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Up, Up, and Away – Flying Fans

While many Fairfielders devote their leisure hours to golf, others spend their free time in the air. Whether it’s a fascination with aviation, a career or wanderlust, this group of pilots confirms that flying is a viable hobby. People like John Shavinsky view aviation through professional and recreational lenses. A Fairfield resident since 2000, Shavinsky [...]read moreUp, Up, and Away – Flying Fans

Time Machine- Playing around in a BMW i8

When BMW offered me its i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sportscar to participate in a recent Fairfield County road rally, I immediately knew who to call as my co-driver: Judy Stropus. Like the i8 in a sea of beige boring-mobiles, longtime Ridgefield resident Judy Stropus stands out from her peers. Unless you travel in the motorsports or [...]read moreTime Machine- Playing around in a BMW i8

Galas Galore – An important part of keeping nonprofits going

The cultural season stretches well beyond the summer, filled not only by varied performances, but by scores of galas that build up momentum in May and taper off by October. Supporters select far in advance which to attend. Those choices hold a lot of weight for nonprofits, because galas are the most effective vehicle to [...]read moreGalas Galore – An important part of keeping nonprofits going

Riding High – Comedian John Mulaney is Hot

John Mulaney is in his West Village apartment, wiped out at 1 p.m. His dog Petunia is splayed on the wood floor in the next room. The air conditioner is cranked. You’d think they had just completed a half-marathon. Farthest thing from it. What happened that morning may very well find its way into Mulaney’s [...]read moreRiding High – Comedian John Mulaney is Hot

A Midsummer’s Dream – Albany Berkshire Ballet celebrates its 50th

It’s a full moon in the deep summer woods. Puck is out tonight, laughing invisibly with anyone who feels an unexpected rush when the air stirs. It smells warm and sweet and green before the rain, and the ferns are shoulder high. Lovers are looking for each other in the dark. In August and September, [...]read moreA Midsummer’s Dream – Albany Berkshire Ballet celebrates its 50th

The Sky Is Calling – The Mohawk Soaring Club

Have you ever gone outside on a warm summer’s day, seen hawks soaring on the wind, and dreamed of joining them as they soar higher and higher over our green Berkshires? Many people have, but how many have actually done it? The Mohawk Soaring Club offers everyone a chance to do that, and it was [...]read moreThe Sky Is Calling – The Mohawk Soaring Club

Cast Away – the Norwalk River is an angler’s dream

“Many people are surprised to discover that the Norwalk River is home to excellent trout fishing,” says Gerald Berrafati, a licensed fishing guide and a member of the board of directors for the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “I’ve run into caddisfly and sulphur hatches on the Norwalk that rival the ‘glamour hatches’ on Connecticut’s [...]read moreCast Away – the Norwalk River is an angler’s dream

Swinging for the Majors – Local boys aims for the mlb

Dillon Lifrieri has loved baseball as long as he can remember. He dreamt the dreams of most little kids, to play in the Major Leagues just like the heroes he watched on TV and at the grand ballparks. But at a tender age, Lifrieri’s childhood dreams hit an emotional roadblock. “When I was ten and [...]read moreSwinging for the Majors – Local boys aims for the mlb

Being Arty- 75 Years of Showcasing Wilton Artists

It’s the 75th Anniversary of The Wilton Library Summer Art Show, so we thought it an opportune time to take a look at the local artists who have brought color and creativity to walls of library through the years. The premise is simple: If you’re a Wilton artist, you’re good to submit two pieces of [...]read moreBeing Arty- 75 Years of Showcasing Wilton Artists

And They Danced – Coming alive with music and contra dance

People are dancing in the kitchen of an old farmhouse. They are laughing, spilling from one room to another, negotiating the uneven wood floor. The tunes come from a fiddle, an accordion, a group of musicians playing by ear, moving from one tune to another with a nod.  Growing up in North Bennington, Vermont, Matthew [...]read moreAnd They Danced – Coming alive with music and contra dance

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