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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

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    2015.07.31

    The Loft Artists Association annual all-member group show, “Peak Season,” opens Saturday, August 1st in their East Gallery at 575 Pacific...

  • Nature’s Numbers

    2015.06.20

    Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2015.01.02

    January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate...

  • Burgess Models Portfolio Shoot-Out!

    2015.06.27

    Burgess Models Shoot-Out every Saturday this Summer! Burgess Models just opened up in downtown Stamford!  Take advantage every Saturday this...

  • Woven in Time:Kashmir Shawls

    2015.07.07

    July 7 through September 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is opening at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls...

  • WILD! Feeding

    2015.06.06

    Saturdays June 6 - August 22, 12:30 - 1 pm (no program on 7/4) Ever wonder what lizards like for lunch? Discover the many things our animals like...

  • Animal Meet and Greet

    2015.07.07

    Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they...

  • Patterns & Forms: Numbers in Nature!

    2015.08.02

    Join us for a special celebration of our summer exhibition, Nature's Numbers, with a look at the patterns and sequences of numbers in nature....

  • Daniel Nault; Performing Live at Table 104

    2015.06.27

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

  • Five Tibetans Class Special!

    2015.08.02

    The 5 Tibetan rites or rituals originated with monks in the Himalayas. Using this specific sequence of movement and breath (repeated 21 x each)...

  • The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!

    2015.06.28

    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 wider...

  • Market Madness Sundays

    2015.07.12

    Sundays, July 12 - August 23 10 am - 2 pm, (no program on 8/2) Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities. Join us for...

  • Colonial Summer Camps

    2015.07.27

    Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week! O June...

  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

    2014.08.11

    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

  • SPLASH - Art Exhibition at C. Parker Gallery

    2015.08.01

    Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite. “SPLASH” a...

  • A Day in a Farmer's Life

    2015.06.24

    Wednesdays, June 24 - August 19, 2 pm Meet at the Chicken Coop, (weather permitting). Come by and discover what it takes to be a farmer on...

  • Nature is Brought to You by the Number...

    2015.07.02

    Thursdays, July 2 - August 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature! Each week we will focus on a different...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Things with Wings Hike

    2015.08.07

    Explore the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures that call the SM&NC home! Take a sunset hike to look for our resident bats and birds, look for...


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