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From the Editor: People's Choice



This has been a banner year for Stamford in Moffly Media’s annual Best of the Gold Coast poll (see pg. 71). Not only did more city hot spots score a win than ever before, but as the roundup shows, people from all over Fairfield County, through their votes, tell us they like to come here to wine and dine. With nearly 70,000 votes, almost tripling last year’s tally, the endorsement by our town neighbors (and our very own, of course) is certainly worth a self-congratulatory pat on the back. It also confirms what we have known for some time: that “The City That Works” likes to play at night and on weekends. And we prefer it that way.

 All this is encouraging, especially when you consider that for the inaugural poll ten years ago, only a handful of Stamford businesses won (and only a few thousand votes were cast—some on handwritten ballots no less). It would seem appropriate then that in this issue we also raise a glass to winners in all categories in our Best of Stamford (see pg. 103). In it you will discover upset wins, new names and reliable favorites, large businesses and small mom-and-pops, all deserving of the nod. Regarded together they reflect how much there is to see and do within our borders. Keep this issue handy. It will serve you well as a trusty guide to summer food, fashion, fitness and family fun.

Speaking of homegrown, you will also learn about two extraordinary athletes—one a drag racer looking to advance her standings on the NHRA circuit, the other a hockey player who earlier this year signed a multiyear contract with the NHL’s New York Rangers (see pg. 111). Meet Sarah Edwards and Ryan Haggerty, two Stamford natives on the verge of professional greatness. I trust that one day soon we will all say, “We knew them when...”

Another occasion to look forward to is our approaching fifth birthday. Where did the time go? As you read this, all of us at Stamford magazine will already be working on our fall issue. In it, we will acknowledge our upcoming anniversary, when we will all gather to toast our great run so far. Cheers to five!
 

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Stamford Agenda

  • "Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

    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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