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Resolve to make a difference

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It’s that time of year when we make a list of resolutions for the new year – most of which we never keep. Sure, you might want to lose weight, quit smoking, eat better or exercise more. How about resolving to help someone else, instead of yourself? The way to do that is through volunteerism. […] [Read More]
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A dedicated public servant

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Fifty-three years with one company. How many people can say that? Fire Chief Richard Felner for one. He has been a member of the town’s Fire Department since he was a young man. He rose through the ranks over the years, and since 1998 has led the department’s 98 members and overseen the operations of […] [Read More]
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A fitting tribute

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It was sad and funny. The memorial reception to Rod MacKenzie on Wednesday at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, where he spent his days, was filled with family, friends and colleagues. It was a fitting tribute to a kind and gentle man, who had a deep love for his family and friends and who […] [Read More]
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Christmas at the Pequot

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The Pequot Library sure knows how to put on a holiday party. It’s something right out of a Norman Rockwell scene. The Holiday Caroling Party takes place at the Pequot’s auditorium, reading room and great lawn on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. The evening begins with children’s crafts, cookie decorating and ornament […] [Read More]
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Fairfielder extraordinaire

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For those of us with an interest in the history of our town, we are fortunate to have known Rod MacKenzie, the assistant librarian and genealogist at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. For those of you who never got acquainted with Rod, shame on you for missing out on knowing one of the most […] [Read More]
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Protect yourselves

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The Fairfield Department is conducting an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Police Headquarters, 100 Reef Road, where officers will provide tips on preventing crime. With burglary one of the more prevalent crimes in any community, police officers will offer ways for you to protect your homes and businesses. The best […] [Read More]
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Generosity abounds

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I am an elf again this year. The basement of St. Anthony’s Church on South Pine Creek Road is the site of Santa’s workshop, where groups of volunteers receive, sort and wrap bags upon bags of donated holiday gifts for Operation Hope’s Hope for the Holidays program. Oh, and we’re also checking our lists to […] [Read More]
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A holiday icon

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The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield is selling poinsettia plants for its major fundraiser to help further its mission. The plants are florist-fresh and each 8-inch, foil wrapped pot has three 18- to 20-inch tall plants with 12 to 15 blooms. They are available in red, white or pink. The pick-up date, at the Spear-Miller Funeral […] [Read More]
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Remembering loved ones

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The 21st annual Tree of Light ceremony will take place on Dec. 8 in several locations in Fairfield County, including Fairfield and Southport. Sponsored by and to benefit the Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, the program allows you to remember someone who has been inspirational in your life. You can purchase a light and dedicate […] [Read More]
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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The extended family always gathered for Thanksgiving Day at my paternal grandparents’ house when I was a child, as evidenced in the photo included in this blog. Their front porch, which was the width of the home in Norwalk, served as our dining room. There wasn’t much room to move, and we had to file […] [Read More]
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