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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. On this day in 1913, the "Mona Lisa" was recovered in Vincenzo Peruggia's hotel in room in Florence, two years after it was stolen from the Paris's Louvre Museum.

Famous birthdays include Frank Sinatra – 1915; Bob Barker – 1923; Dionne Warwick – 1940; Jennifer Connelly – 1970.  





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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."
  • Holiday PJ Story Time: 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Join us for a Holiday PJ Story Time at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.  Families are invited to this evening holiday celebration of books, bells and The Polar Express.  A quiet way to anticipate the holiday and end the day together, this program is for children of all ages accompanied by an adult."
  • Music and Hope 2: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $30. "Please join us for the 2nd Annual benefit for Education and Hope. 'Tis the season to give thanks and to give back. Start your holiday season off right by supporting Education and Hope, founded by Norwalk, CT native Julie Coyne in 1997. This will be another evening of memorable music and a whole lotta love that will help keep the hope of education alive for Julie’s children in Guatemala."





  • Police Commission: 4:30 p.m., Police Headquarters (100 Reef Road)
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Plan Advisory Committee: 5 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room ( agenda)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 6:30 p.m., Eunice Postol Recreation Center (75 Mill Plain Road) ( 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)
  • Parking Authority: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall basement conference room ( agenda)
  • RTM Joint Meeting for Education and Recreation, Health and Safety Subcommittees: 7:30 p.m., Riverfield Elementary School


FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind around 6 mph."
  • Wednesday night: "Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming north in the evening."



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  • ·      Low tide: 3:29 a.m.
  • ·      Sunrise: 7:09 a.m.
  • ·      High tide: 9:41 a.m.
  • ·      Low tide: 4:13 p.m.
  • ·      Sunset: 4:24 p.m.
  • ·      High tide: 10:16 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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