Editor's page

Of Transitions and Traditions



Bob Capazzo

Welcome to the December issue of Greenwich. We think you’ll find it a good read — the perfect magazine to curl up with in front of the fire when you weary of shopping for that special gift for Uncle Irving or Sister Sue.

Our focus this month is family, and to begin, I want to share some exciting news about our publishing family. Starting in January, a talented young woman named Cristin Marandino will be taking over as editor of GREENWICH Magazine, handling day-to-day operations. I am not retiring, for sure. I will remain editorial director of Moffly Publications, overseeing the content and direction of all of our publications, which means, of course, that I will be standing by to offer my two cents as top adviser.

Cristin has certainly earned her stripes.

As executive editor of our Westport Magazine, editor of our Fairfield County Weddings and longtime member of our staff, she has proven herself totally capable of running a magazine. She is native to our area, having grown up in backcountry Stamford and graduated from Greenwich Academy. Then it was on to Boston University, College of Communications, and, eventually, a job as managing editor of Vegetarian Times Magazine before coming to us. Cristin is a people person with a great sense of humor, who in her spare time has been known to skydive, rock climb and sail. If you haven’t met her yet, please introduce yourself in the grocery store or at the next benefit. And do feel free to call either of us with your ideas for stories.

Now on to traditions. Besides features on Liz Claiborne’s Jill Granoff and Greenwich squash champs, we visit with some of the many Greenwich residents who have made it a family tradition to get out there in force — year after year — and help others over the holidays. If you are inspired to join these spirited volunteers, we have included a list of agencies you might contact. Meals on Wheels, for instance, needs drivers and kitchen help.

Then there’s the nativity pageant on Maher Avenue put on by the children of the Rockwellian neighborhood for the past sixty years, including little Dickon Hollister, now oncologist Dr. Dickerman Hollister. It’s not always easy to inject humor into a publication, but, believe me, it’s there in the unsolicited piece he wrote for us about his childhood role as “the fourth king.” Another family tradition, especially for fathers and daughters, is the Junior League Cotillion that has been raising money for League projects and training young ladies for community service for thirty years.

Finally, a passing thought. We will not be breaking a twenty-year tradition. I will continue to have a voice in GREENWICH Magazine, as Jack does with his monthly column. We founders will ever have our say.

Have a wondrous and merry holiday season — and brilliant New Year.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

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     @ My Cooking Party

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  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week now - October 26, 2014 The YMCA of Greenwich second annual Y Harvest Art Fair kicked off Wednesday night...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • 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...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

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  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trunk-or-Treat For UNICEF

    2014.10.26
     @ Island Beach Parking Lot

    U.S Fund for UNICEF Greenwich Committee invites you to the 1st annual Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of...

  • La Soirée d’ Automne at Bistro Versailles

    2014.10.27
     @ Bistro Versailles and Patisserie

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other attendees...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Explore the Bruce Museum

    2014.10.28
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us at the Bruce Museum for a private tour of the inaugural showing in the U.S. of “Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection...

  • Educational Seminar - Effective Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

    2014.10.29
     @ Greenwich Library

    Are you sure you are putting your best foot forward in your job hunt?  What will make employers pick your resume and ask you for an interview?...

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • 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...

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

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