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Author: Pat

Driven to help

Ellen Redgate, the Operation Hope Food Pantry coordinator, stood by nervously Saturday afternoon in a warehouse on lower Black Rock Turnpike as she watched volunteers sort through a handful of donated
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A fascination for cemeteries

I learned my interest in old cemeteries from my father, who fancied himself a bit of a history buff. We occasionally would stop at area cemeteries as we were doing errands around town, walk through
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Just like Julia Ward Howe

Some people might contend that Mother’s Day is a made-up holiday to fill the coffers of greeting-card makers. But its roots actually go deep – in fact, as far back as ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian
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There’s more to come

The long budget-setting process is almost over. Tonight, the Board of Finance will set the mill rate for the 2011-12 fiscal year at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center on Kings Highway East. The new
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A welcomed distraction

OK, I admit it – I got up to watch the Royal Wedding spectacle. And why wouldn’t I? It was history in the making (and I’m all into history now as I am heavily entrenched in researching the American
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Get green

Head over to Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday. The celebration, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Warde High School, is an extravaganza. It wasn’t in the
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Help clean up a neighborhood

The Fairfield Beach Residents Association is conducting a clean-up of the neighborhood’s streets in celebration of Earth Day. The clean-up takes place on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon; the
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A fair way to honor Dickman

These things are certainties: Carl Dickman loved his town, his state, his country, his family and golf. I can’t vouch for the order of preference but I can confirm that golf was one of his greatest
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Walkers and cyclists need safe areas

On any day of the year and in all kinds of weather, walking, cycling and running enthusiasts take to the streets of Fairfield. Those three activities provide some of the best cardio workouts – and at
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Bordering on bargain hunting

Keep me away from Borders. With its going-out-of-business sale now under way, I fear I may fall under the spell of bargain hunting. As I have probably mentioned before, I have a book-buying obsession.
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