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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 100+ Women Make A Huge Impact In Fairfield County — One Check At A Time

    100+ Women Make A Huge Impact In Fairfield County — 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Diver From Bridgeport Will Reveal Secrets From The Deep At Scuba Seminar

    Diver From Bridgeport Will Reveal Secrets From The Deep At Scuba Seminar

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Anyone who thinks scuba diving is a sport best done in Aruba or along the Great Barrier Reef should have a little chat with Denis Habza.Scuba certified since 2006, the Black Rock resident has made a side career of hunting through the dark depths of Long Island Sound, creating fascinating videos for a growing audience of landlubbers who want to know just what’s ...

  7. Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — The folks at Jones Family Farms have decided to welcome spring a little early, opening the doors to their award-winning winery this Friday, a month ahead of tradition.Located in a renovated historic dairy barn, the Jones Winery Tasting Room will be offering tastings of an assortment of their wines on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It will be ...

  8. Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport startup hopes that today is the day it becomes the first-ever Artificial Intelligence application in history to be 100 percent funded within 24 hours. At 12:01 a.m., HelpGrowUSA, which is run out of a former firehouse on Clarence Street, officially launched its Kickstarter page seeking $15,000 for the project. “Our goal is pioneering how AI will grow ...

  9. Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Old Navy customer had some explaining to do Saturday after he walked out of the Black Rock Turnpike store with his purchases— and one of the store’s dog mannequins, Fairfield police said.Officers were called to the store after the 30-year-old Beach Road man, a known customer to store staff, left with the plastic pooch shortly before 3 p.m.After finding the man’s ...

  10. Teen Guitar Phenom Joins Forces With Legendary Soul Musician From Danbury

    Teen Guitar Phenom Joins Forces With Legendary Soul Musician From Danbury

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Esteemed music critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts once called Grayson Hugh “the greatest singer-songwriter you just may not have heard.”You can change that March 11 when the acclaimed Danbury-based musician and his band, The Moon Hawks, and Redding teenage guitar phenom Bobby Paltauf bring their Rock & Soul Explosion to the Fairfield Theatre Company. ...

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