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Jewelry: Documenting the history

Jewelry: Documenting the history

If you are aware of the history of certain items in your jewelry collection, it would be well worth the effort to document this for future generations. It’s always a wonderful thing to know the story behind a piece of family jewelry, and the best way to be assured that the history is remembered is...
Online tool aids metal roof selection

Online tool aids metal roof selection

The Metal Roofing Alliance website, www.metalroofing.com, offers a variety of tools to help homeowners choose a metal roof. One of the company’s new tools, “My New Metal Roof,” lets homeowners see exactly what their home will look like with a metal roof.  After uploading a photo of their home, or choosing a similar style home...
Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars!

Cooking classes at Cucina Casalinga Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: All About Pizza! How to Make Authentic Pizza in Your Home Oven Impasta di Pizza – homemade dough for pizza and focaccia Salsa di Pomodoro per la Pizza – plum tomato sauce for pizza Pizzette alla Siciliana – individual small deep fried...
Home improvement lecture series offered

Home improvement lecture series offered

The CT Green Building Council, in conjunction with the Norwalk Mayor’s Energy and Environmental Task Force, is offering a two-part home improvement lectures series entitled, “New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home,” which will address cost effective improvements to existing homes, including resource conservation, utility bill savings, weatherization, financing and design. Part I of the series,...
Help your home’s exterior rebound from harsh winter weather

Help your home’s exterior rebound from harsh winter weather

The seasons can be harsh on homes, and perhaps no season is more taxing on a home’s exterior than winter. Harsh winter weather can take a toll on roofs, gutters, landscaping, and just about any other part of the home that must face the cold head on. The following are a few areas of your...
Explore the alternatives to granite countertops

Explore the alternatives to granite countertops

Granite has long been a popular countertop material for homeowners looking to combine functionality with aesthetic appeal in their kitchens. But granite is no small investment, and homeowners looking to refurbish their kitchens should know there are a multitude of countertop materials available to those working on a budget or those who simply want to...
Add value to your home with renovations

Add value to your home with renovations

Homeowners choose renovation projects for a variety of reasons. Although many improvements are made to increase functionality and comfort of a home, several others are seen as worthwhile investments. These investments can add up to a higher resale value when the time comes to sell a home. Certain projects have a history of providing a...
Easy cannoli filling

Easy cannoli filling

EASY CANNOLI FILLING (Makes enough for about 12 mini cannoli shells or 6 large shells) www.chefsilvia.com I buy cannoli shells from a local bakery, make a filling in about 10 minutes and take my cannoli to my sweethearts. Really, leave the fuss of making your own shells (unless of course you really want to). I...
Love is in the air: Last minute gifts for your Valentine

Love is in the air: Last minute gifts for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you still haven’t found a special gift for your valentine — whether it’s candy, candles, monogramed soaps, pajamas, or dog and cat paraphernalia you’re thinking of — here are some local stores that carry gifts for the holiday: Deborah Ann’s Chocolates, Ridgefield, Conn., deborahanns.com *Chocolate dipped strawberries,...
Fitting into a house’s history

Fitting into a house’s history

Stepping from the living room to the kitchen of one Ridgefield home is like stepping between centuries. Constructed in 1780 and gut rehabbed in 2003-05 — with an addition and other updates and renovations in between — the two rooms are divided by a massive stone fireplace of locally quarried materials. Both large, open spaces,...
February 2015 Home Personality: Colonial homes 5,000 sq. ft.+

February 2015 Home Personality: Colonial homes 5,000 sq. ft.+

121 Chichester Road, New Canaan, Conn. $4,099,000, 7,000 sq. ft. Jaime Sneddon and Kendall Sneddon, Halstead Property, 203-966-7800 Our feature “Home of the Month”: Built by one of New Canaan’s premier builders, Woodcrest Homes, most recent stone and shingle estate. Prominently sited on two acres abutting a 12 acre land preserve providing privacy and gorgeous...
Valentine's Day gifts from the Glass House Design Store

Valentine’s Day gifts from the Glass House Design Store

Looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift? The Glass House Design Store, 199 Elm St., New Canaan, features brass heart paperweights, brass key corkscrews and brass heart key rings, all from Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Vienna. Also available are cast iron casseroles, vases, pitchers, decanters, Dahlström cookware, trays, serving platters, salt and pepper shakers, tea kettles,...