Of Mansions, Musicians and Moviemakers

From the Editor



Photograph by Bob Capazzo

April is here. Buds and blossoms are bursting out all over the place. And so is Moffly Publications with its new atHome magazine launched this month.

As you know, we used to have a quarterly section called atHome, but it ended up so fat that we felt it was confusing to the reader. We needed to break it out on its own. So here it is, polybagged with our town magazines for subscribers and on the newsstand for others. I think you’ll feel that editor Victoria Lieber, a young woman filled with energy and ideas, has done a terrific job.

On to our April issue with its traditional focus on real estate. Because annual statistics are so widely available from the Greenwich multiple listing service, we decided not to go into the bit about how many houses were bought and sold around town last year. Rather, we concentrate on the changing face of Greenwich, our new streetscapes, some for better, some for worse. Writer Bill Slocum has done a whale of a job covering the territory, as has Nancy Ruhling, a writer new to us, who shows us how high-end modular homes here are beginning to rival their stick-built neighbors. In fact, Greenwich has been a pioneer in this phenomenon, says a major modular manufacturer.

It’s all in the name of progress — as is a piece on “green” houses. Not the kind you put flowers in, but the kind that are built to be energy efficient. Local architects tell us this is something their clients are beginning to take a serious interest in.

Rounding out the real estate in this issue, we have a profile of Thomas Stacy, whose mastery of the English horn took him all the way to the Grammy Awards in California this past winter, plus an article on nonfiction filmmaker Michael Schlossman of Red Dog Entertainment. And is he ever entertaining, bringing his childhood heroes — the cops, soldiers and fighter pilots — right into our living rooms.

When I learned that the name of his company was inspired by his two large golden retrievers, a breed of dog so popular in Greenwich these days, I can remember forty-three years ago when we Mofflys were among the people in town who owned one. His name was Charlie. He was huge, dark red, wonderful with baby Jonathan and his friends, and brilliant in the duck blind. We got him as a puppy from the champion breeder Torchy Flinn, who lived by the edge of the reservoir way out on North Street. There, with an audience of elderly goldens cheering him on from the porch, Torchy taught Charlie how to bring in ducks and taught Jack how to give him hand signals. Like many humans, Charlie was happiest when he was working — and very proud of himself.

Enjoy the sunshine — and happy reading.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

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     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Isaia Fall Trunk Show

    2014.09.19
     @ Richards

  • Nam Cho Trunk Show

    2014.09.20
     @ Richards

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

    Puttin’ On The Dog Festival Greenwich, Connecticut the place to be on September 21st for dogs and their owners...

  • Candy Fairies Book Reading

    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards


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