Hyper Local News Pages

Web Stats Provided By Google Analytics

Monday, February 11, 2013

From rookie to top dog at Westminster



... Feb. 11, 2013. For related coverage go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org. Photo: Jason Rearick Lucy Hicks, of Greenwich, kisses Clementine, her Boston terrier, while showing her to spectators in the benching arrea during the 137th Westminster Kennel ...

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/From-rookie-to-a-top-dog-at-Westminster-4269875.php

From rookie to top dog at Westminster



... Feb. 11, 2013. For related coverage go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org. Photo: Jason Rearick Lucy Hicks, of Greenwich, kisses Clementine, her Boston terrier, while showing her to spectators in the benching arrea during the 137th Westminster Kennel ...

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/From-rookie-to-a-top-dog-at-Westminster-4269875.php

Nanny Emma's Picks: The Best Books for Kids, Part I



... with the best new books, hand-picked by people who love reading with children. Diane Garrett of Diane's Books in Greenwich, CT recommends Tuck Me In by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt (Candlewick, 2010). Toddlers can participate by helping lift ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emma-jenner/books-for-kids_b_2662889.html

Happy Birthday, Jennifer Aniston! Justin Theroux's Bride-to-Be Turns 44



... (you're one lucky guy, Justin). Jen is currently filming her upcoming flick, Untitled Elmore Leonard Project , in Greenwich, Conn. and since the actress is not present on set today, it's safe to assume she's spending some quality romantic time with ...

http://www.eonline.com/news/387389/happy-birthday-jennifer-aniston-justin-theroux-s-bride-to-be-turns-44

Elizabeth Benn, 50, Greenwich Kindergarten Teacher



GREENWICH, Conn. Elizabeth J. Benn of Cos Cob and formerly of Ridgefield died Feb.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/elizabeth-benn-50-greenwich-kindergarten-teacher

Anne Pitaro, 85, Retired Teacher From Greenwich



GREENWICH, Conn. Anne J. Pitaro of Greenwich and formerly of Stamford died Feb. 8 from complications of lymphoma.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/anne-pitaro-85-retired-teacher-greenwich

Ethel Fox, 91, Formerly Of Greenwich



STAMFORD, Conn. Ethel B. Fox of Stamford and formerly of Greenwich died Feb. 7, 22 days after the death of her husband of 68 years, William Fox .

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/ethel-fox-91-stamford

Got That Foggy Feeling?



The dense fog that's enveloped the region, especially along the Greenwich coastline has limited visibility to a quarter-mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/got-that-foggy-feeling

Striking oil in Greenwich



A: Although I always had an aptitude for drawing, I never took any art classes until after high school, more than 30 years ago, at St.

http://www.greenwichcitizen.com/news/article/Striking-oil-in-Greenwich-4269576.php

BREAKING NEWS: UConn's Enosch Wolf Suspended From Team After Arrest In On-Campus Incident

UConn's Enosch Wolf Suspended From Team After Arrest In On-Campus Incident 

Read more at courant.com

If you're from Danville - or from Danville - you're not rich



So here's not much of a surprise. According to Census Bureau data , the metropolitan area that includes Greenwich, Conn., home to oodles of hedge-fund managers, has the highest percentage of "high income" in the nation at 17.9%. Tech-heavy San Jose is #2, and contractor-rich Washington D.C. is #3. High income is defined as making at least $191,469 ... (more)

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/02/11/if-youre-from-danville-or-from-danville-youre-not-rich/

Women's Soccer Announces Seven Signees for 2013 Season



... standouts to National Letters of Intent for the 2013-14 season. The signees include goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin (Greenwich, Conn./Brookfield) , defender/midfielder Bailey Haydock (Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley) , midfielder Jessica Heifetz (Warren, ...

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/021113aaa.html

Police: Surveillance Video Reveals Purse Thief



... camera tapes, managers saw the theft and were able to identify the thief as Robert Simmons, 44, of 27 Harold Ave., Greenwich, a maintenance employee. Police then applied for a warrant for Simmons' arrest and notified him once the warrant was ...

http://darien.patch.com/articles/police-surveillance-camera-reveals-supermarket-thief

Police: Surveillance Video Reveals Supermarket Thief



... camera tapes, managers saw the theft and were able to identify the thief as Robert Simmons, 44, of 27 Harold Ave., Greenwich, a maintenance employee. Police then applied for a warrant for Simmons' arrest and notified him once the warrant was ...

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/police-surveillance-video-reveals-supermarket-thief

Prayers, Well Wishes from Greenwich Catholics For Pope Benedict



... adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." Both Detscher and Deacon John Linsenmeyer of St. Agnes Church in Greenwich said it is impossible to predict who will succeed Pope Benedict whose resignation is effective Feb. 28. Detscher said, ...

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/prayers-well-wishes-from-greenwich-catholics-for-pope-benedict

Reader Submitted: Meet The Mars Rover



The Mars Rover Curiosity 's deployment was a staggering feat of engineering, and the information it's providing to NASA from Mars may finally answer the question of whether Mars could once have harbored life.

http://www.courant.com/community/hcrs-70733hc-statewide-20130205,0,4450708.story

After Rain, Warmer Weather On The Way For Greenwich



FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. The week begins with rain, but the weather for Fairfield County is looking up for the rest of the week.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/news/after-rain-warmer-weather-way-fairfield-county

Two Stabbed In Rockville; Suspect In Custody



A 28-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing two people in a domestic violence incident Monday morning in Rockville .

http://www.courant.com/community/vernon/hc-vernon-stabbing-domestic-0212-20130211,0,1195581.story

FROM THE GREENWICH TOPIX NEWS MESSAGE BOARD: Young Hardworking Greenwich Entrepreneurs Want To Make You An Offer


Hello! Our names are Mason and Jacob and we started a chocolate company a few months ago. Our goal was to create chocolate so tasty that it sold itself. We got some shared commercial kitchen space (if you've done that before you know how hard that is) and within two weeks we were in fifty stores. We're growing and we want to speed up our chocolate making process. Now we can both get something great!

http://www.topix.com/city/greenwich-ct/2013/02/young-hardworking-greenwich-entrepreneurs-want-to-make-you-an-offer

HIGHLY RECOMENDED BY GREENWICH ROUNDUP: Two young Greenwich entrepreneurs kickstart their chocolate company

Old Greenwich Start-Up Launches Kickstarter

Jacob Maude and his partner are raising funds for Cocoa Loco:

A Sweet Story
 on Kickstarter!

This week two young entrepreneurs from Old Greenwich, Mason Amato and Jacob Maude,launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to grow their chocolate business Cocoa Loco. "We need to speed up our production process, so we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a bar wrapping machine", said Maude. Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform through which supporters of companies "back" projects they like and receive "rewards" as compensation. When thinking about what rewards to give people Maude says he and Amato tried to think of the tastiest treats possible; they came up with Belgian chocolate covered marshmallows and chocolate covered all-natural Oreos. They also wanted to offer something personal, so another reward is chocolate bars with personalized wrappers.
Their sweet endeavor began only six months ago. After working for various distribution companies with good success the two decided to start putting their own chocolate bars into stores. Yet first they had to learn the art of chocolate making!

The two began practicing in their kitchens with massive blocks of chocolate, reading countless how-to books and even taking jobs at chocolate factories. "It was quite educational…I never knew chocolate was so complicated!" says Amato of the learning process. Yet by November of 2012 the two felt confident in their abilities and had secured a commercial kitchen in which they could make the chocolates. "The first batch was a crazy 8PM to 8AM shift, since we had to use the shared kitchen space at night when the store owners weren't using it" says Maude. Since December they have sold their chocolates to fifty shops and are hoping to greatly increase that number in 2013.

Their goal is to bring the premium quality and creative chocolate products to counters throughout New England. If you like their story and want to be an important part of it, or want to learn more about Cocoa Loco, you can visit their Kickstarter page "Cocoa Loco: A Sweet Story".  
We are upgrading our factory! Savory chocolate rewards: hand-dipped chocolate marshmallows + all-natural oreos, customized logo bars...

  • Launched: Feb 1, 2013
  • Funding ends: Mar 3, 2013


Belgian Chocolate Covered Marshmallows hand-dipped in Coconut, Almonds and (vet spicy) Organic Red Peppers
Belgian Chocolate Covered Marshmallows hand-dipped in Coconut, Almonds and (vet spicy) Organic Red Peppers


These cookies have no hydrogenated fat content, only all natural flavors, and cane sugar
These cookies have no hydrogenated fat content, only all natural flavors, and cane sugar




Get custom packaged chocolate bars with your logo printed on them
Get custom packaged chocolate bars with your logo printed on them
Hello! Our names are Mason and Jacob and we started a chocolate company a few months ago. Our goal was to create chocolate so tasty that it sold itself. We got some shared commercial kitchen space (if you've done that before you know how hard that is) and within two weeks we were in fifty stores. We're growing and we want to speed up our chocolate making process. Now we can both get something great! We'll make some delicious treats for you, like chocolate covered Oreos, marshmallows, and Belgian chocolates, and your support will pave the way to purchasing a chocolate bar wrapping machine for Cocoa Loco. Thank you so much for your support!


Mason about to work the tempering machine...
Mason about to work the tempering machine...
Story: 
Mason and I were working for a distribution company last summer for a while and it was going well. Mason, suggested that we begin own company putting products in stores. Having recently visited Cadbury World and been inspired by its story, I suggested a chocolate brand. The idea of a chocolate company was born. Our goal? To make chocolate that tastes so good it would sell itself. The next stage was a lot of fun, because it's chocolate! We read everything we could find about chocolate, visited factories and shops and I temporarily took a job as a chocolate maker. A few months and countless pounds of chocolate later, we were able to rent some shared kitchen space at a shop in Stamford. The one condition was that we use the kitchen at night, since the business is bustling in the daytime. At 8 PM, we began their first large batch production. Still learning the tricks of the trade, we didn't finish until 8 AM the next day! But we had our first 500 bars. Within three days we had distributed the majority in shops and needed to make more...


Jake checking that the chocolate is at the optimal temperature...
Jake checking that the chocolate is at the optimal temperature...
We're so excited the Kickstarter community can be a part of this! Your pledge will go towards a machine that will speed up the packaging process. We're also going to work on more professional looking wrappers for the bars. 


Those bars are a fraction of the first batch we made.
Those bars are a fraction of the first batch we made.

RISKS AND CHALLENGESLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

As the market changes our products will need to adjust. We prepare for any potential problems by keeping up to date with new trends and speaking with retailers about customer buying habits.

People have asked whether we risk not selling at all. All products sell at different rates in different areas, due to demographic and other factors. We plan on tackling this by diversifying our products in size, chocolate type etc., perhaps even doing private labeling for companies that want customized products. This will give us a broader marketplace that doesn't make us dependent on a niche.

READ MORE HERE:

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/558840933/cocoa-loco-a-sweet-story 

Crowdsourced language app seeks to translate entire Web



... Baloup-Kovalenko, a French and Spanish teacher at Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic girls' school in Greenwich, Conn., began using the app with her classes recently and said it's a good supplement to classroom instruction. Because it allows ...

http://www.delawareonline.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.delawareonline.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013302110036%26nclick_check%3D1

Coping With Student Stress in Greenwich Public Schools



... are key to the success of students. That was the theme discussed by a mental health panel comprised of Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) professionals from the elementary, middle and high school level, was sponsored by the Greenwich PTA Council ...

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/coping-with-student-stress-in-greenwich-public-schools

vineyard vines Moves Up 'The Avenue'



The popular preppy clothing emporium, vineyard vines , has moved. But not too far from its original 145 Greenwich Ave.

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/vineyard-vines-moves-up-the-avenue

What To Do In Greenwich This Week



GREENWICH, Conn. Here's a look at some events happening in Greenwich this week. For a full listing of events, see our Greenwich events page .

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/events/what-do-greenwich-week-16

Greenwich Roundup's Total Pageviews

The Raw Greenwich Blog And RSS Feed - Bloggers Who Are From, Work In Or Used To Live In Greenwich