Author: Karen Sackowitz

How I’m Teaching My Kids to Give Back

How I’m Teaching My Kids to Give Back

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On July 25, Wilton mom Karen Sackowitz and her kids, Noah and Alyssa, will be biking in the CT Challenge Ride to fund cancer survivorship programs. Frequent riders on the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the three will take to the Westport course for what Karen hopes will be a fun and active ...
A Dream Realized for Wilton Woman Leading Make-a-Wish CT

A Dream Realized for Wilton Woman Leading Make-a-Wish CT

Karen Sackowitz
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When Pam Keough runs into people she hasn't seen in awhile, they often have the same reaction.“They say 'Wow, you look so relaxed and happy!' and I say 'That's because I am!'” she says.Who wouldn't be? Just a little over a year ago, Pam, who lives in Wilton with her husband and t ...
The Homework Blues

The Homework Blues

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The hour nears and I watch the clock as eagerly as Cinderella. Not midnight, but 4 p.m....when I take on my least favorite role of the day:  Homework Police.It's a transition I loathe. I know from that point on, the next 2-3 hours, depending on the day, will be like moving a boulder ...
Making Beautiful Music to Stop Hunger Now

Making Beautiful Music to Stop Hunger Now

Karen Sackowitz
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On a recent Sunday morning, two girlfriends got together for coffee. They chatted in a cozy living room, shared stories, laughed – a lot – and then got down to the business at hand.Erica vanderLinde Feidner and Anna Rita Tornello are two incredibly gifted musicians. Erica, a Julliard ...
Wilton Kids Build Bookcases for Habitat for Humanity

Wilton Kids Build Bookcases for Habitat for Humanity

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On Saturday morning, a group of middle and high schoolers from Wilton's Youth United group, part of Habitat for Humanity's Coastal Fairfield County Chapter, traveled to the organization's warehouse in Bridgeport to build and stain book cases for Habitat homes.The Wilton kids were joi ...
Wilton’s Robot Wizards Head to State Finals

Wilton’s Robot Wizards Head to State Finals

Karen Sackowitz
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Below the quiet of the Wilton Library, in the basement among the stacks of archived newspapers, a group of teenagers is up to something.Sporting protective eye gear, gathered around a computer screen, intently discussing strategies, they are the members of Singularity Technology, Wil ...
Coyotes & Bobcats in Wilton, Oh My!

Coyotes & Bobcats in Wilton, Oh My!

Karen Sackowitz
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It was, unfortunately, not the first time this type of conversation had come up in town. On Facebook, someone was putting out the word about a lost dog. Several posts followed with offers to search the neighborhood, requests for a better description, and empathetic wishes of good luck. I ...