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July-August 2010

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At Luc's Café in Ridgefield, classic French fare and a relaxed atmosphere are always on the menu.

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.

Ten Minutes With Larry Kudlow

For three decades Larry Kudlow has been smack in the middle of this country’s economic conversations. He’s worked at the Fed, for Reagan, and on Wall Street. Though he works in Fairfield and lives in Redding, we met at his studio at CNBC before his nightly show.

One State, Two State; Red State, Blue State

Dan Briody analyzes the fickle personality of Connecticut politics. Though at the moment Connecticut looks decidedly blue (Republican), the state has an independent streak that makes it hard to characterize and even harder to predict. And with an ailing economy fueling growing political discontent at both the national and state levels, the upcoming midterm elections are going to make great political theater.

Flowers on Main

Mary Jones is the third owner of the town flower shop Rodier Flowers. In addition to her attention to detail and service, Jones knows her customers—whether it’s a bride sharing her dream or a family mourning a loved one.

Press Rewind

Author Nick Wedge discusses the connection between the popular TV series "Mad Men" and the BBDO ad agency for which he worked in that time.

Alternative Road Trip

Lois Alcosser discusses the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT), a multi-use regional trail connecting Norwalk, Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding, and Danbury, as a way to get out of the car and decrease air pollution.

Doctors Off Call

Danbury Hospital's annual fashion gig was held at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury. The benefit celebrated the hospital’s 125th anniversary and raised funds for the general development fund.

Extra Innings

The Ridgefield Reds play with great heart — and sore muscles. Some older athletes are able to play baseball and win games well past their prime.

Green Village Initiative

Since February, Claire Carlson and the Ridgefield Green Village Initiative have been working with the high school and middle schools to bring vegetable gardens into the curriculum. While gardening is one aspect of sustainable living, energy, recycling, and the use of chemicals also require attention.
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