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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Good Lie Screening

    2014.10.22
     @ Bow Tie Cinema Greenwich

    Greenwich International Film Festival in collaboration with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is screening  The Good Lie All proceeds benefit UNICEF...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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