Justin Lubeley of Darien was the first place male race winner last Sunday at the inaugural Connecticut Food Bank Miles for Meals 5K.

More than 350 people turned out for the race in Norwalk at Calf Pasture Beach. The race raised nearly $45,000 to support the Connecticut Food Bank hunger relief mission.

Lorraine Watkins of Westport placed first among female runners. Prize winners were as young as age 10 and as old as age 81.

“Despite clouds and rain showers, more than 350 runners, volunteers and spectators turned out for our first-ever 5K,” said Sarah Morocco, director of community engagement.

“We were excited to see so many people respond and we appreciate the positive feedback we received. We look forward to next year.”

Darien High hosts 7th annual Senior Internship Fair

On Tuesday, the members of the Darien High Senior Internship Committee, along with the school’s administration, faculty and staff, will hold its 7th annual Senior Internship Fair.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will feature individual and group presentations done by those Class of 2016 seniors who participated in the Senior Internship Program this spring.

As is always the case with this event, underclassmen will be in attendance along with faculty members, parents and representatives of the many sites that took on Darien High seniors as interns.

This year, a seven-year high of 326 members of the Class of 2016 participated in the program, most of them interning at local sites in Darien and Fairfield County, while a few interned in New York City.

Darien company offers real estate savings for veterans

The Charter Oak Insurance Agency of Darien is working with The Bentley Team to offer real estate savings for local veterans.

“We are proud to announce our membership in an exciting new group, The Bentley Team, that provides huge savings and discounts to our hometown heroes when buying or selling or refinancing a house,” said Marissa Barbera, president at Charter Oak Insurance Agency, Inc. in Darien.

The Bentley Team is a lower Fairfield County chapter of the national Heroes Home Advantage program founded in 2011 to say thank you to America’s veterans for service to their country and their communities.

Qualifiers for the program include military personnel active duty, veteran, retired, reservist and National Guard; law enforcement including police officers, prison guards, state troopers, county sheriffs and U.S. Border Patrol; firefighters, health care professionals, first responders such as doctors, nurses, technicians, EMTs, home health aides, ambulance dispatchers and teachers.

“Charter Oak joined The Bentley Team because we want to be part of paying it forward to those very people who serve, protect and help our country as part of their daily working lives,” Barbera said.

“We want our local heroes to contact us and find out how they can get some great deals — it’s a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has served, or is serving, our community and our country.”