November/December 2011: Table of Contents



Features

The Bar Exam
Tapping into the latest buzz fueling the nightlife scene in Stamford.
by Camilla A. Herrera and Carisha Swanson

Light a Fire
A tribute to this year’s Light a Fire honorees, men and women who define what it means to give back and serve as an inspiration to us all.
by Jill Johnson

Opportunities & Second Chances
St. Luke’s LifeWorks undergoes a creative reinvention to live up to its longtime mission to care for the area’s homeless.
by C.J. Hughes

Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubell ranks the top lawyers in seventy-two areas of practice in Fairfield County.  
by C.J. Hughes

Departments

From the Editor

Fab Finds
Betteridge, David Harvey, Fairfield Center Jewelers, Henry C. Reid, jb dzyne jewelry, Kasson Jewelers, Lux Bond and Green, Manfredi, Mitchells, Nagi, Pandora, Peter Suchy Jewelers, Richards, Ross Simons, Steven Fox Jewelry, Tiffany & Co. 
by Carisha Swanson

Town Talk
Charities wish lists for the holidays, First County Bank Foundation gives back, plus Chelsea Piers on schedule

UpClose
Another success story from the Starfish Connection, which pairs volunteers with Stamford schoolchildren for mentoring and enrichment
by Julie Barker

On the Scene
AmeriCares, Avon Theatre, Bartlett Arboretum, Center for Hope, CTE Inc., Greenwich Hospital, Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, Moffly Media, Stamford Downtown, United Way of Western Connecticut

Special Weddings Section
Trends in gown, florals and fine china, plus tips from the party experts
Weddings
Reid–Rosenblum
Palazzo–Ponticello

InGoodTaste
Zaza Gastrobar
by Mary Kate Hogan

Grand Burger
by Carisha Swanson

Index of Advertisers

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  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

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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...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

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    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Way We Worked

    2014.09.20

    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

  • NFL Specials

    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

  • College Football Specials

    2014.09.17

    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2014.09.01

    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

  • Women in Leadership, The Glass Ceiling: A Community Conversation

    2014.10.01

    How can we create more leadership opportunities for women on the job and in the community? This illuminating conversation with local experts...

  • BU8: DJ Trivia | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Come test your Wit and skills with TRIVIA. The top 3 teams claim prizes. Great specials and a great time for those who...

  • Lunch and Learn

    2014.10.02

    Thursdays, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 12 – 1 p.m. Join Or Berger, the JCC’s Israeli shaliach, for a lunch and learn series focusing...

  • Let’s Talk

    2014.09.04

    Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or...

  • Neshama Yoga

    2014.09.12

    Fridays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28), 9 – 10:30 am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market) | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.07

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market)

    2014.06.14

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

  • MarcUS for Change

    2014.10.05

    Support the Stamford Public Education Foundation's mentoring program for kids in Stamford Public Schools by running or...

  • Light & Place Opening Reception

    2014.10.05

    Light & Place Paintings by Margaret Tsirantonakis. Opening reception, Sunday, October 5 from noon to four pm. at PMW Gallery, 530...

  • Market Madness Sundays

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    Sundays, September 7 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities...

  • Scarecrow Making

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    Sunday, October 5 & 12, 2 - 4 pm Join us for our 5th annual scarecrow making program and create a scarecrow for our Harvest Festival...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

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