Coscob's HamletHub Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:31:44 -0400 Greenwich Parks & Rec: Fireworks, Sandblast, Concert Series, Fall Activity Registration and more!

Summer is upon us and we have so much going on! Our 2022 2022 Summer Concert Series began this week and Fireworks are scheduled for this weekend. Sandblast is next weekend on July 9. Registration for many fall activities opens online for residents today.
For parents who need financial assistance for their children to participate in programs, please read our scholarship information below and on our website.
Our photo contest returns to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month! More details are below. See the BWGCC section for information on outdoor movies in July and August. For information on other Special Events scheduled for July and August around town, click here.
Ferry News! Due to factors beyond the control of the Parks and Recreation Department, ferry service to Island Beach will remain on the hour until further notice. We are hoping to return to regularly scheduled service Saturday, July 9, and will provide updates as necessary.

Except for Town holidays, the Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Office is CLOSED Monday, July 4 for Independence Day! 

We encourage you to make an appointment between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 
Learn more HERE and read the recent newsletter HERE.
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Greenwich golfers help raise record amount for Maritime Aquarium's 11th annual Golf Classic

Greenwich residents were among the golfers helping to raise nearly $200,000 – an event record – to support The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s exhibits, conservation initiatives and environmental education efforts during the Aquarium’s recent 11th annual Golf Classic at Wee Burn Country Club.

“The 84 golfers who teed up with us made this year’s Golf Classic the most successful outing yet, and we are so grateful to them for their generosity and spirited involvement,” said Danielle Tranzillo, the Aquarium’s Vice President of Philanthropy and Engagement. “And we also thank the Wee Burn Country Club for again hosting us on their beautiful course and in their fabulous facilities.”

Fairfield County Bank was Presenting sponsor, with co-Presenting sponsors New Canaan Funding and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners LLC. Champion sponsor was M&T Bank.

The polished event on May 23 included a barbecue lunch to start the day, followed by 18 holes of golf, live music by members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, visits by Animal Husbandry staff with live Aquarium ambassador animals, and a relaxed sunset dinner.

Funds from the event, in-hand and pledged, will help support The Maritime Aquarium’s animal care, educational programming and conservation work on behalf of Long Island Sound and the ocean beyond.

Learn more about the Aquarium’s events, exhibits, programs and more this summer at

]]> (Dave Sigworth) Neighbors Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:08:08 -0400
New Holly Hill Entrance Permit Required By July 1

Starting July 1, 2022, residents are required to display the new Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility entrance permit for the July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, fiscal year.

The new permit is now available for purchase and can be easily ordered online through the Public Works section of the website or via mail.

For a fee of $25, residential permit holders can dispose of their garbage refuse, recyclables, yard debris, construction demolition materials, and other recyclables at the Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility for the entire fiscal year.

Additional fees will be applied to cargo-type vehicles or vehicles pulling a trailer with chargeable material such as organic waste and/or construction demolition materials. The permit hang tag must be displayed in the vehicle the entire time while at the facility.

Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility is located on 4 Holly Hill Lane and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. The fastest and most convenient way to apply for a permit is online. For more information, visit

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Places Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:39:52 -0400
The Greenwich Art Society is offering Collage and Assemblage Class using Mixed Media on Zoom this summer!

The Greenwich Art Society presents:


8 Tuesdays
July 5 through August 23
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Put together realistic or non-objective 2- or 3-dimensional collages or assemblages (including box art) using papers, fabrics, photographs, and found objects. Emphasize color, texture, and composition as you juxtapose and transform materials into new visual statements that may range from autobiographical expressions to interpretations of our society and imaginary visions. Experiment with the addition of paint and other media to enhance your images. Max. 8 students.

Registration and more information at

]]> (Mary Newcomb) Events Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:45:24 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Deb Halsey Real Estate

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 Deb Halsey Real Estate!

Four questions with Greenwich realtor Deb Halsey.

Deb is an award-winning and top-producing agent with Compass Real Estate

Why did you start your business?

I was fulfilling a desire to be an entrepreneur while doing something I love - connecting people with properties.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Offering a concierge approach to listing properties: from staging advice, marketing expertise, market analysis, and negotiation.

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

* Home inspectors, (Pillar to Post, Tiger Home Inspection)

* Enviroshield (well)

* Foley's Pump Service and PCS Plumbing (plumbing)

* CT Plans (photography)

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I earned a real estate broker license last year (I was previously a sales agent).

Deb Halsey's real estate office is located at 200 Greenwich Avenue, 3rd Floor in Greenwich. Visit Deb Halsey Real Estate online here, and make sure to check out her Facebook page as well!

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

]]> (Dan) Places Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:28:35 -0400
FCBuzz Weekend of Arts and Culture June 24-26

FCBuzz Weekend June 24 – June 26, 2022

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members. Kick off the summer season of arts and culture with music, dance, art, fashion, and even a block party! Follow the summer winds to any or all of the following events:

The Mavericks - “En Español” World Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse 

Friday, June 24, 8-10 pm

This eclectic rock and country group is known for lively performances that transcend traditional musical boundaries. Founded in Miami in 1989, The Mavericks had a string of big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. The band had a triumphant reunion in 2012 and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2019. Now, they are back and ranking on the Billboard charts with their first all-Spanish language album, En Español.

Pantochino Production’s As Long As We’re Talking at the MAC, Milford

Friday, June 24, 7:30pm

Celebrate Pride Month with a new musical inspired by actual events. Set in an LGBTQ book store, a cashier receives an urgent cry-for-help phone call from a young gay person about to end their life. It is up to the cashier, and the store to keep this person engaged, on the line and alive. Performed in one act for ages 13 and up. Also showing Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, 2pm.

2022 Guild Summer Salon at Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan

Saturday, June 25, 10am-4pm

Featuring works by 136 members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists working in a broad range of styles, this annual summer art sale celebrates Silvermine painters, sculptors, printmakers, mixed media and fiber artists. On view through August 18th.

June Open Studios at Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport

Saturday, June 25, 12-4pm

See nearly 40 fine artists working in a wide variety of disciplines, from drawing to painting, sculpture to jewelry, printmaking to photography, and much more. Explore the meticulously renovated three-story corset factory building in the South End of Bridgeport, talk to the artists about their inspiration, techniques, and processes, and find art to buy, collect, gift, and display. Visit the two most current art exhibits, and enjoy live music in the gallery at 2 pm. Come for a fun and culturally-rich afternoon!

The 22nd Annual Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show at The Stamford Art Association 

Saturday, June 25, 4-6pm

Come to the opening reception in the newly re-opened Townhouse Gallery. This exhibit centers a diverse group of artists and their interpretations of all things water. The show will be juried by Capt. Michael Bagley, artist and Director of Marine Operations for SoundWaters, who will award cash prizes. On view through July 28th during Gallery Hours (Friday-Sunday 12-3pm)

North County Band w/Alyssa Grey at Redding Concert on the Green, Redding Town Green

Sunday, June 26, 6-8pm

Bring the family, a picnic, some folding chairs, your dancing flip-flops, BYOB, and rock out with The North County Band with special guest, Alyssa Grey. The North County Band has performed at Daryl's House Club, Mohegan Sun Casino, and dozens of corporate, municipal, private, and public events in NY, MA, ME, & CT. Members share a love of country music and live performance, as well as a friendship that comes across in their stage presence. In case of inclement weather, call the cancellation line after 3 pm on the day of the show. (203) 339-6106 

Stamford Block Party! at Stamford Town Center Restaurant Plaza

Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 12-8pm

It’s a two day celebration of Arts, Culture and Community with entertainers including Parsons Dance, Henry Jones Drumming, Emotions Physical Theatre, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, New York Comedy Club, Illusionist David Garrity, Portal Norton Peruvian Dance and fifty more… Plus food trucks, interactive activities including games, DIY murals, a giant mushroom forest, dance lessons and other activities.

The Jester Jim Show at The Westport Library

Sunday, June 26, 2pm 

Kick Off Your Summer with Jester Jim who takes the Library's main stage with a truck full of weird stuff that he tosses into the air. Is he a juggler? Is he a comedian? Does he perform the most amazing beatbox intro you've ever seen? You decide! Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim's wild antics for weeks. Fun for the whole fam!

Fashion Show Fundraiser at The Klein, Bridgeport 

Sunday, June 26, 3-6pm

Featuring The Faces of Beauty Model Team and Headliner Designer Hope Wade, NY Fashion Week designers come to Connecticut, ripping the runway for some of the best designers in the industry. With special guest, Bria Holmes, WNBA Player and a special performance by rapper, Codeclife. A portion of proceeds go to Helping Hands Outreach, a non-profit for homeless people.

Jay Leno at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday, June 26, 4-7pm

Two shows! Characterized as “the hardest working man in show business,” Leno revisits his stand-up roots in a rare intimate evening with a legend. The acclaimed Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide-honored late-night-show host is also an admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

BackCountry Jazz presents the Greenwich Jazz Festival 2022 

Sunday, June 26, 5-6:30pm

This free summer season features extraordinary jazz artists, from celebrated greats to young rising stars. Nine concerts in casual, open air settings - June through September. This Sunday, Bennie Wallace, tenor saxophone; Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Donald Vega, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Billy Drummond, drums. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, wine. Venue provided with reservation confirmation. 

Summer Concert Series: The Barons at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford

Sunday, June 26, 5-7pm

Kicks off your summer with doo wop band, The Barons - one of the tri-state’s hottest tribute groups, offering an energetic, faithful rendition of the Motown and R&B hits from the 1960's. The concert will take place on the Great Lawn. Bring chairs or a blanket, and a picnic dinner. 

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at

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Greenwich Public School Superintendent Appoints Kimberly Paladino English Language Arts Program Coordinator K-8

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones today announced that she has appointed Mrs. Kimberly Paladino English Language Arts Program Coordinator K-8, effective July 1. Mrs. Paladino will be responsible for designing, developing, and evaluating the K-8 English Language Arts instructional program. In addition, she will facilitate and drive the District’s teaching and learning system for all students, including the District’s core curriculum, common assessments, universal instructional practices, data teams, and professional development.


“Mrs. Paladino’s dedication and commitment to students throughout her educational career is inspiring,” Dr. Jones said. “We are delighted to have her join Greenwich Public School’s on a district level. Not only is she a Greenwich native and resident, but she is also a Greenwich parent whose heart clearly lies in our great town.”


Mrs. Paladino brings a wealth of experience as an educator, most recently as a literacy specialist at GPS’ New Lebanon School since August 2021, where she planned, delivered, and monitored progress of Tier 2 and Tier 3 remedial reading interventions and collaborated with administration, classroom teachers, and specialists on all literacy-related topics. From 2017 through 2021, Mrs. Paladino worked at Stamford Public Schools, first as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Compliance Support Teacher and then as Science Research Based Interventions (SRBI) Support Teacher. She was a teacher at Darien Public Schools for almost nine years and started with New Canaan Public Schools in 2007.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the District’s academic team as the new K-8 English Language Arts Coordinator,” Mrs. Paladino said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community in order to enhance literacy instruction and support achievement for all students.”

Mrs. Paladino holds a bachelor’s in Education from the University of Delaware and earned a master’s in Teaching, with a concentration in Reading, from Sacred Heart University. She holds certifications in Initial Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor (092), Professional Remedial Reading & Language Arts (102), and Professional Elementary (013) and Special Education (165).

]]> (Jonathan Supranowitz) Neighbors Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:36:57 -0400
16th Annual Swim Across America Fairfield County on Saturday in Stamford

16th Annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim Scheduled for June 25, 2022
Swim Across America Fairfield County is #makingwaves to #fightcancer! Celebrating its 16th year in Fairfield County, this year’s swim will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022. 
The swim takes place in Stamford in the waters of Long Island Sound at the headquarters of the Swim’s local beneficiary, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. There are three different swim distances available: a half-mile, one-and-a-half mile and a three mile swim. Boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders and land volunteers participate in this inspirational event with close to 300 swimmers and 100 volunteers. To register as a swimmer or a volunteer, visit
Why does Swim Across America Fairfield County swim to raise money in the fight against cancer? Cancer sadly touches everyone — whether it is a loved one or a friend, everyone knows someone who has been impacted by cancer. 
In 2022, it is estimated that 1.9 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and there will be 609,360 cancer deaths in the U.S. These staggering statistics offer compelling proof of the need to continue devising new approaches to treatment. Whether it is through swimming, volunteering, donating or cheering on loved ones and friends, Swim Across America Fairfield County welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of the fight against cancer. 
Funds raised by Swim Across America Fairfield County go directly to support scientific cancer gene therapy grants administered by the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. Swim Across America Fairfield County has raised $4.7 million over the past 15 years. This year’s Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy research fellow funded by Swim Across America Fairfield County is Brian Brown, PhD., professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and associate director of the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, New York). Dr. Brown’s research is working to identify the factors that control immunity and tolerance, and translate these findings into strategies that can be used to turn the immune system against cancer or viruses, working toward a potential breakthrough in the fight against solid tumors. Despite some amazing successes, not all patients respond to current immunotherapies and Dr. Brown thinks he and his team have identified a cell type responsible for poor responses.
“The Swim Across America Fairfield County open water swim is such an inspiring event,” said Cristy Fraser, co-chair of the open water swim. “The gathering of so many families and so many individuals who are honoring those who are special to them is incredible — whether they are currently battling it out, or survivors or have lost someone. To hear the stories and to learn about those whom cancer has touched and to experience that love is just palpable. The feeling of wanting to make a change and to do something for those who have experienced cancer is huge.”
Cristy is the mother of Julian Fraser, a 2014 Greenwich High School graduate and All-American swimmer and water polo player, who sadly passed away in 2017 after a short battle with osteosarcoma. Team Julian, which is one of the largest teams that participates at Swim Across America Fairfield County, swims in Julian’s memory.
"I wasn't a swimmer when I first joined Swim Across America Fairfield County, noted Nancy Carr, co-chair. "But I quickly realized after my friend Cristy Fraser's son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, that I could contribute in many other ways. If you would like to participate but swimming isn’t your thing, we have a lot of other ways to get involved: you can be a land volunteer, or boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board on June 25th, the day of the big swim. We also have pool swims, a Sip & Shop event or you can donate and support a swimmer or team. What began as a singular summer event has turned into a year-long roster that is supported by a community getting together to fight a really serious disease with such fun and such joy, it is something you really have to experience to feel."
While Swim Across America is a national organization and offers open water and pool swims in 24 communities, from Boston Harbor to under the Golden Gate Bridge, its roots are firmly anchored along the shores of Connecticut. Darien, Connecticut, resident Matt Vossler and his lifelong friend and college roommate Jeff Keith founded Swim Across America in 1987 swimming in Long Island Sound. Throughout its 35 years, Swim Across America has raised more than $100 million in the fight against cancer. More than 120 Olympians support Swim Across America, including Michael Phelps, Craig Beardsley (who is being inducted into the International Swimmer’s Hall of Fame this fall), Donna De Varona (a Greenwich resident and honorary Fairfield County co-chair), Rowdy Gaines, Janel Jorgensen McArdle (who grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut), Bobby Hackett, Ryan Lochte, Glenn Mills, Cristina Teuscher (who participates in the Fairfield County event) and many more.
To learn more about Swim Across America Fairfield County or to register to swim, volunteer or donate, visit


]]> (Jeni Howard) Charities Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:14:48 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Moses Grace

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, Moses Grace!

Four questions with Laura Helene Stucki, founder of Moses Grace.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business to bring women authentic luxury footwear. Women have been marketed “luxury” shoes for a very long time and programmed to believe that what they are buying is luxury. But “luxury” doesn’t necessarily mean well-made and luxury doesn’t mean an item is exclusive anymore. It is a word that has been taken for granted and used on all levels of make.

I wanted to ensure through my experiences and knowledge that a woman receives a truly luxuriously made shoe for that same premium price, not from the Far East but in a small family factory in Italy with a passed down legacy of a hundred years and more.

What is your best-selling product/service?

I can’t tell you what our favorite product is; our first line was never really launched due to Covid shutdowns but people tended toward a black pump. Our service is personal and strategic. Our clients want a shoe that few in their community have.

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

I have used Alpha Graphics, Greenwich, and McArdles Florist and hosted last year at the JHouse. I work mostly with other businesses in Italy however.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I have somewhat reimagined my business. At first, I wanted to sell to every high-earning and discerning individual; now, I am going discreetly by word of mouth, somewhat like a concierge. I won’t even sell through my website and only through a private email to me.

Laura would like to nominate McArdles in Greenwich, Alpha Graphics and The Drawing Room in Cos Cob to be featured next!

Moses Grace is located at 37 Arch Street, 2C in Greenwich. Visit Moses Grace online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well!

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

]]> (Dan) Places Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:22:55 -0400
Superintendent Selects Tyler Mecozzi as Greenwich Public Schools Representative for 2023 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced today that Western Middle School's Mrs. Tyler Mecozzi is GPS’ selection for Connecticut State Department of Education’s 2023 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program.

She will be recognized at Wednesday’s Board of Education virtual meeting for this honor.

“Mrs. Mecozzi is a wonderful representative of our 2022 Distinguished Teachers and all educators at Greenwich Public Schools We are so proud of her accomplishments and everything she has to offer to the entire Western Middle School community,” Dr. Jones said. “Observing her in the classroom was like watching a master class on teaching middle school science. She made a very detailed lesson plan look easy. Every student was engaged and genuinely enjoying their learning. Her students were analyzing what was happening with an eager discussion. She reaches and teaches every student, differentiating the lesson in a way to meet the needs of every student.”

“Thank you to my nominators at Western Middle School, the Distinguished Teacher Awards Committee, and Dr. Jones for the honor to represent Greenwich in the 2023 Connecticut Teacher of the Year program,” Mrs. Mecozzi said. “The past 11 years, and especially this last one, have provided incredible opportunities for me to learn and grow as an educator alongside my dedicated colleagues and administrators who work tirelessly to make Western a positive environment. Our resilient students serve as my daily inspiration to deliver the greatest possible school experience and capitalize on the unique privilege to make a difference in their lives.”

According to the CSDE, the Teacher of the Year Program recognizes and honors teacher excellence. It does not attempt to select the “best” teacher; rather, to identify, from among many outstanding teachers of the year, one teacher to serve as a visible and vocal representative of what is best in the profession. The program celebrates excellence in teaching by recognizing teachers who have inspired a love for learning in their students and who have distinguished themselves in the profession.

“We at Western Middle School are so proud of Mrs. Mecozzi,” WMS Principal Mr. Gordon Beinstein said. “The best thing that can be said about her is the best thing anyone can say about a teacher: she is in it for her students. While she is an expert in her content area, and she is a leader in our school, everything she does is motivated by what is best for all of the students in her room. Her connection to her kids is deep and it is real. They love her class because they love her, and as a result, they give her their best effort.”

Mrs. Mecozzi has been a science teacher at WMS for the last 11 years. During her tenure, she has taught seventh and eighth grade science, seventh grade STEM electives as well as mathematics support classes. Over the past nine years, she has been the science department learning facilitator, taking the lead in developing and implementing the District curricula. Mrs. Mecozzi received her bachelor’s degree in Science, Mathematics & Reading Education from Miami (OH) University and a master’s in Teacher Leadership from Quinnipiac University.

For more information about the CT Teacher of the Year Program, including its history, purpose, benefits, eligibility requirements, selection process, and the duties of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year, read the CSDE website.


]]> (Jonathan Supranowitz) Neighbors Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:13:00 -0400
Greenwich Public School Superintendent Appoints Abigail Anders Assistant Principal at North Mianus School

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones today announced the appointment of Ms. Abigail Anders as assistant principal at North Mianus School, effective July 1.

Ms. Anders replaces Ms. Kathleen Ramirez, who will be the school’s principal, also starting July 1. Ms. Anders will support the entire North Mianus community, assisting in the development and achievement of school goals and objectives, while advocating on behalf of all students.

“Ms. Anders has been a wonderful teacher at GPS for close to a decade and has a reputation for being a caring, hard-working educator that has the respect of everyone around her,” Dr. Jones said. “Through the years, she has gained the experience to be an asset to the administrative team at North Mianus through her work with the Special Education Advisory Council, IEP training, ESY program, and so much more.”

Ms. Anders has been with GPS since 2013 as a third and fifth-grade teacher at International School at Dundee and a fifth-grade teacher for Greenwich Remote Learning School, while starting out as a permanent building substitute at Glenville School. For the past two summers, she was the elementary site supervisor for summer school at Glenville and New Lebanon.

“I am thrilled that Ms. Anders will be joining the dynamic North Mianus learning community,” incoming Principal Ramirez said. “I look forward to partnering with her as we work together with students, staff, and families to build upon our school's collective efforts supporting all our students to reach their full potential.”

“I am honored to join the North Mianus community and support our educators, students, and their families,” Ms. Anders said. “I look forward to meeting each and every one of them to share my enthusiasm, serving our young learners. In partnership with Ms. Ramirez, we will continue to foster enriching experiences both in and out of the classroom. Together, we can accomplish a shared vision for our students’ success.”

Ms. Anders holds a bachelor’s in Journalism, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of Connecticut, a master’s in Teaching from Sacred Heart University, a Sixth Year Certificate in Management and Inclusive Teaching from the University of La Verne, and an Intermediate Administrator Certification from Sacred Heart.


]]> ( Jonathan Supranowitz) Neighbors Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:48:49 -0400
Greenwich United Way Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

Greenwich United Way Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors at Annual Meeting
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) Board of Directors Annual Meeting was held on June 15 at Greenwich Country Club. Members of the organization's staff and Board welcomed four new Board members: Pamela Fornero, Sabrina Forsythe, Clarena McBeth and Antonio Miranda.
GUW CEO David Rabin highlighted recent progress and noted that the organization put more than $2 million to work in the community this past year through grants and GUW’s own programming, positively impacting the lives of more than 25,000 town residents.
“Most notably, Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions ran for the fourth year, and we now have significant data points that show how the program is working to successfully narrow the achievement gap among the town’s youngest students,” said Rabin. “The ROI on a program such as this is a more vibrant, productive population of people who are able to lift themselves up and break the cycle of poverty, benefitting everyone in our community.”
Rabin provided details on the widespread youth and adolescent mental health crisis, accelerated and intensified by the pandemic, and shared dire reports from the Greenwich Police Department that prove the Greenwich community is not immune to what is being referred to as a national emergency.
“The GUW must be an integral part of the solution to this crisis in town, so in conjunction with Greenwich Hospital, we are embarking on the development of an intensive outpatient program to address mental health challenges. This will be a priority for us going forward.”
Visit Greenwich United Way online for more information ( and engage on Facebook (, Twitter ( or Instagram ( to learn more about the work the organization is doing and the people it serves in real time. 
Upcoming Events
2022 Brew Ha Ha
Friday, September 23
Brunswick School ~ Burke Field House
Sixth Annual Golf Tournament 
Monday, October 3 
Shotgun at 12:30 pm
Round Hill Club 
Annual Legislative Breakfast 
December 2022
Greenwich Town Hall
Sole Sisters Luncheon
April 2023
Greenwich Country Club
Annual Meeting
June 2023
Bios for the new members to the Board of Directors:
Pamela Fornero
Pam is a returning board member to the Greenwich United Way and current member of the Advisory Board. Pam received her MBA at Columbia University and her BSBA in Accounting (Computer Science) at the University of Richmond. Currently retired, she worked at PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS for 33 years in a number of positions, including Finance and Human Resource Leader in Banking Capital Markets; Assurance, Operations and Technology Leader, Consultant in the National Quality Organization; and most recently as Assurance Partner in Banking Capital Markets. Within the Greenwich United Way, Pam is a current member of the Audit Committee and served as Audit Committee Chair from 2013-2019. Pam has served as an Admission Department Volunteer and Accounting Advisory Board Member at the University of Richmond. She has also volunteered with Urban Pathways Inc, NYC. Pam enjoys travel, film festivals, photography and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband of 25 years have three children.
Sabrina Forsythe
Sabrina Forsythe was born and raised in Greenwich. Sabrina attended Greenwich Academy, the Hackley School and Stetson University. She always has been an active community volunteer. She has chaired many YWCA events and has been a member of the Old Bags Luncheon Committee since its inception. In addition, Sabrina has chaired the Bruce Museum Renaissance Ball, three Convent of the Sacred Heart Galas, two Greenwich Hospital Galas, as well as events for the Boy Scouts, the Boys and Girls Club and Community Centers, among others. She chaired the 2018 Greenwich United Way Gala and YWCA Greenwich’s Centennial Celebration. She served on the Board of Directors of the Bruce Museum and the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Greenwich Adult Day Care, Greenwich Green and Clean and the Tree Tops Chamber Music Society. Sabrina is currently a member of the GUW Advisory Board. For the last two years, Sabrina has chaired the Tocqueville society fundraising effort. Sabrina has two daughters, Courtney and Nicole. She considers them to be her greatest accomplishment.
Clarena McBeth
Clarena is a native of New York City, born and raised in Whitestone, NY. She received her BA in Psychology and Sociology from Fairfield University and Master’s from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in Mental Health Counseling. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Clinical Functional Family Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Telehealth Provider. Clarena currently has her own private practice and has over 13 years of experience treating adolescents and adults in New York City and Fairfield County. She has volunteered with the Greenwich United Way in a number of roles including on the Oktoberfest committee, co-chairing Brew Ha Ha and co-leading the Outreach committee of Sole Sisters. A member of the Junior League of Greenwich for many years, Clarena most recently served as President from 2020-21, during which she was also a member of the First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee. Clarena is an active volunteer at Christ Church Greenwich and was a Board Member and President of Christ Church Preschool. She also volunteers with Greenwich Country Day, Greenwich Land Trust’s Go Wild!, and Greenwich Botanical Center’s Frolic in the Forest. She enjoys ballet and hip-hop dancing, cooking, spending time with family and friends and volunteering. She and her husband live in Greenwich with their four daughters. 
Antonio Miranda
Tony was born and raised in New York, NY. He received his AB from Harvard College and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tony is a Managing Director in Private Equity at Littlejohn & Co, LLC, which he joined in 2004, and he is a member of the investment committee. Previously, Tony worked at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and J.P. Morgan & Co. He has attended various Greenwich United Way events in the past and his wife, Beth, has been a Sole Sisters committee member and Hostess Co-Chair. Tony just completed his term as a member of the Board of Trustees for Xavier High School in New York City and is a current Regent. He is an avid sports fan, especially of New York teams. Tony and his wife live in Greenwich with their three children who attend Greenwich Academy and Brunswick.
About Greenwich United Way
The Greenwich United Way shares a name with approximately 1,400 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the human service needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful solutions. Through various fundraising efforts, the organization is able to directly allocate the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies.
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Greenwich Chamber Sidewalk Sales July 14 - 17

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present the highly anticipated shopping experience of the year, the 2022 Greenwich Sidewalk Sales from Thursday, July 14th through Sunday, July 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday until 5:00 p.m. 

During this annual event, local retailers on Greenwich Avenue and connecting streets offer values on clothing, jewelry, shoes, gifts and more outside under tents.  OsteoStrong is exclusive sponsor for this event.

We hope everyone will come to downtown Greenwich during these four special days and support local business,” said­­­­­­ Marcia O’Kane, President & CEO of Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great time to shop for bargains, discover new stores and to experience a true shopping extravaganza.  Shop at your favorite stores and discover new ones.”

Shoppers are asked to follow updates on The Chamber’s GreenwichCTChamber Facebook and Instagram pages.  There are two official hashtags for this event #GreenwichSidewwalkSales and #GS2022 to provide incentives to boost community engagement.

Established in 1917, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, a membership-based non-profit, has been instrumental in reaching out to the business sector and to support shopping local. The Chamber advocates, promotes, connects and educates the business community.  Its diverse events, educational programs and networking opportunities are open to all businesses and residents.

For further information on Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, go to, call 203-869-3500 or write

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The Greenwich Art Society presents a new free series, "Featured Artist Talks, Real Conversations"

Greenwich Art Society presents a new series "Featured Artist Talks, Real Conversations"

An informal, 60-minute talk with two G.A.S. artist members, Kathy Chattoraj and Cynthia Cooper on Monday, June 27 @ 6:30pm on zoom. 

Join us as we discuss each artist's process and work.

This is the first of a series of similar talks. 

Join Free Zoom Meeting

Zoom link

(Recording of talk available only to GAS members who cannot attend.)

Join Free Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 812 7248 7206

Passcode: 040936

Learn more:

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Independence Day Fireworks in Greenwich

Once again, the Town will present displays at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park.

Both shows are scheduled for Saturday, July 2.

The Binney Park Show will start at approximately 9:10 p.m.; the Greenwich Point Show will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. For more information, visit our website. 

We wish to thank the Darcars Automotive Group for providing a generous sponsorship for the fireworks.

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