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Monday, September 1, 2008

09/01/08 Greenwich Time News Links - Reprters And Editors Get Lazy On Labor Day

The excitement is building as 24 kids gear up to race down Greenwich Avenue during the VivaPop All-American Soap Box Derby.

Why Is The Greenwich Time So Often The Last To Report The Local News?

Greenwich Time Readers Are Just Now Reading About The Greenwich Avenue Soap Box Derby Race, But Greenwich Roundup Readers Have Read About The Race Multiple Times Over The Last Two Months. Greenwich Time News Story:

08/21/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Thursday - Note: The Greenwich Post Is Just Like The Greenwich Time. They Both Often Have Late And Incomplete Greenwich News Coverage. Only Greenwich Roundup Readers Are Fully Informed About What Is Going On In Town.

......Here Is The Better Late Than Never
Greenwich Post News Story #4

Avenue to make way for soapbox racers

Written by Ken Borsuk, Staff Reporter

Greenwich Avenue will be for soapbox racers only on Sept. 14. Town officials have given the go-ahead to close the lower portion of the town’s most famous street to make room for the race’s return.

Once an annual event in town, the VivaPop All-American Soapbox Derby is set for its comeback next month. Greenwich Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the Starbucks at Havemeyer Place to the road’s intersection with Railroad Avenue.

Businesses and residents have been notified of the temporary closure and Elizabeth Tarbell, president and chief executive officer of Greenwich-based VivaPop, which is putting the event together with Miller Motorcars, said plans for the race are proceeding well.

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07/02/08 Soap Box Derby To Return To Greenwich

Michael Parchment, General Manager of Miller Motorcars, and Elizabeth Tarbell, founder and CEO of VivaPop, look forward to bringing back the All-American Soap Box Derby to Greenwich, September 14. They are pictured here with an original derby car from the 1984 All-American Soap Box Derby in Greenwich.

VivaPop All-American Soap Box Derby comes to Greenwich
Norwalk Plus Magazine

By Press Release

The premier youth and family oriented racing program in the United States comes to Greenwich as the Soap Box Derby speeds into town on ........

About the All-American Soap Box Derby

It’s been called everything from the “Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World,” to the “Gravity Grand Prix,” but to the more than one million kids who have been participating in the Soap Box Derby during the past 75 years, the event spells fun. Akron, Ohio-headquartered All-American Soap Box Derby, founded in 1933, is one of the most established grassroots youth and family organizations in the United States. An official youth initiative of NASCAR, the All-American Soap Box Derby sanctions races year round in 170 cites and communities in the U.S. and overseas. In the past 10 years, overall race participation (ages 8-17) has doubled, with approximately 45 percent being girls. The All-American Soap Box Derby actively promotes the core values of teamwork, the spirit of competition, perseverance and an emphasis on family.

Middle school teachers are urging students to color-code their books and binders by subjects to stay organized for classes this school year.

At home, students should create a dedicated "homework area," stocked with paper, writing instruments, a dictionary and other items, teachers said.

In addition, parents should urge their child to use a computer in the family area of their home so they can monitor schoolwork in the evening.
For more back-to-school tips, as well as a detailed list of necessary school supplies, visit the homepages of any of the town's three middle schools at http://www.greenwichschools.org/.

The Greenwich Adult Learning program is holding registration sessions for English as a Second Language courses from Monday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Havemeyer building at 290 Greenwich Avenue.

Evening registration for English as a Second Language and G.E.D. Preparation classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at Greenwich High School's Folsom House at 10 Hillside Road.
The Greenwich High School class of 1978 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Burning Tree Country Club at 120 Perkins Road in Greenwich.

Admission costs $130 per person and includes dinner, entertainment and a "memory book" for each class member. To register, visit the Reunions by Design Web site at Reunionsbydesign.com, and click on Connecticut reunions to connect to the Greenwich '78 link.

For more information, call reunion committee members Chris Hunt at (203) 550-4059 or Jane Jansen Seymour at (203) 662-0003.

Eagle Hill School, in cooperation with the Junior United Way of Greenwich, will present "Russell the Hermit Crab," a family musical by the Magical Music for Life Foundation, on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The school is located at 45 Glenville Road.

The Greenwich Public Schools has announced its policy for determining the eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced-price meals.
Under the new guidelines, which will be used across the state until June 30, 2009, children from two-person families whose gross annual income is at or below $25,900 are eligible. For each additional family member, applicants should add $6,660 to determine their eligibility.

To apply, parents must fill out an application and return it to their school. For more information, contact the ....

Rising rent costs on Greenwich Avenue have caused yet another business to change locations. Sportif Ltd.

Sportif Ltd., a ski and tennis shop, which operated on the Avenue for nearly 24 years, has recently moved to 1374 E. Putnam Ave.

..."The program is designed to help healing of what otherwise would be non-healing wounds," said Peggy Martino, the hospital's program director of cardiology and medicine.

The new Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Services will include two oxygen chambers in the Helmsley Medical Building where patients will inhale pure oxygen, officials said.

The increased pressure allows the oxygen to permeate tissue cells, spurring the regeneration of new blood vessels, particularly in diabetic patients whose circulatory problems hinder recovery from wounds through traditional therapies, according to David Polaski, manager of respiratory care services at the hospital.

"This could be limb-saving equipment," he said....


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Anticipating that greater numbers of residents will suffer circulatory problems as the town's senior population grows, Greenwich Hospital is seeking the state's permission to establish a $1 million therapy service that eases blood flow by increasing oxygen levels.

So-called "hyperbaric oxygen therapy" could serve as an effective treatment for diabetes patients and others who are not responding to traditional antibiotics, said Quinton Friesen, the hospital's senior vice president and chief operating officer.

"The hyperbaric program is for patients who have deep ulcers or major wounds that are not healing under normal circumstances, and with this particular therapy, the data indicates that a patient can recover much more rapidly," Friesen said.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is defined by the Undersea and Medical Hyperbaric Society as the intermittent administration of 100 percent oxygen inhaled while in an enclosed system at a pressure greater than sea level. The increased pressure changes the normal cellular respiration process and ultimately increases tissue oxygenation, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels.....

The Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering safety tips for students walking, biking or riding a bus back to school.

* line up facing the bus, instead of alongside it;
* carry loose belongings in a bag or backpack;
* immediately move onto the sidewalk and out of traffic when disembarking;
* wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing the street: and ...
* walk at least 10 steps away from the vehicle so the driver can see students after they unload.
Additionally, the organization advises that students should never:
* play in the street while waiting for the bus;
* cross the street or play behind the bus after disembarking; or
* reach under the bus to grab anything that has fallen or rolled beneath it.
Many other children will be biking or walking to school this year. To bike-riders, the chapter offers the following safety tips:
* always wear a helmet as well as clothing with reflective colors to be more visible to traffic;
* avoid ill-fitting clothing that could be caught in spokes and pedals or restricts movements;
* walk your bicycle across all intersections.


Red Cross urges safety as kids go to school

• Line up facing the bus, not along side it.
• Do not play in the street while waiting for the bus.
• Carry all loose belongings in a bag or backpack.
• Never reach under the school bus to get anything that has rolled or fallen beneath it. The bus driver may be sitting too high up to see you.
• After getting off the bus, move immediately onto the sidewalk and out of traffic. If there is no sidewalk, try to stay as far to the side of the road as possible.
• Wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing the street. Walk at least 10 steps away from the front of the bus so the driver can see you.
• Never cross the street or play behind the school bus.

September 1 Labor Day - schools closed.

September 2 - 5 Greenwich High School students take school taking portraits.


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