Editor's page

Of Birthdays, Baseball and the Bermuda Race



Bob Capazzo

I love October. The cool air makes me think better. I feel smarter, anyway.

As usual, our October issue focuses on dining and entertaining. Thus it includes our quarterly special section inGoodTaste, edited by our in-house food guru Rosemarie Anner. I’ve always wondered how she stays so petite.

We also give you tips from seasoned moms on how to pull off a roaringly successful — and relatively painless — birthday party for your child. The rite of passage at age three in the Moffly household was the first train ride. A couple of moms would board the train at the Riverside station — a wide-eyed child in each hand — and ride two stops while the kind, wise conductor dutifully punched their tickets. They disembarked in Stamford where other mothers were waiting to drive them back to our house and a choo-choo-shaped cake. So we’re not talking limousines to Broadway here. We’re talking down-to-earth, inexpensive, wonderfully creative parties we can highly recommend for the preteen set.

I can’t resist telling you what happened to staff photographer Bob Capazzo while he was setting up for the birthday party cover shoot in a “fairy bower” by the lily pond at the Garden Education Center. He didn’t like the ugly mat of dead leaves at the edge of the water, so he and a friend climbed into their Wellingtons and waded out with rakes to clean things up. Except he slipped on a log and fell in. Fortunately, the friend, a woman, has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do (as does Bob) and was strong enough to pull him out of the knee-deep mud because he’d still be there, says he. Wish we had a picture.

Thinking of water, for you sailors out there — and sports lovers in general — the publisher, a sailor himself, offers you an article on the Bermuda Race last June. It was the one hundredth anniversary of this grandfather of all deepwater races, and plenty of Greenwich yachtsmen took part, with members of Indian Harbor bringing in the lion’s share of silver.

Writer Bill Slocum interviewed Fay Vincent, former baseball commissioner, about his new book, and Mary Gibbons is still busy building ice hotels in Sweden. I guess someone has to do it. Wait till you see.

Chris Hodenfield, our Westport editor and auto expert, has expanded his car column this month to answer all my questions about buying a hybrid. After seeing Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth, I am determined to do my best to preserve our beleaguered planet.

Have a safe and happy Halloween.

 

Greenwich Agenda

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  • 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...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Isaia Fall Trunk Show

    2014.09.19
     @ Richards

  • 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...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Nam Cho Trunk Show

    2014.09.20
     @ Richards

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...

  • Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

    2014.09.21
     @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

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  • Candy Fairies Book Reading

    2014.09.21
     @ Imagine Candy

    SCARSDALE, NY, Imagine Candy brings the acclaimed children's author Helen Perelman, the writer of the wickedly sweet Candy Fairies book...

  • Chizi's Tale Book Launch Party

    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

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    2014.09.21
     @ Tudor Investment Campus

    You and your family are invited to join Diane's Books of Greenwich and TUSK USA to celebrate the launch of Chizi's Tale: The True Story...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...


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