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See memorable homes and hidden gardens on Newtown tour

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Want to see some memorable homes and hidden gardens in Newtown’s historic district? Newtown Historical Society hosts its 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets purchased before Saturday, June 28, cost $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 8 to 12. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets also […] [Read More]
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Garden showcase rising on the grounds of Bridgeport estate

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Above, the Chimneys, a mansion at 124 Old Battery Rd. in Bridgeport, will be the site of the third Vines & Vignettes Spring Garden Fantasy Experience on Saturday, May 31. Photo: Ned Gerard With a backdrop of one of Bridgeport’s most historic homes, the third “Vines & Vignettes” will take root on the grounds of […] [Read More]
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HGTV’s “Cousins Undercover” seek homes to overhaul

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They have surprised a young mom with a complete overhaul of her home, helped a beloved coach catch up with home projects and transformed homes with their expertise and now HGTV’s “Cousins Undercover” Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri are looking for a few more people to help. As “Cousins Undercover” the two have made it […] [Read More]
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Secure your spot for a Glass House tour; tickets now on sale

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As you struggle through single-digit temperatures, try thinking about a time this spring when you will make your way through the Glass House campus, admiring all that is in bloom. Tickets for the 2014 Glass House tour are now on sale. The season will run from May 1 to Nov. 30. This year, in addition […] [Read More]
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Former WTNH anchor Sonia Baghdady embarks on new assignment

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Early on in her career, Sonia Baghdady realized that to look and feel good she would need some sure-fire strategies that fit into her busy lifestyle. It helped, too, if they could be easy on the wallet. “I found lots of shortcuts,” said Baghdady, an Emmy award-winning journalist and television personality, who has spent about […] [Read More]
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Family Centers readies for an illuminating weekend

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Help light up your neighborhood this weekend as part of Family Centers’ annual Hope Lights Lives luminary project, a fundraiser for the center’s bereavement and critical illness programs. Luminary kids are for sale in towns across Fairfield County, to support the initiatives of the Center for Hope and the Den for Grieving Kids. On Sunday, […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

Project Feederwatch is looking for a few good photographers

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Above, this photograph of a male pine grosbeak earned Catherine Diehl-Robbins of Alaska the grand prize in last year’s BirdSpotter photo contest. Will this year be your turn? Did you know by simply looking out your window and watching the birds land at your feeder, you could have a global impact on how scientists are […] [Read More]

Snap up decorating ideas at Southport showcase this weekend

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Above, celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia will be in Southport this weekend serving as honorary chairman of the designer showcase “Rooms with a View.” Was this the weekend you were finally going to pull that living room together, maybe the den? Have you been canvasing your favorite home decor store, looking for the accessories that […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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With the weather forecast such as it is, it’s best to plan some time in the outdoors this weekend. While there, you can get a better look at hawks and other raptors in Greenwich, learn more about Greek culture in Stamford, help clear the grounds of a national landmark, or begin to hunt for that […] [Read More]