Monthly Archives: January 2018

Monthly Tree Lighting for January

The tree is lit in White to symbolize bone cancer also known as Osteosarcoma. The supporting foundation is the Sarcoma Alliance with offices located in California.

Suzanne Leider founded the alliance in 1999 with a manifestation of “guidance, education, and support.” With the help of family, friends and personal volunteers, the Sarcoma Alliance was born as a non-profit 501C(3) organization.

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people who are affected by sarcoma through complete diagnosis, access to full care, guidance, education and support. Suzanne unfortunately passed away in 2002, and now the legacy she has built is supported by her fellow family, friends and volunteers who started with her in the beginning.

In loving memory of Suzanne Leider.

Another Storm, Another Success Story for TTD

On Thursday, January 4th, a historic “bomb cyclone” began all through the Northeast at 1am and continued until 6pm that evening, leaving many inches of snow on the roads, cars and trees.

The Third Taxing District Electric Utility did a great job to keep power on for the East Norwalk community during the storm.

TTD’s General Manager, Kevin Barber added “TTD urges customers to be careful and safe during times of extreme cold temperatures, especially with the use of portable space heaters. Space heaters should be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip which may overheat and cause a fire. Space heaters must be placed at least three feet from anything that can burn.”

Third Taxing District: “Powering Your Neighborhood.”

Norwalk Shoe Repair: Soul to Sole from Mt. Olympus

Kosta Koutsimanis started Norwalk Shoe Repair October 1st, 2012, and was an entrepreneur from day one.

Growing up in Mt. Olympus, Greece, at six years old Kosta worked on his family’s farm with his father herding and milking sheep. At age 12 he worked as a shoe shining boy in his uncle’s shoe business. As he grew older Kosta loved to camp with his friends at the higher altitudes of Mt. Olympus where they cooked food and built fires. Kosta joined the Army at age nineteen. After the Army, Kosta left Greece and came to America in 2006 to begin a new chapter.

It was at that time Kosta rediscovered his love for the lost art of shoe making. “Every day is something new, so when a shoe walks in and it’s something different, it gets me excited because I fix and repair it differently every time. I am always inventing,” Kosta says.

Kosta is looking forward to 2018. His plans are to expand the store by adding a new sewing machine, finding a leather distributor and handmaking custom leather shoes, purses and more for his customers. A father and an experienced businessman, Kosta is happy because he has everything he needs in this world.