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War Horse (PG-13) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:10pm, 7:25pm The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13) 1/02 & 1/05: 8:05pm The Darkest Hour 2D (PG-13) 1/02 & 1/05: 5:10pm We Bought a Zoo (PG) 12/30 & 1/01: 10:15am, 1:05pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, (9:35pm) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:20pm, 7:35pm
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:40pm, 7:45pm The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:00pm, 7:20pm Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) 1/02 & 1/05: 7:00pm Adventures of Tintin 2D (PG) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:30pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 1/02 & 1/05: 4:50pm, 7:10pm
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13) 1/02 & 1/05: 5:00pm, 7:55pm
January 3, 2012 - The “Times”
Door Prizes & Auction Items Needed
The Chamber of Commerce
is excited to announce that its Annual Banquet will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m., held at The Depot X. Please make arrangements
for your business to attend as the Chamber will be ringing in a new year with a new Board of Directors and thanking those that have served the past three years. The Chamber will also
recognize Business, Citizen, Organization, Teacher and Student of the Year. This will be a memorable event, and you don’t want to miss out on this great networking opportunity! There will be a live auction and door prizes as well. This is a great opportunity
to promote your business to an audience of 200+ people that live and shop in Fairfield. If your business is interested
in donating an item for the auction or a door prize, please contact Cheryl Cockerell at 903-389-5792. The next planning meeting
is on Wednesday, January 4th. Chamber officers would like to have an idea of how many items will be donated.
Regional Premiere Honors The Military! Artisan Center Theater opens
its 10th Season of family-friendly theater with the regional pre- miere of ALL HANDS ON DECK at its 150 seat theater-in-the- round. The theater is located in the historic Belaire Plaza at 420 East Pipeline Road. The daytime box office is located at 418 East Pipeline Road. The show runs Monday January 2 through Satur- day January 28, 2012. Performances are at 7:30pm
on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3 pm matinees on Saturdays 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28/2012. Reserved seat- ing tickets are $18.00 for adults, $16.00 for students and seniors, and $9.00 for children 12 and under. Monday through Thurs- day tickets are $14.00. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at http://www. ArtisanCT.com
ALL HANDS ON DECK! honors
Veterans and celebrates AMER- ICA!
The show is a new, two-act
revue performed by four charis- matic singer/dancer/comics and a live orchestra featuring the songs, dances, and laughs that America has loved since the ‘40s. It boasts over 40 classic Big Band hits in original arrangements all packaged in a fun-filled, true- to-life reproduction of the kind of USO show Bob Hope and Jack Benn would have taken to the troops: classic humor and great music from those special days of road shows, war-bond drives, and radio broadcasts. ALL HANDS ON DECK is written
and directed by Jody Madaras and is a regional premiere. Musical Highlights include: Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Atchi- son Topeka And The Santa Fe, i’m in The Mood For love,
Pennsylvania Polka, i’ll never Smile Again, Any Bonds Today?, Don’t Fence Me in, America The Beautiful, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Thanks For The Memory and a powerful Military Medley.
Goodbye To A Companion
As we said good-bye to 2011, we also said good-bye to a dear companion. Always loyal, he never complained. Perhaps, that is why we did not realize he had been poisoned until it was too late. The vet said it was rat poisoning. We have to believe that
the dog got into something and that no one would purposely destroy him in such a cruel fashion. I don’t want to dwell on the end but celebrate the life of Munchkin, a medium sized black partial lab. He came to us as most animals come into homes - our grand- daughter, ten at the time, begged for a puppy. Of course, she would take care of it. As the puppy got bigger, Papa became his owner and caretaker. We actually got two puppies from the same litter. The other, Charmin, was heavier and white. Mick kept them in a pen, but Munchkin soon learned how to crawl out of that fence. Charmin could not get his heavy bulk over it and was often confined alone. In February 2009, the house burned. Charmin learned very quickly how to get out of that fence. He was nowhere to be found as the fire consumed everything. However, the next day, he returned and appeared to be okay.
He must have taken in too much smoke in his lungs, because we found him dead in just a few days. Munchkin guarded over the rubble as we quickly recovered our lives in the weeks that followed. By the end of May, we were in a new house. Much to our delight, for weeks Munchkin would deposit some burned item on the front lawn that he had apparently buried and was now giving to us. He would only gift us one item at a time, usually daily. It was amazing how many weeks the treasures kept coming. Mick didn’t have the heart to pen him up after the fire. How- ever, he stayed around the house, never venturing very far. His only excursions were to “lead us out” of the 500 foot driveway every time we left the house. As appears to be common in the country, Munchkin had two
new friends that came for extended stays. We believe one lives a mile or so away, but the other most likely was dropped off by an owner who no longer wanted him. The trio did begin to wonder away from the property, often venturing farther that we wanted Munchkin to go. Mick and Munchkin spent many hours playing and roughhous- ing together. “You Old Hound,” Mick would call him. Munchkin could be maddening at times. He chewed the
wood off the porch chairs. I fixed them with wood putty and repainted them, but he simply destroyed them again. When I bought red outdoor cushions for the chairs and swing
on the porch, he quickly took them over. No one wanted to sit in seats that smelled like dog! I often complained to Mick that he needed to gate the porch
so the dog could not get on it. Of course, that never hap- pened. After days of tests and treatments, the vet informed us that
his kidneys were not functioning, and there was only one thing left to do. Good-bye, You Old Hound; we will miss you.
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