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Magical Marigolds — A bloom with history

“It beguiles the senses and ennobles the spirit of man,” Senator Everett Dirksen said of the marigold in 1967 as he exhorted Congress to declare this humble bloom the American national flower. Since first discovering the popular children’s song about… Read More

Family Tides–Small style by the Beach

One half of the dynamic duo behind Fairfield Moms, the online resource for family-friend events, is Amber Smith. This young mother of two is also a talented interior designer who found her true passion by flipping houses with her… Read More

Free Online Exercise & Mediation Classes

Exercise and mediation are so good for the body and the mind. Here is a list of some interactive live zoom classes, (If you don’t know what zoom is please see the bottom of the page.) The Pound Ridge… Read More

Help Is on the Way–St. Mary’s mission to Guatamala

Imagine a childhood without access to clean water, schooling,or books. For the children in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala, this has long been their reality. The people of Santa Maria de Jesus generally live in poverty.This village of30,000 Mayans is… Read More

Clear Space, Clear Mind–Mastering the art of decluttering

There are few things more distressing than decluttering—perhaps a root canal. Having been a professional organizer for years, I have seen homes where even showers had been turned into clutter containers. A friend shared, “When guests come I throw things… Read More

We Are Norwalk Now–How we are getting through Covid-19 together

Spring is upon us, nourishing us with sunshine, rain, longer days, fragrant green grass, and those purple crocus flowers that have an uncanny way of popping up in the most obscure places. This time of year is typically filled with… Read More

Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

We asked Dr. Salerno (board-certified family physician in New York City and Fairfield), who is a pioneer in the field of complementary medicine, to share his important tips to keep our immune systems strong during COVID-19. – Get plenty of… Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) info links for the Berkshires

We are sharing some resources to best address your questions and concerns, and to keep you updated on what is happening. If you’re looking to support local restaurants, we have compiled a list of all of the restaurants doing delivery… Read More

Who is the Berkshires’ “Man of Stone”?

A century and more ago, a great many Berkshire structures were built with locally quarried marble, and the elements have now sometimes eroded even the hardest varieties. Faced with crumbling stone, property owners need a combination artist and engineer, a… Read More

The Filomena–The devil (and the beauty) is in the detail of an Italianate mansion

On the day that Nick Spain and Michael Bolognino began restoring an aging, magnificent house, they didn’t think about how daunting the job would be. They just kept going. In the span of more than two years, they were learning… Read More