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Anne W. Semmes

Carol Willson, on left, holds the check for $1450, with Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin, with Sue McMurray, and Pastor Carol Bloom. The check is proceeds from the Cos Cob Chili Contest benefit on October 4.

Cos Cob Chili Contest nets Town’s Food Pantry $1,450

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There were 19 cooking contestants making 25 varieties of chilies in three different varieties of beef, other meats, or vegetables. On October 4, at the annual Cos Cob Chili Contest, held at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church in Cos Cob, the lineup of crocks steamed with sweet to burn-your-mouth chilies in wait for the over […] [Read More]
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Cos Cob explorer Luc Hardy sails from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island

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As of this morning, Oct. 22, at 7:03 a.m., a real time map shows explorer Luc Hardy to have made landfall on South Georgia Island with before him a climb over the mountainous terrain on skis. The last photo on Hardy’s Pax Arctica Blog shows his team of nine landed on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ‘beach’ […] [Read More]
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A model of Great Captain Island Lighthouse made with a MakerBot 3-D printer on display during the grand opening of the MakerBot Store-Greenwich at 200 Greenwich Ave last year.  Jenny Lawton, former owner of Just Books in Old Greenwich, is the president of MakerBot.

Greenwich Whitby teacher to show what her students do with MakerBot

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For many of us we’re still getting our tongue around the word, MakerBot that is now a thriving business on Greenwich Avenue. But for a while now Whitby School teacher Leslie Perry, who oversees the technology curriculum for grades from pre-K through 8th grade,  has been using MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers with all grades and they’ve […] [Read More]
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Gourmet Mark is expected to open in January on West Putnam.

Gourmet Market coming to west Greenwich in January

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So, the West end of Greenwich is going to have its gourmet go-to grocery store, on West Putnam, not far from CVS, come January, say the workers on site.  It’s called Gourmet Market and those who know the Hamptons well will know it  offers fresh seafood,  aged prime meats, prepared foods and gourmet groceries. Its […] [Read More]
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A dirty hole left behind by a gas station is being filled with clean dirt.

In Greenwich a hole is to dig for a variety of reasons

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So, at the corner of Oak Street and West Putnam, across from the great felled Gateway Oak tree, they’re digging a very deep hole in what looks like a parking lot of cars. So, what are they planning to build there? “We’re digging out a gas station fuel tank area,” said the workman, “and filling the […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum hosting unique weekend of art scholars, scientists and explorers

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The Bruce Museum is the happening place in Greenwich this weekend  Organize your Saturday and Sunday, yourself and your high schoolers around it. It’s a blockbuster one time offering. On Saturday, Oct. 25.from 10 to 4:30 p.m.,  a panel of renowned speakers are coming to address, “The Splendor of a Golden Age: Topics in Northern Baroque Art,” […] [Read More]
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Why not kill two birds with two stones or microchips. These adorable and spayed terrier mix sisters, Laverne and Shirley are  up for adoption at Adopt-A-Dog with a call at 203-629-9494.

Save Sunday to microchip your pet in Greenwich

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It’s all happening on Oct. 26 at a low-cost microchip clinic at Greenwich Animal Control, 393 North Street, from 10 to noon.  Dr. Orlaith Carr, DVM of Greenwich Animal Hospital will microchip your pet for $10 (cash or check)  if your pet lives in Greenwich and comes to him healthy on a leash or in a […] [Read More]
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r. David Gruen, Stamford Hospital director of women’ s imaging, speaks with Katharine Hollister, chief mammography technologist, about the Hologic breast tomosynthesis X-ray imaging system, at left, at the Tully Health Center in Stamford on Thursday. Photo by Bob Luckey.

Wednesday at Greenwich YM it’s all about detecting breast cancer

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On Oct. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the YMCA you will meet the people making a difference in breast detection at a Susan G. Komen CT Educational Session. Dr. David Gruen is the Director of Breast Imaging, and co-director of the breast care program at Stamford healthcare system in Stamford. Anne Morris is […] [Read More]
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Luc Hady and his eight-member crew are sailing the 70-foot Australis 800 miles across the sea from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island.

Greenwich explorer Luc Hardy sailing towards South Georgia Island

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Explorer Luc Hardy has set sail on the longest and greatest challenge of his “On the Shoulders of Shackleton” centenary expedition across the 800-mile sea stretch from Elephant Island to South Georgia Island on the 70-foot Austalis. Their last Pax Artica Blog posting was three days ago on Oct.17 on their sail from the tip […] [Read More]
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Master Bird Bander Sean Graesser holds up a Song Sparrow caught in the mist net during a recent bird banding event at the Greenwich Audubon to be repeated on Sunday, Oct. 19. Note how the bird is held in a special grip around the legs. Photo by Anne W. Semmes.

Audubon Greenwich Wild Bird Banding Demo on Sunday

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Ever wanted to learn how scientists study bird migration, health, and ecology using bird ID bands that are placed on birds, large and small as they pass through the Audubon’s 285-acre sanctuary in Greenwich? See how they do it on Sunday afternoon, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road. After a short learning […] [Read More]
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