Table of Contents: November 2013



Features

Meet the Honorees
When they see a person in need or a cause worth fighting for, these men and women are there to help. Their personal stories enlighten and inspire everyone who comes in contact with them. We are proud to introduce you to our sixth annual Light a Fire honorees.

Crossing Party Lines
We go behind the scenes with over-the-top event planner Brett Galley to find out what it takes to plan a party for Hugh Jackman, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg and many more.  

Truly Grassroots  
With the recent addition of a historic backcountry farm to its nearly 800 acres of protected land, the Greenwich Land Trust proves just how far it has come from its one-man-show beginnings.

The Color of Funny    
Maria Scrivan thinks outside the box and colors outside the lines—and that’s just her day job. The young up-and-comer defies those who say her work is a dying art and shows just what talent and perseverance can reap.

The Big Day  
No matter what your wedding style, we have great ideas to help you create the perfect day filled with grace, style and a touch of whimsy.

Top Lawyers  
Martindale-Hubbell ranks the top lawyers in eighty-seven specialties throughout Fairfield County.

Departments

From The Editor

From The Founders
Government Control of the News
by jack moffly
Of Houseguests and Havoc
by donna moffly

Town Talk
Elias Frank’s crusade against bullying; Anti-bullying Ts; Greenwich Choral Society celebrates the holidays and a milestone; Billy Joel sails into Greenwich; Shopping Around: Marmot, Joie; Greenwich Reform Synagogue honors a somber reminder; ONS Foundation research

Fab Finds
Fashion: Great layering pieces for winter gifts: Hostess gifts with flair Home: Old-fashioned game night

People & Places
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich; BackCountry Jazz; Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities; The Greenwich Cup; NFL Alumni; Greenwich Community Projects Fund; Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast; UJA

Weddings
Shanks–Fay
Diddel-Warren–Sussman
Macaulay–Donahue

In Good Taste
Famous Greek Kitchen

Calendar     

Index of Advertisers

Postscript
True golfing dedication

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • SAT & ACT Prep Classes

    2014.08.02
     @ Greenwich Education Group

    If you are planning on taking the SAT or the ACT in October or November, this is an ideal time to start your preparation! Once school begins,...

  • Seaside Center: Shoreline Seining and Plankton Tow

    2014.07.20
     @ Seaside Center

    Help us gather plankton and see what creatures are living in our ocean’s water! Examine microscopic organisms caught in our plankton net...

  • Cool and Collected ‘14

    2014.07.10
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • Summer Vacation Day Programs- Grades K-6

    2014.08.18
     @ Stamford JCC

    Monday August 18 To Friday August 22, 8am – 6pm Monday-Baking a Mitzvah Tuesday-Scavenger Hunt Wednesday- Ice Cream Craze....

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Seaside Center: Seaweed Pressing

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Look at the different seaweeds around Greenwich Point and learn about their role in the marine ecosystem. We will end with a seaweed pressing...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.09
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.27
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Seaside Center: Story Time

    2014.07.19
     @ Seaside Center

    Grab a comfy seat as we read stories about our favorite sea creatures. We will even take a peek at a real-life version of the animal in our...

  • Saturday Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.10
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    We will feature an array of new and different International wines that are selected by our staff as “Staff Picks Favorites” in...

  • Seaside Center: Naturalist's Choice

    2014.07.19
     @ Seaside Center

    Be surprised! Changing topic that is fun and fascinating, selected by the Naturalist!

  • 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!...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2014.06.22
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 22 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up...

  • Bar: Live Music | Greenwich, CT

    2014.03.09
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    Join us in Greenwich every Sunday for live music and half-priced bottles of wine!

  • Bar: Ladies Night | Old Greenwich, CT

    2014.02.18
     @ Beach House Cafe

    Drink Specials starting at 9:00pm 'till close, $2.00 off any Martini or Margarita.

  • Tuesday Wine Appreciation Night | Greenwich, CT

    2014.02.04
     @ Terra Sole

    Receive 50% off on most listed Wine under $100.00 and 25% off on bottles $100.00 and over!

  • Seaside Center: Shoreline Seining at Low Tide

    2014.07.15
     @ Seaside Center

    Help us collect data for the Long Island Sound biodiversity database. 1:00 pm: June 24, July 8, Aug 5, 19. 4:00 pm: July 1, 15, 22, 29,...


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