Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

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

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. On this day in 1520, Ferdinand Magellan became the first European explorer to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic Ocean.

Famous birthdays include Randy Newman – 1943; Ed Harris ­– 1950; Jon Stewart – 1962; Trey Songz – 1984.  





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  • Free Car Washes: All day, Russell Speeder's (620 Villa Avenue), free. "In the aftermath of our most recent storm Russell Speeders Care Wash, at 620 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, is offering Free Car Washes now through December 6th. Fairfield will be our 19th location and we look forward to being a good neighbor in our new home. It’s our small way of helping others when they need help. It’s our small way of saying welcome to our new community."
  • BIG Fairfield - Money Matters with Lynne Marino: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Southport Brewing Company, $12 for members (luncheon), $25 for nonmembers: "Plan your future by making incremental financial decisions based on Lynne’s expert advice! Come discover B.I.G. women’s support, education and networking organization that embraces women’s desire to inspire each other.  B.I.G. website www.believeinspiregrow.com supplements monthly  member meetings with an online toolbox, member discounts. Visit us then become a member! Membership is on-going."
  • Film Screening of "Vegucated": - 2 p.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "Vegucated is a guerilla-style documentary that follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who have agreed to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.  During their journey they uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them question their choices.  This film is part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy."
  • Stress and Mind-Body Connection Lecture: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "We will explore the meaning and message hidden inside stress, pain and illness and how to be at peace with what you find.  To get the most out of this series it is recommended that you attend all four sessions, though each will be a complete experience."





  • Employees Retirement Board Special Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room (agenda)


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. North wind 8 to 10 mph."
  • Wednesday night: " Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph."



See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.



  • Low tide: 4:33 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:56 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:42 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:26 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:09 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:14 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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