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Thursday, June 18, 2009

06/18/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Evening Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Brief:

Horseshoe crabs counted along Greenwich shoreline
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
By Frank maceachern Brian Eitz, from the town Conservation Department checks the condition of a horseshoe crab found Tuesday afternoon at Greenwich Point ...
Wilton Bulletin
In Greenwich: Baang Café and Bar
Wilton Bulletin
... culinary surprises when they opened the Pacific Rim restaurant, Splash, at the Longshore Country Club in Westport and Baang Café and Bar in Greenwich. ...
Greenwich girl to visit DC to talk about living with type 1 diabetes
Greenwich Time
By Lisa Chamoff Delilah Brien, who just finished kindergarten at The Stanwich School, will represent Fairfield County at the JDRF Children's Congress in ...
Greenwich first selectman opposes cell tower location
Greenwich Time
By Frank MacEachern First Selectman Peter Tesei is urging a wireless carrier to find another location for its proposed North Mianus cell tower as concerned ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Fairfield County Eats Benefit Greenwich Blog ::
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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County Fairfield County Eats Hilton Stamford One First Stamford Place Stamford, CT 6:00pm-9:00pm This Evening, June 18th,
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Bullis Book Chronicles: THE BULLIS FATHERS
By Bullis Group
Thomas was granted parcels of land in Greenwich, Connecticut. He deeded this land to his sons. 3. John Bullis, born circa 1695. John married and had eight sons. Some of his sons went to Canada, some stayed on the Bullis Homestead in ...
Bullis Book Chronicles - http://bullisbookchronicles.blogspot.com/

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Vacancies up at Greenwich senior residences Greenwich Time
At The Mews an 84unit assistedliving center in downtown Greenwich that offers three meals a day a weekly housekeeping service and 24hour emergency health ...



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06/18/09 Interesting Speaker on June 25th

The Greenwich Public Schools has arranged for Dr. Bernice McCarthy, an
author, speaker, facilitator and founder of About Learning, Inc. and the
4Mat System - to speak on June 25, 2009, 7PM at Eastern Middle School.

It promises to be an interesting presentation based on the understanding
that people perceive and process information in different ways and the
impact that that has on student learning AND in the context of
professional learning,b e it in the private or public sector.

See attached for more information.

Please include in your respective calendar/upcoming events sections.

Thanks much!
Kim

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
Fax: 203-869-8003

DISTRICT HOSTS DR. BERNICE McCARTHY

Because Great Minds Don’t All Think Alike

(For immediate Release: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 – Greenwich. CT)

The Greenwich PublicSchools’ Advanced Learning Program is hosting a professional learning workshop for staff and acommunity forum with Dr. Bernice McCarthy, internationally renowned author and founder of AboutLearning, Inc. and the 4Mat System. The Community Forum will be held on Thursday, June 25,2009 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium at Eastern Middle School.

Dr. McCarthy is a prolific author who has drawn on the research of Jung, Piaget, Vygotsky, Dewey,Lewin and Kolb, to create an instructional system that progresses through the complete learning cycle,using strategies that appeal to all types of learners. This innovative approach, the 4Mat System, beganas a model for instruction with students. As the value of Dr. McCarthy’s model gained wide-spreadrecognition, the 4Mat System quickly spread from the world of education into the corporate andgovernment worlds.The model is based on the understanding that people perceive and process information in differentways and demonstrates how those differences have an impact on success in learning.At the community forum, attendees will enhance their understanding of how people learn, discovertheir own particular approach to learning, and assess their own strengths and challenges as a learner.

Attendees should be ready to:

• Hunch your favorite learning style preference

• Examine how you master the less comfortable parts of the learning cycle

• Experience the learning styles of others and why professions attract the same styles

• Examine the theory and research behind style and brain processing preferences

• Enhance your understanding of the Learning Cycle and how it works in organizations

• Explore potential uses of style knowledge and the 4MAT Cycle as a teacher, or trainer, orparent or leader/manager for your life work

Dr. McCarthy's clients include:

School districts in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, Center for Creative Leadership, ChicagoPrincipal's Academy, IKEA, American Family, US Naval Training Centers in Great Lakes andMelbourne, The Peace Corps, The Smithsonian, National Institute of Corrections, The National ParkService, Civil Rights Project and The Aveda Corporation.

Dr. McCarthy’s presentation is sponsored by the Advanced Learning Program (ALP) in the GreenwichPublic Schools. She will be conducting a two-day workshop in Greenwich on June 25 and 26, for ALPteachers in the school district.

About Learning Web Site: http://www.aboutlearning.com/

4Mat 4Business Web Site: http://www.4mat4business.com/

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06/18/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Follow up to my last email

Hi again

I wanted to reach out one more time as there is only a week and a half left in The Fresh Air Fund's dollar-for-dollar gift matching program. Your efforts in the past have helped to generate awareness about our organization and we are so thankful for that. If you can help again, please feel free to use any of the images, logos, etc from our microsite:

http://freshairfund-newsrelease.com/

We are also still in need of hosts for this summer, so any help in getting the message out would be fantastic. .

Thank you so much,

Sara

--
Sara Wilson,
The Fresh Air Fund
sara@freshair.org
http://www.freshair.org/

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Reminder-Just Books' June 23-27 Events

Just Books Summer Store Front
Upcoming Events
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JUST BOOKS' UPCOMING EVENTS
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
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30 PM

JOAN WICKERSHAM
THE SUICIDE INDEX: PUTTING MY FATHER'S DEATH IN ORDER
The Suicide Index
Just Books
28 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.
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Author Event & Book Signing
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 7 PM

WARD JUST
EXILES IN THE GARDEN
Exiles in the Garden
Just Books
28 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.

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Author Event & Book Signing
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 7 PM

JO MAEDER
WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER: A DAUGHTER'S SEARCH FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS - AND HOW SHE FOUND IT CARING FOR MAMA JO
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.

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Author Event & Book Signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 10 AM
CHILDREN'S BOOK EVENT
BECKY ANCES (WRITER) & RYAN WILSON (ILLUSTRATOR)
SWORD OF THE RAMURAI
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.

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AWARD WINNING JUST BOOKS
VOTED BEST INDEPENDENT BOOK STORE IN
FAIRFIELD COUNTY!!


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

JULY - BEACH BOOKS
JULY 8, 7:30 PM - KATE KELLY with STREET FIGHTERS: THE LAST 72 HOURS OF BEAR STEARNS at Just Books (Book Signing)
JULY 14, 6:00 PM - BILL EVANS with FROZEN FIRE at Arcadia Café (Book Signing)


AUGUST - SCIENCE FICTION ICONS IN OLD GREENWICH
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)

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

NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 4, 4:00 PM - JULIE USHER with COOKIE SWAP: CREATIVE TREATS TO SHARE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR at Just Books (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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06/18/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Overnight Edition

The Latest Greenwich News Briefs:

Greenwich drug dealer sentenced to probation
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman GREENWICH -- A 32-year-old man police said was operating a drug factory out of his Cos Cob home was given a suspended jail sentence and ...
Greenwich Post
Earning accolades, Old Greenwich teacher honored for enthusiasm ...
Greenwich Post
This is the preschool teacher's third year at oid Greenwich School. Before that, Ms. Tracey spent four years as a special education teacher at Western ...
Lacrosse, field hockey at Greenwich High
Greenwich Post
Academy International will host girls lacrosse and field hockey camps on the turf field of Greenwich High School this summer. Girls lacrosse will take place ...
Consumer Prices Rose Less Than Expected in May
Washington Post
... Fed output gap view of the world," said Alan Ruskin, chief international strategist at RBS Greenwich Capital, a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland. ...

The Latest Greenwich Blog Post:

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