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Of Wonder Women, Wilders and Wizards



Bob Capazzo

Welcome to February, our season of love. But unlike the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical RENT, with its measure of 525,600 minutes, we’ve only been allocated one day — February 14 — to celebrate love. Hardly seems enough, what?

As for this staff, we haven’t exactly kicked back after producing our big sixtieth anniversary issue in January. We bring you a full plate of editorial once again. For two years in a row, U.S. Banker Magazine has named former Greenwich resident Peyton Patterson the second most powerful female banker in the United States. We can see why she has been one of the chosen few. So can the Greenwich YWCA, who just made her a BRAVA Award winner. And so will you after reading Steve Sawicki’s article.

There are only a few movies I’ve ever wanted to sit through twice. One was Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman. Now I’ve added The Illusionist to my list. It was directed by Greenwich–grown Neil Burger, who also wrote the screenplay — the same Neil Burger who graduated from Yale intrigued with film, leaving his parents to wonder what would ever become of him. Not to worry. If I were on the Academy Award committee, he’d get an Oscar for this tale of mystery and royalty, starring Edward Norton as a magician in Vienna in 1900. Our writer Tim Dumas met with Neil over cheeseburgers and lemonade in Tribeca and tells us all about it.

And finally, finally, we nailed down Stamford neighbor Gene Wilder for an interview, mostly because his good wife Karen is into conservation and we were happy to help her spread the word about the Bartlett Arboretum. But capturing Willy Wonka — or young “Fronckensteen,” if you prefer — took years. The actor used to buy vegetables at the little produce market (now Penang Grill) on Lewis Street across the driveway from our offices; and when our executive editor Rosemarie Anner, a huge fan, saw him coming, she’d throw open her second-floor window and yell: “Mr. Wilder! Mr. Wilder!”

I happened upon him once in the market and asked: “Is my executive editor bothering you?” “Not a bit,” said he with a chuckle. So at last we can offer you Bill Slocum’s article on a remarkable pair of Wilders.

We hope you made it last month to the Greenwich Arts Council exhibit of our GREENWICH Magazine Photo Contest winners. In any case, here they are, chosen from over 200 entries. Our special thanks to each of you who submitted your work. 

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • 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...

  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week October 18 - 26, 2014 Join us for a week-long celebration of local art! Showcasing established and emerging...

  • 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...

  • Oktoberfest 2014 Greenwich United Way

    2014.10.24
     @ Loading Dock

    Greenwich United Way’s sixth annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser is set for Friday, October 24 at Stamford’s Loading...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trunk-or-Treat For UNICEF

    2014.10.26
     @ Island Beach Parking Lot

    U.S Fund for UNICEF Greenwich Committee invites you to the 1st annual Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of...

  • La Soirée d’ Automne at Bistro Versailles

    2014.10.27
     @ Bistro Versailles and Patisserie

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other attendees...

  • Explore the Bruce Museum

    2014.10.28
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us at the Bruce Museum for a private tour of the inaugural showing in the U.S. of “Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection...

  • Educational Seminar - Effective Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

    2014.10.29
     @ Greenwich Library

    Are you sure you are putting your best foot forward in your job hunt?  What will make employers pick your resume and ask you for an interview?...

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • 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,...

  • 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...


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