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A Triumphant End–Regional Hospice and pediatric care

Chelsea Wheeler was a special girl, something goosebumps confirmed as we talked in 2013 about her dream of becoming a chef—both inspiring and heart-wrenching. Chelsea, then ten, was unable to eat, relying on an IV for nutrition as she and… Read More

Tied With a Bow–The Trials of Wrapping Gifts

It’s deeply embarrassing, but no one in my immediate family can decently wrap a gift. It’s much worse than mere bungling; it’s awful, including reusing last year’s wrapping paper because I’m thrifty and don’t Brits do this? I believe this… Read More

Casting a Spell–Working with composer Stephen Schwartz on Godspell

(Photo: Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz (left) and ACT artistic director Daniel C. Levine at the ACT office.) You arrive at ACT of CT, and a smiling usher shows you to your seat. House lights dim, and the show… Read More

The Secret Biennial Tiger Hollow House Tour

It’s as tightly guarded as the Academy Award winners and the recipe for Coke—what houses are on this year’s Tiger Hollow Holiday House Tour. Six homes—resplendent in holiday décor—will be open to ticketholders on Friday, December 6. This biennial… Read More

What’s the deal with the blue tree on Wilton Road West?

Mimi and David van Wees and four children live in a beautiful blue classic home, where Main Street becomes Wilton Road West. When they bought the house in 2004, this birch tree was growing close to the house. Says David:… Read More

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give this holiday season? We have an outstanding guide of local goodies to choose from! Browse our special gift guide––featuring Eco-friendly items, local liquor, CBD, gift cards, getaways, entertainment, hostess gifts, unique items and more! Take a 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

Cheers! Experts Weigh in on Cool Weather Wines

“In the summer months, no one wants a big cabernet with a watermelon and feta salad,” says Fairfielder Robert Bradshaw, wine educator and president and COO of Cape Classics wines. “But as we roll into the fall and start to… Read More

Protecting Yourself From Alzheimer’s and Dementia

An older friend of mine once told me that he had just written a check to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, but then forgot to mail it. I laughed at the time, but as I get older, marching toward the age when… Read More

How to Sell a Home–A case study in a real-state listing

Listing and selling a home—particularly in these tough times for this market sector—is a skill. Telling a story, staging in a big or small way, and pricing are the key elements to get the right people into the home to… Read More
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