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News May 10, 2012 - 2:45 AM

A Novel Affair brings Stamford community to the library

By Ferguson Library

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(left to right) Gail Malloy/Stamford; Darren Hekking/Stamford; Irene Moser/Stamford; Mary Sommer/Stamford; Jay Sandak/Stamford
STAMFORD, CT - The Ferguson welcomed three hundred guests into the library May 3 for A Novel Affair, an evening of food, wine and entertainment to benefit the library.

The event honored George B. Harvey, past chairman, president and CEO of Pitney Bowes and former chair of The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees. The evening included a live auction, featuring dinner for six prepared by celebrity chef and Greenwich resident Colman Andrews, who is co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine, restaurant critic for Gourmet magazine, and eight-time recipient of the James Beard Award.

There was also a silent auction and wine tasting hosted by BevMax, and food provided by Barcelona Greenwich, Coromandel, David's Soundview Catering, DiMare Pastry Shop, La Dolce Vita Chocolate & More, Napa & Co., New Wave Seafood, Remo's Brick Oven Pizza, Susan Kane Catering, Tabouli Grill and The Fez.

(from left to right) Mike Cacace/Stamford; George Harvey/New Canaan; Tom Cassone/Stamford; Sandy Goldstein/Stamford; Ellen Bromley/Stamford
The library’s children’s room became a jazz venue for ‘Cookie Thomas’ and his band, with café seating and an open bar.

The community demonstrated its support for The Ferguson by sponsoring the event. The list of sponsors follows:


Friends of The Ferguson Library

Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Purdue Pharma L.P.
SL Green Realty Corp


Kathryn Emmett & David Golub

Thomson Reuters


The Advocate

Building and Land Technology

GE Asset Management

Moffly Media

Laurence C. Morse/Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.

Eileen Rosner

Stamford Hospital


Neva Bennett

Gladys & Mort Cohen

Susan & Ernest DiMattia

Amy & Tony Downer

Juanita James & Dudley Williams

Alex & Ricki Miller

The Rich Foundation


Ernest Abate

Jack Alexander

A.P. Construction

Barbara Aronica & Peter Buck

Christine Begole & Judson Saviskas

Leigh & Nick Bochicchio
Betty & Eric Brennan

William & Melvina Callion, Jr.

Thomas M. Cassone

Saul & Mimi Cohen

First County Bank

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gambino

George & Beth Harvey


The Learning Center at Piper’s Hill

Carolyn & Hernando Madero

Tom and Nancy McKee
Jon McKeon & Johnna Torsone

Robert Rich

June & Rolf Rosenthal

Kevin & Michele Segalla

Betsy & Arthur Selkowitz

SignCrafters, Inc.

Mary Sommer & Jay Sandak

Jacqueline Tooter

Richard & Mary Deery Uva

William W. Warrick

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