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March-April 2010

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In This Issue

Restorative Pleasures

The Monahan family thought that downsizing and moving to a smaller house was far off in their future. But when the family saw a 1950s farmhouse in Fairfield the distant future started to look a lot more like the present.

Get Down, Naturally

The Northeastern Organic Farm Association (NOFA) of Connecticut will hold its 28th annual winter conference in partnership with Manchester Community College’s “Team Green.” NOFA has been promoting local organic agriculture through both education and advocacy.

Encore Presentation

Marty Levine, owner of the newly opened French bistro Martel on the Post Road, has brought along his staff from Pane Vino to ensure a smooth transition.

Stag Party

The one-ton bronze stag that graces Fairfield University’s campus was a long time in the works, and many on campus are grateful to finally have a tangible mascot.

Calling for Windmills

The Bronson Windmill has withstood the test of time. What was once a functioning windmill now stands as a historic landmark—and cellular transmission site.

Air Time

Lou Heumann negotiated with the YMCA to build a skate park in town. Many local skaters went to board meetings to show their support and on opening day over 100 happy skateboarders filled the park.

P.T. Town

PT Barnum, perhaps the world’s greatest showman, is one of Fairfield’s most celebrated citizens. Making his home there for over two decades beginning in the 1840s, he build three mansions, founded a cemetery and even represented Fairfield in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Drawing Conclusions

Katherine Schwab, an art-history professor at Fairfield University, is doing more than teaching these days. Schwab is working on the restoration of the Parthenon, the ancient Greek temple in Athens.

Fairfield Arts Council Artist of the Year

The Family Tea

Cindi Bigelow, president of Bigelow Tea, takes pride in her company’s uncompromising method to produce great tea. Bigelow provides an energetic face to a Fairfield business that is known throughout the country.

Ten Minutes with Julie Chu

Geoffrey Morris interviews Julie Chu, who is originally from Fairfield and is a two-time Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey and six-time member of the U.S. women’s national team. Graduating from Harvard in 2007, she earned a degree in psychology while playing four years of ice hockey and setting the NCAA record for career points.

Fish Story

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