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‘Stay The Course’ – Q&A With Griff Conti On Hemp, CBD Retail Success

‘Stay The Course’ – Q&A With Griff Conti On Hemp, CBD Retail Success

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.

How Families Can Relieve Stress, Build Connections & Stay Safe While Gaming

How Families Can Relieve Stress, Build Connections & Stay Safe While Gaming

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.

Meet Lindsay – and EPIC 365!

Meet Lindsay – and EPIC 365!

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!!

Alliance Tutoring is here to Help!

Alliance Tutoring is here to Help!

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.

Meet Melissa!

Meet Melissa!

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!

Calling ALL Kids! Art Contest where every kid is a winner!

Calling ALL Kids! Art Contest where every kid is a winner!

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!

Meet Steve, Owner of Camp Playland!

Meet Steve, Owner of Camp Playland!

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!!

Meet Foti – Head of the Westport Police

Meet Foti – Head of the Westport Police

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!

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