Author: PartywithMoms

  Family owned and run, Pecora Brothers specializes in residential and commercial construction. Whether you are building your dream house or renovating a kitchen or bathroom, Pecora Brothers and their team will get the job done to your ultimate satisfaction. They have great working relationships with the Building Department at the Town Hall and their sub-contractors, so your construction or renovation is completed on budget and without delays. www.pecorabrothers.com 203 – 863 – 9555 ...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I have one fabulously literal, sharp and song-filled 11 year-old daughter. We love to ride bikes, hike with the dogs, paint and see concerts and theater. My greatest wish is for her to know herself well-enough to be able to make choices that will provide her with happiness and satisfaction in life and to conquer any...

    By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe For years, elite colleges have tried to address a proportional decline of students arriving from areas beyond metropolitan and suburban areas. These colleges have been implementing additional measures to address diversity issues on college campuses. Increasingly, private elite colleges are seeking small-town and rural students.  One thing has not changed with regard to college admissions and diversity. Recent studies by the National Center for Education Statistics have shown that even with...

  Friday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Dec. 23 Greenwich Reindeer Festival Sam Bridge Nurseries, 457 North Street Live Reindeer, Photos with Santa, Train & Carousel Rides Monday – Friday 12 PM – 6 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM   Friday, Dec. 1 Annual Tree Lighting  4 - 4:45 PM @ Greenwich Town Hall Music by Greenwich High School Chamber Choir Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph & Frosty for candy canes, hot cocoa, cookies & cider.   Saturday, Dec. 2 New Lebanon Annual Holiday...

  Val’s has the largest selection of wines, craft beers and spirits in town. If by any chance, they don’t have the exotic beer or brandy you are searching for, they will order it on the spot. They have unbeatable prices and their staff is very friendly, and very knowledgeable. In addition to the main store at 125 W. Putnam Ave, Val’s has a new location at 21 Glenville St. in Glenville. Both stores are in shopping...

  The holidays are around the corner. As I leaf through the toy catalogs this year, in search of the perfect presents for my grandchildren, I am amazed by the number and variety of STEM toys. They are everywhere! Build your own robot or lunar lander or drone. Make electricity and learn about circuitry, magnets and gears. Learn coding to remote control your (fill in the blank). Take on an engineering project, simple or complex. I...

  849 Lake Ave, Greenwich, CT …is a blast from Greenwich’s luxurious past. This charming clapboard 1930s era farmhouse, with 5 bedrooms, 6 ½ baths and 2 fireplaces has it all. Indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court - situated on 4 level acres with beautiful gardens, mature trees and stone walls. Perfect for the horse lover or car collector, the property has a 12-stall stable, with tack room, paddocks, 3 living quarters/apartments, and a rare heated indoor riding...

  Nolda and Alba have done it again! Each year, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the school’s chefs plan a wonderful and healthy lunch for the children and teachers that is above and beyond any concept of school food. Each year, the recipes change as new vegetables, different stuffings, and side dishes are tried out. [caption id="attachment_8941" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Chris carves more turkey as the first lunch group enjoys their meal.[/caption] Today’s lunch was no exception, as the...

  Every week Remy will be featuring one of his favorite houses on the market in Fairfield County, primarily in Greenwich. Remy is now working as a real agent a Coldwell Banker. PWM readers & clients, please do not worry, we will continue to thrive with a huge thanks to our new Director of Sales, Randi Shulman and all of our Columnists.  27 Alden Road, Greenwich, CT This house is a one in a million opportunity: a beautiful, private,...

    The food at Crew has always been delectable, due to its talented and experienced Chef, Terry McSpedon. Whether you are in the mood for the crispy calamari salad, the signature shrimp and grits, a sirloin cooked to perfection, an excellent Crew burger or one of their delicious pasta dishes, you are guaranteed a tasty treat. Beginning in November, Crew is adding live music three nights a week (Thursday through Saturday). Sample their delicious craft beers, specialty cocktails and...

  Biography:  Current D7 Vice Chair Lifelong Greenwich resident Attended local public and private schools Graduate of the George Washington University with a degree in Criminal Justice Currently a writer and consultant, and works as a dispatcher for Call-A-Ride Loves playing bluegrass banjo and vegetarian cooking Why I’m running for office: I believe if you’re interested in state and national politics, you ought to first be involved on the most local level. The stronger we grow our neighborhoods and towns, the better able we...

  Del Frisco’s Grille in the heart of Stamford is first and foremost a steak house, and Chris Graziose and his team are experts at steaks. Chris is the new Executive Chef in the Stamford Grille location. He started working in a restaurant bussing tables, at 17 and fell in love with the business. He enjoys working at Del Frisco’s Grille, where all of the menu items are made from scratch, in house daily. Del Frisco’s features...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe The work of selecting students for admissions into colleges and universities is becoming more complex. Each year college admissions officers and their committees review thousands of applications and seek to predict the likelihood of those applicants to meaningfully contribute socially, culturally and personally to their specific college communities.  Ivy League and highly selective colleges use a team review process to holistically evaluate each applicant when creating a particular class during the...

  Scheduling maintenance and repairs for your home can seem like a full-time job, even if you don’t do any of the work yourself. Who do I call when the dishwasher or the ice machine or dryer stops working? How do I know that they are going to do a good job? Is it time to schedule maintenance for my generator or furnace or septic tank? Did we use latex, oil paint or stain last time we painted? Didn’t I pay that bill already?  Here’s how to make the job a...

  What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? I am blessed with 2 little blondies. Lilly is 5 going on 15 and Serena is 2 going on 10. Both of my girls have big personalities and love to perform. My favorite thing is watching them choose a “look” out of the costume bin, or anything they find around the house and see as a must-have-piece, and passionately...

  For two weeks every October, children at PIFS have a glorious outdoor classroom, known as the Pumpkin Patch. The skies are blue, the air is warm enough to not require coats, the leaves are turning bright colors, and their play yard is transformed by the presence of a hay bale maze, hay jumps, a teepee made of cornstalks and over 100 bright orange pumpkins of all sizes. The children love moving the pumpkins all over...

What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them? We have 2 children: Francesco ("Ciccio") age 7 and Raffaella ("Raffi") age 4. We are happy being home with them (where they are very easy to entertain!) and getting out and about (traveling to the Carribean, or just going on bike rides in OG.) Some of my favorite weekend days turn into impromptu "happy...

  Week 2, October 12 – 15th Tournament – CIMB Classic TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Par 72 – Yardage 7,005  Purse – $7,000,000 Defending Champion – Justin Thomas [caption id="attachment_8872" align="aligncenter" width="608"] The 2X Defending Champion, Justin Thomas![/caption]   Jen’s Pick - Graham DeLaet My husband, conVINCEd me! Remy’s Pick - Justin Thomas JT loves this course and I’m hoping for a 3-peat so I can use him again! Marianne’s Pick - Justin Thomas I’m the Defending Champ, the Defending Champ won last week, so I’m sticking with the...

  Ross Etheridge sat in his driveway, honking the horn. "Chop, chop Bozos! In the car or you're toast!”   His wife appeared, softly steering their children to the car.  “Liz, come on! I asked you to have the children ready!” Thomas and Lilly fumbled with their seat belts. Liz came over and helped them. She patted her children’s soft hair. “Ross, please try to slow down. The children love being with you. Life isn’t a race, even if you are...

  Founded by Marty Olivieri in 1994, Olivieri Roofing has been serving Fairfield County and the Westchester area ever since. Marty and his team of trained professionals are excellent roofers. They complete commercial and residential projects from repair and maintenance to tear off and full installation all year round. They work with slate, Spanish tile, cedar and asphalt - they are experts at copper and metal work. Olivieri Roofing also does residential and commercial siding. Whether you...

  Week 1, October 5 - 8th Tournament – Safeway Open Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, CA Par 72 – Yardage 7,203  Purse – $6,200,000 Defending Champion – Brendan Steele [caption id="attachment_8848" align="aligncenter" width="275"] Did you know John Daly is in the field!?[/caption]   Jen’s Pick - Bill Haas After a little bit of research, Haas seemed like the right guy for this week!   Remy’s Pick - Kevin Na Consistent player, always seems to thrive in a lackluster field… nearly won here in 2015.   Marianne’s Pick - Brendan Steele The...

  Written by Marianne Riess It seemed like a no-brainer. At a charity auction, on the spur of the moment, we purchased a photo shoot at Venture Photography in Riverside. “We’ll get some good pictures of the grandkids,” my husband said. The logistics were not as easy as you’d think, with three children in Greenwich and two in Manhattan. It took six months to get them all together in one place on a non-holiday. Venture was nice...

  Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7) Instructor - Tony Republicano Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 A variety pack of acting tools and techniques for beginners just breaking into ‘the biz’ and experienced students looking to sharpen their skills: improv, scene-study, auditioning, TV and film acting and more! $250 for all eight-weeks   Let’s Put On a Show (ages 8-10) Instructor - Shannon-Courtney Denihan Saturdays - 10:00 to 11:30 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2,...

  Where does the time go? Many long-time Greenwich residents can remember when their 30 and even 40 year old children started school at PIFS. This September is the school’s 40th year of existence, and there are always new developments. The school gets greener and greener. The gardens planted by the children in the spring are full of many different kinds of tomatoes, cukes, lettuces, peppers, beans, and potatoes, as well as pumpkins and melons. These organically...

  Sunday, October 1st, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Zumba Fundraiser Sweat It Out For A Cause! Zumba Fundraiser to benefit Ready to Empower Women, at the YWCA, Greenwich. Dancing, shaking, raffle prizes, giveaways and more.  Registration here Sunday, October 1st, 1 - 3 PM - Public Open House 4 Grove Lane, Greenwich CT, 06831. For Sale or Rent. Full listing here Sunday, October 1 - 4 PM - Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Concert At the Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School, featuring Finnish pianist,...

  By Admissions Expert, Dr. Paul Lowe You may ask yourself, why is a college admissions advisor writing about reading? What does reading have to do with college admissions? Everything! One of the first things I ask my clients is what do you like to read outside the required reading at school. Even the best students have difficulty answering this question. Why is the need to reed important in the college admissions planning process? I just provided...

  Congratulations to the Coolest and Smartest Godmother Ever, Marianne Riess! Marianne won our Inaugural PWM Fantasy Golf in dramatic fashion. An improbable comeback fueled by her incredible final pick and Tour Championship Winner, Xander Schauffele! Not to mention, Marianne was the only non-golfer and woman in the group. Cheers to you Marianne! Email Remy if you’d like to participate in next year’s pool - remy@partywithmoms.com...

  Week 37, September 21 – September 24th Tournament – Tour Championship (Playoff Finale) East Lake – Atlanta, GA Par 70 – Yardage 7,362 Defending Champion – Rory Mcilroy  Purse – $8,750,000 [caption id="attachment_8781" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Best friends and two of the best players in the world right now, Justin Thomas & Jordan Spieth.[/caption]   Remy - Russell Henley Georgia Boy - he will play well here. A win should get me into the coveted Top 3!    Marianne’s Pick - Xander Schauffele  I need a miracle!    Carlos’ Pick...

  When your child enters the middle school years, you enter a new stage of parenting with new challenges. You need to think about social media and how to make sure your children are safe as they become users and consumers of social media platforms. Being concerned about social media and how it is impacting your child makes you a good parent. However, it is hard to know how to teach your child the proper and...