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Choo Choo–Taking a ride with Santa to the Northern Lights

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 magic first-hand at the Railroad Museum of New England (RMNE). Historic Thomaston Station, featured in… Read More

A Walk Back in Time–Village Holiday House Tour Inspires

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 also always on her mind. When an 1850 Greek Revival house across the street was… Read More

Fairfield’s Christmas Tree Festival Endures

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 The Festival of Trees. The plan was to decorate the Burr Mansion in holiday splendor… Read More

More Than Stores–The SoNo Collection Mall on I-95

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 Norwalk. The stacked boxes that announce themselves from I-95 contain 700,000 square feet filled with… Read More

A Plum Part–Celebrating the season en pointe

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 pointe, sparkling in her classic tutu and tiara, at the end of her grand pas… Read More

Second Act–Bruce Sabath on Stage

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 two young boys, Michael and Jeremy. But, as Bruce says, “I just didn’t feel fulfilled.”… Read More

Casting a Spell–Working with composer Stephen Schwartz on Godspell

(Photo: Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz (left) and ACT artistic director Daniel C. Levine at the ACT office.) You arrive at ACT of CT, and a smiling usher shows you to your seat. House lights dim, and the show begins. For the next two hours you are transported to a different time. You meet… Read More

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give this holiday season? We have an outstanding guide of local goodies to choose from! Browse our special gift guide––featuring Eco-friendly items, local liquor, CBD, gift cards, getaways, entertainment, hostess gifts, unique items and more! Take a look!                    … Read More

Norwalk Magazine is here!

Norwalk is more than a city of neighborhoods. It’s a connected community with soul. Norwalk Magazine will reveal Norwalk’s true character—from nightlife culture in SoNo and the charming boating town of of Rowayton, to art in Silvermine, the East Norwalk coastline, the gentrification of Wall Street, and the interesting personalities and organizations who make Norwalk… Read More

Wild Places–Winners of the 2nd Annual Berkshire Magazine Photo Contest

(All winners and honorable mentions are below. A reception will be held at the Scott Barrow Gallery in Lenox on Tuesday, December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.) Wildness, like Tarzan, is the invention of a society at odds with nature. Human rewilding can be thought of as an attempt to reclaim something of what… Read More

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