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Important life lessons

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I was happy to read the article in the Fairfield Citizen the other day about the “graduation ceremony” at Holland Hill Elementary School for the fifth-grade students who participated in the DARE program. DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is led by the Police Department in which the DARE officer, in this case, Officer Jay […] [Read More]
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Year-round effort to raise money and awareness

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TeamBrent is on of those charitable organizations that needs to be written about and recognized over and over again. It was created in 2005 by Dana and Mike McCreesh of Southport to battle childhood cancer as their son, Brent, fought stage IV neuroblastoma. On the TeamBrent website, www.teambrent.com, it reads: “Today he is a survivor […] [Read More]
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Calling all artists

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A wonderful opportunity has surfaced at the Fairfield Public Library’s Bruce S. Kershner Gallery for area artists. The gallery is looking for artists to be included in its exhibition “Dialogue in Color,” which will take place from May 1 to June 10. It is a juried show for artists who are over the age of […] [Read More]
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Chamber works to maintain town’s vibrancy

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I always have believed that the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is a misunderstood organization. The public has no idea all the good work that the chamber does for businesses and residents. According to its website, “The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is an integral part of the Fairfield Community. Founded in 1946 by a handful of […] [Read More]
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Bravo to the boys at FCDS

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When I was a kid, a snowstorm – like those we have had over the last two months – meant a day off from school, sledding down our favorite hills or hibernating inside in front of the television set. My peers and I never would have considered doing anything that would have involved work; we […] [Read More]
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A true patriot

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One of the best friends Fairfield has ever had died Sunday morning at the age of 84. Carl Dickman will be remembered for his wavy white hair as much as for his service to his town and state. Although he was not born here, he was a Fairfielder through and through. He served as a […] [Read More]
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A stinking problem

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A skunk has been camping out underneath my backyard deck. He/she showed up Monday night around suppertime. What alerted me to it at first was the squealing coming from the back of the house. I initially thought the noise was coming from my cat, but she was curled up along the warm baseboard and was […] [Read More]
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Szalona or szalonna?

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What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot. The other day, Jan. 20, I posted an entry with a special memory from my childhood about a classic Hungarian sandwich made at the peak of the vegetable harvest. The blog was a teaser to the Fairfield Public Library’s “Around the Table: Food Memoirs from Fairfield,” a writing […] [Read More]
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A Hungarian specialty to die for

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Sutni szalona. What, you say? If you are not Hungarian or don’t pal around with Hungarians, you have no idea what I am talking about. To me, it is a fond food memory from my childhood. Sutni szalona came to mind as I was reading Genny Reilly’s article in the Fairfield Citizen about the Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Soon, spring

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I promise I will find something else to blog about than the winter weather. But lately that is what is dominating the news and my environment. Wednesday’s storm was a doozy – that is the best word to describe it. I have not seen anything like it since I was a kid. We did have […] [Read More]
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