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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     @ YMCA of Greenwich

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  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

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    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

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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...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

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    2014.10.08
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     @ YMCA of Greenwich

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  • Paint the Town Pink

    2014.10.21
     @ Lux Bond & Green

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

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  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    2014.10.23

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  • 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...

  • 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

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  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

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