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Spirited Away–Local moms mix things up

When Elisabeth White moved to Bedford Hills in 2017, the former editor for Fitch Ratings had to adjust to life as a stay-at-home mom in the suburbs. She instantly became the sole caretaker for her two pre-school-aged daughters, set about… Read More

Fifty Years of Learning at a Montessori School

Chickens can be heard clucking from beyond the stone wall next to the one-room schoolhouse on Highview Road. There, “the class of 2019”—four ornamental chickens—are scratching around in a fine-looking pen. The class was raised last spring by the children,… Read More

The Vape Escape–Communities Confront an Epidemic

When Janelle Jessee speaks, seventh graders listen. As educator for St. Vincent’s Smoke Stoppers cancer-prevention program, Jessee travels throughout Connecticut speaking to middle and high schoolers about the dangers of smoking. During a presentation last June at Fairfield Woods Middle… Read More

Modern Menage–very BOLD spaces in VERY cool places

Discovering one’s true path in life is often a circuitous route. Diane Rath, a small-town upstate New York girl, never imagined she would live in Fairfield—let alone reimagine her career to become an interior designer. After college, Rath built her… 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

The Happening Hubs–Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Visit any large university in America and chances are, you might see a new building or center, or even a small office, devoted solely to technology and entrepreneurship–most often dubbed “Innovation Centers.” These well-funded spots began cropping up on campuses… 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

Fashion Innocence Abroad–Or how I learned to dress myself in Paris

When we moved to Paris years ago, I knew enough not to pack bright white jogging shoes and T-shirts emblazoned with inane witticisms. Even so, I was not prepared for how out of place I felt. The sidewalks were teeming… Read More

The Power of the Pollinator–How to help and be healthier

Paul Looks with pride at his perfectly green lawn; there’s not a blade of grass out of place. No leaves stand a chance against his power blower. He spends time and money getting this perfectly lush, golf-course-like lawn to stand… Read More

Diminutive Dwellings–The Popularity of Tiny Spaces

Tiny houses are nothing new—kids have always loved small structures, whether up in the trees or on terra firma. However, today’s treehouses and clubhouses are a far cry from the simple plywood creations of past generations, and Connecticut is home… Read More

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