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YMCA of Greenwich marks Men’s Health Week

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There’s no time like the present to focus on your health and the YMCA of Greenwich is encouraging people to take part in their physical wellness programs. Until June 21, the YMCA will be waiting its joiner fee waived for people signing up for programs. The offer is being made as part of Men’s Health […] [Read More]
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Town offers Lyme disease prevention advice to Greenwich residents

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As the weather heats up and people spend more time outdoors, the risks of Lyme disease grow and the town is urging residents to be aware. The town warned June, July and August are the times when the disease is most likely to be spread. Town Director of Health Caroline Baisley said spring and summer […] [Read More]

Glenville dumping prompts DEEP involvement

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UPDATE 10:40 p.m. Evan Delman of Fairview Terrace was cited for illegal dumping and simple trespass after chemicals were found in a dumpster Monday in Glenville, police said. Delman will have to reimburse the town for the cost of carting the material away. UPDATE 9:50 p.m. Greenwich Police investigated the incident and issued citations for illegal […] [Read More]
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West Nile-positive mosquitoes found in Greenwich

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The first mosquitoes this year in Greenwich to test positive for West Nile Virus were trapped Sept. 9 near the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, health officials announced Tuesday. The town is combating the virus with a preventative larviciding program, according to health department officials. The initiative includes treating public and private roadway catch basins, public-school […] [Read More]
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Swimmer’s itch reported at Greenwich Point

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Swimmer’s itch cases have been reported at Greenwich Point. Symptoms of swimmer’s itch include a rash that usually goes away in about a week, an itching or burning feeling on the skin and pimples that show up several hours after being in the water (the pimples might later turn into blisters), according to webmd.com Swimmers […] [Read More]
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Department of Health offers home tips for mosquito season

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Summer isn’t all rainbows and  sunshine. That hot, muggy weather leads to a boom in all sorts of undesirable critters, one of which stands above the rest — the mosquito. But the tiny bloodsuckers pose more danger than just an insistent whine and an itchy bite. Mosquitoes can carry potentially-life-threatening diseases like West Nile Virus […] [Read More]
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Pineapple Classic returns to Greenwich Polo Club

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Connecticut Pineapple Classic 5K (with obstacles!) will take place May 17 at Greenwich Polo Club. Here’s the info on how you can get involved in the annual Hawaiian-themed charity race: The Pineapple Classic is a fun, Hawaiian themed run with obstacles. After the race, there’s a luau with a beer garden and […] [Read More]
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Dept. of Health seeking residents for six-week nutritionist course

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The Greenwich Department of Health has announced a series of free nutrition classes aimed at teaching residents how to tackle weight loss, blood pressure and heart disease. The six sessions, which run every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting April 30 and ending June 4, will cover lifestyle choices, exercise, behavior, medication use […] [Read More]
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