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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Westport?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Westport?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Westport

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Westport

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  3. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  4. Uberti's Fish Market Lures In Loyal Customers In Stratford

    Uberti's Fish Market Lures In Loyal Customers In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Uberti's Fish Market of Stratford has been selling fresh fish and serving up a full menu of delights from the sea for two decades now, and Rob Uberti has taken the reins from his father.Rob Uberti told Daily Voice that his father, Bob, opened the shop in 1996, having had an earlier location in Milford, in the early '80s.Now the Stratford store is entirely in Rob's ...

  5. New Canaan's Grace Farms Offers Holiday Fun, Opportunities To Give Back

    New Canaan's Grace Farms Offers Holiday Fun, Opportunities To Give Back

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Grace Farms is offering an array of opportunities for the public to serve the community during the holiday season, with its "Christmas Joy at the River" schedule from Dec. 10-23.The seasonal programs will offer people a contemplative space and a taste of the Christmas season through music -- both traditional holiday music and jazz -- readings and preparing ...

  6. Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, and Connecticut residents should consider really taking the theme to heart. On Wednesday, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub released its "2016's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud" -- and Connecticut has more identity-theft complaints per person than any ...

  7. Fairfield University Appoints First Woman As Interim President

    Fairfield University Appoints First Woman As Interim President

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. --  Fairfield University announced Thursday that it's appointing Dr. Lynn Babington -- currently provost and senior VP for Academic Affairs for the university -- as interim president. Babington will be the first layperson and female to be appointed interim president of Fairfield University. She'll step into the role on Jan. 1, and the appointment lasts until June ...

  8. Get Into The Christmas Spirit With Ridgefield's 'Living Nativity'

    Get Into The Christmas Spirit With Ridgefield's 'Living Nativity'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Watch the Christmas story unfold before your eyes through a "Living Nativity," presented by the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 2, during Ridgefield's Holiday Stroll.All are invited to the 7 p.m. performance. As in past years, Jesse Lee is partnering with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church to present the Living Nativity on the front ...

  9. Weston Town Administrator Demands DOT Stop Overnight Road Construction

    Weston Town Administrator Demands DOT Stop Overnight Road Construction

    WESTON, Conn. -- Construction on the Weston Road project is actively underway, but it hit a snag right off the bat, as overnight construction — intended to speed the project along and minimize traffic disruption — drew complaints and then intervention by Weston's town administrator."They quit the night work at my insistence," Town Administrator Tom Landry told Daily Voice on ...

  10. Former Westporter Returns Home To Promote 'Startling' Debut YA Novel

    Former Westporter Returns Home To Promote 'Startling' Debut YA Novel

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Robert Wilder -- a former Westport resident and author of the irreverent "Tales from the Teachers' Lounge" and "Daddy Needs a Drink" -- will discuss his newest novel, "Nickel," at the Westport Library on Thursday."Nickel" is Wilder's first young adult novel. Augusten Burroughs, the New York Times best-selling author of ...

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