Fairfield Morning Briefing: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

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

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. On this day in 1620, the Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.  

Famous birthdays include Keith Richards– 1943; Steven Spielberg – 1946; Brad Pitt – 1963; Christina Aguilera – 1980.  





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  • Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m., Fairfield Public Library. "The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have their annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 21 at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.  The sale will be held during regular Library hours.  There will be a large selection of children’s and young adult books, as well as holiday books and adult fiction.  There will also be some “special” books, such as collector and antiquarian books, available. All proceeds from the book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Fairfield Library, will benefit the Library."
  • American Girl Doll Clothing Trunk Show: 12 p.m., A Little Square (1981 Post Road). " Just in time for the holidays, a little square is hosting Ana's Collection of dresses, sportswear, shoes and accessories for your AMERICAN GIRL DOLLs! Bring your little ones and your friends - stock to take away!"
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" at the Library: 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. " Join our very own talented actress and children’s librarian, Cindyb, for a reading of the holiday favorite, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. Families with children of all ages are welcome  – light refreshments will be served."




FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Monday:

  • Tuesday: "Rain, mainly after 9 p.m. Areas of fog before 9 p.m., then areas of fog after 3 a.m. Low around 40. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible."
  • Tuesday night: "Showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. East wind 6 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."


 See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • High tide: 2:42 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:13 a.m.
  • Low tide: 9:02 a.m.
  • High tide: 3:06 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:26 p.m.
  • Low tide: 9:28 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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