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06/12/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Question of curiosity ...


I'm not sure if I'm reaching Bill Clark or someone at the Greenwich Gossip blog? I am very curious to know if the Michele Monson that was the former headmistress at your Whitby School in your March '08 blog could have actually accepted a job at Valparaiso University in Indiana this past school year? My brother-in-law who recently lost his wife is now dating a Michele Monson at VU and I'm just looking out for him. This woman seems a bit suspect and we're very concerned about this potential connection.

Isn't the internet the best?

Thanks much -

Sonia Johnson


Bill Clark's Greenwich Gossip Blog Is At http://greenwich-gossip.blogspot.com/

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06/12/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

New York Times
Free Fashion Advice for College Interviews, From a $15000 Consultant
New York Times
By Jacques Steinberg Jennifer Ackerman/THE NEW YORK TIMES Three employees of the Rugby by Ralph Lauren shop in Greenwich, Conn., model outfits Wednesday ...

King of the Court: Greenwich's Wong wins third straight Class LL ...
Greenwich Time
By David Fierro At Yale's Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, Greenwich High ace Rob Wong works his way toward his third consecutive Class LL state singles title ...

Greenwich Resident Richard Blumenthal Couldn't Be More Hopelessly Wrong......

Blumenthal: Retiring judge acted properly in Greenwich police suit
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
In a 23-page friend-of-the-court brief filed Thursday, Blumenthal sided with his hometown of Greenwich. "We say, in effect, that the judge is not actually ...

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06/12/09 Help Wanted At Greenwich High School

Greenwich Teaching Job : High School Spanish by Connecticut ...
by CT Job Finder

Greenwich is looking to hire a High School Spanish. Position is available 8/24/09. Click Here for more information. Additional Information: ? Full-time Spanish at Greenwich High School. ? Must hold or be eligible for Connecticut ...

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06/12/09 American Recycling Technologies collected about $2.7-million worth of clothing over a five-year period and less than 10 percent was paid out

PHOTO: One of a number of the clothing donation bins set up at locations throughout the state by American Recycling Technologies of Long Island. The New York company was fined $50,000 for misleading customers who thought their clothing donations were going to charities.

HARTFORD -- A New York company has been fined $50,000 for misleading consumers who thought the proceeds from sales of their clothing donations were going to local charities including midget football and local police unions.....

.....Charities made between $200 and $700 a year for allowing the metal clothing drops to include their logos.....

... organizations to set up collection bins in towns including Darien, Derby, Greenwich, Milford, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Stamford and Trumbull....
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06/12/09 Westchester County Airport And The Airlines Win Once Again

Court upholds FAA flight paths
Norwalk Advocate

Two years ago, Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Ridgefield and six other towns formed the Alliance for Sensible Airspace Planning ...

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Real Estate Firm Achieves Number One Agent in the Nation, and 18 Agents Overall in Prestigious Ranking

Sun Valley, ID – Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. is proud to announce that 18 of its agents are featured in the just-released “America’s Top 400 Real Estate Professionals for 2008,” an annual ranking sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends and lore Magazine. The company had 4 out of the top 5 agents in the award's “Top 100 Agents by Sales Volume” category, including the agent ranking number one in the country. Serena Boardman of Sotheby's International Realty's East Side Manhattan brokerage was named the top agent in the category with a sales volume of over $255 million, the highest in the nation.

Demonstrating the company's continued strength as one of the nation’s premier brokerages, 2008 marks the third time in the past four years that Sotheby's International Realty has had the number one agent in the country in individual sales volume, and the third year in a row that the company has had 10 or more brokers from across the country recognized in this prestigious roster.

“We are thrilled to again achieve multiple milestones in ‘America’s Top 400 Real Estate Professionals’,” said Kathy Korte, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. “These impressive rankings underscore our agents’ keen insight into their local real estate markets, unmatched client service and dedication as they thoughtfully guide our clients through the changing marketplace.”

Along with Boardman, the Sotheby's International Realty agents recognized in this year’s Top 100 Agents by Sales Volume list are: Cristina Condon of the Palm Beach (Fla.) office; Roger Erickson, Roberta Golubock, Meredyth Hull Smith, Nikki E. Field, and Eva Mohr of the East Side Manhattan office (N.Y.); Harald Grant of Southampton (N.Y.); Beate Moore of Bridgehampton (N.Y.); Fred Bradley and Suzanne Perkins of Montecito (Calif.); Ken W. Gangwer, Dave Spackman, and Steve Hancock of Jackson Hole (Wyo.); Russell Filice of Sunset Strip (Calif.); Michael Canning of Carmel (Calif.); BK Bates of Greenwich (Conn.); and Catherine Marcus of San Francisco (Calif.).

The “America’s Top 400 Real Estate Professionals for 2008” list was published on June 4 on The Wall Street Journal's website,
www.wsj.com .

About Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

Sotheby's International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby's auction house and represents fine properties at a range of price points. Today, Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. operates brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets, including London; Manhattan; the Hamptons; Westchester County; Greenwich, Conn.; Litchfield County, Conn.; Cape Cod; Palm Beach, Fla.; Beverly Hills; Brentwood; Santa Monica; Pasadena; Malibu; Ventura County; Santa Barbara; Santa Ynez Valley; San Francisco; Sonoma; Monterey Peninsula; Sun Valley, Idaho; Santa Fe, N.M. and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Sotheby's International Realty, Inc. (
www.sothebyshomes.com is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Darlene Young
Brokerage Manager

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06/12/09 BEHIND THE TIMES: Hearst Newspaper Web Editor Jonathan Lucas Isn't Smart Enought To Use Social Networking Tools At The Greenwich Time, But...

Greenwich lunch wagon uses Twitter to connect with customers

Greenwich Time

GREENWICH -- Tori Walker made her way across the damp visitors parking lot from Town Hall on a dreary Thursday afternoon to place her usual lunch order with chef Kurt Shaughnessy at the red and white truck -- a burger, well done, on a toasted roll with pickles.

"Countless times I've said, 'I wish I had Kurt's number so I could order things,' " said Walker, a payroll administrator with the town.

With the technology aboard Frank's Franks, which has been serving lunch to Greenwich employees for the past few months, Walker might not have to pick up a phone......

... Frank's Franks is also on the microblogging Web site Twitter, which DeNicola uses to let people know about specials like pulled pork sandwiches, and which school or ball field his mobile kitchen is off to next......

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06/12/09 Cycling can provide a good workout, as long as those putting their feet to the pedal keep equipment in proper working order

Biking a great outlet, but preparation is key
Connecticut Post

Glen Van Cura takes his time when he goes over bicycle safety and maintenance, knowing that a little preparation will make the ride more enjoyable.

"You have to plan things ahead," said the owner of Dave's Cycle and Fitness in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich. "You don't just pull the bike out of the shed and go."

That means, among other things, knowing how to change a tire, ensure its proper air pressure, lubricate a chain, adjust cables, pick the proper helmet, hydrate properly and pack tools and supplies for a long ride.

It is the kind of advice he gives his customers and community groups, such as some students at Stamford's Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, where he recently spoke in advance of a charity bike ride.

There are many opportunities to ride -- from charity events to competitions, to commuting or cruising through the neighborhood. Those who ride say they have seen more cyclists on the road in the last several years. It may be more commuters seeking to ease the sting of higher gas prices or to become more environmentally conscious. Others suggested with money tight some might be giving up gym memberships and looking for other ways to stay fit......

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06/12/09 The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rivers and streams of lower Fairfield County

Fly fishermen - there's camaraderie to be found
Greenwich Citizen

They stand like lonely sentinels knee-deep in mid-river, their fishing lines stretched out before them. They're fly fishermen in search of trout -- and since April 18, the start of trout season, you'll find them in their favorite "fishing hole," on the Mianus in Minaus River Park.

For those locals wanting to learn from and linger with fly fishermen, there's the 40-year-old Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited. the group is comprised of more than 500 anglers from Greenwich to Ridgefield, with approximately half coming from Greenwich, says Chapter president Dick O'Neill.

The Chapter is dedicated to ...
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06/12/09 Thank You Governor Jodi Rell

Officials blast proposal to close courthouse
Norwalk Citizen News

... the Norwalk courthouse is part of the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, which includes Stamford and Greenwich, and accommodates thousands of criminal cases every year from Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport, Weston and Wilton....

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06/12/09 The Raw Greenwich Business News Feed:

The Choice: Fashion Advice for College Interviews
The New York Times

Shannon Duff is an independent college admissions consultant in Greenwich, Conn., who charges families "in the range of " $15,000 for the full breadth of her advice about the application process.

Starwood Capital To Acquire Golden Tulip
... Capital Group Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. is a privately-held global real estate investment firm based in Greenwich, CT (with its predecessor Starwood affiliates "Starwood" or "Starwood Capital Group"). Founded in 1991, Starwood specializes ...

Icahn And Black Diamond buys AC Tropicana casino, 80 pct off......
Atlantic City Tropicana Casino sale approved by N.J. bankruptcy judge w/Photo
The Jersey Journal
... to Icahn, the largest creditors in the group that won the Tropicana are Black Diamond Capital Management of Greenwich, Conn., and Schultze Asset Management LLC of Purchase NY, according to court documents. The new owners must now get temporary ...

Taking off: Danbury flying club gives members a lift
Marilyn Sharp really doesn't like airplanes. "Flying scares me," Sharp, who lives in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, readily admitted.

Church to debut art
Courier News
... externship at the Intercontinental and worked there for two years. After that, he worked as a corporate chef in Greenwich, Conn., and also at Yankee Stadium. 'I had the opportunity to prepare meals for George Steinbrenner and the Yankee baseball ...

Greenwich, Conn.: One of the Nation's Best Places to Live... and a Marriage Mecca
EDGEboston.com News Feed
... some measures, the wealthiest--of Connecticut communities. It's also the closest to New York, which means that Greenwich, Conn., is seeing some brisk wedding business these days--from gay and lesbian families who aren't waiting around for their ...

Iconic Pittsburgh brewery moving operations
Chicago Tribune
Iron City Brewing is owned by a team of investors led by Unified Growth Partners, a private equity firm in Greenwich, Conn., led by John N. Milne. ...

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06/12/09 Press Release: VMW Public Relations Wins PR Award

PRSA Honors VMW Public Relations for Excellence in Media Relations Tactics

Greenwich-based Firm Garners Coveted Gold Award in Annual Industry Competition

GREENWICH, Conn.-June 12, 2009 – VMW Public Relations, LLC earned a Gold Mercury Award at the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) annual award ceremony held at Anthony’s Ocean View Restaurant in New Haven, CT on June 11. The accolade was presented to VMW PR for its work in the media relations for-profit category.

VMW Public Relations was one of two public relations firms representing the PRSA Westchester-Fairfield area to receive honors at the regional awards program. The company’s efforts on the campaign titled “Advancing Secondary Ticket Market Credibility and Transparency among Mainstream Audiences”, was designed to change the stigma that has long been associated with the evolving ticket resale industry. The regional awards program received more than sixty entries overall.

“It is an honor to be recognized for advancing the concepts of a rapidly expanding industry through the use of creative and carefully planned media relations tactics,” said Viveca Woods, Principal, VMW Public Relations, LLC. “Strategic public relations programs play key roles in communicating clear, concise messages to journalists and ultimately to target audiences, resulting in positive and influential corporate media coverage,” Woods added.

The Mercury Awards program is hosted and sponsored by the Southern Connecticut, Westchester/Fairfield and Connecticut Valley chapters of the Public Relations Society of America.

About VMW Public Relations
Greenwich, CT-based VMW Public Relations, LLC provides solid corporate communications services to enterprises eager to exceed their media outreach objectives. VMW PR maintains a deep understanding of the dynamics of the news media and incorporates many proven tactics in its approach to effectively reach target audiences. VMW PR’s specialties include strategic media relations, interactive media relations, industry analyst relations and additional public relations services. Visit
http://www.vmwpr.com/ for more information.


Viveca Woods

VMW Public Relations, LLC


e: vwoods@vmwpr.com

p: 646.418.6934


Congrats To Viveca Woods And
VMW Public Relations


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06/12/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News

Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut

Breaking News

Connecticut Light and Power is working on repairs after a fallen tree has left 2,800 Greenwich customers with power issues this morning.

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One Of the person's this morning without power was Greenwich Roundup. The power went on and off many times.
The Hearst Newspaper Officices must have lost power too, because both the Greenwich Time and Greenwich Citizen have not reported about the power outage in town.

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06/12/09 Press release for Greenwich Skateboarders

Dear Greenwich Roundup,Please post.


Recreation Division

101 Field Point Road

Greenwich CT

Phone: 622-7830


June 8, 2009

For additional information contact:

Frank Gabriele, Recreation Supervisor


Press Release

Space Available for

Summer Ramp Camps

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that there are still spaces available for the summer skatepark Ramp Camps. The Ramp Camp is for skateboarders and inline skaters between the ages of 8 and 14. During the camp time the skaters will learn new tricks, play games, and skate on this unique park. The program runs weekly from 9 am to 12 noon Monday – Thursday with a rain date on Fridays. The skatepark has an experienced, fully trained staff that are friendly and helpful and can help your son or daughter learn how to skate, and improve his/her skills.

There also are Pee Wee clinics for children 6 to 8 years of age that run for one-hour 6:00 to 7:00 pm Monday – Thursday with a rain date on Fridays. These weekly clinics will meet the week
of July 13 - 16, July 20 - 23, and 27 - 30.

For more information, call or stop by the Parks and Recreation Department at 622-7821, or visit our website at http://www.greenwichct.org/.

Cc: Greenwich Times, Greenwich Citizen, Greenwich Post,
Community Answers, Park Staff


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06/12/09 PRESS RELEASE: Just Books' June 23-27 Events - Mark Your Calendar for these Great Author Visits

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

Please Note: Richard Brookhiser's visit to Just Books on June 16 has been cancelled - please check the Just Books' website for a new date

Author Event & Book Signing

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

Just Books welcomes author Joan Wickersham as she explores a difficult and highly personal story in her newest book, The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25). Sixteen years ago, Joan Wickersham's father shot himself in the head. The father she loved would never have killed himself, and yet he had. His death made a mystery of his entire life. Using an index-that most formal and orderly of structures, Wickersham explores this chaotic and incomprehensible reality. Every bit of family history-marriage, parents, business failures-and every encounter with friends, doctors, and other survivors exposes another facet of elusive truth. Dark, funny, sad, and gripping, at once a philosophical and deeply personal exploration, The Suicide Index is, finally, a daughter's anguished, loving elegy to her father. Joan Wickersham is the author of the novel The Paper Anniversary. Her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories series. An excerpt from The Suicide Index earned her the 2007 Ploughshares Cohen Award for Best Short Story. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Author Event & Book Signing

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

Just Books is pleased to welcome Ward Just, author of 15 previous novels, including the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Just's Exiles in the Garden (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25), is a resonant story of Alec Malone, a senator's son who rejects the family business of politics for a career as a newspaper photographer. Alec and his Swiss wife, Lucia, settle in Georgetown next door to a couple whose émigré gatherings in their garden remind Lucia of all the things Americans are not. She leaves Alec as his career founders on his refusal of an assignment to cover the Vietnam War - a slyly subversive fictional choice from Ward Just, who was himself a renowned war correspondent.


Author Event & Book Signing

When I Married My Mother
Just Books
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Jo Maeder, one of the first female Top 40 DJs in America in the late 1970s. Maeder went on to become "The Rock and Roll Madame" and worked at New York's WKTU, which became WXRK/K-Rock. She finished her career in 2003 as a DJ at New York's Z100, America's most listened-to music radio station. Now as a writer, Jo Maeder divides her time between New York and North Carolina and her essays have been published in the New York Times and More magazine. When I Married My Mother (Da Capo Press, $25), is Maeder's first memoir and is an unexpectedly wonderful journey of caring for Maeder's estranged mother at the end of her life.


Author Event & Book Signing
Sword of the Ramurai
Just Books
10 AM - Meet & Greet; 11 AM - Reading & Activities
28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Free and Open to the Public

Just Books is pleased to welcome Becky Ances (writer) and Ryan Wilson (illustrator) as they discuss and sign the first Moo-Cow Fan Club chapter book, Sword of the Ramurai (Moo-Cow Fan Club LLC, $8.95). The book is great for ages 7-10, but this will be an interactive and fun event that the whole family will enjoy. Perfect book for fans of The Magic Tree House series. Ances and Wilson are Fairfield County natives who met at Emerson College and ended up getting married after become fast friends while watching cartoons together. Wilson was the first subscriber to Ances' newsletter she created on the adventures of her favorite stuffed animal, Moo-Cow. Now, after more than a decade of developing award-winning educational children's entertainment, they have reached a milestone with the publication of their first book, Sword of the Ramurai.



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!

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 (Children's Book Signing, Reading & Interactive Audience Participation Event)

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

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

OCTOBER 17, 10:00 AM -- JEANNE MCNANEY with MIRACLES IN SUMATRA at Just Books (Children's Book Signing)

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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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06/12/09 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed; This Just In ......

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

New York's Gay Marriage Indecision Is Greenwich's Gain - Gothamist
By Jen Chung
When you have Greenwich, Conn., 20 minutes away, I said, 'Why are we waiting?'" According to the Times, since Connecticut legalized same-sex marriage, Greenwich has had 139 gay marriages—most from NYC. Local businesses are hoping that ...
Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/
Gay New Yorkers Head to Greenwich for Weddings : PinkNews.co.uk
By gaynewsblog
GREENWICH, Conn. — They wanted a New York wedding. "Our lives are here; our friends are here," said Janis Castaldi, 56, who lives in Westchester County with Lizz Endrich, the woman she married on May 21. ...
PinkNews.co.uk - http://www.pinknews.co.uk/aroundtheworld/
Preview Lauren Lipton's latest book Greenwich Blog :
By gb
As we pass the ENTERING GREENWICH sign-putting us in Connecticut for a few moments-one of us says, "It's so much nicer here, don't you think?" Within an instant, we've crossed back over the New York State Line, where the scenery, of course, is exactly the same. But here's the funny part: There's something about knowing I'm in Connecticut, even so briefly, that makes me relax. It could be that when we're on that stretch of road we're headed ....
Greenwich Blog :: The Blog of... - http://greenwichblog.com/
2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: The Germans Auto Blog - Car News
By Car and Driver
The Fourteenth Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance was held on June 6-7 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT. Founders and co-chairs Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom hosted an impressive variety of marques, featuring rare, ...
Auto Blog - Car News - http://autoblog.co.za/

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