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From The Editor: Biggest, Best.



We all have our favorites. Whether it’s for the best cup of coffee or the best cup of soup, it makes perfect sense to drive further than necessary for a taste. And we will stick to it, often tell our friends where to go. That is, until a friend shares her favorite spot, and soon the list of favorites gets a little longer.

That’s what makes our annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, and its companion Best of Stamford, valuable. Sure, you and I can’t wait to find out who got the most votes. But the opportunity the poll results offer to discover a new favorite is more compelling and lasting. My household serves as a perfect example of this. Since we tend to be on the lookout for the next best thing, the listings directs us to new places, making our summer richer for the experiences we enjoy. Now I have another favorite place for a cup of coffee (and it’s a little closer to home). Same goes for that soup. Plus it’s nice to see area mom-and-pops get the nod they deserve.

This is all thanks to you. Once again our readers brought out the vote in even bigger numbers; more than 13,000 of them in 190+ categories. And so many from Stamford! If there is anything else this survey shows us is that our constantly growing city has plenty to offer and we will never grow bored with the ever-changing landscape that surrounds us. 

Speaking of exciting changes: We too heard about All My Children and One Life to Live coming back from the dead, and were thrilled to hear they’d be shooting in town, so we asked to visit the set to chat with our old daytime drama friends. What a visit! Not only did we get the scoop on the shows’ new Web format, and changes in production pacing and casting, but we also learned how AMC and OLTL were trying to draw viewers back. It worked. Within a week of the premieres last spring, the two shows were breaking online viewing records. They were clearly missed.

So if you haven’t tuned in yet, you can view new episodes via Hulu or iTunes on your computer, tablet, phone (or stream them to your TV). By the time you read this, the cast and production teams will be on hiatus but you can still watch your favorite soaps all summer.

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    The 5 Tibetan rites or rituals originated with monks in the Himalayas. Using this specific sequence of movement and breath (repeated 21 x each)...

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    Sundays, June 28 through October 11, 10am – 2pm Many of the previous vendors are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a wider...

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    Sundays, July 12 - August 23 10 am - 2 pm, (no program on 8/2) Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities. Join us for...

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    Daniel Nault- Musical Performer Acoustic Singer  Table104  203-388-8898

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    Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition...

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    2015.01.02

    January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate...

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    2015.07.07

    July 7 through September 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is opening at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls...

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    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

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    2015.07.27

    Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week! O June...

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    2015.08.01

    Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite. “SPLASH” a...

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    2015.07.07

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    2015.07.02

    Thursdays, July 2 - August 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature! Each week we will focus on a different...

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    This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with...

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  • Burgess Models Portfolio Shoot-Out!

    2015.06.27

    Burgess Models Shoot-Out every Saturday this Summer! Burgess Models just opened up in downtown Stamford!  Take advantage every Saturday this...


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