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Neumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Neumann Real Estate

Originally opened in 1969, Neumann Real Estate was a courageous and timely business venture: Harry and Lorraine Neumann had six kids to provide for, and the town was short on real-estate agents. Hard-working Harry hoped at least one of his children would take over when he retired. Today five of the Neumann siblings are co-owners [...]read moreNeumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Always Giving Back — Dewey and Paul McNamara

Dewey and Paul McNamara

Like so many philanthropic-minded people, Dewey and Paul McNamara’s names pop up on donor boards all over town. From Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association to the Ridgefield Library to the Boys & Girls Club to Museum in the Streets, this dynamic duo has made meaningful contributions to numerous organizations. A practicing lawyer, Paul was elected chairman [...]read moreAlways Giving Back — Dewey and Paul McNamara

A 1700s Colonial Home Inspires its Owner

Colonial House

My daughter came home disappointed from a fifth-grade visit to Keeler Tavern Museum, constructed in 1713 and famed for the British cannonball still embedded in its flank. “It’s just like our house,” she complained. Indeed, the interior of our colonial farmhouse on George Washington Highway, built circa 1739, modestly reveals its age: wide chestnut floorboards; [...]read moreA 1700s Colonial Home Inspires its Owner

Picking Up the Luxury — on America’s Best-selling Vehicle

With 27 championships, The New York Yankees are arguably the greatest sports franchise of all time. As great as they are, the Yankees winning percentage pales in comparison to that of the Ford F-150, which has been the best-selling vehicle in America for 37 straight years. Yet, unless you live on a farm, own a [...]read morePicking Up the Luxury — on America’s Best-selling Vehicle

On a Sunday Morning –– Life lessons in the garden

I am a gardener. Not the fancy kind. My gardens evolve much like my cooking, an unplanned painting on a canvas where I throw things together and sometimes it is delicious, yet often it needs more. Always more of something. More plants. More salt. More white. More fertilizer, more spice, more TLC. Always to be [...]read moreOn a Sunday Morning –– Life lessons in the garden

WIN TICKETS — Michael Feinstein Trio — Wed, April 17

As a proud sponsor of the Ridgefield Playhouse, TownVibe is able to to have exclusive offers from time to time. Enter to win two tickets to see “Michael Feinstein Trio” at the Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, April 17 at 8pm. To enter, simply go to our Facebook Page and make a comment on our post about [...]read moreWIN TICKETS — Michael Feinstein Trio — Wed, April 17

CT Performance Center – turning young golfers into pros

Golf Performance Center teaching

It’s not unusual for aspiring golfers to wander into the Golf Performance Center on Route 7 expecting to hit a bucket of balls after work. And why wouldn’t they? From the road, the facility looks exactly like a beautifully manicured driving range. But step inside, and it doesn’t take long to realize this is not [...]read moreCT Performance Center – turning young golfers into pros

Do This, Not That – Fashion Guide

Fashion Tips

It’s been said that great style is never out of fashion, but there are definitely some Dos and Don’ts. We recommend the following tips to make sure you’re always one of the best-dressed. Don’t force the fit / If you can’t zip it, button it, or get it on without going through multiple contortions, then [...]read moreDo This, Not That – Fashion Guide

Black Bears sightings on the rise – where and what to do

Black Bear

Large, black, thick-furred, long of tooth and claw, come April or thereabouts they’ll awake from their winter torpor to a town that has most certainly awoken to them. Maybe you’ve seen one lumbering along with their golly-gee gait, in our woods, our meadows, our roadways—our yards. Ridgefield, like an increasing number of Connecticut towns, serves [...]read moreBlack Bears sightings on the rise – where and what to do

Decorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Apartment

High atop NYC’s Plaza Hotel, Eva Lee and Nels Christianson applied their high-end decorative painting skills to the penthouse home of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, the iconic resort-wear fashion designer. “The views were spectacular,” says Lee, co-owner of Christianson Lee Studios in Ridgefield. Brought in by the lead designer Cindy Rinfret, the fine-finishing duo worked [...]read moreDecorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

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