Domenick Galluzzo, student at FLHS, winner, second place, 10th Anniversary Contest
WHY IS FAIRFIELD SPECIAL?
"Where’s that?” an outsider might wonder.
There’s a boring definition of it, and I won't waste time by giving a robotic response. So, allow me to go more in depth of what Fairfield really is and why it is unlike any other town.
Fairfield has much to offer and is full of sophistication. There are not one but two esteemed Universities here—Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. There is also a History Museum that holds art and many authentic artifacts that are important to the people who live here. The name of our state, Connecticut, comes from the Mohegan indian word “Quinnehtukqut.” That’s quite a mouthful.
During the revolutionary war, Fairfield was burned to the ground by British troops for helping the rebels. However, there are still houses from that era around, and that makes them even more special. History is alive here and that's an interesting aspect and another clue to what makes Fairfield great.
Another quality that makes living here great is our location on the map. Fairfield is right on Long Island Sound, which means the beaches are a perfect escape on hot summer days. You can play a game of volleyball, swim, and even grab some food at the snack shack for a fair price.
Or you can just take a long walk with a loved one. It is a quick train ride away from New York City—where you can catch dinner and a show, visit a museum, or attend a sporting event any time you want. The possibilities are endless. Like all of New England, we enjoy all four seasons and spend lots of time outdoors. There are a variety of restaurants, stores, and places to just hang out downtown.
I have many family ties and deep roots in this town, and that makes Fairfield even more special to me.
To read the first place winner entry and to see the winners of the photo contest click here