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From the Editor: All The Best

You voted! We counted! Read the results! As soon as the polls opened to our annual reader survey Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut, you made your picks known. You reminded your friends and neighbors to single out their favorites. And it shows. Our readers turned out nearly 10,000 votes, an amazing record for us, for you and for Stamford.

I love asking people to take a look at who grabbed top honors. Some are well-known choices, while others are unexpected surprises. All come together in a manner that celebrates Fairfield County. Some of you may disagree with a few selections, but if so many are raving about a place, there must be something to it. Don’t you think?

The process is a win-win for Stamford. You’ll notice that our city had its best showing yet in the seven-year history of the poll (not too bad if you consider that Stamford Magazine has been around for almost three). And our Best of Stamford feature gives us a chance to acknowledge the winners who may have come close in the Gold Coast category, but definitely rallied closer to home.

All together, what we gain here is a trusty guide to the area. Stick this magazine in the car. I promise you’ll be referring to it all summer for new places to check out. In keeping with the “best of” theme, this issue also features the all-star team of coaches who will be managing the sports programs at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. You’ll recognize some names, so imagine our excitement when we started meeting them several months ago. Hearing about their achievements in their respective sports, and learning about the training, instruction and league play they plan to execute with the use of CPCT’s state-of-the-art amenities, only added to our anticipation for the facility’s July 9 opening.

As we put this feature together, we referred to it as the “dream team” story, and we did so to remain focused on the services management at CPCT wants to deliver to Fairfield County, already a hub of competitive athletics. In no time we will be able to enjoy this fitness center, about which we’ve heard plenty. And soon we can boast a site where athleticism will be developed and nurtured by professionals who know from experience exactly how to just do it. Their medals, awards and credentials only prove

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Stamford Agenda

  • "Art Beyond Style" Solo Art Show by Oksana Tanasiv


    September 4, 2015, 5:30-8:00pm Stamford Palace Theater 61 Atlantic St.,  Stamford,  CT  06901   Solo art show by...

  • Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!


    Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible...

  • Neshama Yoga


    Fridays, Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (no class on Nov. 27), 9 – 10:30am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality....

  • ReDress-Upcycled Style By Nancy Judd


    September 18 to November 1, Mon.- Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm "Wow! Are you kidding? That can't be made from trash." is...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use


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    Founded by Amy Poehler (SNL, Parks and Recreation), Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Companyperforms a night of provocative sketch comedy and...

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  • Homemade Pasta Cooking Class - Enriched Pasta


    Our pasta making class series is fun, creative and will turn you in an Italian pasta expert. Under the guidance of Chef Pat Pascarella, you will...

  • Shatterproof Challenge Fairfield County


    Shatterproof, a national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and...



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  • Fry Street Quartet at Pequot Library, Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm


    Prize-winning ensemble that dazzles audiences from Carnegie Hall to Sarajevo makes their only stop in Connecticut this year. Fry Street Quartet...

  • Swimming Activities At The JCC


    Swim School at the J Mondays, Wednesdays or Sundays, September 9 – December 23, 2015 Grades K – 5. Where young children get a...

  • The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!


    Sundays, June 28 through October 11, 10am – 2pm Many of the previous vendors are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a...

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    Sundays, September 13 - October 11, 10 am - 3 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and with our Market...

  • Daniel Nault; Performing Live at Table 104


    Daniel Nault- Musical Performer Acoustic Singer  Table104  203-388-8898

  • Scarecrow Making


    Sunday, October 4 & 11, 2 - 4 pm October 4:   Session 1: 2 - 3 pm | Session 2: 3 - 4 pm October 11: Session 1: 2 - 3 pm | Session 2: 3 - 4...

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    Celebrate our newest exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd, and the coming of another fall season, as we explore the cycles of nature....

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    Mondays, Oct 12 – Dec. 28, 10am – 1pm Do you enjoy stimulating discussions about politics or finance, or just getting together and sharing the...

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