SHERMAN – With the holiday season upon us, Barrie Sachs – a passionate herbalist and creative business owner – has much reason to celebrate. Happy Rainbows, now in its twenty-first year of business, is all decked out for the occasion. Shoppers can select from a plethora of unique gifts – and at the same time… Read More Happy Rainbows Gift Shop & Gentle Healing Center Makes Holiday Shopping Fun & Relaxing
Gratitude and participation were in abundance at this year’s Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon that was held inside the Sherman School cafeteria on Wednesday. Over 60 Sherman seniors were invited to attend this wonderful SPTO-sponsored event, which has become a beautiful community tradition – now 30 years strong. Several parents and middle school students served hot appetizers,… Read More Much to be Thankful For at the 30th Annual Senior Luncheon
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, 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
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
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
Now in its 40th year, the Annual Christmas Fair at Holy Trinity in Sherman is the place to be for holiday shopping and good cheer. What’s more, there are plenty of new surprises in store that will delight everyone, young and old. Doors open Friday, November 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the… Read More Holy Trinity Christmas Fair Celebrates 40th Year, Nov. 17 & 18
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!
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
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
In the Spotlight: On permanent display at the Mallory Town Hall in Sherman is a brightly painted watercolor of a rustic, old-fashioned Town of Sherman sign. If one takes a closer look at this recognizable piece of artwork, there’s more than meets the eye. Mary Jane Magoon, a longtime Sherman resident and once a longtime… Read More Mary Jane Magoon, Watercolor Painter
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
Invited back for a second year in a row by Daryl’s House Club, a popular live music and restaurant hotspot in Pawling, NY owned by the 1980s pop rock icon Daryl Hall of Hall & Oats, the Mighty Ploughboys are rocking it up on Saint Patrick’s Day night. These gifted lads from New Fairfield, Sherman,… Read More ‘Ploughing It Up’ on Saint Patty’s Day at Daryl’s House
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, participating citizen and… Read More Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Sherman Celebrate Anniversary
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
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
Over 130 parishioners attended the Saturday vigil mass at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Sherman to celebrate the beginning of the 3rd Week of Advent, which is the midway point of the Advent season in preparation for Christmas and the coming of Christ. Reverend Richard J. Gemza and the Congregation welcomed The Most Reverend… Read More Bishop Caggiano Visits Holy Trinity Church
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
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
Sherman – Amanda Branson has been named Executive Director of Naromi Land Trust. She will be Naromi’s first Executive Director. Margery Josephson, President of Naromi Land Trust, in announcing this new position, said “Amanda Branson’s many years of land trust experience, coupled with her knowledge of Naromi from her consultancy work for us over the… Read More Naromi Land Trust Names Executive Director
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
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
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
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
There’s still time to save the date and participate in this exciting, all day event that’s fun for the whole family! Now in its 4th year, the Sherman Softball Tournament is looking for a few more players to join one of the five teams on Saturday, September 1oth. This year, the American Pie Company, Sherman… Read More Sign up for the 4th Annual Sherman Softball Tournament
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Now in its 24th year, there will be two glorious days of student artwork on display at the Sherman School Art Show. As always, this well-attended event is open to art enthusiasts of all ages! This year’s exhibit hours will take place on Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30… Read More Attend the Celebrated Sherman School Art Show on May 11 & 12
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
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
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
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
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
Looking for a fun and elegant night out that’s also for a great cause? Attend the Sherman School’s 8th Annual Dinner and Dance Gala at The Club at River Oaks in Sherman on Saturday, March 19, from 7 PM to 11 PM. Sponsored by the Sherman School Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO), the goal is to… Read More Last Chance to Get Your Dinner & Dance Gala Tickets!
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
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
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
Did you ever want to visit a sugar shack to see how maple sap to maple syrup is made? Well, now is your chance to see for yourself how it’s done! For one day, Strawberry Fields Farm is opening up its sugar shack to the public on Saturday, February 27th, from 10 a.m. to 5… Read More Maple Sap To Maple Syrup Demonstration at Strawberry Fields Farm
If you’re looking for something fun and entertaining to do this evening at 8 p.m., then tickets are still available to see and hear over a dozen talented local musicians perform on stage, and all in one place! The Sherman Playhouse is hosting a special event, called The Ole Sherman Opry, which offers a unique,… Read More Live Music Tonight at the Sherman Playhouse
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
Amore Restaurant Serves Up Much More Than Tasty Italian Cuisine!… Read More Live Music in February at Amore Restaurant in Sherman
Not much remains of the snow that blanketed the area only this morning, which had the school children from the Candlewood Lake towns thrilled to have a day off! This photo shows a view of Chicken Rock with Hubbell Mountain in the background. Sherman, Connecticut. Photo by Alicia Sakal.
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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?
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
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!
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
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
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!
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’
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
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?
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
When Sherman voters approved the lease of Happy Acres Farm to Full Circle Farming LLC on Saturday evening – by the overwhelming margin of 452 in favor to 264 opposed – they gave new life to the iconic Sherman landmark, which triggered an outpouring of relief and joy from its supporters. The results of… Read More Happy Acres Farm Has a New Tenant, Full Circle Farming LLC
“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
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
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
Saturday marked the end of the fall season for the Sherman Soccer Club. Children and parents alike had a fantastic time participating and watching the last game of the year. As a parent, it was simply amazing to see the young In-house players in action working together on their teams looking focused and serious at… Read More My Newbie Sherman Soccer Club Player
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
“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
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
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
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