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Spring into Nature Festival, an Earth Day Celebration

Spring into Nature Festival, an Earth Day Celebration

The Darien Nature Center is hosting the "Spring into Nature Festival," an Earth Day celebration, on Saturday, April 24th. It will be held in Cherry Lawn Park (120 Brookside Road), rain or shine, at two different time slots: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or 1:00 to 3:00 PM....

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney!

Meet a Dad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid has sold over 150 million copies, making it one of the bestselling children’s series of all times. Author Jeff Kinney is a verified celebrity in the genre, and was even named one of Time magazine’s Most Influential People.  This week, we’re...

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies!

Cinnamon Roll Easter Bunnies!

These Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, will do double duty as a fun holiday activity and a delicious Easter breakfast. And while you can certainly make your rolls from scratch, Maegan says store bought are perfectly...

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake

Carrot Spice Snacking Cake

Fall may have Pumpkin Spice, but this Spring, we're all about this Carrot Spice Snacking Cake. Thank you to our contributor, CatwithaK Cooks, for sharing this gluten, butter and oil-free healthy treat!   Carrot Spice Snacking Cake Yield: 1 8x8 inch square cake...

Joy Bauer’s “Pretty in Pink” Deviled Eggs!

Joy Bauer’s “Pretty in Pink” Deviled Eggs!

These days, we're all about making holidays a little *extra*. These "Pretty in Pink" Deviled Eggs from celebrity nutritionist and Today Show contributor Joy Bauer, RD, will certainly make your Easter table sparkle a little brighter.  "You can’t go wrong with eggs—the...

Ring’s End: Kitchen and Cabinetry Services

Ring’s End: Kitchen and Cabinetry Services

    After a year of preparing endless snacks and meals for our families, our kitchens have been challenged to keep up with excessive use from food prep and extra traffic. Your Kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It must function...

The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

Social media can provide you with a platform to share whatever you want about your life, including family photos, weekend plans, and job changes or promotions, or even to reconnect with those with whom you’ve lost touch. In most cases, you might not give much thought to the latest picture you post to Instagram or the last post that you were tagged in on Facebook. However, during a divorce case, it is not uncommon to feel as if nearly every move you make is being watched. For this reason, you should be extra cautious about how you use social media. Hear from Ferro & Battey LLC how you can most effectively protect yourself!

Gardening with Kids: Fun Ideas for All Ages!

Gardening with Kids: Fun Ideas for All Ages!

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book,...

MEET A MOM: Beth Williams

MEET A MOM: Beth Williams

Today’s Meet a Mom is Beth Williams, a Darien mom of three and the Director of College Success for Future Five. Through her role, she helps under-resourced high school students reach their potential. She ensures that students “attend college on purpose or with a plan...

Ask Dr. Katie & Coach Courtney: Your Health Questions Answered

Ask Dr. Katie & Coach Courtney: Your Health Questions Answered

If you’re looking for a spring refresh, learn more about The Dr. Katie Detox! The program offers 5-day on demand and 10-day seasonal health resets emphasizing nutrient-dense food and gentle improvements to your daily rhythms in partnership with Courtney Evans of Well Refined health coaching and with meal delivery in collaboration with Chef Lisa of SoireeCT Catering.

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids

Project Sunshine: Bringing Joy to Sick Kids

Project Sunshine is an amazing organization that aims to bring joy and play to pediatric patients. The goal is not only to bring some light—some sunshine—to little ones going through scary times, but also to give caregivers a well-deserved break. We spoke to Whitney...

Why We Love Fox Pest Control!

Why We Love Fox Pest Control!

This past year more than ever, we’ve been looking for ways to simplify life and save time. One of those ways is by hiring people we trust and who care about their clients. One company we have used that meets these important criteria is Fox Pest Control—they...

Learning to Love Math at The Children’s School

Learning to Love Math at The Children’s School

The Children’s School is hosting Greg Tang, “Mathematics Everywhere, for Everyone” on March 31. Learn more about the program and The Children’s School’s ongoing efforts to promote mathematics education, and to provide support to families of young children.

Spicy Fusilli with Tomato + Cream

Spicy Fusilli with Tomato + Cream

The Spicy Fusilli with Tomato + Cream from CatwithaK Cooks is a huge fan favorite, no one can believe it's made with coconut milk.  We can never have enough pasta recipes to add to our dinner routine, enjoy!  Serves: 4-6  Ingredients:  1 medium yellow onion, diced4...

MEET AN ARTIST: Richard “Gene” Barbera

MEET AN ARTIST: Richard “Gene” Barbera

   Introducing Richard “Gene” Barbera, a visual artist and father of two living in New Canaan. His art has a nature/environmental focus, and he utilizes a puzzle piece approach to his designs. Gene works with private clients and interior designers, or you can find his...

MEET A MOM: Christy Hahn

MEET A MOM: Christy Hahn

We’re thrilled to introduce our latest Meet a Mom: Christy Hahn, a New Canaan native and mother of three. After living in New York City and working on Wall Street, Christy returned to her hometown and is raising her family in the house she grew up in. Fun Fact: Her...

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Call for Nominations

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Call for Nominations

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is seeking nominations for women who epitomize leadership in the areas of racial equity, social justice, and have worked to strengthen our community during this pandemic for their 12th Annual Women of Distinction Awards.   Due to the COVID-19...

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