Solarize Greenwich installer, Renewable Resources Energy Solutions, will be hosting an informational workshop for residents looking to take advantage of the solar-adoption program. Having recently passed into the third pricing tier, the installation costs reached their lowest point last week and are expected to drop further in the coming month.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend the open house style meeting tonight at the Greenwich Audubon Center at 613 Riversville Road. Refreshments will be served.
The Solarize program runs through February 18, 2014.
A University of Connecticut professor arrested Monday for vandalizing several high-end cars during a drunken fit in Greenwich is no longer welcome on campus for the time being, university officials say. Gabriel Fenteany, 46, of Vernon, is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief and breach of peace.
“UConn has placed Mr. Fenteany on administrative leave and has prohibited him from campus until University and/or criminal investigations of the allegations have been concluded,” said university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz.
“Arrangements are being made to cover his teaching duties and other professional responsibilities,” she continued.
A Greenwich Police investigation concluded that Fenteany had left a Lafayette Court residence on the afternoon of October 26, and become intoxicated at some point afterwards. Police said Fenteany had wandered through the parking lot, “urinating, spitting, kicking” and ripping the side mirrors off parked cars.
Fenteany teaches biochemistry at UConn, but university newspaper the Daily Campus has reported much of his research duties had been recently taken over by an associate professor following several domestic related arrests earlier this year.
You don’t need to go to Broadway to see great theater.
Parkway School students put on an impressive performance on Nov. 19 when they held their fifth-grade play, “Kids for Change.”
Fifth-graders acted and sang, while fourth-graders sang in the ensemble.
The play was based on a Parkway community service initiative, “Kids With A Purpose”, in which fifth-graders lead the school in community outreach programs that the Parkway fifth-graders vote on each year. Parkway has run “Kids With A Purpose” for 10 years.
A monthly Lyme disease support group meets this from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. The group provides information and assistance with issues concerning tickborne diseases, as well as guidance for coping with the challenges and complications of Lyme disease. Facilitated by Angela La Manna, licensed clinical social worker.
Chef and health counselor Rachel Khanna will lead a “Sugar Blues” workshop on Friday at 10 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the YMCA of Greenwich at 50 East Putnam Ave.
Here’s the YMCA’s announcement for the workshop:
“Are you constantly craving sweets and want to understand why? Do you want to gain control without deprivation? If you’ve ever had cravings for sweets, this is the workshop for you.
“Join Chef and Health Counselor Rachel Khanna for a free class on how to permanently change your relationship with sugar. You will leave the class understanding the causes of sugar cravings and practical tools for dealing with them.”
The Greenwich YMCA is located at 50 East Putnam Ave.
Cos Cob Library will hold on Wednesday several programs featuring their new children’s librarian, “Miss Joanna.”
DROP-IN TODDLERTIME– 10:30 A.M.
Joanna will lead the Toddlertime session. The program will feature stories, songs, movement, finger plays.
“This Storytime is best for children ages 12-30 months,” says an announcement on the library’s website.
DROP-IN BABY LAPSIT — 1:15 P.M.
Joanna will lead the drop-in Baby Lapsit. This program will include songs, finger plays, movement and simple stories. The baby lapsit program is intended for infants up to 12 months, with a parent or other caregiver.
DROP-IN PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — 3:45 P.M.
Joanna will also lead the drop-in preschool Storytime, which will feature songs, movement, finger plays and stories.