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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

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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 Saturday, April 5, with their annual Kite Flying Festival. Starting at 11:30 a.m. on the Greenwich Point beach, residents are encouraged […] [Read More]

Skate Park opening day postponed due to weather

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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 will stay closed for another three weeks, Parks and Recreation officials have announced. Due to snow and other […] [Read More]

Last chance to register for Parks and Rec winter sports program

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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 clinic for ages 8 to 14, coed indoor baseball for 7 through 10-year-olds, and youth soccer, on weekends and weekdays. Registration forms must […] [Read More]
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.

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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 and Recreation has announced that residents may begin to bring their Christmas trees for recycling starting Thursday, Dec. 26. Tree recycling […] [Read More]

Buy your Brunch with Santa tickets now

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It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but if you want to have brunch with Santa at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, you’ll have to act fast. The meal with man in the red suit takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, but tickets will only be available for purchase until Friday, Nov. […] [Read More]

DPW breaks ground at Cos Cob Power Plant park

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It’s been a long, winding road for the Cos Cob Power Plant Park, but planners may have finally reached the beginning of the end of the nearly 16 year saga. The Greenwich Department of Public Works has broken ground at the “once and future park” after years of lawsuits, regulations, plans, and back up plans, […] [Read More]

Town considers solar energy expansion

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First Selectman Peter Tesei said he’s considering expanding the town’s use of solar energy. “There are a number of these proposals coming out of various entities, for-profit entities, and that is something that the town’s Department of Public Works, building construction and maintenance and schools will evaluate in terms of their sensibility to the town […] [Read More]

Donations needed for town’s second 9/11 memorial

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A community group has launched a website to raise funds for a second Sept. 11 memorial honoring the 26 people with ties to Greenwich who were killed almost a dozen years ago in the terrorist attacks. The planned memorial would sit atop a hill overlooking the Mianus River at the new Cos Cob Power Plant […] [Read More]

A big debut for restored Island Beach dock

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Ferry service to Island Beach resumed today after a three-week delay. The hold up was caused by repair work that needed finishing in the aftermath of  Superstorm Sandy.  The town-owned island sustained $1.7 million in damage during the storm, which mangled the ferry dock and wooden pier. “It looked like a toy,” said Devin J. […] [Read More]

Island Beach ferry service starts up Friday

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Ferry service to Island Beach, the popular summer hideaway a mile off the coast of Greenwich, will resume Friday. The season’s first boat trip to the town-owned island is set to depart from the ferry dock at Arch Street at 10 a.m. The island is a favorite destination among swimmers and overnight campers. It’s also […] [Read More]