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Sixth grade students Gabby Mullen, Grace von Oiste, and Hazel Schaus working in one of Greenwich Academy's organic gardens.

Greenwich Academy named a “Green Ribbon School”

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 There’s no doubt about it, Greenwich Academy has earned its recognition of being a green school, so green it’s just been named by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as a “Green Ribbon School,” the only independent school in Connecticut to be so recognized this year – this Earth Day week.  “We are so honored,” […] [Read More]
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Practicing a captain-in-the-making’s concentration is Young Mariner Kyle Keller at the helm receiving help from boat  owner Mike Zelenz.

Young Mariners will celebrate with Ira Flatow

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The Young Mariners Foundation (YMF)  celebrates its 17th anniversary on May 1 with a harbor side “Celebration of Our Commitment to Keeping Kids on Course” fundraising event and auction at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Highlighting the event will be special guest and speaker Ira Flatow, host of the popular Public Radio International’s “Science Friday” […] [Read More]
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Adopt-A-Dog volunteers Veronika Mayhew, left, of Greenwich, holding Sarah and Amy Garcia, of Patterson N. Y., holding Pork Chop at "Puttin' on the Dog" at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

A call for volunteers for Puttin’ On The Dog Festival

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Adopt-A-Dog’s popular fund-raiser Puttin’ On The Dog Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 in Greenwich’s Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. To ensure its success, volunteers are needed! A volunteer meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Glenville Fire Station Meeting Hall located on Glenville Road, and interested individuals are encouraged to attend to […] [Read More]
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High school poets wanted for poetry contest!

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 Are you a 9th, 10th, 11th or 12 grade student with an eye and an ear for poetry?  In honor of  National Poetry Month the Greenwich Education Group (GEG) is  inviting you to use your creative expression and interpretation of the theme “by the time I turn 20″ in an original poem.   Your poem […] [Read More]
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Kerry Mendez will talk you into a more manageable garden.

How to downsize your garden

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It’s not too late to sign on to a talk on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Garden Education  Center (GEC) on how to “Simplify Gardens to Fit Our Lifestyles.” Kerry Mendez will show you some easy-to-follow downsizing strategies, recommended plant material, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to […] [Read More]
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Greenwich sex abuse trial begins with victim testimony

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The Stamford trial of former Greenwich resident Ronald Joseph began Tuesday with the hours long testimony a 23-year-old girl who said had been sexually assaulted by Joseph for years since she was about eight years old. The woman, whose name is not being disclosed by The Advocate to protect her identity, said Joseph, 52, began […] [Read More]
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British football priest speaking to Men on Fire Friday

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The Men on Fire group that meets in Christ Church’s Parish Hall for hymn singing, fellowship, and to hear inspirational speakers on matters of faith is welcoming back Rico Tice, the Associate Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls, Langham Place in Great Britain to address them this Friday. Rico has spoken several times before in Greenwich […] [Read More]
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Saturday is Island Beach Paper Shredding Day

Prepare for Saturday’s Paper Shredding Day

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The Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board and Greenwich Green & Clean  are offering you once again a free Paper Shredding Day on this Saturday, April 26,  from 9 – 1 p.m. , at the Island Beach parking lot. Start with choosing a box size that is 12” x 18” x 12”.   (There’s an eight box maximum.) Then put into it all those […] [Read More]
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A Bill Gold self portrait.

“This is Gold” film in works on Greenwich’s Bill Gold

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Greenwich’s Bill Gold has had a star studded 70-year career creating movie film posters for some of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers, including the famous ones of “Casablanca.” Three years ago he stepped out of a restless retirement – he’s now 93 – to create a poster for Clint Eastwood‘s film, “J. Edgar.”   Soon Gold will be in […] [Read More]
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Presentation on advance planning of your funeral

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There’s a man in town who recently had a near death experience. While he was in the ICU his wife was not only facing losing her husband but having to think out a possible  funeral. She had double heavy load to carry. That’s why the upcoming presentation by the organization, At Home in Greenwich , […] [Read More]
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