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John Schwing

‘One Book’ writing contest deadline looms

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It’s not exactly a Titanic undertaking, but challenging nonetheless. Entries are being accepted through Jan. 30 in the Fairfield Public Library’s “Voices of the Past” writing contest, part of the annual “One Book, One Town” community reading project. The library is accepting entries of original prose or poetry of no more than 300 words on […] [Read More]
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Study up: Don’t get snowed by town’s plowing policy

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A few things you may not know about the rules and regulations of Fairfield’s “official” snow-plowing policy now that snow has dusted town for the first time this winter season … and more may be on the way: “The Town does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of plowed […] [Read More]
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Fairfield education budget review starts today

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Public discussion of the $149.5 million budget proposed for the Fairfield public schools gets under way at 7:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) at the school system’s central office, 501 Kings Highway East. This will be the first session at which Board of Education members begin their review of the 2012-13 spending package proposed last […] [Read More]
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Calling Fairfield sports fans: Blog for us

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We are recruiting sports bloggers for the Fairfield Citizen to write about all kinds of sports in town for out website, www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com We’re inviting contributors from every part of the local sports community — from coaches and trainers, boosters, parents, high school journalists, longtime fans of a local team, even athletes themselves — as well […] [Read More]
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2012 resolutions? Fairfield Continuing Ed can help

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What’s on your list of resolutions for the new year? Looking for a creative way to improve personal relationships? Want to learn how to quilt? Or how to concoct butternut squash ravioli? Want to trim down and firm up that bod? How about becoming fluent in Italian? Then, respectively, you should resolve to head back […] [Read More]
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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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