From the Editor: Lighting The Way



How often do you read the headlines in the paper, watch the evening news or scroll through your news feed and wonder: Is there anything good going on in the world? Between government shutdowns, mass shootings, vicious kidnappings and more, it’s easy to throw up our proverbial hands and go about our lives. But the thing of it is, there are plenty of good things happening and plenty of good people making them happen. That is what sparked the creation of our annual Light a Fire awards.

For the past six years, we have asked you to nominate the folks in our community who are dedicated to rolling up their sleeves and setting to work. These people don’t know what it means to look the other way. They give voice to the underprivileged, put a spotlight on organizations in need and in general seek to make the world a safer, happier place.

Here you will meet Max Konzerowsky, the nine-year-old boy who, two years ago, decided to start his own charity because his young age precluded him from volunteering at many organizations. You’ll meet parents like Lisa Lori, Steve and Jennifer Czech, Dawn Ladenheim and Liz Salguero who have used the heartache caused by their own children’s critical illnesses to fuel their passionate crusades of hope and healing. And you will meet James Naughton, the television, movie and Broadway actor who has graciously hosted our awards since 2010. James is known in the industry for his rugged good looks and rich baritone voice, but he is known in Fairfield County as one of the kindest and most generous spirits around, donating his time and energy to everyone from the Hole in the Wall Gang campers to soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. It was high time he not only presented these awards, but received one as well. We are proud to honor him with our Lifetime Achievement award.

That’s just for starters. Turn to page 81 to read about all of our honorees and please join us on Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. when we celebrate these outstanding men and women at the historic Westport Country Playhouse with a cocktail party and awards ceremony (visit mofflymedia.com for details). It is one of those nights that make you feel like we’re on the right track after all.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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    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

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  • 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...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • 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...

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    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....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

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     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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