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K’s Kloset–one woman’s home is where people give—and receive

For gently used free stuff, locals know that Karen Yvon’s garage in Blandford is the place to go. The longtime Berkshire resident has been running a free exchange, “K’s Kloset,” out of her home for nearly 10 years,… Read More

Ten Minutes With Berkshire Museum’s new Executive Director

Jeff Rodgers stands within “She Shapes History.” In celebration of the 100th year since women won the right to vote, the exhibit has gathered local voices who helped to make it happen, from Elizabeth Freeman to Susan B. Anthony. He… Read More

Bearing Witness–a renown design team begins work on Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church

Mario Gooden has designed sunlit buildings with transparent and translucent walls from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. He is principal architect and founder of the New York City firm Huff + Gooden and a professor at Columbia University. His fellow professor… Read More

Women Giving–A sisterhood is taking action to foster change

How women give philanthropically and how they connect with one another to do so hasn’t changed. What has changed is that women are not only giving more, they are mobilizing, learning, affecting, focusing on getting it done their way. More… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Psychic Medium–Anna Raimondi

Anna Raimondi grew up with two siblings in Valley Stream, New York. She graduated from NYU with a BA in English and clinical psychology and earned an MBA. Around puberty, Raimondi discovered her abilities “to hear, feel, see, smell, and… Read More

The Yarn Farmer–An old hobby leads to a new career path

Five years ago, Wilton resident Andrea Dener was happily employed as a television production coordinator and an 18-year veteran at a Stamford-based media company. It was a job she loved. Then, in 2014, the job was gone, and like many… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Songwriter (who has billions of hits!)

Sam Hollander is huge! Make no mistake. Alas, unless you’re really focused on who writes and produces today’s music, you probably don’t know his name. Hollander’s songs have been streamed over four billion times! That’s billion! His biggest hit was… Read More

The Christmas Spark–Inspiring a tradition of giving and more

I grew up in the ’70s in a New England duplex, which meant two houses stood side by side, joined in symmetry—unlike Manhattan, where I discovered a duplex apartment features two floors stacked on top of each other, much like… Read More

How We Met — Living the Dream

Cindy Zhang was an emergency-room nurse in Shanghai, China, when she met her future husband. It was the 1990s—the era of the one-child rule; the era of limited choices and little freedom. And for Cindy, the American dream was as… Read More

Ten Minutes with A Cyclist and Videographer

Noah Manheimer is co-owner of Enchanted Garden in Ridgefield, where he is director of the school of music, and also acts as a video instructor. In November, an avid cyclist, Manheimer rode 500 miles with Beyond the Team, a… Read More
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