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Saturday, February 25, 2012

02/25/12 Greenwich Weekend Events

Sunday Events In Greenwich

Family Centers, a Greenwich-based nonprofit, will host its inaugural Polar Bear Plunge at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at the waterfront offices of Geneve Corporation, located at 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford. A $25 registration fee includes entry to the Polar Bear Plunge, a limited edition event T-shirt and onsite food. The event will be emceed by WABC-TV meteorologist Bill Evans. A post-plunge party will be held at Tiernan’s Bar and Restaurant in Stamford beginning at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Family Centers’ Bright Beginnings programs, which provide education, health and counseling services to Fairfield County children and families.

Teen pianist Conrad Tao will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium. Tao, a 17-year-old Chinese-American pianist and violinist, made his concerto debut at age 8. He is currently a Gilmore Young Artist and an eight-time consecutive winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award. He is also an award-winning violinist, winning the 2003 Walgreens National Concerto Competition at age 8. This series is made possible through the generosity of private donations. Free and open to all, seating is first come, first served. For information, call the Friends of Greenwich Library office at 203-622-7938.

Audubon Greenwich will host a beekeeping workshop with Gunther Hauk from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. This workshop is for current beekeepers and those who are interested in learning more about beekeeping with natural approaches, including biodynamic beekeeping. Space very limited. A $50 workshop fee will be donated to the Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary efforts and Audubon Greenwich’s conservation and education initiatives. RSVP required to Jeff Cordulack: 203-869-5272 ext. 239.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery at Round Hill Community Church will host “ColorSoundGrammar_3,” an exhibition by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan Feb. 26 through March 29. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to noon Sunday; closed Saturday. Round Hill Community Church is located at 395 Round Hill Road. For more information and directions, call 203-869-1091 or visit www.roundhillcommunitychurch.org.

Other Ongoing Greenwich Events

The Greenwich Library’s Flinn Gallery will show “New York State of Mind” through March 14. Each of the six in the exhibition has a different perspective on the urban environment and each expresses it using various mediums and styles. The featured artists are Paul Balmer, John Dorish, Mary Jane Duffy, Scott Mlyn, Elinore Schnurr and John Varriano. The artists will talk about their work at 1 p.m. Feb. 25. The Flinn Gallery is located on the second floor of Greenwich Library, 101 W. Putnam Ave.

The new exhibition, “Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum” will be on view at the Bruce Museum Feb. 11 through April 1. The show highlights each decade of the Greenwich Art Society’s history through 43 paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by members who were exhibiting artists and/or teachers, such as Leonard, Mina Fonda and Dorothy Ochtman; Childe Hassam; Simka Simkhovitch; Margaret Brassler Kane; Ann Chernow; and Leo Manso. Many of the works are drawn from the Bruce Museum’s collection. The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under five and museum members. Free admission to all on Tuesdays. For more information, call 203-869-0376 or visit www.brucemuseum.org.

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.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery at Round Hill Community Church will host “ColorSoundGrammar_3,” an exhibition by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan Feb. 26 through March 29. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to noon Sunday; closed Saturday. Round Hill Community Church is located at 395 Round Hill Road. For more information and directions, call 203-869-1091 or visit www.roundhillcommunitychurch.org.

02/25/12 The Greenwich Topix News Message Board (12 stories) Greenwich Police Arrest One of Their Own

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Greenwich - News February 25, 2012


Greenwich Police Arrest One of Their Own
Greenwich Police Arrest One of Their Own (Patch)
Greenwich Police arrested one of their own this week. Officer Donnell Fludd is facing charges of stalking, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from a series of incidents involving a Greenwich woman.

Teachers, Administrators Among Top Earners in Gre02/25/12enwich (The Daily Greenwich)
Former Police Chief David Ridberg shows off his award for outstanding achievement from the Lions Club in April 2011.

'Moderation Seems to Always Be the Answer' (Patch)
FAIRFIELD: " Teachers are easy targets for the 'failure' of education. Poverty is the basic cause of student disengagement.

More Greenwich News

Greenwich Firefighters Train for Water Rescues (The Daily Greenwich)
GREENWICH, Conn. - Many of Greenwich's firefighters grew up in town and, as kids, came to the Boys & Girls Club , where many learned to swim.

Dog vs. Train Commuters: Dog Wins (Patch)
It was a dog-day kind of evening for Metro-North commuters on the New Haven line Thursday-thanks to a Greenwich canine that slipped out of his collar and bounded onto the railroad tracks near Henry Street in Byram.

Fairfield County Mail Distribution Center to Close (The Daily Greenwich)
STAMFORD, Conn. - The United States Postal Service will be closing the processing and distribution center in Stamford, a press release said.

Greenwich police blotter: Town man faces assault charge (Connecticut Post)
A Greenwich man was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct in connection with a physical dispute with a woman Thursday morning.

Cutout creations bring world of animals to life
Cutout creations bring world of animals to life (The Greenwich Post)
Many of us can remember something from our childhood that inspired a dream that we had or still hold on to.

Ex-BET Chair Steve Walko to Run for State Rep (Patch)
Barely 12 hours after veteran state Rep. Lile Gibbons announced she would retire from the legislative post she's held for 12 years, Stephen Walko, the former chairman of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, announced he would seek the GOP nod to succeed Gibbons.


Greenwich Business

Proto Labs shares up 81% in debut (Star Tribune)
The Maple Plain maker of custom parts ended its first day of trading on the NYSE by nearly doubling its IPO price.

Hedge fund manager Lampert gains $160 million on Sears shares acquired from Ziff family (Pensions & Investments)
Edward Lampert, the hedge fund manager who controls Sears Holdings Corp. , has more than $160 million in paper profits on shares of the retailer acquired last month from a long-standing client, the Ziff family.

Kaufthal Elected to Blyth's Board (PE Hub)
Ilan Kaufthal was named to Blyth Inc.'s board of directors. Kaufthal is a senior advisor at Irving Place Capita l. Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth designs and markets candles and accessories for the home.

02/25/12 Presidential Transportaton Cribs and more from Greenwich Patch


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February 25, 2012

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February 25, 2012

Presidential Transportaton Cribs

Cathryn Prince | Feb 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Did The POTUS Get Around? Planes, Trains and Automobiles and So Much More.

Greenwich Track Club Emphasizes Fitness, Fun, Family

Leslie Yager | Feb 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Fast-growing running program makes room for everyone.

Backyard Gymnast Flees Cops in Red Car

Patch Staff | Feb 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Town Teen Faces Home Invasion Charge

Barbara Heins | Feb 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Greenwich Police say suspect tried to intimidate witness.

State Launches Contest to Boost Tourism

Chandra Johnson Greene | Feb 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Connecticut is looking to its residents to help tout all of the fun the state has to offer, according to the Associated Press.

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Opinion

February 25, 2012

'Moderation Seems to Always Be the Answer'

Chandra Johnson Greene | Feb 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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The best of today's comments from Patch account-holders in your town and neighboring communities.

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Local Voices

February 25, 2012

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Digital is Good But Live Theatre is Better

Karen Kovacs Dydzuhn

Founded by Staples' graduate, a new children's theater company debuts in Stamford.


Community Bulletin

February 25, 2012

Local Connections

Greenwich Antiques Society Presents, "Masterpieces of Colonial New England Furniture"

Michele Russell | Feb 24, 2012

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The Greenwich Antiques Society will host a multimedia lecture, Masterpieces of Colonial New England Furniture, on Monday, March 5th…

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02/25/12 Fairfield County Lawmakers Lead Environmental Pack And More News From The Daily Greenwich

Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Daily Greenwich
by Main Street Connect
Top Stories
Fairfield County Lawmakers Lead Environmental Pack
by Richard Weizel
Former Greenwich Police Chief Ranks as Top Earner
by Anna Helhoski
What's Happening Around Greenwich This Week
by Anna Helhoski
Stamford Restaurant Weeks Tempt With Dining Deals
by Meaghan Morelli
Greenwich Girls Shoot for First-Ever Hockey Crown
by Eric Gendron

Events
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Greenwich Boys & Girls Club Swim-A-Thon
Feb 25, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012, 9:30am - 10:45am
Beating the Fear Factor! Why Business Financial Statements Matter
Today, 10:00am
Fire Safety Fundraiser in Greenwich




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