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  1. Fairfield County Resident Hopes To Get Back On Her Horse Thanks To LYMBR

    Fairfield County Resident Hopes To Get Back On Her Horse Thanks To LYMBR

    Lucia will never know for sure what caused her beloved palomino mare Butterscotch to be extra jumpy that day in February 2016. But the Fairfield County resident’s skill wasn’t enough when her horse bucked at the sound of a truck backfiring and Lucia landed on the frozen ground of a trail she rode regularly in Bedford, N.Y.A passerby found Lucia trying to crawl for help and she was taken ...

  2. When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    March is living up to its reputation of coming in like a lion. The recent trio of storms in Westchester and Fairfield has left more debris in yards then homeowners know what to do with. Sure, lots of it is just picking up and removing branches – some bigger than others. But for the jobs that look like you may need more? Don’t just necessarily borrow your brother-in-law’s best friend’s ...

  3. New Canaan Moms Lead Push For New Playground At Mead Park

    New Canaan Moms Lead Push For New Playground At Mead Park

    When a park’s playground is rusting and sporting patched pieces of equipment or decking, it’s time to replace it. While the Town of New Canaan has put some funding in its budget to replace the aging play structure at Mead Memorial Park, it’s not enough. Long the site of tennis and baseball, Mead Park with its restaurant and playground also provides a place for families and kids of all ...

  4. Instagram Makes Fairfield County Streetwear Company Half-Evil Oh-So-Good

    Instagram Makes Fairfield County Streetwear Company Half-Evil Oh-So-Good

    Don’t doubt the power of social media. Like most 21-year-olds, Norwalk’s Sam LeBlanc is more than familiar with Twitter and Instagram. He’s made friends, found business partners, and gained tens of thousands (and growing) of customers through a tweet and a post.While still a senior at Norwalk High School, LeBlanc first tried his hand at a clothing line that ultimately fizzled. But he ...

  5. Everybody Sleeps: Stamford's Bob Tonne Leads a Mattress Fundraising Charge

    Everybody Sleeps: Stamford's Bob Tonne Leads a Mattress Fundraising Charge

    Selling chocolates and magazines door-to-door as a school fundraiser is a relic of the past, at least that’s what Job Fernandez, math teacher and head coach of the Norwalk High School wrestling team is counting on.Fernandez and his team are hosting a mattress fundraiser this Sunday, January 28 in the Norwalk High School gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.“We chose a mattress fundraiser because ...

  6. A Little Craig's List Luck Leads To New Norwalk Soccer Facility

    A Little Craig's List Luck Leads To New Norwalk Soccer Facility

    NORWALK, Conn. – When Michael Broncati was a young boy, it took him eight months to save $137 to buy a CD player and CDs so he could listen to his favorite music while kicking the ball around his parents’ basement, pretending to take on soccer defenders.“I used to spend hours and hours in the basement,” said Broncati. “I would practice everything and even use my brother as a goalie.”He ...

  7. Get Cozy With Wilton Author’s Island-Set Mystery

    Get Cozy With Wilton Author’s Island-Set Mystery

    WILTON, Conn. – When the air outside freezes your breath, as it often does mid-winter in New England, one option to consider is a good book set in warmer climes to help banish the winter blues. Jennifer L. Schiff hopes you’ll give her first foray into fiction a chance to do just that.The longtime Wilton resident has been a tech and finance writer for years, but those articles never ...

  8. ALS Won't Get Him (Or His Mom) Down: New Canaan Singer Writes From Heart

    ALS Won't Get Him (Or His Mom) Down: New Canaan Singer Writes From Heart

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – You might not think of New Canaan in the same breath as Nashville, New York or Los Angeles when it comes to launching musical careers. But it works for singer-songwriter Nick Depuy.Depuy, a New Canaan resident who recently launched his debut album, calls his music “folksy with a few twists" -- think a combination of James Taylor meets Mumford & Sons. His ...

  9. Trumbull Author Explores Friendship, Abuse & Secrets In New Novel For Kids

    Trumbull Author Explores Friendship, Abuse & Secrets In New Novel For Kids

    TRUMBULL, Conn. – By any definition, Tony Abbott of Trumbull made the right decision when he risked leaving his job as a corporate trade publication editor 25 years ago to concentrate on his dream of writing. And it paid off: Today, he has published 106 books and sold over 12 million copies.Abbott is known for his mystery and fantasy series for children — such as the popular Danger Guys ...

  10. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At Historical Christmas Barn in Wilton

    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At Historical Christmas Barn in Wilton

    WILTON, Conn. – Other shops open up for the season, but The Historical Christmas Barn in Wilton’s Lambert House (the oldest house in the town), is open throughout the whole year. It may look like an old colonial home from the outside, but when you open the door, you'll find perhaps the most extensive collection of Christmas tree ornaments to be found in Fairfield County.Trumbull ...

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