We're closing in on 600 likes on Facebook. Help us get there!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
We're trying to get to 600 likes on Facebook. Help us out!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Keep the conversation going with your neighbors on our Facebook page.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Show your support for local businesses by finding them on Facebook. We list a bunch, but you can add more we missed!
There are a lot of benefits to liking local businesses on Facebook. Besides telling your friends and neighbors your favorite places in town, you can get to know those places more through their Facebook page and sometimes be the first to hear about special deals. So below, we're listing (in alphabetic order) some Facebook pages for local businesses that we found. Did we miss one? Add the name of the business and a link to the Facebook page in the comments below. Oh, and while you're at it—LIKE Darien Patch on Facebook! ADC Engraving & Gifts Brooster's Carmelite Gift Shop Carriage Greens Country Club Celestine Salon & Spa Darien Animal Clinic Darien Chamber of Commerce Detente Insurance Agency DuPage Star Technology El Burrito Loco Goers…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Darien native Mariah Pulice made it to Hollywood Week on American Idol with a stunning performance of "Let it Be." Follow her journey on Facebook by liking her page.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Police found a homeless man with five shopping carts from Target wandering down Plainfield Road, and Patch readers asked what was happening.
Darien Patch reader Annette Hesson posted a photo on our Facebook page Tuesday, showing Darien police officers talking to a man standing next to several shopping carts and full garbage bags, which were stacked along Plainfield Road near Kingswood Academy. “What is going on?” Hesson asked. We wondered, too. According to John Cooper, deputy police chief for the City of Darien, police were called to investigate the report of a suspicious person pushing five shopping carts down the road Tuesday afternoon. “The subject was homeless and had some issues,” Cooper said in an email. “He wanted to go to a hotel. We tried to get him a cab, but he had too much stuff. We got a pickup truck and took him to a hotel in Bolingbrook.” Cooper said police …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Want to get breaking news updates as they're happening? Like Darien Patch on Facebook to get updates right in your newsfeed.
When I'm out on a breaking story, one of the first things I do if I can is snap a picture on my iPhone and upload it to Facebook. Facebook and Twitter will most likely get a quick update before I get to a location where I can sit down to write the story. So while you're finding out what's new with the people in your social network, you also can find out what's happening in your neighborhood in one glance. Have you liked Darien Patch on Facebook yet?
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Darien Patch has an idea!
Small businesses are important. Some say they are the backbone of our economy. And they don't particularly need to be that small on Facebook: has 578 fans on Facebook. Q Billiards has 727. Carriage Greens Country Club has 2,045. Some local businesses have fewer, though. So, we're proposing a special Facebook exchange. We'll post about you, if you post about us. Then, other local businesses can "share" that post from the Darien Patch Facebook page on their own pages to help support other local businesses. If you are a Darien-area business with an independent Facebook page and you'd like to participate, this is what I need from you: Keep in mind that you'll want your business name somewhere in the post so I can tag it; tagging is how …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
IPPL hosts class this week to paint clearer picture of popular social networking websites.
Did you know that you could Facebook chat, tweet, watch a “viral” YouTube video and upload family vacation photos all at the same time? It might sound like multi-tasking on steroids, but that’s how some social media followers operate, both for work and pleasure. The Indian Prairie Public Library is presenting an “Intro to Facebook and Twitter” on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for people who believe those terms are a foreign language and want to gain a better understanding. A summary of Flickr and YouTube features will also be included. “This class is intended to give an overview of these services for beginners and also for those who want to learn more about the sites to stay connected with family and friends,” said IPPL head of technical and …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Classes offered in Darien allow adults to expand their horizons.
"Learn something new everyday” and “You’re never to old to learn” are familiar adages. And although formal education may seem in the distant past, adult classes just for fun or those that teach practical skills are being offered in Darien. With class choices that encompass many interests, kids won’t be the only ones who get to enjoy that excited back-to-school feeling. 1) Photography classes at Darien Park District can help you make the most of your brand new camera and its features that you haven’t figured out how to use. Choose from Digital Photography I or II or enhance the creative quality of your photos by taking Photo II. On-line resident registration begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. 2) The Know Better Do Better series offered …