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Explore the War of 1812

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The Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, will chronicle a major part of Fairfield’s and Connecticut’s past with its exhibit “The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings from the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery Collection,” which opens today, July 28, and continues through Sept. 9 The exhibition explains the great sea battles of […] [Read More]
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Honoring and helping cancer survivors

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In 2005, the Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride hit the streets for the first time. It was an immediate success, and has grown ever more since then. It began with Jeff Keith, a cancer survivor and athlete who also has raised tons of money for research, and his friend, John Ragland, a businessman and cyclist. According […] [Read More]
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The book sale is almost here

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The tents started going up a week or so ago. I watched the workers erect them as I traveled down Pequot Avenue. It was as exciting as seeing the big top being put into place for the circus. The volunteers are working hard now to prepare for the 52nd Annual Summer Book Sale at the […] [Read More]
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Donations needed for Operation Hope sale

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Operation Hope is suggesting that you lighten your load and donate household items and other goods that you no longer need to its annual tag sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 148 Beach Road. Rain or […] [Read More]
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What a storm

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You had to be a very sound sleeper if you didn’t experience the wild thunderstorms and pounding rain Sunday evening into the early morning hours of Monday. I watched the light show from my bed and listened to the torrential rain for more than a hour (at least it seemed that way). I so wanted […] [Read More]
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Don’t be alarmed on Monday

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Don’t be alarmed on Monday, Jan. 16, when the town tests its new emergency notification system at 10 a.m. The town has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license the high-speed phone notification system, CodeRED. It replaces Reverse 911 and will give town officials the ability to quickly deliver phone messages to certain areas or […] [Read More]
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Conflicts with coyotes to be addressed

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A seminar will take place at 7 p.m. July 17 to address coyotes, which have been suspected of recently attacking pets in Fairfield and other communities. Sponsored by Fairfield Animal Control, the free public session will take place in the second-floor meeting room at 501 Kings Highway East, and feature urban wildlife expert Lynsey White […] [Read More]
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A piece of the pie

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Pepe’s Pizza, 238 Commerce Drive, is donating 15 percent of customers’ tabs on Thursday, July 12, toward “A Night of Music,” which raises money through Swim Across the Sound for the Lebo-DeSantie Pancreatic Center for Liver & Pancreatic Disease at St Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. The center is named in memory of Keith Lebo […] [Read More]
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Respect the water

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I recently spent the day with family at a beach house in Westbrook, and the contingent included my four great-nephews. The two oldest ones are very water savvy and enjoy splashing around, swimming and using various kinds of floating devices. But the two youngest ones, 5 and 3, were a little skittish as they got […] [Read More]
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Fourth of July ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday

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The annual fireworks display is not the only event taking place on the Fourth of July in Fairfield. The United Veterans Organization of Fairfield hosts the yearly Independence Day celebration on the green in front of Old Town Hall. It is a worthwhile ceremony that Fairfielders should attend. This year’s ceremony, which takes place at […] [Read More]
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