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Thinking about food

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The third annual Food for Thought Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Fairfield Warde High School. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Fuel for Learning Partnership, which is a committee of the Fairfield PTA Council. More than 40 exhibitors will be displaying products and […] [Read More]
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Library recipient of Butler benefit

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Fairfield’s own Jennifer Butler is showcasing her spring fashions on April 10 in a special event to benefit the Fairfield Public Library. The designer, who opened Jennifer Butler, Made to Measure in 2006 in Fairfield Center, will display the clothing collection for women, men and girls at the Delamar Hotel, 275 Old Post Road, Southport, […] [Read More]
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How egg-citing!

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The annual Easter Egg Hunt at my mother’s assisted living facility takes place this weekend. It’s a raucous, goofy affair in which youngsters – aged 10 and under – scramble for plastic eggs filled with candy. The hunt, conducted indoors down the residence’s hallways, brings a lot of joy to the participants – young and […] [Read More]
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The best time of year

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Tuesday is the first day of spring and the weather forecast for the week will make it feel like early summer. This is my favorite time of year. I love watching everything bloom and bud, and sitting down to plan my garden. For others, the new season means other activities, like taking the boat out […] [Read More]
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All things Irish

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day. If you are looking for something all-Irish to do this weekend, activities abound. First, plenty of restaurants and bars in the area will be offering typical Irish fare – corned beef and cabbage and green beer – and other venues are showcasing musical performances. Today, a free concert will take place […] [Read More]
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Help the library assess its jobs program

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The Fairfield Public Library started its Jobs Series since 2009 when it noticed more and more people were going to the facility in their search for new jobs. The unemployment ranks swelled after the economy tanked in 2008. Library officials decided they could do more than point to the reference section and answer questions. Three […] [Read More]
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A special Sunday visitor

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I’ve written before about the wild turkeys in my neighborhood -a busy neighborhood with lots of through-traffic. Every year there’s a new group of turkeys – the tom and his partner and their offspring. They stay around here for some time and my neighbors and I watch as the young ones grow up. I’ve played […] [Read More]
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CERT recognized for efforts

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I would bet that many of you don’t know what the Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team is or does. Established in 2007, the team is trained for disaster medical response and psychology, search and rescue, emergency preparedness, sheltering and terrorism. Team members also are taught the incident command system, which is used by emergency responders. […] [Read More]
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Garden Expo ushers in new season

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The forecast for today calls for 60-degree temperatures, which makes me think of spring, which makes me think of starting my garden, which makes me think of the annual Garden Expo. The first day of spring is March 20, and to usher in the new season is the 14th annual Garden Expo, a two-day extravaganza […] [Read More]
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