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Playin’ in the Band–Parents Find Their Groove

Like the songs of various birds on a summer morning, it all came together to form sweet music. That is what members of a hastily assembled band heard when they rehearsed for a lark of a performance at a benefit… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Survivor–Mark Koller

Mark Koller is a retired executive. An inspirational teacher. A former Israel Defense Forces soldier. A loving husband, father, and grandfather. An esteemed engineer. An immigrant. An active community member. A holocaust survivor. Of the many ways to describe Koller,… Read More

Knit and Purl–Providing community service one loop at a time

You name it, and a senior citizen can knit it: camouflage wool hats for troops in Afghanistan; lightweight and comfortable breast prosthetics for women; tiny sweaters for penguins caught in oil spills; soft, delicate caps for the newborns of northern… Read More

Parallel Partners–Veterans and horses heal side by side

In the summer of 2018, the team at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship received a letter from a combat veteran. He’d served three tours in Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Tikrit. During his time in Iraq he’d been awarded three Purple Hearts and the… Read More

Less Is More — Local parenting experts weigh in

Parents, stop hovering over your child or mowing down every obstacle. According to three local parenting gurus, the latest parenting trend is “less is more.” That means a reduction in rescuing/coddling, fewer activities, and even fewer items in your home.… Read More

Healthy Chompers–Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth Is a Must

Have you brushed your dog’s teeth today? The few times I tried it with my Labs, they ate the toothpaste and wouldn’t let me get the brush in. Epic fail. Whether you brush, give them dental chews, or pay a… Read More

Ten Minutes with–a Notable Fairfielder in politics and real estate–Jill Kelly

Jill Kelly is a lifelong resident who now lives in Sturges Ridge. Kelly enjoyed a 26-year career in both local politics and real estate. She has been engaged in the community in many roles, including being a member of the… Read More

From Tension to Tenderness — healing the Mother Daughter relationship

Healing the Mother Daughter Relationship

It’s been said that one of the toughest relationships in the world is the one between mothers and adult daughters. I can vouch for that. My daughter, Laurie, and I love each other but in the past I drove her… Read More

Four-Legged Fosters–Helping shelter animals from their forever homes

Fostering a shelter animal can be a life-changing experience—not only for the pet, but for you as well. Shelters and adoption centers use fostering for a variety of reasons: to free up space, allow an animal recovery time from an… Read More

Our Fur Babies

The bond between humans and their pets is a strong one. Science has proven that we love our pets in a way that eerily similar to the way we love our children. When a pet gazes at its owner, oxytocin… Read More