From the Editor

Kid Stuff



Photograph by: Bob Capazzo

I'm grateful for lots of things in my life and, thanks to our cover story, I can add another item to my list: My college application days are long gone. When I was at Greenwich Academy I consistently made the honor roll, played a variety of team sports, was the stage manager of several plays, and edited our literary magazine. Yet compared to the group on the cover of this issue, I was a total slacker.

These kids are superstars, exhibiting unparalleled passion and dedication. And it’s not just about book smarts or athletic ability. They are setting records (the youngest member ever to be elected to the RTM), overcoming obstacles (a blind crew champion), paving new roads (a groundbreaking scientist) and so much more. The word inspiring doesn’t even begin to do them justice.

The amazing thing about this project was that finding these kids wasn’t all that difficult — narrowing it down was. Everywhere we turned there was another remarkable teen. And the logistics of this project were also huge — you try coordinating ten super-busy teens to show up on the same day for a photo shoot. For that, all the credit goes to senior editor Christina Cush and our super-intern Yarden Maoz. And a big thank-you to the folks over at the Arch Street Teen Center, who couldn’t have been more helpful in allowing us to take over the place for a day.

One of our biggest concerns was how comfortable the teens would be in front of the camera. That turned out to be completely unfounded. Each and every one of them was poised and confident, joking with one another yet respecting each other as well. The future is indeed bright.

Although it’s been a while since my back-to-school days, September will always signify new beginnings to me. So what better time to kick off a new department in the magazine? This month we introduce TheBuzz (page 187), a department dedicated to the milestones and celebrations of local businesses.

From great kids to new faces in business, we’ve got a lot to celebrate this fall. Cheers!

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Greenwich Agenda

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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

  • 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...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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