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Red, White & Brew is BACK!

It’s been three years — we all know why — but the 10th Red, White & Brew will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5- 7 p.m. As always, we promise a wonderful night of sipping wines and craft beers, while nibbling on cheese and crackers. Every cent of the proceeds benefits the Fairfield Foundation For Education, a nonprofit that provides professional educators with funding for programs that enrich the curriculum and stimulate creative learning opportunities.

The night features:

  • The main event, a wine and beer tasting organized by Kindred Spirits!
  • A silent auction and cheese and goodies to nibble between sips.

Join us at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield.

Tickets are $35 each, and don’t forget a portion of your sale is tax-deductible.

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Honor an Educator

Honor an Educator is a way to privately and publicly honor your child’s favorite teacher(s). The teacher gets a certificate that is suitable for framing and the school’s principal receives notification that the teacher has been honored. The teacher’s name is also placed in the honor roll on this website, a tribute that remains forever.

If teachers have been honored before, their names are included in the list in bold with an asterisk.

Donations start at $25 — it’s up to you to decide how much you want to donate. All money contributed to the Fairfield Foundation for Education, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is put into grants that teachers annually apply for, all with the sole purpose of bringing innovative programs to our public school children.

Click HERE for more information and the form to Honor an Educator!


George Markley, our friend

George Jeffrey Markley left us Nov. 2, but his long and storied legacy at the Fairfield Foundation for Education will remain for decades. Like everything else in his beloved Fairfield, he loved our foundation and worked tirelessly to ensure it will remain strong forever.

George, you will be missed but will always remain in our hearts as we strive to accomplish the work you always took on, with never a complaint. Instead, your can-do attitude, complete with a big smile is what we can all hope to emulate.

FFE’s Honor an Educator program was just one of George’s brilliant ideas to raise funds for this organization, but one he tirelessly championed because he felt we can never do enough to honor the individuals who stimulate our children’s innate curiosity, foster their academic growth and encourage them to become responsible citizens of the world.

That latter attribute is exactly how George lived his life. We offer our sincere condolences to our friend, Chris, who worked at every Fairfield Foundation for Education event right next to her George, his children, Rabbi Todd and Michele Markley, grandchildren, Mia and Adam, and brother, Milan.