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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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Turkey donations are needed

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Connecticut Food Bank is short about 1,800 turkeys for its Thanksgiving for All campaign. In 2010, Connecticut Food Bank distributed 24,000 turkeys and trimmings to provide an estimated 790,000 meals for people in need during the holiday season. This year, Connecticut Food Bank needs to distribute more food because of the economy. “Connecticut Food Bank […] [Read More]
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Let there be light

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The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Dec. 2 on the green in front of Old Town Hall. The music will begin at 6 p.m. and Santa arrives at 7 p.m. The 90-foot tall Norway spruce, one of three trees donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in December 1918, will be […] [Read More]
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Flu shots still available

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Other than going to one of your local pharmacies or your doctor’s office for a flu shot, the town’s Health Department Nursing Office is available for the yearly vaccination. For times and appointments, call 203-256-3150 for times and an appointment. The nursing office is located in the building behind the Fairfield Senior Center at 100 […] [Read More]
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Chipping in

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Chip’s Family Restaurant, which only opened a few months ago at 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff, already has made quite an impact in our town. Not only has it been busy day and night serving customers – just drive by the Tunxis Hill Shopping Center and you’ll see the parking lot is fuller than it has […] [Read More]
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More to come

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It ain’t over ’til it’s over. Well, at least it is for the top of the ticket in this week’s municipal election. By now, you all know that Democrat Michael Tetreau bested Republican Rob Bellitto Jr. and Independent Hugh Dolan to assume the office of first selectman for the next four years. Joining Tetreau on […] [Read More]
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Election Day observations

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Over the years, I have gone to the polls to vote at different times of the day. When I worked full time, I voted on the way to the office. After I retired from the newspaper, I had more time on my hands and therefore could vote at my leisure. Mid-morning and late afternoon were […] [Read More]
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Did you change your clocks?

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We all should have changed our clocks before bedtime yesterday. The twice-yearly ritual is something some of us tend to forget to do, especially if we have to manually moves the hands of time as opposed to having our computers, cable boxes and cell phones do it for us. I am notorious for waiting days […] [Read More]
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