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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11/16/11 The Raw Greenwich Blog Feed: Greenwich's Eddie Lamprey selling off Sears?

A Blog Post About Greenwich, CT
Greenwich's Eddie Lamprey selling off Sears? | For What It's Worth
By Chris Fountain
Greenwich's Eddie Lamprey selling off Sears? Retail 191. That's what the retail experts are speculating. Eddie has cut maintenance on the stores to nothing, leaving them drab, cheerless and devoid of customers. It seems that Lambert is ...
For What It's Worth

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11/16/11 Lunch 'n' Learns With Rabbi's Panel At Temple Sholom

lifelong learning

Lunch 'n' Learn

Rabbi's Panel

with our Rabbi Mitch,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

of Congregation Agudath Sholom

and Rabbi Andrew Sklarz

of Greenwich Reform Synagogue

Feed the body, soul and mind with

our special Lunch 'n' Learn series, featuring our esteemed Rabbi's Panel.

On three Tuesdays, coming up in the next few weeks, these three dynamic spiritual leaders

will discuss the topic

"Jewish Ethics/Jewish Leadership,"

as we share together

in a kosher lunch and an insightful hour of learning.

Please note that these sessions will take place at the following locations:

Tuesday, November 22nd

12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford

Tuesday, December 13th

12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Temple Sholom

300 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich

Tuesday, January 24th

12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Greenwich Reform Synagogue

257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich

Everyone is welcome.

For additional information on these or other Temple Sholom programs, please call Lori Baden, Senior Director of Membership and Programming, at (203) 542-7172, or email her at lori.baden@templesholom.com.

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

11/16/11 BREAKING NEWS: Suspect Hunted in 2nd Greenwich...

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Suspect Hunted in 2nd Greenwich Bank Robbery

GREENWICH, Conn. – A man wearing a dark brown hoodie and Yankees cap held up the ...

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11/16/11 Two's Company Charity Warehouse Sale to Benefit Family Centers

Two's Company Charity Warehouse Sale to Benefit Family Centers

Get some great deals on housewares, jewelry
and more!
50% of the proceeds benefit Family Centers!

Calling all Volunteers!

Family Centers is in need of volunteers to help with check out, customer service and other duties during the Warehouse Sale. All volunteers receive a 35% discount on top of Two's Company's already-reduced merchandise. To sign up, contact Jennifer Flatow at jflatow@familycenters.org.


11/16/11 The Greenwich Historian Has A Great Story

Dear Greenwich Roundup,

I don't think anybody noticed a little item buried in the Greenwich Time's story on a recent Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. The headline focused on a car dealership, but an even more important story is the one where the owner of one of Greenwich's historic "Great Estates" plans to tear down the charming and beautiful carriage house built in 1908 on the property. It has remained untouched and looks as it did in 1908.

The owner wants to replace it with something "modern". Here's the kicker-- generations of Greenwich families have been sailing by this house on the ferries that go to island Beach and Great Captains island; It's part of the Greenwich harbor landscape. Did this item really go unnoticed by everybody? For goodness sakes, let's save this piece of history.

The land was bought from the Mead family, and there are very few original homes from the early 1900s that still exist in that neighborhood. Let's stop tearing down the homes that made Greenwich so unique in the first place. Write a letter to the Planning & Zoning board and tell them you don't want that house torn down. (52 Pear Lane).


Greenwich historian

11/16/11 Harvest Time Church On King Street In Greenwich Is Going to Have Beautiful Weather For The Run For Africa!

It's not too late to sign up!

A run event to benefit Friends In Africa and My Father's House Children's Home. With 3 course options to choose from, there's a route for every age and ability!
Saturday, November 19th at 10 a.m., REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9AM

Register Today at:

Registration is $30 or FREE when you raise $100 (minimum donation).

If you cannot participate, please: donate or sponsor a runner!

3 difficulty levels for people of all ages
• 3.3k walk-perfect for families and even for strollers!
• 3.3k run-great for kids and teens
• 10k run-for serious runners including ambitious, well-prepared teens

Great prizes!

All pre-registrants receive a FREE t-shirt and healthy snack bag! Youth 16 and under with receive an official Run For Africa participation medal.

Questions: runforafrica@me.com

Thank you to our premier sponsor!

Threads and Treads, located at: 17 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT

Be somebody’s HERO November 19th!

All proceeds benefit:

Friends In Africa is a charity that hosts quarterly, two-day free medical clinics that care for the poor, sick and starving people of Senegal through medical and dental treatment, feeding programs and health education. At each clinic we treat an average of 600 desperate patients and at each feeding program we provide a nutritious meal to thousands of malnourished people.
My Father's House is a children's home that provides a family environment with a loving house mother and father who care for no more than 10 children at a time. The children are provided nourishing meals, enrolled in a private school and nurtured helping them grow into independent, family oriented, productive adults.

11/16/11 Greenwich Media Alert: Rob Mathes And His Christmas Concerts

Dear Greenwich Roundup — I hope you are dong well. Can you believe it’s time for the 18th annual Rob Mathes Christmas Concert? The concerts are coming up December 16, 17 & 18 at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College. Attached is a news release on the concerts. Thanks!

Jenifer Howard
P: 203-273-4246
E: jhoward@jhowardpr.com
W: http://www.jhowardpr.com
Twitter: jhowardpr

For Immediate Release: Rob Mathes Christmas Concert


The Rob Mathes Christmas Concert - 18th Annual

at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College

8pm, Friday, December 16

8pm, Saturday, December 17

3pm, Sunday, December 18

The Performing Arts Center

735 Anderson Hill Road

Purchase, NY 10577

Tickets: $35, $45, $60 & $75



Purchase, N.Y., September 15, 2011 – You know it’s the holidays when Rob Mathes takes the stage and performs his annual Rob Mathes Christmas Concert! Rob and his beloved brand of holiday musical magic is back for an 18th year with three shows presented at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, at 8:00 p.m., on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, and at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18. Tickets are available at The Performing Arts Center Box Office, www.artscenter.org or 914-251-6200, or through The Music Source in Greenwich, Conn., at www.themusicsource.org or 203-698-0444.

Rob brings an extraordinary mix of world-class musicians, holiday originals and remarkably reworked classics to the magical season. Rob’s band includes some of the best in the business, including Will Lee on bass, Billy Masters on guitar, Joe Bonadio on drums, Rick Knutsen on keyboards, vocalists James “D-Train” Williams, Ian Cron and Tabitha Fair, a full horn section, and a 30+ member choir.

I love doing three concerts as opposed to one,” noted Mathes, who was limited to just one concert last year due to his hectic schedule. “I love it so much more. For me it is the music making, and to get that superstar band up there, it is a feast, and we rip the roof off the joint. This year will be no different. I come home from a year of madness to what is home for me, and those three concerts are the focal point of my year in many ways. Without them I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Please join us. There will be some surprises for sure.”

Rob Mathes is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated arranger/composer, nationally renowned music producer/director, and a performer. In the past year he has been working a great deal with Sting, recently directing Sting’s 60th Birthday Concert with artists Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Vince Gill, Will.i.am, Rufus Wainwright, Branford Marsalis, Billy Joel and Chris Botti. In addition to musically directing the live concerts, Rob produced three records for Sting in 2011: Symphonicities, Live In Berlin, and the deluxe box set, Sting: The Best of 25 Years, and arranged much of the music for Sting's Symphonicity tour with the Royal Philharmonic, serving as that tour's Music Producer/Director. He is currently working on a new project with Sting for release in 2012. He also produced the debut Matthew Morrison CD, the star of the TV show Glee, including duets with Sir Elton John, Sting and Gwyneth Paltrow; and produced a new version of Walk on the Wild Side with Lou Reed. In addition, he produced a new CD with Butch Walker for Panic! At The Disco, and was a judge of Abbey Road’s 80th Anniversary Anthem Competition. In April, he created and directed a special evening of songs for Maya Angelou. Rob has also been the long-time music director for the Kennedy Center Honors (2011 will mark his 9th year), and musically directed the televised Dedication to Service honoring George Bush Sr., hosted by Bill Clinton, featuring Mavis Staples, Cee Lo Green, Sam Moore, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and others.

The Rob Mathes Christmas Concert is the one time of year that Rob takes center stage and performs to the delight of his fans. The concert is a benefit for World Vision and supports causes close to Rob’s heart. Come join the fun and get in the holiday spirit with the Rob Mathes Christmas Concert! For more information, visit http://www.robmathes.com or http://www.facebook.com/robmathesmusic.

11/16/11 Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert: Bank Robbers Are Having A Field Day In Greenwich - Another Bank Is Robbed In Broad Daylight

People's Bank in Riverside Robbed

Barbara Heins | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Greenwich Police hunting for suspect.

11/16/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board - (13 News Stories) - TOP STORY: Greenwich Native Dies After being Tasered by Bridgeport Cops

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Brian Harrod (AKA Greenwich Proud) The Greenwich Topix News Editor

Greenwich - News November 16, 2011

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Greenwich Native Dies After being Tasered by Bridgeport Cops (Patch)
Friends mourned Trumbull resident Ronald Cristiano, 51, who died after he was Tasered more than three times by Bridgeport police....

... He touched the lives of so many.A This is a sad time indeed." Added Testani, who is the program director for the Greenwich Senior Center, "Mr. Cristiano was like a second father to my boys and together with my husband introduced lacrosse into their ..

Junior League Cuts Ribbon at Greenwich Playground
Junior League Cuts Ribbon at Greenwich Playground (The Daily Greenwich)
Greenwich kids of all abilities can meet the challenges of maneuvering through ropes and rocks now that the final stage of the Bruce Park Boundless Playground renovation is complete.

Testimony in Gojcaj case begins (Connecticut Post)
Testimony opened Tuesday in the witness tampering trial of Marash Gojcaj, who earlier this year was convicted of murdering his uncle during a late-night argument....

... partner. Investigators say that Gojcaj called a state's witness, who he knew from their days working together at a Greenwich restaurant, to try to get the man to alter his testimony. "Our position in this case hasn't changed from the outset. The ...

Peter Brant's SP Newsprint files bankruptcy (Philadelphia's WB 17)
SP Newsprint Co, owned by newsprint magnate and fine art collector Peter Brant [ID:nPNNY32510], filed for bankruptcy protection because of rising raw material costs and too much debt, and said it may sell itself to its lenders.


Greenwich Concours d'Elegance returns this weekend (Norwalk Citizen News)
The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance will take center stage at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. Themed "Mid-Century Hybrids," the event will showcase collector vehicles - several of which are utterly unique - melding the moxie of mid-century American muscle with the delicately hand-crafted bodies of period ... (more)

Man Held in Greenwich on Mass. Sex Assault Charge (The Daily Greenwich)
A Pleasantville, N.Y., man wanted on a warrant for sexual assault in Massachusetts was taken into custody in Greenwich Friday, police reported.

Did You Know? Aviation Pioneer Flew From Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
As the nation begins to welcome the troops home from Iraq you might be interested to know that nearly 100 years ago Greenwich resident Raynal C. Bolling helped prepare our military for a new age of warfare? Born in Arkansas in 1877, Bolling attended Harvard, where he earned his law degree in 1902.

Forget About occupy Greenwich .... Occupy Bankruptcy Court!!!!! (greenwichroundup.blogspot)
By Brian Harrod AKA Greenwich Proud

Could Someone Please Bailout This Former Billionaire?

11/15/11 Onetime Greenwich Connecticut Billionaire, Arts Patron Peter Brant's SP Newsprint Files Bankruptcy

No wonder that, supermodel Stephanie Seymour dumped this loser.

Another of Brant's companies, newsprint manufacturer White Birch Paper Co, also had previously filed for bankruptcy protection Life is ruff when you are in the 1%

Dig Gardens? Volunteers Needed in Greenwich (The Daily Greenwich)
If you're looking to do some gardening before winter or have some extra time to volunteer, the Armstrong Court Community Garden is looking for help from Greenwich residents.

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging" (Sojourners)
Anyone who knows me well knows about my ... obsession isn't quite the right word but it's close ... deep affection for women religious.

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Greenwich Business

Tudor Sells Microsoft, Wagers Technology Companies to Decline (BusinessWeek)
Tudor Investment Corp., the hedge fund founded by Paul Tudor Jones, cut its stakes in Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc...

... ended Sept. 30, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Tudor, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, reduced its Apple holdings by 78 percent to 5,600 shares and cut shares of Google by 38 percent to 33,711 shares, ....

Presstek plans 'very deep' layoffs (Lowell Sun)
The CEO of printing-equipment firm Presstek Inc. told New Hampshire Business Review this week that it will need to cut its payroll "very deeply" after posting a net loss of $5.4 million in its most recently-completed quarter.

... to cut its payroll "very deeply" after posting a net loss of $5.4 million in its most recently-completed quarter. Greenwich, Conn.-based Presstek announced Monday it was undertaking an $11.2 million in "annualized profit improvement actions," which ...

UPDATED: Pair says there is life after 50 for executives who lose their jobs (Darien News-Review)
Bob Sloane AndTucker Mays, co-authors of "Fired at 50: How to Overcome the Greatest Executive Job Search Challenge." You're over 50 and used to making a comfortable living in a "C-level" corporate position, but your company encounters financial problems and lets you go....

... executives is that they've been so successful that they don't know how to look for a job," said Sloane, an Old Greenwich resident who has held senior management roles with Colgate-Palmolive, American Cyanamid's Shulton International division and the ...

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11/16/11 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
Retirement facility comes under fire from residents
Greenwich Time
First Selectman Peter Tesei said he had "grave concerns" about the project, known as Greenwich Tollgate. "The proposal before you, in my humble opinion, ...
Town Human Resources Director Retiring
The town has hired the Waters Consulting executive recruiting firm to hire a replacement, according to First Selectman Peter Tesei. ...

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11/16/11 The Raw Greenwich VIDEO Feed --- TOP VIDEO: The Gilded Age in Greenwich, CT with Harry Havemeyer

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11/16/11 Man Wanted for Sex Assault Caught and more from Greenwich Patch

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Man Wanted for Sex Assault Caught

Barbara Heins | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Greenwich cops: Suspect arrested for criminal mischief was named in MA warrant.

A Rebound for Endangered Birds?

Corey Fyke | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A banner year for two threatened bird species in Connecticut.

Post It: Is Your Job Jar Overflowing?

Barbara Heins | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Local businesses and businessmen are at the ready to provide hired, helping hands.

Greenwich Native Dies After being Tasered by Bridgeport Cops

| Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ronald Cristiano Jr. was a family man and a youth sports volunteer.

Greenwich Scores And Standings: Nov. 16

Bob Birge | Nov 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Your interactive daily digest for all Greenwich scores, schedules and standings - and a place to add information and images for all youth sports

Local Voices

November 16, 2011


Don't Be Chicken About a "Little" Soup

Amelia Bonacorso

Homemade chicken soup, known to have medicinal qualities, is inexpensive & creates a generous yield of comforting goodness.

Community Bulletin

November 16, 2011

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Run/Walk For Africa!

Sarah Mildred Gamble, DO | Nov 15, 2011

Saturday November 19 at 9 a.m. come join dozens of local "do-gooders" as we dust off our running shoes to raise $$$ for a great …


Brunswick School Announces 8 Seniors Recruited to Play College Lacrosse

Courtney Kennedy | Nov 15, 2011

(Greenwich, Conn. – November 15, 2011) – Brunswick School celebrated a moment of pride when it was announced that eight of the …

11/16/11 The Junior League Cuts Ribbon at Greenwich Playground And More News From The Daily Greenwich

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Junior League Cuts Ribbon at Greenwich Playground
by Anna Helhoski | 11/16/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich kids of all abilities can meet the challenges of maneuvering through ropes and rocks now that the final ...

Disaster Drills Urged for Storm Planning
by Richard Weizel | 11/16/11

HARTFORD, Conn. — Emergency drills for the power companies, state emergency personnel and police, fire and rescue crews from towns ...

Man Held in Greenwich on Mass. Sex Assault Charge
by Anna Helhoski | 11/15/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Pleasantville, N.Y., man wanted on a warrant for sexual assault in Massachusetts was taken into custody in ...

Elderly Driver Hurt in Crash Expected to Recover
by Anna Helhoski | 11/15/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – The 84-year-old woman whose car collided with a 10-wheel dump truck Monday remained in critical condition Tuesday ...

Greenwich Police Will Be Watching Seatbelt Use
by Anna Helhoski | 11/15/11

GREENWICH, Conn. — This week kicked off the national seat belt enforcement campaign, "Click it or Ticket," and Greenwich police are ...


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