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Shoe Biz

Local Entrepreneur Creates Her Own Destiny

It was the search for the perfect flat that prompted Bedford resident Vanessa L. Seide to design and create her own line of shoes, Very Lovely Soles, which is a play on her initials. The Rippowam Cisqua, John Jay High School, and Manhattanville College grad had worked at Nine West for more than 13… Read More

Four Legged Focus

Fairfield's best furry friends mug for the camera

We had a whopping 234 entries to this year’s pet contest and it was not easy to choose, but here are our faves.  The contest was sponsored by Pet Pantry Warehouse who will be giving our winner a six month supply of Triumph dog food. “As a local family owned business we love supporting our… Read More

Cabin Fever

A rustic outbuilding becomes a creative sanctuary

Artist and designer John-Paul Philippe had just landed in New York from Dallas when a friend called. “There is a private viewing of a place that’s perfect for you. You must come at once.” Philippe had been looking for a weekend retreat, so he got on a train to see it. The property consisted of… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Positive Psychologist

Author and speaker Maria Sirois shares the benefits of positive thinking

Maria Sirois embodies what she teaches: gratitude, kindness, and resilience. A 25-year resident of the Berkshires, she travels locally, nationally, and internationally to tout the benefits of positive thinking. She has written two books, Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience From Children Facing Illness and A Short Course in Happiness After LossRead More

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