From the Editor: Holiday Wishes



Bob Capazzo

It’s that time of year. Shopping, parties and, let’s be honest, stress. We all strive to create the perfect Rockwell holiday. Is the tree big enough? Are the stockings hung with just the right care? Does the dog have enough gifts? We look to make our families happy because that’s what this time of year is all about—bringing joy to those we care about. And so in this issue we introduce you to people whose generosity and devotion illustrate the true spirit of the holidays.

In “A New Kind of Dream Team” we meet Sean Obi and the Eggers family. Though Nigerian-born six-foot-eight Sean may look a little different from the rest of the group, he is as much of an Eggers as those who were born with the name. Sean moved in with the family in 2010 to help nurture his talent on the basketball court. And although he has caught the attention of virtually every major NCAA team, he has gained more than recognition. This soft-spoken, super-polite phenom has gained five people who will forever know him as a brother and a son. Read his inspiring story beginning on page 66.

Having a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening disease is heartbreaking to say the least. But when that person is a child, well, what could be more frightening? In “The Power of a Wish” (page 89) we talk to four families who have pulled through the darkest of times and come out stronger on the other side, thanks in part to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This amazing group granted each child the wish of a lifetime—from hanging out with the legendary Steve Jobs to visiting the set
of The Office to taking a super-luxe dream vacation. It gave them a respite from hospitals and treatments and the chance to share a magical journey together. What better gift?

These are the kinds of stories that give meaning to the season. All of us here at Moffly Media wish you and yours a truly wonderful holiday. (And we’re pretty sure the dog will be happy with his gifts, too.)

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • 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 Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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