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Saturday, April 26, 2008

04/26/08 - Jeannie Wants To Sign Your Book At Greenwich Audubon

Think Green Booksigning and Reading May 10 at Greenwich Audubon ...
25 Apr 2008
by fairfieldcountychild.com

Who's my idol of the day?? Jeanine Behr-Getz of Greenwich. I read about her in the Stamford Advocate a few weeks back and spoke to her this morning about all she's doing to show kids the importance of caring for the environment. Her new book (that she published herself on recycled paper)

Think Green
was inspired by her 4 year old daughter and it's the simple story of a little girl and her friends who are trying their best to be eco-aware. According to Jeanine, the story is really resonating with kids. She's doing a "book tour" through several schools and you can also catch her on Saturday, May 10th for a booksigning and reading at the Greenwich Audubon Society.

In addition to the book, Jeanine started a company, along with illustrator Jenny Nightingale, called Kids Think Big. Their mission is to bring big ideas to children, via eco-friendly print and electronic media, and empower them with knowledge at every age.

The book is available through the Kids Think Big Web site (www.kidsthinkbig.com), at Graham's Kid's Cuts in Greenwich and at the Greenwich Audubon Society. Please contact Jeanine at jeanine@kidsthinkbig.com if you're interested in her doing a reading at your child's school.

Kids Think Big, LLC
PO Box 11013, Greenwich CT

Fairfield County Child - http://fairfieldcountychild.blogspot.com/


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04/26/08 - The Raw Greenwich News Feed For Saturday (Update #2)


  1. Landlord wins $2m claim against financier


    A federal judge ruled yesterday in favor of a Greenwich, Conn., woman trying to collect more than $2 million for back rent and damage to a home occupied by rogue financier Martin R. Frankel.

  2. Freestone Partners Increases Investment In Sweet Leaf Tea


    Freestone Partners, LLC has continued its long-standing support of Austin-based beverage company Sweet Leaf Tea with an additional round of funding alongside Catterton Partners of Greenwich, Connecticut.

    Tag: Marketing

  3. Inmates' Artwork, Including Skakel's, To Be Shown

    Hartford Courant

    ... Correctional Institution in Suffield , where he is serving 20 years to life for the 1975 murder of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley. Similar themes of loss and faith are in many of the works that will be displayed from May 1-28 at the Conrad L. ...

    Tags: Suffield, CT, Hartford, Painting, Arts, Murder

  4. W.R. Berkley profits remain steady

    Business Insurance

    GREENWICH, Conn.-W.R. Berkley Corp. reported Thursday that its net income for the first quarter of 2008 was $188.4 million, the same as its first-quarter results a year ago.

    Tags: WR Berkley, Insurance

  5. Khosla's Strategic Value Partners Will Close Down $600 Million Debt Fund


    ... of the Credit Opportunity Fund ``is simply not viable in today's environment'' Victor Khosla , founder of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm, said in letter yesterday, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg. Khosla, a former Merrill Lynch & ...

    Tags: Financial Services, Merrill Lynch And Co, Investment Services, Financial Markets

  6. comes home


    ... dubbed an L-shaped area on the Upper East Side and midtown Manhattan as Lower Hedgistan. Upper Hedgistan is Greenwich, Conn., a short train ride from New York City, where 40% of the world's hedge funds -- with more than $1 billion in assets -- are ...

    Tags: Media, Viacom, Time Warner, Gotham

  7. Ask Martha


    ... friend Shelby White has such a garden in Westchester County, N.Y.; June Larkin has an incredible planting in Greenwich, Conn.; and Winterthur, near Greenville, Del., boasts hundreds of thousands of flowers growing amid towering trees and spectacular ...

    Tags: Westchester County, NY Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Home, Gardening

  8. Summit pays $30 million for Stamford office building


    ... Development LLC of Norwalk, purchased the 84,000-square-foot building at 75 Tresser Blvd. and the Greenwich Time building at 20 E. Elm St. in Greenwich for $30 million. Dean Bender, a spokesman for Summit, said the company was pleased to have the ...

    Tags: Publishing, Media, Tribune, Stamford, Real Estate, Norwalk

  9. Gold rises as energy costs climb

    The Age

    ... takes a more aggressive move off the table entirely,'' said Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners LP in Greenwich, Connecticut. ''The rate-cut cycle is essentially over.'' Silver futures for July delivery climbed 19 cents, or 1.1%, to ...

  10. Man of the Half Century, Rooney Has Seen it All

    Greenwich Citizen

    Greenwich resident Timothy J. Rooney will be honored as Man of the Half Century by the New York City Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.

    Tags: Sports, Horse Racing

  11. Off to the Races, Ludlowe Runs Past Cardinal Harballers

    Greenwich Citizen

    If Greenwich High's baseball team was to slow down streaking Fairfield Ludlowe Monday, the Cardinals, well, had to stop the running game.

    Tag: Sports

  12. Wong Gets Cardinal Rackets Going the Right Way

    Greenwich Citizen

    After losing to one Fairfield tennis team, Greenwich High's boys' tennis team chalked up a solid win over the other Fairfield high school Tuesday at Ludlowe.

    Tags: Sports, Tennis Players, Greenwich High School, Tennis

  13. Gassed - Continue

    Greenwich Citizen

    ... and heating oil will continue to squeeze consumers in the months ahead. Tuesday saw record prices set in Greenwich and across the state. The AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge reported average prices as follows: * $3.66, regular; $3.98, mid; $4.06, ...

  14. Greenwich Oncologist Wins Cancer Society Award for Compassionate Service

    Greenwich Citizen

    Dr. Dickerman Hollister speaks of his work as an oncologist in his Greenwich office: "You have to be comfortable accepting responsibility.

    Tags: Medicine, Cancer, Hospital Administration,Oncology

  15. BOE Faces Tough Decision on Glenville Relocation

    Greenwich Citizen

    ... between spending $1 million plus for remediating the modulars or an estimated $2.1 million to amend the Western Greenwich Civic Center (WGCC) building and site to best accommodate the Glenville students. The vote was to be cast Thursday night at a ...

    Rags: Kids, Family, Education

  16. Building a carwash monopoly

    Professional Carwashing/Detail

    ... The game plan: Hire a great team Mark Curtis and co-owner Chris Fisher opened the first Splash Car Wash in 1981 in Greenwich, CT. Over the next 27 years, Curtis says the pair learned things the hard way. "The biggest challenge while growing the ...

  17. United Rentals Announces First Quarter Conference Call

    Construction Equip. Distribution

    ... d Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.

    Rags: Industrial Machines, United Rentals, Leasing

  18. W.R. Berkley shares hits low on drop in operating earnings; analysts maintain 'Buy' ratings

    Canadian Business Magazine

    ... earlier in the session. In the past 12 months, the stock has traded between $25.20 and $33.66. Late Thursday, the Greenwich, Conn.-based company said its operating income declined 17 percent to $153.3 million, or 83 cents per share, from $183.6 ...

  19. Clementine makes eco-friendly art supplies

    The Boulder County Business Report

    ... Aspen Art Museum. The products also are sold at children's eco-boutiques popping up around the U.S. in places like Greenwich, Conn., New York City and Los Angeles. In the next six months the company plans to package the paper, markers, crayons...

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Greenwich resident, Sandra Eagle, a psychotherapist, has had a practice in Greenwich for nine years and has been a therapist for 33 years.
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Plea deal possible in pot case

A Fairfield County man charged with operating a marijuana smuggling and money laundering ring that funneled more than 100 kilograms of Canadian-grown marijuana into the area during the past two years is working on a plea deal with authorities, his attorney said yesterday.
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SOUTH KENT -- President Bush's helicopter landed practically at the doorstep of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's estate yesterday, bringing the president to help raise money for GOP congressional candidate David Cappiello.
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Gas price explosion hits town

With crude oil prices approaching $120 a barrel and little relief in sight, it's bad enough paying once at the pump.
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Often using an IRS refund or a promise of lower taxes as bait, scam artists phishing for important personal data typically use tax time to trick taxpayers into revealing too much.
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Men face five years in spa robbery

STAMFORD -- Two more suspects in last year's violent gunpoint robbery of a downtown spa pleaded guilty this week and will serve up to five years in prison, attorneys said.
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NEW HAVEN -- A federal judge ruled yesterday in favor of a Greenwich woman trying to collect more than $2 million for back rent and damage to a home occupied by rogue financier Martin R.
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GHS Arbor Day tree planting first of many

At some point, Joe Williamson lost count. One of several Greenwich High School students enlisted yesterday to help plant a new honey locust at the school, Joe said he couldn't remember how many times he took his shovel to the piles of dirt before depositing it around the ball of the tree.
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Women's Club holds appraisal mania The Woman's Club of Greenwich is having its Annual Appraisal Mania today from 10 a.
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Recycling bill won't include water bottles

HARTFORD -- The General Assembly appears poised to pass legislation expanding recycling within the state -- just not the so-called bottle bill that would place nickel deposits on water bottles.
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What's Going On In Greenwich

Greenwich Post's - Postings

Saturday, April 26

The Bible’s zoo
Laura Taube, author, and Cabell Roomes, illustrator, present their “Biblical Zoo” and children can draw animals from biblical times, 10:30 to noon, Saturday, April 26, Cos Cob Library; 622-6883.

Landscape drawing 101
Audubon Greenwich holds a Basics of Landscape Drawing class with local artist Frank Guida, 1 to 3, Saturday, April 26, Audubon Greenwich; registration required; $15; 869-5272.

IBD education
Greenwich Hospital hosts the sixth annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation IBD Educational Seminar, 9 to 2, Saturday, April 26, Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital; free; registration required; 863-4277; Greenhosp.org.

Sunday, April 27

Bike blessing
St. Paul Lutheran Church holds its annual Blessing of the Bikes for motorcyclists interested in having their bikes blessed, 10:30, Sunday, April 27, St. Paul Lutheran Church; rain date May 4.

‘Hands Across the Avenue’
The Breast Cancer Alliance holds its 3rd Annual Hands Across the Avenue Commemorative Walk to support breast cancer research, 11 a.m., Sunday, April 27,starts at Richards of Greenwich; Breastcanceralliance.org.

Tea and Empathy
The Center for HOPE, division of Greenwich-based Family Centers, holds a tea for grieving seniors, noon, Sunday, April 27, Center for HOPE in Darien; registration required; 655-4693.

Closer look at Chinese School
The Chinese Language School holds an open house, 1 to 3, Sunday, April 27, Chinese Language School; Chineselanguageschool.org.

Monday, April 28

REACH benefit luncheon
REACH Prep hosts its 13 annual benefit luncheon to honor students in the Prep Academy Class of 2008, 11:30, Monday, April 28, Hyatt Regency Hotel; reservations required; 487-0750; lmojica@reachprep.org.

Surviving autism
Karyn Baily, clinical social worker and director of social work training at the Yale child Study center, talks about treatment and educational planning for young children with autism spectrum disorders, 7 to 8, Monday, April 28, Noble Conference Center; free; registration required; Greenhosp.org.

Tuesday, April 29

Transition to adolescence
Families for Greenwich Hospital holds a panel discussion about the physical, social and emotional changes for children about to enter middle school, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital; free; registration required; 863-3863; Andreag@greenhosp.org.

Stand out in a crowd
Duane Cashin, motivational speaker with sales experiences, leads a discussion titled “Differentiate Your Business in a Crowded Market,” 11:45 to 1:30, Tuesday, April 29, Greenwich Water Club; $25 members, $35 non-members; add $10 if registering after April 25; 869-3500; Greenwichchamber.com.

Tuesday, April 29

Discussing trade with China
Rebecca Fannin, author of Silicon Dragon, leads a talk titled “China and Trade,” 7, Tuesday, April 29, Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library; free; 356-0340.

Wednesday, April 30

EPIC meeting
Every Person Influences Children holds a discussion on character, conscience and values, 6 to 8, Wednesday, April 30, Boys and Girls Club; childcare and light supper provided; meeting offered in English and Spanish; 413-8190; Maryann_Murray@greenwich.k12.ct.us.

Pemberwick/Glenville association
A community meeting to decide the formation of a new association with the Pemberwick and Glenville neighborhoods, 7 to 9, Wednesday, April 30, Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center; 531-4037; Vad5573@aol.com; Pemberwickcommunity.org.

Managing stress
The Greenwich chapter of Hadassah sponsors a talk by Ruthanne Jaffe Birnbaum, licensed clinical social worker, on ways to manage stress, 7:30, Wednesday, April 30, Greenwich Library; free; reservations required; 629-1669; Nrfboston@yahoo.com.

Thursday, May 1

CT Press Club Awards
The Connecticut Press Club honors Mark Twain recipient Faith Middleton and contest winners, 6, Thursday, May 1, Hyatt Regency; reservations required; $50 per person, $65 walk-ins; 860-354-6488; Pfdasc@aol.com.

‘Seducing the Boys Club’
Nina DiSesa, chairman of McCann Erickson New York, discusses her book Seducing The Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top, 6:30, Thursday, May 1, YWCA; free; registration required; 869-6501, ext. 0; Ywcagreenwich.org.

Friday, May 2

Think Spring
The Connecticut Pioneer Branch of The National League of American Pen Women holds an opening reception for its exhibition titled “Thoughts of Spring,” 6 to 8, Friday, May 2, YWCA; exhibit opens April 26 and runs through May 31; 869-6501.

Saturday, May 3

Infant/child CPR
Greenwich health at Greenwich Hospital offers infant/child CRP training, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 8, 15 and 29, Healthy Living Center; $65; registration required; 863-4277; Greenhosp.org.

Living healthy and wealthy
Greenwich Hospital’s Women’s Resource Center and the YWCA co-sponsor a presentation about living with less stress, more fulfillment, principles of smart investing and financial security, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital; registration required; $20; 263-3627.

Gardener’s Market
The Garden Education Center of Greenwich holds it’s 47th Annual May Gardener’s Market, 9 to 1, Saturday, May 3, Garden Education Center; free; 869-9242; Gecgreenwich.org.

Use your resources
Toni McKeen, genealogy lecturer, presents a workshop titled “Having The City Directories Work For You,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Cos Cob Library community room; free; 622-6883.

What a girl wants
Annabel Monaghan and Elisabeth Wolfe, authors of Click! The Girl’s Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen, hold a book signing and talk, 2, Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, Greenwich Library; Clickthegirlsguide.com.

Tall Ships Ball
SoundWaters is hosting its 13th Annual Tall Ships Ball. Proceeds benefit SoundWaters, 5 to 11, Saturday, May 3, Riverside Yacht Club; registration required; $250 per person; 406-3314; Soundwaters.org.

Sunday, May 4

A view of the Mediterranean
The Garden Education Center holds an opening reception for an exhibit of Greenwich artist Agop Chalekian’s painting depicting scenese of the Mediterranean, 2 to 4, Sunday, May 4, Garden Education Center; exhibit opens May 2 and runs through May 23; 869-9242.

Wednesday, May 7

Nonprofit grant writing
Marilyn Hoyt, president and CEO of the new York Hall of Science, presents a training session on grant writing for staff and volunteers of local nonprofit organizations, 9 to 4, Wednesday, May 7, Greenwich Library meeting room; sign in at 8:30; registration required; $45; 869-2221.

Free anxiety screenings
Greenwich Hospital observes National Anxiety Screening Day by offering free anxiety screenings, noon to 2 and 5 to 6, Wednesday, May 7, Behavioral Health Center; appointment required; 863-3316.

‘SCRABBLE Challenge’
The Literacy Volunteers of Stamford/Greenwich Inc. holds it’s annual Scrabble competition to benefit LVSG, 6 to 9:30, Wednesday, May 7, Boys and Girls Club; 324-5214.

Thursday, May 8

Breaking the glass ceiling
The National League of American pen Women sponsors a talk by a panel of leading women in the arts, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 8, Garden Education Center; free; reservations required; 869-6347; 869-8313.

‘Old Bags Luncheon’
The YWCA holds an Old Bags Luncheon Garden Party to benefit its Domestic Abuse Services, 11, Thursday, May 8, Belle Haven Club; reservations required; ticket prices begin at $300 for individuals; 869-6501, ext. 103.

Friday, May 9

B.E.S.T. Cocktail
Soldiers For The Truth and Richards of Greenwich host a Best Equipment to Support the Troops Cocktail to raise awareness and support our troops, 6:30 to 9, Friday, May 9, Richards of Greenwich; reservations required; minimum donation $250; 629-0288; Sftt.org.

Saturday, May 10

Migratory Bird Day
Audubon Greenwich holds its Annual Bird Breakfast and International Migratory Bird Day, programs begin at 6 a.m. with a bird walk, Saturday, May 10, Audubon Greenwich; registration required; 869-5272, ext. 22.

'Come Play'
The Child Guidance Center of Souther Connecticut holds its annual “Come Play” gala, 6:30, Saturday, May 10, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park; reservations required; $250 per person; 324-6127.

Sunday, May 11

‘Ride for Greenwich’
Greenwich Safe Cycling holds a bike ride through Old Greenwich for Mother’s Day, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 11, starting point is the Old Greenwich Civic Center; $10 adults, $5 children under 13; 622-0017; Emmymargs@hotmail.com.

Mother’s Day Symphony
The Norwalk Youth Symphony, featuring three Greenwich kids, holds its Mother’s Day Spring Concert, 3, Sunday, May 11, Norwalk Concert Hall; $15 adults, $8 seniors and students, $37.50 season pass; potential members and families, music teachers and children under 5 free.

Wednesday, May 14

Visiting Mark Twain
The Friends of Greenwich Library sponsor a bus trip to Mark Twain’s Home and Museum and lunch at Apricot’s overlooking the Farmington River, 8:30 to 5:30, Wednesday, May 14, bus leaves from rear parking lot of Greenwich Library; registration required; $85 for Friends, $90 for guests; 622-7938.

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