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Greenwich Native Gilbert Honored by Golf Digest | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich Native Gilbert Honored by Golf Digest
CLAY Health Club + Spa announced today that Ali Gilbert, CLAY’s Director of Performance, was honored by Golf Digest Magazine in their “50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals” list for 2017 and 2018. The list highlights America’s foremost
Greenwich Sentinel | December 15, 2017
New Yoga Studio Aims to Restore Body and Mind | Greenwich Sentinel New Yoga Studio Aims to Restore Body and Mind
By Michelle Moskowitz Sentinel Correspondent Yoga, the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures practiced for health and relaxation, can be traced back to the 5th and
Greenwich Sentinel | December 15, 2017
Greenwich may consider cutting some sports teams due to start time, district update says | Greenwich Time Greenwich may consider cutting some sports teams due to start time, district update says
GREENWICH — A communication released by Greenwich Public Schools Thursday evening mentioned for the first time that administrators may consider eliminating certain sports in the 2018-19 school year as a result of the switch to later school start times. “We​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​assess​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​early​ ​dismissals, the​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​missed​ ​class​ ​time,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​time​ ​spent​ ​in​ ​travel​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​making​ ​any determinations​ ​about​ ​t
Greenwich Time | December 15, 2017
Words from the wise: Lynette Lyon says singing saved her life. | Greenwich Time Words from the wise: Lynette Lyon says singing saved her life.
Lynette Lyon sings in the Mendelssohn and Angel choirs in Greenwich and lives at Parsonage Cottage. After struggling with cancer, she can sing again and says that is all she ever wanted. J: So Lynette Lyon is a name you have chosen, right? L: Correct. And the reason why I chose that name, I was going through something and I wasn’t myself. I started to meditate because I couldn’t find who I was, and I was sitting one day and praying and then name “linnet” came to me. Linnet is a singing bird. And so then I said, “Hmm, Lynette.” The last name, “Lyon,” I love France and it’
Greenwich Time | December 15, 2017
Bridge: YWCA duplicate year comes to an end | Greenwich Time Bridge: YWCA duplicate year comes to an end
The YWCA duplicate will hold its final game of the year this Monday, and then, due to the upcoming holidays, will not hold its next game until Jan. 8 at the usual starting time of 12:15 p.m. Also, the YWCA’s popular supervised play class on Friday mornings will not be held on Dec. 29, the Friday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The class will resume a week later on Jan. 5. Duplicate players are reminded that there will be a regional bridge tournament at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan Dec. 26-30. Details may be found at www.gnyba.org. Today’s quiz: Here is another in t
Greenwich Time | December 15, 2017
Flu season is picking up | Greenwich Time Flu season is picking up
The flu season is beginning to pick up, as more and more people are coming down with fevers, coughing and aching pains. State health authorities have declared that influenza has reached a “widespread” designation, and the first death associated with the flu virus has been reported. Dr. James Sabetta, an infectious disease specialist at Greenwich Hospital, said there didn’t appear to anything out of the ordinary this year with the flu. “So far this year, we’re having a fairly average season, in terms of the number of cases we’re seeing. It’s starting to pick up. January is proba
Greenwich Time | December 15, 2017
Artists showcase female strength at the Flinn | Greenwich Time Artists showcase female strength at the Flinn
When Becca Lowry goes to the plywood supply store for materials, the employees know her face. She does not visit often — maybe once every six months. Still, they always recognize her. Lowry hypothesized that she stands out as one of a very few female patrons at the shop. “I do get a little bit of a sense of satisfaction out of defying people’s expectations of what women are capable of doing,” she said. “I think it would be more pleasurable to not have to think about that at all, you know what I mean? To just like have people let you be who you are.” Lowry is one of three wome
Greenwich Time | December 15, 2017
Greenwich 7th-grader helps those going through the same treatment he did | Greenwich Time Greenwich 7th-grader helps those going through the same treatment he did
GREENWICH — About three years ago, Luke McQuillan, 12, learned he had brain cancer. He was in the third grade. After an intensive six weeks of treatment in Boston, and then at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Luke learned he had powers of resilience that had never before been tested. But he noticed there were many other young people struggling with the same treatments he was going through. He wanted to make it easier for them to deal with the pain, nausea and difficult procedures they were enduring away from home. When Luke headed to his most recent check-up at Yale on Thursday
Greenwich Time | December 14, 2017
Assault charge against Greenwich woman | Greenwich Time Assault charge against Greenwich woman
GREENWICH — Amanda Resile, 25, of Alexander Street, was charged with assault and disorderly on Wednesday night in the west end of Greenwich. Police said she was engaged in physical contact, while a juvenile was on the premises. Some household items were broken. She was also charged with risk of injury to a minor. Bail was set at $2,000.
Greenwich Time | December 14, 2017
Man arrested for exposing himself | Greenwich Time Man arrested for exposing himself
GREENWICH — Gerrymie Herrera, 25, of Armstrong Court, Greenwich, was charged with disorderly conduct for exposing himself and masturbating while in view of a nearby street Wednesday. Police said Herrera was visible to people on the street while he was engaged in sexual stimulation around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, and police were called to Booth Place. High school students were walking to a nearby bus stop at the time. Two students and a parent filed written statments with authorities, according to the arrest report, and Herrera also acknowledged what he had done.
Greenwich Time | December 14, 2017
Leadership Forum Hosts Interview with Mitch Neubert | Greenwich Sentinel Leadership Forum Hosts Interview with Mitch Neubert
On, Friday, Dec. 15, the Greenwich Leadership Forum (GLF) will host an interview with Dr. Mitch Neubert, Professor of Management and the Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business at Baylor University. His purpose in his teaching
Greenwich Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Impact Fairfield County Hosts Fall Kick-Off Event | Greenwich Sentinel Impact Fairfield County Hosts Fall Kick-Off Event
Impact Fairfield County held its second of two Fall Kick-Off Events on Oct. 18 at The Granola Bar in Greenwich. More than 50 members and guests were in attendance to hear from its two $100,000 Impact Grant
Greenwich Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Advanced Children’s Emergency Services Offered at Greenwich Hospital | Greenwich Sentinel Advanced Children’s Emergency Services Offered at Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Hospital has teamed up with pediatric emergency medicine physicians at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital to offer the region’s most advanced children’s emergency services. “This collaborative effort enhances the level of emergency services available to the
Greenwich Sentinel | December 14, 2017
Faulty ash bin cause of Greenwich fire | Greenwich Time Faulty ash bin cause of Greenwich fire
GREENWICH — A mishap involving fireplace ashes caused the fire that interrupted a political fundraiser in Belle Haven last week. Fire Marshal Chris Pratico said ashes in the fireplace of the Field Point Circle home were pushed down a chute that leads to a container in the basement. There was no door on the basement container, and some ashes spilled onto the floor, causing a fire, the fire marshal determined. A political fundraiser was being held in the house at the time to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik. No one was injured. Pratico said most of the damage was co
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Mother Lode: House tour, holiday decor envy — and snow | Greenwich Time Mother Lode: House tour, holiday decor envy — and snow
OK, so the halls are decked and we are off to the races. There are wrapped gifts exploding out of every conceivable hiding place in our house. I have written what feels like 500 holiday cards. We have decorated trees and holiday house toured with good cheer. That’s right, we have house toured. Ah, the Greenwich Historical Society’s Antiquarious Holiday House Tour — the name alone elicits joy. Is there anything better than trundling around with a group of friends and peeking in on beautiful homes all day? Only to convene at Elm Street for lunch to discuss all the gory details? This an
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
St. Lawrence Society Hosts ‘Breakfast with Santa’ | Greenwich Sentinel St. Lawrence Society Hosts ‘Breakfast with Santa’
St. Lawrence Society will hold a “Breakfast with Santa” on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forget the crowds and waiting in line – register for a one-on-one with the Big Man himself. Tickets
Greenwich Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Audubon Greenwich Holds ‘Christmas Bird Count’ | Greenwich Sentinel Audubon Greenwich Holds ‘Christmas Bird Count’
Get to know your winter bird neighbors and learn how to count them for the annual “Audubon Christmas Bird Count” on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. After this introduction, you’ll be able to participate
Greenwich Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Celebrate Chanukah at Greenwich Reform | Greenwich Sentinel Celebrate Chanukah at Greenwich Reform
Join Greenwich Reform Synagogue on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. for a family Chanukah Shabbat dinner followed by child-friendly services at 7 p.m. Bring your own Chanukah menorah to light and a donation to benefit Temple Beth Shalom of San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Greenwich Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Brunswick Basketball Preview: Bruins Fall In Home Opener | Greenwich Sentinel Brunswick Basketball Preview: Bruins Fall In Home Opener
By Rob Adams They’re young and they’re ready. The pieces just need to come together. That’s the theme for Brunswick first-year head coach Steve Juricek and his basketball team. The Bruins have talent, led by co-captains Graham
Greenwich Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Site work begins at New Lebanon, blasting coming soon | Greenwich Time Site work begins at New Lebanon, blasting coming soon
GREENWICH — Preliminary construction work is under way at New Lebanon School, the New Lebanon Building Committee said Wednesday. This week, crews will begin tree and stump removal at the building site located behind the existing school and adjacent to the William Street Ball Field, according to Gilbane Building Company, the firm contracted to oversee construction of the $37.3 million new school. Crews will also remove a stone wall and set up the trailers that will be their on-site construction headquarters for the coming year. Throughout the rest of December, construction workers will fini
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Two more vehicles reported stolen | Greenwich Time Two more vehicles reported stolen
GREENWICH — Police are investigating two vehicle thefts reported late last week. A 2016 Range-Rover was stolen from a driveway on the 500 block of Round Hill Road. A 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a driveway on the 30 block of Cliffdale Road in the northwest corner of town. Both cars had keys inside them when they were stolen. Police are reminding the public to keep vehicles locked at all times.
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Column: All in for Christmas | Greenwich Sentinel Column: All in for Christmas
By Icy Frantz I am all in for Christmas and as I look around our beautiful town, I see that I am not alone.  Drive down Greenwich Ave at night and you will see what I mean.
Greenwich Sentinel | December 13, 2017
Greenwich Senior Center annual holiday party Friday | Greenwich Time Greenwich Senior Center annual holiday party Friday
GREENWICH — The Greenwich Senior Center is full of yuletide cheer, celebrating the holiday season with its annual party and festivities this Friday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., local seniors are invited to the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, for a holiday feast prepared by the chefs at the Senior Center. It is “a wonderful opportunity to gather together in friendship and share the joy of the season,” said Director Lori Contadino. Special guests will serve the meal to attendees throughout the party. In previous years, town officials have helped serve the
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Psychologist schools Greenwich families on anxiety | Greenwich Time Psychologist schools Greenwich families on anxiety
GREENWICH — Some anxiety is normal in all humans, but when constant worries impair a child’s ability to function at home or school, it may be time to seek help, said psychologist Regine Galanti. Speaking to an audience of parents and school professionals at Carmel Academy this week, Galanti outlined symptoms of anxious children and treatment methods. “A third of kids will meet some criteria for an anxiety disorder by age 18,” said Galanti, founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology, with offices in in Cedarhurst and Rockville Centre, N.Y. “Anxiety disorders happen really young.
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Tensions flare between Greenwich church, neighbors | Greenwich Time Tensions flare between Greenwich church, neighbors
GREENWICH — A dispute is brewing between Stanwich Congregational Church and neighbors over counseling operations being offered at the church’s former location at 237 Taconic Road. The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal has been providing faith-based counseling services at the address since 2007. The church, which has since moved nearby to 202 Taconic Road, leases the property from Aquarion Water Co. After neighbors brought concerns about the operation to the town zoning enforcement office earlier this year, the church has requested that the Planning and Zoning Commission allow the use
Greenwich Time | December 13, 2017
Lawmakers, residents decry state health care cuts | Greenwich Time Lawmakers, residents decry state health care cuts
GREENWICH — State lawmakers from Greenwich gathered at Town Hall Tuesday afternoon to say the Legislature made a terrible mistake in its recent budget deal by drastically decreasing eligibility for low-income health benefits — leaving thousands of Connecticut residents terrified for the future. The special meeting, organized by the Commission on Aging, came in response to the approximately 113,000 seniors statewide who received notices that they could lose their Medicaid coverage and the 13,000 parents who could lose HUSKY A coverage. The lawmakers said they would work to get the cuts r
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Greenwich Ave. massage shop busted for prostitution: cops | Greenwich Time Greenwich Ave. massage shop busted for prostitution: cops
GREENWICH — Two women are facing prostitution charges, and a male “customer” is also facing a charge of patronizing a prostitute, following a police investigation into the Green Health Massage shop on upper Greenwich Avenue. Police said they had been receiving “complaints” that the massage shop was “conducting prostitution type activities,” according to the arrest report. Police sent an undercover officer, as well as a “confidential informant,” to the premises and later followed up with arrests late last week. Authorities determined that the workers there were offering manu
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Greenwich Land Trust Gears Up for the Holidays | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich Land Trust Gears Up for the Holidays
The Greenwich Land Trust is gearing up for the holidays with a host of programs and workshops. Join them for a winter walk, grow your own mushrooms, experience the seasonal landscape and learn something new. Winter Walk:
Greenwich Sentinel | December 12, 2017
GHS student charged with assault | Greenwich Time GHS student charged with assault
GREENWICH — Emilio Rojas, 18, of Comly Ave., Greenwich, was charged with assault in connection with an incident on the grounds of Greenwich High School on the morning of Nov. 14. Police said Rojas assaulted a juvenile on school grounds, according to the arrest report, resulting in a concussion. An arrest warrant was later issued. Rojas turned himself into police headquarters late last week, and he was also charged with threatening and disorderly conduct. The arrest report states he is a student at the school. He was released without bail.
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
12 iPhones stolen from Apple store on Greenwich Ave. | Greenwich Time 12 iPhones stolen from Apple store on Greenwich Ave.
GREENWICH — Police are investigating the theft of 12 iPhones from the Apple store on Greenwich Avenue Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Three suspects entered the store, took display phones, then left quickly, according to police. Descriptions of the suspected thieves were incomplete. They were wearing dark clothes, one had dreadlocks, one had a shaved head. A dollar amount for the stolen items was not available.
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Traffic moving steadily in Greenwich, no accidents reported | Greenwich Time Traffic moving steadily in Greenwich, no accidents reported
GREENWICH — While roads are slick with rain, traffic is moving steadily through Greenwich. Warmer temperatures turned a possible ice storm into a less threatening weather event for commuters. No accidents were being reported on I-95 or the Merritt Parkway Tuesday, according to authorities. Traffic was moving at a steady pace on the Post Road through Greenwich. The non-emergency lines at the Greenwich Police Department have been restored, following a technical problem Monday.
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Bruce employees train for Museums for All program | Greenwich Time Bruce employees train for Museums for All program
Diana Rafferty handed out a survey with nine simple statements. Below each one was a list of options: Strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree and strongly disagree. She asked two of her front desk staff to answer honestly. “Those who get on welfare stay on welfare,” read one assertion. “Social mobility is possible by working hard,” claimed another. “Poverty is a minority issue,” yet another stated. The exercise was one in perception — Rafferty had assembled some of the prevailing myths about those who live in poverty to gauge the ideologies of her employees. She was leadi
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
For new Greenwich marshal, fire safety is a family business | Greenwich Time For new Greenwich marshal, fire safety is a family business
GREENWICH — Chris Pratico “has big shoes to fill.” Those were the words of Fire Chief Peter Siecienski Tuesday during a ceremony in the Public Safety Complex in which Pratico was sworn in as the new fire marshal for the town of Greenwich. The chief was referring to the fact that Pratico’s father, Tony, used to be fire inspector for the town. “It will be an honor to serve in the position,” Chris Pratico said shortly after his son Michael pinned his new badge to his uniform. “I’m going to do the best job I can.” Pratico has worked for five years as a deputy fire marshal.
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Greenwich school board considers added expenses for 2018-19 | Greenwich Time Greenwich school board considers added expenses for 2018-19
GREENWICH — The Board of Education discussed adding more expenditures to its proposed 2018-19 operating budget of $159.7 million Tuesday night, including new staff, and money for technology and science research. It will vote to finalize the budget on Dec. 21. The proposed budget is already a 4.3 percent increase over this year’s spending plan of approximately $153 million. The operating budget includes $3.2 million in expenditures — for transportation and other costs — traditionally paid for in Town Hall’s budget, but which are being transferred to the school budget for next year.
Greenwich Time | December 12, 2017
Rob Mathes Performs in Annual Holiday Concerts | Greenwich Sentinel Rob Mathes Performs in Annual Holiday Concerts
Celebrate the holidays with Grammy and Emmy award-winning musician, and Greenwich resident Rob Mathes at his annual Rob Mathes Holiday Concert on Dec. 15, 16 and 17. This annual celebration featuring Mathes and his all-star band and
Greenwich Sentinel | December 12, 2017
Tufts Honored at CT Women’s Hall of Fame | Greenwich Sentinel Tufts Honored at CT Women’s Hall of Fame
Charlee Tufts, the founding Executive Director of Greenwich EMS (GEMS), was honored by the 2017 Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame as one of ten Connecticut Women Heroes. The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame publicly recognizes the significant
Greenwich Sentinel | December 12, 2017
Mandujano Joins Michael J. Smeriglio III, CPA | Greenwich Sentinel Mandujano Joins Michael J. Smeriglio III, CPA
Greenwich-based firm of Michael J. Smeriglio III, CPA, announced they have hired Rafael Mandujano as a Staff Accountant. Mandujano joins the firm after graduating from Iona College with Bachelor and Master degrees in Accounting, as well as
Greenwich Sentinel | December 12, 2017
Academy students use tech to build gingerbread houses | Greenwich Time Academy students use tech to build gingerbread houses
GREENWICH — Slabs of gingerbread and a cart of candy competed for space with circuit boards and laptops in the crowded workshop. Students examined intricate cardboard prototypes before grabbing tubs of frosting for assembly. They wrote code and connected wires and batteries, that in the days to come, would light and animate their creations. The gingerbread houses under construction in Greenwich Academy’s Engineering and Design Lab Monday were anything but cookie-cutter. High schoolers deployed laser cutters and programming skills to reimagine the traditional holiday craft. At one table,
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
$1,110 in neckties stolen, recovered, on the Avenue: cops | Greenwich Time $1,110 in neckties stolen, recovered, on the Avenue: cops
GREENWICH — Bernardo DeSaavedra, 77, of Canterbury Green, Stamford, was accused of taking $1,148 in neck ties from Hermes on Greenwich Avenue Sunday afternoon. Police said DeSaavedra was seen taking the ties and leaving the store. The ties were recovered, and he was charged with larceny. Bail was set at $500.
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Greenwich High School Band to Perform in Holiday Concert | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich High School Band to Perform in Holiday Concert
The Greenwich High School Band will take the stage in the Performing Arts Center for their annual Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. To get you into the holiday spirit, the entertainment begins with the
Greenwich Sentinel | December 11, 2017
Student Cartoonists Sell Calendar to Support Abilis | Greenwich Sentinel Student Cartoonists Sell Calendar to Support Abilis
Greenwich cartooning publishers, AJ inc., are hosting their first fundraiser entitled “Cartoons for a Cause: Abilis Edition,” to raise money for the community at Abilis. The calendar, which is selling for $15 and is sponsored by the Zarrilli
Greenwich Sentinel | December 11, 2017
Book club meets Tuesday night, one of many in Greenwich | Greenwich Time Book club meets Tuesday night, one of many in Greenwich
GREENWICH — Although the Byram Shubert Library’s Proust Book Club just finished its book, there are other clubs reading about other topics at the western Greenwich library. From 5 to 7 p.m. this Tuesday the International Book Club will meet to discuss its latest work, “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. The Byram Book Club will be meeting at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 9 to discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See and the Proust Book Group is starting up again at 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 to read “In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust, again, a journey that took the last group sev
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Pet of the week: Negan | Greenwich Time Pet of the week: Negan
Meet Negan! Negan is a big, active, goofy guy. Negan is only 1 year old, so he still has his puppy energy. Negan enjoys hikes and doggy playdates. He does well with all different types of animals, even chickens. For more information, visit adopt-a-dog.org or call 914-273-1674.
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Man struck with beer bottle leads to arrest: cops | Greenwich Time Man struck with beer bottle leads to arrest: cops
GREENWICH — A Greenwich man has been charged with a felony count of assault, allegedly hitting another man with a beer bottle in the head at an Old Greenwich bar and restaurant. Robert Woodbury Jr., 28, of Conyers Farm Road, turned himself into police headquarters late last week to answer an arrest warrant on charges of second-degree assault and breach of peace. According to police, officers were called to the Old Greenwich Social Club off Sound Beach Avenue on the night of Nov. 2. A man there was found bleeding, claiming he’d been hit in the head with a bottle. A subsequent investigat
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Non-emergency lines at GPD under repair | Greenwich Time Non-emergency lines at GPD under repair
GREENWICH — The Greenwich Police Department is experiencing some trouble with its non-emergency phone lines. The 911 system is still working. Residents are being advised that the problem is being worked on, and urgent calls are still being handled through 911.
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Schimdt, accused driver, arrested again: cops | Greenwich Time Schimdt, accused driver, arrested again: cops
GREENWICH — Andrew Schmidt, 19, of Round Hill Road, Greenwich, who is currently facing a charge of leaving the scene of fatal accident, was arrested Saturday night after police said he was observed driving a vehicle on town property “doing doughnuts” and causing extensive property damage. Police said a caller alerted them to three vehicles running over a snow-soaked field off Brook Drive and Field Point Road, a buffer strip near Interstate-95, according to the arrest report. Police Lt. John Slusarz said Schmidt was observed driving on the field and damaging the grass there around 8:20
Greenwich Time | December 11, 2017
Kids celebrate Chanukah at Temple Sholom | Greenwich Time Kids celebrate Chanukah at Temple Sholom
Families enjoyed a variety of fun activities at the annual Temple Sholom Chanukah Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 10. Guests ate traditional foods including potato latkes and sufganiyot donuts, created edible dreidels and menorahs, played the dreidel game, took part in face painting, and navigated the large inflatable obstacle course.
Greenwich Time | December 10, 2017
Celebrations: Carpenter-Forrey wedding | Greenwich Time Celebrations: Carpenter-Forrey wedding
Weddings Avery Campbell Carpenter, a daughter of Leigh W. Carpenter and Benjamin Carpenter III of Greenwich, was married Dec. 2 to John Alexander Forrey, a son of Deborah B. Forrey and John C. Forrey of Glen Rock, N.J. The Rev. David Toomey, an uncle of the bride, officiated at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, with the Rev. Sean Miller also taking part. The Rev. Toomey also married the bride’s parents at First Presbyterian in 1985. The bride, who is 29, is the co-managing editor of “The Skimm,” a media company in New York that provides news through a variety of media, mana
Greenwich Time | December 10, 2017
Symphony president has lived a life in music | Greenwich Time Symphony president has lived a life in music
GREENWICH — When World War II drove 17-year-old Mary de Csepel and her family out of Hungary in 1944, she spent two years in Portugal before coming to the U.S. in 1946 on a small freighter to the East Coast. Accompanying her on that boat were only 11 other people, Portuguese fishermen and their wives and a Russian couple. As a child in Hungary, she studied at a conservatory in Budapest and practiced piano regularly with aspirations to become a piano teacher. She continued on that path in the United States. “I went to Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio,” she said this week, while sitting in
Greenwich Time | December 10, 2017
School board changes work schedule | Greenwich Time School board changes work schedule
GREENWICH — The Board of Education approved a new meeting schedule for next school year that changes how and when they discuss education issues. The new schedule, proposed by Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea, requires 20 regular meetings next school year, down from 23 regular meetings this year. It replaces monthly school board “work sessions” with six topic-specific meetings, three “retreats” and three “professional development workshops,” held on Thursday nights throughout the year. The school board will continue to hold “business meetings,” where public comment is ac
Greenwich Time | December 10, 2017