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Of Boats, Vets and the Best



Bob Capazzo

Welcome to August, the hottest month of the year and a great time to read Greenwich Magazine at the beach, on a breezy porch or in the cool comfort of your air-conditioned boudoir.

These are known as the “dog days” of summer, not because the humidity makes you feel so dog-tired or that Fido lies listless under a tree or that the stock market slumps. The term was coined by the ancient Romans after the constellation Canis Major in which resides Sirius, the brightest star we can see except for the sun. In spring and early summer, it’s lost in the sun’s glare, but now it rises before the sun and we can see it best.

So perhaps in honor of dog days, we offer you a doggone good story about the wonderful veterinarians who care for our four-legged friends. P.S.: It didn’t go unnoticed here that Elvis, the Greenwich rescue dog, has just retired. Congratulations to the black Lab (with gray muzzle) and his handler, firefighter Mark Dawson, a canine search specialist for FEMA, on an impressive career that included searching for victims at Ground Zero.

In another story, we take you out on the water for a ride on the mighty Aphrodite, a 1930s commuter boat once owned by Jock Whitney and now lovingly restored by Deborah and Chuck Royce.

Finally, and proudly, we announce the winners of our third annual Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut survey. We thank all you readers for taking the time to vote for your favorite wine shop, art gallery, bakery, golf course, wedding registry, pet spa, you name it. We heard tell that an excited Miriam Landsman, arranging flowers at someone’s home before an event, said: “I just won the Best of the Gold Coast Floral Designer!” Said Marcia Selden delivering food: “Well, I won Best Caterer!” Said the hostess upon walking into the room: “I guess I hired the Best!”

The winners have been invited to set up booths at our famous annual Best Of party taking place on Wednesday, August 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt in Old Greenwich. Tickets are $45 online (BestOfGoldCoastCT.com) and $55 at the door. Remember that a portion of the proceeds goes to Kids in Crisis. To ease parking problems this year, we have shuttles running between the Hyatt and the Old Greenwich Civic Center. So come join us and have a ball. As realtor David Ogilvy said the first time he took it in: “I’ve never seen so many people I don’t know having such a great time!” 

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Isaia Fall Trunk Show

    2014.09.19
     @ Richards

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

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

  • Nam Cho Trunk Show

    2014.09.20
     @ Richards

  • 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...


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