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From The Editor: Local Dish



What a difference a year makes. Barely twelve months ago I declared 2012 the year when Stamford dining hit full stride. Today it seems I spoke too soon. This year we saw more openings, new chefs, increasingly inventive menus and wine lists, more options for cheap eats and sweets, an ever-expanding global cuisine and an outdoor and gourmet scene that grew beyond downtown. We followed food trucks, we attended sold-out wine-pairing events, we shared small plates, we sipped top shelf bourbon, Scotch and tequila. The word is out that the City That Works is living the good life, so it appears safe to think that we will remember this year as the time when we lived up to our foodista hype. But I won’t make that mistake again, since early scoop already points to more about-to-open restaurants and new foodie trends to explore in the coming months.

My advice? Book those reservations now. Soon enough all thoughts will turn to planning holiday celebrations, brainstorming gift ideas, gathering friends and family, and getting in the holiday mood. Sure, preparing for all the merriment can be hectic. For this reason we thought we’d call your attention to seasonal events and holiday must-reads that will remind us all why we celebrate in the first place.

A surefire way to remember what matters in this season of giving is to read about the 2013 Light A Fire honorees, big givers with big hearts who tell us about the spark that compelled them to action and the impact of their results-driven efforts.

Among them is Max Konzerowsky, who two years ago, when he was seven, created his own nonprofit because his age prevented him from helping in a way he believed to be meaningful. You’ll also read about Jane Carlin, a teacher who has long supported the needs of the women and girls who turn to the Domestic Violence Center in Stamford and Project Return in Westport for help. Years separate these two Stamford residents but they share a deep desire to give, and a dogged determination to never give up. Inspired? You can help too. In this issue we also asked a few of our nonprofit friends what their greatest needs are before year’s end. Tear that sheet out and add the items to your shopping list. If we all lend a hand, we’ll all be better for it.

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Stamford Agenda

  • Prom Season at Vanity Studio Hair Salon

    2015.04.22

    Now through May 31st,2015 Stamford, CT and surrounding area prom-goers receive special treatment at premier downtown salon and hair bar, Vanity...

  • The Mayor's Gallery presents "In Transit" new work by Yuko Ike

    2015.05.05

      The Mayor’s Gallery presents  “In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike    May 5 – July 6, 2015    Reception: Thursday, May 14 from...

  • NOIR 2

    2015.04.22

    Noir 2, will exhibit new etchings, lithographs, drawings, and paintings by Ann Chernow, continuing her recent focus on the crime dramas and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comedy Night Featuring Lenny Marcus

    2015.05.28

    A night of laughter, sushi, sake & more! Featuring comedian Lenny Marcus, as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman. Hosted by JCC Greenwich at...

  • Concert - Pomona College Glee Club

    2015.05.28

    Where:            First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06905 When:             7:30pm Thursday, May...

  • Shabbat in the Park

    2015.05.29

    Crawford Park, Rye Brook Friday, May 29, 5:45 pm Shabbat songs and celebration with Cantor Asa and Sarah Fradkin, followed by dinner and time to...

  • Ballet School of Stamford Spring Performance

    2015.05.29

    The Ballet School of Stamford is proud to present its 15th annual Spring Performance , which will feature excerpts from the classical ballets...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky Way

    2015.05.29

    Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by learning about The Summer Triangle: The Gateway to the Milky...

  • RE-IMAGINE 2015

    2015.05.30

    Family & Children’s Agency is thrilled to announce its spring benefit will see a transformation! This year’s event, RE-IMAGINE...

  • J-PALOOZA

    2015.05.30

    Get ready to rock! Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for what’s sure to be an evening not to be missed. Be blown...

  • DOGGY DAY PALOOZA- Dog Wash & Car Wash

    2015.05.30

    DOGGY DAY PALOOZA Dog Wash and Car Wash JOIN US AT THE STAMFORD DOG PARK! #doggydaypalooza $5 Suggested Donation 100% of Donations go to...

  • Pass It On! Teaching A New Generation How To Stitch Embroidery Workshops

    2015.05.02

    The Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of  America will present a series of free workshops at the Wilton Historical...

  • Compass Challenge

    2015.05.31

    Assess your navigation skills with our outdoor compass challenge! Discover the basics of orienteering to improve your outdoor skills and test...

  • Graduation Hair styling at Vanity Studio

    2015.06.01

    Vanity Studio is excited for Graduation Season! Come in early to get your FREE consultation for graduation hair-styling especially for Grad Day &...

  • 3rd Annual Golf & Tennis Outing

    2015.06.02

    Tuesday, June 2* Fairview Country Club, 1241 King Street, Greenwich CT Schedule 9:45 am Tennis Round Robin begins 10:30 am Golf Check-in/driving...

  • Warehouse Sale

    2015.06.05

    Decorative Crafts, Rogers & Goffigon and Delany & Long are having their annual warehouse sale. Shop discontinued items, floor samples, and other...


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