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Friday, February 13, 2015

News and events in and around Greenwich

First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., is holding its Ash Wednesday meditation at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Meetinghouse. Non-members are invited to attend. The church will remain open until 10 p.m. for private meditations. For more information, visit www.fccog.org. Photo: Contributed Photo

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/articleGallery/News-and-events-in-and-around-Greenwich-6080449.php

Ex-Wells Fargo banker gets 5 years for insider trading ring

Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. The U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte said Friday that 33-year-old former banker John Femeni of Greenwich, Connecticut; 34-year-old Shawn Hegedus of Centerreach, New York; and his 34-year-old wife Danielle Laurenti of Massapequa Park, New York, were sentenced to between 1 1 2 and 10 years in prison.

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_27523723/ex-wells-fargo-banker-gets-5-years-insider

Church historian speaks on faith of GHW Bush and Obama

David L. Holmes, author of iThe Faiths of the Postwar Presidents," will address the faith of George H.W. Bush at the former president's home church, Christ Church Greenwich, on Sunday.

http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/articleGallery/Church-historian-speaks-on-faith-of-GHW-Bush-and-6080085.php

Ex-Wells Fargo banker gets 5 years for insider trading ring

Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. The U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte said Friday that 33-year-old former banker John Femeni of Greenwich, Connecticut; 34-year-old Shawn Hegedus of Centerreach, New York; and his 34-year-old wife Danielle Laurenti of Massapequa Park, New York, were sentenced to between 1 1 2 and 10 years in prison.

http://www.ldnews.com/national/ci_27523723/ex-wells-fargo-banker-gets-5-years-insider

Ex Wells Fargo banker gets 5 years for insider trading ring

Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. The U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte said Friday that 33-year-old former banker John Femeni of Greenwich, Connecticut; 34-year-old Shawn Hegedus of Centerreach, New York; and his 34-year-old wife Danielle Laurenti of Massapequa Park, New York, were sentenced to between 1 A1 2 and 10 years in prison.

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/ap-news-details?ID=442a57479ff64ef09d01286cd9f9e82c&type=national&subtype=national

Armand J. DiBella, 88; Retired Greenwich Police Officer

The bunting - and the American flag flying at half-staff - are in honor of retired Greenwich Police Officer Armand J. DiBella, a lifelong resident of Greenwich who passed away on Feb. 11 at the age of 88. DiBella joined the department on Sept. 16, 1957 and served in the Patrol Division until April 1965 when he was assigned to the Marine Section.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/armand-j-dibella-88-retired-greenwich-police-officer-0?

'Plowable' Snow, Below-Zero Wind Chills and Dangerous Winds Forecast for Greenwich

The only good news in the latest forecast for Connecticut is that if you don't mind eating dinner early on Valentine's Day you should be able to beat most of the heavier snow that is predicted to fall on Saturday. Connecticut meteorologists are still predicting up to six inches of snow to accumulate beginning as light snow around noon on Saturday and ending by noon on Sunday.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/weather-update-plowable-snow-below-zero-wind-chills-and-dangerous-winds-forecast-greenwich?

Ex-Wells Fargo banker, high school friend, 2 others sentenced in $11M insider trading ring

Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. The U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte said Friday that 33-year-old former banker John Femeni of Greenwich, Connecticut; 34-year-old Shawn Hegedus of Centerreach, New York; and his 34-year-old wife Danielle Laurenti of Massapequa Park, New York, were sentenced to between 1 A1 2 and 10 years in prison.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/291906061.html

Greenwich-based Clearview acquires Quest

Greenwich-based Clearview Capital Fund II LP has announced that its portfolio company, GCR Inc., acquired Quest Information Systems Inc. from its founder, Steve McNear. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

http://m.ctpost.com/business/article/Greenwich-based-Clearview-acquires-Quest-6079851.php

Packaged Facts

... sales revenue, notes the Rockville, Md.-based market research publisher. The American Pet Products Association of Greenwich, Conn., estimates that sales revenue for the entire U.S. pet industry in 2014 was $58.5 billion. PetSmart's and Petco's ...

http://www.petproductnews.com/headlines/2015/02/13/petsmart-and-petco-corner-20-percent-of-u-s-pet-product-sales.aspx

Case studies in cellphone accessories

... makes cases designed to reduce radiation from the phone. Catterton, a private consumer-focused equity group from Greenwich, Conn., is the company's major investor. The case is designed to work best when the phone is held in your hand or against your ...

http://www.sddt.com/Commentary/article.cfm?SourceCode=20150213tbd&Commentary_ID=140&_t=Case+studies+in+cellphone+accessories

Most Recent Job Openings in Monroe

Gut Reaction Tennis Specialty Store in Darien and Greenwich CT is looking for 1 full time employee. Gut Reaction has been in business for over 35 years in Darien.

http://patch.com/connecticut/monroe/most-recent-job-openings-monroe-1?

Greenwich bridal salon celebrates 70 years of a family love story this Valentine's Day

At left, Cory Fontana, owner of the Fontana Bridal Salon at 45 E. Putnam Ave., in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, stands holding red dresses with his father, Frank Fontana, in the salon that will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Valentine's Day. Frank's mother, Anita Fontana, founded the business.

http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Greenwich-bridal-salon-celebrates-70-years-of-a-6079710.php

Greenwich bridal salon celebrates 70 years of a family love...

At left, Cory Fontana, owner of the Fontana Bridal Salon at 45 E. Putnam Ave., in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, stands holding red dresses with his father, Frank Fontana, in the salon that will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Valentine's Day. Frank's mother, Anita Fontana, founded the business.

http://m.ctpost.com/business/article/Greenwich-bridal-salon-celebrates-70-years-of-a-6079710.php

Make It A 'Purr-Fect' Valentine's Day

Greenwich Animal Control is open 7 days a week from 7:30AM to 3:00PM. We welcome your visit to the shelter, but it is a good idea to call first before stopping by, as our officers may be out responding to calls .

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/make-it-purr-fect-valentines-day-0?

Whole Foods Markets Recalls a Slew of Products that May Have Traces of Peanuts

A very long list of products sold at Whole Foods Markets (including the store at 90 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich) have been recalled, including some sold at the supermarket's food bars up to Feb. 5. Each of the products was prepared with ground cumin ...

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/whole-foods-markets-recalls-slew-products-may-have-traces-peanuts-0?

XPO Logistics Completes Previously Announced Private Offering of Senior Notes

GREENWICH, Conn. - February 13, 2015 - XPO Logistics, Inc. today announced that it had closed its sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875% senior notes due 2019 in connection with its previously announced private offering exempt from the registration requirements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended .

http://www.pr-inside.com/xpo-logistics-completes-previously-announced-priva-r4208308.htm

This dog is more than just man's best friend

... cies. Rather than spend the winter months locked up at her current home, the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn., for rare and endangered animals , Adaeze will spend the time in sunny Florida becoming accustomed to crowds.

http://quickpulse.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/02/13/this-dog-is-more-than-just-mans-best-friend/

Fairfield County Therapists Discuss Attraction Behind '50 Shades Of Grey'

... attention," says Mendim Zhuta LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist of Therapy Now , which has offices in Greenwich, Stamford and Cos Cob. "The other truth is, sex sells. Put the two of them together in the topic of BDSM [bondage and ...

http://darien.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/fairfield-county-therapists-discuss-attraction-behind-50-shades-grey

Lowering Drinking Age To 18 Meets Resistance In Greenwich

A Greenwich wine and liquor store owner bluntly says there should be no move to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18 years old. "No, because these kids today don't have any common sense.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/lowering-drinking-age-18-meets-resistance-greenwich

Jeweler Who Weaves Magic By Keeping It Simple Sells Wares In Greenwich

... gold and says that seems to sell well, especially this time of year. You can find her designs at Lillian August in Greenwich, Dream Spa in Greenwich and Westport, Bianca Boutique in Westport, and Churchills in Mount Kisco. You can also make an ...

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/westport-jeweler-weaves-her-magic-keeping-it-simple

Greenwich Student Makes Dean's List At Ohio Wesleyan University

Ferguson was recognized for her academic efforts during the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/schools/greenwich-student-makes-deans-list-ohio-wesleyan-university

McArdle's In Greenwich Gears Up For A Busy Valentine's Day

When it comes to Valentine's Day, a dozen red roses are still the favorite choice, says the owner of a 105-year-old flower and garden center business in Greenwich. James McArdle III, owner of McArdle's Florist & Garden Center at 48 Arch St., said Valentine's Day is one of the busiest of the year.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/business/mcardles-greenwich-gears-busy-valentines-day

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