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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.

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  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

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     @ Bruce Museum

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     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

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     @ Bruce Museum

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  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

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  • 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

    2014.12.02
     @ 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

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  • 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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