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John Schwing

Fairfielders looking for New Year’s fun should consider … Westport

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Looking for a memorable way to ring in 2012? Fairfield has plenty of restaurants these days, many of which are offering special menus and treats for New Year’s Eve revelers. And, of course, the Fairfield Theatre Co. will host a rollicking welcome to the 2012 with an extravaganza of funk and jazz by Deep Banana […] [Read More]
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Fairfield libraries’ great option for vacation fun

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Fairfield’s public libraries offer a great way to keep occupied — in educational and just plain enjoyable ways — during Christmas vacation week. And, if you have a Fairfield library card, live in Fairfield or work for the town, it’s free. The library has a cache of passes to more than 30 museums and art […] [Read More]
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Keep track of higher Metro-North RR fares

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For Metro-North Railroad passengers, the new year will bring new fares. Higher fares, of course. The fares, as approved by the state Department of Transportation, will rise 5.3 percent on Jan. 1. Details about the new fares — and a few ways to save on the basic rates — can be found HERE. [Read More]
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A classic Christmas concert at St. Paul’s

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The choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will sing a service of Christmas carols, hymns and scripture readings on Sunday evening, Dec. 18. The service is planned for 5 p.m. at the church, 661 Old Post Road, next to Town Hall Green, and is open to the public. The seasonal service, “Festival of Nine Lessons […] [Read More]
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Fairfielder learns harsh ‘reality’ of TV dating show

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Southern gal wins the heart of a Southern guy, and a Fairfield beauty learns the harsh “reality” of a national TV dating competition: A Tribble is almost certain to choose a Tristan rather than a Jacqueline. It all came down to Fairfield’s Jacqueline Honulik vs. Tristan Smith from Alabama on the finale of “Sweet Home […] [Read More]
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Fairfield beauty in finale of TV dating show

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A match — or Miss Matched? That will be revealed Friday on national television when a beauty queen from Fairfield, who counts the 2008 Miss Connecticut USA crown among her pageant titles, is one of two bachelorettes vying to win the affections of a good ol’ Southern bachelor in the finale of “Sweet Home Alabama.” […] [Read More]
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Pop quiz: What is located at 61 Constant Comment Way?

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OK, you’ve probably had more than your fill of stories about the Fairfield Metro railroad station over the course of more than a decade when it was first proposed, what with all the delays, controversy and problems that nearly derailed the project more than once. When it opens Monday, after the hoopla of a ribbon-cutting […] [Read More]
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Fairfield’s ‘One Book’ mystery

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It’s a literary mystery. But all will be revealed Thursday. Each year, the Fairfield Public Library selects a book for its community reading project, “One Book, One Town.” Events are then planned around the book’s themes as way both to promote reading, as well as awareness of the issues highlighted in the book. Library officials […] [Read More]
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Santa Claus coming to town Saturday

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The turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving Day will barely have cooled, but Christmas season in Fairfield will already be warming up this weekend. Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town — as he always does on the Saturday after T-Day — to greet local fans at Sherman Green. Organized by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Santa’s […] [Read More]
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State schools chief coming to Fairfield

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Listen up. Better yet, speak up. Stefan Pryor, the state’s education commissioner, takes his “listening” tour to Fairfield on Tuesday night. Pryor will give his general views on the state of education in Connecticut, as well as well as listen to public comments, in a session preceding a meeting of the Fairfield Board of Education. […] [Read More]
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