Yearly Archive for 2012

: 2012

Similarities

My paternal grandfather admired Abraham Lincoln. And that always surprised me because Lincoln is known as the father of the Republican Party and Poppy was a diehard Democrat. But I think what drew
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Vigils scheduled

To show our support for the families affected by the tragedy in Newtown, Fairfielders have set up a few vigils and services today and tomorrow. A town-wide community vigil is scheduled for Monday,
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A tree glows on the Merritt

When the two reporters I work with at the Darien News and New Canaan News told me there was an illuminated Christmas tree in the middle of the Merritt Parkway, I thought they were telling me a tale.
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Tis the season to shop local

So as everyone makes that mad dash – starting today – to get the perfect gifts for friends and family for the holidays, let’s remember to shop local. Our small businesses need you. There was a time
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Time to bring in ALL campaign signs

Almost two weeks after the Nov. 6 election, and would you believe that there are campaigns signs still hanging around on lawns, corners and even the Merritt Parkway. Yep, the parkway. I saw two
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Immigration – past, present and future

An interesting event is taking place at the Fairfeld Museum and History Center that brings into discussion our nation’s dilemma with immigration and looks at the past. “Emancipation Proclamation
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Veterans Day Mass, ceremony Saturday

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ data from 2011, there are nearly 23 million living veterans of the U.S. armed forces from both the periods of war and peace from 1775 to 1991.
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A drama played out on my driveway

On Sunday, I am spending a quiet afternoon at home, sorting through mountains of paperwork that accumulated over the last month and watching the news on TV when I hear a voice coming from my driveway.
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Good eats

There was a time long ago that the only choices Fairfielders had for dinner out was a pizza place, and maybe a handful of other establishments that served traditional fare. We had to travel to
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Recognition deserved

Two of my favorite people are getting together next week – Chris Evert and Carla Miklos. I grew up watching Chris Evert during the height of her tennis career and rarely missed a match and an article
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