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Worth the Weight

John Frey has spent most of his life in Ridgefield—and wants to continue living here even longer. When he was eight, his dad died, so John and his two sisters were raised by their mom, but the town became a second parent. “I could walk around Main Street and people looked after me. They knew… Read More

Ten Minutes with the CEO/Founder of Benchmark Senior Living

Tom Grape founded Benchmark Senior Living in 1997 and the company now has nearly 60 residences in eight states, employs 6,200 associates, and has about $2.5 billion in assets under agreement and $425 million in annual revenue. Benchmark’s latest residence is Sturges Ridge near Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Grape grew up in Fairfield, and although… Read More

Memories of “The Kid”

One never knows when or where a story may materialize. In this case, it began on a winter morning in the baked-goods aisle at ShopRite on Black Rock Turnpike. A casual conversation between a congenial elderly gentleman wearing a Boston Red Sox cap and a certain Fairfield-based writer led to this revelation: said elderly gentleman,… Read More

Showtime

Yuga Cohler is the conductor of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and the creator of Yeethoven, an orchestral concert comparing the works of Kanye West with Beethoven. By day Yuga is a computer engineer at Google in Boston. Yuga wears a sportcoat by Albert Nipon, $7; cashmere blend sweater by Mitchells of Westport, $25; Gavin Flat… Read More

That’s the Spirit

Elliott Davis strives for perfection in everything he does. After living and working in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, he and his family moved to Litchfield County 18 years ago. He subsequently purchased a historical house with acres of land and decided to start a farm: raising Icelandic sheep, heritage chickens, bees, and… Read More

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 More

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 More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 More

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