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Connecticut Tax Free Sales Week Runs From Sunday, Aug 18 to Sunday, Aug 24

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You know school is starting soon when the state announces “Tax Free Week.”

Per statute the 19th annual Tax Free Sales Week, which begins on the third Sunday of each August, is right around the corner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents Can Register 7th, 8th Graders Now for One of 40 Seats in ‘Choose Love’ Enrichment Program at the Depot

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The Depot youth center is hosting an intensive program with a limited number of seats for 7th and 8th grade Darien students, teaching them “core competencies and skills, beyond academics, that can empower them to thrive emotionally, mentally, personally and socially,” according to an email sent out by the Depot. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Library Hosts an ‘Escape Room’ Game for Kids, Teens, Families: Register Soon

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You and your flight team are stuck in a space shuttle in the depths of outer space. Something has gone terribly wrong with your ship’s engines! Can you work together and fix your spaceship in only 30 minutes? This special game, inspired by the Escape the Room challenges, requires creativity, teamwork, and curiosity to win. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days, Thursday to Saturday, July 11 to 13

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Sale prices, contests for kids and adults, a collectible car show, circus stilt walkers, fun with balloons, face painting and live music will all be part of this year’s Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days from Thursday through Saturday, July 11 to 13 in Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Push-n-Pull Parade on July 4 Includes Vehicle Contest, Party at Tilley Park

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To the delight of many local children and families, Darien VFW Post 6933 is proudly hosting the 15th annual July 4th Push-n-Pull Parade. In keeping with what has now become an annual tradition for Darien, the patriotic parade of children riding bikes, scooters, wagons and other non-motorized vehicles, usually decorated, will step off from Goodwives Shopping Center with a start time of 10:30 a.m. sharp. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Fifth Grader’s Essay Wins First Place in Both State and Northeast DAR Contests

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Brady Eldredge, who last February won the fifth-grade essay contest organized by Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with his writing on the “Women’s Suffrage Campaign,” has won first place in the Connecticut DAR essay contest. The Hindley School fifth grader also recently was named winner of the Northeast Division DAR fifth-grade essay contest. Brady is the son of James and Jennifer Eldredge of Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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