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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Storied Boston jeweler opens on Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Avenue is shimmering a little brighter this month, with the addition of Shreve, Crump & Low, a Boston-based jewelry store that opened its doors and stocked its display windows with carats upon carats of glimmering jewels. The storied shop claims to be America's oldest jeweler, with roots dating back to 1796 when original owner John McFarlane, a watchmaker and silversmith, opened a workshop across the street from Paul Revere at Downtown Crossing.


Video: Greenwich Celebrates the First Night of Hanukkah

On Tuesday night, Menorahs were light all across Fairfield County to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. At the Temple Sholom in Greenwich, the night was celebrated with a candle lighting dinner and prayers.


Staycation -- canine edition

... for The Spot Experience, having been a dog-lover dating back to his student days attending The Brunswick School in Greenwich while growing up in Harrison, N.Y. The Spot Experience did not invent the idea for higher-end dog boarding and grooming ...


Storied Boston jeweler opens on Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Avenue is shimmering a little brighter this month, after the addition of Shreve, Crump & Low, a Boston-based jewelry store that opened its doors and stocked its display windows with carats upon carats of glimmering jewels. The storied shop claims to be America's oldest jeweler, with roots dating back to 1796 when original owner John McFarlane, a watchmaker and silversmith, opened a workshop across the street from Paul Revere at Downtown Crossing.


Storied Boston jeweler opens on Greenwich Avenue

Vice President and Creative Director of Shreve, Crump & Low, Brian Walker, left, and Adam Bossi, president of Shreve, Crump & Low, in the store located at 125 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The fine jewelry, watches and gift store that was founded in Boston in 1796 and recently open a new store in Greenwich.


Lower Fairfield County Ranked As Most Unequal Place In Nation

Disparities abound when it comes to a region that encompasses affluent areas such as Greenwich juxtaposed against the post-industrial landscape of Bridgeport. The median annual income of Greenwich residents in 2012 was just over $83,000 versus $19,743 for Bridgeport residents, Business Insider reported.


Snow Showers, Flurries Possible In Greenwich Wednesday

The weather in Fairfield County will go through several changes over the next 48 hours, starting with rain on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and possibly ending with snow flurries on Wednesday night, Dec. 17, according to the National Weather Service. Rain becomes more likely in the area on Tuesday after 4 p.m. with temperatures in the mid-40s.


Greenwich Delegation Assigned to Legislative Committees

... Advancement committees. I plan to continue to be a staunch advocate for education in Hartford as I was locally in Greenwich."


Just Like You, These Greenwich Pets Would Like to Be Home for the Holidays

... personality gets bigger each day! There's more: Herman is extra special because he has extra toes (polydactyl)! Greenwich Animal Control, 393 North St., is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3: p.m. They welcome your visit to the shelter but It is a good ...


Investigation of Rape Claim Ends with Arrest for Prostitution

An 18-year-old woman named Chastity Angel Plummer called Greenwich Police Saturday afternoon to report that she had been sexually assaulted. When investigators from the Detective Division and the Special Victims Section were done with their investigation, it apparently turned out that Plummer was working as a prostitute who was stiffed on part of the fee she charged her customer, according to police.


Tireless -- a Dui Arrest in Greenwich

It was about 7:15 p.m. Sunday when Smith was on patrol on Hamilton Avenue in the Chickahominy neighborhood of town when he heard "a loud noise coming down Hamilton Avenue similar to that of a snowplow blade grinding against the asphalt." Smith found the vehicle making the offending sound and it turned out that the two right-side tires of the car were blown out, according to a Greenwich Police report.


Robert Rosenberg, 92; WW II Distinguished Pilot; Financial Executive, Greenwich Resident

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Mildred, his son John of Kansas, daughter Nancy Sutherland of Ohio and adopted son John of Greenwich as well as nine grandchildren: William Sutherland, Joyce Marvine, Amy Allshouse, Adam and Arielle Mandelson, Michael and David Abramowitz, and Hadley and Lucas Rosenberg as well as six great-grandchildren: Josh, Alex, Eli Marvine; and Noah and Grace Nemicolo; and Jacob Allshouse. He attended the Hotchkiss School, Rollins College, Cornell University and Columbia University.


Scoria Hires Ex-SAC Manager Orenstein for Industrial Stocks

... left Point72 earlier this year, will start on Jan. 5, according to the letter dated today. Larry Sapanski founded Greenwich, Connecticut-based Scoria in October 2013, after his previous firm, Diamondback Capital Management, shut in 2012. The stock ...


Helen Racaniello, 96, Active in the St. John's Church Women's Guild

Helen K. Racaniello, a resident of Darien, CT since 1952, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk. Born on July 31, 1918 in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Stepien.


Margareta Unger, 87, Of Greenwich

Unger was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Karl Gustav and Viola Hellberg. She lived in Greenwich for nearly 50 years.


Woman Faces DUI Charge After Driving Car With Blown Tires In Greenwich

On a night with no snow, a Greenwich police officer was startled to hear what sounded like a snowplow blade grinding against asphalt. But instead of a snowplow, the officer saw an even stranger sight: a car with two blown-out right tires grinding against the Hamilton Avenue pavement at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The driver then nearly ran into a wood fence near 37 St. Roch Ave. while attempting to stop for the officer, police said.


Greenwich Police Arrest Teen In Staged Home Invasion

A 17-year-old is facing multiple charges after he was accused of conspiring with a man to stage a home invasion, Greenwich police said. The teen told officers that on Nov. 17 he was at home alone at 279 Davis Ave. when two men dressed in black assaulted him and stole $11,500 worth of jewelry belonging to his mother's boyfriend, police said.


Greenwich Native Earns Field Hockey All-Region Honors

Greenwich native Molly Chapman earned first-team National Field Hockey Coaches Association all-region honors for her play in college this past season. The Denison University senior led the Big Red with 11 goals while adding three assists.


Greenwich Man Faces Cruelty Charge After Kicking His Dog

Enraged at his dog who ran away from his residence, a Greenwich man kicked the dog three times in the ribs, said police, who arrested him Saturday night. Officers were called to a North Water Street residence on the report of an intoxicated man, with a pit bull dog, yelling at passing motorists and pedestrians at about 6:30 p.m., police said.


Greenwich's Bendheim Western Civic Center Hosts Roller Skating Party

A Roller Skating Party will be held at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center on Monday, Dec. 29, the Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation has announced. The session will be offered for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. The cost to skate is $5 and includes the skate rental if needed.


Hanukkah Begins Tuesday, Celebrates Jewish Survival And Freedom

Although Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration of religious freedom, it also resonates with all who believe in freedom, the rabbi of the Greenwich Reform Synagogue says. "It recounts the events in the lives of the Jewish people, but its themes are universal and its implications are far-reaching," said Rabbi Andrew Sklarz.


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