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July/August 2010 Table of Contents


84 | Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut 2010
The votes are now in. We asked you to select your favorites and you answered. Here are your top picks for the best in fashion, food, fun and so much more.

113 | Best of Stamford
Here we present the local winners—what’s best around our town.

120 | Making Movie Magic
Meet Kevin Segalla and Bruce Heller, two college buddies reeling in the entertainment business and making Stamford into Hollywood East.
by Beth Cooney

127 | Top Dentists
Whether you need a routine cleaning or specialized care, this list of 147 dental practitioners can help you find the right practice for you.
by Michael Dinan


14 | From the Editor

16 | Fab Finds
Aldo, Coach, Gap, H&M, J. Crew, Mac Cosmetics, Nanette Lepore at Saks Fifth Avenue, Samsung at Radio Shack, Tory Burch at
Sunglass Hut
by Carisha Swanson

21 | Town Talk
State of the Arts, Community Central and the Gift of Giving 
by Camilla A. Herrera

25 | Upclose
Keeper of the Sound: Leigh Shemitz on her work as guardian and advocate of the Connecticut coast 
by Jane Kendall

69 | The Buzz
American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, Childcare Learning Centers, Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, Fairfield County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, Harbor Point, Hotel Zero Degrees, Moffly Media, Stamford Center for the Arts, World Affairs Forum

147 | Weddings

151 | in good taste
Chinese Mirch
by Mary Kate Hogan

155 | Index of Advertisers

156 | Don’t Miss This

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Stamford Agenda

  • Paper Space Exhibition at The Lionheart Gallery


    Contact:          Cindy Clarke                         203.613.9163   For Immediate Release   Fairfield...

  • Workpoint Network


    7-10am Dec 3rd Networking event at Stamford's newest Co working TV/Media production studio  Workpoint!...

  • Leo Fuchs: Photography from Hollywood's Golden Age


    KMR Arts: Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Showcases Established and Emerging Photographers “Leo Fuchs photography exhibited at Trovare...

  • Retired Men’s Club


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

  • 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...

  • A Billion Bricks: LEGO® Galactic Travels


    November 23, 2015 - February 7, 2016, Mon.- Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pmThe amazing LEGO® universe returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature...

  • 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...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use


    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...

  • Blood Pressure Screening


    1st Tuesday of the month, Nov. 3, Dec. 1  9:45 – 11:15 am No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered nurse. Compliments of...

  • #RaisingTodaysKids- Lecture by Josh Levs


    Lectures for parents and educators of children birth-10 years, focusing on the issues encountered while raising children in today’s world. Join...

  • New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals


    October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016 New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor...

  • Terrific Tots!


    Wednesdays, Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 9 am – 12 pm 15 – 22 months. Introduce your toddler to his or her first “drop-off” class experience....



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Wonderful Ones


    Thursdays, Nov 12 – Dec. 17, 9:15 – 10:15 am 1 – 2 years. Join us for this Mommy/Daddy and Me Class led by Sandi Waldstreicher, JCC Sara...

  • 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....

  • Shabbat with Sandi


    Fridays, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 9:15 – 9:45 am Birth – 2 years (with parent). Come celebrate Shabbat with Sandi Waldstreicher,...

  • Publishing: Crafting a Strong Agent Cover Letter


    A workshop to help you write and revise a cover letter that will grab literary agents' attention. Participants will submit a sample cover letter...

  • Columbus Letter Comes Home


    Saturday, December 05, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm As part of the "Pages from Pequot" Special Collections exhibition, Exploring America: Christopher...

  • Kids’ Fun Night


    Saturday, December 5 • 6 – 8 pm Grades K – 6. Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends. We will make our own pizza bagels and watch a...



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

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