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DHS Parents Association to Start ‘Senior Send-Off’ Party for Graduating Seniors

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After years of discussions with the high school’s administration, parents and community leaders, the Darien High School Parents Association got the green light earlier this fall to start a new tradition — the “Senior Send-Off.”
Taking place right after the Darien High School prom on Friday, May 15th, the Senior Send-Off will be a fun, inclusive, substance-free celebration for all DHS seniors that provides a final opportunity for them to celebrate with their entire graduating class before they head off to senior internships the following week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Library Introduces New Projects and Tech in Its TEA Room for Kids

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Does your kid use the TEA Room at Darien Library? If your boy or girl in Grades 3 to 6 does use it, here’s what’s new; if they don’t use it, consider this a list of reasons why they might want to. In an email Tuesday the library announced “new, fun projects and tech to explore in the TEA Room,” the library’s mini-makerspace/learning lab/artist studio for kids in Grades 3 to 6. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Thank You, Darien Police Officer Chris Jimenez, for Helping Those Shaken College Basketball Players

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Dear Chief Anderson,

This past Friday was a normal Friday night at the Depot; lots of kids, lots of noise. Officer Chris Jimenez walked in the door and  came straight over to me and said there had been a bus accident on the thruway; would it be possible to bring the people on the bus to the Depot as it was bitter cold, and the wind was relentless. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Fifth Graders Win Awards in Darien Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest

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Ox Ridge student William Curtis won first place in Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution’s 2020 Fifth Grade Essay Contest. He was one of four Darien fifth graders who won awards in the contest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘The Party,’ a Short Play About Dating Violence at College, To Be Presented Tuesday at Darien Library

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The Darien Domestic Abuse Council and Respectworks presents a short play exploring issues associated with relationship violence, sexual assault, consent, and bystander intervention. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Dance Party During School Break for Families With Kids 6+ Feb 20 at DL Studio

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Looking for a fun activity to share with your children during the February school break? The Community Fund of Darien is partnering with Dance on the DL to host a dance party for parents and boys & girls ages 6 and over. No previous dance experience required. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Depot Fundraiser to Recognize Individuals, Families Who Helped Open Its Doors 30 Years Ago

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Celebrating its 30th year, the Depot Youth Center — the oldest teen center in the nation — will be kicking the year off from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Country Club of Darien with its “Blue Jeans and Blazers” fundraiser. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Four Grade 5 Students Recognized in Local DAR American History Essay Contest

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Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter of theDaughters of the American Revolution has announced the winners of the NSDAR annual Fifth Grade American History Essay Contest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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8th Grade Chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Starts Thursday at Depot

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The Darien Depot is introducing an 8th Grade SADD Program starting this Thursday, Jan. 23, but he Depot says students who can’t show up on that date or the next four should not sign up. The program will meet one Thursday a month after school, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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