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Monday, January 23, 2012

01/23/12 Greenwich Schedule Of Events

Tuesday

Temple Sholom will host the monthly Sisterhood Book Club at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. The book club continues with “The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. The decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there’s an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, “The Lost Wife” explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of memory. For further information, call Phyllis Shapiro at 203-637-7809.

Audubon Greenwich will host “Questions Regarding Fracking & Children’s Health” from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24. Kevin Chatham-Stephens, a fellow in pediatric environmental health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will lead an in-depth discussion on fracking, a fossil fuel drilling process that can allow chemicals to enter drinking water. Audubon Greenwich invites you to learn how fracking can affect children’s health by attending this interactive Q&A. To RSVP, contact Christopher Scarpati at 212-824-7041 or christopher.scarpati@mssm.edu.

The Greenwich Adult Learning Program will hold registration for English as a Second Language from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at the Havemeyer Building, 290 Greenwich Ave. Evening registration for English as a Second Language and GED preparation will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at Greenwich High School, Folsom House, 10 Hillside Road.

Greenwich Library will offer extended hours to accommodate high school students during midterm exam weeks. The main library at 101 W. Putnam Ave. will remain open until 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday to coincide with the private school schedule, and on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 for the public school schedule. The Library Café will also extend its hours until 9 p.m., and students can purchase snacks during study breaks. Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.

Wednesday

The Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich will host Peter Godwin, a journalist in Zimbabwe, Jan. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church. RMA members and their guests should arrive by 10 a.m. for the full meeting. The general public should plan to arrive at 10:45 a.m., after the RMA fellowship coffee session. There is no charge and no reservations are required. Parking is available at the public facility on Lafayette Place. For more information, call George Shaddock at 203-542-0986.

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich will continue its book club for women of all ages at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 with “To The End of The Land” by David Grossman. The book group, facilitated by Judi Margolin, reads a diverse mix of fiction, memoir, biography and short stories with themes relevant to Jewish women. Light refreshments will be served. The cost for the program is $18. To participate, call the JFS office at 203-622-1881 or email Tatiana Nichiforova at tnichiforova@jfsgreenwich.org. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted.

Greenwich Public Schools will hold a forum on bedbugs at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the auditorium of Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road. State and local experts and school administrators will discuss how to prevent a bedbug infestation, what to do if you discover one in your home and WHAT the district’s response protocol is if a bedbug is found in a school. Bedbugs were found at Hamilton Avenue School in the fall. The snow date is Jan. 31.

Dr. Susan Blum, an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will explain the workings of the immune system and what it needs to function at its best during a talk Jan. 25 at the Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave. The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Radcliffe Children’s Wing.

A question and answer session on environmental issues with Greenwich’s four-member statehouse delegation will be held at 8 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Town Hall Meeting Room. State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-36th District, and state reps. Livvy Floren, R-149th District, Lile Gibbons, R-150th District and Alfred Camillo, R-151st District, will be present at the event. The session, “Environmental Priorities for Connecticut’s General Assembly,” is hosted by Audubon Greenwich, the Greenwich Land Trust and the town Conservation Commission. Free admission. Advance registration recommended. Contact Jeff Cordulack at 203-869-5272 ext. 239 or jcordulack@audubon.org. The snow date is Feb. 1. Town hall is located at 101 Field Point Road.

The Greenwich Adult Learning Program will hold registration for English as a Second Language from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at the Havemeyer Building, 290 Greenwich Ave. Evening registration for English as a Second Language and GED preparation will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at Greenwich High School, Folsom House, 10 Hillside Road.

Greenwich Library will offer extended hours to accommodate high school students during midterm exam weeks. The main library at 101 W. Putnam Ave. will remain open until 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday to coincide with the private school schedule, and on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 for the public school schedule. The Library Café will also extend its hours until 9 p.m., and students can purchase snacks during study breaks. Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.

Thursday

The Eastern Middle School Eighth Grade Show Chorus will perform “The Wizard of Oz” Jan. 26-28 in the school’s Lee Book Auditorium. Show times are as follows: 4 p.m. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Thursday tickets are $5, and Friday and Saturday tickets are $12. Tickets are sold in the main lobby of the school beginning Jan. 12 every day before school from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Ticket reservations can also be made over the phone by calling the school office at 203-637-1744.

The Riverside Association will convene its annual meeting Jan. 26 in Selleck Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Riverside Ave. Coffee will be served at 7:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 8 p.m. The guest panel will include Roger Lulow, interim superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools; James Heavey, Greenwich chief of police; and Alex Karman, senior transportation planner of the South Western Regional Planning Agency, who will speak on the Route 1 Traffic Study.

The Old Greenwich Association will discuss how people can make their homes safer during storms, power outages and other emergencies during its annual meeting, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Sound Beach Fire House, 207 Sound Beach Ave. Presented by members of the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Company, the goal of the evening will be to help residents develop a plan for their own homes in times of trouble. The OGA will also introduce the Village Improvement Committee, a local group consisting of residents, elected officials and other stakeholders. Coffee and conversation begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of Upper Crust Bagel Company and LexZee.

Alliance Francaise of Greenwich is sponsoring its first ever film course: “Close Up on French Cinema.” Hosted by Anne Kern, professor of film studies at Purchase College, the class will feature three guest speakers: Greg Taylor, Habiba Boumlik and Agustin Zarzosa. If you are passionate about French film, AFG invites you to join from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 16 and March 15 at the Purchase College campus. Each class will feature a specific film chosen by the speaker. For more information, including cost, contact Rebecca at the AFG office at 203-629-1340 or at education@afgreenwich.org.

Friday

The Eastern Middle School Eighth Grade Show Chorus will perform “The Wizard of Oz” Jan. 26-28 in the school’s Lee Book Auditorium. Show times are as follows: 4 p.m. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Thursday tickets are $5, and Friday and Saturday tickets are $12. Tickets are sold in the main lobby of the school beginning Jan. 12 every day before school from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Ticket reservations can also be made over the phone by calling the school office at 203-637-1744.

Saturday
Audubon Greenwich will present an “Insects in Winter” walk from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Audubon invites you to learn how insects survive winter’s cold. Search for some hardy insects known to be active on the snow and along the winter-chilled Byram River. Participants will also search for insects hidden away under logs, tree bark, and other winter retreats. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to the Audubon store at 203-869-5272 ext. 221.

Audubon Greenwich will present a film screening and panel discussion on “American Meat” from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28. “American Meat” is a solutions-oriented macroscopic documentary surveying the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring dozens of farmers across America, the film aims to be an
even-handed look at animal husbandry. For a trailer and more details, visit www.americanmeatfilm.com. $15/person. RSVP required to Jeff at 203-869-5272 ext. 239. Film at 4 p.m., followed by discussion and reception. Snow Date: Jan. 29.

The Eastern Middle School Eighth Grade Show Chorus will perform “The Wizard of Oz” Jan. 26-28 in the school’s Lee Book Auditorium. Show times are as follows: 4 p.m. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Thursday tickets are $5, and Friday and Saturday tickets are $12. Tickets are sold in the main lobby of the school beginning Jan. 12 every day before school from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Ticket reservations can also be made over the phone by calling the school office at 203-637-1744.

Sunday

Pauline Cantwell, host of WGCH’s “Live Well with Cantwell” will give a free presentation on “The Wild Cards in Climate Change” from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Greenwich Library. Her talk will focus on climate change issues not being discussed in the mainstream media. Discussion topics will include weather warfare, deliberate weather modification, and geoengineering (solar radiation management). Cantwell will discuss military weapons designed to intentionally modify the climate and weather, earth systems, and/or trigger seismic events. Contact Cantwell at 203-637-0632 for further details. Refreshments will be served.

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.

01/23/12 PRESS RELEASE: April 19 ACGT 10th Anniversary Celebration at Greenwich Hyatt

ACGT 10th Anniversary Celebration:
New Frontiers in Cancer Cell and Gene Therapy,
Honoring the Life of Edward Netter
Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut


(GREENWICH, Conn. – The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Thursday, April 19, 2012, with a tribute dinner honoring co-founder Edward Netter (1932-2011). The evening appropriately titled New Frontiers will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. Robert Bazell, chief science and health correspondent for NBC News, will be the keynote speaker. For tickets, please visit
www.ACGTFoundation.org <http://www.ACGTFoundation.org> or call 203-358-8000 or email mailto:ghastings@acgtfoundation.org <mailto:ghastings@acgtfoundation.org> .

Edward Netter was the visionary, who together with his wife Barbara sought New Frontiers to ease and erase the ravages of cancer. The result of their years of dedication is the breakthrough science, such as the recent and promising study on leukemia that exceeded the ‘wildest expectations,’ and was made possible by the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

Please celebrate Edward Netter’s life and his vision by joining ACGT for this special tribute. ACGT anticipates that this event will be fully subscribed, so please make plans early. There are many options of support available. Barbara Netter, president and co-founder of ACGT, and Sharon Walsted Phillips, ACGT board member, are co-chairs of the event.

Individual Tickets: $375; other support levels from $750 to $25,000.

ACGT 10th Anniversary Celebration: New Frontiers
6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hyatt Regency Greenwich 1800 E. Putnam Avenue Old Greenwich, CT
www.ACGTFoundation.org <http://www.ACGTFoundation.org>

The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) is the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene cancer therapy research. 100 percent of all contributions to ACGT go directly to research and fund grants with leading scientists in the U.S., representing such institutions as Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Duke University, The Salk Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Stanford University, Dana Farber Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago. A rigorous grant review by Scientific Advisory Council ensures the most promising projects are rewarded. To learn more about the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, visit
www.acgtfoundation.org <http://www.acgtfoundation.org> or call 203-358-8000.

PHOTO CAPTION: Sharon Walsted Phillips, board member of ACGT, along with Barbara Netter, president and co-founder of ACGT. Sharon and Barbara are co-chairing the 10th anniversary celebration of ACGT entitled “New Frontiers” on April 19, 2012. Tickets may be obtained online at:
http://www.ACGTFoundation.org <http://www.ACGTFoundation.org>

01/23/12 CT ALERT: Meriden Marine Takes Plea Deal In Killing Of Unarmed Iraqis

Meriden Marine Takes Plea Deal In Killing Of Unarmed Iraqis

A Marine from Meriden accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal and ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War.

01/23/12 The Greenwich Topix Message Board - (8 stories) - TOP STORY: Greenwich Board of Ed Subtracts, Adds and Informs

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Greenwich - News January 23, 2012


Greenwich Board of Ed Subtracts, Adds and Informs
Greenwich Board of Ed Subtracts, Adds and Informs (Patch)
Schools Take a Bite Out of the Capital Apple At last week's Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Roger Lulow, who sits on the on the Town Wide Capital Improvement Projects A Committee as a voting member, explained that the initial meeting of the capital architects on Jan.

Pictures: Ellington Skydiving Club Tries To Set Record (The Hartford Courant)
One skydiver deploys their shoot as the core of a formation stays together while other members of the Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

Junior League seeks scholarship applications (The Greenwich Post)
The Junior League of Greenwich is accepting applications from local female high school seniors who exemplify the mission of the Junior League of Greenwich and whose volunteer activities show a significant and sustained commitment to both community service and leadership.

Celeb real estate: Anderson Cooper, Regis and Joan Rivers (MSNBC)
Anderson Cooper didn't have to shop around for his latest real estate purchase. The CNN host bought the home right next door to his Hamptons estate.

Please send your comments, news tips and press releases to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

Greenwich Relay honored (The Greenwich Post)
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greenwich has received special recognition at New England Leadership Summit.

45 Open Houses in Greenwich Today (Patch)
This week there are 45 open houses in Greenwich. We have 3 rentals ranging from $3,300 to $4,800 per month.


Greenwich Business

United Rentals gets US antitrust OK for RSC deal (The Beaumont Enterprise)
United Rentals Inc. said Monday that the U.S. antitrust waiting period related to its acquisition of rival rental equipment company RSC Holdings Inc.

Robin Colangelo Joins Arc Marketing (PROMO Magazine)
Arc Marketing has named Robin Colangelo, VP-creative operations. She will manage internal operations at the agency's headquarters in Greenwich, CT, as well as operations in satellite offices in Atlanta and Detroit.

01/23/11 Win Helps Greenwich Cardinals Advance in FCIAC Standings and more from Greenwich Patch


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January 23, 2012

Win Helps Greenwich Cardinals Advance in FCIAC Standings

Bob Birge | Jan 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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

Driver Cited in East Putnam Accident

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Two motorists reportedly injured in three-car accident

45 Open Houses in Greenwich Today

Mark Pruner | Jan 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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3 rentals ranging from $3,300 to $4,800; 20 houses under $1M and 21 houses over $1M.

Greenwich Athletic Association 'Defunct' as Far as Town is Concerned

Greenwich Time | Jan 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Greenwich Athletic Association 'Defunct' as Far as Town is Concerned


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January 23, 2012

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The Night Sky: The Constellation Taurus

Rick Bria

Taurus is high in the South after dark.
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Fitness: Children and Physical Activity

Jeremy Boland

With childhood obesity becoming an epidemic what can parents do to keep their children physical active?


Community Bulletin

January 23, 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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Eastern Middle School Presents The Wizard of Oz

Jeff Weber | Jan 21, 2012

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EASTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ The Eastern Middle School 8th Grade Show Chorus will perform the …

01/23/12 Storms Worsened Sound's Sewage Problems And More News From The Daily Greenwich

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Storms Worsened Sound's Sewage Problems
by Greg Canuel | 01/23/12

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Shortly after Hurricane Irene rolled through Connecticut, people near Fairfield's beaches were warned not ...

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Sports Conference Plans 50th Anniversary Dinner
by Tom Renner | 01/23/12

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The 50th anniversary celebration of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference dinner-dance ...

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Check Out Greenwich's Town Meetings
by Anna Helhoski | 01/23/12

GREENWICH, Conn. – Here is a list of town meetings scheduled in Greenwich this week:

Monday, Jan. 23

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