Circle of Care will host its 3rd Annual "Care to Shop" Holiday Boutique at the Inn at Longshore this year. After two previous successful events, Care to Shop will repeat the performance with a "Girls Night Out" exclusive preview on Thursday Nov. 6, followed the next day, Friday Nov. 7, with boutique sales open to the public. The festive preview will provide guests with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more than 40 vendors. Tickets are $125. The Friday Holiday Boutique will run from 9 to 3, with a $10 entry fee (and free admission for all Thursday night guests). Vendors include jewelry at all price points, new hip bags, belts and accessories, holiday gifts, designer "lapsacks" for laptops, custom quilts, chic children's clothing and other items. Circle of Care is a 501-c-3 organization founded in 2003 to support families throughout Connecticut with children who have been diagnosed with cancer. visit Thecircleofcare.org for information or to buy tickets. Committee members from front left are Greenwich residents Christine Abry and Karen Morgenbesser; New Canaan residents Jeanna Shepard and Meegan Graham; Westport residents Deborah Murtaugh and Susan Kobylinski, and (back row) Wilton residents Liz Salguero, Leslie Finnie, Dawn Ladenheim, Lori Davis, Martha Shannon.
Voter registration drives scheduled before deadline
The deadline for new voter registration is fast approaching — mail-in applications must be postmarked by Oct. 21; in-person registration deadline is Oct. 28.
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will be holding a voter registration session at the Riverside Shopping Center on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all Connecticut residents who will turn 18 by Nov. 4. Voters will be provided with an explanation of the optiscan voting machine.
In addition, the First Baptist Church at 10 Northfield Road, working in collaboration with upper school government students at Brunswick School, will also hold a voter registration session on Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. During the lunch hour there will be complimentary hot dogs and home-made chili. At 3 p.m. there will be a 30-minute “rally for our nation” that will include ecumenical gospel singing and patriotic songs followed by a brief speech by Pastor Thomas Nins.
Nursing home seeks volunteers
Nathaniel Witherell is holding an open house for those interested in volunteer opportunities.
The event will be Thursday, Oct. 23 between 10 and noon or 3 and 5. Volunteer Coordinator Sally Van Leeuwen will informally talk to visitors about the different roles volunteers fill at the town-owned and operated skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Witherell is at 70 Parsonage Rd.
Greenwich water polo team amid another solid season
The 2008 Greenwich High School water polo team is midway through another outstanding season.
At least that appears to be the case after the Cardinals won the Beast of the East tournament in West Lawn, Pa., last weekend to raise their record to a perfect 17-0. That’s exactly halfway to last year’s win total, when GHS went 34-3 and won the Eastern Interscholastic championship.
Tigers tame the water in Hartford with stellar showing
The Sacred Heart crew team has plenty to be thrilled about after its performance at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta, which was held this past weekend upstate in Hartford.
The lost decade
Written by Andy Szabo
I have done some calculations of what would have happened to four sample portfolios invested at the beginning of January 1999 and left unchanged until the end of last month. I don’t claim such a period is typical, only that it happens to be the most recent decade