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May/June 2011: Table of Contents


Home Grown
A Stamford couple takes a break from tending their garden paradise to share the fruits of their labor.
by Nancy A. Ruhling

Searching for Hope
A new look into the research behind Alzheimer’s disease, its treatment and local patient services
by Stephen Sawicki

Always in Season
As the Stamford Museum & Nature Center turns seventy-five, we reflect on its history and legacy.
by Brooke Springer


From the Editor

From the Founders

Fab Finds
Bed, Bath & Beyond, BevMax, H&M, Macy’s, Osborne & Little, Saks Fifth Avenue
by Carisha Swanson

Town Talk
by Camilla A. Herrera

Up Close
Honoring Mom at Hope In Motion
by Beth Cooney

On the Scene
AmeriCares, Anti-Defamation League, Avon Theatre Film Center, Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Center for Children’s Advocacy, Chinese Language School of Connecticut, Make-A-Wish Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Shelter for the Homeless, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Public Education Foundation, Strike 3 Foundation, Treetops Preserve

Weddings Section
Tips, Trends & More
by Camilla A. Herrera and Carisha Swanson


Capital Grille
by Carisha Swanson

Bordering Bites:
Scena and Osteria Applausi
by Mary Kate Hogan and Jane Stern

Index of Advertisers

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Stamford Agenda

  • Blood Pressure Screening


    1st Tuesday of the month, Nov. 3, Dec. 1  9:45 – 11:15 am No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered nurse. Compliments of...

  • #RaisingTodaysKids- Lecture by Josh Levs


    Lectures for parents and educators of children birth-10 years, focusing on the issues encountered while raising children in today’s world. Join...

  • Leo Fuchs: Photography from Hollywood's Golden Age


    KMR Arts: Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Showcases Established and Emerging Photographers “Leo Fuchs photography exhibited at Trovare...

  • Workpoint Network


    7-10am Dec 3rd Networking event at Stamford's newest Co working TV/Media production studio  Workpoint!...

  • A Billion Bricks: LEGO® Galactic Travels


    November 23, 2015 - February 7, 2016, Mon.- Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pmThe amazing LEGO® universe returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature...

  • New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals


    October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016 New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor...

  • Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!


    Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use


    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...

  • Swimming Activities At The JCC


    Swim School at the J Mondays, Wednesdays or Sundays, September 9 – December 23, 2015 Grades K – 5. Where young children get a...

  • Terrific Tots!


    Wednesdays, Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 9 am – 12 pm 15 – 22 months. Introduce your toddler to his or her first “drop-off” class experience....



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Wonderful Ones


    Thursdays, Nov 12 – Dec. 17, 9:15 – 10:15 am 1 – 2 years. Join us for this Mommy/Daddy and Me Class led by Sandi Waldstreicher, JCC Sara...

  • Neshama Yoga


    Fridays, Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (no class on Nov. 27), 9 – 10:30am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality....

  • Shabbat with Sandi


    Fridays, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 9:15 – 9:45 am Birth – 2 years (with parent). Come celebrate Shabbat with Sandi Waldstreicher,...

  • Publishing: Crafting a Strong Agent Cover Letter


    A workshop to help you write and revise a cover letter that will grab literary agents' attention. Participants will submit a sample cover letter...

  • Columbus Letter Comes Home


    Saturday, December 05, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm As part of the "Pages from Pequot" Special Collections exhibition, Exploring America: Christopher...

  • Kids’ Fun Night


    Saturday, December 5 • 6 – 8 pm Grades K – 6. Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends. We will make our own pizza bagels and watch a...



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Connecticut Whale vs. Buffalo Beauts


      Experience the incredible action of the National Women’s Hockey League's inaugural season live! The National Women's Hockey League is in its...

  • Build it Sundays!


    Sundays, December 6, 13, & 20, Noon - 4 pmCelebrate another amazing A Billion Bricks exhibition this December with our "Build It Sundays!" Create a...

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