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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  • Bar: Thirsty Thursday | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.15

    2-for-1 Bud Light Pitchers $5.00 Pizzas $4.00 Jack Daniel's Honey Shots

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    2014.06.14

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

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21

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  • Bar: Weekend Brunch | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.10

    Every Saturday & Sunday we offer Brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm with bottomless mimosas!

  • Guided Canoe Tour

    2014.07.25

    Guided 1-hour Canoe tours on Holy Pond Discover Birds and Marine Life While Paddling the Pond Trips Begin 10 am and 12 noon Saturdays...

  • Happy Hour | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.06

    Happy Hour every day 4:00pm-7:00pm! (at the bar only) All mixed drinks half price (house liquors)! All draft beers $3.95! Appetize...

  • Bar: Late Night! | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.09

    OPEN LATE – Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday we stay open late for you!   Enjoy a Late Night Happy Hour every Thursday,...

  • Bar Q Saloon | Stamford, CT

    2014.01.24

    Every Friday and Saturday night...enter Bar Q Saloon! Our Bar Q cowgirls will be rockin' all night long starting at 10:00pm to all your...

  • CT Pitcher Special | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.01

    Come celebrate the Connecticut Craft Beer Revolution at Coalhouse! Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday we offer a great selection of some of...

  • Bar: Saturday Specials | Stamford, CT

    2014.02.08

    Bucket of beer and taco specials all day! Happy Hour 11:30am – 8:00pm Soft Shell Tacos $3.00 each or 3 for $7.50

  • Bar: Half-Priced Bottled Beer | Stamford, CT

    2014.03.08

    Every Saturday we offer Half-Price on all of our bottled beer! With over 50 different bottles, you are sure to find something you love!

  • Bar: Saturday Specials | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.17

    $6.00 Shock Top Pitchers 2-for-1 Coronas & 50¢ Wings $5.00 Pizzas

  • Market Madness Sundays

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    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 10 am - 2 pm, (no program 8/10) Come for a self-guided craft on the Meadow, oxen demonstrations, and lunch...

  • Champagne Brunch | Stamford, CT

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    2014.06.22

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  • Bar: Sunday Funday | Stamford, CT

    2014.05.18

    3-for-1 Miller Lite Bottles 50¢ Wings $4.00 Bloody Mary's $4.00 Mimosas $5.00 Nachos

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    $10.00 Bottomless Mimosas Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar Turning Sunday Funday up a notch!


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