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

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    2014.08.02
     @ Greenwich Education Group

    If you are planning on taking the SAT or the ACT in October or November, this is an ideal time to start your preparation! Once school begins,...

  • Seaside Center: Shoreline Seining and Plankton Tow

    2014.07.20
     @ Seaside Center

    Help us gather plankton and see what creatures are living in our ocean’s water! Examine microscopic organisms caught in our plankton net...

  • Cool and Collected ‘14

    2014.07.10
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • Pregnancy /Baby Fair

    2014.08.21
     @ Gigge Store

    Happy Healthy Pregnancy and Baby Fair August 21st ;30-8;30 pm Giggle BabyStore 102 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich CT Personlized shopping,...

  • Greenwich MakerBot Store Innovator Session with Jess Chung

    2014.08.21
     @ Greenwich MakerBot Store

    Teachers, students, parents, and everyone interested in modern education and technology is invited to hear Jess Chung, a teacher and MOUSE Squad...

  • Summer Vacation Day Programs- Grades K-6

    2014.08.18
     @ Stamford JCC

    Monday August 18 To Friday August 22, 8am – 6pm Monday-Baking a Mitzvah Tuesday-Scavenger Hunt Wednesday- Ice Cream Craze....

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays!

    2014.06.30
     @ ELLELA Cosmetics & Lashes

    Our Summer Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays are back at ELLELA Cosmetics! Hit the top of Greenwich Ave from 4pm to 8pm for the BEST Blowouts before...

  • Tree-Mendous Treks

    2014.07.10
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Thursdays, July 10 - August 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm After visiting our new exhibit, TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees, join one of...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.27
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • 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...

  • Seaside Center: Coastal Scavenger Hunt

    2014.07.03
     @ Seaside Center

    Timed for low tide exploration. A scavenger hunt for nature’s treasures. 11:00 am: July 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28 3:00 pm: June 26, July...

  • Seaside Center: Seaweed Pressing

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Look at the different seaweeds around Greenwich Point and learn about their role in the marine ecosystem. We will end with a seaweed pressing...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.09
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Seaside Center: Story Time

    2014.07.19
     @ Seaside Center

    Grab a comfy seat as we read stories about our favorite sea creatures. We will even take a peek at a real-life version of the animal in our...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.10
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...

  • Seaside Center: Naturalist's Choice

    2014.07.19
     @ Seaside Center

    Be surprised! Changing topic that is fun and fascinating, selected by the Naturalist!


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