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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

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

Fairfield Morning Briefing: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. On this day in 1901, schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to ride Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Famous birthdays include John Heisman – 1869; Kevin Kline – 1947; Drake – ­1986; Shenae Grimes – 1989.

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HEADLINES

  • 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

 

COMMUNITY SPORTS GALLERY

Want your photos and/or write-ups from Fairfield youth or recreational sports featured on Fairfield Patch? Add them to the Community Sports Gallery.

 

EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • Spooktacular: 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Ludlowe High School, free. "The String Spooktacular is a concert of “seasonal” music presented by the students in the Ludlowe High School Concert Orchestra.  It is geared especially for elementary and Middle School students.  The concert will begin at 6:30 and last 35 minutes."
  • Insight on Planning Trips: 7 p.m., Fairfield Woods Branch Library, free. "Susan Farewell, a travel concierge and long-time member of the travel media will provide insights, tips and recommendations on where to travel.  Her suggestions include great ideas for easy weekend getaways in the Northeast as well as bigger trips to Europe and beyond."
  • Bettye Lavette: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $45. "This is the moment - the record, the book, the culmination of a lifetime of near-triumphs. This is Bettye LaVette's triumphant year, her 50th in show business. "

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

 

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Adults and Children Together (ACT): 9 a.m., Sullivan Independence Hall (725 Old Post Road) second floor conference room ( agenda)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., Eunice Postol Recreation Center (75 Mill Plain Road) ( agenda)
  • W.P.C.A.: 7:30 p.m., Sullivan Independence Hall ( agenda)

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday:

  • Wednesday: "A chance of light rain before 3 p.m., then areas of drizzle. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."
  • Wednesday night: "Areas of drizzle. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind around 6 mph."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

  • Low tide: 1:28 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:15 a.m.
  • High tide: 7:37 a.m.
  • Low tide: 1:59 p.m.
  • Sunset: 5:58 p.m.
  • High tide: 8:05 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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