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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

03/03/09 PLEASE SUPPORT THE FRESH AIR FUND: Chris Abraham invited you to join the group "Fresh Air Fund Community"...

Chris invited you to join the Facebook group "Fresh Air Fund Community".

Chris says, "I wanted to let you know that the Fresh Air Fund has a home on Facebook -- the Facebook Group. Please consider joining the official Fresh Air Fund Community.".

To see more details and confirm this group invitation, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=500059453&k=5W14X5WZR25M5CACTJ25SV

Facebook helps you find and keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues. You can share unlimited photos, plan events and join discussion groups. It's free and everyone can join.

To register, go to:
http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=500059453&k=5W14X5WZR25M5CACTJ25SV&r

If you're receiving this email and are already a member of Facebook, please make sure this email address is associated with your Facebook account.

Thanks,
Fresh Air Fund Community

COMMENT:

Dear Chris,

I have repeatedly accused Old School Greenwich Citizen Editor Don Harrison of not being Internet savvy to fully exploit his so-called "news web site".

However, I must admit that I am not a savvy social networking kind of guy and have failed to use tools like facebook to bring new readers to Greenwich Roundup.

It not that I do not understand the power of social networking sites to drive traffic to a cause or a website. It Is clear that a website that is involved with several social networking sites is like an Octopus with multiple tentacles pulling traffic into the center or hub.

My problem is that in Kindergarten I did not get very high marks with "works well and plays with others". So chating away on social network sites like Facebook is just not that appealing to me.

However, I Might make an exception and register for facebook so that I can join the Fresh Air Fund Community, because it is such a noble and worthwhile organization. Further, I would encourage other members of Greenwich society to join and support your facebook group that helps needy children.

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03/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - This Just In ....

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Spring? Not Snow Fast!
Just when Greenwichites were ready to comedown with spring fever.....
Late season storm covers Greenwich, closes schools
Greenwich Time
While the storm did cause a messy morning ride for commuters, it made for a great day of sledding in Old Greenwich, where dozens of children, teenagers and ...
Aquarion appeals Greenwich zoning board's decision
Greenwich Time
At 1 million gallons, they have said, the tank is far below industry guidelines of 4.4. million gallons for the 52000 people in Greenwich and Westchester ...
MORE ON THE STORY THAT THE GREENWICH TIME REFUSES TO COVER FOR ITS ONLINE READERS ......
Fairfield Greenwich's Biggest Sin
DealBreaker.Com - Wall Street Journal Blogs
Hey, did you know Fairfield Greenwich founder Walter Noel, his wife Monica and their five daughters are deeply garish human beings? ...
The (Little) British Are Coming
Mediapost.com - New York
Undeterred, Gill worked with Linton to determine that one of the problems she faced was people having trouble distinguishing between Greenwich Avenue ...
Snow slicks roads, slows commute
Connecticut Post
Three Metro-North trains on the New Haven line broke down between Stamford and Greenwich, causing delays on the morning commute of between 10 and 15 minutes ...
As good as gold
Greenwich Time
By Teresa Errico Margaret Lu of Greenwich holds her gold medal at the US Fencing Junior Olympics, in Albuquerque,NM Lu won the Junior category in ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Real estate tax appeals jump (Greenwich Time) PGS Real Estate
Because of the slumping real estate market, town officials say that the number of tax appeals has spiked this year in Greenwich, with more home and business.
The PGS Real Estate Newsletter - http://pgsrealestate.com/
AND THERE IS ALSO THIS REFERENCE TO GREENWICH TAX APPEALS......

Real estate tax appeals jump EstateAnalytics
By Greenwich Time
By Neil Vigdor ... EstateAnalytics - http://estateanalytics.com/



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03/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Google News

Final Courant Regular Season Ratings - Hartford Courant
The Black Knights rolled past Trumbull and Bassick, then edged Greenwich 59-58 in an FCIAC quarterfinal. ...

Storm makes the week's start a hassle - Lower Hudson Journal news
Passengers on the 5:57 am train got off in Greenwich when the train broke down, and got on the next one, the 6:17 from Stamford - but they went nowhere because that train also broke down at Greenwich, Anders said. When the next train came, at 6:43 am, ...

A banner year for Warriors - The Hour
The Warriors won the Eastern Division title in '82, but again finished runner-up in the conference, this time by 0.75 to Greenwich. Finally, in 1983, they broke through and won the FCIAC crown, the first of nine straight titles. ...

Independent schools are topic at March 10 topic - Redding Pilot
In 1992, he left the superintendency in Mt. Lakes, NJ to accept the position of headmaster of the Greenwich Country Day School, Connecticut’s largest K-8 grade independent school. Seating for the event is limited to 175 people. ...

Church band holds fund-raiser for homeless - Greenwich Post
Mr. Naylor and Kreg Gotschall, a church soloist and a music teacher at Stanwich School in Greenwich, formed Steeplechase three years ago. Most members also play in regional bands. The group has offered concerts of music from the Beatles, ...

Scholastic scoreboard - Danbury News Times
Greenwich/Notre Dame-Fairfield winner, 4 pm, Terry Conners Rink, Stamford Darien/Guilford winner vs. RIDGEFIELD/Hamden winner, 6:10 pm, Darien Ice Rink No. 1 Norwich Free Academy - Bye; No. 17 Manchester (13-7) at No. 16 Staples (13-7); No. ...

Business Briefs for March 3 - Richmond Times Dispatch - VA
It is a subsidiary of Greenwich, Conn.-based Brant Industries Inc. Brant Senior Vice President Roland Holub said the plant will maintain a skeleton crew while it is idled. A plant official said more than 100 workers would be affected by the shutdown. ...

In scam probe, Shays campaign may need to show safeguards - Stamford Advocate
....two days after Shays lost to Greenwich Democrat Jim Himes, Sohn made out an unauthorized check to himself for $1253, according to the report filed with the FEC. On Aug. 12, Sohn made out another unauthorized check to himself for $3755, according to ...

High school extending testing period - Greenwich Time
By Colin Gustafson
Administrators at Greenwich High School are stretching the test-taking period for the state's annual achievement exam from one to two weeks in an effort to boost scores and avoid citations for failing to meet state and federal ...

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03/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Greenwich Citizen

GREENWICH NEWS DROUGHT. ...
There Is Nada, Nothing, Zip, Zero Nothing New On The Greenwich Citizen Web Site
Once again the Greenwich Citizen has fallen silent as other local news gatherers bring Greenwich residents the latest news.

The Hearst Newspaper News Hounds At The Greenwich Citizens Have Been Unable To Uncover Any Greenwich News For Days And Days....
The Greenwich Citizen Editor Must Think That No News Is Good News
But Greenwich Roundup Says No News Is Bad News
If you want an idea of the state of journalism today, you probably could not do better than to point out how the Greenwich Citizen Web Site lays dormant for a week at a time.
Citizen journalists and bloggers update through out the week. The Greenwich Post and the Greenwich Time updates everyday, but the Greenwich Citizen waits to see what other reporters have written, before they update their so-called news web site.
Hearst Newspaper's repeated Internet initiatives always fall short, because old school editors like Don Harrison treat their news web sites as a cute little hobby.
Has Greenwich Citizen Editor Don Harrison ever broke a Greenwich News story on his sleepy little web site?
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03/03/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed - Greenwich Post

Church band holds fund-raiser for homeless

Steeplechase, the Second Congregational Church band, will play a concert of 1960s music at the church Sunday, March 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to benefit Pacific House, a shelter for homeless men in Stamford.

Men from Pacific House will attend, and church members who volunteer for twice-a-month meal servings at the shelter will be recognized.

The public is invited. A light “60s” meal will be served. Donations are encouraged.

Steeplechase, composed mainly of professional musicians, will play folk music and selections from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. era. The concert will feature music by artists including Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Bob Dylan; James Taylor; Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel; and Phil Ochs.

“Steeplechase is a band with a mission,” said the Rev. Robert H. Naylor, senior minister of Second Congregational Church and an occasional band member. “Feeling the call of the gospel, band members last year decided to focus on fund-raisers for social-outreach organizations. For example, Steeplechase has performed benefits for the Cos Cob Fire Department and Soldiers for the Truth.”

Mr. Naylor and Kreg Gotschall, a church soloist and a music teacher at Stanwich School in Greenwich, formed Steeplechase three years ago. Most members also play in regional bands. The group has offered concerts of music from the Beatles, the Allman Brothers, blues, rock and roll, the 1960s, and Christian contemporary music.

“People attending “People attending Steeplechase concerts have been pleased with the professional quality of the music,” Mr. Naylor said. “While many of the selections are secular, the band brings the joy and service elements of our faith to each concert.”

Reservations are recommended and child care will be provided upon request for the March 8 concert. For reservations or information, call Gloria LaDestro at 869-9311, ext. 120. concerts have been pleased with the professional quality of the music,” Mr. Naylor said. “While many of the selections are secular, the band brings the joy and service elements of our faith to each concert.”

Reservations are recommended and child care will be provided upon request for the March 8 concert. For reservations or information, call Gloria LaDestro at 869-9311, ext. 120.

COMMENT:
Two Thumbs Up For The Steeplechase Concerts
And The Good Works Of It's Members
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03/03/09 The Raw Greenwicg News Feed - Greenwich Time Sports (Update)

UConn women finish perfect in regular season
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The expectations that come with playing for the UConn women's basketball team can often be unfair.

Nero named to All-MAAC third team
FAIRFIELD -- Junior Greg Nero's status for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament remains in limbo, but Monday he received his first postseason award.

Girls hoop, hockey playoffs begin today
The state girls basketball playoffs begin today after being postponed by Monday's snow storm. Westhill travels to Mercy of Middletown for a 7 p.m.

On Mo shot for Stamford coach
It is not clear which bothers Stamford High School boys basketball coach Jimmy Moriarty more -- having never won a Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship in 31 years as head coach, or having to constantly hear about that fact.

Trinity takes on St. Joseph
More than a few people were admittedly surprised by St. Joseph High School's convincing 58-47 win over Warren Harding in Saturday's quarterfinal round of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Boys Basketball Tournament.

As good as gold
Margaret Lu is beginning to laugh at the confusion that comes with telling people she fences. An uncommon sport to hear about these days, others misunderstand that either she has an after school job of building fences, or she's "just like Zorro!

Stamford holds off Greenwich
FAIRFIELD - After missing an uncontested dunk in the final three minutes as his team was desperately fighting off a spirited comeback by Greenwich, Mark Ellis was fearful of the treatment he would receive in the locker room after the game.

Banner win for Darien
If you ask Aimee Rich what's missing in her school's gymnasium, the junior captain of the Darien girls ice hockey team will be quick to tell you it's a banner to honor that team.

Whitehead, Underwood, Joseph lift Southern Ct. men to track title
Ryan Whitehead (Darien) was named Most Outstanding Performer at the Northeast 10 track championships after winning the pole vault by clearing a height of 16 feet, six inches, an NCAA qualifying mark and a conference record to help Southern Connecticut State University win its seventh straight men's league title.

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