Fairfield's Social Status: Restaurant Week, Gym Open House, 'Friend' the Library

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Fairfield Restaurant Week

Fairfield's first-ever Restaurant Week kicked off on Sunday on the heels of the state's annual Restaurant Week. First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Mark Barnhart, Director of Community and Economic Development (who spearheaded the week-long event) were seen enjoying the town's culinary delights:

"First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart celebrate the beginning of Fairfield Restaurant Week at The Chelsea with Bob Hojnacki and Bob Palermo of the Bank of Fairfield, one of the primary sponsors of the event. A great way to kick off the inaugural year of this week-long event."

"Like" Fairfield Restaurant Week on Facebook for menus and restaurant videos -- Restaurant Week ends on Saturday.


Fairfield Police Department

The Fairfield Police Department has posted crime statistics from the month of September for public viewing.

"September 2012 Crime/Call Statistics are back online! Go to www.fpdcops.com/crimestats. Updates on Arrest Information Coming Soon!"

"Like" the department on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@FPDCT) for breaking news, traffic updates, and more.


Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

Head over to the Stratfield Clubhouse this evening for Family Night!

"The Stratfield Clubhouse is hosting a Family Night tomorrow night (Thursday) from 5pm – 7pm. Bring the whole family for an evening of game room tournaments, open gym, arts & crafts, cooking activities and more! This is a great way for families of Wakeman members to join the fun their kids have every day and families of non-members to see all the fun they’ve been missing! Tour the Clubhouse, meet our staff, and learn more about our programs!"

Also, the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club will host an event on Halloween at its Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse (just over the border on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport):

"On Halloween our Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse will host a "Trunk or Treat" event in the Club’s parking lot from 4pm – 8pm! Instead of going from door to door, children will go from car trunk to car trunk to collect Halloween treats. Interested in participating? Dress up in a costume and bring your children to celebrate, donate candy for the event, or bring a decorated car to be one of the “Trunk or Treat” cars that evening! For more information or to register your car, email laura@wakemanclub.org."


Fairfield Green Food Guide

If you're looking to buy a pasture-raised or Heritage breed turkey from a local farm for Thanksgiving dinner, Fairfield Green Food Guide will keep you updated on which farms have sold out (like Millstone Farm in Wilton) and which places still have them in stock.

Here's a link to the Fairfield Green Food Guide's 2012 guide to local and Heritage turkeys.


Friends of the Fairfield Public Library

You can become a friend of the Fairfield Public Library during National Friends of Libraries Week - Oct. 21 - 27.  


The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will be celebrating the 7th annual National Friends of Libraries Week from October, 21-27, 2012, and encourage all Fairfield residents who are not already members of the Friends to join at this time.

In existence since 2003, The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the partnership between the Fairfield Public Library and the community, and advocating for quality library service for all of the people of the town of Fairfield.

The Friends manage the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library, where a new [free] exhibit is presented every 7-8 weeks, together with an opening reception featuring an intimate presentation by the artist(s) and the serving of light refreshments.

The Friends also sponsor the Library’s Soundwaves Concert Series – Sunday afternoon classical music concerts performed by the Lions Gate Trio in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, free of charge and open to the public.

Finally, The Friends have become the signature sponsor of the Fairfield Public Library’s One Book, One Town, community-wide read together program. Through this sponsorship, the Friends have enabled the Library to bring renowned and award-winning authors to Fairfield to participate in a forum of discussion, learning and thought.

Membership in the Friends is open to individuals, organizations, and businesses that value the services of the Fairfield Public Library.

To join the Friends, please visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/friends.htm."


Brenda Kupchick for State Representative

Brenda Kupchick, R-132, is running for re-election this year. She posted photos Wednesday of an early morning campaign stop to visit with commuters as they waited for the train to work:

"Hit the Train Station EARLY this morning to meet with my commuting constituents. I was overwhelmed by the positive response!! Thank you Dorothy and Alexa for helping out this morning! Stopped for egg sandwich at the Pine Creek Deli and hung out with the Breakfast Crew! Great group of long time Fairfielders, not retired meet there every morning. Lot of laughs, and not surprised, many of them grew up with my Dad."

To keep up with the campaigns around town, "like" Kupchick's page as well as the pages for the Fairfield Republican Town Committee, the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee, and other candidates: Sue Brand for State Rep., Kim Fawcett, Chris DeSanctis, Heather Dean for 134th CT State Representative, and Tony Hwang.   


Fairfield University Bookstore

The Fairfield University Bookstore regularly hosts aspiring artists and writers -- on Friday, poet Colin Halloran will talk about his new collection:

"Attention all poets! Colin Halloran will be launching his new collection SHORTLY THEREAFTER here in our store Friday evening October 19 at 7:00 PM- don't miss this emerging young writer!"


Ozone Fitness Training Center

The Commerce Drive facility -- which opened in September -- will hold an open house on Saturday:

"Come check out our fitness training center this Saturday from 11-3. We are kicking off our Open House with a complimentary Boot Camp Class at 9:30. Call today to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Come meet the first selectman - Mike Tetreau at 12:15 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony. We have class demonstrations, fitness assessments, athletic training demonstrations. Meet our trainers."

Ozone was featured on Patch this week – click here for the story.


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