Darien Morning Briefing, July 7

A roundup of information and events to start the day.

Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2011. Keep an umbrella handy.





  • Stories by the Pond: Join the and the for a storytelling program in from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Good for all ages; the rain date is July 8.
  • Toy Helicopter Battle: Battle with toy helicopters in a race around the library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 5 Ingredient Fix: Need an easy solution for summertime meals? Join demo specialist Melissa at Whole Foods (150 Ledge Road) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. . The event is free; look for the "5 Ingredient Fix" logo around the store to pick up that week's items.





  • None scheduled



  • Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Thursday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North wind around 6 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 20%.



  • 4:16 a.m.: High tide (7.6')
  • 5:28 a.m.: Sunrise
  • 10:41 a.m.: Low tide (-0.03')
  • 4:44 p.m.: High tide (8.19')
  • 8:28 p.m.: Sunset
  • 11:20 p.m.: Low tide (0.22')



  • 1863: The U.S. begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
  • 1928: Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
  • 1954: Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis plays his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
  • 2005: A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system, killing 56 people and injuring over 700 others.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from Tides.INFO (calibrated to Long Neck Point); 'Today in History' items compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.


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