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A full weekend of events! Darien gears up for the 49th Blessing of the Fleet

This weekend marks the 49th Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, and the festivities that attendees have come to expect will be there in spades under this year’s theme of “Saltwater Blessings.” “The local community is excited and everyone that normally makes their vacation or homecoming plans, for those that like to plan visits home around the festival, everybody is extremely excited and anticipating the festival,” said Kelly McClellan, festival director. “It’s spring break for the kids, so everyone will be around, we’ve got a lot of student volunteers this year.” The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. this Friday with the opening of vendor booths and the car show. At 6 p.m., the Swinging Medallions start playing on the concert stage. The event closes at 10 p.m. continue reading about the schedule of events here 10:59

Darien, Ga. – Fort King George looks back on Scottish heritage

Before modern-day Darien was considered a hub for commercial fishing and shrimping, it was the territory of Highland Scots from 1736-1750. Sailing from Inverness on the Prince of Wales, under the direction of Hugh Mackay and George Dunbar, a group of Highlanders made their way to Savannah before British General James Oglethorpe instructed them to make settlements at the mouth of the Altamaha River to ward off Spanish invaders. Read the rest here 10:25