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Greenwich Police Detective Fred Quezada teaches a women's self-defense class at the Greenwich Police Department.

Female Fight Club: Class 3/10

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As we lined up facing the fall, Police Officer Jeff Morris instructed us to lift one knee, thrust our hips forward and kick. “If you put a hole in the wall, I don’t care,” Morris said. “I don’t care, it’s not my wall. Now kick.” This was the warmup for the third of ten self-defense […] [Read More]

Renters rebate available for seniors, disabled

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From the Town of Greenwich: Greenwich residents who are age sixty-five or older, or disabled and under age sixty-five and receiving disability payments, may be eligible to receive a rent rebate from the State of Connecticut.  State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not […] [Read More]
Categories: Quality of Life, Seniors

Day of Giving aims to raise $1M

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Today is Fairfield Community Foundation’s Day of Giving. The goal: Raise $1 million for hundreds of local nonprofits in 24 hours. As of 2 p.m., more than $336,000 had been raised by 60,000 separate donations. There are still 10 hours to go. Want to participate? Click here to peruse the causes and make your donation. […] [Read More]
Categories: Quality of Life

A beautiful fall sunset

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Besides great journalists, we also have great sunsets here at the Greenwich Time’s East Putnam Avenue offices. [Read More]

Greenwich teens talk bullying on radio show

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Greenwich High School students Lex Ellenthal and Elias Frank, both 17, were featured on a WHSU radio show Monday morning about one of the hottest subjects in town: bullying. The teens discussed their separate anti-bullying ventures, both launched following the Aug. 27 suicide of relentlessly bullied Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz. Ellenthal is the […] [Read More]

Tesei helps launch new youth volunteer group

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The idea behind Greenwich’s newest youth volunteer network is simple: Everyone has time to volunteer 30 minutes of time every 30 days. Aptly named 30Every30, the group, founded by a single mom from Greenwich, is focused on providing youth with opportunities to volunteer their time rather than money. So far 30Every30 has planned volunteer events […] [Read More]
Categories: Quality of Life, Youth

Greenwich Library film presentation focuses on hunger

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Greenwich Library and Neighbor to Neighbor, will present the documentary “A Place at the Table,” on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Cole Auditorium. A panel of local experts will lead a post-film discussion on the topic of hunger and a question and answer session. The film and panel discussion will expose […] [Read More]

Bullying forum for parents tonight at Town Hall

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  JCC Greenwich is hosting a forum titled Bullying, Name-calling and Cyberbullying: What Parents Need to Know at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Greenwich Town Hall. The forum comes five weeks after 15-year-old Bart Palosz shot himself to death after the first day of his sophomore year at Greenwich High School. The Palosz family has said […] [Read More]

Speak Out Against Bullying

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Greenwich Time is looking for students who have been affected by bullying to share their stories with us. Have you been bullied? Did you try to stop it? Have you been the bully yourself? We’re looking for Greenwich students to create their own videos in which they talk about ways they’ve been affected by bullies […] [Read More]

Things to do in Greenwich this week

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The Greenwich Girl Scouts will mark the 100th year of Girl Scouting with a ceremony at Town Hall Monday. Monday The Greenwich Girl Scouts will hold a ceremony to celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouting in the United States. March 12, 1912 is the day Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls in her home […] [Read More]