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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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; ...

  7. Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    WESTPORT, Conn. — She may be named for a stone, but this one gathers no moss.Opal the rescued pit bull mix was named the fastest dog at the Westport Dog Festival, winning a year’s supply of dog food and bragging rights for besting a field of more than 100 at the 2nd annual festival this month.“She just loves to run,” said Opal’s proud owner, Chelsea Massimin of Danbury. “She has run ...

  8. Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fascinating story of how refugees from the pogroms of Russian and Holocaust survivors figured into the state’s farming history are part of one Bridgeport filmmaker’s latest work to be aired on CPTV this month.Producing Director Frank Borres’ “Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut” airs at 8 p.m. May 25.Borres, the recently named president ...

  9. Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    BRiDGEPORT, Conn. — You may know the Park City was once the home of the Frisbee, Singer sewing machines and the very first Subway sandwich shop.But did you know there are still plenty of things being made in Bridgeport? Poppy’s Cheesecake — Owners Katie and Alex Ginis rely on their grandfather’s secret recipe and their dad’s deft touch in their Remer Street kitchen to turn out these ...

  10. Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It might not be “Iron Chef,” but eight budding Trumbull culinary artists will go head to head Thursday to make a sumptuous meal fit for — a howler monkey?The unusual cook off is part of the festivities for the grand opening at the Beardsley Zoo’s commissary, a new kitchen for the site’s 300 animals that will allow visitors a window on just what goes into an ...

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