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Monday, February 16, 2015

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Helping out at last yearis "Scouting for Food" drive are Pack 10 Cub Scout Daulton Kendall and CT State Representative and food drive honorary chair Fred Camillo. Greenwich residents are urged to gather food items and donate on March 7 to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor.


GOP says sales tax cut won't give much benefit

... larger burdens on families across the state. I hope that this is not the case." State Sen. L. Scott Frantz , R-Greenwich, a frequent opponent of Malloy on fiscal issues, said he wanted to find out more the plan before discussing it in depth. He ...


Greenwich firm names new co-CEO

Alex Krueger was just named Co-CEO of Greenwich-based First Reserve, a private equity firm that focuses on energy. Photo: Contributed Photo Greenwich-based First Reserve, a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on energy, announced Monday that it is appointing Alex T. Krueger as its new co-CEO and president.


Video: Armstrong Court Preschool Programs Recognized

The Family Centers' classrooms at Armstrong Court in Greenwich have meet all accreditation standards for excellence by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. "Here at Armstrong Court, we have two Head Start Classrooms, and two school readiness classrooms.


Greenwich firm names new co-CEO

Greenwich-based First Reserve, a private equity firm that focuses exclusively on energy, announced Monday that it is appointing Alex T. Krueger as its new co-CEO and president. Krueger, who lives in the Shippan section of Stamford, will join First Reserve's founder William E. Macaulay at the top, as Macaulay continues on as chairman and co-CEO.


'Conjurer to the Stars' Emcee's Fundraiser for New Canaan Country School Program

The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at New Canaan Country School will hold its biennial benefit on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Greenwich Hyatt beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is titled "Spotlight on Success" and will feature first-hand success stories of generations of Horizons students and graduates. New Canaan Country School alumnus Ryan Oakes '93 "Conjurer to the Stars" will emcee the event.


Whitby Only Greenwich School to Qualify for 2015 MathCounts State Competition

Whitby School ranked 3rd place at the MATHCOUNTS Southwest Connecticut Chapter Competition , a ranking that will advance Whitby's math team to the State Competition this March. More than 200 Mathletes representing 25+ area schools competed in this year's event, held at Fairfield University on Saturday, February 14. This year Whitby was the only school in Greenwich to qualify for the State competition, beating the teams from Eastern Middle School , Brunswick, Sacred Heart, Greenwich Country Day, Stanwich and Central Middle School.


Victoria Jermantowicz, 95; Lifelong Old Greenwich Resident

... the beloved wife of the late Alphonse Jermantowicz. Victoria was a homemaker and was a lifelong resident of Old Greenwich, CT. She formerly worked for Electrolux Corp and was a longtime parishioner of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stamford, CT. ...


Quartet's sound, sparked at Hartt, continues to catch fire

Asylum Quartet, a quartet of four classically-trained saxophonists who met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn., have been earning awards and attention since forming several years ago. The group, which includes, from left, Andrew Barnhart , Tony Speranza , Joseph Abad and Max Schwimmer , will perform at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, in Old Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.


Get ready to party with Oscar at the Avon

... projects. On Feb. 22, however, it will be all about the movies, as she and her co-chair, Sabrina Forsythe , of Greenwich, as well as other volunteers and staff members, make sure the evening is a success. DiMenna said she loves being part of events ...


Bringing Israeli theater to U.S. audiences

... reading of Anat Gov's "Oh God" at the Palace Theatre in Stamford on Monday, Feb. 23, under the auspices of the Greenwich JCC. The comedy-drama shows God as a floundering patient on a female psychologist's couch for one funny and poignant session. In ...


New Canaan Winter Club hosts skating event

Cate Hicks and her coach Kelly Feda celebrate her gold medal victory in the Basic 3 level competition. Cate is an 11 year-old resident of Greenwich and member of the Greenwich Skating Club.


At President's Day sales kickoff, car dealers confident

Jon Wade, owner of Jeep Chrysler Dodge City in Greenwich, secured a warehouse in West Stamford last year to store new vehicles. He says 2015 is already shaping up as a potential record year for his dealership.


At President's Day sales kickoff, car dealers confident

Jon Wade, owner of Jeep Chrysler Dodge City in Greenwich, secured a warehouse in West Stamford last year to store new vehicles. He says 2015 is already shaping up as a potential record year for his dealership.


Top Greenwich Home Sale: $9.8 Million for an Indian Harbor Mansion

A custom-built Georgian brick home in the private, gated Indian Harbor Association community on Greenwich's waterfront, was the top home sale for the first week of February. The home is situated on more than 1.5 acres and includes its own pier, dock, and boat house overlooking the dramatic water vistas.


'Positively Me' -- A Greenwich Junior League Program for Girls

The Junior League of Greenwich has launched its fifth year of 'PositivelyMe!,' a free empowerment program for Greenwich-based, third-grade girls. Despite the wintery weather, Session I was held in January.


'Color of Nature' Art Exhibition Opens with Norwalk Reception March 4

The exhibit features works by Heide Follin, a Norwalk-based fine artist who has won many awards. She has exhibited regionally at the Rowayton Arts Center, Loft Artists Association, Westport Arts Center, New Canaan Carriage Barn, UCONN Stamford Gallery, Art About Town in Westport, The Drawing Room in Greenwich, Pequot Library and the Fairfield Arts Center.


'Scouting for Food' in Greenwich

On Saturday, March 7, Greenwich Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will participate in the "Scouting for Food" drive by collecting food from local residents to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., food donations can be brought to one of the four drop-off locations: Glenville Volunteer Fire Co.


John T. Shields, 88; Retired Educator, Faithful Parishioner of St. Michael's Church in Greenwich

... family a thousand fold. John passed away on February 12th at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was hospitalized at Greenwich and Calvary Hospitals since early January. John passed away with his family at his bedside. He grew up in NYC and graduated ...


Greenwich Student Places Third In Geography Bee At St. Luke's

... Regan of Pound Ridge, who took second place overall. In a three-way tie-breaking round, sixth grader J.P. Ohl of Greenwich won third place. The other year's finalists: fifth-grader Thomas Arnold of New Canaan; sixth-grader Adrian Antonioli of New ...


Greenwich's Presidential Roots Run Deep With Bush Family

George Washington may not have slept in Greenwich, but another George who became president called it home while he was growing up. As the nation marks Presidents Day, Fairfield County is remembered as a place near and dear to many presidents of the United States -- but to two in particular.


Keep Kids Busy On Presidents Day Around Greenwich

Most kids in Fairfield County will be out of school with nothing to do on Presidents Day. Thankfully, there are plenty of programs in the area to keep everyone busy on the day off.


Greenwich Woman Earns Dean's List At Saint Joseph's University

Santiano is majoring in Elementary Education at the University. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean's list status for a semester.


Ferguson Library to hold major fundraiser - A Novel Affair scheduled for April 9

... restaurants: BevMax Bravo New York Delicatessen Charter Oak Brewing Company David's Soundview Catering Greenwich Staffing DiMare Pastry Shop Half Full Brewery Hudson Grille Kona Grill Lorca Ocha Thai Japanese Cuisine napa & co Remo's Brick Oven ...


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