Author: PartywithMoms

  Published by GAR The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of September 2021. There were 80 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings decreased compared to September 2020 when there were 118 closings. The median sale price...

    Written by - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s mid-September, and we are currently receiving calls and emails from anxious parent of high school seniors requesting BS/MD Admissions help. Here is the problem for these parents (and students). It’s too late! Valuable and trusted BS/MD help starts as early as middle school prior to high school. The optimum time to hire an educational consultant, who specializes in BS/MD admissions, is sophomore or junior year (when you see that...

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing When it comes time to get another roof replacement, you need to decide whether to get the same material again or something different. Every material has its advantages and disadvantages, and you need to reach a decision as to what will work best for your home. Metal roofing is great because it is exceptionally durable. It often comes in single-seam steel, making it relatively easy to install. However,...

  Due to the torrential rain and rushing water during Hurricane Ida, many families in Greenwich have lost cars, appliances, computers, furnishings, boilers, water heaters and also suffered extensive structural damage to their homes. They need help from FEMA to restore and repair their property and their lives. Please sign the petition here via change.org  ...

  The outdoor seating remains as comfortably spaced as ever. The Super Chief Margaritas are as delicious as ever. And the Teepee Nachos are warm and crispy and covered in melted cheese, guacamole, peppers: a real taste sensation! It is always fun catching up with Carlos, Romana and the gang at Boxcar. We feel we are having dinner at the home of good friends. Let’s hope that outdoor dining remains a fixture at Boxcar until it snows! Boxcar...

  Written by - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 boarding school admissions season is just about here! Just 5 months ago our clients were receiving their acceptance notifications to schools like Exeter, Andover, Choate, Deerfield, Lawrenceville, Taft, Deerfield, Loomis, Hotchkiss and similar top schools. We are receiving calls from parents who are inquiring about retaining the services of an educational consultant for direct admissions to the ninth grade or for reapplication...

  Published by GAR The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of July 2021. There were 143 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to July 2020 when there were 85 closings. 

  The median sale...

  Written by Marianne Riess  Most day camps for younger children end by the beginning of August. Inevitably parents contemplate thirty-odd days of blank time and wonder, “What will they do? How can we keep them amused? Or busy, or learning?” Actually this is a great time for young children. It is the way summer used to be generations ago, when the season stretched like an endless blank slate, and there were few organized activities available. What did...

    Written By - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Last year was one of the most competitive years in college admissions history. COVID-19 caused disruption and uncertainty in college admissions. Our admissions team increased our time with clients and brought in additional supportive staff so that they could stand out. Our efforts were well invested in our clients and we have achieved their desired results! We are very pleased and happy to announce our final results for Program in Liberal...

July 8, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of June 2021. There were 134 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to June 2020 when there were 77...

  We stopped by Boxcar Cantina to enjoy a round of margaritas and a plate of their delicious Teepee Nachos. It was a beautiful early evening, sunny, with comfortable temperatures. As always, the atmosphere at Boxcar was warm and welcoming. We sat on their patio. The margaritas were as good as ever and the nachos a perfect combination of crisp and cheesy. Try them next time you eat at Boxcar. TeePee Nachos - Jack Cheddar, pinto beans,...

  Meet Ellie and Annetta, good friends and Greenwich Country Day School rising eighth graders who have started their own jewelry business. They combined their names to call their business is “Elletta.” The enterprising young teens design beautiful made-to-order bracelets and rings.   They have also created their own website. Interested buyers can visit the site to choose their colors and styles. You might like these alternating color bracelets (or rings) … Or you might go for something a...

June 7, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of May 2021. There were 88 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area.The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to May 2020 when there were 54 closings,...

  May 20, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of April 2021. There were 88 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to April 2020 when there were 34...

    Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing The beauty and unique nature of slate roof tiles draw millions of homeowners to use the roofing rock every year on their new home building projects and replacement roofs after a disaster. The beauty is undeniable. If you are thinking about choosing slate for your construction project, here are some facts you should know. Benefits Slate is a long-lasting material and is purported to stay stable for 100 years...

    Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe If you are a high school junior or your son or daughter is a high school junior and you are thinking about applying to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities and direct BS/MD programs, it’s time to get really serious about either planning or implementing your plans. With about 3 months left of your junior year, there is no time to waste! You will need to avoid...

    The Putnam Indian Field School held its annual Art Expo last weekend. Children and their families were able to visit the school at assigned times in class “pods,” in order to minimize the possibility of spreading germs. Each class had spent weeks exploring a topic of interest, and working on related in-depth projects. Along the way, teachers noted the children’s ideas and guided them through the process, supported and encouraged by the school’s studio art...

  April 15, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of March 2021. There were 71 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to March 2020 when there were 35 closings,...

    Written by - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s April and parents continue to frantically call our offices or email us regarding waitlists! The common message: My child was waitlisted at a particular top boarding school or several boarding schools. They’re usually referring to one or all of the Ten Schools (a la Exeter, Andover, Choate, Lawrenceville, Deerfield etc.). Many parents decide to wait patiently, try to see what they can do on their own and then perhaps...

  Spring brings happy news to fans of Boxcar Cantina. The patio has officially reopened! Indoor dining is now permitted at 100% capacity, although social distancing table placement and safety protocols continue. Margaritas, guacamole, salsa, chips and their delicious entrees can now be enjoyed both indoors and outside. James, Jeff, Romana and the gang can’t wait to see you again!   Boxcar Cantina  44 Old Field Road Greenwich, CT 06830 203 – 661 – 4774 475 – 419 – 3639 info@boxcarcantina.com www.boxcarcantina.com ...

  Very sad news came to Party with Moms this week – our longtime friend, Carolyn Tarpey lost her months long battle with Covid and cancer. Carolyn was well known to many people in Greenwich, including Remy, Marianne Riess and Anne Martine Cook all of whom write for Party with Moms. Here are some of our thoughts. Marianne - I have known Carolyn Tarpey for 35 years. I first met her when she was the loving nanny...

  March 18, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of February 2021. There were 63 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to February 2020 when there were 30 closings,...

    Wall Art is a great present for your home or for anyone, of any age, with any taste, at very reasonable prices. To add color to a child’s room, a teen or college student’s dorm room, or a playroom, choose from a huge selection of posters. There is an incredible variety: cute animals, wildlife, sports figures, team logos, Star Wars characters, rock icons and so much more. To create a point of interest and color in your...

  Carolyn Tarpey was Remy's first caregiver and has remained a dear friend ever since. Carolyn is in Greenwich Hospital suffering from Covid Phenomia and Cancer. She and her son Henry need our help. Please read the below published by Campaign Organizer, Joan Andrews and consider donating to Carolyn & Henry's Go Fund Me Campaign. Carolyn’s Story:  In December 2020, my dear friend Carolyn Tarpey was dealt a hand she never expected when she was diagnosed with esophageal...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I love to cuddle with my children before bed and talk with them about what’s on their minds. I’m blessed to have two boys who like sharing their feelings. It makes our relationship strong. Jack is 12 and Luke is 9. My greatest wish for them is that they continue to be the caring young...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Dr. Paul Lowe, CEO of Pinnacle Educational Center and managing director of Ivy League Admissions Advisors was featured in a February 26, 2021 MarketWatch article by Howard Gold entitled: COVID-19 is changing college application strategies — and lowering the odds of getting into top schools.” Ivy League Admissions Advisors helps students get accepted to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities and BS/MD programs. “We are not for everyone,” Dr. Lowe said....

February 18, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of January 2021. There were 66 single-family residential closings reported during this period according to figures provided by The Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, Inc., the multiple listing service used by REALTORS® in the Greenwich area. The number of single-family residential closings increased compared to January 2020 when there were 38 closings,...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe The annual cost to attend (tuition, fees, housing, food, books, misc.) gives pause to many potential applicants: Harvard: $76,479; Brown: $78,688; Princeton: $75,210; Dartmouth: $79,967. So, what's really happening here? Tuition is rising, yet U.S. as well as international students are competitively applying to these schools. What do these institutions have that others may not? This is a question I hear, year after year, and from several parents in my recent...