Hindley Happening 2022

The Hindley Happening Is Happening May 7

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After a two-year hiatus, the Hindley Happening carnival is taking place on Saturday, May 7, with rides, fun food, and games where you and your kids can win tickets for prizes, the Hindley PTO announced. Food offerings include Fjord, Darien Butcher Shop, Heights Pizza, Uncle’s Hot Dogs, Worlds Best Sundae, Kona Ice, carnival favorites like cotton candy, and more. “There is something for everyone, at every age,” the PTO announcement said. The PTO uses the event to raise money for the school. The carnival starts at 10 a.m. and runs till 6 p.m.

The Hindley Happening carnival is at Hindley Elementary School at the corner of the Post Road and Nearwater Lane.

‘The Good Wife’ Actor Julianna Margulies Visits DCA May 10 to Discuss Her Memoir, Now Out in Paperback

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Actor and author Julianna Margulies will visit the Darien Community Association on Tuesday, May 10 , to celebrate the paperback release of her memoir, “Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life.” — an announcement from Darien Community Association and Barrett Bookstore

The evening will include time for Q&A from the audience. A signed copy of Sunshine Girl is included in the ticket price and additional copies will be available at the event, which is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. Before the event begins at 7 p.m., there will be a wine reception, starting at 6:15 p.m., also included in the ticket price. Julianna Margulies will be in conversation with Darien’s Kristen Harnisch, internationally bestselling author of The Vintner’s Daughter and The California Wife, as well as the soon to be published sequel, The Vintner’s Legacy.

Octopus in The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk

Learn About Octopuses and Their Cousins, Meet Science Friday’s Ira Flatow at The Maritime Aquarium

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Enjoy a guided deep dive into the amazing world of octopuses, squid and their inky ilk on Tuesday, June 14 as public radio’s “Science Friday” founder and host Ira Flatow celebrates “Cephalopod Movie Night” with a special lineup of films and experts at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. — an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium

Tickets are on sale now for the family-friendly event, hosted in-person by Flatow and offering a fun and informative focus on cephalopods, the fascinating class of mollusks that includes the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus. Through short documentaries produced by “Science Friday” and from in-person experts, guests will learn the latest discoveries about cephalopod adaptations and behaviors, and get insights into their care at The Maritime Aquarium. The event, which includes a pre-show meet-and-greet with Flatow, is presented by “Science Friday” with The Maritime Aquarium and Connecticut Public. Sharing their expertise with Flatow and the audience will be Barrett Christie, the Aquarium’s Director of Animal Husbandry, who will explain what it’s like to work with and care for octopuses.

Upgraded Traffic Cameras, Monitors, Communication System Coming on Interstate 95, U.S. Rt 7

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to upgrade and expand closed-circuit television cameras, traffic flow monitors and communication upgrades on Interstate 95 and Route 7 in Fairfield County. — an announcement from the Connecticut General Assembly
The traffic monitoring technology watches Connecticut highways to allow rapid response to any incidents affecting safety. “If our first responders have more resources to use in place, they will be able to respond to an emergency situation quickly and efficiently,” said state Sen. Pat Billie Miller, who represents Stamford and Darien. The project in question will involve the upgrade and expansion of existing camera networks for up-to-date traffic conditions and travel times to emergency responders, the media and motorists. Existing fiber-optic cable and cameras on I-95 will be replaced; new ones will be installed along Route 7, with further work including the installation of traffic flow monitors and communication equipment.