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You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu shot will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the flu. The flu, also called seasonal influenza, is caused by one of several strains of influenza virus (type A or B) that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu makes life miserable for a week or two for many people, and is deadly for some. Flu season can start as early as...read more
DID YOU KNOW? Coastal Orthopedic’s own, Dr. Mark Fletcher of Westport, is a Former 2X Track & Field USA Team Member and an Olympic Level Coach. He is also on the surgical team for Sports Medicine at Coastal Orthopedics with specialties in hip & knee, reconstructive surgery, orthopedic sports medicine and reconstructive shoulder surgery with a special interest in throwing related injuries. We are lucky to be in such great hands!read more
If you are staying in town over February break, and looking for some activities for your kids, see some programs – and camps – offered below!read more
Looking for a quick after school snack to show your little Valentines you love them? This five ingredient treat is so good and tastes like a chocolate covered cherry!read more
With summer on everyone’s mind, we put together an extensive summer camp guide, including the majority of the local camps in the area. You can look at the camps broken down by Big Kids (5+), Little Kids (2-5), and Specialty Camps (i.e., arts, sports, farm). We hope this helps!read more
If like us, getting your kids swim lessons before summer gets here is on your mind, you might be interested to learn more about Children of the Sound (COTS), and it’s co-founder (and also Weston mom!), Courtney Kilc! Courtney spent her career before COTS in restaurant consulting and startups, and found her real passion running this incredible local swim program focused on a firm but loving approach to the sport with her husband who was a world-class swimmer and record-setter. In her free time, Courtney loves staying active, raves about a recent trip to Majorca with her family, and loves Osteria Romana in Norwalk for family dinners! Thanks to Courtney and the amazing COTS program, many local kids may be swimming very soon!read more
Kick Valentine’s Week off Right with these recipes and festive ideas thanks to Ruth Ridgeway Designs!
If you are looking for something a little fun and different to do to celebrate this Valentine’s Day – with friends, a significant other, or even with your family – Ruth Ridgeway Designs shares some great ideas! Whether it’s a fun themed drink, a new festive recipe, or some ideas to decorate your house or table, check these out; you will be on your way!read more
Treasured Time is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that gives the ‘Gift of Moments’ to Connecticut families with children ages 3-18, where a parent is suffering from a life-threatening illness. On March 2nd, they are hosting a “Comedy Night Fundraiser” at the Westport Inn. For more information about this terrific cause, and event, read more!read more