Editor's page

Of Decorating, Darfur and Courtroom Drama



Bob Capazzo

Welcome to March and its ides, whatever those are. Maybe something like potholes. Actually, upon googling them, we learned that according to the ancient Roman calendar, every month had its ides, derived from the Latin “to divide.” In March, May, July and October, they fell on the fifteenth. Julius Caesar should have listened to that soothsayer who warned him to beware the ides of March. He went into the Senate anyway that day, and whack!
The rest is history.

So we now have March and daffodils, along with a new weddings editor, too. After twenty years, our first and only weddings editor Jane Seel elected to retire, and taking her place will be our very able and homegrown associate editor Muffy Fox. Jane, Diane Kopp and Anne Low, my fellow Grace Notes, were all part of our staff in the early days. I told them they had been hired because I knew I could count on them like clockwork, and if things went belly-up we could always sing. Ironically, Muffy King’s wedding to Andy Fox was announced in the very first issue of the Greenwich Review (September 1987) that Jack and I published, so she says she has now come full circle. Ain’t life grand?

We do have a wonderful lineup of features for you to peruse, with decorating being our traditional focus this month. Michelle Perri’s home in Old Greenwich, a standout on the Historical Society House Tour in November, has much to do with enjoying children, guests, pets and rooms with water views. And we talked to Greenwich decorators about some of the jobs they have found especially challenging, including wrestling with sloppy teen bedrooms, super-high ceilings, brilliantly colored art collections and even a politically incorrect game room. Yah. That kind of game.

On another note, we have a gripping story about Dr. John de Csepel’s experience in the tragic region of Darfur in the Sudan and an interesting piece on David Hopper who has followed in the footsteps of his father Cameron as judge of our probate court. Nearly all of us will have to deal with probate court sometime in our lives. But what do we really know about it, other than what we read in the papers about sensational cases involving a dead crook and a groom who disappeared off a cruise ship on his honeymoon?

Have an interesting and entertaining read. Thank you for your many letters, especially in regard to our January sixtieth anniversary issue, a major project. We’ve learned a lot from you about our town’s history.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • 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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