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  1. 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 ...

  2. Thinking Brussels Sprouts For Thanksgiving, Norwalk? You’re Not Alone!

    Thinking Brussels Sprouts For Thanksgiving, Norwalk? 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Darien Woman Does 'Right' Delivering Wheelchairs To Costa Rica

    Darien Woman Does 'Right' Delivering Wheelchairs To Costa Rica

    DARIEN, Conn. – Many of us take our mobility for granted. Kim Babcock does not. Lack of mobility is not a personal hardship, but one she sees every day. Working with the elderly through Right at Home, a Darien-based business that provides services to keep the elderly safely at home, Babcock has seen how lack of independence can devastate an individual.As a Girl Scout leader in Easton ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 – ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Three Norwalk Women Recognized For Business Achievements

    Three Norwalk Women Recognized For Business Achievements

    GREENWICH, Conn. –Three Norwalk women recently received awards from The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC)Chantal Coffy, President of 4 Nurses at Work, LLC, a private duty nursing and home health aide agency; Yvonne F. Davis, Principal of YFD Spotless Cleaning Service, LLC, a premier commercial and residential cleaning service in Fairfield County and the Tri-State area; and ...

  10. Wilton's Lace Affaire Owner Has Savoir Faire When It Comes To Business

    Wilton's Lace Affaire Owner Has Savoir Faire When It Comes To Business

    WILTON, Conn. – Carline Dean, the owner of Lace Affaire, a specialty boutique in Wilton offering lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear, was among 20 female entrepreneurs awarded  The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) “20 for 20 Award."Dean is also the owner of Illumination Salon which specializes in hair and makeup. The Stamford-based WBDC was founded in 1997 to provide the ...

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