Liv’s most recent Teen Tips post, combined with the colorful autmn leaves beginning to blanket my yard, reminded me to remind you of a very “in-the-know” resource we locals have access to, which is the Darien High School Jobs Office. The way it works is that DHS students go in and register their availability for a [...]
Tag: "Teens & Tweens"
After getting a special press-only sneak preview of Darien’s new $24 million dollar, soon-to-be-certified “Green,” state-of-the-art library yesterday, all I can say is: Oh. My. GAWD. I guarantee that you will be ABsolutely FLOORED by how majestic and lovely it is architecturally, while still maintaining a comfortable, community-oriented atmosphere. I also guarantee that other media [...]
First of all, I cannot believe how long it has taken me to get around to this post: perhaps the most poignant and proud memories I have of growing up in Darien revolve around “Walter Schalk.” My experience started with Ballroom Dancing in 5th and 6th grade, which not only armed me with the basic [...]
One of my favorite things about living in a small community is walking into my local grocery store and seeing ghosts and pumpkins painted on the glass windows by children and teens in town. If you’ve been wondering why so many Darien store windows have hand-painted Halloween displays, wonder no more: it’s all part of [...]
In a panic because school’s almost out and you’re not sure how to keep the wee ones entertained this summer? Never fear — there is a refreshing and unexpected variety of day programs available in town offering everything from cartooning and LEGOs to ice hockey …!
Wow, I just this evening learned that the Darien Library, which incidentally is ranked as one of the top 10 public libraries in the country for its size, according to Hennen’s American Public Library Rating index, is open until NINE PM Mondays through Thursdays. Maybe this isn’t really surprising to some of you, but to [...]
It probably comes as no surprise that this is the single most requested topic I get from my friends when we talk about the items I should cover on the site. I’m still figuring out the best way to manage it on the site so that it’s a safe and happy experience for all. But [...]
My family was very involved with The Depot through the years: my mom was among the teen center’s founding parents, I flipped burgers at the snack bar there the summer it first opened, and two of my three sisters were on the Teen Governing Board. The vision, back then (1989), was to provide a place [...]