Coscob's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob Fri, 24 May 2019 16:57:53 -0400 HamletHub.com Fairfield County Bank Employees Graduate from Connecticut School of Finance and Management https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5243-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management5243-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5243-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management5243-fairfield-county-bank-employees-graduate-from-connecticut-school-of-finance-and-management

Fairfield County Bank announces the graduation of Karen Dauk, Senior Financial Analyst, Sean Hargraves, Sales and Service Quality Associate, Luis Lucero, Senior Accounting Specialist, and Walter Romero, Assistant Branch Manager (Tunxis Hill Office), from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management (CSFM).

CSFM is an intensive two-year bank management training program sponsored by the Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA). The program provides an opportunity for bank management personnel to obtain more comprehensive knowledge and awareness of banking. Topics include banking theory, practice and procedures, management functions and capital markets as it pertains to the bank and their line of work.

“We are extremely proud of our graduates. They worked very diligently over the past two years, and we are excited for them to implement what they learned to help our customers and the Bank as a whole better,” said Dan Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank.

Fairfield County Bank believes in providing its employees with the necessary tools to develop well-trained and experienced professionals to meet the needs of their customers. Jacqueline, Tanya, and Michael were selected by their Bank management to attend CSFM to enhance their understanding of the banking industry as well as Fairfield County Bank.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Neighbors Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:40 -0400
Greenwich Botanical Center Presents the 58th Annual Grandiflora Garden Tour https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5242-greenwich-botanical-center-presents-the-58th-annual-grandiflora-garden-tour5242-greenwich-botanical-center-presents-the-58th-annual-grandiflora-garden-tour https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5242-greenwich-botanical-center-presents-the-58th-annual-grandiflora-garden-tour5242-greenwich-botanical-center-presents-the-58th-annual-grandiflora-garden-tour

Greenwich Botanical Center Presents the 58th Annual Grandiflora Garden Tour 

This exclusive event, featuring six private Greenwich gardens, raises funds for Youth and Senior Outreach and Environmental Programming. These vital programs support horticulture, conservation and the arts throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 

GREENWICH, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -- The annual Grandiflora Garden Tour is scheduled for Friday, June 7 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and is Greenwich Botanical Center’s key fundraiser and the highlight of the nonprofit's event calendar since its 1958. 

The launch of Grandiflora included access to one peony garden for $2.50 and has grown exponentially since. This year's tour ticket prices start at $75 and features private gardens by landscape designers John Conte, Sandy Lindh, Carrie Greenwald, and Honorary Chair Louis C. Fusco. 

“We are thrilled to show a breathtaking slate of exclusive private gardens this year,” states Grandiflora Co-Chair, Kim Conte. She continues, “Also, a very special pollinator garden space planted on public property will be included to demonstrate how anyone can plant their own pollinator seedlings to proliferate healthy home gardens while nurturing bees and butterflies.” Conte is Co-chairing the event with Barbara Collier and Carol Scott. 

Easy bidding on silent auction items begins Sunday, May 26 through CharityAuction. Packages include a vacation stay on the North Shore of Kauai, personalized landscape lighting by Design Lighting By Marks, and a private shopping party with a gift certificate at Stuart Weitzman, as well as exquisite garden accessories from Janus & Cie, Copia Home & Garden, O&G Industries and Sam Bridge. 

Friday morning kicks off with a special Patron Breakfast catered by Happiness Is and hosted at a generous GBC benefactor’s stellar home. A special addition this year is the Young Patron Ticket for $140 for those age 40 and under that provides access to the Patron Breakfast.  

An exclusive private lunch is being hosted at the new garden restaurant Tony’s at JHouse on Saturday from 11:30-2pm. $40 luncheon tickets are available online at GBC’s website, as are Patron tickets for the breakfast. (https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/grandiflora-garden-tour-2019/

The GBC provides environmental enrichment activities onsite and offsite through volunteer programs, senior outreach, school and scout field trips, high school internships, after school programs, community garden guidance and Teaching Vegetable Garden activities. "Funds raised through this event make it possible for our entire community to connect with the environment, which is vital to their health and wellbeing," Meg McAuley Kaicher, Board President at GBC. 

CTC&G magazine is this year's main media sponsor. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available. For more information please visit the Greenwich Botanical Center website (greenwichbotanicalcenter.org).  #Grandiflora2019 #GBC1957

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kerry@ducey.org (Sarah Bamford) Events Wed, 22 May 2019 09:16:18 -0400
Stamford Downtown Alive@Five and Wed. Nite Live Concert Lineups Announced https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5241-stamford-downtown-alive-five-and-wed-nite-live-concert-lineups-announced5241-stamford-downtown-alive-five-and-wed-nite-live-concert-lineups-announced https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5241-stamford-downtown-alive-five-and-wed-nite-live-concert-lineups-announced5241-stamford-downtown-alive-five-and-wed-nite-live-concert-lineups-announced

Stamford, CT - STAMFORD DOWNTOWN ANNOUNCES THE ALIVE@FIVE AND WEDNESDAY NITE LIVE CONCERT LINE-UPS! 

Video Announcement: https://youtu.be/colDjFVWvbM

Wednesday Nite Live Concerts Wed., July 10 through August 7, 2019

Alive@Five Concerts Thursdays at 5pm, July 11 through August 8, 2019

Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live in partnership with BDO USA and City Carting & Recycling on the Dental365 Stage and Alive@Five in partnership with Reckson and BevMax on the Dental365 Stage and kick off on Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11 respectively in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.

Alive@Five kicks off with Shaggy and closes with T-PAIN and also stars 98 Degrees, POP 2000 Tour Hosted by Lance Bass of *NSYNC and Travie McCoy. The concerts begin at 5pm and run five Thursdays, July 11 – August 8. $20 Admission Fee - Alive@Five Happy Hour: $5 BEER/WINE FROM 5-6PM - Over 21 ONLY will be admitted to Alive@Five. For more information and a complete list of rules and restricted items please visit: www.stamford-downtown.com/events  

Wednesday Nite Live kicks off Wednesday, July 10 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown. The five-week long series runs Wednesdays, July 10 through August 7 in Columbus Park at 6:30 pm. All ages will be admitted to Wednesday Nite Live. $20 Entrance Fee, 12 and under free with paid adult. For more information and a complete list of rules and restricted items please visit: www.stamford-downtown.com/events

Alive@Five in partnership with Reckson and BevMax on the Dental365 Stage is produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District. Additional sponsors include NBCUniversal, Bon & Viv SpikedSeltzer, Bud Light, Connecticut Distributors Inc., EFFEN Vodka, Fleur de Mer, J Vineyard, LaMarca Prosecco, Mia Campo, Michelob Ultra, Whitehaven, Crowne Plaza Stamford, Hotel Zero Degrees, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Stamford Marriott, Palace Theatre, Event Management, Inc., Happyhaha Photography, Kunjan Collective, Simply Signs, Stamford Advocate, 95.9 THE FOX, STAR 99.9 radio stations and our participating Columbus Park Area Merchants.

Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live in partnership with BDO USA and City Carting & Recycling on the Dental365 Stage is produced by Stamford Downtown Special Services District. Additional sponsors include BevMax, Connecticut Distributors Inc., Fleur de Mer, J Vinevard, LaMarca Prosecco, Whitehaven, Crowne Plaza Stamford, Hotel Zero Degrees, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Stamford Marriott, Palace Theatre, Event Management, Inc., Happyhaha Photography, Simply Signs, Stamford Advocate and WEBE 108.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Annette Einhorn) Events Tue, 21 May 2019 06:47:05 -0400
Fairfield County Bank Receives Recognition for Community Support https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5240-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support5240-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/5240-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support5240-fairfield-county-bank-receives-recognition-for-community-support

Fairfield County Bank was recently awarded the Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment by CardRate.com. The award recognizes organizations with outstanding track record of investing in communities through small business support and charitable giving.

The article highlights how Fairfield County Bank not only supports local communities through investment in local businesses, but also through deep engagement with local charities. In 2018, Fairfield County Bank donated $1 million to nearly 350 organizations chosen by employees. More than 4,000 volunteer hours were also logged in that year demonstrating how important community involvement is to the Bank and Employees.

Debra Verbeke, EVP of Human Resources for Fairfield County Bank, commented “It is a great testament to our impact on Fairfield County when a large organization like CardRates.com, with their 15 million subscribers across the country, selects Fairfield County Bank for this prestigious award. Our Employees understand the impact they make, but it is a great validation to be recognized with such an honor.”

“We are honored to receive CardRates.com’s Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment,” added Daniel Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank. “All of our Employees are very proud of our 140 year legacy of helping Fairfield County to be one of the best places to live and work. Customers know they can rely on our reinvestment in our communities through direct contributions, extended Employee volunteerism, financial education, and stimulating our local economies with prudent lending here at home. After all, when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County, creating jobs and improving lifestyles for the people in our community. Because of our commitment to Fairfield County, we are delighted to receive this award.”

Read the full article at here

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kerry@ducey.org (Ryan Arconti) Charities Mon, 20 May 2019 08:03:56 -0400
Cos Cob Area High Schools Honored with College Success Award https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5239-cos-cob-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-15581280655239-cos-cob-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-1558128065 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5239-cos-cob-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-15581280655239-cos-cob-area-high-schools-honored-with-college-success-award-1558128065

GreatSchools has just announced the winners of the second-annual 2019 College Success Awards. (See the list below for High Schools in Connecticut honored near Cos Cob).

According to GreatSchools, this award recognizes 1,722 high schools across 25 states that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there. Winners represent about 20% of eligible public high schools. Eligibility is determined by data availability and ranges on a state-by-state basis from 13% to 88%.

Avon High School took top honors, and three other CT High Schools received a ten for ten Great Schools Summary Ranking - Weston High School, Connecticut IB Academy, and Marine Science Magnet High School Of Southeastern Connecticut.

The high schools in Connecticut that have won the GreatSchools 2019 College Success Award include:

Rating School Total enrolled % Low-income % College enrollment - State average: 72% Persistence % - State average: 86%
9/10 Darien High School 1356 1% 89% 95%
9/10 Greenwich High School 2656 14% 85% 94%
8/10 The Academy Of Information Technology 686 36% 82% 89%

For a full list of schools please go to https://www.greatschools.org/connecticut/college-success-award/

The College Success Award-winning high schools stand out based on school-level college readiness and postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. “This data tells us whether students enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist to their second year,” GreatSchools states.

Learn more about GreatSchools College Success Awards here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Fri, 17 May 2019 12:00:50 -0400
Nazareth College Student Riley Ellsworth of Cos Cob Earns Spring 2019 Dean's List Honors https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5238-nazareth-college-student-riley-ellsworth-of-cos-cob-earns-spring-2019-dean-s-list-honors5238-nazareth-college-student-riley-ellsworth-of-cos-cob-earns-spring-2019-dean-s-list-honors https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5238-nazareth-college-student-riley-ellsworth-of-cos-cob-earns-spring-2019-dean-s-list-honors5238-nazareth-college-student-riley-ellsworth-of-cos-cob-earns-spring-2019-dean-s-list-honors

Nazareth College is proud to announce that Riley Ellsworth of Cos Cob has been named to the dean's list for the Spring 2019 semester.

A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean's list at Nazareth.

Nazareth College's academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life's work.

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kerry@ducey.org (Nazareth College) Neighbors Fri, 17 May 2019 10:26:52 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter: Greenwich Matchmaker https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5237-why-small-businesses-matter-greenwich-matchmaker5237-why-small-businesses-matter-greenwich-matchmaker https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5237-why-small-businesses-matter-greenwich-matchmaker5237-why-small-businesses-matter-greenwich-matchmaker

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 Greenwich Matchmaker!

Three questions with Lory Kelsey, owner and founder of Greenwich Matchmaker LLC.

Why did you start your business?

I was a divorced single parent of two daughters living here in Greenwich, Connecticut finding it difficult to meet a great gentleman interested in a serious relationship. That being said, I used to type in "Greenwich Matchmaker" regularly on my computer keyboard searching for a matchmaker that could help me out!!  There didn't seem to be any matchmaker nearby in my immediate area. So it began occurring to me that I could and should fill the role for my extended group of single friends that found themselves single in the same situation year after year and other single people, both gentlemen and ladies in this geographic vicinity. I had worked in my past as a representative for a dating service called Turning Point International and had been quite successful at it. I am a master level social worker MSW myself and felt this was an area that could benefit from my professional expertise.  I started Greenwich Matchmaker LLC in January 2012 which now successfully matches and introduces outstanding prescreened single ladies and gentlemen to each other in the CT/NY area all offline, confidentially and on a personalized basis.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could have more single gentlemen and ladies realize the outstanding benefits and edge available to you having a matchmaker work for you on your behalf.  With a matchmaker's expertise, you will be meeting people you would never meet otherwise and who share similar interests, values, goals in life.  A matchmaker hand selects introductions for you having interviewed them in person ahead of time.  Everyone is on a first name basis in the beginning so there's no googling about the person online in advance of meeting them and arriving with preconceived notions to the date.  It's really like a friend introducing a friend as I know all the people I introduce to each other. It's saving you lots of wasted time spending hours "working" on your social life which is exactly what one does without the assistance of a matchmaker. I have developed an extensive social network in the community that on occasion assist in the referral of people that may fit the bill for specific searches I am conducting. They are my assistant cupids and it's really the old-fashioned way, but it works and it's a beautiful thing!! Everyone knows someone single that would relish being successfully matched up with their lasting love and my networks and I collaborate diligently to make that happen!! 

What is your best selling product/service?

You know a lot of people believe matchmaking is automatically out of their reach financially. However, they can apply to be in my GM Registry Database. Upon acceptance as a screened member, the GM Database Membership is included for 5 years for the cost of a one hour in-person interview with me.  I have both Gentlemen and Ladies GM Registry Databases since I work with both Gentlemen and Lady Clients.  I go through my GM Registry/Databases primarily when working with a new Client seeking the right fit.  You can be in the GM Registry and suddenly be introduced to an International CEO, Financier, Super Model, Hollywood Actress, Celebrity, Doctor, Attorney, Politician, Professional Athlete and you're suddenly falling in love since these are all active clients of mine!! This can be and has been the opportunity of a lifetime for some lucky GM Registry/Database members who met their match from being available in the GM Database/Registry!! So my bestselling product/service is my Greenwich Matchmaker Database Registry Membership for Gentlemen and Ladies since it is in reach of most people and they are getting an understanding of my matchmaking service in the event they transition to Client in the future or get lucky and become a successful love match straight from the GM Registry/Database!

Learn more about Greenwich Matchmaker HERE or call 203-550-8570.

*Image courtesy Sissela Johannson

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

Matchmaker talks about finding love

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Thu, 16 May 2019 11:29:28 -0400
Bruce Museum's Science Innovation Fair: May 31 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5236-bruce-museum-s-science-innovation-fair-may-315236-bruce-museum-s-science-innovation-fair-may-31 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5236-bruce-museum-s-science-innovation-fair-may-315236-bruce-museum-s-science-innovation-fair-may-31

Greenwich, CT – On May 31, the Bruce Museum’s Science Department welcomes 10 science students from area high schools who will give presentations of their cutting-edge research at the Fifth Annual PHENOMENON: Science Innovation Fair.

“Young scientists from our local area have excelled at state and national competitions in the past few years, and the PHENOMENON: Science Innovation Fair provides an opportunity for the community to show support for their efforts,” says Kate Dzikiewicz, Science Curatorial Associate. “It’s a great forum to see the innovative work currently being done and to hear first-hand from the best and brightest of the next generation of scientists.”

The 10 students were selected from 37 applicants in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The finalists’ research covers topics that range from using the albedo of asteroids to determine surface composition, to constructing a coffee ground sponge that removes heavy metals from drinking water, to using bee venom to help molecules cross the blood-brain barrier.

Judging and viewing of the posters will take place from 5:00 to 7:20 pm on May 31 at the Bruce, and the public is encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The top two projects, judged by noted regional scientists and based on scientific achievement as well as presentation, and the People’s Choice selection, will receive cash prizes during the awards ceremony beginning at 7:30 pm. 

The ceremony includes a keynote speech by Raina Jain, a Greenwich High School junior and winner of the top engineering prize at the 2019 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair for her work on controlling the spread of bee mites through the use of a thymol-emitting bee hive entrance.

Admission to the Bruce Museum’s 5th Annual PHENOMENON: Science Innovation Fair is free to all and includes light refreshments. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org or contact Kate Dzikiewicz at kdzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6747.

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kerry@ducey.org (Scott Smith) Events Thu, 16 May 2019 09:09:00 -0400
Greenwich Resident Kaley Goane graduates from Coastal Carolina University https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5235-greenwich-resident-kaley-goane-graduates-from-coastal-carolina-university-15579445345235-greenwich-resident-kaley-goane-graduates-from-coastal-carolina-university-1557944534 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5235-greenwich-resident-kaley-goane-graduates-from-coastal-carolina-university-15579445345235-greenwich-resident-kaley-goane-graduates-from-coastal-carolina-university-1557944534

Greenwich resident Kaley Goane graduates from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science.

Coastal Carolina University graduates are exactly what the world needs, according to commencement speaker and doctoral candidate Leigha Peterson.

Peterson addressed the graduating class of 2019 - more than 1,200 students - during three separate commencement ceremonies at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center May 10-11.

"Whatever you are, put it out there," she said, "because it is better than good enough. It is exactly what the world needs!"

Peterson shared bits of her journey with the graduates, which have taken her from Coastal Carolina's shores to the Antarctic to southern Brazil. She faced several naysayers along the way, she said, but "respectfully ignored them," and her choices led her to an incredible job opportunity that she revealed for the first time in her address.

"Today, I am proud to share with you all that I have accepted a position to serve this country in the intelligence community concerning matters of national security," she said. "I think I made the right choice in CCU!"

Peterson was more than the commencement speaker during the ceremonies. At the conclusion of her address on Saturday, she became the first student in Coastal Carolina University history to earn her Ph.D. in the inaugural hooding ceremony.

As the first student to earn all three of her degrees from CCU (B.S. in 2011, M.S. in 2014 and Ph.D. in 2019), Peterson's time at the University was uncharted territory.

"I didn't have a map, an example of what my path could look like," she said. "But it just might be that the greatest adventures are uncharted territory. It's easy to be intimidated. But if we doubt our abilities and if we choose to believe the 'no's' we hear, then we might end up watching someone else live the adventure we were too afraid to take. Without us, no one will lead, discover, invent or innovate. You and me, we are the future!"

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU's 25 graduate-level programs are 21 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

For more information, visit coastal.edu.

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kerry@ducey.org (CCU) Neighbors Wed, 15 May 2019 10:22:14 -0400
HamletHub wishes all of the moms a very Happy Mother's Day! https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5234-hamlethub-wishes-all-of-the-moms-a-very-happy-mother-s-day5234-hamlethub-wishes-all-of-the-moms-a-very-happy-mother-s-day https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5234-hamlethub-wishes-all-of-the-moms-a-very-happy-mother-s-day5234-hamlethub-wishes-all-of-the-moms-a-very-happy-mother-s-day

All of us at HamletHub want to wish mothers and mothers-to-be a wonderful, a joy-filled day celebrating with friends and family!  As Abraham Lincoln once said, "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother," and we concur.  Thank you to all mothers for your immense love, dedication and hard-work, we could not make it without you!

Here is a little Mother's Day history lesson to share with your family today:  In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing the first national Mother's Day to celebrate mothers, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress, that same year, that Mother's Day was officially set on the second Sunday of every May.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Sun, 12 May 2019 07:15:47 -0400
Greenwich Resident and Brunswick Student is National Merit Scholarship Winner https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5233-greenwich-resident-and-brunswick-student-is-national-merit-scholarship-winner5233-greenwich-resident-and-brunswick-student-is-national-merit-scholarship-winner https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/5233-greenwich-resident-and-brunswick-student-is-national-merit-scholarship-winner5233-greenwich-resident-and-brunswick-student-is-national-merit-scholarship-winner

National Merit® $2500 Scholarship Winners

(Evanston, Illinois) Today, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. Among them was Greenwich resident Christian Hartch, a student at Brunswick School.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

NMSC finances most of these single-payment National Merit $2500 Scholarships. Corporations and company foundations that sponsor awards through NMSC also help underwrite these scholarships with grants they provide in lieu of paying administrative fees. Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Program began in October 2017 when over 1.6 million juniors in approximately 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors, were named Semifinalists on a state representational basis. Only these 16,000 Semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition.

From the Semifinalist group, some 15,000 students met the very high academic standards and other requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. By the conclusion of the 2019 program, about 7,600 Finalists will have earned the “Merit Scholar” title and received a total of over $31 million in college scholarships.

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kerry@ducey.org (NMSC) Neighbors Wed, 08 May 2019 07:46:20 -0400
Breast Cancer Alliance Annual Run/Walk For Hope on May 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5231-breast-cancer-alliance-annual-run-walk-for-hope5231-breast-cancer-alliance-annual-run-walk-for-hope https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5231-breast-cancer-alliance-annual-run-walk-for-hope5231-breast-cancer-alliance-annual-run-walk-for-hope

On May 19, runners and walkers of all ages - from toddlers to grandparents - will lace up their sneakers and join hundreds of Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) supporters in Greenwich, CT for the organization’s annual 5K Run/Walk for Hope. The event brings together families, friends, neighbors and even some dogs - for a fun and meaningful morning as participants remember loved ones who lost their lives to the disease and honor breast cancer survivors. 

Recognizing the important role fitness plays in both prevention and recovery, BCA added a 5K run to its annual 1-mile walk in 2016. In 2019, the organization is expanding the event further with its inaugural Walk or Run Where You Live. Women, men and children in communities throughout the U.S. will also run or walk in their hometowns - around their neighborhood, on a school track, along the beach… wherever their feet may take them. Walk or Run Where You Live reflects BCA’s ever-broadening funding focus and efforts to extend their vital research grants. It’s an easy, healthy, enjoyable way to make a big impact!

Participants can register, donate, or sponsor at: breastcanceralliance.org/events

The mission of Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals BCA invests in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.

RUN/WALK FOR HOPE, Greenwich, CT or Where You Live


WHEN:  Sunday, May 19th, 2019

7:00am:  Check-In and Walk-In registration; breakfast opens compliments of Z Hospitality, PepsiCo.

8:00am:  5K runners begins

8:15 am:  1 Mile walkers begin

9:00am:  Prizes 

WHERE:  Beginning and ending at Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT  

WHAT:  A 5K run loop and a 1-mile walk loop (your choice or do both!)

WHO:  Co-Chairs: Christa Civitillo, Xandy Duffy, Lois Kelly, Claire Kiger, Sophie Pelletier Martinelli, Meg Russell, Elisa Wilson  

PARTICIPATION:

$40 for adults (includes event T-shirt)

$30 for students ages 8-18, children 7 and under are free 

$25 for Where You Live

SPONSORS: 

Platinum: Omnicom

Gold:  Greenwich Hospital, North Castle Partners

Diamond: Pitch Your Peers

Silver: Hartford HealthCare, The Mifflin Family, Morgan Stanley

Bronze: Greenwich Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery Associates, White Plains Hospital

Crystal Sponsor: Elite Fitness, Equinox, Metalios Group, Northeast Medical Group, Open Door Family Medical Center, Performance PT, Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS, Spring Theory Pilates and Sotheby’s

In-Kind:  MTX Fitness and Northeast Medical Group

PRE-REGISTRATION - breastcanceralliance.org/events

 

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ullamaya@biddleandbellidora.com (CMB Communications) Events Sun, 05 May 2019 10:58:55 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Daria Rockholz Educational Consulting https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5230-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-daria-rockholz-educational-consulting5230-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-daria-rockholz-educational-consulting https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5230-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-daria-rockholz-educational-consulting5230-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-daria-rockholz-educational-consulting

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 Daria Rockholz Consulting.

Three questions with Daria Rockholz, Ph.D. Educational Consulting Services and owner of Daria Rockholz Consulting.

School and college placement services, success with special needs, and guiding teens at risk.

Why did you start your business?

I started my educational consulting business to address an underserved population: helping college-bound students with special learning needs. We offer educational advisory services that guide adolescents and young adults through intricate and specialized application processes. Our credentialed, experienced educational and clinical specialists help students find -- and gain acceptance to -- the right educational or therapeutic program. 

Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”

I wish I could find an essay coach to hire who is also a parent of school-aged children; someone connected to the Greenwich community. 

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

I work with many students with learning needs and disabilities and therefore I refer to a number of independent therapists and tutors and organizations. Some are listed below.

  • The Anxiety Institute
  • Dr. Nelson Dorta
  • Dr. Sejal Vyas
  • Beth O'Malley, MS
  • Dr. Joyce Pere
  • Aron Boxer, tutor

Daria Rockholz Consulting is located at 270 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich. Call 203-813-3249 or visit this business online here.

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

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sun, 05 May 2019 09:13:00 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Lactation Consultant At Home https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5229-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-lactation-consultant-at-home5229-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-lactation-consultant-at-home https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/5229-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-lactation-consultant-at-home5229-why-small-businesses-matter-in-greenwich-lactation-consultant-at-home

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 l

You're IT Lactation Consultant At Home!

Three questions with Cathleen Walker, MA, RNC, IBCLC, Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant and owner of Lactation Consultant At Home 

Why did you start your business?

After working for years it the hospital environment, I wanted to bring my passion and experience to the community. I provide in-home Lactation Consults. I now have the best of both worlds. Providing education and clinical expertise to families in the field of Lactation (Breastfeeding) brings me joy. 

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could impart education to all breastfeeding families and their supporters, even those who don't need my services to facilitate a more enjoyable and worry-free experience.

Best selling service?

My ability to listen compassionately and support all feeding choice. My philosophy regarding the breastfeeding relationship is that it should be enjoyable and pain-free. I have always believed that feeding your baby is an intimate and powerful life event whether or not it is from the breast or from a bottle.

Visit Lactation Consultant At Home online here.

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

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Fri, 03 May 2019 13:02:38 -0400
2019 Jim Fixx Memorial Day 5 Mile Run in Greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5227-2019-jim-fixx-memorial-day-5-mile-run-in-greenwich5227-2019-jim-fixx-memorial-day-5-mile-run-in-greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/5227-2019-jim-fixx-memorial-day-5-mile-run-in-greenwich5227-2019-jim-fixx-memorial-day-5-mile-run-in-greenwich

2019 Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run 5 Mile Run & Kids 1/2 Mile on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 beginning at 8:15am in Downtown Greenwich

Register HERE.

  • 5 MILE: @ 815AM!     239 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
  • 1/2 MILE:  @ 915AM!  Havemeyer Track, 290 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Join us for the next segment of the Greenwich Cup, the Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run, honoring Frank Keegan.  This scenic 5 mile road race goes through downtown Greenwich and the surrounding parks and roadways.  There is also a 1/2 mile race on the track for kids on the historic Havemeyer track.

PRE ENTRY REGISTRATION FEE:

Adults $30  Kid’s $15
Race day check-in at the Senior Center on Greenwich Avenue

RACE DAY REGISTRATION FEE: 

Adults $40.00 Kids $20 

DIRECTIONS:
I-95 exit 3, North on Arch Street to Greenwich Avenue.

“Mr. Fixx was known in running circles, and to his friends, as a man with a playful sense of humor about his avocation. He delighted in telling the story of the women he overheard at a cocktail party in his hometown of Riverside, Conn., who had made a mocking 

** COURSE MAP **

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

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