Coscob's HamletHub Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:12:14 -0500 Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: LuLu

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 LuLu!
Three questions with Jody Pennette, owner of LuLu.
Why did you start your business?
I started the business LuLu because I have been working around the globe  for the past 22 years developing bespoke restaurants for hotels and celebrities and it seemed that the local Chinese restaurant had lost its relevance so I wanted to try and use the collective skills of our team to develop a fresh new perspective on one of America's most popular comfort foods.
 Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...
I wish I could convey to the public at large that we have been successful in crafting classic Chinese dishes with absolutely no chemicals or fillers. Using high-grade organic proteins and vegetables all cooked to order has distilled a clean fresh taste for all the favorite dishes.
Best selling product or service?
Our very own state of the art delivery App permits us to deliver fresh, hot food to all of the Greenwich households in a timely and easy to use manner.
LuLu is located at 55 Lewis Street in Greenwich. Visit them online here.
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!
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Tony's Italian Steakhouse Lands in Greenwich

Greenwich, CT“Hello my friend” it reads at the entranceway of Tony’s, the new Italian Steakhouse and Bar located in the stunning J House boutique hotel and gathering place in Greenwich, Connecticut. The greeting is genuine and the man behind the sentiment is veteran restaurant Maître d’ and trivia whiz Tony Capasso – a Greenwich “institution” some might say. Tony’s is named after and operated by this true talent, at long last, a place he can call his own. 

Capasso first made his mark within the Greenwich fine dining scene while hosting many a guest at the popular Valbella!! a true see-and-be-seen locale for high-powered execs, sports & entertainment personalities and locals. A consummate professional with a knack for keeping things light and welcoming, Capasso was always quick with trivia challenges for the table, all the while taking command of an active dining room and his staff. In 2010, after 18 years at Valbella!!, Capasso went on to open the stylish Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, where he took on the role of managing partner. Loyal customers followed and soon a whole new clientele emerged as this charming restaurateur continued to welcome guests into his dining room. 

“I truly believe in the power of a handshake and a smile," Capasso says of his characteristic greeting and ability to remember a face or a name. “I work with the most talented chefs and beverage directors. We all play our part in creating the guest experience. For me, it’s the greatest job in the world.”

Joining Capasso is Executive Chef Daniel Radovic. Prior to joining Tony’s new endeavor, Radovic served as Executive Chef of Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, where he combined old school Italian fare with new school steakhouse favorites. Tony’s menu is an exciting and comforting fusion of elbows-on-the-table dishes such as The Big Meatball made with pork, veal, beef, Parmigiano Reggiano, ricotta, and tomato basil sauce; Fritto Misto of lightly dusted and fried rock shrimp, calamari, zucchini chips, and zesty long hot peppers; and decadent Short Rib Arancini, rice balls stuffed with braised short rib, porcini mushroom, and finished with a garlic cream sauce. A lavish icy raw bar display is brimming with New England clams and oysters, jumbo shrimp, lobster, and seasonal crustaceans. 

Steaks are dry-aged in-house and on full display. Steakhouse favorites run the gamut from filet and t-bone to the dramatic long bone ribeye and porterhouse for two. Classic and not-so-classic side dishes include charred broccoli, truffle fries, and creamed spinach.  

Radovic impresses with a mouthwatering Tagliatelli Truffle dish laced with black truffle, cream, truffle romano cheese, topped with a lobster tail, and his Spaghetti Carbonara is simplicity at its best, sautéed with pancetta, peas, shallots, and creamy egg yolks. Market fresh fish preparations change often and currently features a Chilean Sea Bass served with parsnip puree and finished with a porcini and leek cream sauce. 

The beverage program at Tony’s is just as thoughtful and inviting as the menu. A global wine list with a strong nod to Italian varietals delights, as does the craft beer selections, handcrafted cocktails, and premium spirits.

In keeping with the J House hotel’s eclectic design aesthetic, Tony’s dining room is reminiscent of a 1940’s supper club, romantic at first glance, with unabashed drama at its core. Warm earth tones, plush seating, trees aglow, and persimmon shaded chandeliers fill the room. The white marble-top bar lined with leather high-back seating looks over the wood-burning open hearth. In the warmer months, Tony’s is unlike anything that exists in the region, with a design layout that brings the indoors outside. The open-air dining and bar areas are protected from the weather by a clever system of trellises and heating units that allow the outdoor spaces to be used for much of the year. The property is adorned with lush gardens, a resort style pool with cabana setting, and a beauty spa.  The hotel boasts 86 high-tech guest rooms, plus a stately Presidential Suite. Private events can be accommodated in the hotels’ banquet suites, the wine room, the board room, and the beautiful outdoor garden. 

Tony’s is open 7 days.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, weekend brunch.

1114 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut

New Website Coming Soon:

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Greenwich Winter Sale & Giving Days to benefit Think Greenwich January 25, 26 and 27, 2019

As the temperatures drop in January, so will the prices of merchandise at the first-ever Greenwich Winter Sale & Giving Days to benefit “Think Greenwich,” on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. These winter blizzard blowout sales will offer savings up to 70 percent or a percentage of sales donated to “Think Greenwich,” the non-profit organization and campaign to promote Greenwich.

Savvy shoppers who frequent the summer sales in Greenwich will find not-to-be-missed winter bargains indoors and end-of-season deals on gifts, clothing and accessories from approximately 100 merchants in downtown Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. For a complete listing of merchants and sales and an interactive map, visit

“We encourage the community to come out to this event and take advantage of these special sales from our local merchants and support the Think Greenwich initiative to promote our wonderful town,” said GreenwichFirst Selectman Peter J. Tesei. “With the valuable savings offered town-wide, this event is a win-win for everyone.”

Merchants donating a percentage of sales to “Think Greenwich” include Stuart Weitzman, Greenwich Cheese Company, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art and more.

There will be many unbeatable sales, such as up to 70 percent off select styles at Everything But Water, and 20 percent off storewide and 50 to 70 percent off select items at Splurge. At Out of the Box, all dresses will be on sale as well as never-before jewelry markdowns only on these three days. In addition, all cashmere will be up to 50 percent off, and on January 25th only, the store will include a free spring topper, value $39, with a purchase of $125 or more (one per customer).

The Perfect Provenance will offer a Buy One Pair, Get One Free Perfect Sale on men’s or women’s regularly priced jeans or shoes, Optical Options will offer select frames for $100 or less, and Rodd & Gunn will feature select men’s items at 30 to 50 percent off. At Papyrus, shoppers can save up to 70 percent off select paper and gift items and find personalized stationary and invitations at 30 percent off. In Cos Cob, The Drawing Room will offer 20 percent off storewide. These and other deals can be found on the website.

There will be refreshments at Vineyard Vines, a party at Pinky of Greenwich on Thursday, January 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a special event at Arthur Murray Greenwich on Friday, January 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Putnam & Vine Wine and Spirits is proud to support Think Greenwich by offering customers a 10 percent discount on all tasting wines at special tastings on Friday, January 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The store will make a separate donation to Think Greenwich.

Food trucks, including Fryborg, Gyro Uno and Three Little Pigs BBQ, and vendors, such as LeafFilter and David Lerner Associates, will be in the Board of Education parking lot, 290 Greenwich Ave., on January 26 and 27.

The event media sponsors include News 12 Connecticut, Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media, Greenwich Time, Jen Danzi, WAG, Fairfield County Business Journal,, Star 99.9 and 95.9 Fox. Greenwich Winter Sale & Giving Days is created and produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a Greenwich-based event-marketing company.

“Think Greenwich,” a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, seeks to showcase Greenwich as a preeminent residential and business community in the United States by presenting the many unique amenities Greenwich offers. To learn more or to donate, visit

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Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Total Wellness

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 Total Wellness!

Three questions with Nancy Guberti, owner of Total Wellness.

Why did you start your business?

I started my own practice in Greenwich CT over 18 years ago with one mission in mind, to assist others in reaching optimal health. After my son was diagnosed with a liver disorder and multiple food allergies, I had to utilize functional medicine lab testing to get to the core of the issue and create a customized food and supplement regime to help heal and support his body. Prior to my practice, I worked on research and technology for major financial institutions. I combine my elaborate corporate research experience with my functional medicine nutrition practice offering a dynamic combination for empowering others to live their best life by reaching their optimal health goals.

I’m a Functional Medicine Metabolic Specialist, Certified Nutritionist, Gluten Free Casein Free Diet Counselor, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, and Motivational Speaker. Utilizing functional medicine lab testing and extensive health intake consult, I develop individualized treatment regimes customized to one’s health issues. Functional medicine lab testing packages for Dementia Prevention, Autism Related Disorders, GI Functioning & Weight Loss with a focus on the nine steps to Look & Feel Great Method. In addition, founded the Total Wellness Empowerment Monthly Membership for individuals, corporations and fitness centers offering the most affordable access to a functional medicine nutritionist.

What is your best selling product/service?

  • Functional medicine lab testing package for Dementia Prevention, Autism Related Disorders, GI Functioning & Weight Loss
  • 9 Steps: Look & Feel Great Method Total Wellness Empowerment Monthly Membership for individuals, corporations and fitness centers offering the most affordable access to a functional medicine nutritionist.

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

  • Whole Foods in Greenwich CT (I provide a shopping list to clients to optimizing their health and make it easy to find the healthier products in the store.)
  • Granola Bar & Juice Press are recommended eateries. (added to my list of eateries)
  • Anthropologie for client and vendor gifts.

Total Wellness is located at 500 W. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. Visit them online here or call 203-542-7390.

Total Wellness tags Guberti Giving!

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

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Red Cross Issue Urgent Need for Blood, Six Opportunities To Donate In Greenwich

Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood donors

A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.

Cos Cob residents can donate blood at these times:

Date Place Address
2/7/2019: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Darien Library 1441 Post Road, Darien
2/12/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. First Congregational Church of Darien 14 Brookside Road, Darien
1/28/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. YMCA of Greenwich 50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
1/29/2019: 9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blue Sky Studios One American Lane, Greenwich
1/30/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Greenwich Hospital 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich
1/30/2019: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Greenwich Country Day School Old Church Road, Greenwich
2/4/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Temple Sholom 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
2/13/2019: 11:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich
2/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jewish Community Center 1035 Newfield Avenue, Ridgeway
1/18/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. St. Catherine's Church 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside
1/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford
1/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Agudath Sholom synagogue 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford
2/9/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tully Health Center 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford
2/15/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 1 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types on hand, well below the ideal five-day supply needed to respond to emergencies and daily hospital needs. Blood products are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

All eligible donors, especially platelet donors and blood donors with type O blood, are urged to make an appointment to give in the coming days to help restock the shelves for hospital patients.

Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter.

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Happiness is a well trained dog, Cos Cob can participate in National Train Your Dog Month

If you are a new dog owner, or a seasoned owner who is yearning to teach your old dog new tricks, now is the time! Not only is it a new year, but January is National Train Your Dog Month!

The certified professional dog trainers within 15 miles of Cos Cob according to the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) are:

Trainer Location
Betsy S. Schwartz Greenwich, CT 06831
Debra A. Shore Greenwich, CT 06830

For a complete list please visit

There is a video series by Connecticut’s own Peace of Mind Canine available here.

We checked in with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and found out that they are promoting training the family dog with everyday manners – the behaviors found in the APDT's Canine Life and Social Skills program!

What’s more, throughout the month, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers is providing dog owners with free webinars that boast tips and tricks for teaching the basic commands including sit, down, stay, wait, coming when called and walking on a loose leash.

Visit Train Your Dog Month for a host of training videos and resources.

Dogs are the most popular pet by far according to AVMA. They report that 50% of Connecticut residents have a pet which places it 43rd on the list of pet ownership by state according to a 2018 study by AVMA. The national average is 57%.

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Swim Across America Fairfield County Raised $385k in 2018 to Fight Cancer with ACGT

Swim Across America Fairfield County raised $385,000 in 2018 for its beneficiary the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) from its open water swim and other fundraising activities throughout the year in 2018.

The funds raised support cancer gene therapy research funded by ACGT. In the past 12 years, Swim Across America Fairfield County events have raised more than $3.8 million for crucial support of the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT). One hundred percent of all Swim Across America Fairfield County funds donated to ACGT go directly to support ACGT’s funded scientists.

The Swim has supported nine different scientists over the past 12 years. The 2018 Swim supported four ACGT scientists working on immunotherapy treatments for osteosarcoma, novel new immunotherapy treatments for blood cancers, immune-based therapy and vaccines for melanoma and virotherapy for brain cancer. The 2019 open water Swim is scheduled for June 22, 2019, on the shores of Old Greenwich and Stamford.

Pictured are Swim Across America co-chairs Michele Graham, Lorrie Lorenz and Nancy Carr with ACGT honorary Board chairman and co-founder Barbara Netter, ACGT executive director Margaret Cianci and CEO and president of ACGT, Kevin Honeycutt.

For additional information on Swim Across America, visit For additional information on ACGT, visit Photo credit: Jenifer Howard @jhowardpr for Swim Across America and ACGT.

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The Greenwich Art Society Valentine’s Day Paint Soiree

A Poured Paint Collage workshop for adults and children at the Greenwich Art Society

As a celebration for Valentine’s Day, on Thursday, February 7, Greenwich Art Society Studio School teacher and mixed media specialist, Ellen Gordon, will teach you a fun painting method from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Greenwich Art Society (3rdfloor studio). You will learn the hottest DYI painting method for Valentine’s Day but with a fun and exciting twist of adding collage elements to your painting. No experience required and all supplies provided. Each painter will create a one of a kind masterpiece. Bring your friends, meet new people and have some fun creating special Valentine’s Wall Art for your home and loved ones.

The cost of the workshop: $25 per adult; $15 per child RSVP by calling 203-629-1533. Online tickets:

Founded in 1912, the Greenwich Art Society is the oldest visual arts organization in Greenwich, Connecticut. The society’s Studio School offers classes by professional artists, providing traditional and foundational visual arts education for children and adults.

Greenwich Art Society • 299 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830 or visit


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"Buried Treasures of the Silk Road" Exhibit to Open at Bruce Museum

Greenwich, CT - On Saturday, February 9, a new exhibition opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, that showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, Buried Treasures of the Silk Road will be on view in the Museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019.

During the period of peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206BCE – 220CE), considered the Golden Age of China, emissaries ventured from China into Eurasia. Merchants soon followed, laden with polychrome, patterned silk – a luxury never seen outside of China. In time, these merchants transported other exotic goods, including lapis lazuli and other precious metals, furs, and ivory on the backs of camels, donkeys, and horses to ever more distant markets, extending the range of trading partners along the way.

Evolving into a network of overland and water routes that stretched thousands of miles across China and Central Asia to Eastern Europe, the Silk Road introduced and formalized the practice of international trade. 

China's second great empire, the Tang Dynasty (618 CE-906 CE) is considered the Golden Age of Chinese Cosmopolitanism, an era when foreign ideas, products, and religions were welcomed. Tang Emperors reestablished the Han model of control over taxes and tolls along the network of Silk Road markets. Prosperity supported the arts, and multicultural influences created interest in new forms of music, dance, fashion, and artistic expression. Traditional Chinese rites and customs evolved.

During both the Han and Tang dynasties, mortuary rites and customs were important elements of Chinese culture. Wealthy citizens expanded on the tradition of furnishing their massive burial chambers with numerous and elaborate art objects. Grave goods, called mingqi or “spirit goods,” indicated the status of the person on earth and were interred for use in the afterlife. The materials and stylistic elements of grave goods reflect the way artists and craftsmen embraced the multicultural influences that entered China via the Silk Road. 

Buried Treasures celebrates the artistic achievements of anonymous Chinese artists supported by the riches earned on the Silk Road.  The exhibition will also feature art objects from the Museum’s permanent collection exchanged on the Silk Road.

“When we in the Western world think of ancient art, we tend to focus on Greek and Roman culture,” says Fred Brooks, a longtime Greenwich resident who, with his wife Jane, has spent decades collecting Chinese ceramics, notably ancient tomb art. “But all through that period of time, the Han Dynasty also had a great empire, and art was central to their lives – and more important to the leaders, their afterlife.”

To complement this exhibition, the Bruce will present a series of docent tours and related programs. On Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Kirsten Reinhardt will give a Curator’s Talk on the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of Chinese tomb art, as well as objects and antiquities from the permanent collection featured in the exhibition. The talk is free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission.

On Monday, March 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Virginia Bower, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will discuss “Of Camels and Kings: The Silk Road and Tang Dynasty Tomb Sculpture.” This talk is free to Museum members; $10 for non-members.

On Thursday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, David Ake Sensabaugh, former Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, will present “Providing for the Afterlife in Han Dynasty China,” speaking to the ways in which Han Dynasty tomb furnishings reveal beliefs in the afterlife as well as illuminate aspects of daily life. The evening lecture is free for Museum members and students with ID; $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required for all programs and may be made online at

Docent-led exhibition tours take place on Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm and Fridays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Family Gallery Tours, designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, are on Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. Visit for details.

The Bruce Museum is grateful for support of this exhibition from The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, as well as for the ongoing generosity of Fred and Jane Brooks in sharing these Buried Treasures with the public.

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Ben Langley of Cos Cob Named to Dean's List at Bucknell University

Ben Langley, Class of 2019, from Cos Cob was named to the dean's list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition.

Located in Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates. Graduate programs are available in select disciplines. Students benefit from a small student-faculty ratio of 9:1, personal attention from faculty, leadership opportunities, and excellent graduation rates and career outcomes.

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Stamford Granted $160,000 for Merritt Parkway first mile as Part of the DEEP Trail Grants

Stamford was granted $160,000 for Merritt Parkway first mile as part of the CT DEEP Trail Grants.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that it has awarded $3,173,530 in grants for nineteen projects to plan and design, build, expand, or enhance and improve multi-use trails and greenways across the state.

Stamford applied for money to pay for “the design and cost estimates for construction of the first mile of this section of the East Coast Greenway in Stamford”.

“Through our Recreational Trails program we are providing funds that will provide safe recreational opportunities for families and friends to travel throughout the state. Whether biking or walking any time of year or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter, Connecticut offers attractive year-round opportunities for people of all ages,” said DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee. “We applaud Governor Malloy and members of the General Assembly for making these funds available and allowing us to continue improving and connecting the many tremendous trail and greenway networks in our state.”

$3 million was allocated at the end of July by the state bond commission. Turned back funds from previous grant years provided the additional $173,530.50 to allow funding awards for most of the highly ranked proposals. The Connecticut Greenways Council serves as an advisory committee to DEEP for grant selection. DEEP received 73 applicants. This round was very competitive with 3 million dollars to distribute, there were over 12 million in requests. Requests from the highly ranked proposals alone totaled over 4 million dollars.

Funds received through this program may be used for locally supported trails and trail systems, bikeways and multiuse paths. Grant money can be allocated for a wide variety of purposes, including planning, design, land acquisition, construction, construction administration, and publications for bikeways, walkways, and greenways as well as for equipment and trail amenities, such as parking lots, toilet buildings, signs, and benches.

DEEP envisions most projects being completed by spring 2021.

Click here for a full list of awards.

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Elizabeth Rachel Brown of Cos Cob graduates Cum Laude from Clemson University

Congratulations to Elizabeth Rachel Brown of Cos Cob who graduated Cum Laude Dec. 20, 2018, from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resources.

Brown was among more than 1,600 fall semester graduates from Clemson.

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Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: IL Pastaficio

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 IL Pastaficio!

Three questions with Federico, owner of IL Pastaficio.

Why did you start your business?

I started my business because I want to share some real Italian traditional food and also because I’m very passioned about the Pasta word.

Best selling product or service?

Real organic Italian pasta!

Do you use any local businesses to operate your business?

I use a lot of local suppliers like Scarpelli, Fjiord etc.

IL Pastaficio is located at 213 east Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

IL Pastaficio tags Gelato & Cioccolato in Cos Cob.

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


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Why Small Businesses Matter: Green of Greenwich

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 Green of Greenwich!

Three questions with Flavia Barker, owner of Green of Greenwich.

Why did you start your business?

Green of Greenwich comes from a combination of different drivers, my profound love for flowers and how they are the perfect expression of nature and art. I have been working with flowers for more than 20 years and find it to be a privilege. Looking at the opportunity of offering a high-end unique product to the sophisticated and selective market around me. I have a passion for flowers, plants, and design. Working with fresh cut florals and green plants keep me in touch with natural beauty and allow me to contribute to the community’s economy while providing me and my family a trade.  

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

I wish I could make the government understand that small businesses are the backbone of society and that we need reasonable and simplified taxes or it will be increasingly difficult to compete and keep businesses alive.

What is your best selling product/service?

My tablescape designs and my personal attention to every order. Tablescapes are what differentiates a well-rounded event from the others, they highlight the attention to detail by the host.

Green of Greenwich tags Back 40 Mercantile in Old Greenwich CT.

Green of Greenwich is located at 311 Hamilton Ave in Greenwich. Visit them online here.

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

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Ned Lamont's Day of Service opportunities near Cos Cob

Cos Cob has an opportunity to make a difference. Our newly elected Government officials have announced the Connecticut Day of Service taking place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, just three days before Governor-elect Ned Lamont is sworn in as Governor of Connecticut.

Lamont and Lt. Governor-elect Susan Bysiewicz, will spend the day volunteering at and learning more about non-profit organizations in cities and towns across Connecticut. They invite Connecticut residents to join them on January 6 as they roll up their sleeves and support a host of nonprofits across the state including. 

Opportunities within 15 miles of Cos Cob are:

New Covenant Center
Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry
10:00am - 2:00pm
174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford 06902

For a complete list of the venues and to register to participate in Connecticut’s Day of Service," target="_blank">click here.

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