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Ten Minutes With Director of the Sacred Heart Community Theater–Bill Harris

Bill Harris, a Sacred Heart University adjunct professor of communications and media studies, producer-in-residence and member of the university’s board of visitors, has been appointed the new director of the Sacred Heart University Community Theater in Fairfield. Harris, who has a long career in television and film and is also co-owner of Pyewackitt Productions, and… Read More

Busy Coach, Big Heart–Red Sox host the Red Storm Challengers

Brian Markham is a loving husband, devoted father of three, and he earns his livelihood as co-owner of TSS Holdings, LLC, a placement agency specializing in intel and light manufacturing personnel. For the past dozen or so years, he has dedicated much of his limited free time to coaching his children’s tee-ball, baseball, and basketball… Read More

History Revealed–The 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp

Strolling through Southport today, it’s easy to see the historic homes and to get a sense of the rich history of the area. But less obvious is the fact that just underfoot—in backyards, parks and woodsy parts of the area—is a much more complicated history, evidenced by musket balls, buttons, and items dating as far… Read More

Editor’s Choice–Marc’s Place

Luc’s Café has for nearly 20 years provided an outstanding dining experience. It was on the leading edge of Ridgefield’s restaurant renaissance. When the authentic French bistro opened in 2001, the other upscale options were Bernard’s, The Elms, and Stonehenge, and the latter two are gone. Today, town is filled with many great dining options.… Read More

French Twist–An Elegant Holiday Celebration

For close to a year, Bill McDonald, a vice president at IBM, and his wife Jannine Hart-McDonald, an illustrator and textile designer, searched for their forever home throughout lower Fairfield County. They viewed multiple properties in Greenfield Hill, Westport, Southport, and Wilton. Though they already lived in a three-story home in the highly desirable Fairfield… Read More

Great Acoustics–Seasoned Musician Mentors

When Wilton High School then-sophomore Olivia Benjamin went to her first Acoustic Wilton rehearsal, she was nervous…but not for long. “I met Joan and was instantly hooked,” she recalls. “It was such a relaxed atmosphere, and I completely fell in love with it.” Benjamin graduated from WHS this June with her eyes set on a… Read More

Dinner Is Done–Three Local Chefs Make Life Easier

With today’s busy lifestyles, dinner sometimes takes a backseat to work, long commutes, and kids’ activity schedules. When UberEats suddenly becomes the most-used app on your phone, and your favorite pizzeria is on speed dial, perhaps it’s time to consider one of the many local, chef-driven meal delivery services. Fully prepared meals that require only… Read More

Presents + Presence–The Gift of Simplicity

Unless you’ve been avoiding contemporary culture altogether, you have likely been pondering one of the various and wildly popular strategies for purging some of your possessions. This urge to declutter, simplify, and maybe even reduce our carbon footprint, however, doesn’t comfortably coexist with our desire (and pressure from that same contemporary culture) to indulge our… Read More

Strumming Along–You can join these local Ukulele Players

Some four years ago, a cadré of ukulele enthusiasts were spending their Sunday afternoons jamming at the gazebo behind Great Barrington’s town hall. A reporter happened by on his way to another concert and asked the group’s name. They didn’t have one, recalls their leader, Sherry Steiner. So she just called out, “Sunday Strummers!” “He… Read More

Tipping Point–Reaching out to our emerging adults before another tragedy strikes

From her apartment at a Ronald McDonald house in Boston, Lisa Zabian can look across the street to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center and literally see into her daughter Khali’s hospital room. For the past several months, Zabian has called this small place home, even though her real home—where her husband and her other children and… Read More

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