Time Flies



photography by Bob Capazzo

The December magazine you’re holding in your hands right now marks my sixtieth issue as editor of Greenwich magazine—a milestone for me, to be sure. But it pales in comparison to the sixty-five years of publication that we are celebrating this month. Although anniversaries are a natural time to reflect on the past, I’m not going to go into Greenwich magazine’s history here (which starts way back in 1947). There are two people far more credentialed for that. Namely, Donna and Jack Moffly. Turn to page 85 to read about the triumphs and trials that the couple has lived through since they merged the Greenwich Review and the Nutmegger and began bringing Greenwich to your mailboxes.

Donna and Jack’s words appear here every month in the form of their Founders’ pages, as well as the features that they often contribute, but this story pushes them a little outside of that box. We asked that they profile one another so we could see them not only as an editor and a publisher but as they see each other—as a wife and a husband. The result is simply wonderful.

But our walk down memory lane doesn’t stop there. In “The Write Stuff” (page 94), our senior writers take you behind the scenes of their jobs profiling the people and places of our town. We think you’ll enjoy getting to know this talented (and funny) group of individuals. And in “65 Things In 65 Years That Have Changed Our Town” (page 75), we look back at some of the amusing, notorious and outlandish events that have helped to shape Greenwich over the past six and a half decades.

For me the last five years have been filled with a ton of memorable moments. Like the time our cover subject showed up in shorts and a T-shirt for our shoot. Thankfully the photographer happened to have a black suit in his car that was (just about) the right size. Or last year, when Hurricane Irene decided to visit the week that we had ten photo shoots scheduled. Even when the winds died down and the waters subsided, it left our hair and makeup folks powering their hair dryers and curling irons with a car battery, and our photographer running on reserve batteries that he charged at a friend’s house. And I’ll never forget a most uncomfortable time when the wife of one of our subjects went on a tirade—in French—during our shoot. Unfortunately for her, our photographer spoke French fluently.

But in the end, what strikes me most about this magazine is the breadth of what we cover while maintaining our mission to focus on our town. What other community magazine could have Scrat, the mischievous squirrel-rat of Ice Age fame, on the cover one month; legendary director Ron Howard another; and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful women in corporate America, the next? I’m relatively certain there is no other. And then there are our comprehensive stories that tackle issues such as domestic violence, divorce, teen drinking and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The power and relevance of a magazine comes from its ability to inform and entertain, and we look forward to doing both for many, many more years to come.

 

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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