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July-August 2010

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Going to Extremes

These athletes who happen to be your neighbors too take competitive spirit to the extreme--jumping from airplanes, biking through hills, running in the high heat, snowboarding through challenges, skiing vertically, and more.

Ten Minutes With Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is a New Yorker staff writer, CNN analyst, and author of five books. We talked with him at his country home about the Supreme Court, and his dog Thunder.

Warming Trends

Thanks to the warmth provided by a Rumford fireplace, life outdoors starts earlier in the year and lingers all the way into autumn. With wiring and Ethernet connection cleverly concealed in the stone pillars, the space serves as both office and media room. This ingenious idea gets everyone outside.

John Jay's Green Thumb

The glory of the John Jay Homestead grounds and gardens where the public is free to roam is like stepping back in the 19th century.

Doctors Off Call

Danbury Hospital's annual fashion gig was held April 23 at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury. The benefit, which attracted a record crowd of 470 friends, family, and community notables, celebrated the hospital’s 125th anniversary and raised funds for the hospital’s general development fund.

The Lake Effect

Terry and Barry Bocklet give a tour of their lake house, which is a restored Waccabuc boathouse. Now as a year round family home, it has become a magnet for family fun.

Press Rewind

Author Nick Wedge discusses the connection between the popular TV series "Mad Men" and the BBDO ad agency for which he works. He specifically finds the recurrence of the upward mobility theme.

Giving Oneself

When this Bedford woman suddenly was diagnosed with a life-threatening kidney disease, her friends rallied to give her hope, and a new kidney. It's a wonderful and heart-warming story.
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