Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

Important life lessons

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
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Year-round effort to raise money and awareness

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
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Calling all artists

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
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Chamber works to maintain town’s vibrancy

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
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Bravo to the boys at FCDS

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
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A true patriot

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
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A stinking problem

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
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Szalona or szalonna?

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
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A Hungarian specialty to die for

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
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Soon, spring

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
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