Of Jodi, Capote and Summer Guests



Photograph by Chi Chi Ubina

It’s June, time to wind down just a little bit. Maybe? Good luck. But in this issue we have tried to ease your burden when guests descend on you for some summer fun — be it your old college roommate, your super-fit sister-in-law and her future Olympians, your artsy little niece or your boss from Manhattan. You’ve lived here forever but don’t have a clue what to do with them. Well, we’re fixing that. In our article “20/20,” we’ve packaged up twenty entertaining places within twenty miles of Greenwich for you and your guests to visit, throwing in tips for dining and sightseeing to boot.

“The Truman I Knew” by Robert Stein fell into our laps right at the time character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was on his way to winning an Oscar for Capote. The author, a Wilton resident and the editor of McCall’s in the sixties, wrote a piece on his experiences with Capote and sent it to us on spec. We loved it. He even takes us to the Black and White Ball (before issuing the Steins an invitation, Capote called a mutual friend and asked if Mrs. Stein was “attractive” — he only wanted beautiful people there).

As many of us know, Truman Capote went to Greenwich High School, so we asked Tim Dumas to talk to some people who knew him when and write a sidebar about his life here in town. You’ll find it a great read.

Then there’s our cover story, a piece by Steve Sawicki on Governor Jodi Rell. My husband Jack and I can well understand why she is so popular. Listen to this:
I decided to go along on the photo shoot for the article — joining our art director Holly Keeperman and photographer Bill Taufic over at NestleWaters where the governor was meeting us. Shooting digital a mile a minute, Taufic asked me to keep her talking, an easy assignment and I love talking to Jodi anyway. In the process I told her that Jack was going into Yale-New Haven the next day for bypass surgery. It turns out that her husband Lou had had the same operation a while back. The next afternoon I got home from New Haven and there on our answering machine was the governor of Connecticut with a message. She was thinking of us and advised Jack to take it easy when he got out of the hospital. Don’t overdo, said she, “and that’s an executive order!” How special is that? A handwritten note followed.

By the way, Jack apologizes for not being able to write his publisher’s page in recent issues, but he’s pleased to announce that he’s back in fighting form and you can count on seeing his column soon.

Have a happy June.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

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  • Financial Literacy 2-Day Lecture Presented by Bob Salomon at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.21
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    Making sense of the world of finance FREE and open to all *Participants should pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal on Oct.22, as Bob...

  • 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...

  • Paint the Town Pink

    2014.10.21
     @ Lux Bond & Green

    Key to the Treasure Chest Indulge yourself at an elegant but fun event presented by Lux Bond & Green and Anne Fontaine Preview the newest...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Meet Nomi Eve, Author of Henna House

    2014.10.22

    An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth...

  • Susan G. Komen CT Educational Session at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.22
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Learn about the importance of early detection and screenings Meet the men and women whose work is...

  • Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its October After Six Networking event. All are invited to exchange business cards, enjoy appetizers and...

  • October After Six

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Join us for After Six Networking at the Delamar Hotel

  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    2014.10.23

    Athome Magazine celebrates Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' fall collection with fabulous vignettes from some of your favorite A-List designers....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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