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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Pick-Your-Own Fruit Fans Cheer Start Of Strawberry Season In Shelton

    Pick-Your-Own Fruit Fans Cheer Start Of Strawberry Season In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Puffy white clouds drifted over picturesque Pumpkinseed Hill, making Wednesday a perfect opening day for pick-your-own strawberries at Jones Family Farm.The farm had planned on opening Thursday, but the conditions were, er, ripe a day earlier and in-the-know families and fruit lovers flocked to the fields, picking boxes and baskets in hand.Barring bad weather, the farm ...

  2. Just For Laughs: New Comedy Club Brings Top Stand-Ups To Fairfield

    Just For Laughs: New Comedy Club Brings Top Stand-Ups To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Could you use a good laugh?After tickets sold out for its first two weeks, the newly opened Fairfield Comedy Club just announced it will present not one, but two shows each Saturday night.Located at the recently renovated Fairfield Circle Inn, 417 Post Road, the club is bringing Connecticut and New York standups — many who’ve appeared on late night talk shows, HBO and ...

  3. Sanctuary Cities Defined, Debated At Fairfield Forum This Week

    Sanctuary Cities Defined, Debated At Fairfield Forum This Week

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With the recent terror attacks and debate on travel bans and undocumented residents in the news, Fairfield Standing United will host a timely forum on sanctuary cities Thursday.“Sanctuary City: What It Isn’t and Why Fairfield Should Care” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 8, at Fairfield Public Library’s Rotary Room, 1080 Old Post Road.The event is free and ...

  4. Curtain Up: Fairfield's Quick Center Announces New Season Of The Arts

    Curtain Up: Fairfield's Quick Center Announces New Season Of The Arts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A chat with actor Mark Ruffalo, a bracing performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company and a few yuletide tunes with musical marrieds John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky.Those are some of the highlights of the just-announced 2017-18 season at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts.The 27th season opens with the first evening of Open VISIONS Forum, a popular ...

  5. Drop And Give Me 50: Push-Up Challenge Supports Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

    Drop And Give Me 50: Push-Up Challenge Supports Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

    WESTPORT, Conn. — How many push-ups do you think you can do in an hour?Find out — and support a good cause — this Sunday, June 4, at the 8th annual Push Against Cancer for Kids, a fundraiser for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.Hosted by the Westport Police Department and Mental Grit Fitness of Fairfield County, the event encourages individuals and teams from across the state to test ...

  6. Colon, Kry Headline Fairfield Concert Fundraiser For Trumbull Tot

    Colon, Kry Headline Fairfield Concert Fundraiser For Trumbull Tot

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — “The Voice” winner Javier Colon and Connecticut-born recording artist April Kry will perform at a Fairfield fundraiser for a Trumbull toddler battling a rare disorder.Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s benefit at the Gaelic-American Club, but supporters can still make donations to help 1-year-old Cameron “Cam” Simpson and his family find a cure for Alternating ...

  7. Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Animal lovers — and those who fancy wine, beer and a little nosh — will converge on Beardsley Zoo June 3 for the annual Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari.The benefit, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., features tasty treats from a slew of local eateries, an 80-item silent auction and live tunes by the Fake ID Band on stage at the Peacock Pavilion.“This event sells out ...

  8. Historic Slave Ship Sails Into Bridgeport Seaport

    Historic Slave Ship Sails Into Bridgeport Seaport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A replica of the 19th-century slave ship the Amistad will drop anchor in Black Rock Harbor today, bringing with it a world of educational opportunities on history and social issues that still resonate today.Built in Connecticut and launched from Mystic in 2000, the Amistad will be at Captain’s Cove Seaport through June 14 for school groups and residents who wish to ...

  9. Destination Bridgeport: Barnum Festival Is Fixture Of Seaside Staycation

    Destination Bridgeport: Barnum Festival Is Fixture Of Seaside Staycation

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Got a few extra vacation days lyin’ around? Looking to ditch the traffic jams and really kick back for a relaxing long weekend?Why not spend a fun-filled summer staycation right here in the greater Bridgeport area?The Park City is the perfect place to start, especially this month with the 2017 Barnum Festival in full swing. Many events make up the annual tribute to ...

  10. Yankee Doodle Fair Coming To Town In Westport

    Yankee Doodle Fair Coming To Town In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Carnival rides, a food court, touch-a-boat and a psychic will all be part of the fun at the annual Yankee Doodle Fair planned for June 15 to 18 in Westport.Sponsored by the Westport Woman’s Club, the fair features pay-one-price for unlimited ride wristbands available each day at the 44 Imperial Ave. site. Admission is free.Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; ...

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