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

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • AGAPANTHUS RISING

    2014.11.18
     @ Greenwich Water Club

    Like the Agapanthus flower, which starts as just a seed, we all have something to share with the world.  Sadly, we don't always nurture...

  • The Enchanted Forest

    2014.11.21
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

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

  • 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...


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