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Greenwich beach season opens Saturday

Memories of cold and icy winter nights are a thing of the past and it’s time to hit the beach. It’s not just Memorial Day weekend in Greenwich because tomorrow is also the official launch to the beach

Crooner D’Agostino to bring classic style to Baldwin Park Wednesday

Fairfield County-bred crooner Steve D’Agostino will bring his repertoire of standards to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Wednesday in this week’s installment of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s

Machete-wielding park worker arrested for Byram assault

Greenwich Police have arrested a 70-year-old town parks employee following a violent, machete-swinging outburst against a fellow worker at Byram Park Friday morning. Basil Passerelli, of Homestead

Salt water taints Great Captain Island water supply, bottled water urged

Thinking about catching a few rays on Great Captain Island this summer? You best pack a water bottle. Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Greenwich coastline, Parks and

Town seeks donations for fireworks show

The town is asking for donations from residents and corporations for a longer Fourth of July fireworks show. “Our annual fireworks display will be held Saturday, July 5th at Binney Park and Greenwich

WWII-era song and dance troupe to play Byram Park

Break out that poodle dress and dust off your brogues. Wartime song-and-dance troupe the Glamour Girls Swing is set to hit Byram Park on June 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an evening of swing
Karen Valencia of Greenwich gets her octopus kite into the air during the Greenwich Department of Parks & Recreation and the Greenwich Arts Council kite-flying festival at Greenwich Point, Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012.

Kite Flying Festival set to soar April 5

The skies are blue and the winds whipping, and that certainly  means one thing: it’s  kite flying season. The Greenwich Arts Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation will ring in spring this

Skate Park opening day postponed due to weather

If you were hoping to ring in the spring early with a little shredding, you may out of luck. Initially planned to reopen for 2014 this Sunday, March 9, the skate park at Rodger Sherman Baldwin Park

Last chance to register for Parks and Rec winter sports program

As 2013 comes to a close, so too does the chance to register for the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department’s winter sports program. Activities offered this season include a girls indoor softball
Mulch from Christmas trees at Greenwich Point Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.The Department of Parks and Recreation allows residents to drop off Christmas trees for recycling at Byram Park, Bruce Park, Greenwich Point and Holly Hill Recycling Center until Jan. 31. All trees must be undecorated, and wood chips are available to residents.

If you’re like me, you probably just put up your Christmas tree (and it was an artificial one). But here’s some good news for forward-thinking people with real trees. The Greenwich Department of Parks