Category Archives: Fairfield County

Jewels For Hope, A Connecticut Company That Gives Back

A mother, daughter Stamford-based jewelry-making team is all about giving back. Jewels For Hope has been around since 2009. The company began when Sandy D’Andrea was caring for her ailing mother. She starting making jewelry for the hospice care workers as a way to say thank you for their help, a few years later her daughter Stevie Read more…

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Norwalk Connecticut’s Wall Street Theater

  There’s a new theater in the state, have you heard? The Wall Street Theater is in Norwalk, Connecticut and it’s only been open since May of 2017. It’s housed in a historic building which dates back to 1915. In its infancy it was home to vaudeville. Since then the building has had many uses, but now Read more…

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Executive Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo

  From West Africa’s Ivory Coast to Hollywood. Executive chef, Francois Kwaku-Dongo’s story is one of hard work and perseverance and help along the way from one of the most famous chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck. He did not know English when he came to this country and now speaks many languages. He worked with Puck at Read more…

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Bridgeport’s Mercy Learning Center Is Lifting Women By Educating Them

 Can you imagine coming to the U.S. with little education and virtually speaking no english? It’s nearly impossible to get ahead. It is very difficult especially for women who are trying to raise children with very little money. One in five women in Bridgeport do not have a high school education, which means their children Read more…

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Hannah Perry’s “Giggling Pig” Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds

On NYBERG we talk to a woman from across the pond who is turning her passion for children and art into quite a business. Her love for children was shaped in part by working as a nanny for a royal family in Switzerland. Hannah Perry, wrote and illustrated a children’s book in 2005, called “Picnics and Puddles, Read more…

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Gianni Leito Is Headed For The Berklee College Of Music

  The state of Connecticut is full of talented musicians. Nineteen-year old Gianni Leito of Bridgeport was rejected from every music school he applied to one year ago, but now he’s headed to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 19-year old Fairfield Prep graduate learned a lesson from the rejection and persevered. Read more…

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Milkshakes

I promise you, you have never seen a milkshake like this…it looks like a towering ice cream sundae on top of a milk shake. This is the brainchild of Alyce Kallman who has dubs her creations “Freak Shakes.” They are the cat’s meow in Bethel, Connecticut because families from all over are coming together to enjoy Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Make Your Own Butter With Connecticut’s Churncraft

Have you ever thought about making your own butter? A family in Connecticut not only thinks about it, but they’re doing it. They’re manufacturing a new device that puts the old-fashioned back in your kitchen. It’s called Churncraft. They’ve only been in business since June. You turn the crank yourself and in 8-to-10 minutes you have fresh butter. Here are Read more…

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Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut Is Back!

If it was good enough in 1871, it’s good enough now. Bridgeport’s Frisbie Pie Company is back. The company closed its doors in the late 1950’s, but thanks to Dan O’Connor, the CEO, it’s up and running again. The new Frisbie’s Pies has only been in operation 8-weeks but already 7-thousand snack pies have gone out the door. Thirty Read more…

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