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Good to be back — and just in time for Antiquarius

November 15, 2018 GMT

I’m glad to be back. It has been a long time away for a broken leg, which has not yet healed, but I am hoping that it won’t be too much longer. I also want to thank you all for your calls and notes. They were very much appreciated.

The big news of the moment is the town’s ever-popular Antiquarius, which as we all know benefits the Greenwich Historical Society.

The well-known affair starts with opening night on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. One can tour and shop the Winter Antiques Show before it opens to the public. You will see an extravagant winter wonderland with passed hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet dinner.


The big show will open on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Appraisals by appointment will also take place. Co-chairs are Liz Anderson, Heather Georges and Virginia Grady.

The ever-popular Holiday Boutique — with the best Christmas shopping around town — will set up shop on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Greenwich Country Club. Co-chairs are Lindsay Dalton and Kyle MacDougall.

The always-fabulous Holiday House Tour, which shows how Greenwich residents live, gather and celebrate today, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Co-chairs of the House Tour are Susannah Heyworth and Ashley Reid, with logistics by Laurel Fine and Mary Garth, and map by Catherine Tompkins. The Holiday House Tour luncheon will be in a festive setting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Reservations for the tour and for the luncheon are required.

The Antiquarius Chairmen, Board of Trustees, are Bruce Dixon and Haley Elmlinger, with Honorary Chairs Davidde and Ron Strackbein, and Honorary Design Chairs David Monn and Alex Papachristidis.

Also, I was delighted to read in my newspaper that finally, after more than 12 years of work, something might be done to relieve the dreadful fire house situation in Northwest Greenwich. For the first time, real interest is being shown in possibly building a new fire house. Although I don’t live in that area, (I’m on Riversville Road, which is a lovely place also), it is interesting that many of the neighbors have skipped meetings and seem not too concerned. I don’t understand why this is so: If my house was in the so-called fire zone, I would be most interested in what’s going on at the moment.

Over the last few months I have missed you, and hope that you have missed me as well. I’ll try to get back on track with all of the goings-on in town.

Greenwich native Norma Bartol, a former Greenwich Time reporter and columnist, lives in the backcountry.