Author: PartywithMoms

  By Marty Olivieri – Owner of Olivieri Roofing If you have been considering installing metal roofing on your home, there are a few things you should know first. Of course, there are several benefits you probably already know about, but if you’re looking to make an investment of this caliber, you need to be aware of any potential problems and drawbacks as well. This is the key to making a choice that’s truly beneficial for your...

  Written By Marianne Riess The carpet on the stairs from our finished basement up to the first floor was looking terrible. Carrying platters up from the outdoor grill had resulted in too many splashes on the beige carpeting. We decided we had to replace it before the sanitation police arrested us for being deplorable. The terracotta tiled the floor had led us to choose light-colored carpeting in the past; often it looked soiled after only a few...

  Last Saturday, Party with Moms lost a dear friend. Wife, Mother of 3, Long Time Teacher at Putnam Indian Field School. We will all miss her. Calling Hours - Thursday, June 28, 4 - 8 PM Leo P. Gallagher & Sons Funeral Home 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT Funeral - Friday, June 29, 10 AM Sacred Heart Church (Byram) 38 Gold Street, Greenwich, CT Burial immediately following at St. Mary’s Cemetery 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT...

  The school year had come to an end. It had been an absolutely great year and the teachers were as sad as the children to say goodbye. Fortunately for the teachers and the children who were able to stay on, there was a little three week summer camp. This was essentially an extension of the school year along with sprinklers and more time for everything, because of the longer day. It was heaven for all. The...

  What was originally predicted to be a wet Saturday turned warm and sunny just in time for the Putnam Indian Field School’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Head of School, Susan Donaghy and Former Head Marianne Riess welcomed the over 300 people who showed up to connect with old friends and share memories. Parents and former children (now adults) were there from the first classes in 1978 and on. Past and present teachers were happy to reminisce...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe Many parents, students, guidance/college counselors, and even my fellow educational consulting colleagues are under the belief that college admissions is an exercise in determining the “right fit” and that gaining acceptance into the Ivies and highly selective colleges is just a game of chance and luck. I disagree! In participating in competitions these days, many students (K-12) are taught that everyone wins. With regard to the college admissions process, it is acceptable...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? My daughter Lily is 7 and my son Owen will be 6 in July. I love to just BE with them – playing, cooking, shopping, learning. I especially love taking them to Tod’s Point and hanging out at the beach together. We have a camp in the Adirondacks that is off the grid, and I...

  After the long winter and all the spring rain, my car looked tired and worn. Every time I went to the car wash, it would immediately snow or rain and the car would get streaked and dirty again. For Mother’s Day, my Godson gave me an unusual present - a car detailing by East Coast Auto Detailing, one of his advertisers. Finn and his helper Jason showed up in my driveway at 8:00 AM on the...

  By Marty Olivieri - Owner of Olivieri Roofing There are a number of siding choices available for new or existing homes. Wood, stucco, aluminum and vinyl siding are all options with pros and cons. Esthetics, cost, durability, efficiency and maintenance are a few of the considerations. Wood is a traditional choice, having been around for thousands of years. It has a higher installation cost and slightly lower efficiency. It also requires greater maintenance to stay in good...

  James Greco son of Frank Greco of Greco's Bella Cucina & Express Pizza. "I’m excited to share that I’ve been selected to play lacrosse for Team Make-A-Wish for the Spring/Summer 2018 travel tournament season. This is a huge honor for me because I get to play with top players and learn from top coaches while also helping make wishes come true for local kids with critical illnesses." Learn More & Donate Here ...

    Tell us about Upper Crust Bagel Company. What did you have to do to start it? After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, I was hired by Mobil Chemical Company. During the 6 years I was with Mobil, I had jobs in Logistics and Marketing and lived in Rochester, NY, Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA and then back to Rochester. While in a long-term relationship with my future wife and business partner, Amy Guerrieri,...

  Sleep-away camp Monday through Friday and home with the family on weekends. Transportation included. Boys and Girls, ages 7-15, from NY, NJ and CT June 25 – August 10 Enroll for 2 weeks up to 7 weeks Located on the beautiful, rural 525-acre campus of Blair Academy, in Blairstown, NJ, one hour west of the GWB and 12 miles from the Delaware Water Gap. Campers choose their own activities every day. Athletic activities include swimming, gymnastics, archery, fencing, ultimate Frisbee, skateboarding, golf,...

  21 Grigg Street Greenwich, CT 06830 Beautiful, sunny apartment on Grigg Street, half a block from Greenwich Avenue. Walk to everything - stores, restaurants, the train station, Bruce Park and Island Beach boat. One bedroom, hardwood floors, modern eat-in kitchen, great terrace – perfect for grilling & relaxing. This is a hidden gem and you cannot beat the location or price! $2,200 per month.  Contact Remy of The Metalios Group (of William Raveis) to see it today! Remy Cook The Metalios Group 189 Sound Beach Avenue Old...

  We are happy to pass along an insurance recommendation –   The Official Insurance Brokerage of Party with Moms Richard Insley, owner of Free From Risk Insurance Brokerage, provided excellent service and saved us a bundle of money on our auto and home insurance. We literally saved over $1,500 a year on the same insurance package we had with another company! Call Richard today for a free, no-obligation quote 914 - 500 - 9508. Free From Risk is an independent,...

  On Sunday, May 20th at 4:15 PM the season finale of the Bach@415 concert series will take place at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greenwich, CT. The Pentecost Vespers Concert will feature Daniel Moody, a rising star in the countertenor world, performing J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret, (“Spirit and Soul become confused”), accompanied by the St. Peter’s Bach Collegium and St. Barnabas Choir. The program concludes with award-winning concert organist Bálint...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?   I have 3 children, two girls and one boy. Kiara is turning 7 in a few days, Alexa is 4 and Samuel is 4 months old. My favorite thing to do with them is go out to eat as a family. We spend good, quality time together, we talk about everything, laugh and enjoy...

  “I just want to say goodnight to my lady b… I mean desk. Then I will go right to sleep.” Not really listening to her daughter, Lexi replied, “Okay, Alice. Remember, tomorrow is a school day and you need extra sleep.” “I am back in bed now. Goodnight Mommy.” Alice couldn’t stop thinking about her ladybug, which was in a little jam jar with holes in the metal top. Earlier in the year, the jar had housed a...

  Stop by Boxcar Cantina today for a few of their delicious Super Chief Margaritas! 203 – 661 – 4774 44 Old Field Point Rd. Greenwich, CT 06830 www.boxcarcantina.com Then head down the street to 330 Railroad Avenue for “Races and ‘Ritas," a party to celebrate the convergence of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. Watch the race, sample great food and drinks, and and enjoy the band! Purchase Tickets ...

  Moms really appreciate presents that save them from their endless rounds of chores and errands and give them the gift of free time. Here are some suggestions from our sponsors. Whatever gift you choose, your mother will love it. East Coast Auto Detailing has a Mother’s Day Special Offer, a complete detailing for only $99. Your mom (or wife) will love the way her car looks and she won’t have to wait at the car wash either, because...

  East Coast Auto Detailing will come to your house or office at your convenience - Anywhere in the Tri-State Area. Fully Qualified & Certified Detailers. Services include detailing, scratch repair and Ceramic Coating -  The ultimate protection for your vehicle. Packages begin at $45 or create your own by choosing from additional services. Corporate accounts, group rates and membership packages available. Only eco-friendly products used. Satisfaction and convenience guaranteed. Expertise extends to classic cars, bikes and even boats! Mother’s Day Special - $99 Full...

  The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH has it all and much more. Located at the base of Mt. Monadnock, in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire, the Inn features lots of activities for you and your kids if you want them, and lots of opportunities to relax, including hot tub, massage or reflexology sessions. Wouldn’t your children love a vacation on a real working farm? Where they could feed sheep and pigs, ride...

  Brooke, tell us a bit about your latest venture, statement.  statement. is a lifestyle brand I founded one year ago to inspire, guide, motivate, and help people to celebrate life daily. In addition to organizing galas for charitable organizations, we discover interesting destinations, and curate unique events and experiences. [caption id="attachment_9290" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Photo Credit Bob Capazzo.[/caption] How’d you come up with the terrific “Races & ‘Ritas” idea? Can you mention what types of food and drinks you’ll be serving? I never...

  2018 is Putnam Indian Field School’s 40th year, and to celebrate, the school is throwing a party for former parents and alumni on June 9th, from 4 - 7 PM on the school grounds. It has the potential to be a very big bash with so many parents and their grown up children invited. Refreshments will be provided by the Boxcar Cantina truck serving its New Mexican food and delicious margaritas, and by Aux Delices serving...

  147 East Elm Street Greenwich, CT 06830 This is a true gem! Built in 1907, and completely renovated in 2017 - Experience Old World charm with 21st century convenience. The first floor boasts a beautiful living room & dining room, with gleaming original hardwood floors, new powder room, sun-filled front porch/solarium and brand new kitchen with quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms and a full bath make up the second floor. Pull down attic, full basement...

  Boxcar Cantina is a great place to have a meal, grab a super chief or even have a party. Their authentic Northern New Mexico food is delicious and healthy, because Boxcar uses only high-quality ingredients including locally sourced organic ingredients and sustainably raised organic meats. The atmosphere is lively: family friendly for early dinner, with a more adult atmosphere in the bar, and later in the restaurant. The dining room booths are cozy, as is...

  Afraid of Your Child I recently was sitting in a coffee shop. A young couple sipped on their coffee near me and talked about buying a new stove. All the while their young boy kicked the leg of his father’s chair. The boy’s mother asked him to stop, which fueled the child’s determination to destroy their time. The young father asked his son again to stop and more kicks ensued. I was of course riveted. The...

  Located at 21 Northfield Street, in the heart of Greenwich, Turabian & Sariyan’s experienced staff will work within your budget to carpet your room, staircase or entire house. They are fair, honest and completely reliable. No job is too big or too small. Quality Broadloom Carpeting - Custom Area Rugs - Excellent Service 21 Northfield Street, Greenwich CT 203 - 869 - 5950  ...

  It is so important that the first school experience be a happy and positive one, enabling a child to build self-confidence and independence. PIFS knows how to help children transition successfully from home to school. Staffed by caring teachers from the PIFS staff and other area nursery schools, the PIFS Summer Camp features sand and water play, art, imaginative play, music and nature experiences and lots of outdoor time with other young children. The PIFS...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe On Wednesday, March 28th, the Ivies notified high school seniors of their admissions decisions. Thousands of students and parents were disappointed. Here is a list of the acceptance rates, number of students admitted, total number of applicants and rejection rates - Many of the applicants “looked perfect” on paper. Princeton reported that more than 14,200 of the 35,370 applicants had a 4.0 grade point average. Brown reported that 96% of its admitted students are...