Tick numbers are high, field research finds

Ticks are out there — in the woods, in the grass, in the underbrush — in higher numbers than researchers from Western Connecticut State University have found in this area over six years of collections and study. And, they’re carrying Lyme disease and a smorgasbord of other afflictions that can cause serious health problems for … Read more

August 2016 HomeBriefs

Luxury pool house company opens in Westport Three Fairfield County entrepreneurs have joined forces to launch a pool house construction company, ELBAR Pool Houses, that offers consumers the opportunity to purchase and site a luxuriously finished and architecturally advanced pool house in only four weeks. The pool houses are constructed from steel shipping containers, making … Read more

April 2016 HomeBriefs

Barrett/Sotheby’s helps relocate GE employees to Massachusetts Spokespersons for Barrett/Sotheby’s International Realty, which offers luxury real estate and homes for sale in the greater Boston and worldwide, report that the company would like to extend a warm welcome to GE Headquarters on its relocation to Boston. “We are excited about GE’s return to its manufacturing … Read more

Awards given for Taft facility

Spokespersons for Trillium Architects, BPC Green Builders, and Steven Winter Associates have  announced that Taft’s new faculty residence was named the Grand Winner in the custom home category at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards. The Taft School residence, located in Watertown, Conn., was one of five projects across the nation to … Read more

November 2015 HomeBriefs

Commissioned portraits: Something different for the holidays Looking for a special gift for a loved one this holiday season? A commissioned portrait may be just the answer. Since its inception in 1942, Portraits Inc. has helped match clients with artists to create portraits, beginning with an initial consultation and artist selection and ending with the … 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

Ridgefield Glass unveils new showroom

To accommodate its growing inventory of glass products and styles, Ridgefield Glass is relocating to a 1,600 square foot showroom that is nearly double the size of its current location, and will unveil its new showroom on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 149 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield. “There are so many … Read more

How to attract colorful birds to your yard

Sparrows to doves, mockingbirds to magpies, every bird that visits your backyard this season will bring its unique brand of delight. Yet when a particularly colorful species shows up, you can’t help but feel a special thrill at the beauty of their plumage and song. You can take steps to draw the most colorful species … Read more

Richard Jones Landscaping celebrates 30 years in business

Darien-based landscaper Richard Jones has announced that his company, Richard Jones Landscaping, LLC, is celebrating a milestone: 30 years serving the local community. “I started my business in 1985 maintaining several properties with a small commercial mower and other basic equipment,” Richard recounts. “I now have eight employees, six trucks, and eighty-five full time clients.” … Read more

Home Briefs: Home art, antiques, wildflowers

Walter Sloves of Stratford will have his artwork on display.

Local painting Sometimes you have to decorate your home with your own painting. And sometimes you need to show it off to the public. A collection of original oil and watercolor paintings by Stratford artist Wallace Sloves will be on display at the Stratford Library through April 30. Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday, 10-8, Friday and … Read more

April 2015 HomeBriefs

Seasons Too dresses up the outdoors Winter weary homeowners are ready for the warmer weather, and with the snow finally gone, they have the same yard, terrace or patio that hasn’t been visible in six months. To help spruce up these spaces, Seasons Too, with locations at 836 Post Rd., Darien, and in Larchmont and … Read more

March 2015 HomeBriefs

Darien Consignment Shop continues Christman legacy The Darien Consigment Shop, located at 523 Post Rd., Darien, formerly known as Christman’s, is continuing the legacy of the Christman family furniture business. The nature of the business, according to Gary Christman, who co-owns the company with his wife, Melodie, has changed to address style and trend changes … Read more

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