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“Norwalk” is stamped on landmark viewfinders. Are they made here?

One of the great pleasures of traveling to the famous and not-so-famous landmarks around the world is finding a bit of home, in this case a Tower Optical Viewfinder. Plop in a quarter (or two more likely) and these distinctive… Read More

Road Bonds–The joy of car travel

I’ve been a fan of the road trip since I was a kid. I have fond memories of traveling with my parents and three brothers in mom’s olive green Ford Country Squire wagon, resplendent in all its woodgrain glory. Being… Read More

Game On–A place to bowl, rock out, and dine in on Water Street

“It’s gritty, urban, and authentic,” says Diamond Properties Bill Diamond of the former Lillian August SoNo Annex space on Water Street. “Industrial chic is the feel we are after with all of our venues, and this space has it already.”… Read More

How do I keep holiday greenery fresh?

The first rule of holiday greenery is to always buy the freshest greens available. As soon as you get them home, cut the end of the stems at a 45-degree angle with pruners and crush them lightly. Then place immediately… Read More

Some cool shops create Norwalk’s existing eclectic feel

The SoNo Collection is quickly filling up with a creative mix of upscale shops and eateries. Of course, such a mix is not new to Norwalk—as evidenced by these existing businesses, from the historic to the whimsical. The Oysterman’s DaughterRead More

Ten Minutes with Santa Claus

Santa Claus is the hardest-working man in the world. For longer than anyone can remember, Santa Claus, or Saint Nick to close friends, has been an indefatigable bearer of gifts and bringer of good cheer. Norwalk Magazine caught up with… Read More

A Walk Bridge in Norwalk–Dispelling the rumors and finding the truth about what’s next

One of the most buzzed-about topics in Norwalk right now is the Walk Bridge project saga. The Walk Bridge—or the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge—is the swing bridge, built in 1896, that traverses the Norwalk River providing access for nearly 200… Read More

Haunts to “Like” — A duo’s social-media foray into ghost hunting

Norwalk natives Nick Grossman and Pete Cerow began investigating haunted places a few years ago and have turned their curiosity into a social-media phenomenon. Their investigation into The Twisted Vine in Derby, Connecticut, went viral. The former bank building, with… Read More

Senator Bob Duff’s App-titude

From traffic to policy pronouncements, Connecticut State Sen. Bob Duff has built a social-media presence that springs him into the realm of leading local influencer. We sat down for a chat. Describe yourself in 140 characters. // I love Norwalk.… Read More

Savor Local Events

TownVibe is proud to bring the tasting events to the community. Restaurants, specialty markets, winemakers, craft brewers, and others serve their signature cuisine and curated cocktails and beverages to foodies and fun-loving folk in the area. Plus there is always… Read More