Matt Damon buys the Bedford Hills house; Lara Spencer’s shops in Greenwich; Ron Darling dines in Westport

Stage… Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Ron darlingwho lives in Rowayton, was seen having dinner with his wife, Joan, at Gabriele de Westport at Powers Court last week. Resident of New Canaan Chris “Mad Dog” Russohost of “Mad Dog Sports Radio” on Sirius XM, was also spotted there.

The low…The 2022 Greenwich Wine + Food Celebration and 10th Anniversary Celebration are back. The multi-day event kicks off Saturday, October 1 with “The Big Easy,” honoring the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans. It will feature a “mini” French Quarter at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY, paired with iconic Bourbon Street drinks as well as live music. Serendipity’s Class of 2022’s Most Innovative Chefs — Steven Chen by MIKU Greenwich, Will Friedman from The Whelk to Westport, Jared Sipel from L’Ostal to Darien and Renee Touponce from Oyster Club to Mystic – will be honored. The GWF 10th Anniversary Celebrity Chef Gala takes place Friday, October 7 at Abigail Kirsch’s home at the Loading Dock in Stamford, in honor of the legendary chef Jacques Pepin. It will feature renowned chefs cooking and mingling with guests throughout the evening. For more information and tickets, go to www.greenwichwineandfood.com.

The low… The home of the late New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig in New Rochelle, NY, is on the market for $1.459 million. Gehrig bought the 1895 colonial on Meadow Lane (aptly renamed “Lou Gehrig Way”) for his parents in 1927 and lived with them until his marriage in 1933.

Stage… Co-host of “Good Morning America” Lara Spencerwho lives in Greenwich, was seen shopping at Zara on Greenwich Avenue on Thursday afternoon.


Stage… The Bedford Playhouse in nearby Bedford, NY, again presents “Broadway in Bedford: Leading Ladies” at 5 p.m. this Sunday, July 31. The musical event led by Dan Micciche (from “Wicked” and “Chicago”) will feature Broadway stars Janine DiVita from “Grease” and “The Edwin Drood Mystery”; Meg Doherty of “Wicked” and “Hairspray”; Celia Hottenstein from “Wicked” and “The Phantom of the Opera”; and ByAnne Stewart from “Jagged Little Pill” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. For more information and tickets, go to www.bedfordplayhouse.org.

The low…Oscar winner Matt Damon and his wife, Lucianabought an $8.5 million Colonial home in June on Clinton Road in Bedford Hills, NY The actor’s new 13-acre estate features a creek, spring-fed pond, boardwalks, hiking trails , rope bridges, a Shoreline saltwater pool, a tree house, a greenhouse, an old barn and an all-weather tennis court.

The low… The Greenwich International Film Festival offers a screening of the new 2022 film “A Love Song”, written and directed by Max Walker-Silvermanat 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Bedford Playhouse on Old Post Road in Bedford, NY. To reserve a ticket, go to www.greenwichfilm.org.

The low… The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series, featuring vocal jazz artist Cookie Thomas on the Grande Pelouse from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday July 31. For tickets and more information ($5 for members, $10 for non-members, free for those under 18), go to www.bartlettarboretum.org.

“More smiling, less worried. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.


-Roy T. Bennett, “
The light in the heart

And that’s all for now.

Later…

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