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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!

Camp during Covid – Some Important FAQs

Camp during Covid – Some Important FAQs

As our Spring of homeschooling comes to a close and Summer gets underway, camps nationwide are facing a decision about whether or not to open—and parents are making their own decisions about how to spend their summer. There are so many considerations surrounding camp this year, so we turned to Susie Lupert, Executive Director of the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, to answer some of our questions.

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

Weeknight Mexican Tacos – YUM!

We may be missing our favorite margs at our favorite Mexican spot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our favorite foodie holiday at home! We’ve rounded up some yummy taco, enchilada, veggie sides, guac, dessert—and yes, margarita—recipes from around the web. And most of them use ingredients that are hopefully already in your fridge and pantry. Enjoy and don’t forget to buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants (Mexican or not!) to support your local businesses during this time!

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