Community Soundings: A spelling bee, a new office and more
Updated 1:59 pm, Friday, March 3, 2017
A grant for P2P
A longtime supporter of Person-to-Person, the Near & Far Aid Association, has awarded a $25,000 grant for the P2P Emergency Assistance Program.
The Emergency Assistance Program is at the core of the P2P service offering, providing food, clothing, financial assistance, crisis counseling and referrals to clients.
With locations in Norwalk and Darien, P2P helps nearly 25,000 men, women and children each year and is dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County.
The dean’s list
Two Darien residents have been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University in South Carolina for the fall semester. Robert Andrew Maley Jr. is majoring in marketing, and Katherine Bridget Tyrrell is majoring in communication.
To be named to the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
Darien residents Caitlin Burke and Nikolas Cirillo, members of the class of 2017, were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.
To qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum quality-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, provided they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.
Lawley, among the largest independent insurance brokers in the United States, is moving its Darien office down the road.
Lawley has had a presence in Darien since 2014, after the merger with what was then known as DFM Insurance. The new Lawley Darien office will be located on the third floor of 22 Thorndal Circle, just a half mile down the road from the most recent address at 10 Corbin Drive.
Staff will remain operational and available during the move.
Headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., Lawley has branch offices across New York in Amherst, Batavia, Fredonia, Melville, Purchase and Rochester, along with Darien and Florham Park, N.J.