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A London Trained Shoemaker in CT

‘I have always loved shoes,” said Lauren Brinkers at her pop-sale and display at Standard Space in Sharon, Conn., this fall. That love could not be more visually evident. In her studio in Cornwall, Conn., Brinkers creates velvet-soft boots from vegetable-tanned leather that she hand-paints with eco-friendly dye.

Mark Chiusano Photo by Charlotte Alter

The True Story of A Fabricated Life

Mark Chiusano, a journalist who has written for NPR, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review, will read from his new biography, “The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos,” at The Colonial Theatre in North Canaan, Conn., on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Children at the David M. Hunt Library made ornaments on Saturday, Dec. 2, prior to the town’s tree lighting festivities. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Handmaking ornaments at Hunt

Residents with the holiday spirit were already milling about the town Green well ahead of the official starting time of 4:40 p.m. for the lighting of the town’s tree and the singing of carols and holiday songs Saturday, Dec. 2.

Children visited with Santa Claus at the library. Photo by Matthew Kreta

Santa’s favorite cookie

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon hosted a festive cookie contest and meet and greet Saturday, Dec. 2. 

With its first contest in 2019, the library has been hosting annual cookie contests in December where the public can submit and vote on entries. 


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