The Art of Seed Saving with ‘The Seed Huntress,’ an Online Talk

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Sefra Alexandra, “The Seed Huntress,” will discuss her work with seed saving for conservation, multiplication and distribution. Her talk, hosted by Darien Library, takes place online from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. — an announcement from Darien Library

This work supports seed sovereignty through the different initiatives she’s worked on at the local, national, and international scales. She’ll look at the importance of in situ (in place) seed banking and of ex situ (cold storage) seed saving strategies.

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First Congregational Church of Darien Says Goodbye to Pastor Dale Rosenberger, Sunday at 9 AM

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Senior Minister, Rev. Dale Rosenberger is retiring, after 41 years as a minister and nine years of service to First Congregational Church of Darien and to the lower Fairfield County community. The church will be saying goodbye in a special celebration on Sunday morning, both in person (for those already signed up — there are no more spaces available) and live online. — an announcement from the First Congregational Church of Darien (FCCD)
This Sunday’s Event

The church will hold a special Farewell Celebration at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, outdoors on the lawn at the church, 14 Brookside Road. The service will include a Ritual of Farewell, with gifts and recognition, and Vows of Release from the ministry, as well as a formal Declaration of Parting.

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‘C’ Rating for Darien Retirement Home in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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A Darien retirement home received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released health inspection reports for nine food-serving establishments on Thursday for inspections that took place from Sept. 4 to 9. In addition to the “C” rating, three inspections resulted in an “A,” another five received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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Saint Luke’s Church Resumes Full Schedule of Worship Services This Sunday, Sept 20

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Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church is resuming a full lineup of worship services beginning Sunday, Sept. 20. Rev. Ryan Fleenor, the new pastor, said care has been taken to keep the services safe for parishioners. — an announcement from St. Luke’s Church

“Throughout the summer we had wonderful outdoor services,” Fleenor said, “and we also researched, prayed and prepared diligently to safely resume indoor worship once summer’s over, in addition to enriching our online programs.
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Community Fund of Darien Appoints Heather Gordon as New Youth Program Manager

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The Community Fund of Darien has added a new staff position — youth program manager — to oversee and coordinate TCF’s four student youth groups. The first manager is Heather Gordon, also works in the Noroton Presbyterian Church’s Youth Ministry. She has years of experience as a volunteer in organizations, including youth-oriented groups. — This announcement (with edits by was written by two TCF summer interns, Darien students Isabelle Garrett and Alyse Wright-Webb. Heather is an extremely involved volunteer, having previously partnered with organizations such as Young Life, Trinity Church, Save the Children, and the YMCA.