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How We Met: Third Time’s a Charm

Ira Joe Fisher considers himself a lucky guy. While working as a disc jokey in Spokane, Washington, after a stint in the military, he became good friends with a play-by-play sports announcer named Dick Wright. Wright, who was fond of showing off photos of his eight “cute little kids,” invited Ira Joe home to meet [...]read moreHow We Met: Third Time’s a Charm

Upstairs Downstairs

Bernard’s and Sarah’s Wine Bar are swell places to dine all year round, but somehow manage to stretch their culinary and hospitality skills a bit higher this season. Ten years ago Sarah’s Wine Bar emerged upstairs as a more casual alternative to the formal and exalted French eatery Bernard’s. The Zagat- and Wine Spectator-award-winning Bernard’s [...]read moreUpstairs Downstairs

Shoe Biz

It was the search for the perfect flat that prompted Bedford resident Vanessa L. Seide to design and create her own line of shoes, Very Lovely Soles, which is a play on her initials. The Rippowam Cisqua, John Jay High School, and Manhattanville College grad had worked at Nine West for more than 13 years in [...]read moreShoe Biz

Four Legged Focus

We had a whopping 234 entries to this year’s pet contest and it was not easy to choose, but here are our faves.  The contest was sponsored by Pet Pantry Warehouse who will be giving our winner a six month supply of Triumph dog food. “As a local family owned business we love supporting our community by [...]read moreFour Legged Focus

Flappers: Fashion and Freedom

In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of [...]read moreFlappers: Fashion and Freedom

Cabin Fever

Artist and designer John-Paul Philippe had just landed in New York from Dallas when a friend called. “There is a private viewing of a place that’s perfect for you. You must come at once.” Philippe had been looking for a weekend retreat, so he got on a train to see it. The property consisted of [...]read moreCabin Fever

Secret Bailey’s Treats

Bailey’s Backyard has evolved from a quiet American-style eatery to a regional destination and pioneer in the farm-to-table restaurant movement over the last two decades. Sal Bagliavio has operated Bailey’s since 1999 and last year tapped Zach Campion to lead his culinary creations. One tradition Campion continues and masters is the Market Table Tasting Menu, which [...]read moreSecret Bailey’s Treats

Ten Minutes With a Positive Psychologist

Maria Sirois embodies what she teaches: gratitude, kindness, and resilience. A 25-year resident of the Berkshires, she travels locally, nationally, and internationally to tout the benefits of positive thinking. She has written two books, Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience From Children Facing Illness and A Short Course in Happiness After Loss. A regular Kripalu [...]read moreTen Minutes With a Positive Psychologist

Walter Jenkins new art

Byrde + the b is pleased to announce an exhibit of Walter Fields new  artwork opening on Friday November 2 from 5-7:00pm at Byrde + the b, 10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794.  The exhibit will run through January 5, 2019. Fields has written “Modernism holds no charms for me.  Depth of field is [...]read moreWalter Jenkins new art

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