Community Postings: Artists honored, An all-star athlete...
Published 11:38 am, Friday, July 14, 2017
Two Fairfield residents were among the winners of the Marine & Coastal Exhibit at the Rowayton Arts Center. Award-winning artist and instructor William Duffy selected the winners from almost 80 entries.
Kim Romero, of Southport, took home a second-place award mention for her acrylic “Beachside.”
For “Transcience 14,” Bevi Bullwinkel, of Fairfield, won second place in the mixed media, prints, drawings and pastels category.
Thirty-six student-athletes from Eastern Connecticut State University qualified for the Little East Conference All-Academic Team in the spring semester, including one Fairfield native. Eastern’s total was the third-highest among the eight LEC schools.
Among the qualifiers was Nicholas Fernandes, a member of the class of 2017 majoring in social work. Fernandes plays on the lacrosse team at the school in Willimantic.
In order to qualify for the team, student-athletes must have achieved sophomore academic and athletic status with cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.3.
Three Fairfield natives made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list if their term grade-point average is greater than or equal to 3.4; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F;” and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Southport’s historic heritage is the focus of a walking tour set for July 22 at 9:30 a.m. starting from the steps outside Pequot Library, a landmark building constructed in 1887.
The walking tour, sponsored by the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and the Fairfield Museum and History Center, is open to the first 30 adults who sign up in advance at the Museum’s website, fairfieldhistory.org/event/southport-walking-tour.
The walking tour — $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members — covers about 1.4 miles and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
Walter Matis, the program and volunteer coordinator for the Fairfield Museum, will narrate the tour, which will touch upon the Native American tribal history, the colonial period, the war of 1812, the golden era of the Southport Globe onion boom, the implications of the arrival of the steamship, railroad and streetcar, notable residents and other topics.
Starting from the lawn at the library, the guided walk and talk will proceed south down Westway Road to Harbor Road to Ye Yacht Yard, back along Harbor Road to Main Street, to Southport Center at Pequot Avenue and then back to the Pequot Library.
As the history walk coincides with the library’s annual summer book sale, there is limited parking at the building but additional space is available at nearby churches, along streets and at Southport train station.
Avery Ford, of Fairfield, was one of 29 students from the class of 2017 at Southern Vermont College to benefit from the Federal TRiO Programs, the federal outreach and student service support program which provides services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO programs are overseen by the U.S. Department of Education targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities.