Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring forward!

Now that we've finally dug out from that endless winter, here are some neat things to do:

On Sunday, May 1st, join the March for Babies in Commons Park (in Harbor Point) to support the March of Dimes.

Also on May 1st, come meet Tanya Zuckerbrot, author of The F-Factor Diet, at Fairway from 11 am to 1 pm. The F-Factor Diet promotes healthy eating and lots of fill-you-up fiber foods to lose those extra pounds. Tanya will be signing copies of her book and handing out samples of F-Factor cereals and health bars. Fun fact: her last name means "sugar bread" in German!

On Saturday, May 14th, eat like crazy at Fairway's Customer Appreciation Barbecue! From 11 am to 3 pm, there will be free food, music, giveaways and prizes.

On Friday, May 20th, join Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Palace Theater for a concert to benefit Dana's Angels in their fight against Niemann-Pick type C, a fatal, cholesterol storage disease affecting children.

Then on Saturday, May 28th, enjoy a free concert on the water! It's Stamford Harbor Live, and it'll take place in Stamford Harbor (between Crab Shell and Pitney Bowes). You can even come by boat if you like!

PS: Yeah, I missed Fairfield County Eats last night, but you can read my post about the 2009 edition.

Monday, April 11, 2011

YoPros assemble!

YoPros = young professionals.

Yes, I made that up, and yes, it's awful, but if you're a young professional, you should check out the Yerwood Center's Young Professionals Networking Soiree this Thursday at 6:00 at BUtterfield 8. This after-work networking event will feature complimentary appetizers, drink specials and a cash bar. Come on out and meet some of your fellow young movers and shakers...and you might even meet a certain classically handsome local blogger. (Hint: It's me.)

For more information, check out the Yerwood Center's events page or the flier below.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sugar high!

I know it's short notice, but for some reason they didn't publicize this ridiculously awesome event. It's the Northeast PEZ Collectors Gathering!

If you're a fan of candy that comes out of a cartoon character's neck, then head to the Holiday Inn downtown this Saturday from 10-2. For just $5, you'll get to see PEZ upon PEZ upon PEZ!

Fun fact: Did you know the PEZ are made in Orange, CT? Sweet!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Not a joke: Highgrove is headed to auction!

Thanks to a tip from an anonymous reader, I found this public notice about the upcoming auction of everybody's favorite empty luxury condo, Highgrove.

Here's the meaty part: "The principal asset of Highgrove Condominium LLC is the residential real estate property known as The Highgrove Condominium, located at 70 Forest Street, Stamford, Connecticut, which is subject to that certain Construction Mortgage Deed, Assignment of Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing, dated as of July 6, 2007, between CORUS Bank, N.A. and Highgrove Condominium, LLC, which mortgage is currently in default and the subject of a pending foreclosure proceeding. THIS IS A FORECLOSURE SALE OF EQUITY INTERESTS." (Capitals are not my emphasis.)

In other words, Highgrove went bust.

The weird thing is that I predicted this (sorta) back in December! Here's my post.

Friday, April 1, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Gene Wilder announces mayoral run!!

You heard it here first! Gene Wilder, legendary movie actor and arguably Stamford's most famous resident, has declared that he will challenge Mayor Michael Pavia in the 2014 election. Mr. Wilder hasn't made a formal announcement yet, so how do I know this?

Well, I bumped into him at Kotobuki and asked him an about this year's Wilder's Picks at the Avon. After a little small talk, he said, "Oh, by the way, I'm going to run for mayor. Someone's got to clean up this town, and who better than The Waco Kid?" At first I thought he was joking, but then he started explaining his platform. He said that, if elected, his administration would focus on crime-solving, the arts (theater in particular), science, and the local food scene.

Mr. Wilder is the latest famous actor to take the leap into politics, following in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis.