In the late 70s, there was a regulation handed down from the appropriate branch of the bureaucracy requiring tool manufacturers to limit the length of all power cords to 18 inches. Perhaps the extension cord lobby was more powerful back in those days, but it made no sense. There was, by implication, a safety issue … Read more

Kings Food Markets to sell Zaro’s bakery items

Spokespersons for Kings Food Markets, with 25 locations, including Old Greenwich, Conn., have announced that the store will be expanding its bakery to include Zaro’s Family Bakery products. The line of Zaro’s Family Bakery products that Kings Food Markets will carry ranges from layer cakes to pastries, specializing in kosher baked goods including rugelach, challah … Read more

July 2015 Home Personality: “Pool Party!”

106 Inwood Road, Darien, Conn.      $2,495,000 Sara Franzese, Houlihan Lawrence 203-803-7003 A Connecticut classic and classic Connecticut. Chic. Cool. Fun. A private getaway. A magical setting, only seven minutes to town. Entertain for two or entertain for 200. The perfect place for a pool party. The main house includes five bedrooms, four full baths and … Read more

Miles of piles

Ready? Let’s start cleaning! OK, three piles: Goodwill, Garbage, Storage and — make that four piles. The fourth pile is “keep,” I guess that is a subset of “storage,” or maybe the other way around. Oh well, we’ll sort that out later, ha ha. OK, so if we get a box for Goodwill, the whole … Read more

Your Jewelry: Planning For The Future, Part 2

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When wrestling with the question of who gets what after you’re gone, the key to establishing some sort of reasonable monetary evaluation is to have a “level playing field”. All jewelry must be evaluated in the same way, whatever that may be. Having some items evaluated by the original bill of sale, some items at “real market” … Read more

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