Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

The dead of winter will soon be long gone as we head into the warmer months of spring. Flowers will bloom, the sounds of construction will start back up, and outdoor events will commence. How will you stay in the know? That’s where we come in. We are a small town with a big delivery! From restaurants and shopping to education and transportation, the team at the Darien Board of Realtors is your greatest resource. We make home happen, right from our homepage! Visit darienrealtors.com for all things Darien. And don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

FACES: Katie Murphy

Meet Katie Murphy, a generous volunteer with the Darien Youth Commission. Katie joined the the Teen Options Program three years ago when her fourth child was entering the sixth grade, and has been a constant, steadying force with this group since then. The Teen Options Program, or TOPS, is sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission, endorsed by MMS and made possible through the generous involvement of the TOPS Board and many other volunteers.

TOPS is committed to offer affordable, safe, fun, drug and alcohol-free activities for Darien students in 6th, 7th or 8th Grades (both public and private school students). Katie Murphy’s efforts with the Darien Youth Commission allows for the great successes many of our kids enjoy. Thank you, Katie, for all that you do in our community! To learn more about this organization, please visit darienct.gov/yc.

PLACES: Hollow Tree Self Storage

Welcome to Hollow Tree Self Storage located at 131 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd in Darien. Hollow Tree has been a part of the Darien community since January of 2019. But don't let the date fool you, Hollow Tree separates themselves from their competitors with a team that has over 30 years of combined experience in the storage and hospitality industries. Their clean, friendly and professional service is always top of mind. Tenants will enjoy top notch security, state of the art technology as well as on site management. Plus, you'll store happy knowing the building is 100% sustainable with solar power building a zero carbon footprint and helping the environment! Not only is Hollow Tree able to provide storage units, but also boat/rv parking, drive up garage units, commuter parking and soon to come, Wine Storage!

New residents! You will benefit from the additional space and moving trucks. Hollow Tree also offers drop shipments for local businesses that need that extra space for their inventory. With 30 different sizes, it's easy for Hollow Tree to assist and accommodate everyone's unique needs.

When it comes to helping out in the community, Hollow Tree wastes no time! Their team was able to build rapport with organizations that make our community so great such as: P2P, The Community Fund, the Darien Chamber of Commerce, New Canaan Chamber Commerce, Darien Historical Society, Darien 200th Anniversary events, The Depot, the Board of Realtors in both Darien and New Canaan, and more! Their goal is to continue to engage and become a footprint and the preferred neighborhood storage facility because as manager, Maria says: "The community is our family and we treat everyone as such!"

Going on now! New tenants can enjoy their 2nd month free of charge. Visit hollowtreestorage.com today. See you soon!

BITES: Chocolate Works of Darien

Share the love this Valentine's Day! At Chocolate Works of Darien, voted BEST chocolate shop in Fairfield County! Chocolate Works of Darien works hard to “create happiness one chocolate smile at a time.” Let their master chocolatiers use heirloom recipes to hand mold and dip specialty chocolates to your heart's desire. Fill your own heart box with freshly dipped chocolate and customize it for any taste. Don't wait! Visit chocolateworks.com today.

HIGHLIGHTS: Darien Chamber of Commerce

You’re invited! Join Darien for a Chowder Challenge Thursday, February 27th from 5:30-7:15pm at DEANE, Inc Showroom, 1267 East Main St in Stamford. Network, taste test some delicious chowders, enjoy beer, wine, and sparkling water, plus participate in voting for the “People’s Choice Award”. Don’t miss out on this fun, community event. $20 Advance Registration and $25 at the door. To register, visit the DCC here.


BLISS: The Life Solution Center of Darien

Welcome to The Life Solution Center of Darien, a one of a kind consortium of independent practices and professionals designed to treat the whole person or family. The Life Solution Center was created 10 years ago by founder and CEO, Maud Purcell who strived to address the difficulty people have receiving quality, comprehensive care from a variety of providers, and the difficulty providers have making their services accessible to those in need. The Life Solution Center is unique in that their professionals work together to provide the highest and most thorough level of care for clients going through ANY type of life transition. Their range of professionals are designed to approach the many facets of life: psychotherapy/psychological services, medication management, health/nutrition, substance issues/addiction, financial management/advising, legal services, investigative services, lifestyle/wardrobe, consultation coaching/career management, educational services/tutoring, and hypnosis/hypnotherapy.

The Life Solution Center would like to extend an invitation to the opening and kickoff of a brand new Adolescent Residential Treatment Program in Woodbury, Connecticut hosted by our members at Turnbridge! The kickoff will be held on March 26th and 27th. For more information, visit turnbridgeoutpatient.com.

Looking for comprehensive, collaborative care? Visit thelifesolutioncenter.net today!

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