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    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...

    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...

    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...

  6 Park Avenue Greenwich, CT Location, Location, Location! With this updated beautiful Colonial, you can have it all – walk to Whole Foods, and Greenwich Ave shops and restaurants, yet with an ample yard for kids to run and play. This in-town jewel boasts a double living room, thoroughly modern kitchen with butler’s pantry and breakfast nook, formal dining room, powder room and screened in sun-filled porch overlooking the level yard. 4 ample bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry on...

  Besides motherhood, what other careers/opportunities have you enjoyed? And what are your strongest qualities? I just took the huge leap of opening my own salon in Greenwich, BOHEME SALON. Unfortunately, I was let go from my last salon because of Covid, so I took the chance to realize my forever dream to bring to life a salon that marries luxury standards with a relaxed bungalow vibe that has been missing in the space. I knew I wanted...

  The Putnam Indian Field School’s virtual Book Fair this year featured the author and illustrator, Oliver Jeffers. His book What We’ll Build inspired the children to embark on collaborative building projects, using boxes supplied by studio art teacher, Debbie Chodoff. As Debbie said, “What child doesn’t love a box?” Each class was able to choose from a variety of large boxes, and then decided together what they would build. Debbie then provided them with the...

  January 21, 2021 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of December 2020. There were 91 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 December 2019 when there were 37 closings....

  Written by - Marianne Riess Some recent Moms of the Week have described their favorite part of the day as the time spent cuddling and reading bedtime stories with their children. Besides the obvious closeness of the experience, reading to children offers so many benefits. Children gain a rich vocabulary, learn that print tells the story, and most important find out that books open up exciting new worlds to them. You cannot overestimate the value of...

    Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe The past year has been full of uncertainty. As a consequence of the myriad of transitions, changes, adjustments and adaptations, now there’s a whole new admissions world. Education has moved from in-person to online learning and there has been an increase in the number of applications to top private day and boarding schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities and BS/MD programs! The College Board recently announced...

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing Roofing plays a huge part in giving your home the personality you love. Some design styles look amazing with wood-shake roofs while others are a perfect fit for terracotta tiles. In New York and Connecticut, it’s common for homeowners to choose flat roofs as a way to preserve some historical charm and add an artistic touch. What are the pros and cons of flat roofs? The Benefits of...

  A true community bank, The First Bank of Greenwich wants to help small businesses navigate the system and obtain new PPP loans and Round Two loans beginning today, 1/13/21. This program helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Bank’s dedicated team is working tirelessly to be ready to accept and process applications quickly and efficiently. Even if a small business failed to get a loan in the first round, The First Bank...

  This was Anne’s first Parenting Column ever, published 8 years ago from today on 12/18/12. As young Mothers and Grandmothers gladly and wholeheartedly comb the earth to find a very special something for a little relative, they might be surprised to know they have this present already. What the child most wants is their attention and time. A child’s heart’s desire is unquestionably just a few hours with a parent or grandparent, somewhere simple, maybe at...

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe It’s that important time of the year for high school seniors as many students are beginning to receive their application decisions. Let's describe each.  ACCEPTED/ADMITTED - You're in! You did it! Congratulation! You have been offered a spot in the incoming freshman class of one or more of the schools on your list. If it's one of your top-choice schools and you have been accepted EA or RD it's great!...

November 19, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of October 2020. There were 99 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 October 2019 when there were 40 closings....

  Written by – Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe Since this summer, we have observed more and more parents establish permanent residences in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Temporary weekend residences are now becoming permanent residences. Many realtors and relocation experts have been calling us to help their clients meet their educational goals for their children as they are seeking private schools in “Fairchester” (private schools in Fairfield and Westchester Counties). Based on our research, knowledge and professional working-relationships; and...

  Written by Marianne Riess Many of us find ourselves with more time to read, as we are isolated from other pleasures such as movies, restaurants, or shopping. I was excited to order Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents. I had enjoyed her first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award (non-fiction) and several other prizes. That...

    What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one biological child and 2 'bonus' children (aka: step-children, but I like to say 'bonus':) My son is 7, and my other two are 10 and 12. It's a brood! Honestly, my favorite times with them are when we are just hanging out together--whether that means just watching a movie together on a...

  Written by Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing Expert roofing contractors can offer both flat roof installation and sloped roofs. Which fit is best for your home? There are many factors that can influence your decision. Here’s everything you need to know about flat versus sloped for homes. The Advantages of Sloped Roofing Sloped roof construction is relatively straightforward, and many homes use this type of roofing. Above the trusses for a sloped roof, contractors install the...

October 15, 2020 (Greenwich, CT) - The Greenwich Association of REALTORS® announces the statistics for home sales in The Town of Greenwich, CT for the month of September 2020. There were 118 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 September 2019 when there were 46 closings....

  Written by Marianne Riess While we can complain about many unpleasant, frightening, sad and depressing 2020 developments, we certainly can’t complain about the weather in the Northeast. We have been blessed with lots of absolutely beautiful sunny days, and warm, but not really hot temperatures. And thank goodness for that, because it allows us to see family and friends in the relative safety of the outdoors. This summer, we had lots of visits with our children and...

    Written by - Remy Cook Besides managing partywithmoms.com, I also work in real estate as as a licensed salesperson for Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, CT. Whenever a client buys a house or rents an apartment, one of my first calls is to Richard Insley, owner of Free From Risk Insurance Brokerage. He has provided impeccable service and outstanding value in arranging for their insurance needs. I recommend Richard and the Free From Risk staff with complete...