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Tom Renner

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No one knows local sports quite like Tom Renner, The Daily Voice's Sports Editor. For 22 years, he covered the field for The Stamford Advocate. He's been in Fairfield County since 1987.

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  1. Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- There may still be snow on the ground, but spring is here and soon, a number of our native bee species will be active. As you look at your post-winter landscape, you may wonder where those early bees will find the forage that they need to survive.Forage resources for bees are slim in March and April, but some of our native trees and shrubs are important early ...

  2. Westchester's Will Shortz's Crossword Tourney Still Puzzles Players

    Westchester's Will Shortz's Crossword Tourney Still Puzzles Players

    Will Shortz took an idea that wasn’t even his and ran with it. Now, 40 years later, the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is returning to Stamford with more than 600 players and an array of new puzzles to test the nation’s top wordsmiths.Shortz, a Pleasantville resident and the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, has been the driving force behind the tournament ...

  3. How Insects Survive The Westchester Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    How Insects Survive The Westchester Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- In cold climates, insects seem to disappear when temperatures plummet. So where do they go? Depending on the type of insect, there are different strategies for surviving the cold.While some insects migrate to a warmer climate, like Monarch Butterflies and a small percentage of dragonfly species, most of the insects in our landscapes stay put in the winter. ...

  4. Route 116 Home Of Playwright Eugene O'Neill Hits Market For $3.695M

    Route 116 Home Of Playwright Eugene O'Neill Hits Market For $3.695M

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- "Brook Farm," a 1905 Ridgefield home that was once owned by playwright Eugene O'Neill, has been listed for sale by Sotheby's International Realty.The home is located at 845 North Salem Road (Route 116) and is priced at $3.695 million. Click here for the property listing. The home was the inspiration for one of O'Neill's most famous plays, "Desire ...

  5. Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Westchester

    Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The wildlife activity, or lack of it, in our yards can tell us a lot about the ecological health of our landscapes. Take a look right now. Do you have an abundance of birds finding the late winter foods they need, like the persistent fruits of Eastern Redcedar, Winterberry, Northern Bayberry, etc?Have you spotted any returning migrating birds? What natural ...

  6. From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    The roots behind this week’s sale of the region’s most successful real estate firm, Houlihan Lawrence, traces back 129 years to New York City where William Lawrence ran a successful pharmaceutical business.Since then, Houlihan Lawrence’s reach extended to Bronxville, where Lawrence started his real estate investment company, Greenwich and the entire Hudson Valley in New York. It finally ...

  7. Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    A bold move by American business magnate Warren Buffett shook up the Hudson Valley real estate industry Tuesday when his company, HomeServices of America, Inc., acquired Houlihan Lawrence.Houlihan Lawrence serves Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties of New York and Connecticut with 1,300 sales associates operating in 30 sales offices. In 2016, Houlihan ...

  8. Somers-Born Chef Expands Restaurant Offerings

    Somers-Born Chef Expands Restaurant Offerings

    WESTPORT, Conn. — There's more of a good thing at The Cottage in Westport, which officially opened an additional 800 square feet of dining space. The Cottage, which opened in December 2015, is a warm and welcoming restaurant by Chef Brian Lewis, a Somers, N.Y., native. It embraces the local community and is greatly influenced by the artisan farmers and growers in the region. Lewis' ...

  9. Provide Water, Natural Foods To Help Birds Endure Winter In Westchester

    Provide Water, Natural Foods To Help Birds Endure Winter In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Not all birds overwinter in our region – many migrate South for the winter. The birds that do stay year-round can face stark conditions in cold weather. You can help them in your landscape, and in ways you may not have considered.First priority – WaterBefore you even contemplate putting out bird food in winter, make sure to have a clean, unfrozen source of ...

  10. Bedford Village Flower Shoppe Welcomes New Owners

    Bedford Village Flower Shoppe Welcomes New Owners

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- With a new marriage, two young boys, a business of her own and an overwhelming triathlon training schedule, South Salem’s Lauren Chillemi hardly needed any more projects on her already crowded plate.The opportunity to purchase the Bedford Village Flower Shoppe, however, made sound business sense. Chillemi and her husband, Anthony, bought the business on Nov. 30. The ...

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