Darien Road Race Runners

Darien Road Race on Sunday to Temporarily Clog These Roads

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Expect short-term delays and some detours Sunday, Sept. 11, along a short stretch of the Post Road and streets between it and Pear Tree Point Beach, as an expected 700 runners participate in the annual Darien Road Race. Here’s an announcement from Darien police about traffic delays and detours:
The annual Darien Road Race will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. The road race, hosting approximately 700 runners, will start at Pear Tree Point Beach and proceed to Long Neck Point Road, Rings End Road, Harbor Road, eastbound on Post Road, Old Kings Highway South, Andrews Drive, Red Coat Pass, Tory Hole Road, Sunswyck Road, Goodwives River Road, and back to Pear Tree Point Beach. Motorists and residents of the area are advised to expect short term delays and detours along the race route. Officers will be positioned along the route to facilitate the flow of traffic and the safety of the runners.

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Runners: Run for a Cause, Join the Darien Road Race as a Runner or Volunteer

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The Darien Road Race is a beloved Darien community event celebrating its 37th year. The race includes a scenic 10k and a 1.5 mile “loop” around the picturesque Pear Tree Point Beach golden coastline, and attracts over 500 runners, family and friends for a day of fun, music, food and a celebration of community. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. SIGN UP NOW:  CLICK HERE

TheDarien Road Race proudly supports The Community Fund of Darien and its mission to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk. The Community Fund of Darien is about people helping people, locally changing lives with investments of time, expertise and financial support.

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Community Fund of Darien is Looking to Hire an Office Manager

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The Community Fund of Darien seeks a professional with strong organizational, computer and communication skills to provide overall office management and technical support for a small nonprofit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk by funding vital human services and community programs.

Job Description

Office Manager


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Office Manager will provide overall office administration and management, including but not limited to:

* Manage office maintenance, supplies, service contracts, professional office appearance, calendar and scheduling

* Provide administrative support to Executive Director, as well as to Development Director, Grants Director and Thriving Youth Program Coordinator as needed

* Maintain website and coordinate postings on social media; send press releases to local media

* Coordinate volunteers to assist TCF in a variety of projects

* Coordinate TCF special events; design invitations (online and printed), track RSVPs, make gift bags, name tags, coordinate decorations, menu, etc. * Work with Development Director to assist with data entry and acknowledgement letters; assist with office mailings

* Board meeting preparation and email correspondence with board

* Assist the Chair of the Human Services Planning Council and other board chairs as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

* B.A./B.S, 3-5 yrs minimum of prior office management experience;

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with donors, board members and volunteers. * Organizational, clerical and computer skills. * Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Publisher and ability to learn eTapestry donor management database program. Knowledge of mail merge for letters and labels.

Talk for Parents: How to Set Boundaries and Follow Through with Consequences

Join the Community Fund of Darien and Darien Library for a monthly brown bag lunch parenting series. Each month, we will feature a speaker who will provide practical tips on a critical asset to develop in teens, guide a discussion and answer your questions. Our third brown bag lunch will focus on Family Boundaries. Join us on Wednesday May 25th for the last “Got Questions,” of the school year. “Got Questions,” is a brown bag lunch series for parents.

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Letter: Community Fund of Darien Office Is Moving

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To the editor:

I would like to thank the Town of Darien for allowing The Community Fund of Darien use of the historical home at 701 Post Road for the past 35 years. For more than half of our 65-year history, we have been able to serve the needs of Darien residents, and the residents of our bordering towns of Stamford and Norwalk, from a quaint and iconic home in our beautiful town. We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Town of Darien and for their support and generosity. We look forward to many more years in the future when we can work together to continue our mission of making our community a stronger, more vibrant and healthy place to live and work. We will be moving from 701 Post Road on April 1, and we look forward to continuing to meet our mission to fund basic needs, youth success, self-sufficiency and local initiatives with our “eye on Darien” from our new location at 30 Old King’s Hwy.

‘Haze’ — Documentary for Teens & Parents on Underage Binge Drinking

The Youth Asset Team presents HAZE, Documentary Film Screening and Discussion about Underage Binge Drinking in Honor of Alcohol and Asset Awareness Month. The documentary tells the tragic story of Greenwich, CT native Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr. (“Gordie”) who dies from binge drinking in his freshman year of college. The film also weaves together a collection of interviews by many national experts on the subject of alcohol abuse. The Community Fund, YWCA Parent Awareness, Thriving Youth and Darien Library are co-sponsoring this powerful film on Monday, March 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Darien Library Community Room. The program is appropriate for parents and high school-aged students.