Coscob's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:01:53 -0500 HamletHub.com Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Family Functional Fitness https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5408-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-family-functional-fitness5408-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-family-functional-fitness https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5408-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-family-functional-fitness5408-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-family-functional-fitness

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Family Functional Fitness!
 
Three questions with Joshua Takacs, owner of Family Functional Fitness.
 
We specialize in Pre/Post Natal Exercise, Corrective Exercise, Athletic Development, Weight Loss/Gain, and Nutrition so that we can personally work with every member in the family regardless of age or goal. We always take a holistic approach to ensure physical, mental, and nutritional habits are all working to the best of their ability.
 
Why did you start your business?
 
I started my business to help progress the shift to preventative health and create a place where you can get a physical, nutritional, and cognitive plan to better health. Over the years in the health and fitness industry, I have realized that most people only seek help when things go wrong. They go see an orthopedist or chiropractor when they feel pain, they go see a nutritionist when they need to lose weight, they go see a doctor when they're feeling sick. However, a lot of these visits can be prevented if people learned how to properly take care of themselves and develop a lifestyle that works. 
 
Best selling product or service?
 
Personal Training. We couple our training with Nutrition and Corrective Exercise so it is a big hit in helping to develop a better all-around lifestyle. 
 
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
 
Where do I begin? We wouldn't start our day without a great cup of coffee from Joe Studio. We then have to make the hardest decision and decide where to eat lunch which is always between Alpen Pantry for a great sandwich, or Sweet Peas for an amazing salad, or Garden Catering for a nice wrap! All great options! Whenever we need a tool we always walk down the street to Feinsod Hardware which has everything we could possibly need. And whenever we need a new piece of equipment or something fixed we can always count on GymSource in Greenwich to be right there! 
 
Family Functional Fitness nominates Roost/Ada's Kitchen with locations in Greenwich, Stamford, and Darien. 
 
Visit Family Functional Fitness online here. 
 
Family Functional Fitness is located at 27 Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich, CT.
 
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!
 
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:40:13 -0500
11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5407-11th-annual-greenwich-reindeer-festival-santa-s-village-15741108855407-11th-annual-greenwich-reindeer-festival-santa-s-village-1574110885 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5407-11th-annual-greenwich-reindeer-festival-santa-s-village-15741108855407-11th-annual-greenwich-reindeer-festival-santa-s-village-1574110885

11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses November 29 – December 24

Santa and his reindeer, Dasher, Dancer and Prancer, return for the 11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village located at “the North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 29 to December 24, 2019. The cherished town tradition takes place at this stunning holiday décor destination which is transformed into Santa’s Workshop sponsored by Greenwich Catholic School, where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, and Santa’s Village, where families have the opportunity to visit the reindeer, enjoy train and carousel rides and select food trucks on the weekend, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich.

 “The Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival is such a wonderful event in our town during the holidays and I am looking forward to celebrating the 11th season this year, “says Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei,  “I encourage residents to see what makes this such an anticipated holiday experience every year.”

The community is invited to Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses for the “We’re Back” Party on Friday, November 29, from 12-6 PM, for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with sponsors and public officials to officially open Santa’s Workshop for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive, guests can enjoy refreshments from Planet Pizza, face painting, balloon art, and dance performances by Allegra Dance of Greenwich.

Children, adults, corporate groups, and even pets (on leashes) can have their photo taken with Santa at Santa’s Workshop sponsored by Greenwich Catholic School. Photo packages begin at $29.99 and include a special Shop & Dine Greenwich Gift Bag filled with Greenwich merchant information and hundreds of dollars in savings redeemable at participating stores and restaurants in Greenwich. Digital photos are provided on a USB drive. Enter the Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich Raffle, to win a Mercedes-Benz Children's Bicycle with every photo with Santa (one raffle per family). Raffle drawing by Santa takes place Tuesday, December 24 at 3:00 PM.

 Photos with Santa: Monday - Friday, 12-6 PM and Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM. The reindeer will depart on December 22, but Santa will remain for photos Christmas Eve, December 24, Tuesday, 9 AM – 3 PM.

Carousel and Train Rides: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12–6 PM and Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM.

Parking is FREE. 

Throughout the four weeks, the reindeer will make Sam Bridge their home, thanks to Reindeer Stable Sponsor, Pepsi.  Children can enter the "PEPSI NAME THE REINDEER CONTEST" and submit their favorite reindeer names in a ballot box at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Santa will draw the winning names on December 20th where they will be displayed at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Three winners and three winning reindeer names will be chosen.

"Greenwich has many cherished traditions, and the annual Reindeer Festival is certainly one of them, says First Selectman-elect Fred Camillo , “We look forward to celebrating the 11th season as much as the first ten!"

This season of giving and coming together as a community is beautifully illustrated by the tremendous support received from our Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll sponsors; Reindeer Festival Hosted by Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses; Reindeer Stable Sponsor, Pepsi; Santa’s Workshop Sponsor, Greenwich Catholic School;  Santa’s Raffle Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich; Live Music Entertainment Tent Sponsor, Yale New Haven Health/Greenwich Hospital;  Free Parking Sponsors, Barbara Zaccagnini Real Estate and Greenwich Magazine; Kids Zone, School Zone, and Tent Sponsors, Balducci’s, Bruni & Campisi, Dibico, Leaf Filter Gutter Protection, Pennington Grey, The Long Ridge School, Sunzi Silks and Venture Photography.  Community Sponsors , M.H. Heaven Real Estate, Magical Memories Entertainment, and Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors; Media Sponsors, Greenwich Magazine, Greenwich Times, News 12 CT, GreenwichMoms.com, Macaroni Kid, Westchester Parent, WEBE 108, and Jen Danzi.

The Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village is produced by TMK Event Marketing, LLC and GreenwichMoms.com, both Greenwich-based businesses.

The 11th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend follows on December 7 and 8.

For more details on this magical holiday tradition, visit: www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com

Visit Facebook here and Instagram here

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kerry@ducey.org (Linda) Events Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:01:24 -0500
Greenwich Historical Society Festival of Tabletop Trees https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5406-greenwich-historical-society-festival-of-tabletop-trees5406-greenwich-historical-society-festival-of-tabletop-trees https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5406-greenwich-historical-society-festival-of-tabletop-trees5406-greenwich-historical-society-festival-of-tabletop-trees

First Annual Festival of Tabletop Trees at Greenwich Historical Society's Bush-Holley House on Thursday, November 21, 5:30–7:30 pm

In the Museum Store and Lobby;
Members: $10, Non-members: $12
 
Get a jump start on your holiday decorating! The Festival of Tabletop Trees will bring the 2019 holiday decorating season to life with spectacularly decorated tabletop trees in the Museum Lobby. Some of our favorite local interior designers, gift shops and garden clubs have lent their talents to decorate three-foot trees, which will be available by silent auction to benefit education programming at the Historical Society. Come for light bites and cocktails, festive holiday tours of the Bush-Holley House, live caroling and a Museum Store raffle and shopping discounts for members. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available all weekend for guests in the Museum Store.
 
Festival continues: November 22 & 23

More info / Sign up

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kerry@ducey.org (Greenwich Historical Society ) Events Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:56:00 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: MacInspires https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5405-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-macinspires5405-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-macinspires https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5405-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-macinspires5405-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-macinspires

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT MacInspires!

Three questions with Travis Sluss, CEO/Owner of MacInspires.

Why did you start your business?

MacInspires was founded to inspire people to create, produce and make with the assistance of technology.

Best selling product/service?

We have been 3D Printing since 2012 and it’s often our most popular class!

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

MacInspires teams up with many local businesses and organizations including our amazing Greenwich Library and Greenwich Public School System.

Macinspires is located at 37 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT | (203) 531-5720

Learn more: MacInspires.com

Calling all Teenagers – Check out MacInspires Maker Memberships!  
Maker Memberships

Programs from 9:30 to 3:30 on 11/27 & 12/23!
Holiday Workshops


 

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:02:06 -0500
Thanksgiving Food Science Lab at the Bruce https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5404-thanksgiving-food-science-lab-at-the-bruce5404-thanksgiving-food-science-lab-at-the-bruce https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5404-thanksgiving-food-science-lab-at-the-bruce5404-thanksgiving-food-science-lab-at-the-bruce

Do you have an older child ready to take a deep dive into science? Then check out Bruce Explorers: Thanksgiving Food Science Lab, taking place on Sunday, November 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the Bruce Museum’s Education Workshop. 

This pre-holiday drop-off program is designed for children ages 7 to 16 interested in doing hands-on work in a laboratory setting. In this Bruce Explorers session, participants will use chemistry to help better understand the food we eat during Thanksgiving, from determining the pH of cranberries to seeing what foods have a ton of sugar or starches in them.

Megan Brown, the Museum’s manager of youth and family programs, and intern Gabby Perez recently performed a trial run of an experiment they’re planning for Sunday’s Food Science Lab. It involved determining whether everyday items are an acid or a base.

“Most Thanksgiving tables feature a side dish cranberry sauce, which tends to be pretty sweet, because a lot of things we consume with cranberries have other ingredients combined with them” says Megan. “However, pure cranberries and even most cranberry juices taste very tart. The reason for that is cranberries are acidic.”

“Cranberries contain a special, color-changing pigment that can be used to test whether something is an acid or base,” Megan adds. “In this experiment we used cranberry juice to test for acids and bases and also tested some other common kitchen items, such as lemon juice, baking soda, and baking powder.”

Megan also plans to have the Thanksgiving Explorers perform additional tests on such holiday staples as turkey, stuffing, rolls, potatoes -- real and instant mashed potatoes -- corn, carrots, and pie in which kids will be able to test for glucose, or sugars. “Because it’s a qualitative chemical reaction, we’ll also be looking to determine whether the sugar in the foods we test is natural or added,” she says.

The cost for the Nov. 17 Bruce Explorers: Thanksgiving Food Science Lab is $45 for Museum members; $55 for non-members. Register at brucemuseum.org.

The Bruce Explorers series of programs continues next month with Bruce Explorers: Weather Investigation, an exploration of weather phenomena, on Sunday, December 17, 9:00- 11:15 am. In this Bruce Explorers, kids will be get create their own backyard weather station to take home. The cost is $50 for Museum members; $60 for non-members.

For more information about Bruce Explorers, contact Megan Brown at mbrown@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6740.

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cynthiae@brucemuseum.org (Bruce Museum) Events Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:45:18 -0500
Greenwich Chamber announces holiday decorating contest for town businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5403-greenwich-chamber-announces-holiday-decorating-contest-for-town-businesses5403-greenwich-chamber-announces-holiday-decorating-contest-for-town-businesses https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5403-greenwich-chamber-announces-holiday-decorating-contest-for-town-businesses5403-greenwich-chamber-announces-holiday-decorating-contest-for-town-businesses

Holiday Decorating Contest for Greenwich Businesses

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces its annual holiday decorating contest for town businesses.  The contest is open to all local businesses with a storefront and is not limited to Chamber members.  Businesses are encouraged to decorate their storefronts in the spirit of the holidays and will be eligible to win a prize and special recognition for their efforts.

Three locations from these areas will be judged to determine three winners:1) Greenwich Avenue, including stores on Church Street and connecting side streets; 2) all stores west of Greenwich Avenue including Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich and, 3) all stores west of Greenwich Avenue.

Judging ends on Tuesday, December 3rd.   Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 5th at the Chamber’s Holiday Party and Storefront Decorating Awards event which will be held at the chic Gilles Clement Designs located at 120 East Putnam Avenue from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  This party is open to both members and non-members.  Register for the holiday party at Greenwichchamber.com, write greenwichchamber@greenwichchamber.com or call 869-3500.  Fee for the Party: $20 for members; $25 for non-members.  All attendees must register in advance.  Enjoy food, drinks, music, prizes and fun.

This year The Chamber asks the public to communicate personal choices on its Facebook page (@GreenwichCTChamber) or on its Instagram account (@greenwichchamber).  Stores are welcome to submit their own pictures for consideration. Prizes to winners include three months of free advertising on the Chamber’s website, a professional photo and special recognition at the Holiday Party. 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Marcia O’Kane) Neighbors Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:56:30 -0500
Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman at Bruce Museum https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5402-can-art-drive-change-on-climate-change-an-evening-with-alexis-rockman5402-can-art-drive-change-on-climate-change-an-evening-with-alexis-rockman https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5402-can-art-drive-change-on-climate-change-an-evening-with-alexis-rockman5402-can-art-drive-change-on-climate-change-an-evening-with-alexis-rockman

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, Bruce Museum Presents poses the provocative question “Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change?”

Leading the conversation is acclaimed artist and climate-change activist Alexis Rockman, who will present specially chosen examples of his work and discuss how, and why, he uses his art to sound the alarm about the impending global emergency.

Adding insight and his own expert perspective is The Boston Globe’s David Abel, who since 1999 has reported on war in the Balkans, unrest in Latin America, national security issues in Washington D.C., and climate change and poverty in New England.

Abel was also part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for the paper’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

Following Rockman’s presentation, Abel will join Rockman for a wide-ranging dialogue at the intersection of art and environmental activism, followed by question-and-answer session with the audience.

Join us for a night of captivating conversation with Alexis Rockman and David Abel in the latest installment of Bruce Museum Presents, our monthly series of public programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science.

Doors open 6:20 pm for a reception with light bites and beverages, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A, 7:00-8:30 pm. Seats are $30 for Museum members, $45 for non-members. To reserve a seat at An Evening with Alexis Rockman, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.

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cynthiae@brucemuseum.org (Bruce Museum) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:48:33 -0500
Pet Pantry Warehouse Marks 75th Anniversary in Greenwich! https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5401-pet-pantry-warehouse-marks-75th-anniv-in-greenwich5401-pet-pantry-warehouse-marks-75th-anniv-in-greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5401-pet-pantry-warehouse-marks-75th-anniv-in-greenwich5401-pet-pantry-warehouse-marks-75th-anniv-in-greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Pet Pantry Warehouse (ppwpet.com) will celebrate its 75th year in business with fundraisers and in-store events throughout 2020. The family-owned pet supply business plans to begin hosting a series of in-store events in January designed to entertain and bring the community together. In-store events will include face painting, balloon art, ice cream socials, educational lectures, contests, portrait sessions, music and more. Pet Pantry will also continue to expand its signature fundraisers, New Canaan Dog Days, Puttin' on the Dog and Howl & Prowl to aid local pet rescue groups and other local non-profits. 

The community will have a chance to pitch the Pet Pantry team and recommend new non-profit beneficiaries to participate in the 75K fundraising effort. The chosen beneficiaries will join other longtime non-profit partners in receiving a portion of donated funds. The Pet Pantry executive team will select the final group of non-profit partners in December 2019. The Pet Pantry Warehouse 75th-Anniversary non-profit partner suggestions from customers in Fairfield and Westchester County are needed before December 1st. The final non-profit partner list will be announced at the 75th-anniversary kickoff event in January. 

Non-profit partner suggestions can be emailed to the Pet Pantry executive team (ppw75@ppwpet.com) or residents of either County can visit their local Pet Pantry retail location to speak with a Pet Consultant. Pet Pantry will also release a new 75th commemorative logo in January 2020. Merchandise and pet accessories will be released in January along with a social media campaign and contest. 

The team at Pet Pantry prides themselves on maintaining a community-based retail business with seven locations throughout Fairfield and Westchester County. The team includes close to 50 dedicated and highly trained employees. Each year, Pet Pantry partners with organizations based near its retail locations to raise awareness and/or funds for worthy causes that impact the local community. 

"We are a family-owned business and consider the communities we operate in to be our extended family; therefore community outreach is really important to us and this year we want to make an even bigger impact by celebrating this milestone anniversary with our customers and the communities we serve," said Adam Jacobson, Executive Vice President at Pet Pantry Warehouse. He continued, "We also want all of our customers (both furry and non) to have fun when they come to Pet Pantry. That’s why we're hosting more activities for families and their pets to enjoy and connect with one another". 

Pet Pantry Warehouse began in 1945 with World War II Army Air Forces servicemen, Mort Davis, and Jac Cohen. The pair formed their alliance over a British puppy adopted by Davis while stationed in wartime England. After accomplishing a stateside transfer for the lucky pup, the two remained friends, joining forces in the pet food business. Davis passed away in the late ‘60s, but Cohen soldiered on with their enterprise through 1995, when the business was purchased by Barry Jacobson and his sons Adam and Ari, who run the business today. 

“As a local family run business we understand the importance of giving back. We support our local and surrounding communities we serve by donating money, goods, and services to various schools, religious institutions, charities and more.” said Jacobson.

When the business was re-conceived in 1995, the large warehouse space which was home to the original Pet Pantry was converted into a more modern shopping experience and a new business model was born. The success of the reformatted Greenwich location paved the way for additional locations in Rye, New York in 2006; Larchmont, New York, in 2011; New Canaan and Wilton, Connecticut, in 2012; Riverside in 2017, and Scarsdale, New York and Fairfield, Connecticut in 2018. 

"What sets the Pet Pantry Warehouse apart from other pet supply stores is that we carefully evaluate each and every product we sell and provide pet food and products that support animal health and well-being. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is thoroughly trained and tested in animal nutrition. When you walk into a Pet Pantry with a question you'll leave feeling better informed and confident that your pet will thrive and not just survive!" said Jacobson. He continued, "Next year will involve the biggest community outreach push to date with a loaded in-store event schedule and new community collaborations. We are all really excited to begin the milestone celebration".  

Visit PPW online (ppwpet.com) to join the e-mail list and for social links and be the first to know about upcoming events and promotions.
 
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PHOTO: Vice President Ari Jacobson; Executive Vice President Adam Jacobson; Vice President Joshua Roth; Creative Director Cynthia Fox; and General Manager Emery Kriegsman.
 
Photo credit: Hybrid Media 
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kerry@ducey.org (Hybrid Media ) Places Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:55:56 -0500
Connecticut Press Club Premier Two-tier Communications Contest Begins https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/5400-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins5400-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/5400-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins5400-premier-two-tier-communications-contest-begins

The Connecticut Press Club is accepting entries into its annual communications contest, the first tier of one of the most prestigious two-tier competitions in communications for both active and retired reporters, editors, authors, bloggers, designers, artists, photographers, publicists, and self-publishers.

First place winners in all 61 categories move on to compete in the second tier, a national competition, organized annually by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). Although state affiliates will be running contests across the United States entrants must enter the contest in their home state.

As an affiliate, the Connecticut Press Club runs the Connecticut contest. The many categories and multiple subcategories offered are in recognition and support of the many facets of communications talent within an evolving industry.

  •         Writing (Categories 1-17)
  •         Editing (Categories 18-20)
  •         Photography (Categories 21-23)
  •         Graphics and Design (Categories 24-26)
  •         Radio and Television (Categories 27-32)
  •         Web and Social Media (Categories 33-41)
  •         Advertising (Categories 42-45)
  •         Communications Programs and Campaigns (Categories 46-50)
  •         Public Relations Materials (Categories 51-53)
  •         Information for the Media (Categories 54-56)
  •         Speeches (Category 57)
  •         Collegiate/Education (Categories 58-61)

All entries must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. The deadline for entries is January 28, 2020.  

CT Wins at National

Out of 43 CT entries in the 2018 NFPW national competition the CT Press Club won 34 awards:

11 first place, 11 second place, five third place and seven honorable mentions. The names and works of Connecticut’s national winners follow:

Venera Alexandrova for Page Design: Magazine or Newsletter, The Art of Conversation.

Jane Beiles for Photo Essay: In Rowayton, A Narrow House that Feels Wide Inside.

Chandra Bozelko for Editorial/Opinion: Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication, Well-Intentioned Efforts at Reform Uniquely Harm Incarcerated Women.

Cindy Catterson for Radio and Television Advertising: Television, In Their Own Words: Jeffrey Mendell; In Their Own Words: Felicity Kostakis; In Their Own Words: Alex Mozian.

Timothy Dumas for Feature Story: Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication, The Anxious Generation and also for Page Design: Magazine or Newsletter, The Art of Conversation.

Diane Sembrot for Publications regularly edited by entrant: Magazine/Magpaper, Westport Magazine.

Kyle Norton for Single photograph: General photo (open competition), Teens to Watch.

Karen Swanson for Personal Website: Going Lo-Co.

Amy Vischio for Single page, section, or supplement edited by entrant-Magazine, newsletter, non-newspaper pub: 2018 A-List Awards program.

Cheryl Weinstock for Specialty Articles: Religion, More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide.

2019 Fees and Deadlines

For CT Press Club members their first entry in the state contest is $25. Additional entries are $15 each. For non-members their first entry in the state contest is $30. Additional entries are $20 each.

First place winners have the option to progress to judging in the NFPW’s national contest. There is a fee to proceed and to enter they must be members of NFPW. Entrants will have the opportunity to join should they win a first place in the state contest.  The NFPW’s highest point earners by state and individual receive cash awards.  All winners state and national, from honorable mention to first place, receive certificates.

For a complete list of rules and prizes visit https://nfpw.org/professional-contest-2/.  Contest questions can be directed to Carol Banner, contest director for the CT Press Club at CTcontestDir@charter.net " _cc="" _bcc="" _subject="" _body="" style="color:purple;text-decoration-line:underline;outline:none">CTcontestDir@charter.net  .  

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:47:32 -0500
18th Annual Pacific House Gala A Rousing Success https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5398-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala-a-rousing-success5398-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala-a-rousing-success https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5398-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala-a-rousing-success5398-18th-annual-pacific-house-gala-a-rousing-success

With more than 350 guests in attendance, Pacific House hosted a successful and festive 18th Annual Pacific House Gala on Friday, October 25 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The event raised funds to support the essential services provided by the organization, including an emergency shelter for men and young adults and a steadily expanding portfolio of deeply affordable supportive housing.

The gala is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Pacific House must raise $1million annually from public donations just to support the daily operations of the emergency shelter. There, clients can begin their journey out of homelessness with a safe, warm place to eat and sleep and build a foundation for an improved life of independence.

“What better reason is there to celebrate than that through our combined efforts some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals have a warm, safe place to rest their heads at night,” said Pacific House Board Chair, Chris Tate.

Round Hill Community Church, of Greenwich, CT, was honored at the event with the Pacific House Community Award. In addition to providing substantial financial support, members of the church serve one meal each month at the emergency shelter, and during the holidays, church members decorate Pacific House affordable supportive housing units. Recently the church entered into a formal mission covenant to strengthen the partnership, committing to financial assistance and providing hands-on volunteer hours.

“We feel honored to partner with Pacific House over these decades, said Round Hill Community Church Rev. Dan Haugh. “Pacific House may not be able to fulfill their mission without organizations like us, but we feel strongly that we cannot fulfill our vision to be a force for good in our community without Pacific House.”

In addition to cocktails, dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed bidding for exciting auction items and taking a virtual tour of the emergency shelter and some of Pacific House’s many affordable supportive housing properties.

Pacific House serves the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and beyond providing critical, life-changing services and programs for those who need them most. The organization is grateful to its generous individual sponsors, and is indebted to corporate sponsors: A. Emerson Construction, Carlton Fields, BMW of Darien, Building and Land Technology, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, First County Bank, Greenwich Hospital, LaRosa Building Company, Nielsen Florist and Garden Shop, Pitney Bowes, Rimrock Capital Management, Stamford Hospital Foundation, Tradition Energy, Webster Bank and The Vranos Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship, and media partner Stamford Magazine / Moffly Media.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:37:24 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Inbar Group https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5397-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-inbar-group5397-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-inbar-group https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5397-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-inbar-group5397-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-inbar-group

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Inbar Group!

Inbar Group provides powerful insight for today's business buyers and sellers in the private sector.

Why did you start your business?

We opened our Greenwich, CT branch to support business owners in the sale of their companies. We felt that Fairfield County had high demand in the Merger and Acquisition industry.

Best-selling product/service?

We actively represent and match business owners wishing to sell their business with potential buyers. The company provides business sales and acquisition services, including spin-offs, joint-ventures, restructuring, merger and acquisitions (M&A) and overcapitalization. We provide valuation opinions, facilitate private placements and help design and implement business strategies for private companies.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Regus, the local post office and Citarella help us to operate our business.

Visit Inbar Group online http://inbargroup.com/ or call 203.388.5202

Inbar Group is located at 500 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich. 

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:49:30 -0400
DART to the Finish Charity Walk Raises $125,000 for Crucial Rare Childhood Disease Research https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5396-dart-to-the-finish-walk-2019-results5396-dart-to-the-finish-walk-2019-results https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5396-dart-to-the-finish-walk-2019-results5396-dart-to-the-finish-walk-2019-results

Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) brought together hundreds friends and supporters for its second annual DART to the Finish charity walk held at Greenwich Point Park on October 5. The beautiful day was perfect for a walk along the shores of Long Island Sound and raised $125,000 for crucial research into the rare childhood disease, Niemann Pick type C, often referred to as “children’s Alzheimers.”

Dana’s Angels Research Trust was founded by Andrea and Phil Marella of Greenwich after two of their four children, Dana and Andrew, were diagnosed with Niemann Pick type C disease (NPC). Dana sadly passed away in 2013 at age 19. But Andrew, who just turned 20 in June, is faring better due to being enrolled in a clinical trial to slow or halt the progression of the disease. NPC is so rare that only about 500-600 children in the U.S. are affected and only a few, including Andrew, live in Connecticut. This devastating genetic disorder robs a child of the ability to live a long, healthy life, often becoming fatal in the teenage years. But, Dana’s Angels Research Trust is helping to change that fate. As a non-profit organization, DART raises funds to support pivotal NPC research — research that may also help millions suffering from Parkinson’s disease, HIV/Aids, Ebola, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that appear to be related to cholesterol.  

The DART to the Finish charity walk was a huge success. The funds will support additional NPC research and clinical trials. 

Support of DART continues throughout the day with retailers and restaurants in Old Greenwich and Cos Cob supporting the cause and donating a portion of proceeds to the charity. The DART "Shop & Share” after the DART Walk participants are: Anna Banana, Sushi Soba, Lily, Housewarmings, Fred, Caren’s Cos Cobber, Claudette, and the Back 40 Mercantile. 

 

DART to the Finish sponsors include The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Jusko Wealth Management Group, Landis Partners, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceauticals, Pepsico, Primary Home Care, Rand Insurance, Roosevelt Investments, Shipman & Goodwin, Bank Raiders, Threads & Treads, Costco, Shop Rite, Starbucks, Upper Crust Bagel Company, Chicken Joe’s and Chilly Bear. 

 

To learn more about Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART), visit danasangels.org, on Facebook @danasangels, Instagram @danasangelsNPC and Twitter @danasangels.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dana's Angels Research Trust) Charities Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:35:21 -0400
Courageous Thinking - King School Open House Nov 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5386-courageous-thinking-king-school-open-house-nov-35386-courageous-thinking-king-school-open-house-nov-3 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5386-courageous-thinking-king-school-open-house-nov-35386-courageous-thinking-king-school-open-house-nov-3

At King School, we seek more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Every day, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future. 

Register for Lower School Open House today

When young learners see education as a place to experiment, create, construct, and connect, they develop a more expansive mindset about what school can offer them. They feel encouraged to ask questions and make their own discoveries, so they become good listeners and critical thinkers who gain the confidence to take on challenges and seize unlimited possibilities. 

These ideas are grounded in the Reggio-Emilia inspired, project-based teaching and learning practiced at King School's PreKindergarten and Kindergarten program. We encourage our early childhood learners to collaboratively explore intentionally created vibrant classroom spaces to actively engage in the process of learning from the earliest ages. Our Grades 1–5 program is an interactive, hands-on experience, further nurturing a love of learning and working with others.

Join us for our Lower School Open House on November 3, 2019 and explore what interests YOU. Our Open House is truly OPEN. Arrive anytime between 12:30-3:30 p.m., visit classrooms in subjects that interest you, and meet faculty, students, and parents who share your passions. Children are welcome to join in on the activities during Open House. We can't wait to meet you!

King School is a PreK-12 independent school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. 

Register for Lower School Open House today

Or Visit and tour on Tuesdays for PreK-Grade 11 Coffee & Conversation

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kerry@ducey.org (Lakeya Graves) Events Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:42:00 -0400
Abilis and Greenwich Hospital Offer Project SEARCH Job Fair November 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5395-abilis-project-search-job-fair-20195395-abilis-project-search-job-fair-2019 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5395-abilis-project-search-job-fair-20195395-abilis-project-search-job-fair-2019

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, in partnership with Greenwich Hospital, is holding a Project SEARCH Internship Information Session and Job Fair for young adults with special needs and disabilities. The Job Fair will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., at Abilis, 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich, Connecticut. This event is for individuals and families interested in learning more about the Project SEARCH internship program that leads to competitive employment. This event is free and open to the public with advance registration at abilis.us/calendar.

Project SEARCH is a nine-month internship program for students with disabilities, between the ages of 18-30, who seek competitive employment. The program takes place at Greenwich Hospital where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process, as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Students participate in three, unpaid internships and explore a variety of career paths. Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, an Abilis job coach/developer and a Greenwich Hospital mentor. The interns begin their day learning employability skills in a classroom at Greenwich Hospital. After this classroom portion of the day, the interns move to their internship where they are taught distinct skills and receive feedback about their skill development. At the end of the day, the interns return to the classroom to reflect on their day, discuss challenges and evaluate progress. 

With the help of Abilis and the Project Search team, interns utilize the skills they have learned to achieve competitive employment in the community. 

Eligibility Criteria
• 18-30 year’s old
• Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability 
• Eligible for Dept. of Developmental Disabilities or willing to pay privately

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Abilis) Neighbors Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:32:33 -0400
Greenwich Historical Society’s Holiday Boutique Offers Something for Everyone https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5394-greenwich-historical-society-s-holiday-boutique-offers-something-for-everyone5394-greenwich-historical-society-s-holiday-boutique-offers-something-for-everyone https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5394-greenwich-historical-society-s-holiday-boutique-offers-something-for-everyone5394-greenwich-historical-society-s-holiday-boutique-offers-something-for-everyone

Greenwich High School Band to Provide Entertainment at Boutique's New Christ Church Location

The holiday shopping season gets an early start with the Greenwich Historical Society’s annual Holiday Boutique, offering a thoughtfully curated collection of gifts, from monogrammed children’s wear to cozy knitwear, fine jewelry and specialty foods. Attendees will be able to find something special for everyone on their list, while being entertained by the Greenwich High School Band. A portion of the proceeds goes to support Greenwich Historical Society arts and education programs.

Unlike previous boutiques which were held later in the season, this year’s boutique was moved to Christ Church the first week in November to allow more time for holiday shopping and to avoid conflicts with other Historical Society Antiquarius events. For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius/

Christ Church, 254 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday, November 6:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 7:  9 am – 6 pm

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kerry@ducey.org (Laura McCormick) Events Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:11:57 -0400