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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 communicate with those on the other side.” In addition to being a medium, the Wilton… 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 mid-career professionals who find themselves unexpectedly unemployed, Andrea felt a big void in her life.… 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 “High Hopes” by the band “Panic! at the Disco,” one of dozens who perform his… 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 all the people. Our house was built by my maternal grandfather and his brother in… 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 far away as the continent itself. Being a nurse was a demanding job for Cindy… 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 group of five former Navy Seals on a 1,000-mile fund-raising journey from Virginia to Florida.… Read More

Ten Minutes with Santa Claus

Santa Claus is the hardest-working man in the world. For longer than anyone can remember, Santa Claus, or Saint Nick to close friends, has been an indefatigable bearer of gifts and bringer of good cheer. Norwalk Magazine caught up with the bearded traveler in his newly renovated center-island kitchen. Santa was taking a break from… Read More

Senator Bob Duff’s App-titude

From traffic to policy pronouncements, Connecticut State Sen. Bob Duff has built a social-media presence that springs him into the realm of leading local influencer. We sat down for a chat. Describe yourself in 140 characters. // I love Norwalk. I’m fifth generation, and passionate about the job I have and the people I serve.… Read More

Berkshire 25 Nominations

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Berkshire Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Dedicated and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: July 1, 2020 – Honorees featured in the September issue of Berkshire Magazine Click for nomination form      … Read More

Playin’ in the Band–Parents Find Their Groove

Like the songs of various birds on a summer morning, it all came together to form sweet music. That is what members of a hastily assembled band heard when they rehearsed for a lark of a performance at a benefit for the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville back in 2010. Several dads and a mother… Read More

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