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Reporter’s Notebook – Memories of the ’69 Miracle Mets

In a professional writing career that spans six decades and encompasses three daily newspapers and one weekly, three books, and freelance articles for more than 50 publications, it’s still easy for me to zero in on the highlight—the New York Mets’ improbable four games-to-one victory over the favored Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series.… Read More

Sharing the Wealth – Pequot Library’s Special Collections

Upon Pequot Library’s opening in March 1894, Virginia Marquand Monroe, one of its original benefactors, declared it “free as air to all.” In the years since, the library, located in the center of Southport, has become one of the foremost cultural institutions in Fairfield County, proudly offering programs, events, exhibitions, and—of course!—books to the community.… Read More

Up, Up, and Away – Flying Fans

While many Fairfielders devote their leisure hours to golf, others spend their free time in the air. Whether it’s a fascination with aviation, a career or wanderlust, this group of pilots confirms that flying is a viable hobby. People like John Shavinsky view aviation through professional and recreational lenses. A Fairfield resident since 2000, Shavinsky… Read More

Girl Power – style from sisterhood in the neighborhood

When talented people come together, good things happen. Tapping into the expertise in Fairfield and Black Rock, we assembled an army of shop owners, hair, makeup, and fashion stylists, and together we created looks to suit women of all ages. This savvy group proves you don’t have to go far to find a great outfit,… Read More

Fairfield Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards 2019

Our second annual Fairfield Magazine Readers Choice Awards inspired our readers to get online and vote to tell us the best of Fairfield, Southport, Black Rock, and a little bit of Westport, too. More than 1,200 of you responded (thank you!) and the results are now in. Check out the winners here—over 100 great places… Read More

Ten Minutes With Missy Brown – Founder of Deep Play for Kids

Missy Brown is a member of the faculty at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA, and president and founder of Deep Play for Kids. She lives in Fairfield and has dedicated her life to teaching and empowering others to help transform children’s lives through a type of yoga that focuses on … Read More

Blue Cactus Grill Expands to Fairfield

After nine years, Norwalk’s popular Blue Cactus Grill has expanded to Fairfield. Serving up classic, American comfort food with a Southwestern twist, the eatery is best known for their burgers and cheesesteaks. “The concept arose from my desire to want to share with the East coast some very original flavors that I came to appreciate… Read More

Culinary Artistry – Seasonal summer specials

Celebrating its eight year anniversary on July 13, Artisan RESTAURANT, TAVERN & GARDEN located inside the Delamar Southport Hotel opened with rave reviews and has been a local favorite ever since. Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer, a pioneer in the Connecticut farm to table movement, showcases freshly sourced, local, and sustainable ingredients with a global twist… Read More

Wafflemania

If you’re craving a sweet treat, look no further than The Little Red Waffle Truck. Opened last summer by long time friends Cal Massaro, Chris Kral, and Chris Previti, the truck is available for parties, weddings, and corporate events. The authentic, “Liege” style waffles are made right on the truck, with a professional grade iron… Read More

Owners of Aurora’s Find Their Dream Job

Lifelong Fairfielder, Lauren Orellana, met husband Byron while working together at a local restaurant, and quickly realized they shared a common goal. “We both had the dream of owning a restaurant, specifically in Fairfield,” Lauren says. “We  just love the town, the people, and the buzzing restaurant scene.” When the  opportunity to buy Cafe Madeline… Read More

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