From the Editor: Twice As Nice



Bob Capazzo

Outdoor photo shoots are tricky no matter what time of year they take place. The natural elements—too much sun, too little sun, the possibility of rain—are all uncontrollable X-factors that plague the lives of art directors, photographers and editors. But an early morning photo shoot, on the beach, in December is just plain crazy.

Thankfully Michael Chambers is a good-natured guy. The day we shot the director of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency it was a balmy sixteen degrees at Tod’s Point. Yet Chambers took it all in stride and didn’t complain once during the two-hour shoot (at least about the weather—he’s more than a bit camera shy). It stands to reason that his affable demeanor serves him well in a role that’s focused on reducing the environmental impact of development in a town where development tends to take center stage.

Chambers, a Greenwich High School grad, grew up in Wilbur Peck and credits his family and extended family with his success. And though
this thirty-something’s professional accomplishments are impressive, what truly sets him apart is his commitment to give back to the community that nurtured him as a boy and recognized him as a man. GEMS, Audubon Society, Community Centers, and AmeriKids
are just a few of the organizations that fill his free time. In An Inspiring Journey (page 50), writer Jill Johnson sits down with Chambers and explores the two sides of this fascinating personality.

In this issue we’re also excited to feature another young Greenwich High grad who’s making her mark. As a member of President Obama’s senior staff, Jen Psaki is quickly climbing the political ladder. In Meeting the Press (page 60) the deputy communications director discusses what it’s like to live on the campaign trail, deal with bureaucratic backbiting and work down the hall from the leader of the free world.

From waterways to the Beltway, these two up-and-comers are making a serious impression—and we’ve got a funny feeling they’re just getting started.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Physiatrist join ONS

    2014.09.02
     @ Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, PC

    We are pleased to announce that orthopedic surgeon Sean Peden, MD and interventional physiatrist Christopher Sahler, MD have joined the ONS...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE

    2014.09.05
     @ Greenwich Avenue

      GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 5 FEATURING LIVE RUNWAY SHOW, CAR AND BOAT SHOW Greenwich Avenue will...

  • 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...

  • Junior League of Greenwich's New Member Open House

    2014.09.09
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

    Please join us for cocktails and casual conversation to learn more about the Junior League of Greenwich and how you can become a member. ...

  • 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...

  • 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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