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House Under Siege: When your garden turns against you–and how to prevent it

It seemed like a good idea at the time. One fine spring morning soon after we moved into our abode in 1994, I strolled out to the backyard to get better acquainted with the place, and what I saw was… Read More

Fairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

If you’ve ever seen the 20th Century Fox movie Anastasia you’ll instantly recognize the female protagonist with fiery red hair. Anastasia is the beautiful, clever, and adventurous girl fictionalized in this 1997 love story about the daughter of the last… Read More

James Naughton Getting His Groove Back–Healing to Hip-Hop: Pilates Works

When a friend asked me to join her in a hip-hop dance class at Double Up Dance Studio (DUDS), I said “why not?” As a former champion of Just Dance, I thought it might be the ideal exercise… Read More

Forging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

It’s a familiar sight come spring: green lawns sprinkled with yellow dandelions. “When I look at my lawn in the spring and see all those dandelions waving back and forth, seeming to say, ‘Here I am, pick me,’ I’m so… Read More

Why is Mary Tyler Moore buried in Fairfield?

In January 2017, legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore was buried in a large plot at Oak Lawn Cemetery on Bronson Road. It was a small, private ceremony from which the public was excluded. Since then, many people have wondered, Why… Read More
Curling

A Curling We Will Go – Trying an Olympic Sport

As I watched my daughter, Laurie, hurl a 42-pound stone down the ice and her teammates run after it sweeping brooms, I found myself intrigued by a sport I knew nothing about—curling. When Laurie had first called and asked if… Read More

The Queen of Kind

Most people who have heard of Lisa Lampanelli know her as a comedian with a penchant for insults and crude jokes, earning her the moniker “The Queen of Mean.” Watching some of her past routines on YouTube, I wondered, should… Read More

Flappers: Fashion and Freedom

In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s… Read More
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