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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.

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Greenwich Agenda

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    2014.11.22
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

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     @ SPLURGE

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  • The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Junior League of Greenwich presents 2014 Enchanted Forest! Holiday Boutiques Gingerbeard Workshops Santa's Breakfast...

  • Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert

    2014.11.22
     @ Greenwich Library/Cole Auditorium

    Join us for a recital by acclaimed Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt.  Sponsored by the Schubert Club of Fairfield County and Richard Tisch,...

  • Second Annual Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert

    2014.11.22
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Second Annual Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert presenting Angela Hewitt, celebrated Canadian pianist in recital Program:  Bach, Scarlatti,...

  • Junior League of Greenwich The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

    The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) will host its annual holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest on Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November...

  • 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...

  • The Best of 2014: Cecile Chong, David, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Loanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele

    2014.11.08
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY I Dates: November 8 – December 22, 2014     Opening Reception: November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Public Invited THE BEST OF 2014:  Cecile...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    "IN FOCUS" OPENING RECEPTION -  Thursday October 30, 2014 6-8pm. "IN FOCUS"features seven artists' visions in...

  • "Paper & Stone" an exhibition by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer at the Loft Artists Gallery

    2014.11.01
     @ Loft Artists Gallery

    Paper and Stone” An exhibition by Sary Backer & Ellen Gordon November 1 - November 30th Artists’ reception: November 8th from 4 – 6 PM...

  • Holiday Craft Sale

    2014.11.22
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    Annual Holiday Craft Sale in Old Greenwich, Nov. 22 and 23 The Annual Holiday Craft Sale at First Congregational Church of Greenwich is a great...

  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

    2014.10.28
     @ Bruce Museum

    October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015 Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT...

  • Exhibition: Northern Baroque Splendor

    2014.09.20
     @ Bruce Museum

    Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015...

  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.11.22
     @ Bruce Museum

      Generously underwritten by Gabelli Funds and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund Over the years, the Bruce Museum has...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Native American Heritage Month

    2014.11.23
     @ Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

    November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Bruce Museum will celebrate with a special Family Day dedicated to Native American traditions...

  • Family Gallery Tours

    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

    2014.11.28

    Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher, Prancer and Blitzen, are coming back to town for the 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival &...

  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    O, Christmas Tree; O Christmas Tree Buy your tree and help those in need this Christmas! It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree and...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.11.04
     @ Bruce Museum

    Children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers are encouraged to come explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books...


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