Alice Fitzpatrick has woven a rich life from unusual choices
If life, as Forest Gump's mother advised him, is like a box of chocolates ("You never know what you're going to get."), then Alice Fitzpatrick's candy dish overfloweth.
Indeed, like the hapless yet lovable Gump, forever popping up at historic, game-changing moments in history, Fitzpatrick — retiring president of the Community Foundation of...
Kachina Bags carry spirit of culture
Milleonya, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, has channeled her unquenchable thirst for knowledge, artistic sensibility, and spiritual connection to her Native American heritage into her own home-based business selling handcrafted handbags that she calls Kachina Bags.
"A kachina is a spiritual being representing anything from the natural...
Bilingual preschool prepares children for life in a pluralistic world
On a recent afternoon, Ginny Brown kicked off her shoes and sat on the rug for circle time at The Global Child in Stonington. After a full day of work as Director of Pupil Services for Guilford Public Schools, Brown seemed to have come home. Her son Owen, 6, climbed onto her lap and joined the other children in listening attentively as their two native Spanish-speaking teachers led...