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.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    2014.08.27
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    Do you miss singing in your church choir during the summer months? Then join ‘Summer Sings!’ at First Congregational Church of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wine Time Social Hour

    2014.08.29
     @ Barcelona Wine Bar

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Polo Benefit for Hope

    2014.08.31
     @ Greenwich Polo Club

    For the second year in a row, Virginia's House of Hope is having a fundraiser at the Greenwich Polo Club! Join us on Sunday, August...

  • 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!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

    2014.03.09
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • 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...

  • 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...


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