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A Triumphant End–Regional Hospice and pediatric care

Chelsea Wheeler was a special girl, something goosebumps confirmed as we talked in 2013 about her dream of becoming a chef—both inspiring and heart-wrenching. Chelsea, then ten, was unable to eat, relying on an IV for nutrition as she and… Read More

Tied With a Bow–The Trials of Wrapping Gifts

It’s deeply embarrassing, but no one in my immediate family can decently wrap a gift. It’s much worse than mere bungling; it’s awful, including reusing last year’s wrapping paper because I’m thrifty and don’t Brits do this? I believe this… Read More

Casting a Spell–Working with composer Stephen Schwartz on Godspell

(Photo: Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz (left) and ACT artistic director Daniel C. Levine at the ACT office.) You arrive at ACT of CT, and a smiling usher shows you to your seat. House lights dim, and the show… Read More

The Secret Biennial Tiger Hollow House Tour

It’s as tightly guarded as the Academy Award winners and the recipe for Coke—what houses are on this year’s Tiger Hollow Holiday House Tour. Six homes—resplendent in holiday décor—will be open to ticketholders on Friday, December 6. This biennial… Read More

What’s the deal with the blue tree on Wilton Road West?

Mimi and David van Wees and four children live in a beautiful blue classic home, where Main Street becomes Wilton Road West. When they bought the house in 2004, this birch tree was growing close to the house. Says David:… Read More