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Fighting for Organic

Michael Keilty of Morris has been farming all of his life, and advocating sustainable and humane agriculture practices that have taken root from Maine to West Virginia through his work with livestock producers, veterinarians, and extension educators. As a sustainable… Read More

On a Mission–High time women who fish are taken more seriously

Fifty-fifty. That’s what Holly Jones would like to see when she looks around as she stands in a Litchfield County river and gently casts a fly upon the water. The fifty-fifty regards the breakdown between men and women fisherpeople. And… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Perfumer–Behnaz Sarafpour

Behnaz Sarafpour led the design team at Barneys New York before launching her award-winning, eponymous, women’s ready-to-wear collection, eventually creating a line of luxury, organic, and eco-friendly fashions. In 2017, she launched Behnaz Fragrances, her water-based, single-note, flower essence line,… Read More

Gifts of the Arts–Local group helps community by selling art

For 47 years, a group of forward-thinking women at St Matthew’s Church have been running Art Show: Bedford (ASB), donating the proceeds to local charities. The show has become known for supporting local artists, showcasing female talent such as Shelley… Read More

Semper Fi–serving his fellow veterans

Honored as one of the Grand Marshalls of the 2019 Veterans Day Parade in New York City, former Marine Captain, Zachary Iscol, is the real deal. Semper Fi. He served from 2001 through 2007, including two tours of duty in… Read More

Ten Minutes With Fairfield’s First Selectman–Brenda Kupchick

Brenda Kupchick is the former state representative for the 132nd district from 2011 to 2019, which she resigned when elected first selectman in November 2019. A graduate of Andrew Warde High School, Kupchick served as a member of the Fairfield… Read More

Portrait of the Artist–A young man’s different path

When first viewing 20-year-old Jack Caserta’s abstract paintings you notice obscure words. They may seem lost in his paintings, yet they could not be more purposeful. They stir the onlooker to inspect the works more thoroughly and to stop and… Read More

James Taylor: Rockin’ a Country Road

(In light of James Taylor’s just-released 2020 audio book, Break Shot, we revisit our in-depth interview with him and his wife Kim. A number of topics he discusses here in an article from the July 2015 issue of Berkshire… Read More

Bedford 25 Nominations

Bedford Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Dedicated and Most Influential individuals in our community (including Bedford, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, or Pound Ridge). Deadline: July 15, 2020 – Honorees featured in the Nov/Dec issue… Read More

Green Awards 2020

The Green Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable community. Winners highlighted here, as well as the 22 Honorable Mention winners. SPECIAL RECOGNITION Bedford 2020 //… Read More
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