Darien Soundings

Dear Darien,

Good luck to everyone going back to school this year! We know you will all do amazing and learn so many new things. Darien has excellent schools, teachers, administrators, and the best students. We are so proud!


Kit Savage is the founder of Savage Advocates LLC, which provides educational consulting services to parents of children with disabilities and related disorders. Kit is a certified executive functioning coach and tutors students to reach their academic potential. She has lived in Darien for more than 20 years and raised two children here. Kit learned early on that both of her children would need special services to learn to read and she quickly learned that she would need an advocate to ensure she understood the complex process. An advocate is a professional who has expertise in special education law, educational interventions, and can negotiate Individual Educational Programs in the public school system. In 2012, she organized the first independent support group in Darien that empowered parents to educate themselves about special education.

Since 2018, Kit has worked with families across Connecticut, New York, and nationally. She advises parents on the process of special education to ensure every parent knows their child's civil rights to an equitable education.

Kit is a trauma informed practitioner in her special education advocacy, Executive Functioning Tutoring and Yin Yoga and Meditation. Kit is a certified teacher of yoga and mindfulness meditation. She invites students of all ages to be present with their body, mind and soul. As a coach, Kit uses neuroscience to improve student’s academic performance over time. Because students often struggle daily with initiating tasks, completing homework – chronic failure can be difficult for kids to manage. Kit uses motivational coaching to build self regulation skills. As students age up in school, the demands on executive functioning skills become more complex for all kids.

Kit advises parents about the holistic connections between academic performance, self esteem, and effective services and the impact on their child’s experience in school. We are fortunate to have her here in Darien!

Learn more about Kit when you visit her website here.


Have you had a stressful week? Relieve your stress at Williams Day Spa in Darien. They are a day spa/medi-spa, offering a full suite of state-of-the-art treatments, all of which are provided by a highly trained, professional staff. Williams Day Spa carries high-quality products such as Erno Laszlo, Luzern, Obagi Medical, and Kimara Ahnert. The team at Williams Day Spa works diligently to meet the unique, individual needs of their clients so they leave knowledgeable, relaxed, refreshed, and re-energized.

Book an appointment for a manicure or pedicure, a massage, an airbrush tanning, makeup and more here! Williams Day Spa is located at 1020 Post Road.


Are you looking for fresh Italian food right here in Darien? Quattro Pazzi Darien is the perfect place to try. It is located on 171 Boston Post Road. Quattro Pazzi just recently joined our community and it offers fresh, seasonal, and vibrant modern Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting environment. It is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

Visit the Quattro Pazzi website to view the delicious menu or order take out today!


Registration is open for Darien's Road Race! The 42nd annual Darien Road Race and Family Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday (September 18) at 9 a.m. at Pear Tree Point Beach. The race has a 1.5-mile option and a 5-mile option. The 1.5-mile Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5-mile race beginning at 9:45 a.m. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, a silent auction, entertainment, and an awards ceremony. Create a fundraising goal and raise money for the Community Fund, which helps youth and family social services programs in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford. Even if you are a non-runner, you can still fundraise.

Register here.


The YWCA of Darien & Norwalk is on a mission to connect individuals by creating connections via events and activities. For years, people who moved to the area from another country were in search of common ground. The worldly backgrounds and common interests of newcomers required the need for a club where they could feel comfortable and accepted, while providing the opportunity for them to network and discover their new home. Fortunately, the YWCA’s International Club quickly became the common ground immigrants desired. The International Club includes citizens from many countries, Americans who have lived abroad, and others who are seeking to broaden their understanding of the world and how others live.

Joining the International Club means participating in a variety of educational and social events as well as a book club. Second only to the YW Newcomers Club, the International Club is the most active club at the YWCA. 

For more information please visit their website here.

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