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Registration for Beach Permits and Spring, Summer Programs Starts March 6: Here Are Some Offerings

Darien Parks and Recreation Department Winter Spring Catalogue Catalog 2019
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Darien Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that registration for 2019 spring & summer programs, as well as the sale of 2019 beach permits, will begin on Wednesday, March 6 online, here. Program registration and beach permit sales will also be accepted through the mail or in-person in Room 110 of the Darien Town Hall, starting March 6. (more…) Continue Reading →

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What’s New for Teens in January at Darien Library

Henna Darien Libr workshop
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Get an internship at the library, study during the “Long Night of Procrastination” before midterms, play games that have nothing to do with electronics or the Internet, learn henna, learn fauxilography — some of what’s coming to Darien Library for teenagers in January. You’ll need to register for the henna workshop and have a student ID for study night; everything else is open. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Youth Vaping Discussion: What Can Be Done at the State, Federal, Local Levels

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What the state Legislature and government in general can do to reduce vaping among teenagers was one of the main topics of a meeting Monday, where area legislators met with people on the frontlines of the effort in local communities: school officials, police

Although legislators sat at a table facing the audience, more than one participant in the crowd and at the table said that keeping teens away from vaping is primarily a local battle, and a lot of the discussion was about local efforts. (more…) Continue Reading →

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College Consultants in Greenwich Offer New Application Essay Review Service, ‘Essay Rx’ Thru Dec 20

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A Bloc of Writers, a Greenwich-based writing, editing, and tutoring company, has launched a new service called Essay Rx, designed to help students proof, polish, and perfect their college admissions essays. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Teens Tell Board of Selectmen About What They Get Out of the Depot Youth Center

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Learning the signs that someone might be suicidal, talking about problems (or anything) at Girls Night Out meetings, helping educate other teenagers about safety through the Students Against Destructive Decisions group, learning about mental illness, substance abuse, distracted driving, teen relationship violence. Those were the topics that nine Darien teenagers have been learning about at the Depot Youth Center, they told the Board of Selectmen at a recent meeting.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Theatre 308’s ‘Our Town’ Thursday Performance Postponed to 2 PM Saturday

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Due to the weather and the school district decision to cancel after-school and evening activities, the Thursday evening Theatre 308 performance of Our Town has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Nov.17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets purchased for Thursday will be honored for the 2 p.m. Saturday show. Separately, the play is being performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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