Chris Chagaris

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Spring in Fairfield County, CT

(Jun. 23, 2014) - UPDATED March 2017: Presenting the best things to do with your family in Fairfield County, CT, this spring. We've narrowed our list to the annual events that offer the most fun every year, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Greenwich, Bridgeport Bluefish baseball games, and a visit from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.


Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Winter in Fairfield County, CT

(Jun. 23, 2014) - Have the most fun this winter with our guide to the 20 must-do events in Fairfield County. Don't miss winter seasonal fun like ice skating at a local rink, visits with Santa and his reindeer, performances of The Nutcracker and Disney on Ice, and more!


Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Fall in Fairfield County, CT

(Jun. 19, 2014) - From an apple picking outing at a local Connecticut orchard, to watching the fall foliage change, there are plenty of family activities in Fairfield County, to keep you busy during Connecticut's autumn season. Don't miss the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, fresh made chowder to warm up a chilly fall day, and tons of Halloween activities in Fairfield County.


Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

Top 20 Things to Do in Summer in Fairfield County, CT

(Jun. 19, 2014) - Have the most fun this summer in Fairfield County, CT, with our list of the top 20 must-do events for your family. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy free outdoor Shakespeare, hit a local beach, and much more, all close to home!


How to Teach Tolerance to Your Children

(Feb. 04, 2011) - Schools may teach the value of acceptance during Black History Month, but it is our duty as parents to instill an unbiased mindset in our children all the time. Here, some thoughts on why teaching tolerance is important, and tips for handling the awkward moments.


How To Design a Calming Room for Autistic Kids

(Mar. 31, 2010) - Children on the autism spectrum need special kinds of surroundings, says interior designer Carolyn Feder. The registered interior designer owns Sensory Interior Design, a Dallas based design firm that specializes in organizing, arranging and designing residential (among other) spaces to fit the needs of special needs children.


Summer Learning

(Aug. 06, 2009) - The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational.


Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

(Jan. 21, 2009) - Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice.


Connie’s Bakery: Foundation Sweet Success

(Jun. 26, 2008) - Mouth-watering pastries and philanthropy may seem an unlikely combination. Connie’s Bakery and General Store in Mt. Kisco is changing that perception. The establishment donates 100 percent of its profits to area charities through its non-profit giving vehicle, Foundation Sweet Success.


Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

(Jan. 16, 2008) - “The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs.


Goal! Armonk Soccer Team Scores

(Sep. 05, 2007) - Soccer is a sport that is universal in its appeal to boys and girls. This, of course includes kids with special needs, who more often than not are unable to play on a regular team, for a host of reasons.


Young Philanthropists: The goodwill’s spreading

(Jul. 03, 2007) - Philanthropy is thriving in Westchester, and it’s not only among the adult set. More and more young people, some as young as kindergartners, are getting on the giving bandwagon and are finding unique ways to contribute to worthy causes, even those that benefit folks far away.


Sweet Smells of Success

(Feb. 14, 2007) - Lauren Groveman traces her passion for the lifestyle she embraces back to her childhood.


Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate

(Jan. 25, 2007) - The New Rochelle Public Library was the setting for a recent panel discussion designed to help Westchester parents better grasp the often daunting task of advocating for their children from elementary through high school.


Full Circle

(Oct. 17, 2006) - The world’s first ‘test tube baby’ is all grown up, and about to become a Mum


THE ULTIMATE GIFT

(Jul. 14, 2006) - We talk with local specialists for an update on the procedure of EGG DONATION.


Earthplace Expansion

(May. 02, 2006) - The woods of Westport, Connecticut boast a natural paradise and wildlife refuge known as Earthplace. This month, their new exhibit hall, Natureplace, opens.


Top Billing: Grand Central Kids

(Mar. 09, 2006) - March will be filled with music, thanks to the Kids on Central concerts at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains.


WHEN SPECIAL NEEDS LEAD THE WAY - One mother’s rise to the challenge

(Aug. 21, 2005) - Many people would be hard-pressed to juggle a busy law career while raising three daughters. When one daughter is severely physically challenged, the task might seem overwhelming. Not so for Adrienne Arkontaky, a White Plains-based lawyer with the firm of Steven M. Ratner, P.C. Arkontaky admits that it’s not easy, but her story is a testament to determination and overcoming obstacles and ultimately, through her career, to helping others.


In memory of Stewie,A Duck Learns To Swim

(Jun. 21, 2004) - Most people know the Stew Leonard name through its well-known — and well-stocked — grocery store namesakes located in Yonkers, Norwalk and Danbury.


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