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Special Helen–102 years and faithfully strong

Helen Donnelly vividly recalls Christmases past; not how people celebrated this most special holiday in the 1950s or 1940s. But back, way back, when she was a little girl growing up in Southington in the early 1920s. Donnelly, now 102… Read More

Webb’s Wines– Expert advice

“Everyone’s drinking Sancerre these days and it’s become pricey. You should try this Menetou-Salon from Domaine Henry Pellé instead. It’s from the same region in the Loire as Sancerre, and its wines are just as delicious, but for much less… Read More

RSVP’s Two-Man Show–They cook, you eat. That’s it.

“I’m sorry but we’re booked every Saturday through Christmas,” says Charles Cilona on the phone to a potential customer. “Have you been here before? You have? Great. So you know how things work here?” The co-owner of RSVP in West… Read More

Ten Minutes With Director of the Sacred Heart Community Theater–Bill Harris

Bill Harris, a Sacred Heart University adjunct professor of communications and media studies, producer-in-residence and member of the university’s board of visitors, has been appointed the new director of the Sacred Heart University Community Theater in Fairfield. Harris, who has… Read More

Busy Coach, Big Heart–Red Sox host the Red Storm Challengers

Brian Markham is a loving husband, devoted father of three, and he earns his livelihood as co-owner of TSS Holdings, LLC, a placement agency specializing in intel and light manufacturing personnel. For the past dozen or so years, he has… Read More

History Revealed–The 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp

Strolling through Southport today, it’s easy to see the historic homes and to get a sense of the rich history of the area. But less obvious is the fact that just underfoot—in backyards, parks and woodsy parts of the area—is… Read More

Editor’s Choice–Marc’s Place

Luc’s Café has for nearly 20 years provided an outstanding dining experience. It was on the leading edge of Ridgefield’s restaurant renaissance. When the authentic French bistro opened in 2001, the other upscale options were Bernard’s, The Elms, and Stonehenge,… Read More

French Twist–An Elegant Holiday Celebration

For close to a year, Bill McDonald, a vice president at IBM, and his wife Jannine Hart-McDonald, an illustrator and textile designer, searched for their forever home throughout lower Fairfield County. They viewed multiple properties in Greenfield Hill, Westport, Southport,… Read More

Great Acoustics–Seasoned Musician Mentors

When Wilton High School then-sophomore Olivia Benjamin went to her first Acoustic Wilton rehearsal, she was nervous…but not for long. “I met Joan and was instantly hooked,” she recalls. “It was such a relaxed atmosphere, and I completely fell in… Read More

Dinner Is Done–Three Local Chefs Make Life Easier

With today’s busy lifestyles, dinner sometimes takes a backseat to work, long commutes, and kids’ activity schedules. When UberEats suddenly becomes the most-used app on your phone, and your favorite pizzeria is on speed dial, perhaps it’s time to consider… Read More
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