Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. On this day in 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick" was published.  

Famous birthdays include Joseph McCarthy – 1908; Prince Charles – 1948; Condoleezza Rice – 1954; Curt Schilling – 1966.



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  • Food Drive for Project Hope: All day, Beautiful Health. "Help your neighbors in need. We are collecting non-perishables to help restock Operation Hope. Bring your donation to our office (recommendation at least $5-$10 value) and we will GIVE YOU 25% off a gift certificate for any of our wellness or medspa services."
  • 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."
  • Marlene Siff Art Exhibition Talk at Walsh Art Gallery: 7 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, free. Marlene Siff will talk about her series "Elements of Peace."
  • "Bitayavon" Cooking Demo & Food Tasting: 7:15 p.m., 1571 Stratfield Road, $25. " Ladies will enjoy a three course cooking demo, food tasting, and free magazine samples along with great company :)"





  • Special Board of Selectmen Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) first floor conference room (agenda)
  • Town Facilities Commission: 6:30 p.m., Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road) (agenda)
  • Shellfish Commission: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall first floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph."
  • Wednesday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 4:41 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:40 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:51 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:34 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:22 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:25 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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