Stamford, Connecticut – A Bibliography – G

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  1. Gaglio, Terry Mercede. Eating Italian with the Sacco & Mercede families. (Stamford, Connecticut): Sacco & Mercede families; 1997; (xii), 299, (ix) pp., illus., ports., genealogical tables, index, spiral bound, paper covers, 22 cm. ISBN: 9780615251202.
Notes: Title page reads: “Eating Italian with the Sacco & Mercede Families /       / DESIGNED BY DEBORA DECARLO ROSA / DDC GRAPHICS”
Location: CtS, CtSHi.       First printing – November 1997 / Second printing – February 1998 / Third printing – September 2008, printed by Goodway Printing, 135 Bedford Street, Stamford, Connecticut.                     

In addition to recipes and genealogical information from the Sacco & Mercede families, there are also contributions from the Logliscis, Cognettas, and DeCarlos as well. “The concept of this book is to preserve for our children and grandchildren some of the wonderful ‘dishes’ from the Southern Region of Puglia [Italy], to keep alive our traditions, share fond memories and to give back to the community which has given so much to our families.״

”The use of all net proceeds of this publication will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research.”
  2. Gano, John. Biographical memoirs of the late Rev. John Gano, of the Frankfort, (Kentucky) : formerly of the city of New York / written principally by himself. New York, New York: Printed by Southwick and Hardcastle, for John Tiebout.; 1806; vii, [9]-151 pp., 18 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS / OF THE LATE / REV. JOHN GANO, / OF / FRANKFORT, / (KENTUCKY.) / FORMERLY OF THE / CITY OF NEW-YORK. /   –   / WRITTEN PRINCIPALLY BY HIMSELF. /   –   / NEW-YORK: / PRINTED BY SOUTHWICK AND HARDCASTLE, / FOR JOHN TIEBOUT, NO. 238 WATER-STREET. / 1806.”
Location: CtY, GEU, GU, ICU, ICN, IU, KyLoS, KyU, MH, MiD, MiU-C, NBuG, NcU, NcWsW, NIC, NjP, NN, NNC, NRU, NWM, OC, OCHP, OClW, RPB, ViU, WHi.       Shaw & Shoemaker (No. 10464).       For additional information on John Gano, see: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 4, pp. 125-126.
Abstract: “About the same time, Mr. Ebenezer Frances (Ferris), of Stamford in Connecticut, one of the members we dismissed from our church, to constitute the church in Stamford, was called by them to the ministry; and still continues in it, with reputation, for ought I know to the contrary.
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I was invited to become Chaplain of the regiment, belonging to Colonel Charles Webb, of Stamford, and Lieutenant Colonel Hall. This I declined. They then proposed to me, to come to their regiment, which lay a little distance from the city, and preach to them one sermon on Lord’s-day, and attended them every morning. To this I acceded.”     John Gano, pp. 91, 93.
  3. Garth, Anne. “Home made to fit its pictures: the magic wand of a hobby transforms an old-fashioned house into an appropriate background for modern art.” Arts & Decoration. 1936 Jan; Vol. 43 pp. 11-13, 44.
Notes: Published by McBride, Andrews & Company, Inc., Camden, New Jersey.   Includes floor plans.
The Norman K. Winston house is located at 435 Ocean Drive West, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: MB.
  4. General Association of Connecticut. Proceedings of the General Association of Connecticut, June, 1815. Hartford, Connecticut: Peter B. Gleason and Co. printers; 1815; 16, [2] pp., paper covers, 22 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “PROCEEDINGS / OF THE / GENERAL ASSOCIATION / OF / CONNECTICUT, / JUNE, 1815. /   –   / HARTFORD: / PETER B. GLEASON AND CO. PRINTERS / [printers’ ornament] / 1815.”
Location: CtY, NjPT, OKentU.       Shaw & Shoemaker-1815 (No. 34420).
Abstract: “The delegates from the Association of Fairfield West reported, that they consist of sixteen churches, five of which are vacant. That there is an increasing attention to public worship, to prayer meetings, to the catechizing of children, and to pastoral visits. A very pleasing revival of religion has taken place, the year past, in North Stamford. A considerable number have become, it is hoped, the true followers of Christ, embracing, with great readiness, the peculiar doctrines of the gospel.” p. 11.
  5. Genovese, John Kelly. On Liberty Street : A portrait of the Genoveses of Stamford, Connecticut. (Stamford, Connecticut); 1986, 12 leaves, typescript, 28 cm.
Notes: Title page reads: “On / Liberty / Street / A PORTRAIT OF THE GENOVESES OF STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / by John Kelly Genovese / 1986″
Location: CtSHi. 
Abstract: “The year was 1900. It was the peak of the European migration to the United States … an era when such terms as “steerage,” “citizenship papers” and “Ellis Island” were part of the daily vocabulary. It was the time of promise for millions who set out to see for themselves those “streets paved with gold.” Vincenzo Genovese was one of those people.

The product of a large family, Vincenzo had lived in Avigliano; a small, hilly village in central Italy. His eldest brother, Nick, had already relocated to the states and opened an adjoining saloon and grocery store in Port Chester, New York. Assured by Nick’s success, Vincenzo followed suit and took to the seas.

Accompanying him were his wife, the former Carmela Buonovoglia; their children – Mary, Nick, Sam, Canio and Beatrice; and two friends – Vincenzo Sabia, and a Mr. Vito Salvatore. (There had been six other Genovese offspring who had died as children in Italy, including one or two sets of twins.) Though Beatrice was only two years of age in 1900, she could recall to her death having come precariously close to falling through a garbage chute on the boat, before Mr. Salvatore saved her at the last possible moment.

At Ellis Island, the authorities tried in vain to find an English sounding counterpart to the name “Canio.” They ended up tagging him, “Kelly.” Kelly was my grandfather, and my name is living proof that the conspicuously non-Italian name stuck. The name also proved prophetic in his career, which will be detailed in the upcoming pages.

Another name soon to be examined is “Vincenzo,” which is Italian for “Vincent.” Shortly after Vincenzo arrived in the U.S., he began to be inexplicably called “Jimmy.”

Jimmy and company settled in Stamford, Connecticut, a medium-sized industrial city not far from Nick’s home in Port Chester, New York. They made their home on Liberty Street; a short, straight thoroughfare in Stamford’s predominantly Italian West Side. Liberty Street was the hub of countless get-togethers between Italian families, typifying the “old neighborhood street.”

It did not take long for the Genoveses to become movers and shakers on Liberty Street. While Vincenzo became a city laborer, his indomitable wife Carmela soon set about buying and building other dwellings on the street. 
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Grandpa [Canio (Kelly) Genovese] had the distinction of being the first Italian to join Stamford’s predominantly Irish police force. Of course, with a name like “Kelly,” how could he miss? He became known – affectionately – as “Kelly, the Irish Wop.” (“Wop” originally meant the initials stamped on most Italian immigrants at Ellis Island, standing for WITH OUT PASSPORT.) Kelly had an Irish partner – a burley, jolly fellow named Bill Lynch. Their best pal was Herman (“Murphy”) Fertig, the Jewish president of Hudson Paper Company.
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I must admit, however, that the status of Stamford no longer means much to me. The element of constancy in our family has not to do with a street, or a neighborhood, or a city. Wherever I go – and here I speak for my first cousins, Carol and Anne, as well as our second and third cousins on the Genovese side – I will always carry with me a slice of the values and traditions of those brave, industrious, tireless people who came to Liberty Street in 1900 and made their indelible mark.”   John Kelly Genovese, leaves 1-2, 4, 12. (Copyright 1986 by John Kelly Genovese. Reproduced with permission.)
  6. Gesualdi, Louis. The Arenese: An Italian Community in Stamford, Connecticut. New York, New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute; 2000; 24 pp., bibliography, paper covers, 22 cm. (Topical Issues Series). 
Notes: Title page reads: “The Arenese: / An Italian Community in Stamford, Connecticut /     / Louis Gesualdi /     / TOPICAL ISSUES SERIES / c. 2000 by The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. All rights reserved. / PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.”
Location: CtSHi.   This work describes many facets of the Arenese, including societies, clubs, sports, amusements, assimilation, language, economic and social conditions, to name a few.
  7. Gillespie, Edward T. W. (Edward Thomas Wright). Picturesque Stamford [Conn.] A souvenir of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the town of Stamford, containing an historical sketch, covering salient points of Stamford’s history from 1641 to 1892, …   . Stamford, Connecticut: Gillespie Brothers; 1892; 316 pp., illus., ports., folding view of Stamford, table of contents, subject index, illus. index, 34 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “1641–1892. / PICTURESQUE STAMFORD: / A SOUVENIR / OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF / THE TOWN OF STAMFORD, CONTAINING AN HISTORICAL SKETCH. / COVERING SALIENT POINTS OF STAMFORD’S HISTORY / FROM 1641 TO 1892 /     /By EDWARD T. W. GILLESPIE. /     / TOGETHER WITH SPECIAL CHAPTERS ON ITS CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, SOCIETIES, / CLUBS, COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, / MERCANTILE HOUSES AND AFFAIRS, ETC. /       / – /       / STAMFORD, CONN.: / PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GILLESPIE BROTHERS. / 1892.”   Imprint on reverse of title reads: “The Engravings in this volume, with four exceptions, are the product of the Photo-Electrotype Engraving Company, of New York.”   Imprint on folding view of Stamford reads: Drawn by L. R. Burleigh (Lucien Rinaldo Burleigh), Troy N. Y., 1883. Bird’s-Eye View Of Stamford, Connecticut.                                                                                                                     Location: Ct, CtNbC, CtNhH, CtS, CtSHi, CtSoP, CtSU, CtWilt, CtY, DLC, NN, ViU, ViW.     Wegelin (p. 25).     Kaminkow (p. 705).   Parks (No. 8570).             For additional information on Lucien Rinaldo Burleigh, see: John W. Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America – Lithographs of towns and cities in the United States and Canada, notes on the artists and publishers, and a union catalog of their work, 1825-1925. (1984), pp. 167-170, 274.
See: Index For Picturesque Stamford, 1641 – 1892, A Souvenir Of The Two Hundred And Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Settlement Of The Town Of Stamford, Containing An Historical Sketch Covering The Salient Points Of Stamford’s History From 1641 To 1892, By Edward T. W. Gillespie, Stamford, Conn., Printed And Published By Gillespie Brothers, 1892. — Compiled by Joseph Cottone, Produced on Computer by Allison Cooley, Typesetting by Paul Pacter, Proofread by Emmie Dubin & Eleanor Trowbridge. Stamford Historical Society, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, July 1990. Location: CtS, CtSHi.   
Abstract: “When the project of celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Town was first considered, the publishers conceived the idea of the present volume, as something which they hoped might be made an appropriate `Souvenir’ or memorial of the event. In more definitely arranging its materials and form, they adopted the plan substantially as executed in the following pages. Besides the obvious appropriateness of devoting a very considerable part of a work designed as a souvenir of an historical event to a record of the years intervening between the Town’s first settlement and the great anniversary to be celebrated, the publishers were mindful of the fact that practically no history of Stamford has been available for the information of a large majority of the present dwellers in the Town, Huntington’s valuable work being out of print for many years. While the present Sketch makes no pretension to take the place of that more elaborate and comprehensive history of the Town and its people, it can hardly fail to contribute something of interest and value to the study of a subject which, it must be assumed, is one of great interest to every intelligent person associated with the Town of Stamford, whether by ancestry, citizenship or sojourn, and a subject, moreover, concerning which the easily accessible information extant is certainly inadequate. ….   It is the earnest desire of the publishers that the results of their labors, and of those associated with them, as embodied in this volume, may contribute some measure of enduring influence towards awakening and imbuing with a more active and earnest vitality a spirit of just pride in the place of their birth, or the home of their choice, on the part of the people of Stamford.” Gillespie Brothers, pp. 11-12.
  8. Gillespie, Frederick R. (Frederick Richard). Sabbath evening talks : A series of sermons delivered in the Chapel-By-The Sea, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn. Stamford, Connecticut: Gillespie Brothers, Publishers; 1900; 2 vols., 23 cm.    Vol. 1, 1900, xii, 342, pp., front. / Vol. 2, 1907, xii, 352 pp., front. 
Notes: Title page reads: “SABBATH EVENING TALKS / A SERIES OF SERMONS / DELIVERED IN / THE CHAPEL-BY-THE-SEA / SHIPPAN POINT, STAMFORD, CONN. / -BY- / FREDERICK R. GILLESPIE /   –   / [Two lines from Malachi] /   –   / STAMFORD, CONN. : / GILLESPIE BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS. / 1900 [Vol. 2, 1907].”       Each frontispiece consists of a different view of this chapel.
Location: CtSHi, DLC.
For additional references to Frederick Richard Gillespie (1845-1919) and his ‘Chapel by the Sea,’ on Shippan Point, see: Paul W. Prindle, Descendants of John and Mary Jane (Cunningham) Gillespie. (1973), p. 18.                                                                     Abstract: “The reasons for the existence of this volume, and the aims and hopes of its author in committing it to print, may be appropriately, and can be quite briefly, stated here. The sermons were prepared, for the most part, for delivery at the Chapel-by-the-Sea, Shippan Point, Stamford, Conn., where for many seasons a company of summer sojourners were wont to meet upon Sabbath evenings to worship God and meditate upon some portion of the Word of Life for mutual comfort and instruction. Upon the author – though a layman – devolved the duty of leading in these services, and to do so the more usefully, as he hoped, these sermons were written. Their preservation in print is an afterthought, kindly suggested by some of the most attentive hearers, whose suggestion is adopted in the earnest and prayerful hope that this volume may in after years be the means of influencing some of the rising generation into whose hands, in the Providence of God, it might come, and in this way be a means of grace long after the lips that spake the words are silent … . 

It will be kindly remembered that, owing to pressure of business during the secular week, the preparation of each sermon was usually of necessity left to the forenoon of the day of delivery – a fact suggestive of conditions not favorable to a more finished literary style.” Frederick R. Gillespie, preface, Vol. 1, 1900.
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”It has been by the gracious hand of our heavenly Father, upon us, that the seven years which have elapsed since the first volume of SABBATH EVENING TALKS was sent out upon its mission, have continued to be privileged days in our chapel experience; and it is with devout thankfulness we herein acknowledge the grace of God, which has sustained the work at Shippan, so that the services have kept up during each season without interruption.” Frederick R. Gillespie, preface, Vol. 2, 1907.
  9. Gilmore, Bob. “Form is familiar but the face is changed.” Better Homes and Gardens. 1945 Sep; Vol. 24 (No. 1) pp. 22-23.; ISSN: 0006-0151.
Notes: Published by Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa.
Includes floor plans.           
Location: AzTeS, CLSU, CtB, DLC, ICRL, MH, MnU, OU, ViBlbV, ViW.
Description of remodeling the home of Mrs. Roderick Houston Bayne, 247 Chestnut Hill Road, Stamford, Connecticut. Alphonse Vacca, Architect.
  10. Godbeer, Richard. Escaping Salem : the other witch hunt of 1692. New York, (New York). : Oxford University Press; 2005; xiv, 177 pp., illus., maps, notes, bibliography, d.w., 18 cm. (New narratives in American history). ISBN: 0195161297 (acid-free paper).   ISBN: 0195161300 (paperback).
Notes: Title page reads: “ESCAPING SALEM / THE OTHER / WITCH HUNT OF 1692 /       / RICHARD GODBEER /     / NEW YORK     OXFORD / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS / 2005”         Half title reads : “ESCAPING SALEM” 
Location: AAP, ABH-L, AzTeS, CL, CLU, CoU, CSdS, CSfSt, CSjU, CSt, Ct, CtBo, CtBris, CtChh, CtEham, CtEly, CtFa, CtFaU, CtGre, CtGro, CtHi, CtHT, CtM, CtMer, CtMW, CtNh, CtNhH, CtNm, CtNowa, CtNowi, CtS, CtShel, CtSHi, CtSi, CtStr, CtTmp, CtU, CtWal, CtWill, CtWillE, CtWilt, CtWind, CtWtp, CtY, CU, CU-A, CU-SB, DAU, DeU, DHU, DLC, FMU, FU, GASU, GEU, GU, IaAS, IC, ICarbS, ICIU, ICU, IDeKN, IEN, Infw, Inl, InLP, InNd, InU, IU, KEmU, KMK, KWiU, L, LNT, LNU, MA, MB, MCM, Me, MH, MH-L, MiDW, MiEM, MiKW, MiU, MnCS, MnU, MoSW, MoU, MtU, MU, MWA, MWelC, MWH, MWiW-C, NBPu, NBronSL, NBuU, NcD, NcDurC, NCH, NcRS, NcU, NcWsW, NhU, NIC, NjMD, NjP, NjR, NmU, NN, NNC, NNJJ, NNU, NNYU, NSyU, NvU, NWM, OAU, OC, OCl, OClW, ODW, OkS, OkTU, OOxM, OU, PBL, PHC, PLF, PPi, PPiC, PRU, PSt, PU, RPB, RU, ScU, TMurS, TU, TxArU, TxCM, TxDaM, TxHR, TxLT, TxU, TxWB, ViBlbV, ViLC, ViU, ViW, VtMiM, WaU, WHi.       Dust jacket is illustrated with an image of the Hoyt-Barnum House, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Richard Godbeer’s book recounts the trial of Elizabeth Clason, including the actual words of many of its participants. Through the author’s impeccable scholarship, we are enabled to achieve a better understanding of the town of Stamford and the culture within which these events took place over three centuries ago.
  11. Goldmark, Peter C. Maverick inventor; my turbulent years at CBS. Edson, Lee. New York, New York: Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.; (1973); 278 pp., d.w., 22 cm. ISBN: 0-8415-0046-0.
Notes: Title page reads: “Maverick / Inventor / _________ / MY TURBULENT / YEARS AT CBS / – / PETER C. GOLDMARK / WITH Lee Edson /       / Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. / New York”
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 160, 164-167, 172, 175, 185-186, 193, 216, 220, 223, 225-234.
Location: CtEhar, CtFaU, CtNbC, CtNc, CtS, CtU, CtWtp, CtY, DLC, MH.
In this book, Dr. Peter C. Goldmark [inventor of the 33 1/3 long playing record] describes some of the research and development efforts at CBS Laboratories, Stamford, Connecticut. He also portrays his commitment to education and social work within the Stamford community.
  12. Goldsmith, Margaret O. “The tuckaway garden.” House & Garden. 1938 Oct; Vol. 74 (No. 4) (Section 2): pp. 58, 79; ISSN: 0018-6406.
Notes: Published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut.
Location: CtY, DCU, DeU, DLC, DNGA, GU, IaU, InU, KMK, MB, MCM, MH, MiU, MNS, NhD, NN, NNStJ, TxArU, ViBlbV.
The story of artist Alec Couard, who while residing at the North Stamford residence of his friend Evan Owen, shortly after WWI, erected a studio on the property. He utilized an abandoned stone foundation, a portion of which was set aside to create a walled garden.
  13. Gorman, Jean. “Day spa: Noëlle Spa for Beauty & Wellness; Stamford, Connecticut, Clodagh Design International.” Interiors. 1996 Oct; pp. 74-79; ISSN: 0164-8470.
Notes: Published by BPI Communications, Inc., New York, New York.
Location: AU, CU-A, CoFS, CtB, CtY, DLC, DNLM, FU, ICarbS, INS, InU, IU, MB, MH, MiDW, MnU, MoKU, N, NjR, NNC, OCU, OU, P, PU, TxArU.   The conversion of an office building into a day spa is detailed in this article.
  14. Gorn, Mordechai Martin. Journey to fulfillment. New York, New York: Bloch Publishing Company; 1979; [vii], 187 pp., [1] leaf of plates, illus., d.w., 23 cm. ISBN: 0819704717.
Notes: Title page reads: “Mordechai Martin Gorn / = / JOURNEY / TO / FULFILLMENT / = /       / BLOCH PUBLISHING COMPANY / New York”
Location: CLU, CoDU, CtSHi, DLC, GU, MH, MWalB, NBu, OU.
Memoir of a Jewish immigrant from Russia who arrived by train in Stamford with but eighty-six cents to his name.   Eventually he became an electrical contractor and owned a lighting fixture studio. In due course he founded a company that manufactured aircraft and electronic instruments.
  15. Goulding, Stuart D. “Another look at the McDonald interviews.” Westchester Historian.       Other Title: Westchester County Historical Bulletin.       Other Title: Quarterly Bulletin of the Westchester County Historical Society. 1981 Fall; Vol. 57 (No. 4) pp. 84-96; ISSN: 0049-7266.
Notes: Published by the Westchester County Historical Society, Valhalla, New York.       
Location: Ct, CtB, CtH, CtS, CtSHi, DLC, NN.         For additional information on the McDonald Interviews, see: William S. Haddaway, “The Author of the McDonald Papers”, Quarterly Bulletin of the Westchester County Historical Society. January 1929, Vol. 5 (No. 1), pp. 5-7 / Richard M. Lederer, Jr., “McDonald Papers Revisited – Andrew Corsa Reexamined”, Westchester Historian. Fall, 1978, Vol. 54 (No. 4), pp. 79-81 / Richard M. Lederer, Jr., “McDonald Papers Revisited”, Westchester Historian. Spring 1979, Vol. 55 (No. 2), pp. 37-39 / Maryhelen Clague, “The Killing of Tim Knapp”, Westchester Historian. Summer 1979, Vol. 55 (No. 3), pp. 50-54   
Contains information about Stamford during the American Revolution.
  16. Graham, Libbet. “Winterizing your boat in the fall can make for smoother sailing come spring.” Living in Stamford. 2000 Oct; Vol. 2 (No. 5) pp. 71-73; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “The first chore is to remove the boat from the water. Sailboats more than 20 feet long usually are dry-docked, while smaller boats may be put on a trailer. However, the key word in boating is type, not size. If a boat does not have a collapsible mast and keel, and especially if it is more than 20 feet long, it is not suited to being placed on a trailer. Powerboats up to 30 feet long can be put on a trailer. Or the boat can be kept in the water if there is a bubble system, which keeps the water outside the boat moving, thus preventing it from freezing and possibly cracking the boat’s hull. Those who use the bubble system will need to remove their boats from the water eventually to have the hull washed and repainted.

Jack Brewer, president of Brewer Yacht Yard, Inc. in Stamford, explains: “The bottom will get growth on it – you’ll get barnacles, you’ll get grass. These things will slow the boat down considerably and it will not perform very well.”     Libbet Graham, p. 71.   (Copyright 2000 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  17. Grant, Paul D. “Sterling reputation: A rustic backdrop and pristine greens have made Sterling Farms Golf Club one of the Northeast’s most frequented and gracious public golf courses” Living In Stamford. 1999 Summer; Vol. 1 (No. 1) pp. 30-37; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “When Pete Michels moved from New Jersey to Stamford two years ago, Sterling Farms Golf Club sold him on the city.

’It’s one of the best public courses I’ve played,’ says Michels, looking up from his putting. ‘In fact, it was one of the selling points for moving to Stamford.’

Michels isn’t the only one who bought the Farms, so to speak. Wearing a black turtleneck sweater, jeans and sneakers as he taps away at balls on the practice green, Michels epitomizes the Sterling Farms golfer: an account executive in Manhattan, he has taken a detour from his daily commuting rut for a little weekend birdie watching. He’s far from alone on this gray day that would keep most fair-weather golfers of the fairways. In fact, the course is at capacity, drawing as many golfers as one would expect on a far sunnier Sunday. But then, Sterling Farms is no ordinary public golf course. The Course’s devotees take their golf seriously – you could call them the grassroots of the sport.

Need further proof that this is no ordinary municipal course? Just take an inventory: a restaurant that serves an eclectic range of cuisine, a snack bar, two theaters, a cemetery, an old silo, tennis courts, a children’s playground, two resident cats, a shady past and a bright future.

And golfers like Michels, a 14 handicap, wouldn’t play anywhere else, because Sterling Farms is one of those places people go to forget the daily grind of work and pretend they’re Tiger Woods or Annika Sorenstam. The par-72, 6,327-yard course has low greens fees, new power carts, tees and greens you could eat off, and provides golfers with a true test.”   Paul D. Grant, pp. 30-31.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  18. Greek Orthodox Church of The Archangels. Dedication, June 14, 1959. Stamford, Connecticut: Greek Orthodox Church of The Archangels; 1959; 176 pp., illus., ports., advts., index of advertisers, 29 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “[text in Greek] / – / DEDICATION / June 14, 1959 /     / [printers’ ornament of a star] /     / Greek Orthodox Church of The Archangels / BEDFORD AND THIRD STREETS / STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT”
Imprint on page 176 reads: Printed – Cosmos Greek-American Printing Co., Inc.
Location: CtS, CtSHi.         Parks (No. 8611).   
Abstract: Includes: Historical sketch of the Church (text in Greek) / “Byzantine Architecture” by W. Stuart Thompson (Architect) / “Byzantine Art” by Demetrios Dukas (Iconographer) / “Byzantine Music” by Chris Moulketis (Cantor).                                                           “In 1929 when the needs of the Greek community outgrew the existing church facilities, a group of far-sighted communicants started a new church community. The old St. Mary’s Catholic Church structure on Elm Street was purchased and remodeled, and the church was consecrated and named `Taxiarchae’ – the Church of the Archangels. In the 29 years which have passed, our community has progressed – with many growing pains, discouragements, joys and heartaches, and, finally, these years of effort have resolved into a feeling of true accomplishment. During all these years, many of our church members have worked unceasingly for our church – and it is a tribute to these people, living and dead, that we have arrived at the present state when we can joyfully have a feeling of extreme pride in our accomplishments. For it has been only two short years since the ultimate decision was made to build a new church and community building that will embody our living faith in the work of our Lord.” Greek Orthodox Church of The Archangels, p. 3.   (Copyright 1959 by Greek Orthodox Church of The Archangels. Reproduced with permission.)

319 Green, John Bishop of Lincoln. A sermon [on Romans 1 : 16] preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel In Foreign Parts: at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday, February 19, 1768.   London: Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison; 1768; 94 pp., 1 l, 20 cm. 
Notes: Title page reads: “A / SERMON / Preached before the / Incorporated SOCIETY / FOR THE / Propagation of the Gospel in / Foreign Parts; / AT THEIR / ANNIVERSARY MEETING / IN THE / Parish Church of ST. MARY-LE-BOW, / On FRIDAY February 19, 1768. / – / By the Right Reverend Father in GOD, / JOHN Lord Bishop of LINCOLN. / – / – / LONDON: / Printed by E. OWEN and T. HARRISON in / Warwick-Lane. / – / MDCCLXVIII [1768].” 
Location: CtHT, CtSoP, CtY, DLC.
Includes “An abstract of the charter, and of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” has running title: “An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society.”
For additional information on Ebenezer Dibble and his letter of March 25, 1767, see: Kenneth Walter Cameron The Church of England in pre-Revolutionary Connecticut: new documents and letters concerning the loyalist clergy and the plight of their surviving church. Hartford [1976], leave 145. 
Abstract: “The Rev. Mr. Dibblee, the Society’s Missionary at Stamford in Connecticut, in his Letters dated March 25 and Oct. 1, 1767, acquaints the Society, that at the Request of the Church Wardens of Sharon, about 75 Miles from Stamford, he preached there on a Colony Thanksgiving-Day to a numerous Congregation. The Sunday following he preached there again, and gave the holy Eucharist to about 30 Communicants. He also preached a Lecture about eight Miles from Sharon, upon the Borders of New York Province, where they have no settled Teacher of any Denomination, except a Moravian occasionally residing. He preached also a Lecture at Salisbury, an adjacent Town, to a considerable Congregation. In these several Places he baptized two white Adults and 4 black, 17 white Children and 1 black. He has preached likewise one Sunday at Salem to a numerous and devout Congregation, baptized several Children, and administered the Communion. Two Sundays he preached at Danbury, to a numerous Congregation of very religiously disposed People, who are in great Need of a settled Minister. The State of Religion in these Parts, he observes, is truly deplorable for want of more regular Instructions, and the stated Administration of divine Ordinances, at least, according to their own Persuasion, which it is impossible for the present Missionaries to supply, though they endeavor to do it as far as is consistent with the Duties of their several Missions. In his own Parish Mr. Dibblee baptized in the last Year 5 white and 4 black Adults, and 97 Children, and had 11 new Communicants.”   An abstract of the Proceedings of the Society, pp. 50-51.

  1. Gregory, Herbert E. (Herbert Ernest). Ground water in the Hartford, Stamford, Salisbury, Willimantic and Saybrook areas, Connecticut. Ellis, Arthur J. (Arthur Jackson). Washington, (D. C.): Government Printing Office; 1916; 150 pp., illus., plates, fold. plans, fold. maps, fold. profile, diagrs., paper covers, 23 cm. (U. S. Geological survey.; v. Water-supply paper 374.). 
Notes: Title page reads: “DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR / FRANKLIN K. LANE, Secretary / – / UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY / GEORGE OTIS SMITH, Director / – / Water-Supply Paper 374 / – / GROUND WATER / IN THE / HARTFORD, STAMFORD, SALISBURY, WILLIMANTIC / AND SAYBROOK AREAS, CONNECTICUT / BY / HERBERT E. GREGORY AND ARTHUR J. ELLIS / – / Prepared in cooperation with the / Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey / [seal of the U. S. Department of the Interior] / WASHINGTON / GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE / 1916”               
For references to Stamford, Connecticut, see: pp. 95-105.       Includes: population and industries / topography / water-bearing formations / surface-water supplies /ground-water supplies / public water supplies / records of wells and springs.
Location: Ct, CtNh, CtSHi, DI-GS, DLC, ICJ, MH, ODW.       Giefer and Todd (p. 47).
  2. Guidone, Lisa M. “At home on the range: Men. They’re trading a briefcase for a butcher’s knife, the boardroom for the cutting board and professional stress for a gourmet’s passion.” Living In Stamford. 1999 Winter; Vol. 1 (No. 3) pp. 32-36, 39-42; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Following a week spent in the pressure cooker atmosphere of the courtroom, Joe Dineen, a partner with the law firm Goddard, Ronan & Dineen in Manhattan, has discovered an unconventional place to unwind on weekends … the kitchen of his Shippan home. It’s here that he can be found preparing contemporary American dishes, like cured salmon tartar or beef capriccio, for his wife, Anne Quinn, a Greenwich attorney, and his two young sons.

But Dineen is hardly alone in eschewing the more traditional spots like the racquetball court or easy chair as chosen places to unwind after a stress-filled day. Instead, a number of Stamford’s professional men are taking an unexpected turn after work, trading their jackets for aprons, and heading straight to the kitchen. And these executives are as serious about their cooking as they are about their demanding careers.

’It’s the ultimate distraction after a long work week,’ says Dineen, who practices both civil and commercial litigation. ‘Cooking requires a large degree of my attention so I’m focusing on the meal and not thinking about what I’m going to tell the judge on Thursday.'”   Lisa M. Guidone, p. 32.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  3. — “Birth of a neighborhood: A North Stamford neighborhood rekindles the spirit of community with an old-fashioned custom – a block party.” Living In Stamford. 1999 Autumn; Vol. 1 (No. 2) pp. 56-62; ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi. 
Abstract: “In a throwback to the good old days of backyard barbecues and welcoming committees, a small North Stamford community is renewing tradition in its neighborhood. Last September this quiet suburban enclave, located 3.2 miles north of the Merritt Parkway along the rustic edges of Laurel Reservoir, hosted its first block party.

Since then, the residents of Ingleside Drive and its offspring side streets – Shady Knoll [Drive], Wynnewood [Lane] and Spring Hill Lane East – have expanded their endeavors to include daffodil planting, Halloween festivities and other communal activities, including this fall’s second annual block party.
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But, say the locals, the spirit of generosity that emerges in many communities only around the holidays is no ghost to Ingleside folks year-round.

Helen and George Hanna, a retired couple who have lived on High Ridge Road at the gateway of Ingleside Drive for the past 24 years, couldn’t agree more. ‘The neighbors recognized us from our daily walks down Ingleside to the reservoir and invited us to join the block party,’ says Helen Hanna who, along with her husband, were christened honorary Ingleside members. ‘The friendliness of the area has just been fantastic and the block party gave us the chance to meet all the people that would regularly wave to us.’

Hanna recalls a time when she and her husband were on one of their walks and it started raining. Ingleside resident Elsie Ferrara came running out with an umbrella for them. ‘These are the kind of things people around here do,’ she says.”   Lisa M. Guidone, pp. 56, 58.   (Copyright 1999 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  4. — “Romance & Ritual: today’s ceremonies and receptions are rich in rituals that reflect Stamford’s growing diversity.” Living In Stamford. 2001 Jun-Jul; Vol. 3 (No. 1 [i.e.4]) pp. 58-69. ISSN: 1524-6183.
Notes: Published by Living In Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut.
Location: CtSHi.
Abstract: “Weddings are often an ideal time for couples to embrace their roots and appreciate that the legacy of many American wedding traditions, like the gown and veil, the cake and the dancing, all stem from an amalgamation of cultures. Such pageantry unites cultures, while unique ethnic customs and spiritual doctrines color individual celebrations and mold new beginnings.

Most religions, such as Catholicism and other Christian faiths, Judaism, Muslim and Hindu, follow strict dogmatic principles, challenging interfaith couples as they endeavor to integrate and blend wedding traditions.

’Intermarriage is more the rule than the exception nowadays, especially in a transient, urban area like greater New York.,’ says Stephanie Dahl, a wedding book writer from Stamford. ‘People move around all over, so the likelihood of finding someone ‘just like you’ has become more remote.’

And because suburban areas and cities such as Stamford have become increasingly multicultural, Dahl points out that people are exposed to diverse ethnic backgrounds. Today’s marital unions often do more than simply bring couples together, they weave a larger social fabric that defines families over generations.

’With interfaith and intercultural marriages, families are often afraid that the next generation will lose its values,’ says Dahl. Families often re-emphasize religious affiliations in the months prior to a wedding, sometimes reflecting concern that future children will be raised in a different faith or that holidays will lose their significance.”     Lisa M. Guidone, pp. 61-62.   (Copyright 2001 by Living In Stamford. Reproduced with permission.)
  5. Gurley, Frank B. The town hall – Stamford, Connecticut / erected eighteen hundred seventy – destroyed by fire February fourth, nineteen hundred four. Stamford, Connecticut: Frank B. Gurley, Insurance and Real Estate; 1904; (12) pp., paper covers, illus., 11 x 15 cm. 
Notes: Imprint on reverse of cover reads:”1904 / R. H. Cunningham Booklet Printery, Stamford.”   Covers are of red paper.
Title page reads: “ERECTED EIGHTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY /_____________ /     / The Town Hall / STAMFORD CONNECTICUT / _____________ / DESTROYED BY FIRE FEBRUARY FOURTH / NINETEEN HUNDRED FOUR / _____________ / Published by Frank B. Gurley, Insurance and Real Estate / ______ COPYRIGHTED 1904_______ “
Location: Ct, CtSHi, NHi, NN.       Wegelin (p. 24).
Abstract: Wegelin (p. 24) states, “This little booklet was printed by R. H. Cunningham. Only 2,000 copies were issued and it is now very scarce.”       “In the burning of the Town Hall on the night of February fourth last, Stamford lost an old landmark which for thirty years and more was looked upon as the hub of all her commercial and political activities. Although to critics it was far from the ideal public building, yet the hall stood for a distinct development in the affairs of the town, marking as it were the end of the provincial village and the beginning of the modern city. For this reason alone it must always remain as a cherished memory among those who have the interests of the town at heart.” Frank B. Gurley, p. (1).

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