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Good corporate citizen

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The 11th annual Evening of Hope Gala, sponsored by and to benefit Operation Hope of Fairfield, will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Patterson Club and will honor Cindi Bigelow, the president of R.C. Bigelow, and her family for all they do for Operation Hope and the community at large. Operation Hope […] [Read More]
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A call to march

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Without a doubt, Fairfield has the best Memorial Day parade in Fairfield County. One of the largest, the parade features school and area bands and fife and drum corps, Boy and Girl Scouts, Police and Fire department members, floats, nonprofit organizations and, of course, veterans. The parade, by the way, is organized by veterans with […] [Read More]
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The best of the best

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Maybe it’s because I’m a gardener, but my favorite program in town is the Pride in Our Homes Contest, sponsored by the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors. The board is accepting nominations for its 26th annual contest. Winners in three categories will receive prizes. The contest is for amateurs only. Nominations are being accepted through […] [Read More]
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Setting sail

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I remember when Community Sailing of Fairfield was first proposed. Some people were skeptical. So was I. But it has turned out to be one of our town’s finer features. Community Sailing of Fairfield is run by its members but is under the Parks and Recreation Department and based at Southport Harbor. Two fixed-keel, family-size […] [Read More]
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Earth Day celebration in the works

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Mark your calendars now for the 14th annual Fairfield Earth Day Celebration, which takes place on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairfield Warde High School. Admission is free. The organizers have planned food, entertainment, presentations, roundtable discussions and exhibits on recycling, clean and renewable alternative energy choices, including affordable solar choices […] [Read More]
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An interesting question

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The Connecticut Audubon Society will conduct a community forum from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, April 12, at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., to answer the question “Where Is the Next Generation of Conservationists Coming From?” The panel discussion is a follow-up to the society’s recent Connecticut State of the Birds […] [Read More]
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Mama Jeanne

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On Saturday at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, I bid farewell to “Mama Jeanne,” who died April 2 at the age of 80. Mama Jeanne was Jeanne Elsasser, one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. For those of you who are longtime readers of the Fairfield Citizen, perhaps you remember her. […] [Read More]
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An Easter treat

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For a number of Easter holidays now, I have been asked to make lasagna. I’ve made it for Christmas too. Holidays are the only time of the year that I endeavor this. It is a time-consuming task and takes more than one day to complete. I have, however, made it for my neighbor, albeit a […] [Read More]
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Up close and personal

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Near & Far Aid’s annual Designer House Tour is slated for May 4. I know it’s a little early to promote it here in this space but it is an event that you really should try to attend. The all-volunteer philanthropic group has selected five homes in Southport, Greenfield Hill, Fairfield and Westport with professionally […] [Read More]
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