The importance of preventing falls

The importance of preventing falls

One in three people over age 65 fall each year in the United States. Every hour, there are two deaths and 251 emergency room visits for fall-related injuries among older adults. Falls can result in a loss of independence, disability, and even death. The World Health Organization classifies falls as...
Locally-grown plants for sale May 17

Locally-grown plants for sale May 17

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will hold a perennial plant sale, which will include baked goods and garden tag sale items. On Saturday, May 17, 9-12 p.m. the sale will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parking lot, 25 Church Street (Huntington Green), Shelton. The plants for sale were grown...
Five sun-loving perennials for a long season of color

Five sun-loving perennials for a long season of color

You cannot lose with these favorite easy blooms growing in your garden this season. All five of these are not only long-season bloomers, but are deer resistant and drought tolerant as well. For the greatest visual impact I recommend planting in groups of three to five of each type of...
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Bishop Wicke named a Best Nursing Home Ranking

Bishop Wicke named a Best Nursing Home Ranking

Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton was recently selected by U.S. News and World Report to receive a Best Nursing Homes Ranking for 2014, a title it had also won in 2013. U.S. News rated nearly 16,000 nursing homes across the country in an effort to help caregivers and families find the best...

Events occurring April 24 and onward

36th Trumbull Arts Festival accepting applications for the Literary Competition, open to grades 3 and up, as well as to adults; info., at trumbull-ct.gov/arts; info., 203-452-5065. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $12/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, Peacock Cafe, Jungle Canteen, Gift...
New defibrillator implant keeps heart under control

New defibrillator implant keeps heart under control

A cardiac patient at St. Vincent’s Medical Center recently received Fairfield County’s first implant of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD), a new life-saving device for irregular heart rhythms. This is the first defibrillator anywhere to operate without touching the heart. Cardiac electrophysiologist Joseph Tiano, MD, of Cardiology Physicians of Fairfield County, successfully implanted the...
Honey: It’s time to taste the sweetness of spring

Honey: It’s time to taste the sweetness of spring

There is much sweetness to spring, as the days turn warmer and the earth begins to blossom. The sunshine opens up the spirit inside us, reminding us to speak sweetly to our friends and loved ones and be ever grateful for the many blessings each new season brings. During Easter celebrations many sweet treats are...
State makes another jump in home sales

State makes another jump in home sales

Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose 2.8% in February compared with February 2013, according to a new report from the Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. This is the 10th consecutive month that home sales have increased in Connecticut. There were 1,177 single-family homes sold in February this year vs. the 1,145 homes sold...

Events occurring April 16 and beyond

36th Trumbull Arts Festival accepting applications for the Literary Competition, open to grades 3 and up, as well as to adults; info., at trumbull-ct.gov/arts; info., 203-452-5065. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $12/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, Peacock Cafe, Jungle Canteen, Gift...
Selling your house? Low cost ways to spiff up the curb appeal

Selling your house? Low cost ways to spiff up the curb appeal

When buyers drive up to a property, sometimes the curb appeal can make or break the showing. A messy, unkempt yard and seemingly neglected exterior can be such a turn-off that buyers do not even want to enter the house. Looking to spruce up the exterior with very little investment? Take a look through these...
Add to your spring cleaning list: your jewelry box

Add to your spring cleaning list: your jewelry box

Ah, spring cleaning in April — a traditional rite of passage into the very welcome warmer months of May and June. Historically, this refers to housecleaning, as well as outdoor items — but it would be an excellent idea for you to consider adding your jewelry to the list. Of course, jewelry always looks best when it’s been cleaned, but there are several very good reasons why...
Farmhouse features a spot for horses and relaxation

Farmhouse features a spot for horses and relaxation

This Colonial Farmhouse in Southport sits on nearly 21 acres of land suitable for horses, beautiful views and more. Located at 1170 Hulls Farm Road, Southport, the home has 16 rooms in its 7,000 square feet inside, which includes: six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and one partial bathroom, laundry room, staff quarters, breakfast area, formal...
Property offers rich history and legend

Property offers rich history and legend

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has listed the renovated and updated historic John Waterbury House in the heart of Darien. The historic home is set on more than two acres overlooking a land trust meadow with mature trees and manicured lawns. It was once the dwelling of Lt. John Waterbury, who fought in the American...

Here’s a story about deer, and keeping the ticks at bay

This pop of heat isn’t just allowing everyone outside for a fast leg stretch, it’s waking up the plants and the wildlife too! Deer are out and about, here’s things to consider to keep them off your property.   Why am I seeing so many deer? The deciduous trees (trees with leaves like oak as...
John Grosso promoted to regional manager for William Raveis

John Grosso promoted to regional manager for William Raveis

Ryan Raveis, executive vice president of William Raveis Mortgage, has announced the promotion of John Grosso to regional manager for loan officers in southwestern Connecticut. “On behalf of the entire William Raveis family, I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to John on his promotion to Regional Manager for William Raveis Mortgage,” Raveis said....