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Features

In Their Own Words by Camilla A. Herrera The next generation of Ten Teens to Watch—future influencers already making their mark A New Health Plan by Beth Cooney An inside look into how patient care and community medicine will improve after the new Stamford Hospital opens later this month In With the Bold by Megan Gagnon Stacey Bendet, Brett Heyman and Stuart Weitzman, three designers making serious fashion statements Queen of the Mountain by Colleen Crowley Alicia O’Neill joins a team of climbers to take on Mount Kilimanjaro and support multiple myeloma research

Departments

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Features

Best of the Gold Coast 2016
by Diane Sembrot
The votes have been tallied: We present to you the 165+ winners of our twelfth annual poll

Basic Acts of Kindness
by Liz Skalka
The New Covenant Center unveils a new name, a new facility and new services, along with expanded dining and pantry offerings to better serve its guests

Lots to Smile About
Meet our Top Dentists 2016—a vital list of recommended specialists for every home


Departments

Editor’s Letter
By Camilla A. Herrera

Status Report
Buzz: Impact Fairfield County: Inspirica; Health Report: Men’s Aesthetics
Shop: Lord & Taylor Updated
Go: Golf Camps; Ford Explorer Platinum
Home: Outdoor Grilling and Entertaining
Do: panish Staycation; Wednesday Nite Live; Alive @ Five
Eat: Saltaire; Q&A with Robin Selden

Finance Fix
Renting Out Your Home
By Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Dad About Town
Burgers & Hot Dogs
By Kevin McKeever

Up Close
Sarah Edwards Goes Pro
By Beth Cooney

Scene Stealers
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Ferguson Library, Laurel House, Mill River Collaborative, Palace Theatre, St. Joseph Parenting Center, Stamford Public Education Foundation, World Affairs Forum

Index of Advertisers

Postscript

 

 

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Features

Insider’s Guide for Kids
by David Podgurski
25 cool things to do this summer so mom and dad never have to hear, “I’m bored” again

Heroin: Too Close to Home
by Timothy Dumas
Everything you need to know about the drug epidemic hitting Fairfield County especially hard, and the health crisis that continues to unfold

Meet the Press
by Beth Cooney
The Washington Post national political reporter and Stamford native, Katie Zezima, opens up about covering Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, life on the road and her rapid ascent in the competitive world of print journalism


Departments

Editor’s Letter
By Camilla A. Herrera

Status Report
Buzz: Filling in the Blanks; Andrew Chappelle of Hamilton; Health Report: Fertility
Shop: Gifts for Mom and Dad
Go: Sailing the British Virgin Islands; Audi Q7
Home: Wakefield Design Center
Do: Paula’s Podcasts; Stamford’s 375th; Don’t Miss This; Road Races
Eat: Café Noir; New and Upcoming Restaurants

Dad About Town
Teen on the Road
By kevin McKeever

Scene Stealers
The Avon Theatre, MS Society Connecticut Chapter, Stamford Family YMCA, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford Peace, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic

Vows
Conte–Serraillier
Caruso–Farris
Special Style Section

Index of Advertisers

Postscript

 

 

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Features

Masterful Mix
by Camilla A. Herrera
The old world charm of the past meets the glamour of the present in this North Stamford Revolutionary period Colonial

Word on the Street
by Liz Skalka
Points, topics and issues to ponder if you’re buying, selling or wondering what’s driving the real estate market today

The Age of Elegance
by Megan Gagnon
Three fashion designers—Lela Rose, Naeem Khan and Katie Ermilio— making the case for romance, whimsy and dressing up


Departments

Editor’s Letter
By Camilla A. Herrera

Status Report
Buzz: Kick-It Trainer; Bike Season; Health Report: Celiac Disease; Stamford Turns 375
Shop: Nautical Style, Soft Pinks, Tropical Boho
Go: New England Getaways; BMW 750i xDrive
Home: Eleish van Breems; Schwartz Design Showroom
Do: Teen Sports Training; CVW Body Design; Don’t Miss This;
Eat: Cilantro; Noir Stamford

Finance Fix
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Up Close
by Beth Cooney

Dad About Town
by Kevin McKeever

Scene Stealers
Kids In Crisis, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, New Covenant Center, Operation: Heal Our Heroes, Stamford Hospital, Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Vows

Index of Advertisers

Postscript

 

 

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Features

Brothers In Arms
by Beth Cooney
Two friends united by tragedy—The story of how one veteran’s suicide prompted Everrett Weston and Patrick Bolchoz to bring post traumatic stress to everyone’s attention.

From Nip to Tuck
by Jamie Marshall
From minor tweaks to major overhauls, we’ve got the lowdown on all the treatments that are hot, new and on the horizon.

Ready, Jet, Go!
by Kim-Marie Evans
The ultimate in fantastical and unusual vacations for adventurers and armchair travelers alike


Departments

Editor’s Letter
By Camilla A. Herrera

From the Founders
Crisis at Kids in Crisis
by Jack Moffly

Status Report
Buzz: Samantha Cross; Book Clubs; Health Report: Pap Smears
Shop: Lord & Taylor for Men; Winter Make-up
Go: Travel Mistakes; Mercedes GLE Coupe
Home: Del Frisco’s Grille
Do: Fitness Reboot; Wine Rooms; Don’t Miss This; Job Hunt Tips

Finance Fix
Alternative Investments
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Scene Stealers
AmeriCares, Bennett Cancer Center, Eagle Hill School, Greenwich Education Group, Lord & Taylor, Moffly Media, Stamford Hospital, Stamford Symphony

Top Doctors Of Fairfield County

Index of Advertisers

Postscript

 

 

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Features

Make It Special
by Valerie Foster
Come and get it—our fourth annual restaurant guide for every special occasion on your calendar

Portraits of Strength
by Jill Johnson
The eighth annual Light a Fire Awards, presented to locals who step in to help with selfless devotion and tireless service to the causes they support

Behind the Curtain
by Dan Hajducky
The Curtain Call theater company celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday with music, drama, comedy and a whole lot of laughter

Top Lawyers
Whether you’re starting a business, buying a house or getting sued, you’ll want some top-notch legal advice. Here’s a guide to the best in Fairfield County.


Departments

Prelude

Editor’s Letter

Status report
Buzz: Sam Faber; Ferguson Library, Party Style; Diabetes; Fitness; Holiday Classics
Shop: Holiday Gift Guide Eat: Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria; Mimi Pascal and Something Sweet
Go: Noteworthy Caribbean; Range Rover Sport SV
Home: DWR; 898 Summer Street
Do: Ali Rakowski; Bowls of Love; Healthy Thanksgiving

Finance Fix
Happiness is a pre-nup
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Up Close
Erin Emmett
by Beth Cooney

Dad About Town
Doughnuts
by Kevin McKeever

Scene Stealers
Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Dana’s Angels Research Trust, Hands For Life, Kids in Crisis, MarcUS for Change, Moffly Media, Stamford Hospital, Stamford Public Education Foundation

Vows
Trend Report; Fice–Rak; Downing–Yudain

Index of Advertisers

Postscript

 

 

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Features

Expressing Themselfies!
by Beth Cooney
Meet the 2015 class of Ten Teens to Watch, future trailblazers already setting a course and making their mark in their own way

Eat. Play. Shop.
by David Podgurski and Camilla A. Herrera
A celebration of Stamford neighborhoods, a patchwork of locations that define the character of the city and home to the many places where we like to hang out

Great Expectations
by Megan Gagnon
Get to know Wes Gordon, Alexis Isaias and Adam Lippes: three designers who’ve gained recognition from the fashion elite and built brands worth following. With their latest collections, they are destined to become new favorites


Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status report
Buzz: Hands for Life 2015; King Turns 150; Beacon School; David’s Soundview Catering; Health Report: Mammograms
Shop: Fall Fashion Preview: Military, Haute Hippie and Neutrals
Go: Ski Canada; Corvette Stingray
Home: Mark DeVito & Flea Market Flip; First-Time Homebuying Tips; BLT Purchase
Do: Strength Training; Nancy Judd & Recycle Runway
Eat: In the Kitchen With Martha Stewart; Best Bartender

Finance Fix
Cost of Living in Fairfield County
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Up Close
Chris Harrison
by Beth Cooney

Dad About Town
Shopping for the Kids
by Kevin McKeever

Scene Stealers
AmeriCares, Bartlett Arboretum, Bennett Cancer Center, Childcare Learning Centers, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Greenwich Education Group, New Covenant House, Palace Theatre, Shelter for the Homeless, Stamford Hospital, Stamford magazine, Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Features

Best of the Gold Coast 2015
The results are in! Our guide to what you think is best in Fairfield County is here! Check out who won in food, drink, fashion, beauty, home, garden, fitness and family.

Best of Stamford
The city scores big again! Our latest poll reveals town favorites and new destinations worth visiting.

Making His Mark
by Valerie Foster
Catering king Marc Weber isn’t one to put things on the back burner. He continues to grow his successful business OnTheMarc Events while embracing new passions and exploring new interests

Something to Smile About
Orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists and more—the must-have Top Dentists list of 194 specialists in Fairfield County.


Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status report
Buzz: Gil Daniels; By the Book; Summer Pet Care; Health Report: Melanoma
Shop: Summer Fashion: From days poolside to evenings out on the town
Go: Vacation Rental Companies: HomeAway, 3rd Home, Airbnb; Lincoln MKC
Home: Carey Karlan; Summerizing the Home
Do: Jazz Up July; Alive @ Five; Outdoor Workouts; Heckscher WILD!
Eat: Summer Scoop: Ice Cream

Up Close
Rob Engel
by Dan hajducky

Dad About Town
Hot Slice of Heaven
by Kevin McKeever

Vows
Ertrachter–Hinlicky, Capazzo–Skudlarek

Scene Stealers
AmeriCares, Ferguson Library, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Global Lyme Alliance, Laurel House, Mill River Collaborative, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Stamford Family YMCA, Stamford Peace, Villa Maria School

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Features

Pie, Oh My!
by Ann Kaiser
17 pizzas, 3 days and 1 pie-lover's unabashedly subjective tasting tour of Stamford pizzerias

Insider's Guide 2015
by Beth Cooney
Our handpicked panel of seven local experts share memories and must-know places to eat, shop, play, volunteer and more

The SoundWaters Effect
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
As SoundWaters celebrates twenty-five years, plans are underway for the environmental nonprofit to play a leading role in expanding public access to the city's waterfront and Long Island Sound


Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status report
Buzz: Jack Mitchell and Hug Your Customers; Julio Sales; Populatti; Pediatric ER; Stamford Youth Tennis Academy
Shop: Chandni Thawani and SmartActiveEco; Summer Fashion for Men
Go: Martha’s Vineyard, The Hamptons & Nantucket; Maserati Ghibli S Q4
Home: Stacy Bass and Gardens at First Light; Outdoor Décor
Do: Fitness Footwear; Canada 2015: Women’s World Cup; Hair and Beauty for Summer; Franklin Street Works
Eat: Little Pub; Health Update: Brain Food

Finance Fix
Low-Risk Investing
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Vows
Special Wedding Trend Report, Calderoni-Garvey, Franco-Aivalis

Scene Stealers
Avon Theatre Film Center, Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, Reach PREP, Stamford Public Education Foundation

Up Close
Chordale Booker
by Dan Hajducky

Dad About Town
Getting a Grip
by Kevin Mckeever

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Features

Crown Jewel by Judy Ostrow Designed by Interieurs Dovecote, this Stamford “castle” blends soft, modern furnishings with sleek fixtures and plenty of shimmer and shine Trifecta of Fashion by Riann Smith Three style icons—Brunello Cucinelli, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons and Tiffany & Co. design director Francesca Amfitheartrof—share their take on Spring 2015 Real Estate Survival Guide by C.J. Hughes Making a move? What buyers and sellers must know to navigate the Stamford market effectively

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Features

Love Matters
by Beth Cooney
Scott and Jamie Krug candidly reveal the medical ordeals their children, Parker and Owen, have endured in their young lives. The love and support Scott and Jamie share is what they depend on to do whatever it takes to care for their kids.

The Future of Medicine Is Here
by Beth Cooney
Local doctors reveal how cutting-edge technology and the latest research directly affect the ways they practice medicine, and prevent and treat disease.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
by Kim-Marie Evans
The ultimate bucket list of once-in-a-lifetime exotic, luxurious and adventurous destinations

Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Healing Hounds; Valentine’s Day App Tool Kit; Heart Health Update; InspiriKing Chess Club        
Shop: Winter Fashion; Essential Travel Gear
Go: Luxury Airline Comfort
Home: The New Traditional; Development News; North Stamford Home
Do: MediSpas; Fit4Mom Fairfield County; Chelsea Piers Athletic Club & Dance Academy
Eat: Di Nardo’s Ristorante Italiano

Finance Fix
Long-Term Health Care Insurance
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser    

Dad About Town
Just Skating By
by Kevin McKeever

Scene Stealers
Loft Artists Association, Moffly Media, Paint the Town Pink, Palace Theatre, Stamford Hospital, Stamford Magazine, Stamford Museum & Nature Center        

Top Doctors of Fairfield County
The sought-after list of physicians ranked the best in their fields by their peers, representing all specialties from cardiology to surgery

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Features

Dine In & Dine Out   
by Valerie Foster
From markets to fine dining—Our annual, locally sourced food lovers’ guide to all things edible in Stamford right now

Agents of Change
by Jill Johnson
Our annual tribute to those who give back with the seventh annual Light a Fire Awards. Meet the people who think no task is too big or cause too small to make a difference.

Best Lawyers of Fairfield County                             
Stars of the Bar— this year’s list of 194 Best Lawyers in Fairfield County who are tops in their specialties

Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Inspirica Holiday Gift Collection; Terry Crews & Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?; Life of Lucy; Pregnancy Fitness      
Shop: Valerie Thompson & Cushie B; Carolee & AmeriCares; Show-Stopping Jewelry
Go: Destination: Disney; BMW M235i Coupe
Eat: Paloma; Pizza Luca
Home: Winterizing Your Garden; Boom Town; Shippan Home ; Holiday Tabletop
Do: Lulu Powers& Holiday Party Tips; David Baldacci & On His Shelf; New Covenant House of Hospitality

Vows
Special Wedding Trend Report
Lucas–Pacheco; Beaumon–Marino

Scene Stealers
AmeriCares, Alzheimer’s Association, Laurel House, Moffly Media, Palace Theatre, Sustainable America, Villa Maria School        

Up Close   
Lina & Lara Ariss-Abdo & Les Cinq Amandes
by Kathy Satterfield            

Dad About Town
Talking Turkey
by Kevin McKeever

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Postscript
From Our Family to Yours

 

 

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Features

Growing Up In Stamford   
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser
Ten longtime residents enjoy a walk down memory lane while sharing childhood memories of the past

Here & Now
by Chris Hodenfield
Looking up and taking note of the ever-changing Stamford skyline

Making the Cut
by Beth Cooney
Meet our Ten Teens to Watch, future leaders already making their mark

Behind the Collections
by Megan Gagnon
Designer Derek Lam, jewelry designer Sylva Yepremian, and Deborah Lloyd, president and creative director of kate spade new york, tell us about brand-building in the world of fashion.

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Publisher’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Aaron Bantum; Chris Waddell; Hey Stamford!; Ferguson Library; Kevin Pierre-Louis & Silas Redd; Fall Reading List        Shop: Fall Fashion Runway Report: ’60s  Comeback; Seeing Red; Day & Night
Go: Destination: Cuba; Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Home: High-Tech Smart Homes; Designer Kitchen; Shippan Home
Do: Entertaining: Modern Etiquette; Statement Invitations; Out-of-the-Box Themes; Hostess Style; Flower Power
Eat: Gastro Bar; Best Bartender; Stephanie Izard and Top Chef Duels

Scene Stealers
Abilis, Bennett Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Alliance, Childcare Learning Centers, Jack and Jill of America, Moffly Media, SoundWaters, Stamford Magazine, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford Hospital, Umbrella Club            

Vows
Mercede–Mehok, D’Andrea–Fein

Up Close
Tazio Torregiani                
by Kathy Satterfield

Dad About Town
Being Schooled
by Kevin McKeever

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Features

Best of the Gold Coast 2014   
The results of our annual reader’s poll are in! Our guide to the best in Fairfield County—according to you—dishes on top winners in food, drink, fashion, beauty and so much more  

Best of Stamford
We love the “City That Works” and it shows.
Learn who scored top wins and major upsets

Fire & Ice
by Beth Cooney
Pack your bags, hit the road and indulge— nearby five-star getaways that will have you basking in luxury in no time

Top Dentists 2014
Orthodontists, endodontists, pediatric specialists and more—the must-have list of 189 leading practitioners in six specialties in the area

Departments

Editor's Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Author Christopher Buckley; Pairing Cigars; Chelsea Piers; Palace Theatre Fall Preview
Shop: The Best Swimsuit For You; Citrus Fashion
Go: Connecticut Day Trips; Airplane Etiquette; Cadillac CTS Vsport
Do: Jazz Up July, Alive@Five; Mill River Park; Healthy Grilling; Gathering of the Vibes
Eat: F.I.S.H. Restaurant + Bar; Aarón Sánchez of Paloma

Scene Stealers
Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Fairfield County Community Foundation, King Low Heywood Thomas, Mill River Collaborative, New Covenant House of Hospitality, Planned Parenthood, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Public Education Foundation

Vows
Jagodzinski–Giambruno
Coursen–Steber

Up Close
Jimmy Locust                                 

Dad About Town
Coasting Together                                

Finance Fix
Buying a Summer Home

Index of Advertisers

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Features

Insiders’ Guide   
Local experts share 125+ hot spots, shops, services, deals, must-do’s, ways to give, fun facts and more

Single in Stamford
Straight talk from the unattached—many using aliases to protect their innocence—covering what’s good, bad and ugly in the city’s dating scene

Destination Summer
Pack your bags, hit the road and indulge—nearby five-star getaways that will have you basking in luxury in no time

From “Yes” to “I Do”   
20+ wedding style steals for the big day

Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Conductor Christian Capocaccia; Activity Trackers; Art Deco artist Hildreth Meière; A Day in the Life of David Martin; Mayapple Center; Ryan Haggerty
Shop: Agabhumi; Heart of Gold; Russ Hollander Master Goldsmith; Nagi; Fitness Fashion
Go: Manhattan Getaway
Home: Culinary Center at Deane Showroom; Haute Properties; Dream Home
Do: Gary Z Centerpieces; Floral Arrangement Tips; Outdoor Workouts; FIFA World Cup 2014
Eat: The Inn at Pound Ridge; Cotto winebar & Pizzeria; Tango Grill

Scene Stealers
Avon Theatre, Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Stamford Family YMCA, Wakefield Design Center         

Vows
Dickinson–Kennedy
P’an–Cooper

UpClose
Hunter Zampa                                 

Dad About Town
Backstage Pass                                

Finance Fix
Private Personal Banking

Index of Advertisers

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Features

A Real Recovery   
What’s up, what’s moving and what’s selling: Our in-depth annual report on the state of the local real estate market

A World of Vision
Stamford resident Scott Hamilton channels his wanderlust into medical missions abroad focused on restoring sight and helping to curb blindness

Modern Views
A visit to a lakefront home in the country that inspired a shift from traditional tastes to one that is serene, sleek and minimal 

Departments

Editor’s Letter

Status Report
Buzz: Citizen of the Year; Pinot’s Palette; Sacred Heart Graduate Center; Maker Bot; New page turners; St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall Joseph Tooher Jr.
Shop: Leslie Tamarkin Jewelry; Eres; California Closets; Boutique Watchmakers
Go: Spring Ski Destinations; Long Wharf Theatre; Audi: Power Play
Home: South End Design District; Farrow & Ball’s New Colors; Kid Décor that Feels Grown Up
Do: Bar Games; Stamford Trivia; High-Intensity Fitness; Loft Artists’ Draw On; Spin Odyssey
Eat: Cask Republic Opening; Eat Street: Adam Truelove of Napa & Co, Castle Pub & Grill Opening, Pizza Luca Food Truck

Scene Stealers
Alzheimer’s Association, AmeriCares, Democratic City Committee, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; National MS Society, Moffly Media, New Covenant House of Hospitality

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Our complete and frank girlfriend’s guide to all things nip and tuck, including the truth about costs and how long results really last   

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International sports champs Gigi Fernandez and Jane Geddes, now married with children, put down roots in the area

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Eat Up Stamford!
Our locally sourced guide to the city’s dining scene right this minute

The New Givers
The thirteen recipients of our sixth annual Light A Fire awards, on their good causes, their DIY work ethics and the impact of their results-driven efforts

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Martindale Hubbell’s ranking of the best legal talent in Fairfield County in eighty-seven areas of practice

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Generation Next
Meet Stamford’s ten teens to watch, future leaders already making headlines today

Family Trees
A nostalgic tour of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens led by Robert A. Bartlett to to commemorate the centennial of the world-renowned nature preserve

Building It Forward
With the impending release of his memoir Walk In Their Shoes, Jim Ziolkowski reflects on two decades of doing good for kids as CEO of Stamford-based buildOn 

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Best of Gold Coast Connecticut 2013
The votes are in! Do you agree with your neighbors’ picks? Check out the results of our ever popular annual poll for the best in food, family, fitness, fashion and fun.

Best of Stamford 2013
You brought out the vote. A few new surprises join your local favorites and insider picks.

Soap Dish
One Life to Live and All My Children are back from the dead and setting viewing records from their production digs in Stamford.

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Eat Street
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Shelf Indulgence
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Window Shopping: Curious Ink 
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Going Global
Mickela Mallozzi takes on the world one dance step at a time
By Beth Cooney

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Moveable Feast
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Go the Distance
Our top getaways for the thrill seeker, the jet-setter, the foodista, the sightseer and the party animal
by Beth Cooney   

Magic Man
With a deck of cards and tricks up his sleeves, Ryan Oakes is well suited to the world of illusion
by Beth Cooney

A Garden for All Seasons
A tour of the historic Goodbody Garden, a lush oasis hidden in plain sight and open to the public   
by Nancy A. Ruhling

Something Borrowed
Local brides share their personal style tips to help you create a look of your own
by Carisha Swanson

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Eat Street
by Elizabeth Keyser
Shelf Indulgence: Journey to Another World
by David Podgurski
Window Shopping: Exhale Spa
by Carisha Swanson
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A New Health Plan
New Stamford Hospital complex to break ground
by Beth Cooney

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Urban Trekker
Essential travel gear
by Carisha Swanson

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Avon Theatre
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education
Go Red For Women
Kids Helping Kids
Women’s Business Development Council
            
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Terenzio-Corsello
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On the Homefront
Five Stamford homes with major curb appeal that will charm you and tempt you to pull over for a closer look
by camilla a. herrera   

Building a Stronger Future
Signs point to a modest turnaround, plus other topics in our annual report on the state of Stamford real estate
by C. J. Hughes

Model Citizens
A look back at the history of the Citizen of the Year Award, and the honorees who define the civic pride of the City That Works   
by C. J. Hughes

What to Wear Now
Local picks for this Spring’s hottest looks and our suggestions for easy updates for your closet
by Carisha Swanson

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The Miracle of Stamford
by Jack Moffly

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Eat Street: Bits & Bites, Sip This!
by Eizabeth Keyser
Shelf Indulgence: Live With Books
by David Podgurski
Window Shopping: Soft & Sparkly
by Carisha Swanson

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Brighten Up
New looks for your home décor
by Carisha Swanson

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Citizen of the Year,First County Bank Foundation, Moffly Media, SoundWaters, Stamford Family YMCA

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Harlan Social
by Mary Kate Hogan
Plan B Burger Bar
by Carisha Swanson

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Do. See. Taste. Know. Play.
Our Insider’s Guide to Stamford: 75 reasons why life here is better than anywhere else
by Beth Cooney   

The Game is On
Staffers begin to move in as construction of the new NBC Sports Group complex in Stamford reaches completion    
by Brigitte Quinn

Top Doctors
Doctors answer questions and debunk medical myths, plus our list of 323 physicians in forty-eight specialties
by C.J. Hughes

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Kid-friendly recipes from Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer, the latest from Eat for Equity, and great reads for the winter months

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The Urban Planner
Darron Copeland amasses a collection of architectural souvenirs that pays tribute to the world’s great skylines    by Camilla A. Herrera

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From Trendy to Sporty
Winter gear for fashionistas and outdoor enthusiasts
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A Perfect Setup
Five local designers create a feast for the eyes with elegant ways to set the ultimate holiday table.

Lighting the Way
Meet this year's Light A Fire honorees, twelve heroes who improve the world around us by devoting themselves to lessening the burden of others.
By Jill Johnson

A Taste of Stamford
The ultimate guide to wining, dining, and unwinding in Stamford, covering everything that is new, classic and great in our ever-growing dining scene.
By Elizabeth Keyser and Camilla A. Herrera

Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell's ranking of Fairfield County's leading attorneys in sixty-six areas of practice.

Here Come the Experts
He popped the question and you said yes. Now what? Celeb wedding experts Preston Bailey, Lela Rose, and Ron Ben-Israel tell us how to make it a perfect day.
By Carisha Swanson

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Fitness tips from the pros, a new chef at Napa & Co., an artist remembered, and a happy birthday to some Stamford nonprofits.

Up Close- Hot Pots
Beth Ann Sweeney builds a business from a lifelong love of vintage cookware.
By Beth Cooney

Fab Finds- From Trendy to Artsy
Gift ideas for the holidays.
By Carisha Swanson

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The Antique & Artisan Center, Abilis, Bartlett Arboretum, Kids in Crisis, Moffly Media, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Special Olympics Connecticut, Stamford Downtown, Stamford Sail and Power, Stamford Yacht Club

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Their Futures Look Bright
Meet some amazing Stamford teens, lending helping hands and reaching new heights in class, on the field and on stage.
by Beth Cooney

Closing the Achievement Gap
The education reform bill has got everyone talking. But how will it really affect your kids?
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

An Enduring Legacy
Education advocate Rachel Robinson on life in Stamford and her work at the Jackie Robinson Foundation since its birth forty years ago
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

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Stamford Toys expands to books, a new home for the Wildlife Center, our roundup of some yummy burgers, plus some downtown scoop

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Portrait of an Artist; Old Town Hall Museum reopens with a show of works by the late Lora Eberly Ballou
by Ana Rocha
     
Fab Finds
From Funky to Formal Accessories for Fall
by Carisha Swanson

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In Good Taste
Bar Q
by Valerie Foster

Bordering Bites: Elm
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Power Play
Chelsea Piers Connecticut opens its doors and delivers a dream team of coaches who will mold our young athletes into the stars they are meant to be.
by Beth Cooney

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Curtain Call turns forty, Hands For Life, local dish on new restaurant openings, and a look back at the South End.

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Go, Jhonny Go!
Stamford’s Jhonny Arteaga joins Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls
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Rodizio Grill
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Oberson–Um; Zaky–Bryniczca

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Going Solo
Ten luxury trips that will satisfy your inner jetsetter and put a dent on that bucket list
by Mary Kate Hogan

Fight Club
Fitness professionals Ahmad and Samad Mickens teach kids all the right boxing moves, plus quite a few lessons in self-respect and personal responsibility.
by C.J. Hughes

A Shore Thing
A coastal property that is all about the gorgeous garden—and its enviable view
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Every Last Detail
Celeb wedding planner Colin Cowie sits down with us and offers tips for a picture-perfect day.
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The perfect white shirt, In the Garden, tips for a bountiful garden and the latest scoop in Stamford

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Voices of Hope
The African Children’s Choir
by Beth Cooney

Fab Finds
Fashion: Blue notes
Beauty: Add more drama
Travel: Golfing must-haves

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Jackson–Salvatore
Marszalek–Zitani

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Patrizia’s
by Mary Kate Hogan

Kosh
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