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Summer of ’69 – When Rockwell’s picture-perfect America took a turn

In the summer of 1969, Norman Rockwell told a reporter for the Associated Press that his work had changed. He wanted to paint an image “that would bring America back together again—promote understanding.” He had just finished a broad canvas textured with earth from the Southwest; a Dinee family, a Navajo mother, father and son [...]read moreSummer of ’69 – When Rockwell’s picture-perfect America took a turn

Ridgefield 25 Nominations

Ridgefield Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Talented and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: August 1, 2019 – Honorees featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Ridgefield Magazine Click for nomination form    

Q&A: An Inside Look at Rippowam Cisqua School

Rippowaum Cisqua

(Sponsored) Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK through Grade 9 school that teaches an immersive and experimental curriculum designed to deepen learning and build a growth mindset in students during these critical wonder years. RippKids are challenged daily through an integrated academic, arts, sports, and innovation program that creates independent thinkers, confident communicators, engaged leaders. We [...]read moreQ&A: An Inside Look at Rippowam Cisqua School

Behind the Scenes – From Broadway to Waccabuc

Fran Weissler

“We chose to move out here to get rid of the tension of New York City—which I adore, by the way,” recalls Fran Weissler, of the weekend home she shares in Waccabuc with her husband and business partner, Barry. “When I met Barry, I was 37, and he was 26, and I had two kids. [...]read moreBehind the Scenes – From Broadway to Waccabuc

Historic Home with Modern Flair

You know the expression, “If these walls could talk …” Well, at the historic Greek revival masterpiece at 89 Westway, a stone’s throw from Southport Harbor, I imagine these particular 19th-century walls would have terrific stories to tell. This house is a key dwelling that makes up the Southport Historic District, which was listed on [...]read moreHistoric Home with Modern Flair

Taste of Fairfield 2019- Sunday, Oct 13

Food Fest

TownVibe/Fairfield Magazine is proud to bring the Taste of Fairfield to the community once again! Restaurants, specialty markets, winemakers, craft brewers, and others will  serve their signature cuisine and curated cocktails and beverages to foodies and fun-loving folk in the area. Plus great entertainment. The venue is the lavish Delamar Southport. Delamar Southport 275 Old Post [...]read moreTaste of Fairfield 2019- Sunday, Oct 13

Music, the Great Equalizer – Inspiring students

Music

For Alla Zernitskaya, class begins five mornings each week at 6:30 sharp. “That’s the only way to accommodate students’ schedules,” says Zernitskaya, who is in her 26th year at the helm of the orchestral music program at Pittsfield High School and Herberg Middle School. The program—which includes 28 students in the high school orchestra, 29 [...]read moreMusic, the Great Equalizer – Inspiring students

Can you afford a personal celebrity chef? You might be surprised

Nicholas Browne

A small, but growing, group of people are bringing their dining experiences back home while still enjoying the experience of a professionally prepared meals—with personal chefs. The reasons are diverse: Some need help creating meals that accommodate allergies, weight loss, or other health concerns. Others have busy work lives and don’t have time to cook. [...]read moreCan you afford a personal celebrity chef? You might be surprised

Ten Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

Dr. James F. Birge

Dr. James F. Birge hadn’t planned to return to the area where he was raised. But come back he did, in 2016, to take on the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and to continue his more than three decades of serving in higher education. Birge has always loved the Berkshires. “Here [...]read moreTen Minutes With Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President

Authors discuss their work and inspire

Charles-Mann

In an old town in northern Florida, a woman is walking at night. It’s raw weather and she walks fast, angry and alone. In the dark, her neighborhood looks half marvelous and half brutal—bird of paradise flowers and black swans and old Victorian houses sagging with rot. One live oak spreads over half an acre; [...]read moreAuthors discuss their work and inspire

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