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01/21/12 You Just Can't Say These Crazy Things in Greenwich

Greenwich police: Man charged for saying he killed girlfriend

A Stamford man who told a 911 dispatcher that he had killed his girlfriend -- a claim that he later recanted -- was arrested Wednesday, Greenwich police said.

Henry Jara-Villamarin, 19, of 45 Halpin Ave., was charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and falsely reporting an incident concerning serious injury or death.

Late Wednesday evening, Jara-Villamarin called 911 and said he was in the parking lot of Crumbs Bake Shop, 48 W. Putnam Ave., and that he had killed his girlfriend, police said. During the 911 call, Jara-Villamarin changed his story, saying he didn't kill his girlfriend, but wanted to, police said. A female voice could be heard during the call, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found a man and a woman in a vehicle in the parking lot, police said.

The driver, Jara-Villamarin, told officers that he and his girlfriend got into an argument and he wanted her out of the car, police said. When she refused, he grabbed her phone and dialed 911, police said.

According to Jara-Villamarin, he told the 911 operator he had killed his girlfriend so police would arrive faster, police said.

He was issued a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday.


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1/21/12 "Children's Education Zone Anniversary Celebration"

Good afternoon Children's Education Zone...
Susie T. Ponce 1:36pm Jan 19
Good afternoon Children's Education Zone friends. We are very excited that the New York Performing Arts Center will be celebrating our anniversary with us this Saturday. We will be doing some hip hop dancing! This is a friendly reminder to please RSVP if you are attending. Please specify how many children will accompany you so that we will have enough pizza and goodies for all the children :0) See you Saturday at 3pm in our Port Chester location.
We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful...
Susie T. Ponce 12:23pm Jan 21
We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful snow today. This is a note to confirm that we are still moving forward with our celebration today at 3pm. See you there :0)


01/21/12 CT ALERT: Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning For Southern 4 Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southern Connecticut. The four Northern counties are under a winter weather advisory.

01/21/11 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board (11 stories) TOP STORY: Greenwich Street Rallies To Reduce Speed Limit

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Greenwich Street Rallies To Reduce Speed Limit (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - A neighborhood petition drive aimed at speeding on Almira Drive brought results Thursday when the Board of Selectmen approved a request to get 25mph signage on the street.

Jazz quartet plays gospel in Greenwich
Jazz quartet plays gospel in Greenwich (The Greenwich Post)
Continuing an annual tradition, the Eric Mintel Quartet will perform "An Evening of Outstanding Jazz" this Saturday, Jan.

Thief Steals Greenwich Woman's Purse Containing Jewelry, Cash at Waterfront Parking Deck (Patch)
Port Chester police issued their oft-repeated warning about leaving valuables in plain sight this week after a thief saw a pricy purse sitting on the passenger seat of a car and broke a window to steal it.

Former Ambassador Supports Congressional Candidate (The Daily Greenwich)
Greenwich resident Charles Glazer, served as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador from 2007-2009, offered his support to Republican congressional candidate Chris Meek.

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Man Charged With Making False 911 Murder Call (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - A Stamford man was arrested in Greenwich Wednesday and charged with making a false 911 call that he had killed his girlfriend.


Greenwich Sports

Greenwich Boys Basketball Rallies To Defeat Harding, 66-51. (Patch)
A huge fourth quarter got the Greenwich boys basketball team back on the winning track.

Midseason boys basketball report (News Times)
Westhill's Tony Dobbinson and Harding's Avery Monk in action as Westhill High School hosts Harding in a boys basketball game in Stamford, Conn., December 20, 2011.


Greenwich Business

Gavilon firm may be headed for a sale (La Vista Sun)
Omaha's Gavilon LLC, formerly the grain merchandising arm of ConAgra Foods and the nation's third-largest grain storage company, may be headed for a multibillion-dollar sale.

Greenwich Hospital gears up for Great Chefs (Connecticut Post)
Celebrity chef and former Greenwich resident Alessandro Stratta joined Greenwich Hospital officials and area restaurateurs Tuesday to kick off festivities for the 27th annual Great Chefs fundraiser.

Greenwich Nurse Collects Diapers for New Moms (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - Karen Barone, RN, has worked at Greenwich Hospital for 32 years, but it seems like she's been there all her life.

Upstart wealth advisory firm nabs Wilmington Trust team (Delaware Online)
Fieldpoint Private, a Greenwich, Conn., wealth advisory firm founded by four retired Chairmen of Merrill Lynch & Co.


01/21/12 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

News Reports About Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei
GPD promotes Gustovich to Captain, will be highest ranking female ...
Greenwich Post
First Selectman Peter Tesei will swear in the newly promoted. The Post will have full coverage of the event in its Jan.

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01/21/12 You Could Purchase the ex-Phelps estate. and more from Greenwich Patch



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You Could Purchase the ex-Phelps estate.

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Red-Tailed Hawk's Emergency Landing on Student's Head, and More

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Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Greenwich Boys Basketball Rallies To Defeat Harding, 66-51.

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State College Tuition Increase Approved

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Average tuition and fees for 16 out of 17 colleges and universities will increase by an average of 3.8 percent.

Thief Steals Greenwich Woman's Purse Containing Jewelry, Cash at Waterfront Parking Deck

Nik Bonopartis | Jan 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

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A Greenwich woman left her purse on the passenger seat of her husband's car while the couple took in a movie Saturday night.

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'The Argument Must Have Been Over a Cupcake'

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Greenwich Window Doctor Takes Expertise to National Radio

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The Greenwich Window Doctor to have live radio interview Saturday morning with Louisiana's 'Cajun Contractor' about DIY window restoration.


Community Bulletin

January 21, 2012

Accomplishments

Brunswick Senior Edward Chaplin Awarded 2012 YWCA-Greenwich Racial Justice Scholarship

Courtney Kennedy | Jan 20, 2012

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Brunswick School senior Edward Chaplin was honored with the 2012 YWCA of Greenwich Racial Justice Scholarship at the annual event in…

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Rashmi Talpade: Assembly Line, Jan. 19 - Feb. 14

Greenwich Academy - Submitted by Mary Lou Evans | Jan 20, 2012

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A new exhibit, Assembly Line, will be on display and open to the public at Greenwich Academy's Luchsinger Gallery January 19-…

Awareness

Putting the "Green" in Greenwich High School

Liz Stillman | Jan 19, 2012

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Greenwich High School has made many efforts to become a more environmentally friendly school. The installation of the solar panels, …

Government

Former Ambassador Charles L. Glazer Endorses Chris Meek

Daniel Kline | Jan 20, 2012

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Charles L. Glazer, the former United States Ambassador to El Salvador, has endorsed Chris Meek for Congress. In …

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Emily Harris of Greenwich lands leading role in the production of 'Oliver!' on Stage in Westchester

Chris Harris | Jan 20, 2012

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Emily Harris of Greenwich has landed the leading role as Nancy in the production of 'Oliver!' on Stage in Westchester. The Random …


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01/21/12 Frank Bohacs, Former Greenwich Restauranteer And More New In The Daily Greenwich

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Frank Bohacs, Former Greenwich Restauranteer
by Anna Helhoski | 01/20/12

GREENWICH, Conn. – Frank Bohacs, a former Greenwich resident, died at his home in Florida on Jan. 15. He was 95.

Bohacs was ...

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Greenwich Police Name First Female Captain
by Anna Helhoski | 01/20/12

GREENWICH, Conn. - Greenwich will have its first-ever female police captain. A new deputy chief, lieutenant, and sergeant also will ...

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Shays Will Run for Connecticut Senate Seat
by Erin Lynch | 01/20/12

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - Former Fairfield County U.S. Rep, Christopher Shays' camp says he will make a formal announcement for his ...

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Former Ambassador Supports Congressional Candidate
by Anthony Buzzeo | 01/20/12

STAMFORD, Conn. — Congressional candidate Chris Meek received the endorsement of former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Charles ...

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01/21/12 Greenwich Events

Saturday
Continuing an annual tradition, the Eric Mintel Quartet will perform “An Evening of Outstanding Jazz” at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Second Congregational Church, at 139 E. Putnam Ave. Returning to the church for the ninth time, the Pennsylvania-based quartet will follow the concert with a meet-and-greet reception. Donations are suggested. The quartet will also perform with the church’s Chancel Choir during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22. Reservations are recommended for the Jan. 21 concert. For more information or reservations, contact Gloria LaDestro at 203-869-9311, ext. 120 or gloria@2cc.org.

Convent of the Sacred Heart will host a two-day sale of Haitian paintings and crafts Jan. 20 and 21 to support the rebuilding of Haiti two years after a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the island nation. The sale will take place at the school from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. All funds raised from the sale will go towards building the Vassar Haiti Project health clinic and the Society of the Sacred Heart’s mission in Haiti, according to organizers. For more information, visit www.thehaitiproject.org or contact Andrew Meade at anmeade@vassar.edu or Kathy Failla at faillak@cshgreenwich.org or 203-532 3546

Cos Cob Library will welcome a return visit by Betty Johnson from Bigelow Tea Company at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Cos Cob Library Community Room. Johnson will talk about the history and health benefits of tea while guests enjoy various samples, along with pastries provided by the Friends of Cos Cob Library. Register at the library or call 203-622-6883 to reserve a spot, and bring your favorite teacup when you come. Attendees will also receive a goody bag of assorted teas.

The Orinoco Council #39 of the Knights of Columbus will host its annual Free Throw Championship Challenge at 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Boys & Girls Club, 4 Horseneck Lane. The competition is open to boys and girls who are 10 to 14 years old as of Jan. 1. Please provide a birth certificate or other proof of age. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls and no charge for the competition. The winner will advance to the district level competition, with the date and location to be determined. Should the winner not be able to compete, the second place contestant will represent the council at the district competition. For more information or to request an entry form, call Don Palmer at 203-869-3224 at the Boys & Girls Club. Entry forms may also be obtained at the Knights of Columbus Council Hall at 37 W. Putnam Ave. or www.knightsofgreenwich.com.

Audubon Greenwich will present a hillside trail hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Audubon invites participants to explore this 1.5-mile western trail loop for over-wintering birds and signs of wildlife activity from mice, shrews, and squirrels to deer, fox and coyote. Ages 7 & up. RSVP to the Audubon store at 203-869-5272 ext. 221.

Sunday
The Round Hill Community Church will host a forum with Bon Jasperson and Helen Dillon on their film, “Inside Sing Sing’s Prison School” at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22. The 31-minute documentary will be screened. Dillon, the film’s producer, is a board member of Hudson Link, an organization that raises money for the college education of men incarcerated in Sing Sing, a maximum-security prison in New York State. She also runs workshops inside Sing Sing for the Alternative to Violence Project. Jasperson is on the board of advisors for Family ReEntry, an organization that rehabilitates former prisoners returning to their communities. A light luncheon of soup, salad, and bread will be served following the forum. The church is located at 395 Round Hill Road in Greenwich. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 203-869-1091.

Temple Sholom will hold a Mitzvah Day at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22. Participants will be able to join in a variety of projects, including bagging toiletries for homeless shelters, making blankets for Project Linus, sorting donations for the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry, getting swabbed for the Donate Life bone marrow donor drive, and many others. There are opportunities for congregants of all ages. Those who can’t make it Jan. 22 are encouraged to donate items. Temple Sholom is collecting non-perishable food, new pajamas, toiletries, coins, and other items. To register visit www.templesholom.com. For more information, email Rav David Saiger at ravdavid@templesholom.com.

Ongoing
New York artist Judith Gwyn Brown’s “New York Series” will be on view through Feb. 12 at the Greenwich Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery, located on the second floor of 299 Greenwich Ave. The exhibition includes ten framed oil-on-canvas paintings that tell the stories of New York City, as well as other paintings and drawings for sale. In addition, Brown is offering commissioned pet portraits; examples are on view. A portion of proceeds from the portraits go to P.A.W.S. of the Vineyard, a nonprofit pet adoption service in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., to help fund a spay/neuter program. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri; noon to 4 p.m. Sat-Sun. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.greenwicharts.org.

The Greenwich Art Society will present “DANIEL & DIEGO,” an exhibition featuring the works of artists Daniel Brain and Diego Rabellino Jan. 6 through 28. The works are on view in the second floor rear gallery at 299 Greenwich Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m to 5 p.m. weekdays; Noon to 4 p.m. weekends.

The Historical Society’s Storehouse Gallery Shop will host a sale of works by 2011’s Greenwich Community artists Nov. 30 to Jan. 25. Art in a variety of media, from paintings to photography to sculpture, will be on sale and may be taken as soon as it is purchased. Fresh works will replace pieces that are sold throughout the holiday season. The Greenwich Community Artists Series was established in 2009 to foster and encourage contemporary local artists. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 20.

The Greenwich Historical Society invites you to check out “Everyday Heroes: Greenwich First Responders” Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. “Everyday Heroes” chronicles the history of Greenwich’s fire, police and emergency medical services. The exhibition delves into headline-making Greenwich disasters from 1873 to 2010, examines how first responders dealt with past emergencies and illustrates how first response practices have evolved as the combined result of firsthand experience and technology. Kids can try on real equipment and learn what it takes to become a first responder in a hands-on gallery. Closed Christmas day. Members free. Nonmembers: Adults $10; seniors and students $8; children under six free. Through Aug. 26. Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. For more information, visit www.greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899.

The Bruce Museum will present the exhibition “Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry” from July 16 through Feb. 26. The exhibition features an array of different types of jewelry, as well as samplings of minerals, precious stones and other materials from which artists have created an infinite variety of human adornment. The exhibition investigates the wide range of materials used to make jewelry, delves into the genesis of these natural materials, and explores the economic and environmental impact of our universal attraction to sparkle. The jewelry on display comes from all over the globe, including Myanmar and India. For more information, visit www.brucemuseum.org.

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