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  1. William Raveis Honored For Fundraising Work To Fight Cancer

    William Raveis Honored For Fundraising Work To Fight Cancer

    WESTPORT, Conn. – Bill Raveis, Fairfield resident and founder of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, was honored at the Westport Country Playhouse for his exceptional fundraising efforts for cancer research. Raveis was recognized last week at the 10th annual Moffly Media Light a Fire Awards Ceremony, emceed by Broadway star James Naughton, which honors the nonprofit ...

  2. From Prom To Mother Of The Bride, Darien Shop Stands Test Of Time

    From Prom To Mother Of The Bride, Darien Shop Stands Test Of Time

    DARIEN, Conn. – Many stores and businesses have come and gone over the last two generations on  Boston Post Road, but one remains constant: Helen Ainson. The Darien-based shop, owned by Rowayton resident Erica Jensen, recently celebrated 40 years in the business. It’s not your usual shop that can boast dressing the same woman for prom and her daughter’s wedding, but Helen Ainson can and ...

  3. Gain From Pain: Easton Resident Vies for Top Prize with Headache Hat

    Gain From Pain: Easton Resident Vies for Top Prize with Headache Hat

    EASTON, Conn. – Migraines with their intense pain, visual auras, and nausea may not seem like proper intellectual stimuli for the next great invention, but it was while coming out of one that the idea of the Headache Hat hit Sherri Pulie.The Easton resident has suffered from migraines her entire life. Not always needing or wanting to take medication, Pulie had relied on her mother’s ...

  4. Wilton Ballerinas To Grace Stage In New Canaan 'Nutcracker' Performance

    Wilton Ballerinas To Grace Stage In New Canaan 'Nutcracker' Performance

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – It's Nutcracker time.The New England Academy of Dance’s annual presentation of the holiday classic features several Wilton residents: Frida Allers (Angel); Kayla McCauley (Mouse); Blake Baumel (Pixie, Toy Soldier); Nicolle Allers (Bluebell); Caitlyn Lentner (Bluebell); Morgan LeBlanc (Candy Cane, Ivy, Soldier); and Avery Baumel (Chinese, Roses).Lavish sets and ...

  5. Thinking Brussels Sprouts For Thanksgiving, New Canaan? You’re Not Alone!

    Thinking Brussels Sprouts For Thanksgiving, New Canaan? You’re Not Alone!

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Oh, how far they’ve come! A 2008 survey conducted by the Heinz Corp. declared Brussels sprouts America’s most hated vegetable. These days, however, the mini-cabbage-looking ball is the belle of the, well, ball.“For years, Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad rap,” said Chaz Fable the chef at  Stew Leonards in Norwalk. “If they are overcooked, they can end up ...

  6. Addessi Jewelers Sparkles As It Celebrates 70 Years In Ridgefield

    Addessi Jewelers Sparkles As It Celebrates 70 Years In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Family relationships are the secret to Addessi Jewelers' success --  70 years and counting.The Ridgefield mainstay is celebrating its seventh decade by praising its close clan  -- both personally and professionally. "It all started when my grandfather emigrated from Italy, married my grandmother, started their family, worked on the railroad and then as a ...

  7. School Chief Says 'American Housewife' Norwalk Jokes Are No Laughing Matter

    School Chief Says 'American Housewife' Norwalk Jokes Are No Laughing Matter

    NORWALK, Conn. – Roughly half the comments on a recent story about Andy Ross's petition to get ABC's "American Housewife" to stop making jokes about Norwalk believe that Ross is being a "snowflake," and that he is too sensitive when it's only humor. The other half, however, agrees with him.So, too, does the superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools.In a letter ...

  8. Made Your Party Plans Yet, Fairfield County? Here's Where To Book

    Made Your Party Plans Yet, Fairfield County? Here's Where To Book

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- Party time is upon us, and now's the time to book.Check out some of the following Fairfield County restaurants for your next winter holiday gathering.Flinders Lane, Stamford: Named for the laneways of Melbourne, Australia, Flinders Lane takes inspiration from Southeast Asian fare and adds an influence from British settlers and Greek and Italian immigrants to ...

  9. Now Serving: New England Fare With A Visionary Twist In New Canaan

    Now Serving: New England Fare With A Visionary Twist In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Rumors of its possible demise have been greatly exaggerated. Thanks to celebrated Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo, the Roger Sherman Inn, which earlier this year had been in fear of closing, is alive and kicking and ready for its close-up. Mentored by the legendary Wolfgang Puck himself, Kwaku-Dongo has worked in some of the most demanding kitchens in the country – ...

  10. Stop The Norwalk Jokes, Says Local Resident, To ABC's 'American Housewife'

    Stop The Norwalk Jokes, Says Local Resident, To ABC's 'American Housewife'

    NORWALK, Conn. – A teenager has her back to the camera; her mother comments that she looks beautiful in her pink gown for her Halloween costume. Then the girl turns around -- and appears undeniably very pregnant-looking thanks to the balloon under her dress. She tells her mom she and her Westport friends are all dressing as “Norwalk prom girls." That was a scene on an episode of ...

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