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05/01/09 Greenwich Tennis Roundup

The Greenwich Tennis Tournament will take place June 20-21. Proceeds from the event, including registration fees and sponsorships, go to the Children's Cancer Research Fund. The tournament will be a singles, single-elimination tournament and will be split into divisions for boys and girls and by ages, 9-12 and 13-16. Registration fee is $25 per person. Contact 550-0045 for more information.

The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation will hold registration for summer tennis classes beginning April 1. Lessons are available for children ages 4-and-up through adults. Summer clinics begin June 8. Contact the Recreation Office at 618-7649 or visit www.greenwichct.org for more information.

Greenwich tennis courts are open for play. Greenwich residents must have a valid card to play on any of the 36 town courts. The cards cost $27 ($45 for guests. To receive a tennis card application, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 622-3788.

Information on clinics and reserving courts is available at www.greenwichct.org

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05/01/09 How Did The Greenwich "King Of The AP Reports" Time Miss An AP Report About A Jobless Greenwich Man

Greenwich man, others across the country, struggle through the ...
Connecticut Post

And in Greenwich, home to hedge fund billionaires, it's David Rabin, who lost his $100,000 job last October as a senior vice president for a small financial services firm. He spends part of his morning in his basement, job hunting.

In better times, Rabin would be preparing for his annual spring golfing trip with three buddies at his condo in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Instead, the 48-year-old Rabin, wearing jeans, a blue hockey sweat shirt and white sneakers, is poring over Monster.com and other online job boards. He sends out 10 resumes a day, but has had few nibbles in six months.

A day earlier, he learned he didn't get a job recruiting members for a gym. That hurt.

"I didn't sleep a freakin' wink," he said. "If I don't fit that job, what the hell am I going to do?"
Rabin's wife, Lauren, has a marketing job. And he receives $476 weekly unemployment -- about a quarter of his former salary -- that runs out in July. Both checks keep them afloat.
Rabin copes by keeping busy. He and Lauren compile a daily list of chores. Each time he completes one, he checks off a box.

Today's list: Drive his 19-year-old son to school. Search online for cheaper auto and home insurance. (No luck there.) Look for work; his target area has expanded to Buffalo, N.Y., Ohio and Florida -- any city where he has friends or relatives. Walk the dog. Buy flip flops for his Florida-bound wife. Work out at the YMCA. Paint the basement.

"You have no idea how humbling all this is," he said. "It's extremely humbling. I'm ready to go to Stop & Shop and start bagging groceries."

"I've been in this situation before and I wasn't nearly as frightened," he said. "This is the Great Recession we're in." ...

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Re: Greenwich Diva get top link from Huffington Post

To Claudette,

Pretty cool! Nice job!



05/01/09 Greenwich Soccer Roundup: This Just In ....

Tryouts for the Greenwich Travel Soccer Fall teams will have U-9 Boys & Girls (Wed. May 6 & 13) 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (makeup date entral Middle School (rain date May 28). Merger U-11 Boys (Sat. May 9 & 16) 2 p.m.-3:15 at CMS. Merger U11 Girls (May 9 & 16) 3:30-4:45 p.m. at CMS; rain date May 30.

Re: Greenwich Diva get top link from Huffington Post

Good for GreenwichDiva!

I hope God continues to bless her.



Re: Greenwich Diva get top link from Huffington Post

Congratulations to Claudette (Greenwich Diva)!

She is excellent ...it was just a matter of a little time before she hit the limelights...Marian

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Re: Greenwich Diva get top link from Huffington Post

Great job Greenwich Diva!
Pretty exciting!



05/01/09 GREENWICH BLOG BREAKING RECORDS: Greenwich Diva gets top link from Huffington Post

05/01/09 Reception for Tony Mullen


Per the release we sent out earlier this week on Tony Mullen as the 2009
National Teacher of the Year:

You are invited to join us for a Reception/Press Conference honoring Tony
Mullen on:

Monday, May 4, 2009
4:00 PM
Arch School at Milbank
180 East Elm Street

Please let me know if you are planning to attend.


Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830


Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail: kim_eves@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Fax: 203-869-8003


Dear Kim.

I am sorry that I can't attend.

I have a previous engagement at that time.

Nor do I have someone to represent Greenwich Roundup at the event.

However, Please keep Greenwich Roundup on your invitation list.


Greenwich Roundup

05/01/09 Free Community Information guide

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Greenwich Post

The Greenwich Answer Book is where you can check out how many people live in town, take the pulse of real estate sales, see how well Greenwich High School seniors did on the SATs, check on beach passes, and find a place to take a hike. If your Sunday morning snooze is interrupted, you can also find out about the noise ordinance.

For newcomers and old-timers alike, the Greenwich Answer Book is a valuable resource, whether you are thinking of moving here or thinking of going to the transfer station and can’t remember when it’s open. ...

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Wreckers show positive signs in loss to Greenwich

By Eliot Schickler

Even though the results didn't show it Tuesday, the Staples High boys tennis team is closing the gap with Greenwich High. ...

05/01/09 GREENWICH BLOG BREAKING RECORDS: Greenwich Diva gets top link from Huffington Post

Greenwich Diva Has A Huge National Following

National Media Reads And Cites Greenwich Blog Regularly


The Greenwich Time Wishes It Got

9,000 Visitors In 120 Minutes

Ever since Greenwich Diva started blogging about Senator Stevens, CNN, Huffington Post, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, ABC and other big name "reliable" media have been coming to her blog (These organizations constantly show up on her web traffic reports).

Some of them, especially Huffington Post and Washington Post, would occasionally give her a little recognition, but I was surprised this morning when I saw on Huffington Post they put a story she posted on her blog as number one on the Internet.

From midnight up to 2:00pm today, Greenwich Diva received almost 9,000 people coming to her blog to read the story.

It takes greenwichRoundup four or five days just to get the traffic Greenwich Diva got in just two hours.

Check it out on Huffington.


Look right under around the web.


Greenwich bloggers please send your web traffic reports to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

Energy fund hits $9 billion peak
Houston Business Journal

First Reserve Corp., with offices in Houston, Greenwich, Conn., and the UK, closed the fund in April. The amount committed to First Reserve Fund XII tops ...
EPL files for bankruptcy reorganization
Houston Chronicle

In January a major EPL investor and noteholder — Wexford Capital LLC, based in Greenwich, Conn. — called for a shake-up, including the firing of all top ...
Mortgage company 'safe-harbor' idea lives, for now

Greenwich Financial is leading a lawsuit against Bank of America-owned Countrywide Financial, asserting that the mortgage company will shift $8.4 billion in ...
Stronger economic data, supply hit bond prices

On a relative basis, the report was "a major 'green shoot'," said Stephen Stanley, economist at RBS Securities in Greenwich, Connecticut, employing the ...
State panel yields to public pressure, adds toll hearing in Norwalk
Norwalk Advocate

Carlo Leone-D-Stamford said he was pleased the board decided to arrange at least one hearing near enough for Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk residents, ...

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Business & Culinary Showcase
Stamford Plus Magazine

By Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

In today's challenging economic environment, now, more than ever, is the time for businesses to promote their products and ...
Sorhaindo -- Cousins
Connecticut Post

He is a paralegal at Paloma Partners, Greenwich, and in September will begin pursuit of a master's degree in Middle East studies and international economics ...

05/01/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog And Rss Feed - Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich

Greenwich Student, Blogger And Receptionist krystle's Collection of things *not to forget*
House Bill 3385 Passed: New Day for the AMBER Alert Program - From CrimeSearchersOnline.com: "Today is a new day for the AMBER Alert program which has been under public scrutiny for not protecting children that go will...

For What It's Worth By Riverside Blogger Chris Fountain
Price Cuts - getting there - Heard of a sale today up the line: seller paid $3.6, had it on the market for two years and sold it today for $1.6. We haven’t quite reached that point her...

The Perrot Memorial Library Blog
Good Publicity - Perrot's blog was the receipient of a 2009 Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award for Best Blog. Thanks to all of our staff contributors and our ...

Ask the Doctor: Medical Health Articles
How to Understand Nail Fungus and Other Risk Factors - Nail fungus is something most people know very little about. We may see a few different advertisements or commercials about nail fungus treatment and ...

The Latest From Claudette Rothman, AKA,Greenwich Diva
Nazita Aminpour is suing Chase bank for telling her husband, David Shamash, about her secret account - A wife, who hid $800,000 of her own money in a New York City bank, is suing the bank for telling her husband about the money. Nazita Aminpour, a dentist from...

Today's Greenwich Time Most Emailed Web Article - RSS Feed
Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team downs Daniel Hand - GREENWICH -- When the Greenwich High School girls lacrosse team has all facets of its game clicking it's one of the toughest teams in the state to beat......

Zez Says: Greenwich Time / Stamford Advocate Columnist Jerry Zezima
"Out of Shape and Into Yoga" - By Jerry Zezima The Stamford Advocate As a dedicated couch potato who would eat potatoes on the couch if my wife would let me, I firmly believe that .....

The Daily Spurgeon
The Reward Of The Righteous - Too many Christians look for a present reward for their labors, and if they meet with success, they begin doting upon it as though they had received their...

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter
Be Your Own Executive Coach - "How many sessions would it take?" That's what the unemployed and soon-to-be unemployed ask me during the complimentary consultation I provide in my coaching...

Former Greenwich Resident Rosie O'Donnell"s RBlog
AskRo - Catherine writes: Obama says he is against torture, but we know he will do it secretly if lives depend on it. If people die, his presidency is toast and he...

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Drug companies abuse power by quashing evidence linking vaccines to autism - It's day 30 of Autism Awareness Month, which means 2,160 new cases of autism were added this month -- one every 20 minutes. At a cost of $3 million per child...

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Alexander’s Feast, George Friderich Handel - Alexander’s Feast, George Friderich Handel St Barnabas Church 954 Lake Avenue Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 p.m. Alexander’s Feast, George Friderich Handel ...

The Blonde Excuse
Oklahoma City National Memorial - The second full day of our storm chasing trip was fairly uneventful weather-wise as well, so that morning we all hopped in the chase van and headed into the ...

Greenwich Geek David S. Isenberg's musings at isen.blog
A camera that knows who it's photographing - I know a little bit about complex pattern recognition, and it's not easy or straightforward. So my jaw dropped a bit when I read David Pogue's footnoteson ...

Rock Star Diary
Let's expose a scam - So I've been a little bored lately so I decided I would mess with some con-artists to entertain myself. Just to see how far I can take them and expose how ...

Cos Cob Blogger Iggy Makarevich At High Strangeness
Swine Flu Was Cultured In A Laboratory - On Friday, NPR reported that the deadly swine flu combines genetic material from pigs, birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before, thus leadi...

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05/01/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Information On Greenwich


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05/01/09 PRESS RELEASE: Donations Needed to Help Kids in Appalachia Kentucky

Donations Being Accepted May 1-8
for Kids in Appalachian Area of Kentucky

The Rockin Appalachian Mom Project - R.A.M.P. - headed by Old Greenwich mom Amy Guerrieri, is looking for donations for families in need who live in the Appalachian area of Kentucky.

R.A.M.P. will be collecting donations of:
· Cleaning products
· Diapers & baby formula
· School supplies (pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, folders, backpacks, etc.)
· Non-perishable food products
· Cash Donations (to be used to improve living conditions for select families)
Checks can be made out to R.A.M.P.

Please look for donation boxes at participating schools and at local retailers throughout Old Greenwich (Arcadia Café, Porricelli's Food Mart, Upper Crust Bagel Company, etc.)

All donations must be collected no later than May 8th
Donations will be delivered to children and families in need in Kentucky
the week of May 11th. Their needs are so great, so anything would help

Questions? Call Amy Guerrieri at 203-990-0000
or email: Jackie.johnson@rockin-water.com

Thank You!
It is easy to associate extreme poverty with other countries, far away from America, forgetting the fact that poverty is very much a reality for some children and their families, here in the United States. A recent news report illustrated life in the Appalachian Mountain areas of eastern Kentucky. The show instilled an immediate need to help these children and their families who live in unthinkable conditions, going without many items that Americans take for granted, like clean water, food, proper medical care and school supplies and personal hygiene items. These people live in an area with three times the national poverty rate, and the shortest life span in the nation.

Amy Guerrieri, an Old Greenwich resident, Mom, and owner of The Upper Crust Bagel Company, Arcadia Cafe, LexZee Catering, and founder of ROCKIN' WATER™, saw the news report and immediately committed to finding a way to help these desperate families. Together, with some of her co-workers and friends, Amy traveled to Kentucky to personally visit some of the neediest schools, health clinics and families in the rural Appalachian area, working directly with the public schools and the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) and has not created an on-going donation program - R.A.M.P. - the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project - to help provide a healthy and nutritious alternatives to the children of that community and help support "one family at a time."

The goals of the mission are many: to deliver much needed daily essentials like personal hygiene products and school supplies, while also educating the families about basic nutrition and providing them with healthier alternatives. The group also wants to deliver a message of neighborly love and support. And while we are all facing difficult challenges in our own lives, they pale in comparison to the challenges faced daily by these fellow Americans.

Thank you for your support!
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05/01/09 Press Release: Just Books' May Events

Just Books Summer Store Front
Upcoming Events
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Come See Just Books' Terrific Author Line-Up!

Author Visit & Book Signing
Our Place Greenwich
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Chris Gorman and Michelle Morfitt will read and sign copies of their delightful story for both kids and adults called Our Place Greenwich, that includes fascinating facts about Greenwich through a beautifully illustrated tour of the town. The cover was illustrated by Old Greenwich School's Kendall Gregory, age 9. A GREAT Mother's Day gift!
A portion of the proceeds from every book sold to go to local organizations, such as the Greenwich Alliance for Education and The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich.

NEW TIME - Author Visit & Book Signing

Toy Monster
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Jerry Oppenheimer, best known for biographies like "Just Desserts" (about Martha Stewart) or "State of a Union" (Bill and Hillary Clinton's marriage), has now trained his sights on the world's biggest toy company, Mattel, in his new book Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel (Wiley, $24.95).

Author Visit & Book Signing
Decoding Love
A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Are you in love, have you been in love, are you hoping for love?
Then, you need to come and hear Andrew Trees and his new book Decoding Love. Relationships should be so simple. You meet someone. You fall in love. If all goes well, that person falls in love with you. And as the fairy tale says, you both live happily ever after. But the reality is rarely so simple. Imagine Jane Austen's romances rewritten by people like Charles Darwin and Adam Smith, and you will have some idea of what sort of book this is. The simple premise behind Decoding Love is that, despite our ingrained prejudice, our current model of finding love is deeply flawed, and science can actually provide a great deal of insight into our romantic quest. It will take something we think we know well-how to find love-and reveal that many of our assumptions are wrong.


Author Visit & Book Signing

The Snowball
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Come meet local Greenwich author Alice Schroeder as she talks about writing The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. The Snowball is a startlingly frank account of Buffett's life. Schroeder is a former managing director at Morgan Stanley and was hand-picked by Buffett to be his biographer. Schroeder strips away the mystery that has long cloaked the word's richest man to reveal a life and fortune erected around lucid and inspired business vision and unimaginable personal complexity.

Author Visit & Book Signing
MONDAY, MAY 11, 7:30 PM
Cartwheels in a Sari

A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Come hear this AMAZING and TRUE story that happened right here in Connecticut and meet Jayanti Tamm as she introduces her life story Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult. Cartwheels tells the story of Jayanti's life as guru Sri Chinmoy's "Chosen One." Until she was 25 (when she left the cult for good), Guru dictated every aspect of her life, from arranging her parents' marriage to selecting her soul to be born as his chosen disciple, naming her, and dictating how she spent her days and if/where she went to school. Chinmoy's ashram was in Queens and the headquarters for his movement, helmed by Jayanti's parents, was in Connecticut. In this colorful, eye-opening memoir, Tamm shares the trauma and triumphs of growing up 'cult' in mainstream America and the powerful hold of such a lifestyle. She also reveals a new side to the enigmatic personality of Chinmoy, who until his death in 2007, managed to convince thousands of his disciples and celebrities -- Princess Diana, Carlos Santana, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela -- that he was merely a humble emissary of peace. Jayanti Tamm is a graduate of Greenwich Academy and is now an English professor at Ocean County College in New Jersey.

Author Visit & Book Signing
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 10:00 AM
Midnight Revelations
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Karen Bence will sign copies of her new novel Midnight Revelations, which profiles the paranormal story of a family that move to an old horse farm that is haunted by tragedies that befell its previous owners. Soon chilling events begin to take place. Resolved to find out what lies behind the strange events at the farm, Sara stumbles across the key to a diary...as well as the key to her own past. Who really are her parents? What grave secret is the old estate hiding? Midnight Revelations is a powerful portrait of strong woman determined to uncover the truth about herself. Karen M. Bence, like the protagonist of Midnight Revelations, is also engaged in a determined search for her biological mother. Ms. Bence currently resides with her husband and son in a horse farm outside of Atlanta, GA.

Author Visit & Book Signing
MONDAY, MAY 18, 7:00 PM

Life with Pop
A Just Books' Event at Arcadia Cafe
20 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books welcomes Westport clinical psychologist Janis Abrahms Spring, acclaimed author of the award-winning books, After the Affair and How Can I Forgive You? In her latest book, Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent, Janis captures the joy and imposition, the happiness and the heartache, of this universal journey with warmth, depth, and humor. A signed copy of Life with Pop would make a great FATHER'S DAY gift! Reviewer David Treadway says, "Explores the extraordinary personal challenges and moments of grace that come with caring for an aging parent. Read it. It will be a gift to you."

Author Visit & Book Signing
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 4:00 PM
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

As seen in in the New York Times Style section, hot author Caitlin Macy will visit and sign copies of her new book Spoiled (Random House). In Spoiled, Caitlin Macy turns her unsparing eye on women in their thirties -- educated and successful -- who struggle to keep their footing in viciously competitive social circles. Whether at the private school playground, business dinners, a beachhouse or exotic vacation, the wives, girlfriends, and mothers of Macy's stories are plagued by simmering loneliness and isolation, and many end up lashing out in rash and destructive ways.

Author Visit & Book Signing

Hardy, Harrison & Allocco
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Come to Just Books on Saturday, May 30, for LOCAL AUTHORS DAY! Luc Hardy will be signing copies of his beautiful book Arctic Transitions: Witness to Change - Young Ambassadors in Nunavut. In the summer of 2008, Greenwich resident Luc Hardy led a 16-person expedition to the Canadian Arctic. As the founder of the Pax Arctica Initiative, Luc assembled a diverse group of adults and "Young Ambassadors", ages 9 to 17, to eyewitness and report on the changes occurring in the Arctic. Arctic-Transitions brings to life beautiful and inaccessible regions through the use of stunning photography.

Don Harrison will introduce his newest book Connecticut Baseball: The Best of the Nutmeg State. Twin passions - newspapers and baseball - provided the impetus for Don Harrison's early career in sportswriting. In a sense, they have led to Connecticut Baseball: The Best of the Nutmeg State, his new book about Connecticut's myriad contributions to Major League Baseball. Don Harrison is an award-winning sports writer and has written articles for The Sporting News, Sports Quarterly-Baseball, The New York Times, Connecticut magazine, Waterbury Republican-American, the Greenwich Citizen, and dozens of other publications.

Skip Allocco is back by popular demand to introduce his newest book in his Lemon-AID! series of books for kids that focus on the positive. In You, in the End, to Yourself Must be TRUE!, which is book #2 in the series, Allocco illustrates that the road to finding your true passion in life is not always clearly marked, resulting in a journey full of twists, and turns, and dead ends. It's a humorous look at a serious dilemma that many of us face in the transition to becoming an "adult."



Just Books would like to THANK the community for its continued support. The success of an independent neighborhood bookstore is dependent on its loyal customers.

-- Marion Holmes and the staff at Just Books

Just Books is Better Than Ever - Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events!

MAY 4, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just BooksJUNE - FATHERS & SUMMER READING
MAY 11, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
MAY 13, 12 PM -- Greenwich Water Club Book Club - The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry; luncheon $40 (includes book): reservations required by calling 203-661-4033
MAY 18, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
MAY 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 AM - Just Books' Toddler & Pre School Story Hour at Just Books

JUNE 1, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 8, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
JUNE 9, 7:30 PM - ISABEL GILLIES with HAPPENS EVERY DAY at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 13, 10:00 AM - RICHARD BROOKHISER with RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE at Just Books (Book Signing)
JUNE 23, 7:30 PM - JOAN WICKERSHAM with THE SUICIDE INDEX at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 7:00 PM - WARD JUST with EXILES IN THE GARDEN at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)
JUNE 24, 12 PM -- Greenwich Water Club Book Club - The World Before Her by Deb Weisgall; luncheon $40 (includes book): reservations required by calling 203-661-4033
JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - JO MAEDER with WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER at Just Books (Book Signing)
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05/01/09 PRESS RELEASE: Hazardous waste disposal day

The town will hold a household hazardous waste disposal day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road.

No commercial loads will be permitted. Acceptable materials include pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, kerosene, pool chemicals, mothballs, drain cleaners and other toxic materials. Latex paint and motor oil will not be accepted.

For a complete list of what is accepted or for other information, visit www.greenwichct.org/recycle or call Public Works at 869-6910 or Environmental Health at 622-7838.

05/01/09 TAKE COVER: Hurricane Betty Is Headed For Waterbury

Torrington school board names 4th superintendent candidate

Waterbury Republican American

TORRINGTON — School officials confirmed Thursday that Greenwich School Superintendent Betty J. Sternberg is the fourth candidate seeking the interim superintendent's post here.

The board interviewed three candidates Wednesday night: former business manager and interim superintendent Edward Arum, former Orange superintendent Wayne Sweeney, and former Colebrook superintendent David R. Wittmer.
Acting personnel committee Chairman Brian Mattiello confirmed Thursday that Sternberg is the fourth candidate, and he is optimistic an interview can be arranged by next week.

The board is seeking an interim schools chief to take over July 1, when Acting Superintendent Barbara Campbell will return to her assistant superintendent's post.

The interim will serve until a permanent replacement is found for Susan W. O'Brien, and that search is expected to be concluded in six months.

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05/01/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This just In.....

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Capitalism in Wonderland
Monthly Review - Herndon,VA,USA
Gordon Rattray Taylor, The Doomsday Book (Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1970), 32-33. After the memo was leaked Summers claimed that he was being ...
Greenwich woman struck by car in Norwalk
Greenwich Time
NORWALK -- A 47-year-old Greenwich woman suffered a broken hip after being struck by a car on Van Buren Avenue in Norwalk late Wednesday night. ...
Soggy weekend ahead
Connecticut Post
In Stamford, the high tide will be at 5:39 pm In Greenwich, the high tide will be at 5:37 pm Today: Showers likely, then occasional showers and possibly a ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Today's Top 5/Predictions/Score updates LAX with JOE
by jlombardi Greenwich 10, Brien McMahon 4. Darien 9, Trumbull 3. Wilton 10, New Canaan 6. Pleasantville 8, Ardsley 4. Be sure to weigh in with your predictions and check back for score updates. Reach Joe Lombardi at joe@laxlessons.com. ...
LAX with JOE - http://laxlessons.com/blog/
MyDD :: A Long Island Politician...And His Husband
by DTOzone Today, they married in Greenwich, Connecticut, across the Long Island Sound from Cooper's constituency. Thanks to a decree by Governor Paterson in May, 2008, Cooper's Connecticut marriage will be recognized in the state of New York ...
MyDD - http://www.mydd.com/section/diary
cpn: Economic Update - Sublease, Shadow Space Vex Office Owners
by Adam "Shadow space is definitely a reality that landlords will be forced to address in many major commercial real estate markets," Kenneth Boyle, managing partner at Greenwich, Conn.-based Hanover Real Estate Partners, told CPN. ...
cpn - http://cpnmhn.typepad.com/cpn/ - References

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05/01/09 The Raw Greenwich Overnight News Feed (Continuously Updated Throughout The Early Morning Hours)

Fed delays stress test results as findings debated
Canada.com - ‎7 minutes ago‎
... “One thing the stress tests will do is herald a fundamental shift in approach toward the financial system,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Securities Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut.. ...

The Private School Pinch
And in places like Greenwich, Conn., and Rockville, Md., public-school districts are reporting a sudden uptick in students transferring in from the privates ...

United Rentals to shut down 39 branches
By Lee Howard United Rentals, a Greenwich-based company that leases construction and industrial equipment, announced Thursday that it will close 39 branches ...

G-Force: World's fastest street-legal race car
Kirby, bald, rotund and with the joyful enthusiasm of a kid with a new toy, recently showed me around the Maxximus outside a restaurant in Greenwich, Conn. ...

Madoff Feeder Fund Fires Back at Massachusetts Regulators
... provided plenty of grist for investors who filed an amended complaint against Fairfield Greenwich Group, the notorious $7 billion Madoff feeder fund. ...

Detecting Trouble
Athletic Business

Summary: Shootings at high school and rec center basketball games reignite the debate about using metal detectors on spectators.

Shootings at three high school and youth basketball games earlier this year caused some administrators and facility operators to take up the age-old debate over whether metal detectors should be used on spectators.....

... in the parking lot outside of Brien mcmahon High School as dozens of people left a game in which the home team boys lost to Greenwich High in a blowout. ...

King sticks it to Black Knights
Norwalk Advocate
They play against all those great teams like Greenwich, Wilton, Darien, New Canaan and Westhill, where as we play in the (Fairchester Athletic Association). ...

Boys, Girls Lacrosse roundups
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich 11, Daniel Hand 2: Taylor Kralovenec had four goals while Taylor Stafford and Sarah Kramer each scored twice to propel Greenwich past Daniel Hand ...

Set for success: Danbury volleyball on the rise
Danbury News Times
The Hatters have won two straight and four of their last five after topping rival Ridgefield 3-1 on Monday and cruising past Greenwich 3-0 on Wednesday. ...

Long Island legislator marries partner in Conn.
Jon Cooper and Robert Cooper were wed in a park Thursday in Old Greenwich, Conn. The 54-year-old Majority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature called ...

Fairfield Greenwich claims distortion in Madoff case
Danbury News Times
By David Glovin Fairfield Greenwich Group, the hedge fund that lost $7 billion invested with Bernard Madoff, accused a Massachusetts regulator of factual ...

House passes credit card bill
Connecticut Post
Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, was able to discuss the significance of the bill and what kind of balance it strikes in trying to regulate but not crush an industry ...

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05/01/09 Greenwich Publicity Pro Jenifer Howard Opens Up A New PR Shop

PHOTO: Brian A. Pounds/ Nowalk Advocate Photographer - From left, PR Synergy Plus founding members Nancy Moon of Fairfield, Jenifer Howard of Greenwich, Victor Emmanuel of Port Chester, N.Y., and Deborah Burns of Fairfield launched their new public relations agency.

By Rob Varnon

FAIRFIELD -- Five public relations experts, with more than 100 years of combined experience, have formed a new firm, PR Synergy Plus.

"We all know each other," said Deborah Burns, PR Synergy's managing principal. The five formed a consortium a few years ago to discuss best practices and ideas, but decided to formalize the relationship to take advantage of each other's strengths.

PR Synergy is a holding company for the five firms the founders run independently. Burns owns Burns Communications of Fairfield, with expertise in wealth management and branding; Victor Emmanuel runs VJE Consultants of Port Chester, N.Y., specializing in business-to-business marketing and crisis management; Nancy Moon of Fairfield owns Moon Public Relations, focusing on sports marketing and green initiatives; Jenifer Howard, owner of Greenwich-based J. Howard Public Relations, concentrates on food, beverage and arts and music promotions; and Kelley Connors, of KC Healthcare Communications of Norwalk, focuses on health care public relations.

Although all are full-service firms, Emmanuel said the new partnership allows him and his colleagues to offer experience in specific areas to existing and new clients. That strategy can help them keep clients and win new ones, he said.

"They might as well hang together, they're hanging alone," Jack O'Dwyer, public relations industry watchdog, said about the new firm.....

....PR Synergy and its members have done work for US Trust, Rockit Solutions of Stamford, Edy's Ice Cream, Microsoft, the NFL Players Association and other companies, large and small. Burns said fees depend upon the needs of the client.

"Clients can work with PR Synergy Plus members one-on-one, as a small team, or when projects demand, as a scaled up full-service agency," she said "We will work on a project for a retainer fee basis. Our minimum monthly retainer fee is between $5,000 to $7,500 per month for a basic PR program and minimum six-month contract. As far as account structure, whomever brings in the business will direct the business and determine which PR Synergy Plus team members are the best fit to meet client's specific needs."......

For more information on PR Synergy, visit http://www.prsynergyplus.com/

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05/01/09 PRESS RELEASE: Andromeda Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of the Galaxy Nutritional Foods Initial Tender Offer Period; Subsequent Offer...

Times Up Folks .....

Andromeda Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of the Galaxy Nutritional Foods Initial Tender Offer Period; Subsequent Offer Period for Late Tenders to Commence

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Andromeda Acquisition Corp. ("Purchaser") today announced the expiration of the initial offering period of its cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GXYF) (the "Company"), as of 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on April 30, 2009.
Purchaser will accept for payment all validly tendered and not withdrawn shares and will make payment to the depositary for the accepted shares promptly. Based upon a preliminary tally by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 9.1 million shares had been validly tendered by the April 30, 2009 expiration date and time. Combined with the shares already owned by the affiliates of Purchaser, the shares either validly tendered or owned total approximately 23.4 million, or 87% of the Company's outstanding common stock as of February 10, 2009.

Purchaser also announced today that it will commence a subsequent offering period to acquire all remaining shares of common stock of the Company, which will begin on May 1, 2009 and expire at 5:00 pm, Eastern time, on May 7, 2009, unless extended. Any shares validly tendered during the subsequent offering period will be immediately accepted for payment, and tendering shareholders will promptly thereafter be paid $0.36 per share, less any required withholding taxes, in cash and without interest, which is the same amount per share that was offered in the initial offering period. Shares tendered during the subsequent offering period cannot be delivered by the guaranteed delivery procedure described in the Offer to Purchase and may not be withdrawn. In addition, shares validly tendered during the initial offering period may not be withdrawn during the subsequent offering period.

Additional Information

Purchaser and its affiliates (MW1 LLC, Mill Road Capital, L.P. and Galaxy Partners, L.L.C.) have filed with the SEC a tender offer statement on Schedule TO, and the Company has filed with the SEC a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9, with respect to the tender offer. Shareholders are advised to read these statements, as amended, because they contain important information about Purchaser, its affiliates, the Company and the tender offer. Shareholders may obtain free copies of these statements from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/, or by contacting MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the information agent for the tender offer.

SOURCE Andromeda Acquisition Corp.

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