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     What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have 3 sons. My oldest is 23, my middle son is almost 18 and my youngest is forever 14. He passed away in November 2018 and would be 16 now. I love hanging out with them, watching all kinds of different things on TV, but especially Jeopardy. My greatest wish is for them...

  Written by - Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Over the past months, starting from March, we have been receiving calls from anxious Manhattan parents who are seeking private schools for their children in Westchester and Lower Fairfield Counties. Real estate companies, relocation companies, executive assistants, and nannies have been calling us for admissions advice and placement. Some wish to temporarily rent and eventually return while others are purchasing homes for permanent residencies and seeking not to return...

  179 North Maple Greenwich, CT 06830 What would you want in a new home? How about a beautifully landscaped yard, at the end of a long gated driveway, with lots of outdoor entertaining space and lighting, yet within walking distance to town? You can find it in this bespoke home with classic lines and modern amenities. And you can move in effortlessly, because the house comes fully furnished! 7 bedroom options, 6 full baths with custom vanities and...

  The First Bank of Greenwich is a True Community Bank, headquartered in Greenwich, CT servicing Westchester and Fairfield counties. The Bank maintains branches in Port Chester, NY as well as Cos Cob and Stamford, CT. Here you have ACCESS to the CEO and a team of exceptional professionals, all equipped with decades of banking proficiency.   Emily Newcamp, VP Retail Bank Manager and Amy Huertas, AVP Branch Manager co-chair their Women’s Leadership Network that was started four...

  Party with Moms just got the good news… East Hill Farm is back, open since June 19 for New Hampshire residents, and open now for visitors from New England. Guests coming from outside New England can visit after quarantining at home for 14 days (only going out for shopping, outside exercise, and doctor’s appointments.) If you are looking for something fun and safe to do for your family, spend a few days (or longer) at...

  Written By - Layng Martine, Jr. When my wife Linda was crippled in a car accident years ago, we had to adapt. Quickly. After the shock, the tears, the fear and the steep learning curve subsided, instead of thinking of all the things we could no longer do together...

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  PIFS recently completed a new, multi-platform outdoor playscape. Outdoor play has always been central to the school’s mission and now, perhaps more than ever, it will serve as the backdrop for its students’ learning. The CDC has mandated that when schools re-open, they must keep children in small groups, distanced from one another. With the new playscape, PIFS can easily uphold these new safety measures with a fun, enhanced outdoor play experience. The new Smokey’s Playscape will...

    Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe In our society, although many organizations continue to grapple with issues of diversity, in a multitude of businesses, including retail, fashion, media, entertainment and sports, diversity is reflected at many levels. Still, at this time it is clear that there is still more to be done as people realize that there continues to be a lack of communication and understanding on certain levels within our society. Everyone who participates in a...

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing When your roof is in desperate need of repair, the soonest season is the best season to get it done. However, when it comes down to an ideal situation, summer is a great time to get your roof replacement completed. First, summer in the United States is often an off-season for areas that tend to get hit with storms during the rest of the year. This allows your roofers...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have two kids, Jake (4) and Lola (2). One of our favorite things to do together is to head to the beach, where we all can relax and recharge on the sand. I am lucky to have two kids who love the beach as much as I do, and now that we live so close...

  Written by - Marianne Riess Photo via Boxcar (Facebook) Boxcar Cantina has been doing business all during the coronavirus closing. The popular family eatery is very busy with takeout and curbside delivery. Everyone still wants their guacamole, salsa and chips or tepee nachos, as well as all the tacos and enchiladas. The to–go margarita kits are very popular too. In fact, Boxcar is so busy they had to add an extra phone number to take all the...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Now, more than ever, uncertainty surrounds the college admissions process. But you don’t have to navigate these uncharted waters on your own. Dr. Lowe and his team are here to support you and your child in this rapidly evolving landscape. Here are a few reasons why you can count on us: Experience. With so much changing in the college process, it’s more important than ever to have an Admissions Expert,...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe The Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause unprecedented changes in college admissions. Because schools remain shuttered, high schoolers now lack the in-person help they traditionally could receive from high school counselors to meet critical admissions deadlines and requirements. This situation is exacerbating the already difficult role that school counselors face in providing adequate help with college admissions. There are many high schoolers who have not met with their school counselors and their...

  Written by - Marianne Riess T. S. Eliot started his famous poem “The Wasteland” with the line “April is the cruelest month.” We can only hope those words hold true, and that the worst of Covid-19 will be behind us as we enter May and look forward to summer. The virus has turned lives upside down, even for those lucky enough to avoid catching it. Who could have imagined children missing 3 months of school before...

  Written by - Anne Martine Cook                             I am a nursery school teacher and I love my job. I have been doing this for almost 45 years, and each year, I have loved getting to know the children and their parents in a deep way. We all form a wonderful and invigorating community. Now we have the Coronavirus pandemic, and I am away from my...

  Written & Contributed by - Shelley J. Forest From The UK Photo Credit @ Pixabay Whether it's retreating to a cozier house or relocating cross-country, many families end up making a move at some stage point in their lives. And while it may be an exciting new start, bidding farewell to a home is never easy — especially for your kids. With this in mind, here are some key ways to prepare your kids for a big...

  Written by - Marianne Riess How much can anyone cook? It is nice to take a break by ordering curbside takeout or delivery from a local restaurant. You treat yourself and family, and help the restaurant owner and staff. Last night’s dinner special from Bistro V (Versailles) was a pan-seared salmon, with accompanying lemon caper sauce over tender asparagus, brussel sprouts and pickled cabbage. Party with Moms can affirm that it was really, really good. Photo via Instagram @bistroversailles Other...

  Published by Douglas Elliman Republished by PWM Douglas Elliman is hosting this #GiveHealthy Drive to support Neighbor to Neighbor. As the Neighbor to Neighbor community and people across the globe deal with a global pandemic, we are working hard to support our food insecure community members in Greenwich. We are devising plans to continue food support with new models that decrease the risks for our customers and our staff. As a community in Greenwich we find ourselves in an...

  177 Indian Head Road Riverside, CT 06878 Awesome house offers beautiful views, private spaces and luxurious living. Perfect for family fun in the Riverside/Eastern school district.  Spring and summer are just around the corner. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy the outdoors in this incredible part of Greenwich? This Classic Colonial on 1.86 gorgeous level acres on waterfront in Riverside is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and views. The first floor boasts a lovely living room with a fireplace, a...

It's April and all the Ivies and highly competitive colleges and universities have notified applicants of their decisions. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, college admissions offices are in operation. For some of the Ivies and selective colleges, the admissions rates have slightly increased. The reality is that even with these small increases, it's still hyper-competitive to gain admissions to these top schools. For example, Harvard's admit rate was 4.9%, up from 4.6% last year. However, the 4.9% indicates that...

  Party with Moms is very fortunate to welcome Dr. Patricia Grimes as a guest columnist. Dr. Grimes is well known to many area schools as a valued consultant. She is not only an educational psychologist but also the mother of two adult sons.  Written by  - Dr. Patricia Grimes Four tips to help you and your children face these challenging times Even in the easiest of times, the demands upon parents in our society are great. In my experience,...

  Written by - Anne Martine Cook Dear Everyone,   Our beloved Versailles and Meli-Melo are suffering. As we send our love and heartfelt sadness to each dear employee, we can help in other ways. They are offering wonderful curbside take-out, alternating their staff chances to work.    Please consider any amount. The price of a croissant and jam, the price of a Napoleon, the price of a quiche, the price of a glass of wine, the price of a buttery...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe This week is decision time for many Ivies and highly selective colleges and universities! COVID-19 has closed down many K-12 school districts around the world for the rest of the school year. If you’ve been following the directions of well-known books and/or chats, by now you must realize that your current college admissions “playbook” or plan may be ineffectual.  What will high school juniors need to do as they continue their admissions...

  Written by - Marianne Riess  We are in unknown waters. “Unprecedented” is a word we hear on the news every two minutes. We don’t know when children will go back to school or when life will return to some kind of normalcy. We are stuck at home and all the places we like to go are closed. What good can we take from this time of social distancing and home time? Oddly enough, as I FaceTime with...

  Published by The Ginger Man - Republished by PWM It is with great sadness and heartache that we have temporarily closed The Ginger Man due to COVID-19. Despite an unclear path forward, we hope that this precaution helps protect the safety of our community, our friends, and our staff. We have been with you for 18+ years and hope to be serving, and joking with you again after this subsides and we enter into the new 'norm'. Many of us...

    By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe “To see the world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower; Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” - William Blake Understanding facts of any situation is essential to one’s ability to analyze that situation for a positive outcome. So before getting into the ramifications of “the coronavirus” in college admissions, we’ll look at the pertinent facts. Let's first define the name of the...

  Need a lift? Here’s what you can do to give yourselves a treat and help struggling restaurants in town. Take out a delicious lunch or dinner! Here are some recommendations from Party with Moms. Boxcar Cantina We actually did a small take out party from Boxcar last Sunday. We ordered their fresh margarita mix and made our own, which we sipped along with their homemade chips, guacamole and salsa. For dinner, we had Chicken Tinga soft tacos...

  Friday, March 13th 4 - 7 PM Bourbon Cask and Bog Oak Charred Cask by West Cork Distillers Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Saturday, March 14th 4 - 7 PM Lange Twiins Family Winery & Vineyards 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Sand Point Chardonnay 2017 Sand Point Pinot Noir 2017 Sand Point Merlot 2017 Sand Point Cabernet    ...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe You were certain that your son would be accepted. He had excellent grades. He played on a great sports team. His SSAT scores were off the charts. You made sure that his school principal knew him. His Math and English teacher recommendations were amazing (you even had a parent of a student at your target school write a recommendation). You thoughtthat your top-choice school board member's recommendation would help. You thought that you...