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Green Awards Nominations

Green Awards

The Green Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable social and economic community. The winners will be honored in five of the TownVibe Magazines and at a reception/ceremony. To nominate an organization or individual simply fill-out the form. Click for nomination [...]read moreGreen Awards Nominations

How Best Selling author Martha Hall Kelly is continuing the Ferriday Family saga

Martha Hall Kelly

When Martha Hall Kelly got the idea for her first novel Lilac Girls, she had no idea the sensation it would create. Or that its heroine Caroline Ferriday and her family would inspire two more novels. And it all began with a tearsheet from Victoria Magazine. “I read an article on Caroline Ferriday in the [...]read moreHow Best Selling author Martha Hall Kelly is continuing the Ferriday Family saga

Decorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Apartment

High atop NYC’s Plaza Hotel, Eva Lee and Nels Christianson applied their high-end decorative painting skills to the penthouse home of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, the iconic resort-wear fashion designer. “The views were spectacular,” says Lee, co-owner of Christianson Lee Studios in Ridgefield. Brought in by the lead designer Cindy Rinfret, the fine-finishing duo worked [...]read moreDecorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Master Dollhouse Maker Hits the Big Screen

Rick-Maccione

Rick Maccione of Woodbury could hardly believe it. There he was, in the movies. Well, it wasn’t actually Maccione on the silver screen when he viewed 306 Hollywood at Real Art Ways in Hartford. But his connection to the acclaimed documentary thrilled him as much as if he had a cameo in a “Star Wars” [...]read moreMaster Dollhouse Maker Hits the Big Screen

Powerful One-Woman Show

Kimberly Wilson

When Kimberly Wilson enters a room, you notice. At six feet tall with a commanding voice and the graceful bearing of a royal, how could you not? But when you see her wide smile and hear her warm, distinctive laugh, you quickly realize that she isn’t an intimidating presence at all, just an impressive one. [...]read morePowerful One-Woman Show

“Chopped” champion brings organic gardening to schools

Heather Priest organic gardening

Inch by inch and row by row may be how a garden grows, but across the Wilton School District’s four main schools, their gardens are developing as fast as the students. “We’ve had growing interest in organic gardening across the schools,” says Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith, while discussing the benefits of the new gardens at [...]read more“Chopped” champion brings organic gardening to schools

Ten Minutes With Michael Fishman – Yankees Assistant General Manager

Michael Fishman New York Yankees

Michael Fishman knows baseball. A native of Fairfield, Fishman joined the New York Yankees in 2005 as the team’s first—and then only—analyst. Today, Fishman is a Yankee assistant general manager, overseeing one of the largest analytics staffs in all of major league baseball. Fishman, a Hopkins and Yale graduate who grew up in the Stratfield [...]read moreTen Minutes With Michael Fishman – Yankees Assistant General Manager

Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz on updating his musical with multi-media, CT locals and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Stephen Schwartz’s Working first hit Broadway in 1977. The original Working is adapted from Studs Terkel’s book and uses actual words of ordinary men and women. In that original show, 26 people—a parking-lot attendant, housewife, schoolteacher, corporate executive, fireman, sailor—talk and sing about their lives, troubles, and joys. The down-to-earth yet elevating musical features songs [...]read moreBroadway legend Stephen Schwartz on updating his musical with multi-media, CT locals and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ten Minutes With Dick Cavett – A TV Legend

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett has been a leading cultural voice since the 1950s, as an actor, a writer for Jack Paar’s “Tonight Show,” and eventually creating “The Dick Cavett Show,” where he interviewed everyone from Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon to F. Lee Bailey and Katharine Hepburn. On March 23, Cavett will conduct a live Q&A with [...]read moreTen Minutes With Dick Cavett – A TV Legend

Fashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

Joseph Abbound & Daughter Ari

It’s not as if Joseph Abboud was looking for a new professional challenge. After all, in addition to designing two menswear collections each year, this award-winning creative director was also overseeing both his Madison Avenue store and full-scale, seasonal fashion shows. But then his daughter Ari mentioned that she was interested in flipping a house. [...]read moreFashion Designer Joseph Abboud & Daughter Ari tackle a house

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