Of Baseball, Books and Battling Lyme

From the Editor



Photograph by Bob Capazzo

Don’t you just love the coming of July — when you can look forward to two whole months of summer before Labor Day sets in? Saturday, July 1, is particularly special this year, because it’s the day of our Salute to Veterans celebration on Havemeyer Field. That’s when our smallest fry learn how cool it is to take off their hats and put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem. Soldiers, sailors, nurses and pilots who served in our wars unfurl a giant American flag, and Navy SEALs jump out of helicopters. It’s something no red-blooded American should miss.

Thinking of vets, when Jack and I were at the dump on Memorial Day weekend, busily throwing old packing boxes into a Dumpster, a nice-looking young man walked up to my husband and out of the blue asked: “Are you a veteran?” “Yes,” Jack answered. “World War II. Army Air Force. But never left the country.” “My dad served under Patton in his tank battalion,” the young man volunteered. “Well,” Jack allowed, “he saw a lot more action than I did.” “Thank you for serving,” said the stranger. Isn’t that great?

The theme of this issue is sports and leisure. So we introduce you to an enthusiastic Greenwich owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish. We check out bookstores and book clubs for the hottest summer reads. And for those of us who remember driving around after school in souped-up cars filled with fun-loving friends, well, you won’t believe Steve Memishian’s hot rod collection.

Of course, summertime also brings us outdoors onto our lawns and into our gardens, where too many of us have come acropper of the deer tick, a tiny little bug with a devastating bite. Connecticut saw such a surge in cases of Lyme disease in 2005 — up 34 percent — that we felt it timely to update an article we ran on the subject a few years ago. You’ll learn what today’s medical experts have to say about new remedies and challenges.

Finally, Jack and I are grateful to the two wonderful organizations that honored us this spring and to all of you who joined us on one or both of those special occasions (including State Senator Nickerson, Congressman Shays and Attorney General Blumenthal). Planned Parenthood of Connecticut bestowed on us their Community Impact Award for making a difference in the areas of health, education and reproductive rights; and the Greenwich Rotary Club chose us as its Citizens of the Year for our commitment to Greenwich, its causes and concerns. In a town where so many people give so much of themselves, we are properly humbled. Thank you.

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     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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    2014.07.22
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  • 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...

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    2014.07.10
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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    $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...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS- Exoplanets: World's Beyond Our Reach

    2014.07.25
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the...

  • 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...

  • Benefit: The MoonWalk | New York, NY

    2014.07.26
     @ Randall’s Island

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