Two Fairfield residents have received scholarships from the BIC Corporation.

The scholarships are awarded annually to children of BIC employees and are based on the students’ scholastic achievements, community service and essay response.

Benjamin Crosby and Patrick Agonito each received a $3,000 scholarship.

The BIC Scholarship Program is in its 47th year. This year BIC awarded a total of $126,000 in merit scholarships to 85 students in the U.S. and to date has awarded more than $2.5 million.

Three Fairfield natives are part of the James Madison University class of 2021.

Michael Risley is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, Morgan Moltzau is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health sciences administration, Matthew Farrington is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing, and Charlotte Buggy has not yet declared a major.

Emma Daley, of Fairfield, is a winner of The Deutsch Family Scholarship Program, sponsored by Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits.

Deutsch, an importer of wines, champagnes and spirits, established the scholarship program to reward the academic excellence of children of their employees.

Daley, the daughter of Ron Viglio, is majoring in written arts at Bard College.

Signs direct people to and fro and call attention to specific places, events and locations. Beyond the words they carry, they use symbols, color and design to communicate their message.

Explore how signs have been used around Fairfield over the years at the Fairfield Museum’s newest exhibition, “Signs of the Times.”

The collection of Fairfield-related signs on display range from commercial signs to informational pamphlets. In addition, visitors can learn how some of Fairfield’s streets got their names, and try their hand at making their own signs.

The exhibition runs through the end of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26.

The Fairfield Museum, located at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (203) 259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new master’s concentration in informatics nursing, and is accepting applications for the fall semester.

This cross-disciplinary graduate program offers students the opportunity to learn cutting-edge skills while partnering with experts in informatics, analytics and computer engineering at Fairfield’s Dolan School of Business and School of Engineering

The concentration, which targets nurses with diverse career specialties, professional goals and personal interests, will provide nurses with the ability to apply informatics theory through clinical practicum experiences in a variety of health care settings.

Graduates of this program meet all the qualifications to register for the national Informatics Nursing Certification Exam.

The new program requires a total of 39 credits, including 12 courses and a clinical informatics practicum. The rigorous curriculum includes courses in nursing leadership, information and database systems, and is currently the only program in the state to offer “hands-on” learning experiences in the field for Informatics students.

For detailed program and admission information, visit fairfield.edu/informatics or attend Fairfield’s next graduate information session at the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center on campus Sept. 23 from 8:30-11 a.m. RSVP to this event at fairfield.edu/grad.

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

As a special thank you, those who give blood or platelets through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Darien

Aug. 31: 1 to 6:30 p.m., Darien Library, 1441 Post Road

Easton

Aug. 28: 1 to 6 p.m., Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road

Fairfield

Aug. 30: 1 to 6:15 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 300 N. Benson Road

Aug. 30: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road

Aug. 31: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 118 Jefferson St.

Stamford

Aug. 26: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St Cecilia Catholic Church, 1184 Newfield Ave.

Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Do you drive on the Merritt Parkway late at night or early in the morning between Fairfield and Westport? Then be prepared for some delays because of a $56.7 million project that won’t be finished until August 2019.

The project will focus on a five-mile stretch of the parkway between the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield to the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport.

The project will include new pavement in both the northbound lanes and work on 11 structures related to the historic bridges, built nearly 80 years ago.

There’s also upgrades planned for guiderails, drainage and restoration of the historic bridges. With all this work, lane closures are needed.

Northbound lane closures are planned from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Saturday to Wednesday and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Southbound lane closures are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.