Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

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

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker debuted.

Famous birthdays include Georgia O'Keefe – 1887; Ed Asner – 1929; Sam Waterston – 1940; Shailene Woodley – 1991.



  • Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors
  • The Nature of Prostate Cancer
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • Job Search Tools at the Library: 9:15 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "The Library subscribes to powerful online resources that are available 24/7 to add value to your job search and interview prep.  Join us for a demonstration of:  directories with industry, news articles, and executive information on 14 million companies; a free resume review service; online continuing education courses; test prep for career exams, including firefighter, nursing, EMS, CDL, real estate and more."
  • Thanksgiving Collection for Operation Hope: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Chico's. "Chico's will be collection non-perishable food items and personal care products for Operation Hope.  Inviting our shoppers to help our efforts for this wonderful organization."
  • Reinvent Your Financial Future at the Library - Library Resources: 2 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Join Susan Zuckerman, Head of Library Reference Services, as she explains the personal finance resources available at the Library."
  • An Evening with Lisa Blackman: 7 p.m., Pious Bird of Good Omen, free. "Local author, intuitive healer and artist Lisa Blackman will be joining us to present her newly released book The Metaphysician Within: A reference for healing and spiritual guidebook.
  • Navigating Through the Aftermath of Sandy: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, free. Get information you need about property in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy -- navigate through selling/buying/renovating/repairing.
  • Making Math Fun for Kids PreK - Grade 3: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Join elementary math tutor Jessica Curtiss as she demonstrates fun math games to play with young children.  Using everyday materials, you can play games to promote children’s facility with math.  Parents will be able to bring materials home with them ready to use."
  • Fountains of Wayne: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $37. "If you love Weezer, Ween, the Lemonheads or the Flaming Lips, you’re going to love seeing Fountains of Wayne on StageOne."
  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School Freshman Forum: 7 p.m., Fairfield Ludlowe High School, free. "All FLHS Freshman Students & Parents are encouraged to attend this forum regarding underage drinking. Learn about the effects of alcohol on the teenage brain, social hosting laws and much more."





  • Historic District Commission: 4:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph."
  • Thursday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Northeast wind around 7 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 5:33 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:41 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:43 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:33 p.m.
  • Low tide: 6:14 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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