Riverside

Editorial: Why Our Greenwich Parades Are Special

Who doesn’t love a parade? We certainly love a good parade with bagpipes, honor guard, all of our fire apparatus shiny and bright, and marching bands filling the air with a thumping drum beat and horns playing traditional music. Here in Greenwich, we know how to do a parade well. We transform Greenwich Avenue into an outdoor festival with friends and neighbors taking a few hours off to enjoy one another’s company. read more...

Nonprofit Launches Giving Concept for Greenwich

On Thursday, Feb. 25, Pitch Your Peers, Inc. (PYP) will launch a novel collaborative giving concept to award one deserving Greenwich charity $25,000. To date, there are 25 women in Greenwich who are invited to be inaugural members and to donate $1,000 in annual dues for a collective award grant pool of $25,000. Members will actively be involved in determining which local charity will receive the award as they engage in an internal pitching process to educate one another and evaluate their favorite Greenwich charities. PYP has no external Request for Proposal process. The members will bring their own passion and charitable projects to the table and pitch each other. Every dollar raised up to $25,000 in the inaugural year will go directly to the grant award. read more...

Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee to Open in Riverside

Chef Mike Pietrafeso is officially opening the doors to Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee on Monday, Feb. 22. Located next to the Riverside train station within the newly renovated historic building, the spot will offer artisanal coffee and locally sourced scratch-made foods. For over 60 years, Ada and her family’s variety store and popular candy counter occupied the space. read more...

Editorial: The Ship of State

It’s been an unsettling month and a half for the state of Connecticut’s economy. Early in January, General Electric, one of the largest and most storied American corporations, announced it was moving its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn. to Boston, Mass. Watching the process unfold was painful. In making their pitch to company executives to stay in the state, Connecticut economic development officials used a picture of a Pratt & Whitney engine when they meant to use a GE engine. Amateur hour. read more...