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November-December 2011

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In This Issue

Talking Turkey

Trying to explain Thanksiving to a visitor from the Czech Republic.

South of the Border

For authentic Mexican and South American cuisine and a lively ambience, head to Bodega, tucked away in Heritage Square.

Ulla La

Taylor Made

She was gorgeous, kind, talented, and in 1947 at the age of 15, Elizabeth Taylor visited with her Uncle Jack Taylor and Aunt “Chubby” in Fairfield. There, she fished for crabs with a neighboring teenager on Pine Creek, an estuary that flows into Long Island Sound.

Face Off

College Try

As high-school seniors, they browsed college catalogs, and with minimal input from parents and school guidance counselors, filled out applications, dropped them at the post office, and waited for fat envelopes to return. But that was the dark ages, as kids going off to college now refer to their parents’ high-school years. Today, getting into college has become so competitive that what could be an exciting journey has turned into a marathon stress test.

Full Cycle

Always in search of the next great adventure, recent college graduates and Fairfield natives Joe Ruscito and Lucas Gubinski decided to embark on a journey of a lifetime—peddling 4,300 miles from San Francisco to Fairfield.

Silent Giant

Known for making everything from lightbulbs to turbojet engines, GE has over $150 billion in annual revenue and operations all over the world. But in Fairfield, where it employs about 500 people at the 60-acre site of its global headquarters, the company is known for taking a low-profile approach to community relations.

Open Door Policy

Isabelle et Vincent is a quintessential French—make that Alsatian—bakery on the Post Road that is every bit as alluring as an Édith Piaf love song.

Home Girls

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