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The simple lowdown on Fairfield

Far from retired

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I first met Susan Santangelo many years ago when I was the editor of the Fairfield Citizen. She is just one of those people who you are glad you have encountered in your life. Her good attitude about life is infectious. I know her husband Joe too from his days in politics and public relations. […] [Read More]
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Saved by the branch library

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I am at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. I intend to be here all day. You see, I do not have air conditioning at home, and my two industrial-like pedestal fans just won’t cut into 110-degree heat and humidity. Even my small inflatable pool won’t do today (although I spent a good portion of yesterday […] [Read More]
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Booked for the weekend

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Get ready! The best time of every summer is upon us in two days. The Pequot Library Summer Book Sale begins Friday, July 22, and runs through Tuesday, July 26, at the library in Southport. I know I will be there. Not that I need any more books, but who can resist wandering around the […] [Read More]
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The best time of the year

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My garden is lookin’ good. Although I got a late start because of our cool, rainy spring, the garden has really taken off. Seeing all the plants healthy and sprouting blossoms and fruit reminds me of why summer is the best time of the year. While I await the bounty, I am impatient for fresh […] [Read More]
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Charity tag sale needs donations

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Operation Hope’s annual tag sale takes place July 30 and 31 at First Church Congregational. The tag sale is in its 22nd year; Operation Hope is celebrating 25. It’s more than a tag sale. It is a invaluable community effort to help Operation Hope continue its mission of helping the area’s hungry and homeless. Last […] [Read More]
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Have a safe and fun weekend

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Who doesn’t like a fireworks display? (Well, maybe my cat.) But for the vast majority of humans, the Fourth of July celebration is a much-anticipated event. And no community does it up better than Fairfield. Not only can residents and their friends enjoy the big display off Jennings and Penfield beaches on July 4, but […] [Read More]
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Sometimes they have to go

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I have known people who have taken trees down in their yards for no reason whatsoever, or for no good reason. One of my neighbors told me once that another neighbor cut trees down in her yard because she was tired of raking leaves. But sometimes trees have to be removed. In fact, I am […] [Read More]
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The view from the deck

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The best part about Penfield Beach is the deck at the pavilion. Penfield itself is not the place to go if you want to read, relax or take a snooze. It is a beautiful area, but noisy. Penfield is the beach that most families frequent. I have nothing against kids, but trying to relax while […] [Read More]
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