Hitting the barre: Pure Barre Greenwich challenges, transforms

Hitting the barre: Pure Barre Greenwich challenges, transforms

Those looking for a total body workout will certainly find it at a Pure Barre class, but that’s not all they’ll get. Just ask anyone who’s held a position just a few seconds longer than they thought they could. The small movements that comprise a Pure Barre class, a fusion...
Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

For Griffin Hospital, it’s not just about providing care to those who need it, but working to keep people out of the hospital in the first place. The Valley hospital’s sixth annual 5K Walk/Run, to benefit the Center for Cancer Care is Saturday, Oct. 18, is just one way that...
The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14, 10-4 p.m., on the Town Hall Green, 5866 Main Street. The festival is a multi-media event that includes juried fine artists and crafters, food, a children’s creative center, community groups and entertainment. Free admission. For more information, call Emily...
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Ferrucci joins CT Orthopaedic

Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, PC has announced that orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Allen M. Ferrucci has joined the practice. Dr. Ferrucci will bring the total number of physicians in the group to 31, working from 12 offices located throughout southern Connecticut. “We are excited to add Dr. Ferrucci to our team,” stated Mr....

Dr Floch: How do we fight diabetes, obesity?

  Forty percent of Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime, so, what should we do? It is hard to believe but it is now predicted that two in every five American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime, according to an article published in the most recent edition of The...

CDC answers questions about Enterovirus

With at least one confirmed cast of Enterovirus reported in Connecticut recently, the Center of Disease Control has released a series of commonly asked questions and answers about the virus. What is the Enterovirus D68? Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. The virus was first identified in California in 1962, but it...

Residents ‘Step Out’ to fight Diabetes

There are several reasons Ridgefield resident Donna Donigi Gale has walked in and raised money for the American Diabetes Association’s annual Fairfield County walk for the last 12 years. Donna wants to raise awareness about the disease and its far-reaching effects on health and families. As well as support new research. “Every step I take...
Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

Special presentation helps public learn about Medicare

A presentation on Medicare 101 for the public will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock, 708a Bridgeport Ave. Bill Gary, a Medicare specialist, will discuss Medicare parts A, B and D, Medicare Advantage and supplement insurance programs. The session will provide insight on how people can...
Constant cravings: Hunger for the latest kitchen appliances drives trends

Constant cravings: Hunger for the latest kitchen appliances drives trends

Outdoor grilling and dining are two of the best things about summertime. However, once vegetable gardens die down and the evening air feels chillier, it’s time to leave even the most lavish of outdoor rooms and seek the warmth of our indoor kitchens. So, what’s cooking indoors? The continued evolution of kitchen design has made...

Commentary: Moving on from 1968

Ninteen sixty-eight was a turbulent year. I am not an historian, nor is this the venue to review the past. I moved some junk this week. In 1968, amid the mayhem and hijinx of the world, voters were given the option of selecting Richard Nixon, Eugene McCarthy or George Wallace. Mainstream, peacenik or racist. Over...
Events occurring from Sept. 11 onward

Events occurring from Sept. 11 onward

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall;...
Say 'welcome' with flowers

Say ‘welcome’ with flowers

Arranging flowers is such a delightfully creative art form, the perfect pursuit for those who wish to display expressions of beauty, elegance and grace throughout their home. From formal or extravagant, to sweet and simple, flower arrangements utilize the most beautiful material with a seemingly endless array of textures, shapes, and gorgeous colors. Flower arranging...
Dog-a-logue: Local pooches talk toys and treats

Dog-a-logue: Local pooches talk toys and treats

Author Laurel Braitman explains in her book Animal Madness (Simon & Schuster) that dogs can become depressed and suffer severe anxiety if they’re left alone at home too much, or if there’s no time for play; they’ll mope around, sleep too much and suffer quietly. So what’s the solution? We decided to ask a few...
Home briefs: Fall festivals, shopping trips and more

Home briefs: Fall festivals, shopping trips and more

Yarn outlet Written Words Bookstore, with the cooperation of leading yarn company Lion Brand, will be organizing a bus trip to visit Lion Brand’s outlet store located at Carlstadt, New Jersey on Sunday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations and payments in check or cash must be made by Thursday, Sept. 11. Tickets...
Handmade quilt raffle in Milford

Handmade quilt raffle in Milford

Have you ever wanted a handmade quilt to warm up your home, but have no idea how to make one? The Milford Environmental Protection Initiative (MEPI) is selling raffle tickets for a handmade quilt, and will put all the proceeds into funding grants for local projects to protect and enhance Milford’s natural environment. The quilt...