Buying a retirement home? Think it through

Buying a retirement home? Think it through

I have had the pleasure recently of consulting with a few retired homeowners who are empty nesters and thinking of selling their homes. Their present homes, which once were so accommodating to their larger families, are now just too much space to take care of. What should they do? Where...
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Lacy, not racy

Lacy, not racy

Bridal fashion trending toward illusion

Off-the-shoulder necklines, bold colors, tulle overskirts, capes. Breezy fabrics. Cut-outs and crop tops. These are some of the looks that are trending right now in bridal fashion. There are also creative dresses that boast convertible skirts, particularly in tulle, so that the bride can wear a floor-length skirt for the ceremony and then take off...
Wedding dress stress

Wedding dress stress

Pressure points and how to work them

The wedding gown tends to be the most visible marker at a wedding celebration. And considering the emotions around that gown, it also tends to be a major source of stress for the bride — and sometimes her entire entourage. “Many brides will tell me horror stories of not being able to make a dress-shopping...
Wedding day transportation options

Wedding day transportation options

Couples about to tie the knot must make a host of decisions when planning their weddings. When and where to get married may be the most significant decisions a couple has to make, but such selections are only the tip of the iceberg for engaged couples. One important decision is how to get their guests...
Location, location, location

Location, location, location

Choose a venue that’s right for you

Planning a wedding is no small feat, as couples are faced with many decisions seemingly from the moment they get engaged right up until they walk down the aisle. One of the biggest decisions a couple will make is where to host the reception. Do you want a country or city reception venue? A country...
Here comes the... kid

Here comes the… kid

Considering the question ‘children or no children?’

There’s something enchanting about a precious basket-toting flower girl toddling down the aisle or a dashing ring bearer posing GQ-like in his pint-sized tux. And then there’s something scary about these real-life scenarios: • The bride walking down the aisle, eyes darting around and mind consumed with whether the young kids in her wedding party...
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 of ballet, yoga and Pilates,...

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....
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 Griffin is working in the...

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...