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Ten Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

Cathy Fields

Cathy Fields has been executive director of the Litchfield Historical Society for nearly 32 years. Coming from a family of museumgoers, Fields spent a lot of time during her youth in places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Monticello.… Read More

A Lifelong Love — For this couple, Water is the Common Ground

The Nivolos

The Nivolos are avid anglers. Heck, one of their first dates was a fishing excursion. Jesse grew up in the outdoors fishing and hunting with his dad Jim, as did his wife, who gladly tagged along with her parents Andy… Read More

Secret Garden — A Work of Heart — that’s on the Garden Conservancy Tour

Secret Garden

When Tom Harris moved into his North Wilton home 25 years ago, it was a pokey ranch-Colonial hybrid with tiny windows and virtually no landscaping. “It was as dark as a tomb,” says Harris, “the yard was non-descript, just overgrown… Read More

Where History Blooms

The Tapping Reeve

For the town’s 300th anniversary, the Litchfield Historical Society gives the community an opportunity to explore its past al fresco. Many organizations would be envious of the Litchfield Historical Society’s dilemma. Faced with six virtually blank acres adjacent to the… Read More

Mom Squad — Helping new mothers embrace motherhood

Maya-Donald

The timing couldn’t have been worse, but the result couldn’t have been better. Maya Donald was 24 and exceling at her job in customer service for a telecommunications company, when she learned that she was pregnant. She’d also just ended… Read More

Over the Plate — Tyler Kepner takes a swing at the history of pitching

Big K

When Tyler Kepner got a call from four-time Cy Young Award winner and Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, he was at his son Mack’s baseball game. He had no choice—he had to take the call. “I didn’t even have my… Read More

License to Drive — Handling your kids learning to drive

License to Drive

If you have a child about to celebrate his or her 16th birthday, a driver’s license has likely been a frequent topic in your house. For those of you navigating this for the first time, it can be very overwhelming,… Read More

Let’s Party! How and why to plan a Summer Block Party

Block Party

Rosalie Witt watched as the little girl meticulously examined the materials on her neighbor’s lawn. A box, some tape, streamers—she browsed, then spoke: “I’m intrigued.” So began her engrossing project, transforming the plain box into an elaborate cardboard house. “She… Read More

Not Your Father’s Hardware Store — Local store thriving

Wilton Hardware

When Keeler Hardware closed seven years ago, Tom Sato, a 30-year Wilton resident, decided to give up his New York marketing career and lengthy commute to fill the void by opening Wilton Hardware. “We opened a few weeks earlier… Read More

Tony’s at the J House – The host with the most

Tony's at the J House

There’s plenty to like at the re-imagined Greenwich eatery at the J House Hotel. There’s a wide array of fresh, flavorful food creatively presented in sophisticated surroundings, but the very open secret to this restaurant’s current success is in its… Read More

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