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View from my window

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My cousin who moved back home after spending 35 years away from Fairfield – a good portion of them in South Dakota – told me this morning that our blizzard reminded her of those in the Plains state except that a storm like this one occurs every other week there. No thank you. As far […] [Read More]
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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to one and all. May your day be filled with family and friends, good food and fun. As you celebrate, please remember those in need and make a commitment in the New Year to help someone less fortunate. [Read More]
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Talking turkey

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I’ve got some interesting neighbors. A family of wild turkeys. I am not sure if the family includes the same male and female I have seen every year for the past six or seven. Probably not, since naturalists, including those at the state Department of Environmental Protection, say that turkeys are “polygamous breeders.” Hmmm … […] [Read More]
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Let’s talk some trash

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Fairfield’s best-kept secret is the town dump – or as it is more properly known, the Fairfield Transfer Station. Part of the One Rod Highway complex, which also includes the state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant, Fairfield Animal Control shelter, the fire training facility, the school bus depot and the green recycling center, the dump is a […] [Read More]
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All aboard!

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At the Christmas party on Saturday at my mother’s assisted living facility, my four great-nephews, Michael, Kevin, Maxx and Jack – 8, 5, 3 and 22 months, respectively – were fascinated by the train that traveled a handmade track and scenery above the lobby area. The facility’s maintenance man built the track – now decorated […] [Read More]
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Mobile mammography available Dec. 8

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My mother is a 20-year breast cancer survivor. It is a badge that she wears with pride. She has been one of the luckier ones. The cancer was found early. She underwent a lumpectomy and radiation, was prescribed the breast cancer drug for five years and then was given a clean bill of health. But […] [Read More]
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Congratulations, Norma!

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I met Norma Peterson a few years ago when I was editor of the Fairfield Citizen. At that time she was handling publicity for the Fairfield Rotary Club. I liked her immediately because she was efficient in getting press materials to me, pleasant to talk to on the phone and obviously cared a lot about […] [Read More]
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Sidelined by a cold

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OK, so maybe I just have a cold and congestion, but I am rarely sick and it is during these times that I appreciate my good health. It is also during these times that I miss those days of being pampered by my mother, who would whip up chicken soup at the first sign of […] [Read More]
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Help the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

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One of the best things I did for myself recently was to clean out my clothes closets. Lightening the load feels really good. After everything was boxed or bagged, I donated the no-longer-wanted clothes to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Along those lines, The Bank of Fairfield is collecting new or gently used coats for […] [Read More]
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Dad’s Thanksgiving Day poem

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One Thanksgiving many years ago, my father penned the following poem. Usually, poetry was left to my mother, who also always had a penchant for finding the right sentiment for any occasion, some of it original work. My father apparently decided to give it a try, adding his flair for humor. While he often did […] [Read More]
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