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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.

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Greenwich Agenda

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  • 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...

  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

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  • "Paper & Stone" an exhibition by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer at the Loft Artists Gallery

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     @ Loft Artists Gallery

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    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.11.04
     @ Bruce Museum

    Children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers are encouraged to come explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books...

  • Greenwich Gives

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     @ Greenwich Avenue

    Looking for a fun way to complete your holiday shopping and give back to your community?    On December 2, 2014, local non-profits...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Holiday Gift Boutique

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     @ Greenwich Country Club

    More than 40 skilled artisans, designers, and purveyors of finely crafted goods and provisions will showcase their wares at the Breast Cancer...

  • Holiday WOW At Your Front Door!

    2014.12.02
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Beautify your entrance way with luscious holiday evergreens, berries, pinecones and more, sure to last throughout the dreary winter...

  • Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain

    2014.12.02
     @ Noble Conference Room Greenwich Hospital

    Presented by Greenwich Hospital and Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain Tuesday, 12/2/14 at...

  • Israeli Film Series | Bethlehem

    2014.12.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel that will show you Israel through the lens of a movie camera. Following each...

  • Holiday Della Robbia Wreath

    2014.12.03
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Create a lavishly decorated live wreath for your home this holiday season with Maureen FitzPatrick. Using a variety of real...

  • Picture This with Authors Lisa Barr & Gabrielle Selz

    2014.12.03
     @ The Drawing Room

    Authors Lisa Barr & Gabrielle Selz Bring Their Stories of Passion, Chaos & Intrigue from the World of Modern Art to Greenwich...

  • Holiday Tea

    2014.12.04
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Back by popular demand!  An elegant multigenerational holiday tea party featuring a delightful afternoon tea, delicacies and a gift...


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