Fairfield Announces Purchase of Brick Project, and More


The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and First Breeder Brenda Kupchick announced a special brick-buying program to commemorate the chamber’s 75th anniversary.

The city and chamber are inviting local Fairfield businesses and organizations to be part of the downtown streetscape by purchasing a commemorative brick to celebrate the anniversary.

The organization turned 75 in 2021 but the effort was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bricks are tentatively scheduled to be installed in the fall.

Bricks purchased through the fundraiser will be used to spruce up and rebuild the semi-circle pocket park next to the Fairfield Public Library.

A commemorative brick can only be purchased from businesses and organizations that have addresses in Fairfield. They measure four inches by eight inches or eight inches by eight inches. Options include text only or text with a logo.

The deadline to purchase an engraved brick is August 15.

To visit https://fairfieldcchamber.comcall 203-255-1011 or email Beverly Balaz, President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, at Beverly@fairfieldctchamber.com for more information, pricing or to place an order.

Fairfield will hold a memorial service at sea

Veterans and members of the sea services – the United States Navy, Marines, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine – are invited to attend the annual Fairfield Sea Memorial Service and Ceremony at South Benson Marina at 10 a.m. on May 28.

The event will be hosted by Fairfield Veterans. It honors those lost or buried at sea while serving the United States. It will also commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Purple Heart.

Purple Heart recipients are invited to march in the First Division with Active Duty Military.

After the memorial ceremony, a procession of volunteer boats will retrieve the laid wreath from the waters, single file out of the creek, and lay the same wreath in the waters off Jennings Beach.

Captain Roger Crossland, USN Ret. will serve as the officer of the day. Former USN Radioman Second Class Dave Houle will serve as petty officer for the day.

The guest of honor will be Radioman First Class Carl Massaro who served aboard a Medium Landing Ship, Rockets, in the Battle of Okinawa, April 1 to June 22, 1945.

All persons wishing to honor members of the sea service and all veterans are welcome to attend, whether or not they belong to a veterans organization.

Active duty members are encouraged to attend in service dress with medals. Veterans are encouraged to wear at least one item of clothing or branding indicating their veteran status. Recent military personnel from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are especially welcome to attend in uniform. All supporters are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

Contact Captain Roger Crossland at 203-209-3850 or Limpet6@aol.com for more information.

Residence for assisted living selected as one of the best

Fairfield’s Sturges Ridge Assisted Living Community has been selected as one of the best in Connecticut by US News & World Report among more than 275 assisted living communities in Connecticut.

The Assisted Living community was also honored with the inaugural US News & World Report Assisted Living 2022-2023 Excellence Award.

Fairfield commemorates National Police Week

Fairfield Police Chief Robert Kalamaras and the Fairfield Police Department recently commemorated National Police Week and honored law enforcement officers across the United States.

Kalamaras, and the department also recently commemorated Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. It pays special recognition to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Fairfield police officers joined agencies across the country in flying its half-staff flags to honor officers who also gave their lives in service to their communities.

There were 617 deaths in the line of duty in the United States in 2021, of which 439 were attributed to COVID-19, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page to https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2021.

Stickers and passes are required at Fairfield beaches

Stickers and passes are now required at all Fairfield beaches.

Daily parking is only available at Jennings Beach and Penfield Beach. Weekdays are $40. Weekends and holidays are $50.

Residents can purchase a beach sticker from the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department for $25. Senior residents cost $10. Non-residents can purchase a beach sticker for Jennings and Penfield for $250.

Mohegan Lake season passes are $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

Fees can be paid at the beach gates at the time people visit.

Fees can only be paid by credit card.

To visit https://www.fairfieldct.org/fairfieldrecreation/ for more information.

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