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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 not pretty. Oh, the house was a joy—bright, newly renovated, a stunner. Not so the [...]read moreHouse Under Siege: When your garden turns against you–and how to prevent it

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 Russian Czar. But did you know that Fairfield has its own Anastasia? Anna Pelletier, a longtime [...]read moreFairfield Resident Gets to be the Star of the Animated Movie “Anastasia”

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 plan for me. But halfway through the first class, my hip felt funny, my arm hurt, my back was [...]read moreJames Naughton Getting His Groove Back–Healing to Hip-Hop: Pilates Works

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 happy. It’s funny to me that people buy all these chemicals to eradicate them; they’re [...]read moreForging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

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 Fairfield? “Before Mary died she asked her husband and sister-in-law to research private, quiet, beautiful, [...]read moreWhy is Mary Tyler Moore buried in Fairfield?

A Curling We Will Go – Trying an Olympic Sport

Curling

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 I would like to watch her play, I thought, “where in the world could someone [...]read moreA Curling We Will Go – Trying an Olympic Sport

The Queen of Kind

At home with Lisa Lampanelli

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 I prepare myself to be offended? Not a chance, it turns out. After being greeted [...]read moreThe Queen of Kind

Flappers: Fashion and Freedom

Aug 17, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019 11:00 AM until 04:00 PM

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 movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of [...]read moreFlappers: Fashion and Freedom

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give this holiday season? We have an outstanding guide of local goodies to choose from! Browse our special gift guide––featuring local liquor, jewelry, fashion wear, gift cards, spa treatments, hanky panky panties, hostess gifts, unique items and more! Take a look!                    

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