Hyper Local News Pages

Web Stats Provided By Google Analytics

Sunday, January 18, 2009

1/18/09 Young Volunteer Fire Fighter Sends In Accident Information

Greenwich (Fairfield) - Rollover/Extrication - 01/18/09 - EMTBravo.net

Date: 1/18/09

Time:After Midnight

Location: Bedford Rd x Cutler RD

Frequency: 154.175,800mhz trunked


Description Of Incident: 1 car mva rollover. 1 patient trapped in back seat. door removed by e4 crew. patient removed and transported.


Member No.: 2057.

Age Range: 18-20.

I am a: Volunteer Fire Firefighter

I'm also: Pursuing Fire Career Student.

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

1/18/08 Obituary

In addition to her husband of 68 years, Mrs. Buckley is survived by her two sisters, Olga Gregory of Port Chester and Amelia Busch of Greenwich; a brother, Edward Matula of Norwalk; a son, James J. Buckley of Larchmont; daughters Karen ...

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com or click on the comments link at the end of this post.

1/18/09 The Greenwich Citizen Has Not Updated Since Friday, But Greenwich Roundup Is Here With The Raw Greenwich News Feed

Obama Asks: "Whatcha talkin bout Wally"

Is Greenwich Resident Walter Noel Going To Stain Obama's Inauguration?

"Walter Noel, Where Are Our Obama Tickets?"

Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel's Obama Connection ????

Madoff fallout cancels local folks' DC trip
Ventura County Star, CA

At least four Ventura County residents and about two dozen others nationwide have lost out on inauguration packages in Washington, D.C.

The deals they purchased were supposed to include tickets to President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony and a chance to meet Obama.

But they have been snagged in a bizarre web involving a New York investment firm said to be reeling under the weight of the Bernard Madoff financial scandal and a Chicago-based children’s charity, which announced Friday it has temporarily shut down.

Dr. Donna Pachorek, a Santa Rosa Valley resident who owns a medical practice in Thousand Oaks, and Bill Dundas of Camarillo were among those who bid on the packages through an e-Bay auction that was to benefit the charity December Rain. Each of them paid $5,500.

December Rain said it purchased the packages through Fairfield Greenwich Group, a New York investment firm that is said to have direct ties to Madoff’s securities firm. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Fairfield Greenwich appears to be the biggest casualty in Madoff’s alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

December Rain Executive Director Paul Saulnier was critical of Fairfield Greenwich in an interview earlier this week, saying he never received the promised ticket packages.

But when contacted for a response, Fairfield Greenwich said in a terse statement late Thursday that it “has never heard of this charity, nor have we ever worked with this charity.”

A call to Saulnier at his Chicago office Friday netted only a short recording: “December Rain has currently suspended operations while we address the extreme situation and matters that have arisen from the cancellation of planned events. We apologize for the temporary closure. December Rain will continue to resolve these issues and hopes to be back in operation shortly.”....

.....Saulnier, who was upset during the interview, added: “It’s like a house of cards over at Fairfield Greenwich. I can’t get phone calls returned. It’s been devastating.”

On its Web site, Fairfield Greenwich — the target of at least three investor lawsuits — acknowledged that it had $6.9 billion invested in “vehicles connected to” Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. The Wall Street Journal and others estimated that amount was slightly more.

Saulnier said he contacted the New York State Attorney General’s Office and was told officials there couldn’t help him because it’s a civil matter. He added that it may take weeks to sort out the mess.....

Madoff misled SEC in '06, got off
Palm Beach Post

Securities and Exchange Commission investigators discovered in 2006 that Bernard Madoff had misled the agency about how he managed customer money, according to documents, yet the SEC missed an opportunity to uncover an alleged Ponzi scheme.

The documents indicate the agency had Madoff in its sights amid multiple violations that, if pursued, could have blown open his alleged multibillion-dollar scam. Instead, his firm registered as an investment adviser, at the agency's request, and the public got no word of the violations.

Harry Markopolos - who once worked for a Madoff rival - sparked the probe with his nearly decadelong campaign to persuade the SEC that Madoff's returns were too good to be true. In recent days, The Wall Street Journal reviewed emails, letters and other documents that Markopolos shared with the SEC over the years. ...

....On Jan. 4, 2006, the SEC's enforcement staff in New York opened an investigation, based on Markopolos's allegations, into whether Madoff was, in fact, running a Ponzi scheme. The SEC staff received documents from Madoff and Fairfield Greenwich, a hedge fund that placed money with Madoff on behalf of its clients. The SEC also interviewed Madoff, his assistant, an official from Fairfield Greenwich and another employee.

Among other things, the SEC found that Madoff personally "misled the examination staff about the nature of the strategy" used by the Fairfield funds and other hedge-fund accounts, and also "withheld from the examination staff information about certain of these customers' accounts," the SEC documents say.

The SEC report said that neither Madoff nor the Fairfield funds disclosed to investors in the Fairfield funds that Madoff was the investment adviser.

A lawyer for Fairfield couldn't be reached for comment......

....The staff recommended closing the investigation because Madoff agreed to register his investment-advisory business and Fairfield agreed to disclose information about Madoff to investors. The SEC report said the staff closed the case "because those violations were not so serious as to warrant an enforcement action."....

Georgea s best
Sunday Tribune

Katy McGuinness visits the outgoing American ambassador

He represented the most unpopular US president ever – but why did Tom Foley break so many Irish women's hearts recently?.....

....Tom Foley is a lean, handsome man of 57 with a good head of hair and fine American teeth, in a navy suit with the nipped-in waist that men of a certain age who manage to stay in shape tend to favour, the trousers held up with one of those fancy Kieselstein cowboy-style belts with the real silver buckles that says 'I may have to wear a suit for work but underneath it all I'm a macho guy who'd be happier out on the ranch doing some real work'. I get the impression that he cares about how he's going to look in these photos......

....He is a long-time friend of the Bush family and was a Bush-Cheney campaign supporter whose loyalty was rewarded with the Dublin posting .....

....As well as getting back to business, Foley will be putting time into a charity that is seeking to improve standards in the public schools in the inner cities of Connecticut. He regards home as Greenwich, CT, the hedge-fund capital of America, and effectively a suburb of New York.

So has the departing American ambassador done a good job in Ireland?......

Ready for the day
Connecticut Post
Lynn Sullivan, a senior administrator at a private school in Greenwich, is traveling to DC with her 10-year-old daughter. They were lucky enough to score

Help Exchange
Stamford Advocate
Gateway Pre-School in Greenwich, run by Family Centers, is looking for volunteers from 8:30 or 9 am to 12:30 pm Volunteers would work with children under ...

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com or click on the comments link at the end of this post.

1/18/09 Today's Greenwich Post Press Release

Lecture focuses gifted children and adults

Parents, educators and community members are invited to attend an evening session with Dr. Nadia Webb, a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has published extensively in the area of the brain and how it works.

Dr. Webb’s most recent book was co-authored with Dr. James Webb (founder of SENG, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted). Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults has received high praise and much attention in the field.

On Jan. 21, Dr. Webb will share her research and experiences related to gifted minds and the brains that house them. Are there basic biological differences in the way gifted brains organize or function? Are there left and right-brained people? Do we really use 10% of our brain’s capacity? Are gifted children really more likely to have Asperger's or autism because of their brain differences? How do we make sense of gifted children with "quirky wiring," such as gifted and learning disabled, ADD, or "emotionally troubled?"

Dr. Webb will present the state of the literature and will direct interested participants toward appropriate resources for more detailed information.

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com or click on the comments link at the end of this post.

1/18/09 Grenwich Time News Links For Sunday --- Where Is The Local News, Editorials, And Letters To The Editor ??????

Is This The Greenwich Time Or Viva Pop Of Greenwich ????
This Is The Absolute Worst That I Have Ever Seen On The Greenwich Time's So-Called News "Web Site".
Is The Greenwich Time Just Going To Publish Press Realeases Every Day Like The Greenwich Post ??????

The Greenwich Time Hasn't Put Up News Today, They Are Just Posting A Bunch Of Event Calandars That Have Headlines Designed To Make Greenwich Residents Think That A Real News Story Has Been Published......

No Hearst Newspaper Reporter Will Put A Byline On These Listings With Headlines That Are Designed To Fool Greenwich Time Web Site Visitors:

Greenwich Time Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 09:48:55 PM EST

The Board of Education will host two public forums for community members to discuss what qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent of schools on Wednesday - first, at 9 a.m. at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road; then, at 7 p.m. at Greenwich High School's media center, 10 Hillside Road.

At the forums, community members will be able to submit public opinion surveys for the school board's superintendent search, which can be accessed at http://www.greenwichschools.org/.

The Junior United Way, in collaboration with Youth Services of the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross, will host a dance for high school-age students who live or go to school in town from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch St.

Brunswick School will host "The Fundance Foreign Film Festival," featuring free food, screenings of more than a dozen international films and an annual student film competition at the school's Baker Theater, 100 Maher Ave., Feb. 6-8.

The festival will showcase films from countries such as The Netherlands, Estonia, Italy, France, Japan and China. There will also be a student film contest at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 7. Admission is free.
For a listing of films and showtimes, visit www.fundancefilms.org/ welcome.

The Greenwich High School PTA will host its annual "SummerFare Camp Expo," showcasing more than 130 summer programs for middle and high school students, in the GHS student center, 10 Hillside Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28.

Program representatives will hand out informational brochures and DVDs as well as answer questions from parents and students about a bevy of program options, from sailing trips through the Caribbean, to language courses, to traditional sleep-away and day camps. Also featured will be programs in sports training, adventure travel, community service and performing and visual arts.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be on sale. The snow date is Jan. 29.

Those who register Feb. 1 will get discounted tickets. For more information, visit http://www.eaglehillschool.org/ , and click the "symposium" button, or call 622-9240.

Greenwich Time Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 06:27:22 PM EST

Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Schools closed.

Jan. 22
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., North Mianus School.

Feb. 5
Board of Education work session, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Havemeyer Building.

Feb. 9-13
Winter recess for public schools.

Feb. 16
President's Day - Public schools closed.

Feb. 24
Secondary Schools Review Committee, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern Middle School cafeteria.

Feb. 26
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Western Middle School.

March 2-27
Testing window for Connecticut Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic Performance Test.

March 12
Board of Education work session, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Havemeyer Building.

March 26
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Eastern Middle School.

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 11:55:22 PM EST


The arts exchange It All Started Here Celebrates the history of animation in the New York metropolitan area and the role local artists and animation studios have played as innovators and catalysts. Opening reception: Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Through Feb. 28. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, N.Y. (914) 428-4220 or http://www.westarts.com/.

BRUCE MUSEUM Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time More than 40 works exploring the evolution of modern sculpture, including works by Rodin, Archipenko, Calder, Nevelson, Moore, Caro, Koons, de Jong, Suh, Webster and Noble. Through May 24. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $7, $6 for students and seniors; free to children younger than 5 and all visitors on Tuesdays. 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. 869-0376 or http://www.brucemuseum.org/.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking Interpretations: The Art of Transcription Gallery show exploring CCP members' interpretations of famous works of art. Opening reception: Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Through March 7. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mathews Park, 299 West Ave., Norwalk. 899-7999 or http://www.contemprints.org/.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking Interpretations: The Art of Transcription Gallery show exploring CCP members' interpretations of famous works of art. Opening reception: Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Through March 7. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mathews Park, 299 West Ave., Norwalk. 899-7999 or http://www.contemprints.org/.

Openings The arts exchange It All Started Here Celebrates the history of animation in the New York metropolitan area and the role local artists and animation studios have played as innovators and catalysts. noon-4 p.m. Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. 365-7650 or http://www.artgallery.sacredheart.edu/

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery Marilyn Cohen: Layers of Time and Memories More than 70 works by the collage artist. Opening reception: Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Director's choice lunchtime lecture: Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road. http://www.quickcenter.com/.

westchester community college fine arts gallery Liat Yossifor and Kathy Stecko: Body Language The WCC artists display their figurative paintings and sculptures. Through Feb. 28. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 6-8 p.m. WCC Academic Arts Building, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, N.Y. 606-7867, 606-6621 or www.sunywcc.edu/gallery

Westport Arts Center Guido Garaycochea: Paradises The Peruvian artist displays his oil on panel paintings, combining personal and cultural history on utopian dreams in two parts: landscape and metaphoric abstraction. Through Feb. 22. Preemptive Resistances: Conceptual and Installation Art by Latino Artists Explores the activist theme of resistance through the lens of contemporary Latin American artists, including Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Vidal Centeno, César Cornejo, José Ruiz and Alex Villar. Through March 23. Opening reception for both exhibits: Friday, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. 222-7070 or http://www.westportartscenter.org/

the william benton museum of art ¡Merengue! Visual Rhythms/Ritmos Visuales Forty paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture, video and graphics examining the evolving artistic styles practiced by Dominican artists in their celebration of merengue dance. Yuyanapaq: To Remember 250 photographs taken from more than 90 archives of Peruvian media outlets, news agencies, military institutions, human rights organizations and private collections exploring political violence in the country. Rhythms in Design Works from the Benton's collection highlighting music in the visual arts as both imagery and an influence on design. Opening reception for all exhibits: today, 2 p.m. Exhibits run through March 6. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. University of Connecticut, 245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs. (860) 486-4520 or http://www.thebenton.org/

Yale University Art Gallery Tea Culture of Japan: Chanoyu Past and Present Approximately 100 objects exploring the evolution of the Japanese tea service -- chanoyu -- from medieval to modern times. Through April 26. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 1111 Chapel St., New Haven. 432-0600 or http://www.artgallery.yale.edu/.

Lectures and Tours

THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM Ask Me Tours Docent-guided tours of current exhibits. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. $7, $4 for seniors and college students; free for members, children 18 and younger, kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers and all visitors on Tuesdays. 258 Main St., Ridgefield. 438-4519 or http://www.aldrichart.org/.

BRUCE MUSEUM Museum exhibition tours Weekly guided tours of museum galleries. Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. $7, $6 for students and seniors, free for museum members and children younger than 5. 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. 869-0376 or http://www.brucemuseum.org/.

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 11:55:35 PM EST

Museums & Nonprofit Venues

THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM Full Circle: Ten Years of Radius Works in various media by emerging artists from Connecticut and New York; featuring Alyse Rosner of Westport and Jim Hett of Darien. Through June 7. Huma Bhabha: 2008 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition New works by Bhabha, including }Karin Davie: Symptomania Six oil paintings and two multimedia wall pieces by Davie. Through Feb. 8. Kwang Young-Chun: The Soul -- Journey to America The Korean artist displays his 14-foot, free-standing paper sculpture. Through May 24. Lars Fisk: Trashbags A marble sculpture by Fisk. Through Feb. 15. Peggy Preheim: Little Black Book 75 drawings, paintings, sculptural objects and photographs by Preheim. Through Feb. 8. Video A -- Harry Shearer: The Silent Echo Chamber The comedic actor, writer and artist displays his multiscreen video installation. Through Feb. 8. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. $7, $4 for seniors and students; free for members, children 18 and younger, kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers and all visitors on Tuesdays. 258 Main St., Ridgefield. 438-4519 or http://www.aldrichart.org/.

BRUCE MUSEUM Changes in Our Land Permanent display of the region's environmental and historical development. Setting the Stage: Twentieth-Century Theater Models Explores the planning process for stage sets through sketches, scaled set models and photographs. Through March 15. That Liberty Shall Not Perish: World War I Posters War bond posters from the early 20th century; held in Bantle Lecture Gallery, call ahead for viewing times. Through Feb. 1. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. $7, $6 for students and seniors; free to children younger than 5 and all visitors on Tuesdays. 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. 869-0376 or http://www.brucemuseum.org/.

BUSH-HOLLEY HISTORIC SITE Carved with Rasps and Chisels: The Sculpture of Margaret Brassler Kane, 1909-2006 Kane's portrait busts, figure studies, animals and large-scale reliefs depicting 20th-century events and prevailing social conditions. Through March 15. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. $6, $4 for seniors and students, free for children younger than 6, members and all visitors on Tuesdays. 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. 869-6899 or http://www.hstg.org/.

housatonic museum of art Art/Place 25th Anniversary Exhibition Works in various media by 28 members of Art/Place, a Fairfield-based nonprofit artists' cooperative. Through Jan. 30. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. 332-5000.

NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART African Art and Culture: Selections from the Permanent Collection Ongoing exhibit of works including a Wara headdress from the Bamana peoples in Mali; a Bangwa commemorative female figure from Cameroon, recently attributed to the carver Ateu Atsa; and a janus-face Mende mask from Sierra Leone. Hannah Wilke: Gestures Sculptures by the late feminist art pioneer. Through Jan. 25. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, $3 for seniors and students, free for members and children younger than 12. Purchase (N.Y.) College, 735 Anderson Hill Road. (914) 251-6100 or http://www.neuberger.org/.

STAMFORD MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER Pets in America More than 300 objects exploring the bond between people and animals, as well as the history of pet-keeping. Through Feb. 1. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 4-17; free for members, children 3 and younger and Stamford residents on Wednesdays. 39 Scofieldtown Road. 322-1646 or http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/.

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM What Lies Beneath: Revealing Painters' Secrets Examines underimages of paintings in the Wadsworth collection discovered using X-radiography and infrared imaging. Through March 29. Who Was Anna Tuels? Quiet Stories, 1750-1900 Celebrates the history of quilting from the 18th and 19th centuries in America. Through Jan. 25. Young Americans: Photographs By Sheila Pree Bright Explores attitudes toward America held by Generation Y. Ends Monday. $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, free for members and children younger than 12. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 600 Main St., Hartford. (877) 600-MAIN or http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org/.


FLINN GALLERY Counterpoint: Gail and Ken Resen Works by the Larchmont, N.Y., husband and wife. Through Wednesday. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 622-7947 or http://www.flinngallery.com/.

Greenwich Arts Council Frank Smurlo: Landscapes The Greenwich artist displays his landscape paintings. David Webber: Animals The Greenwich artist displays his photographs of animals in parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Through Jan. 31. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment. 299 Greenwich Ave. 862-6750 or http://www.greenwicharts.org/.

KARL SODERLUND GALLERY & STUDIO Paintings by Karl Soderlund The Fairfield resident displays his seascapes, landscapes and collection of small paintings. Through Jan. 31. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 1657 Post Road, Fairfield. 319-1929 or http://www.karlsoderlund.com/.

mayor's gallery Industrial Artist, Dana Scinto The Stamford resident displays her polymer, resin and mixed-media paintings. Reception: Feb. 12, 5-7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 27. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. 325-8259.

Nathaniel Witherell Winter Thaw Greenwich Art Society member Carol Dixon of Old Greenwich displays embroidered collages, oil paintings, photographs, computerized prints and mixed-media pieces. Through Feb. 28. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich. Call the GAS at 629-1533.

PERFORMANCE DANCE GALLERY Exhibit and sale Works by painters Ted Mikulski and Mary Catherine Starr. Through Jan 30. By appointment only. 12 Fitch St., Norwalk. Contact Hayden Spring, curator, at 536-4212.

River road gallery Christiane Pape The Swiss-born artist displays her abstract and floral paintings. Through Feb. 28. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; or by appointment. 21 River Road, Wilton. 762-3887 or RiverRdGallery@optonline.net.

ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER Emerging Artists and Their Mentors Works by RAC teachers and students, including Robert Baxter of Westport and Michael Douglass of Rowayton. Through Jan. 25. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 145 Rowayton Ave. 866-2744 or http://www.rowaytonartscenter.org/.

silvermine guild arts center Bamidbar Paintings in oil by Belle Manes of White Plains, N.Y. The Expressionist Experiment Vincent Baldassano of Oxford displays his work. New Members Exhibit Works by eight SGAC members inducted in 2008. Through Feb. 7. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. 966-6668 or http://www.silvermineart.org/.

the watermark art gallery ColorSquares Monoprints on silk by Stamford artist Phyllis Peckar Clamage. Through Jan. 29. Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. 374-5611.
white space gallery Trees and Arches on Chapel Hill Paintings by 16 artists. Through Jan. 31. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1020 Chapel St., New Haven. 495-1200 or http://www.whitespacegallery.com/.

WILSON AVENUE LOFT ARTISTS Opening exhibit 18 Fairfield County artists exhibit their work in the cooperative gallery and individual studios. Ongoing. Hours by appointment. 225 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. 247-2453 or e-mail Glavin@optonline.net.

Other Venues

Darien Nature Center ArtLink exhibit Works by fourth-graders at Holmes School in Darien and their counterparts in Colombia, Guatemala and Sri Lanka; works selected from a student art exchange hosted by Creative Connections. Through Jan. 30. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 120 Brookside Road. http://www.creativeconnections.org/.

GREENWICH HOSPITAL GARDEN CAFE Solo Exhibition Greenwich artist Kathie Milligan displays her oil paintings. Through January. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 5 Perryridge Road. http://www.kathiemilligan.com/.

Greenwich YWCA Living and Dreaming: Original Art Work inspired by the Life and Times of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Works by local artists Kwame Henry Jones and Donna Hargrove. Through Jan. 30. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 259 E. Putnam Ave. 621-4052.

INTERNAL MEDICINE GALLERY American Medical Series Peter Konsterlie of Fairfield exhibits his medical-themed works. Through early March. Call for viewing hours. 2150 Black Rock Turnpike, Suite 301, Fairfield. 384-2227 or http://www.konsterlie.net/.

KRITI COLLECTION Shapes and Hidden Spaces Works by Connecticut native Megan Re. Ongoing. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7 p.m. 1 N. Water St., Greenwich. 858-1020 or http://www.kriticollection.com/.

River House Adult Day Care Center Places & Arrangements Works by Sonja Gerquest. Through March 31. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 125 River Road, Cos Cob. 622-0079.
Wilton LIBRARY Change of Space Thirty artists from Stamford's Loft Artists Association display their oil and acrylic paintings, mixed-media works, glicée prints and photographs. Through Jan. 30. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 137 Old Ridgefield Road. 762-3950 or http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/.

WESTPORT LIBRARY Works by Naiad Einsel The artist displays her decorative illustrations and contemporary folk art. Through Jan. 31. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 20 Jesup Road. 291-4840 or http://www.westportlibrary.org/.

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 11:57:03 PM EST


GREENWICH ART SOCIETY Winter Art Courses Includes Botanical Illustration, The Artful Audience: Ten Movies Everyone Should See, Parent/Child Monoprint Class, Portfolio Development for High School Students, Felting Workshop, Watercolor Workshop, Sculpture, Creative Writing II for Visual Arts and classes for advanced students. Call or visit Web site for schedule and registration. 629-1533 or http://www.greenwichartsociety.org/.

Lakeside Pottery, Ceramic School and Studio Pottery Classes Includes Intermediate/Beginner Pottery, Children's Pottery, Potter's Wheel Intermediate/Advanced, Handbuilding Class for Beginner/Intermediate and Open Studio. Call or visit Web site for schedule and registration. 543 Newfield Ave., Stamford. 323-2222 or http://www.lakesidepottery.com/.

ROWAYTON ARTS CENTER Winter Art Classes Includes the World Inside: Art as a Tool for Self Discovery and Relaxation, Painting: Still Life Plus, Acting for Adults, Watercolor Painting, Basic Painting Principles and Painting from Photographs. Call or visit the Web site for schedule and prices. 145 Rowayton Ave. 866-2744 or http://www.rowaytonartscenter.org/.

SILVERMINE GUILD ARTS CENTER Workshops For adults and children in various mediums. Call or visit Web site for schedule and registration. 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. 966-9700 or http://www.silvermineart.org/.

WESTPORT ARTS CENTER Outreach Programs Art educators bring art materials and images from the WAC's exhibition to schools and community organizations and lead discussions. Groups can schedule visits Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 51 Riverside Ave. Contact Danielle Cavanna, education and grants manager, at 222-7070, ext. 107.


CONNECTICUT SYMPHONIC BAND Come Play With the Band! Wind, brass and percussion players are invited to join the upper level wind ensemble. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Stratford High School, 45 N. Parade St. 386-1625 or http://www.ctsymphonicband.com/.

DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE Seeking musicians For the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Danbury Concert Chorus, Danbury Community Orchestra and the Danbury Preparatory String Orchestra. Call for list of requirements; and concert and rehearsal schedule. 748-1716 or e-mail dmc1935@snet.net.

GREENWICH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GUILD 48th Annual Dorothy Gluckman Music Award Applications are being accepted for the annual instrumental music contest for high school seniors in Fairfield County. Deadline: Feb. 15. Applications should be mailed to: Award Chairman, Greenwich Symphony Guild, P.O. Box 35, Greenwich, CT 06836. Contact the chairman of the music department in Fairfield County secondary schools or call 869-2664.

THE STAMFORD CHORALE Invitation to join All voice parts welcome. No auditions required. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:20-9:45 p.m. Call for times. Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. 249-9072.

WESTFAIR SINGERS Female singers wanted Interested singers should attend trial rehearsals to establish parts and suitability. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Stanwich School, 257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Call Jinny McGinnis at 629-9814 or visit www.geocities.com/westfairsingers/Home.html.

WESTPORT COMMUNITY BAND New members sought Brass, woodwind and percussion players wanted for concert band repertoire. Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., Westport. Call Dennis Hyde at 838-8104 or visit http://www.westportcommunityband.com/.

The Westport Madrigal Singers Auditions The vocal ensemble, under the direction of Elissa O. Getto, holds open auditions for interested singers. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Tpke., Fairfield. 253-0297.


New Canaan Society for the Arts 29th Annual Photography Exhibition Entries are sought from amateur, student and professional photographers in all formats and subjects. Entries accepted Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Nonmember fee: $15 for one or $20 for two entries; member and student fee: $10 for one or $15 for two photos. Betty Barker Gallery at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan. 972-1895 or http://www.carriagebarn.org/.


Connecticut Choraliers }Night at the Oscars}
Curtain call }The Wizard of Oz" Auditions for the musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic novel. Auditions for adult parts (and Dorothy): Monday and Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Kweskin Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. www.curtaincallinc.com or info@curtaincallinc.com.

darien library Catherine Lindsey Memorial Actors/Playwrights Workshop Series Equity and non-Equity actors and local and regional playwrights are invited to this seven-part workshop series designed to create and stage original plays. Thursday, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 11, 7-9 p.m.; June 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 1441 Post Road, Darien. Contact Robert Cusack at 655-7699 or bob.cusack@inscapllc.com.

Playhouse on the Green "Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams" Open call, non-Equity auditions for Terrence McNally's play; bring photo and resume of stage experience and prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Jan. 28 and 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Playhouse on the Green, 177 State St., Bridgeport. 366-4647.

The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/17/2009 11:58:02 PM EST


greenwich library Foreign Affairs Book Club Discussion of "A Voyage Long and Strange" by Tony Horwitz. 7 p.m. 101 W. Putnam Ave. 622-7970 or http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/.


ferguson library The Jewish Historical Society Presents Book Talks at the Library Discussion of "A Pigeon and a Boy" by Meir Shalev. 11 a.m. Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. 351-8292.

westport library Authors at the Library Cookbook author Kathy Farrell-Kingsley discusses her book, "The Home Creamery." Noon. 20 Jesup Road. 291-4840 or http://www.westportlibrary.com/.


FRIENDS OF THE FERGUSON LIBRARY Calling all Books! The Friends of Ferguson Library collect books, CDs, videos, cassettes, DVDs, musical scores, software, reference materials and magazines. Call 351-8275 or http://www.friendsoffergusonlibrary.org/.


Another step toward fullfilling dream of Dr. King
The bus boycott that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led in Montgomery, Ala., lasted for 381 days, from 1955 into 1956. We wonder if at any point during that time the emerging civil rights leader envisioned what is going to take place in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

During King's 30 jail stays, was the thought of a black president conceivable, even for a moment?
What about during his most famous speech, at the Lincoln Memorial? In his heart of hearts, did his dream include that one day a man with his skin color would inhabit the White House?

It's hard to believe it did. Not during a time when it took great bravery to demand the right to eat lunch next to a white person.

Jump forward in time, during the long and often bitter process of dedicating a day to the honor of Dr. King. Who among us witnessing that fight thought we'd see a black president in our lifetime?

That Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on added significance this year is stating the obvious. That it falls one day before we swear our first black president into office adds yet another grace note to the historic event we all are privileged to witness......

There Are No Letters To The Greenwich Time Editor Published Online The Past Couple Of Days So You Will Also Have To Read These Items At The CT Post.....

Social Security must be 'sacred'
Social Security must be 'sacred' Robert A. Harbinson's Jan. 10 letter gave me an insight into how the federal government is able to treat the Social Security Trust Fund like it's a piggy bank.

Before reading this letter, I just kept wondering to myself why the Social Security Trust Fund, which exists through the blood, sweat and tears of the American taxpayers, is not being given the dignity and respect it deserves. It is supposed to partially take care of the needs and wants of its contributors in their retirement years -- treated like a "sacred" fund.

I think that Social Security reforms are long overdue. For too long, American taxpayers have been taken for granted and given the least attention, especially after elections. I have high hopes, though, that things will change for the better for us ordinary Americans under President-elect Barack Obama's administration, starting with comprehensive Social Security reforms.

How I wish our new 4th District Congressman Jim Himes would consider initiating a Social Security reform bill!

Cel B. Dulnuan

Please send your comments to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed - Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich