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Long Night Against Procrastination for High School Students: Sunday June 9 at Darien Library

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Settle in for some serious studying, Darien! The Long Night Against Procrastination is back again for final exams.

Modeled after similar programs at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill, the Long Night Against Procrastination is an after-hours event just for high school students to help them focus and study in a collegiate environment. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Experts to Discuss Mental Health Problems Among College Students, Thursday, May 16

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Mental health problems among college students are on the rise. NAMI Southwest CT has assembled a panel of professionals in the fields of mental health and social work to talk at a pubic meeting Thursday, May 16 about ways to support students’ mental health before, during and after the transition to college. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Get to Know Long Island Sound: Maritime Aquarium’s ‘Marine Life Encounter’ Cruises Start in May

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Get a deeper new appreciation for Long Island Sound when you meet some of its resident fish, crabs and other creatures, brought up wriggling and wet right out of the water right before your eyes, during a Marine Life Encounter Cruise offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chelsea Piers Announces New ‘Ninja + Parkour Training Center’ for Kids and Adults

Chelsea Piers Ninja + Parkour training Center 2019
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut announces the transformation of the 3,000-square-foot infield turf into a high-level adult and youth Ninja + Parkour Training Center. The Center will house popular obstacles such as two warped walls (12-foot and 14-foot), a salmon ladder, flying bars, sky hooks, spider climb, cliffhangers and flywheels. The facility is designed for youth, aged 9 and older, and adults. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Lots of Your Parenting Is by Example, Good and Bad, Including the Way You Abuse Substances

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To the editor:

Apple. Tree. Children by nature watch and mimic their parents’ behaviors, beliefs and attitudes. Health conscious parents take pride in modeling good nutrition and exercise for their kids. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘What Did You Do on Spring Break?’ … ‘I Took a Babysitting Class at Stamford EMS’

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Spots are still available for the Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on April 18. Held during spring recess, the class teaches young teens the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place Thursday, April 18 from 9am to 3pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Technology Student Associations Brings Home 12 Trophies from State Conference

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A total of 12 trophies were brought home from the state Technology Student Association conference two weekends ago by Darien High School’s Technology Student Association and its advisor, teacher Gregory Darin. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Psychologist to Speak at Darien High About Building Your Child’s Resilience

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Your kids, like everyone else, will face challenges, setbacks, defeats and failures in school and later in life. As parents, you know you can’t prevent them all. In both childhood and adulthood, the better your sons and daughters are able to bounce back and cope with those circumstances, the less likely they are to turn to destructive behaviors, including substance abuse and risky sex. You can get advice about building resilience in your children from a psychologist, Suniya Luthar, who will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at Darien High School Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Youth in High Achieving Schools: Maximizing Resilience.” The event is presented by the Darien High School Parents Association and the Depot Youth Center. Continue Reading →

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