Fairfield Morning Briefing: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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

Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. On this day in 1980, the band AC/DC earned its first Top 40 hit with "You Shook Me All Night Long."

Famous birthdays include Pablo Picasso – 1881; Minnie Pearl – 1912; Pedro Martinez – ­1971; Katy Perry – 1984.



  • Coming Out of the Political Closet
  • Letter: 'We Need More People Like Kim Fawcett Representing Us'
  • Enter to Win Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest
  • Fairfield Patch Election Guide 2012
  • Coastal Fairfield County Business Owners: Free Social Media Training
  • Police Blotter
  • Campaign Notebook
  • Local Voices



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  • Daughter of Holocaust Refugees Discusses Memoir: 12 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. Sonia Taitz will be discussing her newly released memoir, "The Watchmaker's Daughter." [Pictured]
  • Growing Up in a War Zone - Elisabeth H. Breslav Reading: 2 p.m., Fairfield University Bookstore, free. "A local writer just published a book chapter in a new collection of first-hand stories about being a child in a war zone, and will be featured in at least three area readings this fall, including this one."
  • FCBL Basketball Tryouts - Fairfield Friars: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Jennings School, free. "FCBL Basketball Tryouts - Fairfield Friars 7th grade boys basketball tryouts for Fairfield residents will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6-8 pm at Jennings School. Any questions, please contact Bob at rjbigpga@aol.com."
  • Domestic Violence Vigil: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sherman Green, free. "Please help us remember and honor victims and survivors of domestic violence at our candlelight vigil."
  • Basics of an Investment Portfolio: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Join Rick Bolton as he discusses the critical components of a carefully conceived portfolio, designed to meet your financial needs at various stages of life."
  • The Baby Sleep Whisperer: 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Baby sleep specialist Ingrid Prueher empowers sleepless parents by teaching them the fundamentals of sleep so that they can teach their children (newborn to 10 years old) how to become rock star sleepers."
  • Yarn: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $17. "This Grammy-Nominated Americana/Alt-Country band's sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones."
  • Abraham Inc.: 8 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, $45. " An unprecedented collaboration between three cultural visionaries - David Krakauer, champion of Klezmer music and world-class clarinetist; legendary funk trombonist and arranger Fred Wesley, celebrated for his work with James Brown and George Clinton; and hip-hop renegade and beat architect Socalled - Abraham, Inc. heralds a time when boundaries are eroding, mutual respect is presumed, and musical traditions can hit with full force without concession or appropriation."





  • Human Services Commission: 4 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)
  • Penfield Reef Lighthouse Committee: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Thursday: "A slight chance of drizzle before 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 63. East wind around 8 mph."
  • Thursday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 2:24 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:16 a.m.
  • High tide: 8:33 a.m.
  • Low tide: 2:56 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:57 p.m.
  • High tide: 9 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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