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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. Custom Meats Is Moo-ving Into Fairfield

    Custom Meats Is Moo-ving Into Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With more and more Americans paying attention to the quality of their food sources, Custom Meats has announced it will open a store in Fairfield next month.Located at 1903 Post Road — next to Isabelle et Vincent bakery — the shop will be the only 100 percent locally sourced, traditional whole animal butchery in Connecticut serving organic, non-GMO, nitrate-free, fresh ...

  2. Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Comes To Roost In Fairfield

    Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Comes To Roost In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — To paraphrase Tennyson, it’s nearly spring when a homeowner’s fancy turns to — the backyard.Which is why it’s the perfect time for Chris Petherick and Sue Shunta to open their Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, a new Black Rock Turnpike outpost for everything you need to make your feathered friends feel welcome.“The whole backyard is what we’re after. Helping people ...

  3. Patrons Get The Vapors At Kure Of Bridgeport

    Patrons Get The Vapors At Kure Of Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Glancing at the menu at Kure, you might think you were in a dessert-centric restaurant.Where else would you find NY Cheesecake, Kandy Kane and Cherries Gone Wild?But Kure is offering a different kind of indulgence: It’s a vaporium and lounge, giving smokers and those just looking for a relaxing, social experience a place to converge.Part of a company that’s centered ...

  4. Fairfield Third-Grader's Memory Endures At St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

    Fairfield Third-Grader's Memory Endures At St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In March 2010, Fairfield third-grader Teddy Gerber shaved his dad’s head as part of the annual St. Baldrick’s event at Osborn Hill School to raise money for children’s cancer research.Less than six months later, Teddy, who had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer, passed away at the age of 9.Teddy’s family and friends will gather to ...

  5. This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Hit The Beach Along The Sound

    This Is March? Kitesurfers, Birdwatchers Hit The Beach Along The Sound

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Is it warm enough for you?It was for these kitesurfers who were zipping along the shoreline at Stratford’s Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon.With temperatures climbing into the 50s under sunny skies, several surfers suited up and jumped right in, braving water temperatures that were closer to 40 degrees.Others decided to lunch al fresco along the Lordship seawall or ...

  6. Craving A Cruller? Donut Crazy Is Rolling Into Westport Train Station Soon

    Craving A Cruller? Donut Crazy Is Rolling Into Westport Train Station Soon

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Donut Crazy, purveyors of the go-big-or-go-home style of creative donut-making, are expected to open their fifth location at the Westport train station later this month.With tantalizing flavors such as chocolate toasted coconut, Nutella and maple bacon, the popular eatery boasts four other locations: 3690 Main St., Stratford; 785 River Road, Shelton; 2992 Fairfield ...

  7. What's Cookin'? The Pantry of Fairfield Celebrates 15 Years Of Yum

    What's Cookin'? The Pantry of Fairfield Celebrates 15 Years Of Yum

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Pantry, one of Fairfield’s favorite stops for gourmet goodies and prepared meals, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week.Patrons can mosey on over for snacks and celebration starting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10.Located at 1580 Post Road, The Pantry was opened by a collaboration of chefs and food lovers hoping to create a bustling marketplace featuring ...

  8. 100+ Women Make A Huge Impact In Darien — One Check At A Time

    100+ Women Make A Huge Impact In Darien — One Check At A Time

    WILTON, Conn. — As a busy stepmom who works full time, Beth Kisielius of Wilton doesn’t have a lot of time to volunteer at the charities she cares about deeply.But she has found a way to have a huge impact — with the click of a pen.Two years ago, Kisielius and Westport resident Tracy Yost founded 100+ Women Who Care, a group of women who have raised $58,000 for eight Fairfield County ...

  9. Reviving Vinyl: WPKN's Music Mash Spins Into Downtown Bridgeport

    Reviving Vinyl: WPKN's Music Mash Spins Into Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s that time again, vinyl lovers.Time for Music Mash ’17, WPKN 89.5-FM’s annual record fair. It's expected to bring an estimated 50 dealers peddling records, CDs, collectible posters and memorabilia to downtown Bridgeport’s Read’s Artspace building on Saturday, March 4.“Our first event back in 2013 at what today is The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company was a ...

  10. There's Nothing Abstract About The Generosity Of This Westport Artist

    There's Nothing Abstract About The Generosity Of This Westport Artist

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Artist Bethany Brooke loves to paint — and she loves giving back to her community.The Westport mom of three recently found a way to combine her passions by giving a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her Abstract creations to Al’s Angels, a Fairfield-based nonprofit that helps children and families in need.“I want people to appreciate its beauty,” she said of her ...

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