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Getting wise about telling stories

January 18, 2018 |

At Atria Darien, various community members were invited to join residents in their storytelling, including Darien Toy Box owner Bill Jensen and students from Darien High School’s Fitch Academy.

‘It’s an issue of safety' — Darien officials, business owners push for more crosswalks on Post Road

December 7, 2018 |

Sandra Diamond Fox It’s an accident waiting to happen, according to Bill Jensen, owner of the Darien Toy Box, when referring to the traffic on Boston Post Road near his store. ... “It's all about creating ...

Local businesses still thrive in summer months

August 11, 2017 |

Jensen said the store boasts a mailing list of 27,000 people who come from all over the state, as well as New York. “We’re known for having the best selection of evening gowns in the whole state,” Jensen ...

Sidewalk Sales Days set for July 9-11

June 29, 2015 |

“The kids always love face painting and she does an absolutely fantastic job painting whatever they want,” store owner Bill Jensen said. ... “Most of the stuff I carry you’re not going to find in a big ...

YWCA & Darien Toy Box present "Best Toys of 2011"

November 11, 2011

The Nov. 17 discussion will be led by Bill Jensen, chief toyman and owner of Darien Toy Box.

Downtown Darien redevelopment plans return

January 13, 2017 |

Following the presentation, Bill Jensen, owner of the Darien Toy Box, which sites within the footprint of the proposed development, and Mark Rosenbloom, chairman of the Darien Chamber of Commerce board of ...

Challenged Darien businesses offer special services, make accommodations during crisis

March 19, 2020 |

Darien stores make accommodations Challenged businesses offer special services during crisis By Sandra Diamond Fox and Susan Shultz Darien Toy Box owner Bill Jensen described the quiet outside his line of Post ...

Developer keeps pitching downtown Darien redevelopment plan

June 30, 2016 |

That’s not the case,” Bill Jensen, owner of Darien Toy Box, said from his store Tuesday. ... Lynn Hamlen, owner of Folly Design Elements, shared Jensen’s opinion of the project. ... Bill Jesen, owner of ...

Darien is full of magic

December 10, 2013 |

Bill Jensen, owner of the Darien Toy Box and instrumental organizer for the event, was having as much fun as the kids. ... Jarret Liotta/For the Darien News Darien Chamber of Commerce hosts at the Darien Holiday ...

Darien Chamber awards locals

December 30, 2010

Bill Jensen, Chief Toy Man, was named 2010 Darien Chamber Volunteer of the Year for his work on Holiday Magic in Darien and being generous in sharing so much technical, artistic and "out of the box" energy and expertise throughout the year.

Bill Jensen: Flotation tanks ease stress

October 16, 2012

Letting your troubles just float away FITNESS FOR LIFE Bill Jensen, 62 To find an antidote to hectic and demanding lives, some people are turning to flotation tanks to reduce stress through a deep state of relaxation.

Darien Chamber kicks off Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days

July 10, 2014 |

"All my staff is ready with their comfortable shoes," Jensen said. Darien Toy Box owner Bill Jensen, who refers to himself as the "chief toy man," is hoping for good weather during the sales weekend. ... "It will be a fun activity," Jensen said.

Shopper didn't turn out for Darien Chamber's holiday stroll

December 16, 2010 |

The following donors received gifts: Michelle Pavia, Gigi Barrett, Annmarie Taylor, Richard Pernod, Gale Stafford, Matthew Alvarade, Kim Borden, Cindy Eiswert, Deborah Kupper, Kathy Finnegan, Audrey Hutter, ...

Darien businesses support arctic adventure

July 3, 2012

Led by Erica Jensen, owner of the Helen Ainson women's clothing boutique, Accent Picture Framing and Geary Gallery, Darien Toy Box, Wine Port of Darien, Life Solution Center of Darien,Neilson's Florist and ...

Letters to the Editor

December 9, 2010

Many thanks need to go out to: Grove Street Plaza & Crew; Penny Glassmeye; Darien Arts Center; Darien Doughnut; Community Fund of Darien; Kiwanis Club; The Depot,Department of Public Works; Darien Police ...

Darien businesses hit hard thanks to snow

February 17, 2011 |

Darien Doughnut owner Bill Tamme was blunt in his assessment of the winter weather on his business. ... Darien Toy Box owner Bill Jensen said the wintry conditions have affected business but he is still doing ...

Darien store owners unconcerned about online shopping

December 9, 2010 |

Darien Toy Box owner Bill Jensen said he doesn't worry about the competition that online shopping poses to his business. "You can't worry about it," Jensen said. ... "It's just not something that would fit," Jensen said.

Spring Branch ISD trustees name oversight committee for 2017 bond

January 22, 2018 |

Members of the Bond Oversight Committee include Melanie Bash, Patricia Cabrerra, Matt Daniel, Carin Domann, Jennifer Espy, Pamela Forworn, Kathy Goss, Lewis Gissel, Bill Jensen, Gina Keith, Jacob Lipp, Scott ...

Think small when shopping for toys Saturday

November 11, 2016 |

Bill Jensen, owner of Darien Toy Box, said Lego continues to be a hot seller for all ages. ... “People are saying: ‘Let’s have a conversation and play a game together instead of everybody being on their ...

Reason prevails amidst toy industry turmoil

October 12, 2017 |

Bill Jensen opened the Darien Toy Box in 2008 and agreed specialized toy store’s endure despite the failure of more big box store’s, such as Toy’s ‘R’ Us, because “people want the personalized ...

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