Fairfield Warde Highschool’s Flea Market

News and happenings for friends in fairfield:

Fairfield Warde will be having a PTA sponsored flea market.

The Fairfield Warde High School PTA has scheduled seven flea markets for this year, from April to October:

Sunday, April 23 (Rain-date: Sunday, April 30)
Sunday, May 21 (Rain-date: Sunday, May 28)
Sunday, June 18 (Rain-date: Sunday, June 25)
Sunday, July 16 (Rain-date: Sunday, July 23)
Sunday, August 20 (Rain-date: Sunday, August 27)
Sunday, September 17 (Rain-date: Sunday, September 24)
Sunday, October 15 (Rain-date: Sunday October 22)

The flea market will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM in the parking lot of Fairfield Warde High School, which is located at 755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield, CT

Information for vendors: You can begin setting up as early as 6 AM. We ask that you be ready for customers by 8am as we often have some early birds!

The vendor fee remains the same$25 for a space that would normally hold three cars, and $30 for a four car size space. You keep all the proceeds for selling your items.
There are no reservations for spaces as the flea market is first-come, first-served for vendors! We ask that you please do not leave space in between you and other vendors.
We will be collecting the flea market vendor fee between 9 AM – 10:00 AMand we ask that you be prepared for the collection at this time. We appreciate your assistance in advance with this.
When you leave, please clean up your entire area,  and dispose of any trash properly.
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Multi-Faith Vigil on Climate Change Action Sunday, TODAY, 4pm @ St Paul’s, 661 Old Post Rd, Ffld

Please join us on TODAY, Sunday, January 22nd 4pm at St Paul’s, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT for a candlelight vigil to support our efforts to mitigate the problems associated with climate change. This is a wonderful way to celebrate our community and our continued successful work towards a more sustainable Fairfield.  Come together as a  community to celebrate and support each other!
multifaithvigil_jan22_stpaul_661oldpostrdffldPlease help spread the word by sharing with your own religious organizations and friends.

Fairfield Launches Cutting Edge Solar Program Wednesday, 3/23, Sherman APR

fairfield-1024x341First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced on March 16, 2016 that the Town’s Clean Energy Task Force, in conjunction with Solarize Fairfield, is holding a free workshop for residents to learn if their house is good for solar on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Roger Sherman Elementary School, 250 Fern Street. At the workshop, residents can learn about the Solarize Fairfield program, be introduced to their solar installer, and hear about financing options.

photoThe Town of Fairfield has been selected to participate in a cutting-edge solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Solarize Fairfield is part of Solarize Connecticut, the ground breaking residential solar program that has been spearheaded by Connecticut’s Green Bank through a partnership with SmartPower. Solarize Connecticut has helped thousands of residents save money on energy bills through solar.

Solarize Fairfield is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the Town of Fairfield. Through a competitive selection process, Solarize Connecticut has selected All Green it Solar as their solar installer. All Green it Solar will provide all the solar installations in Fairfield in exchange for special discount pricing.

AllGreenItSolarSolarize Fairfield also offers residents access to special financing options that make going solar affordable with no upfront costs. SmartPower has partnered with Dividend Solar, a national solar financing company, to help qualified residents save money with the $0 down financing option. Other financing resources are available through Fairfield’s solar installer. To be eligible, residents must sign an installation contract by July 28, 2016.

ds_logoSolarize is an increasingly popular program that increases residential solar through a proven formula. It relies on an on-the-ground outreach campaign provided through the Town that helps educate consumers. The pre-selected solar installer means residents are getting the best possible price and equipment, specifically chosen for Fairfield residents, and, special financing makes going solar affordable.

“The Town of Fairfield is excited to bring Solarize Fairfield to our residents,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau. “Solar can be a very cost efficient way to meet your home’s electricity needs while also helping to reduce the damaging impact of fossil fuels on the environment. At the same time, the Solarize Fairfield program is specifically designed to make it very straightforward for our residents to learn more about solar and decide whether ‘going solar’ is right for your home. I encourage Fairfield homeowners to attend one of the public events over the next 18 weeks to learn about how you can use solar to take better control of your energy costs, as well as help safeguard our environment.”

“Connecticut is truly becoming a national leader in solar through the Solarize Connecticut program,” reported Brian Keane, President of SmartPower. “Working in partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank, we have been able to add more than 17 MWs of residential solar across the state, with over 2,000 households participating. We continue to see financing and the Solarize model bringing down the cost of solar and making it affordable for more and more homeowners throughout Connecticut.”

Homeowners who want to get started finding out if their home is conducive for solar can go directly to www.solarizect.com/Fairfield to “Get Started.” Information about other public events to help residents learn about the program will be posted on this site as those events are scheduled.   Residents who live in surrounding communities can also participate in Solarize by going to www.solarizeCT.com.

For more information about Solarize Fairfield, please visit www.solarizect.com/Fairfield, or contact Chamae Mejias at cmejias@smartpower.org.

2014 Arts Contest

bubbles-funny-300x246Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration Committee announces it’s first annual Arts Contest!

Sarah Magee, a Fairfield Ludlowe High School senior and student liaison to the Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration Committee, is chairing the committee for our first Arts Contest.  Sarah came up with up with idea and felt it would be a fun way to get more students interested and engaged with the topics of the environment and sustainability.

The theme of the contest is “I can make a difference by…” with the submission relating to the environment and/or sustainability.  The art categories for submission include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Arts are encouraged to submit their entries via email and/or upload to YouTube.  Information on each arts category and how to submit electronically are listed within the Rules on the Arts Contest page.  Boxes to submit physical copies are located at all Fairfield Public Schools, the Fairfield Public Library Main and Fairfield Woods branches and the Pequot Library.

ALL entrants will receive a coupon voucher from a Fairfield business along with an official Certificate of Participation.   Awards will be given to the top winners of each arts and age category.  ALL entries will be displayed at the Fairfield’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 held 10am-4pm at Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield, CT  06825.  An awards ceremony will be held on the main stage at 12:30pm.  All entries are expected to be retrieved at the event.  Any entries not picked up then will be held until May 30, 2014.

The deadline for the contest entries is March 31st.  The contest rules and  application are found on the Arts Contest tab at www.FairfieldEarthDay.org.