From the Editor

Going Green



I have a confession to make: I do not have a green thumb. When my mother travels, she knows she takes a huge risk when she asks me to water her plants. They often don’t make it. I wish this didn’t bother me, but it does. It’s why you’ll find me in my yard every spring, trying something new but not too complicated. My landscaper is very good about suggesting plantings that need little care beyond water and occasional weeding. Still, by July I give up.

My lack of skill in this area is why someone like Victoria Preston impresses me so. In his story about her, Gerard Pampalone tells us about a gardener who had a vision of a year-round paradise and took all the time she needed to make it happen. That she did all the heavy work herself is especially remarkable. I find this point encouraging for novice gardeners like me who are thinking about getting their hands dirty.

Which brings me to another confession. I’ve been slow to join the “green” movement. I have tried to do my part—we recycle at home, keep the thermostat at reasonable levels, and, during a recent kitchen renovation, went with Energy Star appliances. After reading Christy Colasurdo’s roundup of people, products and services making our world cleaner and greener, I now realize there is more I can do.

Arthur Selkowitz, chairman of the Mill River Collaborative, is doing his part, trying to rally public and private support for the continued development of the Mill River Park & Greenway. The way he explained it to Chris Hodenfield, this major green space will be home to returning species of flora and fauna and can foster community unity. Plus, he adds, a central park makes financial sense: It will attract new businesses, bring in a younger workforce and promote residential development. Hence more tax revenues for the city.

Now I must digress a bit, to talk about food. That is what assistant editor Carisha Swanson and I have been thinking about lately, as we channeled our efforts into compiling a complete dining guide for the food section. Here you will find everything from cheap eats to posh dining destinations that together reflect all that makes up Stamford’s foodie culture. I hope you like it, use it and take a moment to let us know what you think.

Stamford Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Free Mammogram

    2014.10.21

    Dr Brian S. Sheets is offering a free mammogram for those with no insurance. Stamford Hospital's Mobile Mamo Unit will be in Darien!...

  • Gubernatorial Debate 2014

    2014.10.21

  • 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...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Way We Worked

    2014.09.20

    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

  • NFL Specials

    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

  • College Football Specials

    2014.09.17

    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2014.09.01

    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

  • BU8: DJ Trivia | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Come test your Wit and skills with TRIVIA. The top 3 teams claim prizes. Great specials and a great time for those who...

  • 3rd Annual Ladies of Glitter & Glam

    2014.10.23

    Our 3rd Annual Ladies Night of Glitter & Glam to Benefit the Bennett Cancer Center. Preview our New Fall Collections, experience the...

  • Let’s Talk

    2014.09.04

    Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or...

  • OPEN STUDIOS 2014

    2014.10.24

    LOFT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES the PUBLIC to its 36th ANNUAL Open Studios EVENT Friday October 24 - 6 to 9 PM Saturday October 25 -...

  • Crawl-o-Ween

    2014.10.24

    Free costume pub crawl with check in at the Holiday Inn 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport and visiting the Bijou Square Neighborhood, then ending a...

  • Getting Into Work- An Improv performance by Sea Tea

    2014.10.24

    Adults have been asking you since first grade what you want to be when you grow up. Just because you're a teenager doesn't mean work...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Pluto: The Battle for a Planet

    2014.10.24

    Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about Pluto, followed by a visit to view the night...

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Slithery, Slimy, Creepy, Crawly

    2014.10.24

    Celebrate Halloween a little early! Meet some of our live scaly and crawly friends. Touch Connecticut's longest snake, meet a tarantula up...

  • Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano

    2014.10.24

    Songbook Cabaret Series  Upstage @ The Palace Multi-award winners for their recordings and performances, jazz artists Eric Comstock and...

  • Neshama Yoga

    2014.09.12

    Fridays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28), 9 – 10:30 am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini...


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