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Thursday, June 4, 2009

06/04/09 BOE Health Update: No New Cases Of Swine Flu At Greenwich Schools Today

See attached for 6-4-09 GPS Health Update.
No additional cases of H1N1 have been reported.

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

www.greenwichschools.org

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







GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEALTH UPDATE

H1N1 Cases – There have been no additional reported cases of the H1N1 flu virus in Greenwich residents.

To date and to recap:


1 Case of H1N1 flu was confirmed involving a Western Middle School student on May 21, 2009
10 Cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed involving Western Middle School students on May 23, 2009
15 Cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed involving Western Middle School students on May 28, 2009
1 Case of H1N1 flu was confirmed involving a Cos Cob School student on May 28, 2009
1 Case of H1N1 flu was confirmed involving a Western Middle School student on May 29, 2009
11 Cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed involving a Western Middle School student on June 3, 2009
Total Greenwich Public Schools H1N1 Cases = 39
5 Cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed involving Greenwich residents on May 26, 2009
4 Cases of H1N1 flu were confirmed involving Greenwich residents on June 3, 2009
Total Greenwich H1N1 Cases = 48 (student and residents)

Please note that many of these recently identified cases, if not all of them, are previously screened cases and are based on local tests sent to the State over the last couple of weeks. They do not necessarily represent a ‘new’ outbreak.

School Opening Status – all schools will be open and run on schedule unless otherwise notified.

Western Middle School Absenteeism – On Thursday, June 4th, there were 36 students absent.

GDoH Attendance Guidance - The Greenwich Department of Health has issued an important notice with School Attendance Guidance for ALL schools. It has been posted to the web site – all parents and staff are urged to read the memo and to adhere to the guidelines. In summary, the guidance states that anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms should remain at home for a minimum of seven days.

Staff members throughout the District have been instructed to send students exhibiting any flu-like symptoms to the school nurse and nurses have been instructed to send students with flu-like symptoms home from school. Additionally, District and school custodial staff have been instructed to wipe down surfaces including door knobs, railings and other hardware, etc. with an increased vigilance.

Please check the Greenwich Public Schools Web Site regularly for the most up-to-date
and accurate information:
http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=6651

RECAP OF EVENTS/DECISIONS:

As of 6/3/09: H1N1 Cases – The Greenwich Department of Health released information on 6/3/09 confirming that eleven (11) of the H1N1 cases reported on 6/2/09 involved Western Middle School students. The State Department of Health incorrectly reported an additional sixteen (16) cases in Greenwich on 6/2/09, there were actually fifteen (15) additional cases confirmed, one was “a repeat.” Four (4) of the fifteen cases involved Greenwich residents. There have been no additional cases confirmed in any other Greenwich Public School, other than the one reported for the Cos Cob School student on May 28th.

6/3/09 WorldStrides Reimbursement – WorldStrides has agreed to refund all parents for the canceled 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip based on the following:
* WorldStrides will retain $178.00 from each full paying participant and refund the remainder of the tour price paid by the responsible party. WorldStrides will also retain any charges for t-shirts purchased.
* Refunds will be in the form of a check or credit card dependent upon the last form of payment on the account.
* Payments submitted by the school will not be refunded to parents
* Individual cancellations prior to May 25th, 2009 are excluded

Western Middle School Absenteeism – On Wednesday, June 3rd, there were 28 students absent.

6/2/09 H1N1 Cases – The Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) were notified on 6/2/09 that sixteen* new cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Greenwich residents, however, the State Department of Health’s June 2nd website update did NOT break out how many of the sixteen cases involved students from the Greenwich Public Schools.
*The Greenwich Health Department corrected this number on 6/3/09 to fifteen(15).

Western Middle School Absenteeism – On Monday, June 1st, there were 82 students absent out of 492 students and today, Tuesday, June 2nd, there were 38 students absent.

5/29/09 - H1N1 Cases – The Greenwich Public Schools were notified on the evening of May 29th that one of the 16 new cases confirmed on May 28th of the H1N1 virus in Greenwich residents, involved a Cos Cob School student (15 involved Western Middle School students and 1 – we were told on the 29th - involved a Cos Cob School student).

Also, the State Department of Health confirmed this evening one (1) additional case of H1N1 flu virus involving a Western Middle School student.

To date and to recap, there have been twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases involving Western Middle School students and one (1) confirmed case involving a Cos Cob School student. There are 33 confirmed cases of H1N1 in Greenwich residents, 28 of which involve Greenwich Public School students.

5/29/09 - Western Middle School 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip will not be rescheduled. The District carefully considered many aspects of this decision, including the financial implication – however, the primary consideration is the health and safety of the students and staff. State Department of Health and local health professionals have assessed the conditions of Western Middle School students and staff traveling on an extended, overnight, long distance trip as being a high risk for a repeated outbreak of the H1N1 influenza. Please see letter dated May 29, 2009, from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg announcing the decision on the web site for more information.

* Absenteeism 5/28/09 – 156 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent and 15 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent.

* 5/28/09 Update: The State Department of Health has confirmed 15 additional cases of H1N1 flu virus in school-aged children at Western Middle School. These 15 new cases plus the 11 previously confirmed cases, amount to 26 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus at Western Middle School. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 28, 2009 release, there are 32 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 26 of those 32 are from the Greenwich Public Schools. Also, according to the Greenwich Dept. of Health release – all of the WMS students have recovered or are recovering and none have required hospitalization.

* 5/27/09 Meeting with Health Professionals – The Greenwich Department of Health and the Greenwich Public Schools conducted a meeting at Western Middle School to provide information and answer health-related questions. State and local health professionals and school District administrators participated, including Dr. Matthew Cartter - State Epidemiologist for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Dr. James Sabetta - Greenwich Hospital Infectious Disease Physician, Caroline Baisley – Director of Health for Greenwich Department of Health, Tom Mahoney – Director of Special Clinical Services and Public Information Officer, and Dr. Betty J. Sternberg – Greenwich Superintendent of Schools

The meeting was taped and will air on Cablevision’s Education Access Channel 78 from Friday, May 29, 2009 through Sunday June 7, 2009. Check the District web site for times.

* Absenteeism as of 5/27/09 – 211 Western Middle School students out of 492 were absent from school on 5/27/09. This is less than on Tuesday, May, 26, 2009 (229 were absent) and Friday, May 22, 2009 (260 were absent). 20 Glenville students out of 108 located at Western were absent today (less than Tuesday at 33).

* As of 5/26/09 there were 11 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in the Greenwich Public Schools. Please note that, per the Greenwich Department of Health’s May 26, 2009 release, there were 16 confirmed cases in Greenwich residents – only 11 of those 16 were from the Greenwich Public Schools.

* Activities/Sports - Regarding interschool activities and sports: Generally, if students and staff are not exhibiting symptoms and are in school – then activities and sports will continue as scheduled. There may be exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

* On May 25, 2009 - The following are exceptions that have been made primarily due to the fact that either the teacher running the program and/or a number of students participating are ill and are at home:
- 5th grade Orientation at Western Middle School for New Lebanon School, Glenville School, Parkway School and Hamilton Avenue School students has been postponed
- Glenville’s Spring Concert at Western Middle School has been postponed.
- Adventure Racing for Western Middle School and Eastern Middle School students scheduled for 5/27/09 has been canceled.

* On May 23, 2009: 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip canceled - After consultation with and as recommended by State and Local Departments of Health and physicians, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, canceled the Western Middle School 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C planned for May 26-29, 2009. Dr. Sternberg said, “While this was a very difficult decision, after a thorough review of all of the facts, consultation with several health professionals at the State and local level, and two meetings with Western Middle School parents, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our students to cancel the trip.”

* Given the information available by May 23, 2009, regarding the rate and severity of student illnesses, the school medical advisor and Greenwich Hospital infectious disease physician recommended that the district cancel or postpone the Washington trip.

* By May 23, 2009, Nineteen (19), 6th grade, WMS students had experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received negative results – these students are sick but not with a flu.

* By May 23, 2009, Fourteen (14), 6th grade, WMS students have experienced flu-like symptoms, were tested by a healthcare provider using the quick flu test and received positive results – these students are sick with a flu but at this time we do not know if it is H1N1 – the State Department of Health is conducting additional tests to determine if their flu is the H1N1 flu virus.

* On By May 23, 2009, The District did not expect to have the results of these H1N1 tests until mid to late week the following week.

* By May 23, 2009, additional cases of students with flu like symptoms at WMS have not been reported to the school or Town Dept of Health.

* On May 22, 2009, there were an uncommonly high number of absences at WMS, however, most did not appear to be due to student illnesses.

* By Wednesday, May 20, 2009, approximately 55 students had been to the infirmary at Nature’s Classroom and 19 were sick enough (multiple symptoms, fever) to send home, the other students were experiencing a range of symptoms but were not sick enough to have parents called to pick them up.

* On Monday, May 18, 2009, 130, WMS 6th graders went to Nature’s Classroom – Although it was unknown to the school at the time, one of the students had been diagnosed (using the quick test) with a “flu” and was placed on a short course of anti-viral medication. The student then reported to the school on Monday, not exhibiting any symptoms and boarded the bus for the trip. The District was unaware of any of the student’s status until Thursday, May 21, 2009.

* The decision to cancel the remainder of the Nature’s Classroom trip was made using the following considerations:
- distance from home if more students became ill
- the severity of illness in some of the sick students
- the higher probability of infection given the living situations (multiple students in bed/bunk rooms)
- amount of activity required of students
- ability to dedicate staff to students who were ill
- national attention about the spread of H1N1

For more information contact:
Caroline Calderone Baisley, MPH, RS:
Town of Greenwich, Director of Health at Tel [203] 622-7836
Betty J. Sternberg: Superintendent of Schools at Tel [203] 625-7425
State of Connecticut at Tel [860] 509-7729

For more information on H1N1 flu:

* Greenwich Department of Health:
www.greenwichct.org
* Connecticut Flu Watch: www.ct.gov/ctfluwatch/swineflu
* Connecticut Department of Public Health:
www.ct.gov/health
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
www.cdc.gov
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Guidance:
www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/k12_dismissal.htm

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06/04/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Update

The Latest Greenwich Sports Reports:

Greenwich water polo falls in Northeast Zone tournament finals
Greenwich Time
The Greenwich Water Polo 14-and-under boys "A" team lost a dramatic 8-7 game against the Pittsburgh JO team on the last day of a two-day Northeast Zone USA ...
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Greenwich rolls into girls tennis final
Greenwich Time
By David Fierro Greenwich High's Michelle Vogt throttles a ball as she and partner Anna Sweeney face Staples in a No. 2 doubles matchup on Wednesday. ...
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The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Cityfile: Mel Gibson's Greenwich Estate: Bring Your Exorcist
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The sun never sets on the Greenwich empire « For What It's Worth
By christopherfountain
It's 2007, real estate woes are begining to afflict the rest of the country so Greenwich Time sends out its best reporter to interview real estate agents about the state of affairs in the old home town. The conclusion. ...
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Our Towns: In Greenwich, Big Discounts on Big Homes Gobizec.com
By froskey
Just as harried home sellers elsewhere are deciding they need to drop prices in the face of the real estate meltdown, some home sellers in Greenwich are,
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06/04/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

TODAY'S TOP STORY:
In Greenwich, Big Discounts on Big Homes w/Photo
New York Times
Even in tough times, some things never change. So workmen were busy on Wednesday unloading a Gatsbyesque armada of vintage cars for this weekend's Greenwich Concours d'Elegance , a show of classic yachts and automobiles from makers like Rolls-Royce, Pierce-Arrow, Lagonda and Cord.

Plans to build 21K-sqft palace get canned .....
Tycoona s wife wona t tear down huge mansion
Herald-Bulletin
GREENWICH, Conn. - The wife of one of Russia's richest men says she will not tear down a massive mansion in Connecticut to build an even bigger one.

Darien's Hokin recognized by Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies
Darien News-Review
... a generous personal contributor. He has also recruited several crucial people to serve on the board. Perisa, of Greenwich, has been a member of Family Centers' Head Start Preschool staff for 15 years and acted as an advocate for Greenwich's most ...

Celebrity classic cars auctioned in Greenwich
Hartford Courant
A celebrity car auction this weekend in Connecticut will feature some rare finds, including Clark Gable 's 1938 Packard convertible and a 1928 Rolls Royce driven by Robert Redford in "The Great Gatsby." Also on the block will be a 1939 Cadillac limousine featured in the 2006 Robert Deniro film "The Good Shepherd." The annual Greenwich Concours ...

Dow edges up on cautious optimism: U.S. jobless claims fall, productivity rises ..... Stocks gain after report says workers collecting unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly ......
Stocks mostly gain after data on jobs, retailers
KAPP
... then the stock market makes all the sense in the world," said Michael Darda, an economist with MKM Partners in Greenwich, Conn. "If it turns out there is no recovery until next year, then the market could run into some trouble." On Wednesday, ...

Putter pushes Sahn into WGA Amateur final
WGA Amateur: Follow the final hole-by-hole as it unfolds
Journal News
Trevor Sahn of St. Andrews and Michael Ballo, Jr. from Woodway have teed off in the finals of the WGA Amateur at Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Conn.

Residents gear up for third annual Greenwich/Stamford Swim
Darien News-Review
The third annual Swim Across America: Greenwich to Stamford Swim is ready to make a splash in the area for cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Darien Deer Management Committee investigates chronic Lyme disease
Darien News-Review
... connection between the two." The Darien Deer Management Committee is working in conjunction with Time For Lyme, a Greenwich-based organization. "Time for Lyme is a community organization, a non-profit that is focused on research and education," said ...

Patagonia Employees Win Bike Challenge w/Photo
Westport Now
... for the Dahon Company. Pictured are (l-r) Cuomo and Patagonia employees Dave Hames of Weston, Rilke Klingstorn of Greenwich, and Pietig. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com 06/03 04:36 PM Comments (0)

And Last But Not Least:

Tom Foley to run for Senate w/Photo
My Left Nutmeg
... committee to officially run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Connecticut's Chris Dodd. Foley, a Republican from Greenwich, also served for the U.S. government in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. He was charged with developing a plan to privatize many of the ...

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06/04/09 Following up on my email from last week



Greenwich Roundup,

I sent you an email last week to thank you for helping out with The Fresh Air Fund over the past months. Your efforts have helped to generate awareness about our organization. I also wanted to let you know that we recently received a tremendous offer by some very generous donors. From now until June 30th, any gift given will be matched dollar for dollar. We are so excited and thought you could help by posting a mention on Greenwich Roundup.

We are also still in need of hosts for this summer, so any help in getting the message out would be fantastic. Please let me know if you are able to post and if you could send me the link that would be very much appreciated.

Thank you so much,

Sara

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Sara Wilson,
The Fresh Air Fund
sara@freshair.org
www.freshair.org

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06/04/09 Let's See If The Greenwich Time Can Be Fair And Balanced For Once


Can The Faux News Wanna Be Of Lower Fairfield County Be Fair And Balanced When Reporting About Greenwich Republican Party Insiders?

Is Hearst Newspapers Able To Report The Whole Story In Greenwich?

Niel Vidgor Called Again And Claimed That His Story Didn’t Start With Robert McKnight Like The Town Clerk Carmella C. Budkins Claimed.

PLEASE SEE YESTERDAY'S POST

06/03/09 The Greenwich Time Comes Out Swinging At Greenwich Roundup: Re RTM eligibility

Niel Vidgor Says His Editors Assigned Him To Investigate The False Republican Slander About A Greenwich Time Critic..

However, Niel Vidgor Said That He Was Going To "Fair" And Tell The Whole Story.

Lets See If He Reports On Robert McKnights Counterfeit previous Counterfeit Letter.
Let's See If He Reports On The Chairman Of District 3.

Let's see if he reports on the Republican Wabba Brothers and their being illegally elected to the Byram RTM. Then later having to be illegally appointed the Byram RTM once the word got out.


Let's see if Neil Vidgor looks the Republican Wabba brothers voting record.

Republican donors and developers get very special treatment on the RTM.


Let's see if Vidgor reports about the Republican that checked into the Delmar Hotel to be illegally elected in district 1, thus bumping a Democrat from the RTM. Then resigning and then being appointed in another RTM district.

Let's See If Niel Vidgor reports on the RTM member that resigned after it was discovered that the house he was using as an address was empty and had no utility hook ups.

Let's see if Neil Vidgor reports on how the RTM special elections are a sham and have very little or no public notice.





YES IT IS TRUE ROBERT McKNIGHT WAS SUPPOSED TO GET A REPUBLICAN APPOINTED TO FILL ONE OF THE WABBA BROTHERS SEAT,BUT THEY GOT A FREE THINKER LIKE GREENWICH BLOGGER BILL CLARK INSTEAD.

SO THEN THE TOWN REPUBLICAN'S MADE A DEAL WITH GREENWICH ROUNDUP TO GET THEIR REPUBLICAN PICK ON THE BYRAM RTM.

BUT THE REPUBLICAN'S CAN"T DELIVER ON GETTING REPUBLICAN DEVELOPER JAMIE WABBA TO RESIGN FROM HIS ILLEGAL APPOINTMENT ON THE BYRAM RTM.

HERE IS SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION THAT GREENWICH ROUNDUP GAVE NEIL VIDGOR ABOUT SHAM SPECIAL RTM ELECTIONS.

LET"S SEE IF HE USES IT:

And Just What Has Republican RTM Chairmam
Robert McKnight Done For Byram Lately:

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN MCKNIGHT:

AND THIS ITEM:

YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR REPUBLICAN ROBERT McKNIGHT

SITS AS THE BYRAM RTM CHAIRMAN

AND

YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR BYRAM GET WORSE AND WORSE

HERE IS SOME MORE INFORMATION FOR

NEIL VIDGOR WHO NEVER SHOWS UP IN BYRAM
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME ANYONE
SEEN NEIL VIDGOR IN BYRAM?
HE ONLY CALLS BYRAM RESIDENTS IF HE HAS TO.
PLEASE SEE:

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06/04/09 The Himes Times: Healthcare

Times Banner

June 4, 2009

Dear Friend,


As you have probably seen, the Congress is about to take up the critical task of healthcare reform. The economic downturn has shown us that our healthcare system is not just a moral embarrassment but an economic liability. Unexpected healthcare expenses cause roughly half the personal bankruptcies in the U.S. All three auto companies stagger under the weight of employee and retiree healthcare costs. Our small businesses choose between uncovered employees and offering coverage that may drive a business into bankruptcy.

We cannot fundamentally repair the economy without fixing this broken "system." We can turn the economy around, but unless we finally address the inefficiency and costs of health care, our economy will be hobbled, and we as a nation will not be able to compete globally.

I feel an obligation to my constituents to work to establish a system that will provide access to doctors to every American and contain costs for the taxpayer and our businesses. Fail in the first goal, and we will continue to live with the moral and economic costs of a broken system. Fail in the second, and we will simply add to the unsustainable trajectory of the entitlements we now offer.

Last month, I conducted a listening tour throughout the district and engaged every stakeholder in this debate - healthcare providers, patients, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals. Much can be learned by the failures of our current system. As it stands, hardly anyone in the healthcare system has an incentive to keep Americans healthy--payment follows diagnosis, therapy, treatment, and cure. Doctors have powerful incentives to specialize rather than dedicating themselves to primary and preventive care. Liability concerns drive them into the practice of defensive medicine.

We need a plan that incorporates a comprehensive, portable, patient and doctor-friendly system for providing care. At a minimum, any health care plan must make basic, preventive-based care accessible to everyone. It must modernize our health care system with innovative and strategic use of information technology, designed to reduce overhead costs and save lives. And it must have clear standards of treatment to reduce the amount of non-evidence-based and defensive medicine being practiced.

Change can be frightening, so I think it's important to preserve the positive aspects of our current system. We need to ensure that our plan preserves the ability of patients to choose their own doctor and that the doctor-patient relationship drives decisions. We need to make sure that pharmaceutical companies continue to seek new drugs and treatments.

Whatever plan Congress adopts, it must promote accountability, quality, and efficiency in the healthcare system. Most importantly, it must be a plan that will improve the health of all Americans as well as the economic and moral health of America itself.

Sincerely yours,

Congressman Jim Himes

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06/04/09 Just Books' June 6-13 Author Events

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


Author Visit & Book Signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 10 AM
WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PH.D.
STEPMONSTER: A NEW LOOK AT WHY REAL STEPMOTHERS THINK, FEEL, AND ACT THE WAY WE DO
Stepmonster
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public


One in two women in the United States will marry or live with a man with children, according to projections by experts who study divorce and remarriage. Whether we like it or not, remarrying with children is a fact of modern life. And the research is clear: it's harder for women to be a stepparent than it is for men. Yet researchers have mainly focused on stepfathers and stepchildren, leaving women with stepchildren underconsidered. Who are these women? What motivates them? And are they really wicked? Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25), by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., is an empowering, original, and realistic book that offers a completely new way of looking at women in relationships with men who have children. Rather than focusing on how such repartnering affects the child, Martin explores stepfamily life and dynamics from the stepmother's point of view, asking how remarriage with children affects her - psychologically, socially, and economically. Putting the stepmother in the spotlight, Martin contends that we have a "distorted sense of not only who women with stepchildren really are but also what they should be able to accomplish and how they ought to feel."

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Author Visit & Book Signing
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 6:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH FRANK AND
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD
THE GLORY GAME & JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I'D DROPED MY LAST EGG
Kathie Lee Gifford & Frank Gifford
Avon Theatre
272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

Carte Blanche - Free / Members-$10 / Nonmembers-$20
Tickets are now on sale at the Avon box office during showtimes, or call 203-661-0321. Wine & Cheese reception - 6:30pm; Program at 7:00pm

The Avon Theatre welcomes iconic NFL player, TV analyst and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, along with his wife, TV anchor, actress, singer and performer Kathie Lee Gifford, as the two discuss their recent books -- The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever (Harper, $25.95), by Frank Gifford, and Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamaties (Ballantine Books, $22), by Kathie Lee Gifford.

The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever is a definitive account of the epic, sudden-death overtime 1958 NFL game played before a record-setting national television audience. Featuring the funny, emotional and startlingly clear memories of every living Colt and Giant-former rivals now joined in a select brotherhood- The Glory Game recreates the electrifying atmosphere at Yankee Stadium on December 28, 1958: the game-changing plays, fights, injuries and swings in momentum that eventually led to a Colts victory. This fiercely fought game would become a defining moment in all of the players' lives as well as a pivotal event in the history of the NFL.

Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg: Life And Other Calamaties deals head on with issues of motherhood, career, marriage, aging (in front of and away from the cameras), and overcoming adversity-Gifford proves to us all that there is a whole new way to be fertile after 50. After all, it isn't only children that women give birth to-it's also inspired ideas, aspiring ventures and newly discovered interests. Heartfelt and hilarious, Gifford will make you laugh out loud as you reach for the phone to share these charming, quirky, and colorful observations.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Avon Theatre and D.A.R.T., a charity aiming to cure Niemann-Pick Type C Disease.
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Author Visit & Book Signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 10 AM
RICHARD BROOKHISER
RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE: COMING OF AGE WITH WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT
Right Time, Right Place
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Richard Brookhiser wrote his first cover story for National Review at age fourteen, and became the magazine's youngest senior editor at twenty-three. William F. Buckley Jr. was Brookhiser's mentor, hero, and admirer; within a year of Brookhiser's arrival at the magazine, Buckley tapped him as his successor as editor-in-chief. But without warning, the relationship soured and Brookhiser found on his desk a letter from Buckley unceremoniously informing him "you will no longer be my successor." Brookhiser remained friends and colleagues with Buckley despite the breach, and in Right Time, Right Place (Basic Books, $27.50), he tells the story of that friendship with affection and clarity. At the same time, he provides a delightful account of the intellectual and political ferment of the conservative resurgence that Buckley nurtured and led. Richard Brookhiser is the author of nine books, including George Washington on Leadership and What Would the Founders Do? He is a senior editor of National Review. He wrote and hosted the PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington, and appears frequently on the History Channel and the Colbert Report. Brookhiser lives in New York City.

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY!!


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

JUNE - FATHERS & SUMMER READING
June 15, 7:00 PM - Just Words with Leslie Gueguen; tuition ($45 per two hour session) - call 203-461-9932 to register; at Just Books
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)
JUNE 27, 10 AM - BECKY ANCES & RYAN WILSON with SWORD OF THE RAMURAI at Just Books (Book Signing, Reading & Interactive Audience Participation Event)

JULY - BEACH BOOKS
JULY 14, 6:00 PM - BILL EVANS with FROZEN FIRE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)

AUGUST
AUGUST 7, 7:00 PM -BRIAN HERBERT AND KEVIN ANDERSON with THE WINDS OF DUNE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing) - NOTE: Event is limited to 100 people; RSVP for this event in advance at 203-637-0707

SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER 16, 7:00 PM - LEV GROSSMAN with THE MAGICIANS at Just Books (Book Signing)

NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 4, 3:00 PM - JULIE USHER with COOKIE SWAP: CREATIVE TREATS TO SHARE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR at Just Books (Book Signing)
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28 Arcadia Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

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Sat, 9am-4pm
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REMEMBER - JUST BOOKS HAS AUTHOR SIGNED BOOKS! LIMITED SUPPLIES AVAILABLE

Just Books is proud to support the community with a renewed and continued focus on customer service. Check out the Just Books' calendar for upcoming events, including book signings, book clubs, youth literacy and writing programs (Just Words @ Just Books on Monday nights). Also stop by anytime and meet the new owner Marion Holmes. Just Books also wants to hear from you, so please send us your favorites, recommendations and wish list! Just Books can special order any book, gift wrap and ship to anywhere in the U.S.
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