Colleen Crowley



A new chapter begins for beehive in Fairfield

Katerina Craft and Brian Adam

When Katerina and Brian met in Mathematics of Art class during their freshman year, everything just added up, and they began dating.

Caroline Simmons & Art Linares

Talk about reaching across the aisle. When Republican State Senator Art Linares cofounded a Bipartisan Young Legislators Caucus, Democratic State Representative Caroline Simmons got on board, and they hit it off while working together on legislation.

Katheryn Anne Clark & Mark Gerard Fortunato

When Katie matched with Mark on Bumble but didn’t initiate a conversation, he took matters into his own hands and used his one-time extension request to get her attention. It worked, and they enjoyed a first date at a rooftop bar in Manhattan.

Cristina Poulos & Benjamin Romeo III

When Cristina Poulos and Benjamin Romeo first met at Zaza Italian Gastrobar, they quickly realized that they had likely crossed paths multiple times, having grown up near each other, but had never met before that night.

Emily Applegate Barlow & Brian Alan Darrow

When Brian and Emily respectively joined Teach for America, they didn’t realize they would be learning a lesson in love.

Higher Education Today

Joanne Berger-Sweeney on the transformative powers of higher education

Ariana Louise Wilkinson & Ross Jay Weber

Be thankful for good friends and good brothers; you might find love because of them.

Katherine Jean Fairchild & Brendan Robert Mellen

Katherine had no idea she would fall in love with the boy next door. Or, rather, the boy upstairs. Brendan and Kat lived in the same apartment complex and frequently saw each other in the building’s gym but never spoke to one another.

Artistic Impression

Weston homeowners imbue a historic property with a new sense of life

Cathleen DaCosta Bombard & Jeffrey Christopher Brusven

After being vaguely aware of each other for nearly a decade, Cathleen Bombard and Jeffrey Brusven finally met in person at a New York Fashion Week event in 2014 and had an instant connection.

Shift Into Neutrals

NIC+ZOE proves outfits created from a palette of cream, white and sand can make a bold statement

Tone It Down

Work out the right way now to prevent injuries later

Courtney Elizabeth Parrett & Anthony Brenton Balsam

One spring night at Villanova University, Anthony Balsam proved that a photobomb can last a lifetime when he jumped into Courtney Parrett’s picture with her friends. The two hit it off immediately.

Alison Karyl Held & Eric Austin Anderson

When Alison and Eric first met for dinner and drinks, they quickly discovered that they had attended the same elementary and middle schools, just a single year apart.

Shari Barbara Lebowitz & Kenneth James Novenstern

Amongst the hectic online dating scene, Shari and Ken found in each other, a perfect match.

Ashley Moore Fitzpatrick & Michael David Lionetti

Ashley Fitzpatrick and Michael Lionetti were introduced during their college years, it wasn’t until a hockey fundraiser in the fall of 2011 that they hit it off.

Cynthia Schmidt & Alexander Saffi

Alexander Saffi was clearly not a believer in the “three-day rule.” After a mutual friend introduced him to Cynthia Schmidt, he asked for her number and reached out to her the next day. Later that week, they went on their first date.

Top Shelf

Sign of the Whale’s Erik Zeiss earns the title of Stamford Magazine’s Best Bartender

First in Class

From excelling in academics and athletics to doing community service, these ten teens from Westport, Weston and Wilton do it all. They also share their success with the teachers, guidance counselors and other mentors who have helped them along the way. Learn more about these extraordinary young people and the adults who inspire them.

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