As a little kid in Pound Ridge, the first I ever heard of Superman, was in the context of there being a real guy...who had fallen off a horse and was paralyzed in a wheelchair...who lived in Bedford...who was a dad just like mine...who had a boy who was only a couple of years older than me...who lived on the same street as three of my friends - all really close to home for me. That boy was Will Reeve and, although we didn’t know each other, I felt a definite empathy for him when his dad Chris passed, and an even deeper pain when his mom died of cancer less than two years later. Like everyone touched by the story, I’ve rooted for Will, and was pretty blown when he started at Good Morning America! Will became an Instagram sensation after having accidentally appeared on GMA in his underwear - he insists they were his running shorts - at the beginning of the pandemic. Will Reeve’s story is as positive and local as it gets!
This issue’s feature on Art @ The Glass House is an inside look at the amazing paintings and sculpture housed in two relatively obscure buildings on the property at The Glass House, Phillip Johnson’s masterpiece in New Canaan. We knew it would be interesting to bring the collection to light...and then we found hidden treasure!
Since Covid remains, we thought it would be fun to start covering local escapes, that can be launched from home, and that can be accomplished in a socially distanced way. I got a ‘ticket to ride’ in The Porsche Driving Experience up at Lime Rock - and hope it makes you feel like you got out of the house and out onto the track - or at least gives you the impetus to take a road trip of your own.
And our local charity feature in this issue is on Debbie McQuilkin and The Storm hockey team of the American Special Hockey Association she founded and runs. As I’ve noted before, it’s my hope that after reading each issue of Bedford & New Canaan Magazine each reader will take a moment to think positive, take stock of our community, and consider some act of giving to a local charity or other good cause. We hope you will consider giving to The Storm - and that maybe one or a few readers decide to adopt McQuilkin’s mission.
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