If you’ve been wondering about the new hotspot in town, Franny’s Pharmacy, check out this great interview with it’s owner, Griff Conti. In March of this year, Conti continued his mission to educate consumers about the life-changing potential of cannabis that has been wrongly stigmatized and misunderstood for the last generation through his latest endeavor. Check out this interview with entrepreneur Griff Conti on how education, safety, and connection to community play a vital role in hemp-retail success.
Do your kids love to play games? If so, you will be happy to know that gaming can actually be good for them! In fact, gaming as a family can be a fun and constructive way to nurture your bond and create lasting memories with your little ones. Of course, too much of anything is also never a good idea. So, how can you balance family fun with health and safety? Using these expert-backed family gaming tips can get you off to the right start.
While this strange time has many of us feeling stuck or craving the return to “normal life,” mom of two and certified Occupational Therapist, Lindsay Yellin used these last 4 months to turn her dream of building a one-of-a-kind playspace for kids into launching an app – EPIC Play 365 – designed to help families have 30-minutes of daily intentional connectivity time together while enjoying an EPIC PLAY activity. Though It just launched in late July, the response has been tremendous! In her free time, Lindsay loves time at Compo beach, and shares the fun fact that she and her husband met on JDate (and were the company’s poster child couple for 6 months!) Her enthusiasm for what she is doing is contagious, and we look forward to watching this rockstar mom take the world by storm!!
Pinstripes has reimagined their venues to comply with all safety standards and provide a safe and fun visit experience. Their new bowling and bocce concierge services ensure a fun gaming experience, and their large patios and indoor venues provide worry-free dining.
We love, love summer, but hate the bugs that come along with it. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Fox Pest Control, who has been helping busy families enjoy their homes pest-free since 2012. (For a free inspection and estimate, and even same day service, call 855-953-3315.)
Deck time is here! Warm weather and extra sunshine add a little party and enjoyment to every single day, and now is the time to get your home ready so you can spend more time outdoors. One of the best ways to celebrate summer is to fire up the backyard grill and relax on the deck.
This Summer may look a little different than any in the past, and that includes rethinking that traditional summer vacation. If you’re looking for day trip or weekend events ideas, here are a few to consider….
Social distance-sing, dancing and playing instruments outside? Yes please! Classes start July 5th outdoors in Stamford, Westport, Darien/ New Canaan, and Old Greenwich. Greenwich classes will be added in August as well. Register today!
Alliance Tutoring has a staff of experienced educators and mentors drawn from elite private schools in New England with impressive academic backgrounds who can provide comprehensive support to young college or high school students in a variety of areas, with one primary goal: to help a new student thrive in the academic, extra-curricular and social forums of education. Learn more.
Summertime is the best time, but with fun days spent around pools, beaches and lakes, most moms are also concerned with water safety—and for good reason. We spoke to industry experts from the Red Cross and CDC, as well as a top swim school, to get the facts.
Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.
Need a festive, easy recipe that the kids can get in on this 4th of July? Try these patriotic marshmallows! There are only 3 ingredients… and they’re super simple!
Westport mom of three grown kids, and a 3rd generation lawyer, Melissa knew at age 9 she wanted to be a lawyer when she sued the National Little League Association and the Town of Fairfield because she was not allowed to play baseball. As she says, “she has been fighting for her clients ever since!” As one of very few female Divorce and Family Law attorneys in the state of CT (maybe more valuable post Covid time than ever=)), Melissa founded and runs Needle|Cuda, a firm devoted to balancing the needs of its clients in difficult situations, and preserving the long-terms interests of the family. Melissa is known for her red hair, dedication to her clients, and her love of sports. Fun fact – she started a moms Fantasy Football League to help she and her mom peers connect with each other – and their teenage sons! She’s a rockstar mom and lawyer, and a force to be reckoned with!
Pinstripes is holding a Kids Art Contest where every child wins a meal and Bowling or Bocce session! Between now and July 10th any kid up to the age of 12 that creates a work of art inspired by their favorite memory of Pinstripes will receive a free child’s meal and bowling or Bocce for 4 ppl, and will qualify for a grand prize drawing on July 12th. It is easy to enter, just click the link in our bio for details on the Pinstripes art program — Where magic strikes!
When they say a Camp Director can make a camp, this couldn’t be more true when It comes to Steve Bloom, owner and director of Camp Playland in New Canaan! Started by his grandparents in the 1950s, Steve grew up on the Playland campus, and knew from an early age that running a camp one day was just part of his DNA! A proud dad to son, Albie, he and his wife have enjoyed this time with their son, seeing many “firsts” but is eagerly awaiting the return to “normal life!” This summer, Playland will run (beginning next week) with a modified – but incredibly safe – program (currently waitlist only), and can’t wait to welcome many new – and old – families back!!
As day camps continue to share updates on their programs during this unprecedented time, we will try to keep a running list here of what we know. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional updates! Thanks for your patience!
After spending so much time at home recently, is anyone else itching to get organized? That’s why we love Zipped Bags, durable, reusable clear bags that are designed and sewn in the USA. They each have colorful, chic accents, are more eco-friendly than disposable options, and can stand up to anything, from toddlers to travel. Learn more about the moms who invented them!
Meet Foti! Revered head of the Westport Police department, and often a town celebrity, Foti is truly a dad to celebrate and admire. After moving to Westport from Greece around 5th grade, he never left, and attributes much of his success to his early teachers and principal. Though he intended to be a lawyer early on, a post-college stint as a police officer got him hooked, and he never left! Foti shares with us how Covid and the weeks since George Floyd’s death have impacted our community, his team, and the choices hard (at times) he’s had to make. We are so lucky to have this amazing human – and dad – keeping us safe and reminding us that the hard times are often the ones that define us most. Thank you Foti for ALL you do!
We all want to make our home improvement projects personalized to fit our style! Lima Ceramic Tile is explaining how finding the right tile can help you change the design and style of any space in your home this summer season!
While Father’s Day this year may be a little different than in years past, there is no reason you still can’t splurge on your dad, husband, or another dad you want to celebrate. Check out some great local places that are looking to help you this week!