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  1. Norwalk’s Kitty Kaiya Is Your Next Cute Cat Fix

    Norwalk’s Kitty Kaiya Is Your Next Cute Cat Fix

    Admit it. You number among the millions who cannot resist a cute cat photo. Emily Kempa certainly couldn’t.Pets didn’t seem to be in the cards for Norwalk’s Kempa family with dad having a severe cat allergy. Certainly rescues were out. But Emily Kempa wasn’t deterred. A little research found that Siberian Forest cats are known to be “hypo-allergenic,” and a particular photo of a fuzzy ...

  2. Sailboat Racer, Stamford Hospital, Ferguson Library Volunteer Patti Rockhill Dies At 83

    Sailboat Racer, Stamford Hospital, Ferguson Library Volunteer Patti Rockhill Dies At 83

    Patricia (Patti) Rockhill 83, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at her beloved harbor-side home in Stamford, surrounded by her books, her dearly loved springer spaniel Georgia and her family. She was 83.The youngest of three children, Patti was born in Rochester, to George and Estell VanEpps and is survived by her brothers George (Grace) and Donald; both residing in Rochester.After ...

  3. New Tenant Secured For Wilton Wellness Center

    New Tenant Secured For Wilton Wellness Center

    Sean Cahill, Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young's Fairfield/Westchester office, announced an addition of another medical specialty tenant at the Wilton Wellness Center, a 50,000-square-foot medical office building located at 249 Danbury Road in Wilton. The building was completed in the summer of 2018.Sean McDonnell, Principal, and Lori Baker, Vice President, of Avison Young ...

  4. Former Fairfield Resident Lillian Hull Hughes Dies At 92

    Former Fairfield Resident Lillian Hull Hughes Dies At 92

    Fairfield County native and longtime Town of Fairfield resident Lillian Hull Hughes, 92, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018. She was born in Bridgeport on Oct. 28, 1926 and lived in Fairfield before coming to Port Charlotte in 1991. Hughes was a retired manager of an answering service in Connecticut. She is predeceased by her husband, John W. Hughes; son, ...

  5. Westport's Westbury Group Brings On Yang, Croddy To Get (Even More) Deals Done

    Westport's Westbury Group Brings On Yang, Croddy To Get (Even More) Deals Done

    When you're a leading investment bank for entrepreneurs, having successful entrepreneurs on your team only reinforces your expertise and appeal – and only adds to your track record of getting deals done. With that in mind, Westport, CT-based Westbury Group, one of the largest investment banking firms in Connecticut, is announcing the addition of Ted Yang and Robert Croddy to the ...

  6. HSS Director Of Community Engagement Honored By National Rheumatology Association

    HSS Director Of Community Engagement Honored By National Rheumatology Association

    Fairfield’s Jillian Rose, LCSW, MPH, was honored by the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), receiving the Distinguished Educator Award during the American College of Rheumatology/ARHP annual meeting in October.Rose, originally from Guyana, has been with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) since 2005 and has long been recognized by her colleagues as an innovative ...

  7. Varsity, JV Doubles Teams Will Compete At 11th Annual Autumn Classic In Norwalk

    Varsity, JV Doubles Teams Will Compete At 11th Annual Autumn Classic In Norwalk

    Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education will host the 11th annual Autumn Classic Tennis Tournament for high-school age doubles teams on Sunday, Sept. 30. The tournament will be played at Longshore Club Park in Westport and Weston Field Club. Boys and girls teams are invited to register for the tournament, which benefits Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education. The Autumn Classic ...

  8. Far From Florence: Former Norwalk Hospital Nurse Evacuates Before Hurricane Makes Landfall

    Far From Florence: Former Norwalk Hospital Nurse Evacuates Before Hurricane Makes Landfall

    Judging by the number of OBX stickers spotted on cars, it’s fair to say that North Carolina’s Outer Banks are a popular escape destination for many in the area. That was certainly the case for Caron Balitsos who has been making the 10-hour drive to Hatteras Island every summer for decades. In fact, the former Norwalk Hospital ER nurse has moved to the Tar Heel state permanently, thanks ...

  9. Shake It Off: Norwalk’s Kure Spa Offers Vibrosaun Therapy

    Shake It Off: Norwalk’s Kure Spa Offers Vibrosaun Therapy

    Ten years ago, Liz Lew found herself suffering from such extreme fatigue that she had to leave her job and spent 20 or more hours a day in bed.“I would take three steps and became exhausted,” said the Norwalk resident. “That’s why my life was like for many years.”After various traditional medicine cures didn’t work, Lew sought out alternative treatments. First she changed her diet, ...

  10. Stamford-Based Better Postpartum Is There For the 'Fourth' Trimester

    Stamford-Based Better Postpartum Is There For the 'Fourth' Trimester

    Your newborn won’t stop crying and nothing you do seems to placate her; and you haven’t showered or had a conversation about anything other than baby poop in three days. You feel like you can’t even physically leave your home. Is it just being exhausted, or is it something more, like postpartum depression?For these moms – and all moms – Natalie Telyatnikov created Better Postpartum, an ...

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