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
Some four years ago, a cadré of ukulele enthusiasts were spending their Sunday afternoons jamming at the gazebo behind Great Barrington’s town hall. A reporter happened by on his way to another concert and asked the group’s name. They didn’t… Read More
On a brilliant winter’s day, nothing gets the blood coursing through a snowmobiler’s veins like riding on a freshly groomed trail. Sunbeams and tree shadows flash by as a pair of Skidoos wind through the woods and slice across frozen… Read More
Tucked in the Washington woods, a portion of forest holds the key to survival. If foods and medicine are secured before sunset, ailing residents in a neighboring Native American village will live.
The adrenaline rush is triggered as soon as… Read More
Watching the animated film Polar Express, in which a boy learns the true meaning of Christmas on a train headed for the North Pole, is a treasured holiday season ritual. In the Litchfield Hills, families can experience similar holiday… Read More
While walking her dog around the Stratfield neighborhood each evening, Liz Kohm often finds herself lingering in front of certain houses, wondering about their history.
The story of her own Stratfield home, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1909, is… Read More
In 1981 some charity-minded locals found themselves brainstorming a way to raise money for the Barnum Festival, Bridgeport’s annual event to celebrate local business. The group, including longtime Fairfield resident Carol Wheeler, quickly came up with an idea they called… Read More
Imagine spending your lunch hour in a light-filled space, surrounded by giant murals hand-painted by local artists while strong wi-fi powers your laptop. A contemporary-art museum, trendy co-working space? No. The mall. The SoNo Collection, which recently opened in South… Read More
Visions of Sugar Plum may dance in the heads of young ballerinas, but when it comes to staging holiday classic The Nutcracker with local dance students, the role that’s right is sometimes unexpected.
Sugar Plum twirls across the stage en… Read More
At 35 it seemed like Bruce Sabath had it all. Harvard undergrad, Wharton MBA. A successful career at American Express. A big house in Bedford. A brilliant and beautiful wife, Karen, remarkably successful in her own Wall Street career. And… Read More