Author: PartywithMoms

  Whether your car has a few dings or major dents, Zelenz Brothers is the auto body shop to call. They are honest, reliable and fair. They do great work. Your car will look brand new again. The only body shop recommended by Party with Moms. Approved By All Insurance Companies Assistance With Insurance Claims Earth-Friendly Waterborne Paintable Towing, Courtesy Shuttle and Rentals Available I-CAR Certified 37 Sherwood Ave, Greenwich, CT  203-869-1414  zelenz1@optimum.net www.zelenzautobodyrepair.com...

    Our friends from Val’s Putnam Wines are having tastings of Thanksgiving wine selections on Thursday, November 21st from 4 - 7 PM. Boutique Cellar selections will be tasted at Val’s Flagship store, 125 West Putnam Avenue and Val’s Glenville store, 21 Glenville Road.   203 - 869 - 2299 www.valsputnamwines.com valsputnamwines125@gmail.com...

  Party with Moms is excited to welcome Backcountry Bar & Grill to our town. You can find it at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Club restaurant, as a huge upgrade from previous occupiers of the space. Backcountry Bar & Grill wants to be a destination dining option for people who love barbecued ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey and other delicious options. More good news – unlike previous occupants, they have a full liquor...

  65 Clapboard Ridge Road Greenwich, CT 06830 This lovely 14,400 sq. ft. Georgian Colonial on 3.85 beautifully landscaped acres is perfect for a family of any size. Meticulously designed by award-winning firm Gardner and Larsen, the house features exquisite details, custom millwork, quarter-sawn herringbone floors and four fireplaces. The ceilings are extra height, all the rooms are generously sized and there are lots of them. On the main floor, a spacious kitchen with double dishwashers and separate butler’s...

  By Marianne Riess It is no secret that modern children spend a lot more time indoors and on screens than did previous generations. Yet studies continue to show that children need lots of outdoor time to develop in all domains of learning. Children who spend time outdoors not only have better muscle development and coordination, but they are also more curious, more independent and more creative learners. They tend to be more resilient, more willing to...

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing   When you’re building or remodeling your home, you’re constantly weighing cost and quality in your building choices. Some classic choices, like hardwood flooring, might seem like an unnecessary luxury when modern manufacturing has produced such a range of durable and attractive alternatives. But sometimes the old classics are worth a second look. Here are a few tips on how you can build a quality home with these ever-lasting...

  Daniella created publicponder.com, a website about parenting, special needs and life lessons.   What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to go to the American Museum of Natural History with Diego, who is 25. Diego has autism and loves wild animals. It’s incredible to see his excitement about trips to the museum, from the anticipation leading to them, to him going from...

  Happy Birthday Boxcar Cantina! Our favorite restaurant is celebrating 25 years of delicious margaritas and farm-to-table food. Join the fun for special discounted prices during the week of October 21st - 27th. See you there!   BOXCAR CANTINA 44 Old Field Road Greenwich, CT 06830 www.boxcarcantina.com info@boxcarcantina.com  203 – 661 – 4774...

  For over 60 years, Val’s has served the Greenwich Community. The store at 125 West Putnam Ave was founded by Val Fiorita, and is now owned & operated by his son, Jeb. They feature an unbeatable international selection of wines and craft beers, as well as liquors. Their helpful, knowledgeable staff is always happy to provide recommendations for your every meal and event. Val’s offers free wine and liquor tastings every Friday and Saturday afternoons. Customers...

  5 Putnam Hill, 1D Greenwich, CT 06830 The Putnam Hill Association is just off Milbank Avenue. This affordable one-bedroom co-op is an easy walk to Greenwich Avenue shops and restaurants, the train station and Whole Foods.  Putnam Hill is very well maintained - common fees are $621 per month and include grounds care, snow and trash removal, heat, hot water and taxes. Laundry facilities are in the building. Newly constructed exterior walkways and railings make this apartment completely...

    If you read Party with Moms regularly, you already are familiar with the work of Greenwich moms, Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis on establishing the MAT Designation to educate physicians about the early signs of Ovarian Cancer. In conjunction with Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich Hospital, and Discovery to Cure, the MAT designation is a rigorous course and exam provided to non-oncology doctors to help them understand symptoms, genetics and family history to effectively screen...

  Dr. Paul Lowe is managing director of Greenwich Admissions Advisors, a boutique firm that helps place students into top-flight schools. We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Lowe and discuss his firm and business philosophy. Generally, Lowe helps clients who are applying to elite universities, private schools and medical schools. For the consulting services provided, Lowe charges a flat fee that ranges from $5,000 to as to high as $250,000, depending on the type of...

  Why not take your family on a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beauty of leaf change in southern New Hampshire? The Inn at East Hill Farm is the perfect place. For Columbus Day Weekend, East Hill Farm offers 3 days and nights lodging in their cozy cottages and rooms, 9 nutritious home-cooked meals and a score of activities for children, teens and adults. You will have the use of all of the farm’s facilities, including an...

  News 12 Senior Producer, Gwen Edwards & Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Dr. Paul Lowe recently discussed on News 12 Connecticut “Our Lives” The Three Major Changes in College Admissions: 2019-2020. These include - (1) The effects of the admissions scandal, Varsity Blues, on college admissions, (2) Landscape metric on college admissions, (3) The effect of technology on college applications and decisions. According to Dr. Lowe, this means that college decisions are not based on a simple formula...

  What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of? List as many as you like. It’s hard for me to call much in my life my “accomplishments” because I feel so much is luck, accident of birth, and done with the help of other people. But I’m especially proud of each person in my family and feel we have helped each other pursue the life we each want. I’m also proud of the work I...

  For the time of your life – without much work on your part – let the Boxcar Cantina Food Truck cater your next party. Just seeing the colorful food truck and the smiling servers in your driveway will immediately put you into party mood. They will do all the set up, including providing bar and food tables and linens. Carlos will happily make as many margaritas as your guests can drink. The Food!!! Everything is absolutely...

  By Guest Columnist, Emily Roberts Bags are great! Not only are they good fun to shop for, but they can also end up being your fashion best friend - pairing with every outfit and giving you a stylish way to carry around everything you need, whether it is your important devices like your tablet and phone, your make-up for when you want a touch up on the go, or all the stuff you need to keep...

  Cycle for SUPERWOMAN September 17th at Soul Cycle Studio, Greenwich @ 7:15 PM Kaile Zagger and Diane Powis, in partnership with Discovery to Cure and Greenwich Hospital, launched a new program in May 2019, designed to educate the medical provider community on how to identify, risk stratify and manage women who present with the puzzling and disparate symptoms of Ovarian Cancer –and train the doctors to act immediately. The program, called MAT Designation, aims to eliminate the long period...

  By Guest Columnist, Emily Roberts No matter how old your kids are, they can be a handful at the best of times. With many moms working long hours in the office, not to forget trying to run a busy household at the same time, it comes as no surprise to learn that stress levels can go through the roof. We all need a bit of a helping hand from time to time, so it’s important that...

  Layng Martine, Jr.’s first book, Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph, inspires and captivates everyone who reads it. The book has already received sixty five 5-star reviews on Amazon to date! Every reviewer has awarded 5 stars. Layng will be reading from and talking about his book on Wednesday, September 18th - 6:30 PM at Christ Church, Greenwich, CT.  Growing up in North Stamford and then Greenwich, Layng had some hilarious escapades...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe The College Board, the New York based nonprofit that oversees the SAT, plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic backgrounds. This fall, 100 colleges and universities will join the 50 colleges (which include Harvard, Yale, Cornell and University of Michigan) already utilizing this new metric designed to place students’ SAT scores in the context of their socioeconomic...

  The Inn at East Hill Farm was recently featured in an article, 5 Incredible Farm Stay Destinations Around the U. S. by Rachel Graf. “Farms around the country are opening their gates to offer unique agritourism experiences for all types of travelers.” Only one of the five was within easy driving distance from Westchester/Fairfield Counties, and that farm was our favorite, The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire. “Looking for a great way to...

  Party with Moms is honored to announce that Remy’s uncle, Layng Martine, Jr. has written the story of his adventurous life and his journey to find himself as a songwriter, husband, and father. Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss and Triumph, has been called a “love letter to the journey of a free life.” It describes Layng’s determination to live as he wanted, while writing songs and supporting his family. Along the way, he overcame...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors visit Ivy League, prestigious and elite colleges several times annually, where they have the unique opportunity of interacting one-on-one with directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.  In May, I visited Harvard College. This is my third visit to Harvard College this year. During each visit, I have the opportunity to meet professors and admissions personnel and talk about the college.  I...

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing The roof of your home not only protects you from thundering storms, blasts of cold, and blazing sunshine, it can provide a place of peace and serenity for you after a long day of work. When the building needs a roof, the solution is to call a roofing company. The problem is there are many businesses and contractors that claim they can do the job and the prices...

  What could be more fun than a margarita party with great food from Boxcar Cantina? The guys from Boxcar will mix their signature margaritas and you can choose from their extensive selection of tacos, flautas, quesadillas and mini-burritos or customize the menu yourself. The Boxcar truck will handle set up and clean up, so all you have to do is enjoy the party with your guests. And you will save $$ by purchasing the tequila and...

  Where do you live now? What have you been doing since college? I’ve Lived in LA for the past 6 years. Prior to that I was working in NYC for my father. After work and on weekends, I’d work with a couple of coaches in the voiceover industry. After a few months, I finally worked up courage to set out across the country and pursue a career as an actor in LA. It’s been a long...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe In a previous PWM blog, “High School Guidance/Counselors/College Admissions: Big Caseloads and Little Time," I discussed the challenging demands of high school guidance and college admissions. Since then, a new report has indicated that public high school students lack quality college counseling. The Hechinger Report states that “many public high schools are scrambling to provide students with even basic information about college after years of belt tightening have drained them of counselors. As...

By Remy Cook Paul Sudell & Remy Cook I was honored to attend the 1stAnnual Weevster 18 Golf Outing on Monday, May 6th at The Griff. The outing memorialized Steven “Weev” Sudell, who lost his battle with brain cancer in November 2018 at age 14, and raised funds for an organization dear to his heart, Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Make-A-Wish Connecticut sent Steven and his family to the Bahamas in the year before his death, and they were able to enjoy...