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Anne W. Semmes

This June the first Google Global Summit Apps Event came to Greenwich at Greenwich Country Day School. Photo by Matt Gelder.

New tech teaching tools from Bill Gates via Cecilia Attias

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Greenwich’s Cecilia Attias has her Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women. She makes it her practice to tweet valuable information for others. Today she has tweeted suggestions straight from Bill Gates from his Gates Foundation. Gates is blogging about helpful tech tools teachers can use in the classroom. This summer in Greenwich a number of teachers […] [Read More]
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What you can learn from your Greenwich Fire Dept.

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Want to know what are all those other _11 numbers you can call for help? The Fire Dept. lists them for us. 211 Human, social and health-related Information and referral services. 311 Toll-free from anywhere throughout HRM provide you with a wide variety of municipal information and services in over 150 languages. 411 Local directory […] [Read More]
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Nicole Narea of Greenwich is a junior at Yale University.

Greenwich’s Nicole Narea’s summer experience at NPR

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College student Nicole Narea of Greenwich has had a most informative summer as an intern with the National Public Radio (NPR) program “All Things Considered” in Washington, D.C. She’s now heading back to Yale University where she will be a junior. A look at what her experience was like in Washington popped up on Twitter, […] [Read More]
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Six Greenwich Girl Scouts earn highest Gold Award

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Out of 61 Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored with a Gold Medal – the National Girl Scouts’ highest honor  are six  Greenwich Girl Scouts: Rose Kristen Arezzini, Eliana Betzios, Elizabeth Budinoff, Lesley Nolan, Erin White, and Madeline Wolf. To earn their Gold Medal, the six girls, who have attained the level of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, […] [Read More]
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The Innis Arden House at Greenwich Point.

Greenwich Conservation Commission celebrating 50th anniversary

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Senator Richard Blumenthal is to be the guest speaker at a celebratory reception being held by the Greenwich Conservation Commission to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sat., Sept. 13, at the Innis Arden Cottage from 3 to 6 p.m.  The Cottage is located at Greenwich Point Park. Conservation Commission Director Denise Savageau is especially welcoming […] [Read More]
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Greenwich YMCA registration time for activity packed fall season

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If you’re looking for Youth Strength Training, HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training, Friday Family Fun Night, Kids Yoga PJ Party, or Parent Date Night, its all waiting for you at the YMCA beginning Sept. 6. If you’re into swimming – their fall aquatics schedule offers Swim School, the Marlins Swim Team, Marlins Diving Club, Greenwich Aquatics […] [Read More]
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At left, Greenwich resident Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL, and Arianna Huffington, president of the Huffington Post Media Group, speak during the Junior League of Greenwich membership meeting at Greenwich Library, Wednesday night, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Bob Luckey.

Greenwich’s AOL chief Tim Armstrong takes ALS bucket challenge

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Riverside resident Tim Armstrong, the CEO and chair of AOL, has joined the multitudes taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: I accept @jimstengel #icebucketchallenge & donated. @ariannahuff @ronconway, time to #strikeoutALS! #aolgivesback http://t.co/uC3OoXgKIP — Tim Armstrong (@timarmstrongaol) August 20, 2014 As of Wed, Aug. 20, the ALS Association reports that this year with its ice […] [Read More]
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In Cos Cob soccer class starts at age three

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There they were, on a summer day at Loughlin Avenue Field in Cos Cob, learning to play soccer, at ages 3-5.  The head coach Aga was telling them what to do and when on the grassy field. Further up the field were the 5-7 year olds, looking a bit more experienced, as they kicked the […] [Read More]
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John James Audubon was luckily present at the time of Passenger Pigeons to document them with his art.

Bruce Museum to address centennial of passing of Passenger Pigeons

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The Passenger Pigeon was so called for so often “passing by.” One hundred years ago, on Sept. 1 in 1914 it passed away completely when the last Passenger Pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. But Passenger Pigeons once constituted a quarter of all American birds. Flocks that measured up to a mile wide with over […] [Read More]
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Himes tours Blue Sky Studios on 17-town tour of 4th District

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Tucked into the northwest corner of Greenwich is a creative enterprise called Blue Sky Studios that produces Academy Award-winning animation. The company was on Congressman Jim Himes’ agenda yesterday as a hometown stop and one of 17-towns in his Fourth District he is visiting over 17-days . Arriving at the Studios, Himes described the positive effects of […] [Read More]
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