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His Place–The ‘man cave’ done in style

The term “man cave” conjures a testosterone-laden lair, devoted to TV sports (usually with a particular team over-represented in the decorating plan), darts (or horseshoes, batting cage, golf net, etc.), cards, and drinking—or some combination thereof. There are definitely many… Read More

Ten Minutes With the Musical Director of the Ridgefield Chorale

Daniela Sikora learned the hard way that if she isn’t making music, she isn’t happy. The former opera singer, who started on her musical path at the age of six, took a 17-year detour working in a lucrative career as… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Sustainable Shipping Entrepreneur

Robert Kunkel is a marine engineer who hopes to use shipping to reduce the cost and congestion related to transporting goods. He and wife Marilyn opened Harbor Harvest on Cove Avenue four years ago to establish relationships with food producers.… Read More

Don’t Leave the Light on–ways to save energy and money

Lindsey and Andreas Schmid are keen on keeping their carbon footprint small. On a recent rainy day, I stood in the basement of their 1885 farmhouse and watched the electric meter spin backward. The couple is striving for net-zero consumption—defined… Read More

Crumb Together–The cookies are good, the mission is outstanding

As a rabbi’s wife and mother of 11 children, Freida Hecht already was doing a lot of outreach through her non-profit CT Circle of Friends, which pairs young adults with friends with special needs to help solve the social… Read More

A Green Machine–Norwalk and a sustainable future

While it seems cities across the country and around the globe can’t get there soon enough, progress continues to be made toward a more environmentally, economically, and socially responsible future for Norwalk. Whether you label it “green,” view it as… Read More

Got It Made–Local entrepreneurs and their unique products and services

Norwalk’s cultural landscape provides the ideal environment for entrepreneurs to thrive. Meet three local entrepreneurs. My Blind Bag is so much more than just another subscription box service. Founders and Norwalk natives Melissa White and Jill Dunn (shown above) have… Read More

Why is the Westport Arts Center now MoCA Westport?

“The decision to shift to MoCA Westport was a way to telegraph the kind of experiences that our expansion allows,” says communications project manager Heather Lawless. “We believe our name sets a standard, like the many other MoCAs across the… Read More

How can I start composting?

Composting is a fantastic way to reduce waste, enrich soil, and lower your carbon footprint. It keeps garbage out of landfills, and it’s a wonderful alternative to chemical fertilizers. The best part is that it’s easy to get started. You… Read More
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