Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #13, 24 March 2008

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my website on coastal New England. A new article is posted here every other Monday.

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Stamford, Connecticut

Originally known as Rippowam by the Native Americans of the area, Stamford took its current name from a town in Lincolnshire, England. The city is located on the coast in southwestern Connecticut, and was incorporated as a city in 1893.
A map is available here.

With its proximity to New York City, Stamford is a popular place to live. Just 47 minutes from Stamford to Manhattan by commuter rail. This proximity does come with a price, however. Highway traffic congestion on Interstate 95 is common during the morning and evening commutes.

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center are both located in North Stamford on 118 wooded acres. The area features six art galleries and an early New England farm with barnyard animals. Cove Island Park features 83 acres with beach swimming, fishing, ice skating rink, marina, picnicing, tennis courts, and more. The park is located at the intersection of Chestnut Hill Road and Webbs Road.

Stamford CT Shore For those that love to shop, Stamford Town Center is a beautiful multi-level shopping mall with all of your favorite stores. Golfers will want to try their skill at the 128 acre course at Sterling Farms Park on Newfield Avenue.

Historical sites in Stamford include the Hoyt-Barnum House, the circa 1699 farmhouse of Samuel Hoyt, a blacksmith who died in 1738. The house is now a national historic landmark, owned and operated by the Stamford Historical Society.

Notable restaurants in Stamford include Mona Lisa Ristorante on Atlantic Street, known for delicious Italian food. Also on the list is Bennett's Steak and Fish House on Spring Street. Visitors rave about Bennett's great food and warm atmosphere.

Want to splurge a little? Telluride on Bedford Street features seafood selections as well as Southwestern, South American, and international cuisines. The wine list is extensive, and the food is excellent. You may be wondering where the restaurant got its name. Telluride is named after a town in the San Juan mountains of Southwestern Colorado. Wouldn't this be a great place to take that special someone?

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Cynthia at Sunrise: DSI Photo
Stamford Shore: Webshots/jlopatek_nowacka

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