Coming Sept 16, Raises Money for Community Fund of Darien

Darien Road Race 2016 8-14-16
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The 39th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5-mile Fun Run and, new this year, a 5-mile race. This year’s race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony. The race, organized by the Community Fund of Darien, has raised a significant amount of money over the years to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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When You Have Fun in Norwalk, You Can Get a Discount at Other Norwalk Places to Have Fun

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children has once again partnered with other attractions within the City of Norwalk as part of the Sound of Summer discount program, a citywide tourism initiative to offer savings for visitors this summer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Appeals for Donated School Supplies: Rowayton Church’s Drive Runs Till Aug 15; Darien Human Services’ Runs Aug 13 to 30

United Church of Rowayton 910-26-16
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Children will start the school year with new backpacks filled with school must-haves, thanks to the backpack drive conducted annually by the United Church of Rowayton for the Department of Children and Families (DCF). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien Hires Janet King, Volunteer Director at P2P, as New Executive Director

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Janet King has been hired as the new executive director of the Community Fund of Darien, replacing Carrie Bernier, who has accepted a job elsewhere. A Darien resident, King has been  director of volunteers at Person-to-Person in Darien for the last eight years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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