Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 [Weekend Planner]

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

Today is Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. On this day in 1999, the euro -- the common currency of Europe -- debuted.

Famous birthdays include Benjamin Rush– 1746; Louis Braille – 1809; Charles "Tom-Thumb" Stratton – 1838; Floyd Patterson– 1935.  



  • Selectmen Interrogate Fire Chief about Last-Minute Promotions
  • Fencerow Drive Home Sells for $1.7 Million in Fairfield
  • Newtown News Center
  • Police Blotter
  • Local Voices



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  • Free Lecture - from Civil Rights to School Choice: 6 p.m., 275 Fairfield Place, free. "You are cordially invited to hear Dr. Howard Fuller, a pioneer in education reform, discuss the importance of providing exemplary educational options to transform learning. His work focuses on empowering families, regardless of socio-economic background, to choose the best educational option for their children."


  • DIY Charitable Resolution Craft Salon: 11 a.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "This session is dedicated to crafts for charities.  We will hear from representatives of some charities that provide handmade comfort through their crafts; Seamen’s Church Institute, The Mother Bear Project and Project Linus. For people ages 18 and older."
  • Amphion String Quartet - Free Concert and Master Class: 2 p.m., Pequot Library, free. "Music for Youth & Pequot Library present the acclaimed Amphion String Quartet in a FREE 50 minute Young Persons Concert followed by a masterclass for advanced violin, viola, and cello students.  Concert is suitable for ages 5 to 17. Adults welcome with students or a freewill offering.  To play in the masterclass, call 203 938 3843.  Door prizes at every concert!"
  • Concert for Newtown: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $10. "All ticket proceeds will benefit the CT PTSA Sandy Hook Fund dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to the Newtown community."


  • Solarize Fairfield Open House: 1 p.m., 429 Riverside Drive, free. "Attend the last Solarize Fairfield Open House at the Lien Family Home.  This is the last opportunity to learn all about the financial benefits of solar and how it works.  This Town sponsored program ends Jan. 14."




FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph."
  • Friday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind 10 to 15 mph."
  • Saturday: "Sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph."
  • Saturday night: "A chance of flurries after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph."
  • Sunday: "A chance of flurries before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 38."
  • Sunday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28."



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  • High tide: 3:37 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • Low tide: 10 a.m.
  • High tide: 4:02 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:38 p.m.
  • Low tide: 10:19 p.m.



  • High tide: 4:31 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:01 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:39 p.m.
  • High tide: 5:02 p.m.
  • Low tide: 11:17 p.m.


  • High tide: 5:30 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • Low tide: 12:04 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:40 p.m.
  • High tide: 6:05 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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