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Berkshire 25 Nominations

Berkshire Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Dedicated and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: Aug 7, 2020 – Honorees featured in the September issue of Berkshire Magazine Click for nomination form      … Read More

Seeds of Success–When they cook and grow

Chef Mona Jackson may not own a restaurant, have a show on The Food Network, or be the winner of a cooking competition, but to Bridgeport-area youth, she is a pretty big deal. Don’t let her quiet demeanor and… Read More

10 Minutes With // A Wildlife Conservationist

Steve Ricker is a self-proclaimed military brat who spent his childhood “wandering around outside,” exploring a different U.S. environment every four years. He landed a job at Westmorland Sanctuary right out of college and now serves as the director of… Read More

We Gather Here Today–Local religious leaders address current affairs

While the origin of the phrase “May you live in interesting times” may be in question, the current state of affairs is nothing, if not lively. A number of area religious leaders are finding their congregations are looking for—and coming… Read More

I Do! I Do! I Do! Bedford bride dons her wedding gown—again and again

Bridesmaids are always assured that they will be able to wear their gowns again after the wedding (ha!), but as a rule, the bride only plans to wear hers once. Not one to follow the crowd, Kate Paletta disregarded that… Read More

Living in The Farms–A cozy neighborhood offers easy living

In a community known for expansive properties, seclusion, and the need to drive just about everywhere, there also exists the antithesis. The Bedford Village neighborhood known as The Farms remains a convenient, walkable, friendly living locale, a Halloween haven, and… Read More

Ten Minutes With the Musical Director of the Ridgefield Chorale

Daniela Sikora learned the hard way that if she isn’t making music, she isn’t happy. The former opera singer, who started on her musical path at the age of six, took a 17-year detour working in a lucrative career as… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Sustainable Shipping Entrepreneur

Robert Kunkel is a marine engineer who hopes to use shipping to reduce the cost and congestion related to transporting goods. He and wife Marilyn opened Harbor Harvest on Cove Avenue four years ago to establish relationships with food producers.… Read More

Crumb Together–The cookies are good, the mission is outstanding

As a rabbi’s wife and mother of 11 children, Freida Hecht already was doing a lot of outreach through her non-profit CT Circle of Friends, which pairs young adults with friends with special needs to help solve the social… Read More

The Writing on the Wall–Local Artist 5ivefingaz Creates a Movement

“Quiet people have the loudest minds,” said the late Stephen Hawking. It made me think of my friend 5ivefingaz: artist, author, activist, and a bit of an enigma. He has created a movement with one goal: to spread love. “Everyone… Read More
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