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What to Know In Darien This Week: November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 Feel The BURN in your BUNS this weekend!  Mental Notes  Fall Leaf Pickup, Rounds 2 and 3 If you missed the town’s first round of leaf pickups earlier this month, you have 2 more chances this month to have your bagged autumn leaves hauled away  — see the schedule and rules for pickup, here.  Your Input Requested Make sure your opinions are considered by committees as they form their recommendations for the town by completing these brief online surveys: Pedestrian Safety Survey — Do you ever wish there were sidewalks or more lighting in your neighborhood, on your walk to the train or where your kids play? Have you wondered why there’s not an intersection/ or pedestrian signage at a nearby intersection? Do you think speeding through residential neighborhoods is a problem in your area? Weed Beach Expansion Survey — Here’s your chance to let the Darien Pedestrian Infrastructure Advisory Committee know as they prepare recommendations for the town.  Holiday Giving Help stock Darien’s Person-to-Person Holiday Toy Store, open from December 9-12, 2015: click here for point-and-click convenience and purchase a toy online via their Amazon Wish List. Adults’ Night: Friday, November 13th from 7 to 10 p.m. Family Day: Saturday, November 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more and register here!  Registration FYIs  Darien Parks & Rec Winter Programs Registration is now open for winter sports and enrichment programs for preschoolers through adults – check out our list of 30 of them here!  Spring Little League Baseball & Softball Registration for Spring Little League Baseball and Softball is open until 12/31/15, after which time there will be a late registration... read more

What to Know In Darien This Week: November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015  Mental Notes  Fall Leaf Pickup, Rounds 2 and 3 If you missed the town’s first round of leaf pickups earlier this week, you have 2 more chances this month to have your bagged autumn leaves hauled away  — see theschedule and rules for pickup, here.  Your Input Requested Re: Sidewalks & Safety Do you ever wish there were sidewalks or more lighting in your neighborhood, on your walk to the train or where your kids play? Have you wondered why there’s not an intersection/ or pedestrian signage at a nearby intersection? Do you think speeding through residential neighborhoods is a problem in your area? Here’s your chance to let the Darien Pedestrian Infrastructure Advisory Committee know as they prepare recommendations for the town. Please take this 6 question online survey to make sure your interests are represented.  Your Input Requested Re: Weed Beach Expansion Do you want to play corn hole or volley ball at Weed Beach? Think we could use paddle board and kayak rentals and storage or a seasonal pool? Darien Parks & Recreation is inviting all Darien residents to complete a 5-minute survey to help guide their plans for expansion of Weed Beach into an adjacent lot the town purchased last year. There will be public follow up meetings on Nov 10th and Jan 26th at 6:30pm (at the Town Hall) to review proposals and provide feedback on plans. To add your input, complete the online survey here. Adults’ Night: Friday, November 13th from 7 to 10 p.m. Family Day: Saturday, November 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more and register here!  Registration FYIs  Darien Parks &... read more

Guide to Election Day in Darien 2015

On election day, Democrats and Republicans come together over one issue: THERE IS NO SCHOOL. What’s a voting parent to do? (Note: our vacation camp mainstay, the Darien YMCA, does not offer a camp for Election date). read... read more

Leaf Pick Up Schedule 2015

It’s that time of year again! The Darien Department of Public Works will begin the first of three scheduled leaf pick ups on Monday, November 2nd, for homes north of the railroad tracks, or Wednesday, November 4th, for homes south of the railroad tracks. read... read more

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