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Friday, July 8, 2011

07/08/11 PRESS RELEASE: Temple Sholom's Shabbat on the Beach at Tod's Point, Greenwich Town Beach

Annual Beach Service

Join Temple Sholom's

Shabbat on the Beach

at Tod's Point,

Greenwich Town Beach

Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 6:00pm

Take a deep breath, grab a picnic and some lawn chairs, and join your Temple Sholom friends in welcoming Shabbat on Friday, August 12th, at a joyful, musical service at Tod's Point (at the "Seaside Garden" section of the beach). Click here for directions.

The evening begins with a wine and cheese "pre-neg" at 6:00pm, followed by Shabbat services at 6:30pm, led by Cantor Asa Fradkin and music specialist Adam Feder.

Worried about rain? Never fear - in case of inclement weather, the "pre-neg" and services will take place at Temple Sholom at 6:00pm.

please contact Alice Schoen at alice.schoen@templesholom.com, or call For more information or to RSVP,

her at (203) 542-7165

07/08/11 AOL / Greenwich Patch: Police Department Administration to be Reorganized

With the police department having a deputy chief for the first time in years, Chief David Ridberg is reorganizing the command structure of the department's administration.

Effective Monday, the department will have three captains heading three divisions; with Deputy Chief James Heavey leading another.

"We have not added or taken away any divisions. We are providing all same services," Ridberg said. The department will have a command structure of three captains reporting to the deputy chief and chief. Until Heavey's promotion, the department's four captains reported to the chief.

"It's not too different from what we have now," Ridberg said. "Deputy Chief Heavey will be taking over the professional standards function, that is a division that is responsible for internal affairs, personnel and hiring issues. He will be a liaison like a personnel officer; testing policies and procedures; the testing for new hires; policies and procedures."

Ridberg added, "We knew there would be a deputy chief for months, so we have been thinking about this for a while. We wanted to do this with a minimal amount of change for the most officers."

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Greenwich beach-access foe adopts cause of universal school prayer

Full story: NewsTimesLive.com

Ned Coll is right back where he started -- in Greenwich. Nearly four decades after making a test case out of the residents-only beach access policy here, the 71-year-old activist returned to town Wednesday on his latest crusade.

07/08/11 PRESS RELEASE: Greenwich Cotillion 2011

The Junior League of Greenwich recently held "The Greenwich Cotillion 2011" at the Tomes-Higgins House. Presented as debutantes and honored for their year-long activities and community service were Arianna Talbot Arca, Elizabeth Miller Arenz, Anna-Sophia Elisabeth Haub, Laurel Meredith Weill and Catherine Diktynna Talbot Wiener.

The day's festivities began with a welcome from Chris Stewart Zadik, president of the Junior League of Greenwich. This year's debutantes, she said, "represent the values we hold dear: passion, compassion and civic responsibility."

Zadik's welcome was followed by an introduction from Master of Ceremonies Albert Edwin Betteridge III, which was followed by the presentation of the debutantes. A highlight of the event was the debutante dance, where proud fathers danced with their debutante daughters to "Blue Danube."

07/08/11 PRESS RELEASE: 2011 Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days to come soon

The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present the highly anticipated shopping experience of the year, the 2011 Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days, on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. At this popular annual event, shoppers flock to Greenwich Avenue and the nearby streets in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut, an area known for its fine stores and boutiques, to find savings and values on clothing, jewelry, shoes, gifts and more from participating retailers and businesses.

This year’s Greenwich Sidewalk Sales Days will also include a line-up of live music and entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. Ballroom dancing by Arthur Murray Dance Studio and live music by R. J. Bracchitta and Sea Rhapsody will entertain shoppers and their families, while Party by Lisa will offer face painting for children. Face Painter Funela will also be on hand and photographer Monika Satur will capture with fun with photos. Also on tap is tasty fare from participating restaurants. Visit www.Greenwichchamber.com for schedule and details.

“We hope everyone will come to downtown Greenwich during these four special days and support local businesses,” said­­­­­­ Jeff Weber, Chairman of the Board of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a perfect time to shop for great deals and enjoy summer festivities.”

Additional sponsors of the 2011 Greenwich Sidewalk Sales Days are Amanda Smith Caterers, Nantucket Chicks, Nino Bossi Handbags, Shaklee – Debbie Miron, authorized distributor, Venture Photography and Vinylume, Inc. Media sponsors include The Advocate/Greenwich Time, AM1490 WGCH, Brooks Community Newspapers, Serendipity and The Daily Greenwich.

Established in 1917, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit business organization, has been instrumental in fostering the success of the town’s nearly 4,000 businesses. The Chamber is an advocate for the interests of the business community, as well as for maintaining the town’s quality of life and its residential integrity. Its informative and educational programs and networking opportunities are open to all businesses and residents.

For further information on the 2011 Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days, call TMK Sports & Entertainment at 203-531-3047 or the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 203-869-3500 or visit www.Greenwichchamber.com

07/08/11 Harry Potter Casts Magic Spell in Greenwich

Full story: The Daily Greenwich

There hasn't been so much excitement over Harry Potter at Diane's Books since author J.K Rowling came to the store years ago and people lined up for her.....

07/08/11 Real estate transfers as recorded in the Tax Assessor's Office in Greenwich Town Hall from June 28 - 30, 2011

June 28, 2011:

  • 92 Mallard Dr.: Paul and Mary M. Smith to Gisella M. Brambilla and Timothy J. Flintoff; $1,437,025.
  • 44 Partridge Hollow Rd.: Biff and Jeanne O’Reilly to Louis Samson and Catherine Demers; $4,630,000.
  • 18 Ferncliff Rd.: Daniel V. and Cynthia R. Barrett to Joli L. Gross and Peter T. Maloney Sr. $1,550,000.
  • 349 Greenwich Ave.: Estate of Michael Morena to Family Pack LLC; $2,100,000.
  • 75 Summit Rd.: Richard M. Farmer and Vivien Von Walstrom to Diego and Denisse Camacho; $1,339,375.
  • 12 Perryridge Rd.: William A. and Georgia Fike to Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster; $1,100,000.
  • 168 E. Elm St.: Astoria Federal Savings & Loan to Smith’s Cove LLC; $799,000.
  • 123 Henry St.: US Bank NA to Lisa Whitnum; $268,000.
  • 50 Cambridge Dr.: Inger J. Holm to Erik and Adriane Klein; $680,000.
  • 32 Halsey Drive: Frank Carpenteri Jr. and Katherine F. Truesdell; 930,000.
  • 4 Grimes Rd.: 4 Grimes LLC to Adrian J. Bentham; Adrian J. Bentham; $2,685,000.
  • 600 Indian Field Rd.: George M. and Eliza J. Gayola to 600 Indian Field Road LLC; $9,000,0000.
  • 33 W. Putnam Ave., Unit 1D: 33 Mayfair CT. LLC to Susanne M. Redmond; $750,000.
  • 2 Homestead Ln., Unit 305: Lisa Lee Whitnum to Allan Suchy; $196,250.

June 29, 2011:

  • 19 Ivanhoe Ln.: Dana J. and Carolina V. Cuffe to Jeffrey B. and Patricia H. Murphy; $2,400,000.
  • 255 Shore Rd.: Susanne M. Redmond and Redmond Family Partnership, to Marjorie C. Campbell; $1,500,000.
  • 32 Heusted Dr., AKA 25 Mortimer: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Erik and Bethany Johnson; $633,000.
  • 43 Pecksland Rd.: Suzanne Packer to Alexandra and Lawrence Codraro Jr.; $2,615,000.
  • 32 Nimitz Pl.: Edward D. and Jennifer Basanese to Torsten and Sarah M. Sippel; $1,495,000.
  • Lot 2 Sherwood Farm Ln.: Shay Homes LLC to Indian Spring Ltd. Partnership; $1,080,000.
  • 215 Clapboard Ridge Rd.: Amy K. and Raymond J. Minella to Noah and Sheera Prawer; $4,300,000.
  • 520 Indian Field Rd.: Tara Archer to George and Elizabeth Gayola; $4,625,000.
  • 125 Woodside Dr.: Ernest and Irene Jeffries to Andrew R. Wiener; $1,618,000.
  • 70 Benjamin St: 70 Benjamin St. LLC to Kelen T. and Bruce J. Bunner; $2,750,000.
  • 16 Park Pl.: Rosemarie Jones to Luther Garcia; $440,000.
  • 15 Fairgreen Ln.: Nancy Sands Maulsby, trustee, to Bradley Bowers Geist Jr.; $500,000.

June 30:

  • 546 North St.: BNY Mellon NA, trustee, to Elizabeth LaPuma; $2,000,000.
  • Lot A, Map 8027, Lake Avenue: Evelyn F. Peterson, trustee, to 668 Lake Ave. Farm LLC; $2,200,000.
  • 120 North Old Stone Bridge Rd.: Estate of Dorothy Johnson to Federico Riengardt and Paula Scaminaci; $1,425,000.
  • 0 Taconic Rd.: Panoli & Co. to 0xTaconic LLC; $1,025,000.
  • Lot B, Map 8027 Lake Ave.: Evelyn F. Peterson to Buxtonia LLC; $1,700,000.
  • 11 Indian Point Ln.: Richard P. Harris to 66 Indian Field Road LLC; $2,950,000.
  • 60 Club Rd.: John C. and Alison T. Mahon to Keven W. Kelley and Sabrina N. Brandt; $5,300,000.
  • 630 Steamboat Rd.:, Apt. 3E North: Anthony T. Winn to William F. Souders; $535,000.
  • 53 Morningside Dr.: 53 Morningside Drive LLC to Adriano and Elaine Almeida; $900,000.
  • 47 Benjamin St.: William Himmelsbach Jr. to Viva Chu; $1,800,000.
  • 149 John St.: Suzanne Aaronson to Robert Coven; $2,875,000.
  • 10 Lucy St.: Angelina Docimo to John S. Fasone; $333,500.
  • 12 Lucy St.: Angelina Docimo to Lauren A. Fasone: $391,5000.
  • 84 Field Point Circle: Lloyd Hascoe, trustee, to Joel M. Kaye, trustee; $31,800,000.
  • 80 Field Point Circle: Lloyd Hascoe, trustee. To J. Michael Kaye, trustee; $7,700,000.
  • 3 Hll Rd.: Joseph R. and Bonny L. Edwards to Richard M. McVey; $4,500,000.
  • 17 Cotswood Dr.: Pierre L. Ozendo to John and Diane Laxmil; $2,475,000.
  • 27 Benjamin St.: Robert van den Burgh to 4 Grimes Road LLC; $2,025,000.
  • 40 Ridgeview Ave.: Charlotte S. Minor to Brett Staffieri and Catherine Burger; $3,100,000.
  • 2 Birch Ln.: Thomas F. and Laura A. Feda to Carl A. and Ginger Stickel; $4,800,000.
  • 45 Orchard Pl. West: Maureen A. McGuire to Ammar and Nehla Murad; $1,200,000.
  • 59 Husted Ln.: Ross K. McLaren and Patricia E. Tyler to William R. and Robin J. Collins; $3,750,000.
  • 100 Putnam Park Apts., #100: Jean H. Richards to Joseph F. and Caitlyn Dunn; $337,500.
  • 10 Crescent Rd.: Susan E. Golden to An-Ton Ferdinand Seibert and ladina Hess; $1,275,000.
  • 611 Steamboat Rd., Unit A: Kathleen DiGiovanna to Martin and Berdie Brady; $1,530,000.

07/08/11 ‘The Wedding’ begins filming in Greenwich

Greenwich is used to celebs roaming the streets. It’s counted Glenn Close, Mel Gibson, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Diana Ross among its residents. But the town may have never seen star power quite like this before.

Yesterday, The Wedding (which was once titled Gently Down The Stream) began filming in Greenwich with an all star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Topher Grace, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon and Amanda Seyfried.

This week the movie’s set is a house on Standwich Road, but they also looking to shoot a night scene at theBurning Tree Country Club in town soon.

In The Wedding De Niro and Keaton play a divorced couple who pretend to still be married for the wedding of their adopted son, played by Ben Barnes. Heigl plays their biological daughter.

Filming is expected to continue in Greenwich through the end of August.

07/08/11 What A Deal !!!! Regis Philbin's Connecticut Home Could Be Yours For $3.8 Million

As Regis Philbin prepares to say goodbye to his morning talk show, "Live," at the end of the year, the television icon is also looking to unload some real estate.

Philbin has put one of his two Greenwich, Conn., homes on the market for $3.8 million, according to Zillow.com.

The French colonial, which Philbin purchased 20 years ago, sits on 6 acres and boasts four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a tennis court, pool and gazebo. The veteran host, 79, first tried to sell the property in 2008 for $5.9 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, but couldn't find a buyer because of the dip in the market.

07/08/11 PRESS RELEASE: Interactive Brokers Group to Host Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Interactive Brokers Group Inc. plans to announce its second quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, July 21, 2011, in a release that will be issued at approximately 4:00 pm (ET). The press release will also be available on the company's web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir .

A conference call to discuss the company's results will be held at 4:30 pm (ET) on that day, July 21.

Members of the public who would like to listen to the conference call should dial 877-324-1965 (U.S. domestic) and 631-291-4512 (international). The number should be dialed approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be accessible as an audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Interactive Brokers web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir .

About Interactive Brokers Group:

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company's market making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and funds on more than 90 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IB Universal Account(SM). Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.

07/08/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

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