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A Place That Matters: Seton’s Old Estate | Greenwich Sentinel A Place That Matters: Seton’s Old Estate
By Richard Kaufman Sentinel Reporter Forever emblazoned in bronze, Ernest Thompson Seton is back where it all started. Last Friday, as the rain began to fall over a canopy of trees, members of the Greenwich Boy Scouts
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
First Bank’s Networking Event a Boon to Local Businesses | Greenwich Sentinel First Bank’s Networking Event a Boon to Local Businesses
By Richard Kaufman Sentinel Reporter Last Thursday at the J House Hotel in Riverside, local businesses gathered for the fifth annual First Bank of Greenwich B2B Networking Event. The hotel was transformed into a networking hub, with
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Future Softball Stars Experience Top Level Talent This Summer | Greenwich Sentinel Future Softball Stars Experience Top Level Talent This Summer
By Paul Silverfarb Sentinel Editor The town of Greenwich’s Parks and Recreation Department is watching a boom in youth softball, which is music to the ears of both Graham Murray and Patricia Troiano. For Graham Murray, a
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford set for Saturday | Greenwich Time Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford set for Saturday
GREENWICH — On Saturday, more than 200 swimmers are expected to take part in the 11th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim, part of a national effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Swimmers start to return to shore about 8:50 a.m.; the award ceremony is slated to start at 10 a.m. Since it started locally, more than $3.1 million has been raised for ACGT...
Greenwich Time | June 23, 2017
A Plethora of Fond Memories for Shoreline’s Liverpool Squad | Greenwich Sentinel A Plethora of Fond Memories for Shoreline’s Liverpool Squad
By Paul Silverfarb Sentinel Editor To say that Shoreline Football Club head coach Danny Simpson will miss his team wouldn’t be completely accurate. For a team that has been together for so long and is considered an
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Swim Across America Makes Waves Saturday | Greenwich Sentinel Swim Across America Makes Waves Saturday
By Rob Adams Sentinel Reporter On Saturday, swimmers and supporters from all over Greenwich will cross into Stamford for the annual Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim, a part of Swim Across America. Beginning at 96 Cummings Point Road,
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Four new officers hit the streets of Greenwich | Greenwich Time Four new officers hit the streets of Greenwich
GREENWICH — Four new police officers are hitting the streets of Greenwich this summer. The rookie police officers recently graduated from the state police academy and will begin work and field training in Greenwich. Dhyango Vasquez, Yves-Gerald Pierce, Thomas Feeney, Alexandra Boschetto were sworn in as police officers in December of last year.
Greenwich Time | June 23, 2017
Column: The Big Greenwich Rental Market | Greenwich Sentinel Column: The Big Greenwich Rental Market
By Mark Pruner There is a real estate market in Greenwich that practically no one talks about and that has more transactions than we have single-family home sales. Last year we sold about 640 single-family homes, but we
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Editorial: A Fresh Start? | Greenwich Sentinel Editorial: A Fresh Start?
We were simply stunned when we heard the news last week. Baseball is something many in this country, and throughout the world, use as a much-needed distraction from the horrors we see on television or read about
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Letter: ‘Reading Champions’ Program: Another Successful Year | Greenwich Sentinel Letter: ‘Reading Champions’ Program: Another Successful Year
To the Editor: The Greenwich United Way’s Reading Champions program’s ninth successful year culminated on June 8 with its annual “Thank You Tea” for all volunteer tutors, liaisons, school literacy specialists and others held at the Women’s
Greenwich Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Greenwich Democrats assemble candidate lists for November | Greenwich Time Greenwich Democrats assemble candidate lists for November
Selectman Drew Marzullo is seeking another term; Howard Richman again is trying to unseat incumbent Tax Collector Tod Laudonia, and the committee had eight potential candidates for six Board of Estimate and Taxation spots. “This is a particularly poor time for us to be fielding only two candidates for the Board of Education,” Ramer said. Because of this charter change initiative, the principa...
Greenwich Time | June 22, 2017
Obituary: Nancy Gale Simpson | Greenwich Sentinel Obituary: Nancy Gale Simpson
Nancy Gale Simpson (nee Jimolka) passed away on June 13, much too early. She was 61 years old. Nancy was born on Aug. 24, 1955 to Dolores (Slater) Peterkin of Greenwich and the late Edward C. Jimolka,
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Catch Greenwich/Stratford Cal Ripken Baseball Live! | Greenwich Sentinel Catch Greenwich/Stratford Cal Ripken Baseball Live!
Listen to Rob Adams as he calls the play-by-play of tonight’s Greenwich/Stratford Cal Ripken baseball tournament game. If Greenwich wins tonight, they move onto the state tournament. Catch all of the action right from Banksville Feld right
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
9 Greenwich students awarded National Merit Scholarships | Greenwich Time 9 Greenwich students awarded National Merit Scholarships
GREENWICH — Nine Greenwich students representing Greenwich High School, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School and Rye Country Day School were awarded National Merit Scholarships this spring. The scholarship winners had to be among the highest-scoring in their state on the PSAT, submit an essay, extracurricular and leadership information, SAT scores, their academic record and be endorsed by a hig...
Greenwich Time | June 22, 2017
ALS Bike Trek Honors the Late Roger Petrone | Greenwich Sentinel ALS Bike Trek Honors the Late Roger Petrone
Carolyn Paletta Sentinel Correspondent Hundreds of bicyclists will be cycling down Greenwich Avenue this Sunday to reach the finish line of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s Tri-State Trek, a 275-mile bike ride that begins in Newton, Mass.,
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Greenwich State to Sell to Highest Bidder | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich State to Sell to Highest Bidder
A classic Georgian manor located in Greenwich will sell to the highest bidder on June 28 through leading global auction firm Concierge Auctions as part of the company’s June Sale, encompassing 18 properties around the world and
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Greenwich Scholarship Association awards 127 seniors | Greenwich Time Greenwich Scholarship Association awards 127 seniors
“This organization is sustained through wise money management, no administrative costs and a passion to participate in the future of our promising graduates,” said Marie Hertzig, president of the Greenwich Scholarship Association. Funding is provided by local businesses, civic clubs, community groups and an endowment started by several Greenwich families.
Greenwich Time | June 22, 2017
YWCA graduates a dozen students from “fours” preschool | Greenwich Time YWCA graduates a dozen students from “fours” preschool
A dozen students from the “fours” class graduated from the Greenwich YWCA’s Steven & Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center on Thursday. The young grads celebrated by performing choreographed song and dance routines for friends and family in attendance. After graduation certificates were distributed, attendees enjoyed a buffet and photo slideshow.
Greenwich Time | June 22, 2017
Art Society to Host Members Exhibition | Greenwich Sentinel Art Society to Host Members Exhibition
The Greenwich Art Society presents its Annual Members Flinn Exhibition, at the Flinn Gallery in the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave. The show takes place from June 29 through July 19. There will be a public
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Obituary: Stanley B. Gwiazdzinski | Greenwich Sentinel Obituary: Stanley B. Gwiazdzinski
Stanley B. Gwiazdzinski, 96, of Greenwich, passed away on Saturday, June 17, in his home, surrounded by his beloved family. Born in Chicago on Feb. 19, 1921 to Franciszek and Bronislawa (Szatkowska) Gwiazdzinski, he moved to his
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Search continues in Old Greenwich for evidence | Greenwich Time Search continues in Old Greenwich for evidence
GREENWICH — Police officers and scuba divers were back on the scene in the Binney Park area in Old Greenwich, as part of their investigation into the discovery of skeletal remains. Since town parks workers found the remains on April 25, police have been scouring the area, looking for evidence and bones. Scuba divers have been working through a number of waterways in the area, and were back in...
Greenwich Time | June 22, 2017
Bob Button to Open ‘Wednesday Night Concert Series’ | Greenwich Sentinel Bob Button to Open ‘Wednesday Night Concert Series’
The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Bob Button Orchestra will perform at Binney Park on Wednesday, June 28, from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. The rain date for this concert is Thursday, June 29. This
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
‘Experience the Sound’ Raises Awareness About Ecology | Greenwich Sentinel ‘Experience the Sound’ Raises Awareness About Ecology
Come and enjoy “Experience the Sound: From Streams Through Soil to Sea” with the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Greenwich Point Park. This free event is a great opportunity for the
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Learning About Living Longer, and Liking It | Greenwich Sentinel Learning About Living Longer, and Liking It
By Anne W. Semmes In California, the land of sunshine and health, where I just visited my grandchildren in San Francisco, I learned the latest good news about longevity. I was privy to a talk by Dr.
Greenwich Sentinel | June 22, 2017
Greenwich’s Whitby School makes trek to Domincan Republic | Greenwich Time Greenwich’s Whitby School makes trek to Domincan Republic
GREENWICH — For some students, preparation for the trip began when they were 18 months old and they started murmuring their first words in Spanish with Whitby School nursery teachers. The nonprofit focuses on supporting the women of the poverty-stricken nation with academic enrichment, scholarships and medical care. “Our kids know that they are privileged and they know they don’t want for muc...
Greenwich Time | June 21, 2017
Bruce Museum’s director talks art, renovation to RMA Greenwich | Greenwich Time Bruce Museum’s director talks art, renovation to RMA Greenwich
GREENWICH — The Bruce Museum’s executive director updated some 150 interested residents on plans to expand the museum that is a cornerstone of town arts offerings. Speaking before the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich Wednesday, Peter Sutton outlined the ambitious plans to add a three-story expansion to the current museum that will include permanent gallery space for the museum’s collecti...
Greenwich Time | June 21, 2017
The Mother Lode: Sing a song of Summer | Greenwich Time The Mother Lode: Sing a song of Summer
Just like bedtime for my children. Sure, it’s a season of celebration, rife with adorable pictures of proud offspring touting their academic and extra curricular accomplishments. While I saw this as a human rights violation, she assured me, You know — we’ve forgotten about those old-fashioned summers where the kids watch the weeds grow and we all sit around and eat watermelon. [...] we all e...
Greenwich Time | June 21, 2017
Friends of Greenwich Point Sponsor Art Show | Greenwich Sentinel Friends of Greenwich Point Sponsor Art Show
The Friends of Greenwich Point will sponsor an art show on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The show will take place at the Innis Arden Cottage, and feature drawings, paintings, and photographs of the Point
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
Greenwich school board hears results of pilot programs | Greenwich Time Greenwich school board hears results of pilot programs
The school board heard an update on the pilot’s progress last week, along with updates on the Western Middle School “STEMinar” pilot and the multi-school Library Learning Commons pilot. According to a report presented to the school board, Innovation Lab students had a higher average score on the Connecticut science standardized tests in April 2016 than Greenwich High overall. Four Innovation ...
Greenwich Time | June 21, 2017
Jeff Grant is Feature Speaker at TNP Library Series | Greenwich Sentinel Jeff Grant is Feature Speaker at TNP Library Series
The Nantucket Project (TNP) Library presents “Down & Out in Greenwich
An insider’s view of prison and the road back to the boardroom,” Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. TNP library welcomes Reverend Jeff Grant. Grant is the
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
Cardinal Critics Review Fairfield Pizza: Greenwich’s Newest Pizza Joint | Greenwich Free Press Cardinal Critics Review Fairfield Pizza: Greenwich’s Newest Pizza Joint
Fairfield Pizza provided the Critics with incredible food at relatively low prices.
Greenwich Free Press | June 21, 2017
Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center Grand Opening | Greenwich Sentinel Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center Grand Opening
The summer season at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center kicks off with a grand opening on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Greenwich Shellfish Commission’s “Experience the Sound” event. Summer hours will continue
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
New Lebanon Read-a-Thon Raises Money, Inspires Readers | Greenwich Sentinel New Lebanon Read-a-Thon Raises Money, Inspires Readers
By Richard Kaufman Sentinel Reporter When Barbara Riccio, the principal of New Lebanon School, kicked off the school’s first read-a-thon back on April 3, she announced that the reading goal would be 10,000 minutes for the month.
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
Five charged in Greenwich Ave. fraud attempt: cops | Greenwich Time Five charged in Greenwich Ave. fraud attempt: cops
GREENWICH — Police said they recovered 31 counterfeit $100 bills, two fake Florida driver’s license and two fraudulent checks when they arrested five people on an array of financial-crime charges Tuesday afternoon. A passenger in the Nissan was found to be in possession of numerous counterfeit bills and fake licenses, according to police, and she was the suspect who allegedly attempted to depo...
Greenwich Time | June 21, 2017
Mosquito Testing Begins for West Nile | Greenwich Sentinel Mosquito Testing Begins for West Nile
With the warm weather comes the mosquitoes and with the mosquitoes the threat of West Nile Virus. As of June 5, the State of Connecticut began their mosquito trapping and testing for the virus. In conjunction with
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
Tod’s Point Bike Tour is Sunday | Greenwich Sentinel Tod’s Point Bike Tour is Sunday
The Greenwich Historical Society will lead a “History on Wheels” bike tour of Tod’s Point in partnership with the Greenwich Point Conservancy this Sunday, June 25 at 1 p.m., as part of the annual “Experience the Sound”
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
Column: Song of Songs: A Test of Love | Greenwich Sentinel Column: Song of Songs: A Test of Love
By Drew Williams My entire education in the U.K. was extraordinarily, and somewhat obsessively examination-based. I could literally have slept through every class and received miserable grades on my assignments because all chips were placed on the end-of-year
Greenwich Sentinel | June 21, 2017
GHS says goodbye | Greenwich Time GHS says goodbye
“You’re graduating into a divided, fairly toxic world,” she told the Greenwich High School Class of 2017 in her commencement address on Tuesday evening. Headmaster of Greenwich High School Chris Winters invited the graduates and audience members to join him in a moment of silence to remember GHS junior Nicolas Del Priore who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train at Cos Cob station at 12...
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Greenwich-based Undies Project wraps up Undie Sunday with 11 churches and synagogues participating | Greenwich Time Greenwich-based Undies Project wraps up Undie Sunday with 11 churches and synagogues participating
Around 11 churches and temples participated in the event across Greenwich, Darien and Westport, collecting more than 2,000 pairs of underwear for needy families. The underwear the Undies Project collects has gone to Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County, Homes with Hope, Kids in Crisis, Kids Kloset, Neighbor to Neighbor, Pacific House, Person to Person, Project Return and YWCA Domestic Abuse Ser...
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Greenwich/Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball Live! | Greenwich Sentinel Greenwich/Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball Live!
Listen to Rob Adams as he calls the play-by-play of tonight’s Greenwich/Norwalk Cal Ripken baseball tournament game. Greenwich and Norwalk meet in an opening round game tonight at 6pm from Banksville Field.   Catch the action right
Greenwich Sentinel | June 20, 2017
From the archive: June 15, 1993 | Greenwich Time From the archive: June 15, 1993
Japanese School of Greenwich students listen to Briggs Baugh talk about the trash disposal and recycling processes at the Holly Hill Lane Transfer Station on June 15, 1993.
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Greenwich Department of Human Services looking for help funding summer camp scholarships | Greenwich Time Greenwich Department of Human Services looking for help funding summer camp scholarships
Greenwich Department of Human Services looking for help funding summer camp scholarships GREENWICH — The Greenwich Department of Human Services is seeking angels interested in helping needy kids attend camp this summer. Alison Brush of the town’s Department of Human Services said her organization can provide some tuition help to 200 kids from low-income families through camp scholarships but ...
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Greenwich to offer free, confidential HIV testing June 27 | Greenwich Time Greenwich to offer free, confidential HIV testing June 27
The day was created because experts say it’s necessary to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Medical experts said recommend everyone from age 13 to 64 get tested for HIV at least once during routine health care checks. According to the CDC, 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, a number that grows by almost 45,000 people ever...
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
‘The Poet’s Voice’ Presents J.D. McClatchy | Greenwich Sentinel ‘The Poet’s Voice’ Presents J.D. McClatchy
American poet and literary critic J.D. McClatchy will read his poetry at Greenwich Library on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. as part of The Poet’s Voice series. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading.
Greenwich Sentinel | June 20, 2017
Memorial set for Cos Cob teen | Greenwich Time Memorial set for Cos Cob teen
GREENWICH — A memorial service will be held Saturday for a 17-year-old high school student who died on the train tracks in Cos Cob this weekend.
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Warrant served for violating court order | Greenwich Time Warrant served for violating court order
GREENWICH — A man from upstate New York was charged with violating an order of protection. Steven Williams, 51, of Mechanicville, N.Y., allegedly violated a court order on December of last year on Lafayette Court. On Monday, police served ans arrest warrant on Williams. Bail was set at $25,000, and he was released.
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Lecturer to Discuss Andy Warhol’s Impact on Photography | Greenwich Sentinel Lecturer to Discuss Andy Warhol’s Impact on Photography
Lyle Rexer will speak on “Andy Warhol and the Impact on Photography,” Wednesday, June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. The changes wrought by Andy Warhol’s work on painting and
Greenwich Sentinel | June 20, 2017
New assistant principal appointed for Parkway School | Greenwich Time New assistant principal appointed for Parkway School
GREENWICH — Parkway School’s new assistant principal will be Jeffrey Libby, currently a special education coordinator for Greenwich Public Schools, the district announced. An educator for 33 years, Libby worked as a special education teacher in Concord, N.H., San Francisco, Calif., and New York City, N.Y., from 1988 to 1997 before coming to the Greenwich Public Schools.
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017
Parkway School Assistant Principal Appointed | Greenwich Sentinel Parkway School Assistant Principal Appointed
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sal Corda, in consultation with incoming Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea, has announced the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Libby as Parkway School Assistant Principal, effective July 1. An educator for thirty-three years, the last
Greenwich Sentinel | June 20, 2017
Arrest warrant served on old forgery charge | Greenwich Time Arrest warrant served on old forgery charge
GREENWICH — An old arrest warrant was served on a woman for attempting to make a fraudulent purchase at a store on Greenwich Avenue in 2014. Ebony Palmer, 29, of Maple Street, Yonkers, was picked up from the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla, N.Y., where she was being held on another criminal matter. Greenwich police transported her from the New York jail and booked her on charges of larce...
Greenwich Time | June 20, 2017