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Weston artist Carole Eisner talks about her metal sculptures while giving a free walk and talk tour around Veteran’s Park in Norwalk on Sunday.



The Norwalk Historical Society will host a celebratory event honoring the lives of women who worked on the home front during World War II, on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Mill Hill Historic Park.

This free event will feature the CT Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association’s “World War II Home Front Exhibit.”

Gretchen Caulfield, state director of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, will present a lecture that looks beyond the iconic image of the Westinghouse poster to discuss the many facets of Rosie the Riveter.

Attendees will also learn about a real Rosie the Riveter — Rita Stapleton Reutter — and her contribution to the war effort as a riveter from 1942 to 1945 on F4U Wing Trailing Edges of planes at Chance Vought Plant in Stratford. Reutter will be portrayed by Western Connecticut State University professor Dr. Darla Shaw.

WWII-era refreshments will be served and there will be oral history stations for those who want to contribute a family Rosie the Riveter story. Register for the event at .

Mill Hill Historic Park is at 2 East Wall St. Handicapped and limited mobility parking on site only. For general parking, follow signs to overflow parking across the street.




The state Department of Transportation is beginning to repair deficiencies on the Cribari Bridge Monday and plans to complete the work within six weeks, weather permitting.

The contractor will work at night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, closing the bridge, including the sidewalk, to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during that time period. Marine traffic requiring bridge openings may be limited during the work periods. The contractor will post appropriate detours around the bridge work.

Residents, commuters, and mariners are encouraged to plan accordingly and seek alternate routes if necessary.

The rehabilitation work on the bridge carrying Clinton Avenue over the Merritt Parkway will begin Aug. 13. The local road over the parkway will have nightly alternating one-way traffic patterns starting Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. and will reopen daily at 6 a.m. This traffic pattern will remain in place for eight weeks. Traffic patterns will be restored to the original configuration Oct. 8 at 6 a.m. Motorists are advised to anticipate possible delays during the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the rehabilitation work.

The bridge carrying the Newtown Turnpike over the Merritt Parkway will also begin stage 1 rehabilitation work Aug. 13. The existing two-way traffic lanes will be reduced to 11-foot-wide lanes with temporary traffic barriers installed to close both shoulders of the roadway. This traffic pattern will be in place until June 2019.

Residents and motorists are advised to anticipate possible delays during construction hours.




The 39th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sept. 16 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5-mile fun run and 5-mile race. This year’s 1.5-mile race will begin at 9 a.m., and the 5-mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony.

The Darien Road Race brings together families, athletes and adults young and old to celebrate the spirit of the community. All money raised from the race will benefit local nonprofits and community initiatives. For example, Community Fund grants will target youth success, self-sufficiency and basic needs. Community initiatives include the Thriving Youth/06820 campaign and The Impact Vine.

The race is made possible by local business sponsors and many volunteers.

To learn about where the fundraising dollars will go and to register for the race, visit . The registration fee is $45 ($55 on race day) and $15 for children 12 and under. The first 500 registered runners will receive an official 2018 Darien Road Race t-shirt on race day.

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