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Safe at Home Base – Memories of a Famous Umpire Grandfather

The scene: Fenway Park, Boston, circa 1955. The Red Sox, featuring the incomparable Ted Williams, are playing an afternoon game. A fan, incensed by a call made by the home-plate umpire, begins to berate the man in blue. The verbal abuse includes words totally unfamiliar to a ten-year-old girl sitting a few box seats away.… Read More

The Gift of Gal Time A Mother Daughter Trip in Litchfield Hills

Every year, my mother tells us the story of how I was her birthday present. What sounds like a sweet story could have been tragic, so I am glad she remembers my birth fondly. Her doctor insisted I was underweight, but my mother’s intuition told her otherwise. I was close to ten pounds when her… Read More

Connecting a Community Through Art

Located on the eastern side of town and anchored by the 125-year-old Brooklawn Country Club, Brooklawn Park counts among its early residents businessman (and accidental inventor) William Russell Frisbie (1848-1903) and local titans of finance and industry Horace Merwin (1888-1948) and Webster Walker (1895-1966). In addition to its “Who’s Who” of turn-of-the-century personalities, one of… Read More

Weed Between the Lines – Cultivating a New World for Medical Marijuana

Governor Ned Lamont has been vocal about ending the prohibition of recreational marijuana use in our state, yet federal law still treats cannabis as a highly addictive controlled substance, with the same classification as cocaine and heroin. The conflict between state and federal law seems tantamount to the contrast of old world with new. In… Read More

Cooking-Show Dynamos – Local Chefs Winning National Recognition

Not only is our area home to dozens of top-notch restaurants, it also boasts several award-winning chefs. In recent years, three local restaurant owners cooked their way to the top on popular cooking shows, putting us on the map as a go-to food destination. December 2017 marked the season 15 premiere of Bravo’s “Top Chef,”… Read More

Readers Choice Awards – Fairfield Survey 2020

Your opinion matters! Have a favorite restaurant, doctor, fitness club? Let people know and enter the Fairfield Readers Choice survey! There are 100+ categories to choose from, but you only need to select TEN for your votes to count, and … as a thanks… you can enter in to a drawing to win dinner for… Read More

Historic Home with Modern Flair

You know the expression, “If these walls could talk …” Well, at the historic Greek revival masterpiece at 89 Westway, a stone’s throw from Southport Harbor, I imagine these particular 19th-century walls would have terrific stories to tell. This house is a key dwelling that makes up the Southport Historic District, which was listed on… Read More

Creating an Alluring Indoor Garden

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As I write this another winter storm is brewing outside, yet I am surrounded by the aroma of the Amaryllis, Daffodils, and Hyacinth blooming on my desk. If you are lucky to have a south, east, or west exposure, you can grow all kinds of wonderful plants. Even shady northern exposures can be greened up… Read More

Ten Minutes With 15 yr old Award-winning Dancer — Aydin Eyikan — who talks about JLo and “World of Dance”

Aydin Eyikan is a 15-year-old Fairfield Ludlowe High School student who has studied dance since he was seven, and has placed in the top ten at every regional and national competition that he has competed in for the past five years. He recently became a contestant on NBC’s “World of Dance,” swiftly moving onto the… Read More

Cemetery Crusader

Until two years ago, the Greenfield Hill Cemetery on Bronson Road defined the word decrepit. Scores of moss-covered tombstones lay scattered in pieces while others were listing precariously. Three-hundred-year-old inscriptions were obscured along with chapters of Fairfield’s history. It took the curiosity of Jeff Taylor to reverse the cemetery’s aging process. Living with his family… Read More

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