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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 [Weekend Planner]

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your weekend.

Today is Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. On this day in 1919, the post-World War I peace conference began in Paris.

Famous birthdays include A.A. Milne – 1882; Danny Kaye – 1913; Kevin Costner – 1955; Jason Segel – 1980.  

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HEADLINES

  • Flora Boulevard Home Sells for $562K in Fairfield
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Fairfield
  • Letter: How Should Fairfield Measure Affordability?
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • Cafe Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. "Live music every Friday night in our Starbucks Cafe 7:00pm-9:00pm featuring a different local talent each week. Everyone welcome!"

Saturday

  • Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pequot Library. "In addition to the fiction category, which is the highlight of the sale, as always, there will be: Hundreds of hand-picked LP records, vintage paperbacks, good selection of matted prints, audio books and videos, children's books and videos, biography, history, and more. Come in from the cold and browse for books in a cozy, intimate environment."
  • Cuts for Angels: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Salon of Fairfield, $35. "All haircuts are $35 and 100% of the proceeds will got to the memorial that will be erected. Space is limited so call for an appointment today (203) 292-9899."
  • Ed Kowalczyk: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $45. "As the founding member and former lead singer of LIVE, Ed Kowalczyk fronted one of the most successful American post-grunge bands of the '90s – a group famous for its ultra-melodic, chest-beating, arena-rock radio classics 'I Alone' and 'Lightning Crashes'."
  • SHU Performing Arts Benefit to Aid Sandy Hook Scholarship Fund: 8 p.m., Sacred Heart University, donations requested. "'Performing for the Angels of Sandy Hook,' a fundraiser for the newly established Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund, presented by Aaron Tolson of the Broadway Dance Center and Scott Aliberti, director of Dance, Sacred Heart University.""

Sunday

  • Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pequot Library. "In addition to the fiction category, which is the highlight of the sale, as always, there will be: Hundreds of hand-picked LP records, vintage paperbacks, good selection of matted prints, audio books and videos, children's books and videos, biography, history, and more. Come in from the cold and browse for books in a cozy, intimate environment."
  • Gin Blossoms: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $68. "By blending contemporary power pop with elements of the post-grunge era, Gin Blossoms briefly emerged as torchbearers of the lighter side of alternative rock."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Sunny, with a high near 32. North wind 8 to 13 mph."
  • Friday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph."
  • Saturday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Southwest wind 15 to 17 mph."
  • Saturday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 33."
  • Sunday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 20."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • High tide: 3:57 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:14 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10:35 a.m.
  • High tide: 4:26 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:53 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:37 p.m.

Saturday

  • High tide: 4:52 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:14 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:23 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:54 p.m.
  • High tide: 5:24 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:32 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 5:48 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:20 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:55 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:22 p.m.

 

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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