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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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A treat for Blake fans

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I am a tennis groupie. I make no apologies for it. One of my greatest joys is to watch tennis tournaments. Throughout the season, I sit in front of my television rooting for my favorite players. Among those I follow is our own James Blake. Who can forget the classic match between Blake and Andre […] [Read More]
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Start the season out right – be an elf

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As a way to help obtain donations for Operation Hope’s Food Pantry, state Rep. Tony Hwang, R-134, and Leo Redgate, founder and president of the Community Theatre Foundation, will host the showing of the Will Ferrell Christmas film “Elf.” The event will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Community Theatre […] [Read More]
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A Gem on Pequot Avenue

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When my mother was growing up in Southport back in the 1930s and ’40s she visited the Pequot Library on a regular basis. She and her family lived in a white two-story house on the Old Post Road (where the Southport Green development now sits), she would walk over to the Pequot Library, sometimes taking […] [Read More]
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Oh no, it’s flu season!

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It is that time of year again. Flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone as an important step toward protection. The vaccine will provide protection throughout the season. The Fairfield Health Department is offering the flu vaccine this month and next. The vaccine will be administered […] [Read More]
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Have a conversation about education

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The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County wants to talk to you. On Thursday, Nov. 18, the United Way will conduct a “Community Conversation on Education” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Society headquarters at 2325 Burr St. The conversation is part of a new initiative by the United Way to continue […] [Read More]
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“A Night of Music” an important charity benefit

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Fairfielders Keith Lebo and Jim DeSantie, both of whom died of pancreatic cancer within a year of each other, will be honored at a benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Westport Country Playhouse. Lebo was 59 and DeSantie 66. Organized by their wives, Charlene Lebo and Suzanne DeSantie, who are sisters, “A Night […] [Read More]
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Help stock the pantry shelves

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In 2009, Operation Hope of Fairfield provided 137,000 meals to people in need. But according to new studies and reports, the number of people needing a helping hand with putting food on the table has increased. The call has been issued by feeding agencies such as Operation Hope and the Connecticut Food Bank that pantry […] [Read More]
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