26th Annual Art Show at the Sherman School, May 16 & 17

SHERMAN – Now in its 26th year, please join us for a “Celebration of Creativity,” where every child is an exhibitor! On display will be several hundred of the “best of” masterpieces that students from the pre-k through eighth-grade have made throughout the school year. Their amazing works of art will be shown in the school’s… Read More 26th Annual Art Show at the Sherman School, May 16 & 17

Four Seasons Therapy Opens Counseling Practice

Four Seasons Therapy, a well-established counseling practice in Bridgeport, has opened a second office in the heart of Sherman. Their expansion plan is to service residents in surrounding Connecticut and New York towns. Located at 1 Route 37 East, #6, on the second floor of the white colonial shopping center, the comfortable and inviting 800-square-foot… Read More Four Seasons Therapy Opens Counseling Practice

Chillingly Funny, ‘Murder Takes a Holiday’ at The Sherman Playhouse

A Live Theater Review: Welcome to the quaint and cozy Alpine Chalet, located high on a mountaintop in rural New Hampshire. Other than plenty of snowfall, and a ski lift that never seems to work properly, nothing ever really happens in this picture-perfect ski resort town, or… does it? In Tim Kelly’s classic murder-mystery-comedy play,… Read More Chillingly Funny, ‘Murder Takes a Holiday’ at The Sherman Playhouse

Much to Celebrate at the Holy Trinity Christmas Fair

Holiday cheer was in abundance this year at Holy Trinity’s 40th Annual Christmas Fair! Over 500 shoppers, vendors, and volunteers came out to support this much anticipated and well-attended community event that was held on November 17th and 18th. Some of the highlights included shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts made by several local artisans, browsing the… Read More Much to Celebrate at the Holy Trinity Christmas Fair

The Sherman School Harvest Fair was a Success!

Last Saturday was a delightful autumn day that made the 14th Annual Harvest Fair at the Sherman School the place to be for community togetherness and fun. Over 300 volunteers, supporters, and children with their families and friends attended this fundraising event that’s sponsored by the Sherman Parent Teacher Organization. With 18 amazing activities for… Read More The Sherman School Harvest Fair was a Success!

Thompson’s Fine American Comfort Food Restaurant with Southern Flair Opens

NEW MILFORD – A husband and wife team with long ties to the hospitality industry is banking on nine generations of secret family recipes from the Deep South to draw diners to their new “southern flair” restaurant. Now open for business, they’re serving a light menu with plans to offer the full menu by next… Read More Thompson’s Fine American Comfort Food Restaurant with Southern Flair Opens

Sherman School Art Show Celebrates 25 Years of Creativity, May 10 and 11

Now in its 25th year, the Annual Sherman School Art Show is celebrating a momentous milestone. To put this in perspective, over 25,000 creations made by every single student in the elementary and middle school grades have been prominently displayed for everyone to see and enjoy over the past 25 years. As for what it… Read More Sherman School Art Show Celebrates 25 Years of Creativity, May 10 and 11

Linda Hubbard, Nature Photographer and Entrepreneur

In the Spotlight: Linda Hubbard, a Connecticut native who recently moved to Sherman, is quickly becoming a recognizable name in the local art community. Known for beautifully photographing animals and birds in their natural surroundings, she also has a keen eye for capturing inviting and picture-perfect gardens and landscapes on camera. Although many in town… Read More Linda Hubbard, Nature Photographer and Entrepreneur

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Sherman Celebrate Anniversary

In the Spotlight: February 8 marks the official anniversary date of the Boy Scouts of America. Founded in 1910, this youth organization is the largest scouting organization in the country with over 2.4 million scouts and almost one million adult volunteers. Its vision is “to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible,… Read More Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Sherman Celebrate Anniversary

FISH of Sherman Celebrates 45 Years of Service

In the Spotlight: Friends in Service Here, commonly known as FISH of Sherman, is celebrating its 45th year of being in service to the community, and this is no ordinary feat! Since the non-profit’s founding in 1971, they have been providing residents who can’t drive with free transportation to medical, dental, and legal appointments in… Read More FISH of Sherman Celebrates 45 Years of Service

Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Amore Restaurant

Many adults and children gathered around the Christmas tree outside Sherman Commons to sing carols and celebrate the second annual tree lighting ceremony last Tuesday night. Sergio and Luisa Ragosta, owners of Amore Restaurant, got this year’s evergreen tree from the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, and they added festive touches of sparkle and brilliance to… Read More Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Amore Restaurant

21 Places to Shop in ‘Sherman Style’ for the Holidays

There’s something extra special about shopping in Sherman that adds a touch of festiveness to the holiday season of giving. Right here in town, there are 21 places to go to find truly unique gifts for absolutely everyone on your shopping list. From locally sourced and handmade to international and free trade, there are neat… Read More 21 Places to Shop in ‘Sherman Style’ for the Holidays

Susanna Palmer Marker, NYC’s Bloomberg Producer-Reporter

In the Spotlight: Sherman resident and Bloomberg producer-reporter Susanna Palmer Marker is employee #300 out of thousands. Her impressive career at Bloomberg LP began 21 years ago, well before CEO Michael Bloomberg ever became mayor of New York City. In an interview, Susanna shared how she first began working for Bloomberg in 1995. She started out as a producer for world and national news for morning programming at Bloomberg Information Television, as it was known then. Just a few… Read More Susanna Palmer Marker, NYC’s Bloomberg Producer-Reporter

Family Fun and Excitement at the SPTO Harvest Fair

Saturday, October 15, was a simply perfect autumn day for the community to get together and celebrate the 13th Annual Harvest Fair at the Sherman School! Over 300 volunteers, supporters, and children with their families and friends attended this fundraising event that’s sponsored each year by the Sherman Parent Teacher Organization. The Harvest Fair event… Read More Family Fun and Excitement at the SPTO Harvest Fair

Meet Dr. Jeff Melendez: Sherman School’s New Principal and Superintendent

There’s no question about it, Dr. Jeff Melendez, the new Sherman School Superintendent-Principal, is qualified for the dual role. He brings with him an impressive 20-year career in education. In his most recent position, Dr. Melendez was the principal at Waverly School in Eastchester, New York for eight years. He was also the assistant principal… Read More Meet Dr. Jeff Melendez: Sherman School’s New Principal and Superintendent

In the Spotlight: Stephanie Spinner, Children’s Book Author

Sherman author Stephanie Spinner is a master of her craft in the world of children’s literature. Yet, if you ask her how many books she has written, she’ll probably just say, “a lot.” For the record, the number is 35, ranging from picture books, easy-to-read books, chapter books, to middle-grade and young adult novels. They’ve… Read More In the Spotlight: Stephanie Spinner, Children’s Book Author

Join Abbie Gardner & Special Guests this Saturday, September 24th

On Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m., the  award-winning songwriter and musician, Abbie Gardner, will take to the stage at Groovin’ in New Fairfield. Shawna Caspi, Lorkin O’Reilly, and Don Lowe will also perform live, making this an unforgettable evening with four talented musicians! Known as the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile, Abbie Gardner… Read More Join Abbie Gardner & Special Guests this Saturday, September 24th

Organic Farming Program for Kids at Strawberry Fields Farm

For five fun-filled days in August, the 22nd through the 26th, Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman is offering an exciting, hands-on learning experience in organic farming for children ages 8, 9, and 10. Starting with a tour of the farm, children will learn the basics about how easy it is to grow veggies, herbs, and… Read More Organic Farming Program for Kids at Strawberry Fields Farm

Farm to Table Dining Indulgence at Strawberry Fields Farm

Carol Royal, organic farmer and owner of Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman, is teaming up with Anne McClelland, a renowned local chef and owner of The First Bite Catering in New Milford. Together, they’re offering an unforgettable evening of fine dining inside the farm’s rustic and renovated barn on Saturday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m.… Read More Farm to Table Dining Indulgence at Strawberry Fields Farm

In the Spotlight: Sara Frischer, Sherman’s Landscape Painter

In 1994, Sara Frischer, a professional sculptor and figure painter, moved to town. Instantly falling in love with Sherman’s natural, raw beauty that surrounded her, she found a new source of inspiration right outside her door. Picking up her paintbrush, she began to capture Mother Nature in all her glory. Sara didn’t know it at… Read More In the Spotlight: Sara Frischer, Sherman’s Landscape Painter

Carousel Kidsignment Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening

It was a momentous day for the Kopp family when they officially opened their doors to the cutest, and tiniest, little boutique and consignment shop ever! With only 300 square feet of retail space nestled inside the interior corner of Sherman Commons, it was wonderful to see how so many customers and well-wishers could fit… Read More Carousel Kidsignment Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening

JaxLegacy 3K / 5K Race at Veterans Park in Sherman on Saturday, June 11

There’s still time to sign up for the 2nd Annual JaxLegacy Race, which will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in Veterans Park, Sherman. This fundraising and awareness event is for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Chiari Malformation. The race begins and ends at Veterans Park, and there’s a 3K or 5K run, walk,… Read More JaxLegacy 3K / 5K Race at Veterans Park in Sherman on Saturday, June 11

Sherman School Superintendent, Don Fiftal, Retires After 48 Years in Education

Summer Break is just around the corner and June 7 is the last day of school at the Sherman School. In the midst of all the energy and excitement is another big date on the minds of many people within the community. Don Fiftal, the esteemed Superintendent of Schools at the Sherman School for the… Read More Sherman School Superintendent, Don Fiftal, Retires After 48 Years in Education

Resident State Trooper Michael Saraceno Discusses Arrest of 48-Year Fugitive, Robert Gordon Stackowitz

Sherman, Conn. (Town Tribune) – Whenever the Town of Sherman makes the headlines, it’s typically about something good. This time around, news quickly spread like wildfire across the Nation about how Robert Gordon Stackowitz, otherwise known as “Bob Gordon” the boat repairman to many residents, is a convicted felon and fugitive who escaped from a… Read More Resident State Trooper Michael Saraceno Discusses Arrest of 48-Year Fugitive, Robert Gordon Stackowitz

In the Spotlight: Robin Frome, Sherman Playhouse President & Artistic Director

Four years ago this month Robin Frome landed a coveted position as President and Artistic Director of the Sherman Playhouse. In the world of theater, this is no ordinary feat. In an interview with Frome, he elaborated on why the Sherman Playhouse role is one of distinction. “Regarding the coveted aspect, when you graduate with… Read More In the Spotlight: Robin Frome, Sherman Playhouse President & Artistic Director

Julia’s Wings Fundraiser at Quaker Hill Country Club, Sat., May 21

Join the Board of Directors of Julia’s Wings Foundation at their 3rd Annual “Evening of Hope” as they honor the life of Julia Malsin by raising funds to help families battling Aplastic Anemia, PNH, and MDS.  This event will be on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Quaker Hill Country Club, 1013 Quaker Hill Road, in… Read More Julia’s Wings Fundraiser at Quaker Hill Country Club, Sat., May 21

First Selectman Clay Cope’s Run for Congress Gaining Momentum as Convention Nears

With the Connecticut Republican 5th District Convention just three days away, First Selectman of Sherman, Clay Cope, is quickly becoming the most visible and viable congressional candidate. Ever since Cope announced his candidacy in January to run in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District for a seat in the US House of Representatives, he has gained more… Read More First Selectman Clay Cope’s Run for Congress Gaining Momentum as Convention Nears

In the Spotlight: Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Don Lowe

Don Lowe is a man of 21 talents. Professionally, he’s an adjunct professor who teaches composition and business writing at Naugatuck Valley Community College and public speaking at Mercy College. He tutors as well and teaches all subjects to “at risk” students for REACH in Newtown. In the Town of Sherman, he’s a well-known third… Read More In the Spotlight: Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Don Lowe

Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters Expands New Business into Litchfield County Towns

SHERMAN — John Rich met skepticism in November as he opened Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters in this rural community, but just months later his fair trade coffee business continues to grow. In four months Rich, 46, found a niche market and he is selling 16 certified organic and fair trade coffees from around the world… Read More Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters Expands New Business into Litchfield County Towns

Learn to Create Unique Centerpieces With Vegetables & Flowers This Saturday

Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman is hosting a special lecture, “How to Create Unique Centerpieces with Vegetables & Flowers” on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Guests will get their creative juices flowing with Loretta Stagen,  a professional floral designer with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in creative décor for weddings, parties, theater… Read More Learn to Create Unique Centerpieces With Vegetables & Flowers This Saturday

The Mighty Ploughboys Rocking Daryl’s House on Saint Patty’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is finally here me lads and lasses, so it makes perfect sense the Mighty Ploughboys, a popular five-member Irish rock band with roots in New Fairfield, Sherman, and Danbury, are in the spotlight tonight! The band is headlining at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, New York, a popular restaurant and live music… Read More The Mighty Ploughboys Rocking Daryl’s House on Saint Patty’s Day

Attend ‘The Elegance of Memorable Coffee’ Lecture this Saturday

Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman is hosting a special lecture, “The Elegance of Memorable Coffee” on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m.  Coffee enthusiasts will meet Dr. Gerald Ross, a barista’s barista. Based on years of research, explore the full range of coffee options with Dr. Ross. Improve your coffee game from espresso to presse-café… Read More Attend ‘The Elegance of Memorable Coffee’ Lecture this Saturday

Traveling and Cooking Lecture With John Jenner On Saturday

Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman is offering three upcoming Edible Education lectures. The first of three begins at 2 PM on Saturday, March 5, and the highlight is all about European cooking. John Jenner’s “Traveling and Cooking in Europe” experiences are sure to captivate his audience. Mr. Jenner is well-traveled and he cooked extensively in… Read More Traveling and Cooking Lecture With John Jenner On Saturday

Wear Red! Julia’s Wings Awareness Week Kicks Off on Monday

February 29 through March 6 is the 2nd Annual Operation Wear Red Campaign to help raise awareness of Aplastic Anemia! First Selectman of Sherman, Clay Cope, First Selectwoman of New Fairfield, Susan Chapman, and their Boards; along with the Mayor of New Milford, David Gronbach, just issued formal proclamations and are encouraging their communities to… Read More Wear Red! Julia’s Wings Awareness Week Kicks Off on Monday

Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters Brewing Up a Successful Business ‘That Rocks’ in Sherman

Especially in small town Sherman, it’s not an everyday occurrence when a new business opens its doors. When one does, word of the great news spreads quickly, and many residents can’t wait to find out for themselves what the business is all about. For John Rich, owner of Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters, he knows firsthand… Read More Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters Brewing Up a Successful Business ‘That Rocks’ in Sherman

Republicans Endorse Clay Cope for Congress

Danbury, Conn. (Citizen News) – Over 50 people gathered in the foyer at the Danbury City Hall last Wednesday afternoon to witness and show support at Clay Cope’s first official press conference, which put his campaign to run for Congress in the 5th District into high gear. In attendance were several high-profile Connecticut Republicans along… Read More Republicans Endorse Clay Cope for Congress

First Selectman Clay Cope Officially Announces Running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District

Sherman, Conn. (Citizen News) – It seems like just yesterday Sherman, Connecticut residents were voting at the polls in the 2015 local election. First Selectman Clay Cope won his third consecutive term in office. Just as he was getting settled in the New Year, Mr. Cope announced that he is officially running for Congress. This… Read More First Selectman Clay Cope Officially Announces Running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District

Will First Selectman Clay Cope Run for Congress?

Sherman, Conn. (Citizen News) – First Selectman Clay Cope, who is serving the beginning of his third term, was just informally asked to become a U.S. House of Representatives candidate for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District in this year’s election. Regardless of whether or not First Selectman Cope decides to formally accept the nomination, it’s an… Read More Will First Selectman Clay Cope Run for Congress?

Jolly Old Saint Nick Arrives by Fire Truck at Holy Trinity

In the wee hours of morning on Saturday, Jolly Old Saint Nick was seen rolling into Holy Trinity’s parking lot with sirens blaring and lights flaring. Over 100 children, parents, and volunteers were in awe and couldn’t believe their eyes. Once again, it was a magical moment for those who believe. After 36 years of… Read More Jolly Old Saint Nick Arrives by Fire Truck at Holy Trinity

Uniquely Sherman: 17 Distinctive Places To Go For All of Your Holiday Shopping

At first glance, holiday shopping options in Sherman for family and friends can appear to be quite limited. Our quaint and rural town is not about having tons of commercial buildings and streets lined with endless rows of boutique shops and national retailers. However, if one looks closer, Sherman certainly does offer “something for everyone”… Read More Uniquely Sherman: 17 Distinctive Places To Go For All of Your Holiday Shopping

First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Amore Restaurant

Passersby will most certainly notice a festive 10-foot Christmas tree as they drive by Amore Restaurant on State Route 37 East in Sherman this holiday season. Community togetherness was the hallmark of this celebratory gathering on Friday night. Over 50 people sang Christmas carols and shared a champagne toast with the Ragosta family at their… Read More First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Amore Restaurant

Santa in a Fire Truck is Express Delivering Gifts to Sherman Boys and Girls on Dec. 19!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is teaming up with the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department and Grade 4 Sherman School elves, who need money for their Washington D.C. class trip, to deliver holiday gifts directly to your home. Surprising the little ones with a delightful visit from Santa and his elves begins with an arrival at… Read More Santa in a Fire Truck is Express Delivering Gifts to Sherman Boys and Girls on Dec. 19!

All Aboard The Polar Express at the Sherman Firehouse on Friday, Dec. 11

Families, friends, and neighbors… share in the magic of a fun-filled night that includes a pasta dinner with a screening of the award-winning The Polar Express movie. Sponsored by the Sherman Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO), this fundraising community event for the Grade 4 Washington D.C. trip will take place at the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department… Read More All Aboard The Polar Express at the Sherman Firehouse on Friday, Dec. 11

Veterans Honor SSgt. TJ Lobraico Jr. with a Memorial Plaque at the Sherman School Assembly

On Veterans Day, over 450 students, faculty, parents, veterans with relatives, and elected officials attended the 5th Annual Veterans Day Assembly held at the Sherman School. They congregated to formally honor all veterans and to share the significance of this national day of recognition with the students. The Sherman Veterans Association also formally recognized SSgt.… Read More Veterans Honor SSgt. TJ Lobraico Jr. with a Memorial Plaque at the Sherman School Assembly

Community Togetherness and Excitement at This Year’s Harvest Fair

On Saturday, October 17th, the Sherman School celebrated its 12th Annual Harvest Fair sponsored by the Sherman Parent Teacher Organization. Over 300 people attended this year’s event including volunteers, sponsors, and children with their parents and friends. In classic small town Sherman-style, community togetherness and fun certainly filled the air, both literally and figuratively. While… Read More Community Togetherness and Excitement at This Year’s Harvest Fair

Rain or Shine, it’s… HARVEST FAIR TIME!

Sherman, Conn. – Parents, grandparents, and friends in neighboring towns… mark your calendars for the 12th Annual SPTO Harvest Fair at the Sherman School, which will take place on Saturday, October 17th from Noon to 4 P.M. This well attended and much anticipated family event is sure to entertain the children. Plus, the After Hours… Read More Rain or Shine, it’s… HARVEST FAIR TIME!

Part 2: State of Connecticut Educators and Attorney Address Low SBAC Test Participation with Sherman School BoE

Sherman, Conn. (Citizen News) – Last week, the Citizen News reported on the first half of the Sherman Board of Education (BoE) Special Meeting. Although the session only lasted a little over two hours, the information the panel shared with the BoE was extremely in-depth and multifaceted. State and local education experts were there to… Read More Part 2: State of Connecticut Educators and Attorney Address Low SBAC Test Participation with Sherman School BoE

Part 1: State of Connecticut Educators and Attorney Address Low SBAC Test Participation with Sherman School BoE

Sherman, Conn. (Citizen News) –  The Sherman Board of Education (BoE) recently held a special meeting with state and local education experts to address the low 53% participation rate for students in Grades 3 through 8 who recently took the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam this past spring. Over 40 educators and… Read More Part 1: State of Connecticut Educators and Attorney Address Low SBAC Test Participation with Sherman School BoE

Would you commute 144 miles a day to New York City for a job?

According to the United States Census Bureau’s last American Community Survey update, 6.3 percent of the Connecticut workforce commutes out of state. In the State of Connecticut, it is common knowledge that the majority of out-of-state workers living in Fairfield County, aka “New York’s Backyard”, commute into Manhattan. Especially because the cost of living is… Read More Would you commute 144 miles a day to New York City for a job?

Celebrating Summer at Strawberry Fields Farm’s Grand Opening

Sherman, Connecticut – Meet the Royals… A family that’s transforming a foreclosed farm into a multi-dimensional business and community gem. Story and Photos by Alicia Sakal Summer is here at last and so were the ripe, tasty and delicious organic strawberries at Strawberry Fields Farm in Sherman. How delicious are they? Here’s what some visitors… Read More Celebrating Summer at Strawberry Fields Farm’s Grand Opening

‘Kitchens By Edward’ Brings the Showroom to Your Home!

There Are Design Trends and a Top-Notch Customer Service Trend That Are Here to Stay. Especially in today’s busy world, wouldn’t it be incredible “if” you could save time and have a showroom brought to you, within the convenience of your own home, for your next custom kitchen or bathroom renovation project? What if you… Read More ‘Kitchens By Edward’ Brings the Showroom to Your Home!

‘Run, Walk, or Roll’ in a 3K / 5K Race & Enjoy a Community Event on Saturday, May 23rd

  Jackie Stager is a smart, talented, and spirited young teenager with plenty of dreams, hopes, and aspirations just like any other 14-year-old. When she is feeling well, Jackie is an A+ student at Marvelwood High School and is a gifted singer for SingOut!CT, a local pre-professional chorus. She would also love to act again… Read More ‘Run, Walk, or Roll’ in a 3K / 5K Race & Enjoy a Community Event on Saturday, May 23rd

Building Signature Masterpieces for Over 45 Years, Addison L. Havens Custom Homes & Woodworking

Need a Local Master Carpenter or Cabinet Maker for your Next Custom Build? Look No Further… By Alicia Sakal Originally Published in the May 6th Edition of the Citizen News, serving Sherman and New Fairfield, Connecticut. If you live in Sherman or New Fairfield, then chances are good that you have at least heard of… Read More Building Signature Masterpieces for Over 45 Years, Addison L. Havens Custom Homes & Woodworking

Attend the Sherman School Art Show, Now In Its Twenty-Third Year!

Art enthusiasts of all ages, mark your calendars for this year’s much anticipated and celebrated Sherman School Art Show that is sure to offer another sensory overload experience. Over 1,000 pieces of amazing two-dimensional and three-dimensional creativity will be on display by each and every student artist in the Pre-K through the Eighth grade. Day… Read More Attend the Sherman School Art Show, Now In Its Twenty-Third Year!

Alisyn Hamilton, Meet the Artist and Teacher Inspiring Young Van Goghs’

An art program that brings out “the artist” in every student. The popular Sherman School Art Show now in its twenty-third year. Award-winning mosaic self-portraits and artwork by young artists. Who is the driving force behind these accolades? Why, it’s the inspirational Sherman School art teacher, Alisyn Hamilton. If you, your child, or grandchild has… Read More Alisyn Hamilton, Meet the Artist and Teacher Inspiring Young Van Goghs’

Enjoy a Fun ‘Student versus Faculty Game’ of Hoops to Support the Perkins School for the Blind

For a great cause, Sherman School students and their parents can watch an entertaining and lively game of hoops at the school’s gym on Wednesday, April 1, from 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Middle School Hoops Teams will be playing against the Faculty, which is sure to make for an energetic game! All students… Read More Enjoy a Fun ‘Student versus Faculty Game’ of Hoops to Support the Perkins School for the Blind

Snowstorm #20, But Who’s Counting in this Rural New England Town?

This original interview with the Sherman, Connecticut Public Works Supervisor appeared in the Citizen News on February 11th. Six more snowstorms added to the count in just 10 days. Talk about a tough job! Article & Photo by Alicia Sakal How Many Snowstorms Are We Up To? Sherman’s Public Works Department Sure Knows! In light… Read More Snowstorm #20, But Who’s Counting in this Rural New England Town?

Resident State Trooper, Michael Saraceno, Moves to the New Emergency Services Center in Sherman

Last January, Trooper First Class Michael Saraceno met with the Citizen News for an interview. One year later, Citizen News checked in with him again to see how he is liking the job and what advice he would like to give Sherman residents. For starters, and right before the New Year, Trooper Saraceno is finally… Read More Resident State Trooper, Michael Saraceno, Moves to the New Emergency Services Center in Sherman

Jolly Old Saint Nick Enjoys his 35th Year of Breakfast with Children at Holy Trinity Church

“Eyewitnesses” said that at precisely 9 a.m. on Saturday, just like clockwork, jolly old Saint Nicholas came to town for another festive visit to Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. One thing is for certain, Santa didn’t arrive by sleigh. As for how he got to Sherman in the first place, without his magical herd of… Read More Jolly Old Saint Nick Enjoys his 35th Year of Breakfast with Children at Holy Trinity Church

Finding the ‘Perfect’ Christmas Tree at Windswept Tree Farm

If you’re after the full nostalgic experience, then tradition and memories await when cutting down a tree with loved ones. Evergreen Lane. Windswept Tree Farm. Sounds like a magical winter wonderland, don’t you think? It just so happens to be located in Sherman, Connecticut! Last Sunday afternoon, our family excursion began to “find the most perfect… Read More Finding the ‘Perfect’ Christmas Tree at Windswept Tree Farm

Mike Luzi: 30 Years of Humanitarian Service to the Town of Sherman

In our small New England town of Sherman, many local people know Mike Luzi as “one of the nicest guys ever, who runs the Sherman IGA.” For longtime residents, if they really think hard enough, they may actually be able to count the years he first opened the store. As for newer residents, the total… Read More Mike Luzi: 30 Years of Humanitarian Service to the Town of Sherman

Late Autumn Walks at the Mallory Trail and Colonial Park Nature Trail

This article originally appeared in the November 5th Edition of the Citizen News, a locally printed newspaper for Sherman and New Fairfield, Connecticut. It’s part of the Blue Skies and Sunny Days series. Article and Photo by Alicia Sakal Fresh crisp air with zero humidity, spectacular fall foliage of burnt reds, oranges and yellows, and no pesky… Read More Late Autumn Walks at the Mallory Trail and Colonial Park Nature Trail

Is Owning a Home-Based Travel Agency a Dream Job? Sabine Scherner Tells All

“I was paid to sail first-class transatlantic on the QE2, I yachted in the Mediterranean, saw the midnight sun in the North Cape, soaked in the hot springs in Iceland, gambled in Monte Carlo, sipped tea in London, sipped champagne in Paris, got massaged in a castle in Germany, drove a Mercedes Benz on the… Read More Is Owning a Home-Based Travel Agency a Dream Job? Sabine Scherner Tells All

Just an Ordinary Day at the Sherman Library

This article originally appeared in the October 8th Edition of the Citizen News, a locally printed newspaper for Sherman and New Fairfield, Connecticut. Article and Photo by Alicia Sakal I’m not sure why it is that my five-year-old son and I seem to always miss the tons of well-organized events and programs geared towards children of all… Read More Just an Ordinary Day at the Sherman Library

The Minimum Enrollment Age for Kindergarten in Connecticut Needs to Change

Article and Photo by Alicia Sakal Last February, the Connecticut Education Committee (CEC) proposed changing the cutoff date from January 1 to October 1. There was another failed attempt in 2011. Currently, only Connecticut and Vermont have an unusual state cutoff date of on or before January 1 for when children entering Kindergarten need to be… Read More The Minimum Enrollment Age for Kindergarten in Connecticut Needs to Change

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Access Is High Priority in Connecticut

Here’s a feasible idea to integrate all low-income children immediately into a successful and existing part-time public preschool program, and make it universal for all children. Article and Photo by Alicia Sakal Universal Preschool Access is a hot, national education news topic. For Connecticut government and education leaders, it’s a recurring priority item since 2004. In… Read More Universal Pre-Kindergarten Access Is High Priority in Connecticut