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Rowing her way to the Olympics


Two pivotal things must happen over the next year for elite rower Michaela Copenhaver of New Milford to realize her dream of competing in the Olympics in lightweight double sculls. Picture two women in a sliver of a boat, four oars, a burst of heart-pumping speed and, hopefully, the endurance to cover 2,000 meters faster [...]read moreRowing her way to the Olympics

Litchfield Celebrates its 300th Anniversary

Litchfield Heart-of-Town

It all began back in 1719 when the town was first established by John Marsh and John Buell. Land was set aside for just three buildings: the Congregational church, a school, and a house for the minister. And a town called Litchfield was born. A lot has transpired since then, but the iconic church is [...]read moreLitchfield Celebrates its 300th Anniversary

How We Met — Born to Be Together


What are the chances that two infants born within 17 hours of each other—and who shared the same hospital nursery—would end up sharing their lives? Meet Anne and Walter Beatty, born for each other. Walter arrived first, but only because Anne says that his mom took a short cut by having a C-section. Not so, [...]read moreHow We Met — Born to Be Together

Ten Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone


Cybele Maylone has been executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum since September, having previously led UrbanGlass, where she was named to the Brooklyn 100 by Brooklyn Magazine, and before that she held a variety of positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She has a MA in arts administration from Columbia University and [...]read moreTen Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone

Neumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Neumann Real Estate

Originally opened in 1969, Neumann Real Estate was a courageous and timely business venture: Harry and Lorraine Neumann had six kids to provide for, and the town was short on real-estate agents. Hard-working Harry hoped at least one of his children would take over when he retired. Today five of the Neumann siblings are co-owners [...]read moreNeumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Always Giving Back — Dewey and Paul McNamara

Dewey and Paul McNamara

Like so many philanthropic-minded people, Dewey and Paul McNamara’s names pop up on donor boards all over town. From Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association to the Ridgefield Library to the Boys & Girls Club to Museum in the Streets, this dynamic duo has made meaningful contributions to numerous organizations. A practicing lawyer, Paul was elected chairman [...]read moreAlways Giving Back — Dewey and Paul McNamara

A 1700s Colonial Home Inspires its Owner

My daughter came home disappointed from a fifth-grade visit to Keeler Tavern Museum, constructed in 1713 and famed for the British cannonball still embedded in its flank. “It’s just like our house,” she complained. Indeed, the interior of our colonial farmhouse on George Washington Highway, built circa 1739, modestly reveals its age: wide chestnut floorboards; [...]read moreA 1700s Colonial Home Inspires its Owner

Wilton 25

Wilton 25

We’re proud to celebrate 25 of the most creative, dynamic, generous, and entrepreneurial  individuals that make Wilton such a wonderful place to live. The Wilton 25 Ceremony and Reception is May 2 at 6pm, click for more info and tickets. Andy Schlesinger Four years ago Schlesinger started Wilton Rocks for Food, bringing local musicians together [...]read moreWilton 25

Picking Up the Luxury — on America’s Best-selling Vehicle

With 27 championships, The New York Yankees are arguably the greatest sports franchise of all time. As great as they are, the Yankees winning percentage pales in comparison to that of the Ford F-150, which has been the best-selling vehicle in America for 37 straight years. Yet, unless you live on a farm, own a [...]read morePicking Up the Luxury — on America’s Best-selling Vehicle

Creating an Alluring Indoor Garden


As I write this another winter storm is brewing outside, yet I am surrounded by the aroma of the Amaryllis, Daffodils, and Hyacinth blooming on my desk. If you are lucky to have a south, east, or west exposure, you can grow all kinds of wonderful plants. Even shady northern exposures can be greened up [...]read moreCreating an Alluring Indoor Garden