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

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • 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....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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