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Norwalk Now: evolving the city in real time

What seemed like an ambitious project back in October of 2017 when Norwalk Now was first developed has evolved into a sustainable support arm for Norwalk small businesses, providing marketing assistance from multiple platforms from which to reach a broad audience. As a consumer, you might visit the Norwalk Now website or follow Norwalk Now… Read More

A Norwalk Mall’s Modern Love–Big, bright, and bold, The SoNo Collection comes to town

The stylish stacked boxes that are The SoNo Collection announce themselves to the millions of drivers on I-95 to admire—and to wonder. The new uber-chic shopping destination contains 700,000 square feet of experiencial space. Yes, there are of course stores. In fact, two of the nation’s top retailers, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s (the first in Connecticut),… Read More

“Norwalk” is stamped on landmark viewfinders. Are they made here?

One of the great pleasures of traveling to the famous and not-so-famous landmarks around the world is finding a bit of home, in this case a Tower Optical Viewfinder. Plop in a quarter (or two more likely) and these distinctive viewers provide a clear view of vistas and monuments, in locations all around the country.… Read More

Road Bonds–The joy of car travel

I’ve been a fan of the road trip since I was a kid. I have fond memories of traveling with my parents and three brothers in mom’s olive green Ford Country Squire wagon, resplendent in all its woodgrain glory. Being the youngest, I sat in the rear-facing seat—in the wayback—absorbing every sight from the confines… Read More

Some cool shops create Norwalk’s existing eclectic feel

The SoNo Collection is quickly filling up with a creative mix of upscale shops and eateries. Of course, such a mix is not new to Norwalk—as evidenced by these existing businesses, from the historic to the whimsical. The Oysterman’s Daughter is a small and hidden retail shop located in Copps Island Oysters. Norwalk has a… Read More

A Walk Bridge in Norwalk–Dispelling the rumors and finding the truth about what’s next

One of the most buzzed-about topics in Norwalk right now is the Walk Bridge project saga. The Walk Bridge—or the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge—is the swing bridge, built in 1896, that traverses the Norwalk River providing access for nearly 200 Amtrak and Metro-North trains per day—about 125,000 riders. But there’s a problem. The function of… Read More

Haunts to “Like” — A duo’s social-media foray into ghost hunting

Norwalk natives Nick Grossman and Pete Cerow began investigating haunted places a few years ago and have turned their curiosity into a social-media phenomenon. Their investigation into The Twisted Vine in Derby, Connecticut, went viral. The former bank building, with its brown stone façade, is now home to the Victorian-themed restaurant and became known for… Read More

Award-winning Harry Moses and his Latest Documentary – “Guilty Until Proven Guilty”

For more than 50 years Harry Moses has been making documentaries and he has no intention of retiring. Nor should he, given the contribution he has made to that genre. His latest on the criminal justice system in Louisiana, Guilty Until Proven Guilty, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, was named best documentary at the… Read More

Keeping Track of Judith McElhone

Those of us who have lived in many places may wonder what our lives would be like if we still lived where we were born. Perhaps instead of being transient citizens with vague recollections of towns prior and fleeting memories of people we scarcely knew, we would have acquired a deeper and more acute understanding… Read More

On the Go–Clinton Kelly Contemplates His Next Challenge

The energizer bunny incarnate, Clinton Kelly is always working and always anticipating his next move. He is one of the most recognizable television personalities thanks to his stints on two amazingly successful shows. He was co-host of “What Not to Wear” for ten years, making it the longest running prime time reality show. Thousands of… Read More

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