Five Fairfield natives are starting college at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Members of the class of 2020 include Ryan O'Shea, whose major is interdisciplinary liberal studies, Megan Dowling, whose major is marketing, Catherine Falvey, whose major is media arts and design, Shayne Power, whose major is sport and recreation management, and Monique LaFlamme, whose major is undeclared.

B.good’s 1-year anniversary

B.good, a fast-casual restaurant business dedicated to making and serving real food, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in downtown Fairfield.

Owners Steve and Molli Hourihan of Southport opened the New England-based restaurant franchise after learning about the company’s plan to expand to their own backyard. As longtime fans of b.good in Massachusetts, the couple jumped on the opportunity to bring wholesome food to their community and try to make a difference in their own neighborhood.

Just in time for the school year, b.good will be offering free kids meals every night in September, one with each purchase of a regular-sized entrée. Simply visit the restaurant at 1460 Post Road from 5 to 9 p.m. to redeem the offer.

Honey bees’ legacy

In early August, 12 members of the Fairfield Garden Club extracted and jarred honey from local honey bees. The Fairfield Museum Shop is selling jars of the raw honey, which was produced by the bees at the Ogden House, a 1750 farmhouse that provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class colonial family.

The jars of Ogden House Honey are only available while the extremely limited supplies last. The bees have done their job and won’t make a new batch until next year. The Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the museum and children under 5 years of age are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit

To learn more about how the honey is made, stop by the Ogden House on Honey Day, Sept. 25 from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can learn about the honey bees, enjoy sun tea and refreshments and get a tour of the Ogden House Colonial Kitchen Garden, an 18th century style kitchen garden that was planned, planted and maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. Honey Day also features family-friendly crafts and tours of the historic saltbox home led by museum docents. Honey day is free for members of the Fairfield Museum. For non-members, the cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for children 5 and under. Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road in Fairfield.

Blue Mass

The Annual Diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and first responders will be held on Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. A reception immediately following Mass will be held in the St. Thomas Parish Center on the parish grounds.

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the main celebrant along with diocesan priests who serve as police and fire chaplains in Fairfield County. Fr. Charles Allen, special assistant to the president of Fairfield University, is serving as chairman of the event. The Fairfield County Councils and Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the Mass again this year.

Law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel of all faiths in Fairfield County, along with members of the general public, are invited to attend the Mass and reception.

The Blue Mass takes its name from the blue uniforms worn by police, fire and emergency services personnel. Founded by Bishop William E. Lori, the Blue Mass was initiated to celebrate the life and heroism of those who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Each year awards are presented to individual local police, fire and first responders for acts of heroism and public service.

For more information, contact Janet Davis at 203-416-1636 or

50th Ludlow reunion

Members of the Roger Ludlowe High School Class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th class reunion on Oct. 1 at the Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield. For information and more details, go to the Roger Ludlowe High School 50th Reunion Page on Facebook or email The reunion will be from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The price will be $65 per person for a buffet dinner with a DJ and cash bar.