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2010 Farmers’ Market Begins In Darien

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Every year, Darien hosts its very own Farmers Market.Local farmers from Connecticut bring everything from artisanal cheeses to home baked goods such as fresh pies,breads and doughnuts.Gorgeous flowers, (my favorite are the spectacular snapdragons),hanging baskets and of course fresh, seasonal veggies and berries. The market is located on Mechanic street behind the Darien Fire Station and is open for business every Wednesday from 11AM-5PM.The market operates from May to December.If you re in town looking at real estate or just driving...Continue Reading!

DARIEN DOINS’- William Pitt Sotheby’s Sponsors Antiques Event Preview

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The Darien Historical Society will host the Third Annual Antiques and Garden Elements Show in town this weekend. The show will be held, this Sunday,June 13 at Tilley Pond Park in downtown Darien,CT.The event will feature more than 40 antiques and garden elements dealers from around the Northeast. The sale is being managed by Ferguson & D'Arruda of Providence Rhode Island and will be held,rain or shine in the park.  General admission is $10 and seniors are $8. A preview party...Continue Reading!

Wholy Cow! Darien Whole Foods Is Here….

I've only been to a  Whole Foods market once before.There is one in Greenwich,Ct and the experience was less than enjoyable. The parking lot was impossible to navigate, the aisles were narrow and crowded and  the prices too high. Well, that was then and this is now.I can honestly say I have never seen a supermarket like thisnew Whole Foods that opened in Darien last week. It  doesn't do it justice to describe it as a supermarket or just to tell you...Continue Reading!

Imitation,The Sincerest Form of Flattery,Darien Real Estate

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ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS-There is only one Im happy to see others joining the social media party in Darien Real Estate but really, let's get original or better yet get a new web designer.                     Continue Reading!

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers: Big Party in Produce …

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As we know Whole Foods is coming up on its Grand Opening next Wednesday,May 19 here in Darien,CT.           However ,for those of you who  just can't wait and need a preview  of the wonderful  fruits and veggies coming your way,there is a "sneak peek" party on Monday May 17 from 5PM-8PM. Ill be there! The store is on the site of the former Howard Johnsons on Ledge Road in Darien. So what does this have to do with Darien real estate?Well nothing.Just another post about the great...Continue Reading!

Darien Board of Realtors Launches New Website

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    The Darien Board of Realtors has produced one of the nicest websites I've seen. It has great photos of our town and lots of very useful information about schools,churches,transportation and amenities. Check it out.    Continue Reading!

Meet “Jack”, Our Favorite Darien Golden Retriever

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From time to time I like to take a break from writing about real estate to talk about some of the things that make our town of Darien,Ct special.Our residents love it here so much they even write books about it.The latest offering is the unique and absolutely charming "Our Place,Darien." This is a children's book aimed at getting kids familiar with all the historical ,cultural and physical beauty of Darien,CT. This is all done through the playful yet intelligent eyes...Continue Reading!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Darien Real Estate

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For those of you who have been in a cave for the past week or so, the mother of all wind storms blew through here last weekend wrecking unbelievable damage. Hundreds of trees fell into roadways, on homes, on cars and some people.Power has been out since last Saturday, and thousands have taken refuge in shelters or local hotels. Personally,I had a flood in my basement but was lucky  to get a room at a hotel in Norwalk,CT.Power was restored to my home...Continue Reading!

Spring Storm Gets Sprung on The Weather Man….and Us

First let me say,weather men are useless. All winter long we are routinely scared to death by television  "Storm Centers." For days beforehand, we are warned of storms BEARING down on our area. Schools close at the mere hint of snow and people rush to supermarkets to stock up on milk and bread. Then, we get 3-5 inches of snow.Big deal. So where were these scare tactics when we really needed them? How could a storm of this magnitude  escape the...Continue Reading!

Darien, Ct. Playgrounds,”Gee Mom, All We Had Was a Bunch of Dumb Swings”

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My friend Nicole Lyons at has undertaken an ambitious project  and documented, via video, all the playgrounds in the town of Darien.Dont miss the new state of the art facility at Weed Beach Park. If you have children and are thinking of buying a home in Darien,CT, you'd be well advised to take a look. You won't be disappointed.Neither will the kids! Reading!