Community News: Darien cheers for homecoming football match

The Darien Junior High Squad took part in the homecoming festivities, cheering along with the high school squad during Darien High’s football game against Greenwich High on Saturday at Darien High School.

There was also a ceremony to honor all the teams in the Darien Junior Football League, the Darien Junior program and their coaches.

The cheerleading squad is coached by Amanda Harchuck, Jeanne Zimmer, Doreen Godfrey, Rachel Sharon and Caroline Jennings.

In the football homecoming game, Darien fell to Greenwich, 28-20. It was the first Blue Waves loss to the Cardinals since 2007.

Fundraiser to help resident with cerebral palsy 

There will be a fundraiser and birthday celebration to support lifelong Darien resident Freddie Tuccinardi from 6 to 10 p. On the same subject : Cheer their return: Cheerleaders perform in front of the audience for the first time since the pandemic.m. Saturday, November 5, at the Piedmont Club at 152 Hecker Ave. in Darien.

The event will raise money to pay for physical therapy needed for Tuccinardi, who has cerebral palsy. The event will also celebrate Tuccinardi’s 40th birthday.

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Darien schools to host a parent workshop 

Marc A. Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University, will speak at a parent workshop in Darien about social and emotional learning. See the article : Fairmont Cruises 31-7 in opener over rival Alter.

Brackett is also the lead developer of the RULER app and author of “Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Children, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive.”

Parents of all levels are invited to attend the workshop which will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Darien High School auditorium at 80 High School Lane.

Superintendent of Schools Alan Addley said the event will give parents an opportunity to learn more about the RULER framework being used by teachers and students in Darien schools.

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Community steps up for Out of the Darkness event 

Students and staff from Darien Public Schools recently participated in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk event in Westport. To see also : Sports icons from India and Pakistan become cheerleaders for peace – Sports News, Firstpost.

Darien Superintendent of Schools, Alan Addley thanked them for their participation.

The event was hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which raised over $130,000 for programs to raise awareness of the issue.

More information on the issue is available through the Mental Health Resources link on the school district website at

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Five town groups celebrate a man of many titles

Five groups in town are coming together to celebrate a man of many titles, Chris Filmer, at an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Darien Community Association at 274 Middlesex Road.

A wine reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow the remarks.

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The groups hosting the event are the Darien Land Trust, the Darien Parks and Recreation Department, the Darien Nature Center, and the Friends of Selleck Woods retirement community.

The filmmaker had a positive impact on many organizations and initiatives in town because of what he did.

Foundations in Education prepares for gala

The Foundations in Education organization announced the 2023 Gala Committee Chairs for its gala event on Thursday, April 27, in Darien.

Jennifer and Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho of Ridgefield the chairs. They will lead the preparations for the gala, which is themed “Let There Be Bright!”

The gala will be held at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

Proceeds will benefit Foundations in Education, a Bridgeport-based organization that strengthens and transforms Catholic education in the Diocese of Bridgeport. It supports innovation in academic and extracurricular programs, fosters opportunities for professional development of school leaders and provides scholarship assistance to low-income families.

Saints Victor-de Pinhos are joined on the Gala Committee by Marigle Barrigan and Barbara Ripp of Greenwich, Lisa Ferraro Martino of New Canaan, Christa FitzPatrick of Darien, Michele Mitola and Jody Myers of Fairfield and Mary Donovan of Stamford.

Auctioneer Bobby D will return from fundraising company Inspire Hearts. It helped the organization raise over $1.3 million in 2021.

For more information about the foundation or the gala, or to volunteer, contact Emily Carriero at, or visit

What is the Irish cheers?

“cheers” in Irish is health which is pronounced a bit like “slawn-che”. Health means “health”, and if you’re feeling brave, you can say that health is tanned (“slawn-che iss toin-che”), which means “health and wealth”. “Cheers” is one of the words included in lesson 10 of our course.

How do they make toast in Ireland? To say ‘Cheers’ in Irish in a simple way, tell someone ‘Sláinte,’ which is pronounced âslawn-chaâ and translates to âHealth.â Alternatively, you can toast by saying âSláinte mîthâ to say âSlânte mîth, â pronouncing it as âslan-cha vah.â If you are with a group of friends and you want to make your cheer more extensive, …

What is the traditional Gaelic toast? Here’s to the land of such green clover. Here’s to each boy and his wife Colleen. Here are the ones we love the most. God bless old Ireland, that’s the toast of this Irishman!

Is it cheer or cheers?

cheered, (used as a salutation or toast.) to salute with voices of approval, congratulations, victory, etc.: The members of the team buy their captain. to cause joy or to; inspire with cheer (often followed by up): The good news cheered her up. to encourage or incite: She cheered him on when he was about to give up.

Can I say cheers? If you say “cheers” in the US, people will think you’re offering a toast. In countries that use British English, “cheers” is fine in the informal situations you mention. “Thank you” can be reserved for more formal situations. Yes, it’s about registration.

Is cheer a real word? Definition of cheer 1a : voice of applause or encouragement The players were welcomed. 1 : to express a voice of applause or victory What is there to cheer? 2 : growing or being cheerful : rejoice – usually used with up Cheer up!

When can I use cheer? a friendly phrase said just before you drink an alcoholic drink: Goodbye! Your good health.

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