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Friday, October 31, 2014

Chinese buyers trending into Greenwich real estate

This seven-bedroom home at 549 North Street, Greenwich, listed for $9.5 million, is an example of a home that would appeal to Asian buyers, according to listing agent Shelly Tretter. Photo: Contributed Photo This seven-bedroom home at 549 North Street, Greenwich, listed for $9.5 million, is an example of a home that would appeal to Asian buyers, according to listing agent Shelly Tretter.



An influx of Chinese buyers in the Greenwich luxury real estate market is pushing local real estate agencies to expand their reach in an effort to compete on a global basis. Sotheby's International Realty announced in late October that the firm officially opened a new office in Beijing, marking the second office for the company there.


Video: Weekly Wrap: October 31st

Greenwich is getting into the Halloween spirit. On Tuesday, the Greenwich YMCA held its annual Halloween Bash.


Westchester Native Gelinas Commits To Play Lacrosse At Syracuse

Griffin Gelinas, a Bronxville native who is now a freshman at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., verbally committed Friday to play lacrosse at Syracuse University. The 5-foot-8, 150-pound right-handed attackman performed well this past summer at several showcase events playing for the Cross River-based Prime Time travel team.


Downtown Manhattan Museum Migration Gathers Momentum

... currently operates what is effectively a private museum, the Brant Foundation Art Study Center , on his estate in Greenwich Connecticut. Brant plans to expand his contemporary art exhibitions program to De Maria's old studio. "We plan to open it in ...


Letter: Board of Ed Chair, Member Support Bocchino in 150th Race

Mike is a tireless advocate for the students in the community. All of Mike's children attend Greenwich Public Schools and he has devoted many hours to support our system.


Time for a Change -- Don't Forget to Fall Back Greenwich

Most Connecticut residents probably will welcome the opportunity to gain an hour of sleep when they turn back the clocks this weekend, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. According to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, "When Connecticut residents and businesses turn the clock back to 1 a.m. Sunday, patrons and owners of cafes, bars and restaurants that sell liquor are not allowed a "do-over" of that last hour.


The $3.6trn daylight robbery

... rose into the millions, as hedge fund managers and bankers pushed the old industrial tycoons out of their stately Greenwich, Connecticut, homes. Stockman knows the story intimately. He lived it. He tells it in detail in his book. About which more ...


Letter: Greenwich DTC Chair Backs Oberlander

I read with great amusement, the letter of my counterpart on the Republican Committee in support of his candidate for State Representative in the 150th District. I am proud to lead a party that puts forth a candidate as strong as Jill Oberlander to help Greenwich lead in the Connecticut Legislature.


New Pastor Sets Sail At First Congregational Church Of Greenwich

The First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, the oldest church in the area, began the next chapter of its 350-year history with the announcement of Rev. Richard S. DenUyl Jr. as the congregation's new Senior Pastor.


Breast Cancer Alliance Prepares For Greenwich Luncheon, Runway

GREENWICH, Conn. The Breast Cancer Alliance's 19th annual benefit luncheon and fashion show, "Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure," will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 E. Putnam Ave. This year's benefit features two runway shows -- one featuring the Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2014 Collection and Spring 2015 Collection Preview, preceded by a Survivors Celebration Fashion Show, presenting specially selected autumn fashions from Richards of Greenwich, modeled by inspiring breast cancer survivors.


Greenwich Residents, Change Clocks As Daylight-Saving Time Ends

Daylight-saving time is much easier with electronic devices that automatically reset, however Fairfield County residents must remember to set back all old-fashioned clocks late Saturday night or first thing on Sunday morning. At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight-saving time ends and clocks should be set one hour backward.



When the Darien High School girls volleyball program is chasing championship plaques and banners, it's often not a good thing to be in the Blue Wave's path. No. 5 Greenwich High was the unfortunate victim Thursday night as No.


David Griffin to Speak at Inaugural Pre-Conference Seminar for AAML Annual Meeting

Attorney David Griffin is scheduled to co-present a session on business valuation at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. David Griffin, Partner at the Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut law firm of Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, L.L.C., and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, will present at the AAML Pre-Conference Seminar on November 5th, 2014.


Darien to face Fairfield Ludlowe for FCIAC volleyball title

When the Darien High School girls volleyball program is chasing championship plaques and banners, it's often not a good thing to be in the Blue Wave 's path. No. 5 Greenwich High was the unfortunate victim Thursday night as No.


Greenwich's Bruce Museum Receives $110K Grant

GREENWICH, Conn. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has received an $110,000 grant to expand its arts education and family programs.


Obama Finally Identifies the Middle East's Biggest Problem -- Israel

... be so courageous as hopping the Amtrak from Delaware to D.C. each day or rallying the troops at a fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut, but God knows we can't all be heroes. Is Netanyahu a political coward? Perhaps. But not for any of the reasons ...


St. Joseph knows road to FCIAC championship goes through New Canaan

... (44) slam dunks over the goal post after returning an interception for a touchdown in New Canaan's 35-20 win over Greenwich at New Canaan High School on Saturday, Sept. 27. Photo: Tyler Sizemore Photos from New Canaan's 35-20 win over Greenwich in ...


Rams 2nd at FCIAC swimming finals

Darien's Phoebe Slaughter does the breaststroke as she competes in the 200 IM event FCIAC Girls High School Swimming Championship at Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Darien won the meet taking the championship over New Canaan, the second place finisher.


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