Residents receive the Fairfield Citizens Award

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Fairfield residents Jean Bowler won first place for her painting, “Waves Kiss the Shore” and Christina Tugeau won third place for her painting, “Under the Apple Tree” in the Big and Small.

The show runs through July 24 at the Rowayton Arts Center, located at 145 Rowayton Ave. in Norwalk. The gallery is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The all-media exhibition presents works of art by exhibiting members of the arts center who are tall, between 40 and 60 inches, or as short, 12 inches and under.


For more information, visit . https://rowaytonarts.org.

SHU professors receive the academic award

Daniel Rober and David Thomson are the 2022 recipients of Sacred Heart University’s annual Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program.

Each year, the Naclerio program provides scholarships of $12,500 to fund research over the next academic year. The Naclerio family established the program to support faculty research expected to make significant contributions to the recipients’ field of study, with a secondary goal for faculty to submit their findings for publication.

Rober intends to research the relationship between Catholic higher education and the church, and the larger cultural context, particularly in the United States.

Rober is the assistant director of the Thomas More Honors program at the school and an associate professor of Catholic studies at the school.

Thomson’s articles, and the following book, will explore how states previously used debt to advance slavery and the elimination of Native Americans in addition to internal improvements, and how default on bonds had consequences that stretched beyond the borders of the Antebellum states.

Thomson is an associate professor in the school’s history department and specializes in Civil War-era United States history.

Registration open for Bike the Beach/Hike the Beach

Registration is now open for the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport’s annual Bike the Beach/Hike the Beach event, to be held in Jennings Beach on September 18th.

Registration is open at https://www.bikethebeach.com/rider_registration.htm.

Riders can enjoy a challenging tour or a more leisurely family ride by selecting one of four well-marked rides of varying lengths along the Connecticut coast. The lengths are 10, 20, 45 or 62 miles, or a 5 km fitness walk.

The event is the club’s signature fundraiser.

All money raised at the event is used to support people with disabilities, either directly through the club’s volunteer programs or in partnership with local non-profit organizations including the Kennedy Center, Inc. at Trumbull.

The club was founded in 1921.

The Pequot Library will hold a summer book sale

The Pequot Library will hold its summer book sale July 22-26.

The library is located at 720 Pequot Ave. at Southport.

The event is considered one of New England’s largest book sales with over 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, records and specials.

Visit https://www.pequotlibrary.org for more information and schedule.

Fairfield Police Sunset 5K planned

The fourth annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K race will be held at 6 p.m. on July 20 at Penfield Beach in Fairfield.

There will be a food truck rodeo after the event.

Everyone is welcome. Participants will be able to run, walk or simply cheer on the participants.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund and the Fairfield Police Foundation.

Visit https://runsignup.com for more information on signing up or to consider sponsorship.

Albertus Magnus College, Fairfield U. Announce Partnership

Fairfield University and Albertus Magnus College announced a new partnership, where Albertus students can earn a second bachelor’s degree in nursing with an additional 15 months of study to address the nursing shortage.

Albertus Magnus College students who wish to apply would obtain a bachelor’s degree and complete the required courses at the school to be eligible for admission.

The deadline for the first group of candidates to apply is December 1.

Three residents receive the Fairfield Citizens Award

Ginna Paules, Debbie Clancy and Norma Peterson received the Fairfield Citizens Award.

They are members of the community, who are considered to have gone above and beyond as administrative members of the Fairfield Juvenile Review Board since its inception, according to Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda L. Kupchick’s newsletter update.

Paules, Clancy and Peterson were named by Fairfield Police Detective Beth Leetch.

Leetch acknowledges their dedicated volunteer work where they successfully lead Fairfield youth away from the juvenile justice system.

Kupchick thanked the three members for their service in making the community a better place.

Operation Hope pantry available

The Operation Hope Pantry is available to serve all residents of Fairfield, especially those struggling to make ends meet.

The pantry is open at 636 Old Post Road in Fairfield from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

Free Narcan training open to all community members

Fairfield American Medical Response offers free Narcan training.

The training is open to all members of the community.

Each registered participant 18 years of age or older will receive a free Opioid Overdose Reversal Kit.

Training is in-person at the Fairfield Woods branch library from 6-7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.

The Fairfield CARES Community Coalition and regional behavioral health action organization The Hub are also participating in the training.

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