Coscob's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob Sat, 03 Dec 2022 20:11:09 -0500 HamletHub.com Abilis Youth Board Holds Holiday Gift Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6566-abilis-youth-board-holiday-gift-drive6566-abilis-youth-board-holiday-gift-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6566-abilis-youth-board-holiday-gift-drive6566-abilis-youth-board-holiday-gift-drive

The Abilis Youth Board is hosting a Holiday Gift Drive on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Abilis’ headquarters at 50 Glenville Street in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Donations of new toys, books, diapers and wipes  will be accepted. This Holiday Gift Drive supports Abilis’ Birth to Three families with much needed supplies and gifts for the holiday season. The goal of the Abilis Youth Board is to fill an Abilis van with all of the donated toys, books and diapers and deliver it to the families who receive services through The Therapy Center at Abilis. Please help support this wonderful program with a donation.

To learn more, contact Virginia Blum at blum@snet.net or Erica Klair at klair@abilis.us.

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kerry@ducey.org (Abilis) Charities Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:47:28 -0500
Greenwich Historical Society Holiday Puppet Show on Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6563-historical-society-holiday-puppet-show6563-historical-society-holiday-puppet-show https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6563-historical-society-holiday-puppet-show6563-historical-society-holiday-puppet-show

The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Fairy Tale Classic at Greenwich Historical Society this Sunday, December 4!

Acclaimed Puppeteer Robert Rogers presents a play based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of an old-fashioned tin soldier who lives among a bunch of other toys, and whose job it is to keep everyone safe.  When a disgruntled Jack-in-the-Box who stirs up trouble, the Steadfast Tin Soldier must decide what to do in this festive holiday tale. Rogers founded the American Puppetry Project, a nonprofit dedicated to puppet making and dramatic arts in classrooms.

Sunday, Dec 4: 11 – 12 pm on or 1 – 2pm

For more information and to register: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/holiday-puppet-show-the-steadfast-tin-soldier/

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laura@mccormickpr.com (Laura McCormick) Events Thu, 01 Dec 2022 06:21:12 -0500
Greenwich United Way to Begin Accepting Applications for 2023 Community Grants December 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6564-greenwich-united-way-to-begin-accepting-applications-for-2023-community-grants-december-156564-greenwich-united-way-to-begin-accepting-applications-for-2023-community-grants-december-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/charities/6564-greenwich-united-way-to-begin-accepting-applications-for-2023-community-grants-december-156564-greenwich-united-way-to-begin-accepting-applications-for-2023-community-grants-december-15

Greenwich non-profit organizations can submit grant requests until January 17
 
Greenwich United Way will seek applications from non-profit organizations for its community impact grants starting December 15. The deadline for organizations to apply is January 17, 2023 at 4:00 EDT.
 
Every year Greenwich United Way awards nearly $1 million to local health, education and self-sufficiency programs across various partner agencies.
 
Greenwich United Way Community Investment grants are awarded to local organizations following a rigorous review process. Dozens of volunteers on the Community Investment Process committee review grant applications from human services agencies that serve Greenwich residents and visit the program sites of grant candidates. After intensive evaluation of the financials, applications and other data, trained volunteers make funding recommendations to the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors. The Community Investment Process is guided by the research of local needs as published in Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report and Executive Summary.
 
“Our team of volunteers does extensive research to prioritize the many unmet needs in town and then fund programs that best address those needs. This process is one of the many reasons to include the Greenwich United Way in year-end giving; we do the work, so you don’t have to, ensuring the greatest impact of donor dollars,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way. “With the generosity of the people of Greenwich donating time, talent and capital, we help the nearly one-third of our community who need support.”
 
Interested applicants who would like to learn about criteria and qualifications should contact Senior Director of Community Impact Robert Moore at rmoore@greenwichunitedway.org to apply. 
  
About Greenwich United Way
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 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 health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant 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. For more information, visit https://greenwichunitedway.org, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
 
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kerry@ducey.org (kh) Charities Wed, 30 Nov 2022 10:59:07 -0500
Stamford's Heights and Lights Rappelling Santa & Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 4 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6562-stamford-s-heights-and-lights-rappelling-santa-tree-lighting-on-sunday-december-46562-stamford-s-heights-and-lights-rappelling-santa-tree-lighting-on-sunday-december-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6562-stamford-s-heights-and-lights-rappelling-santa-tree-lighting-on-sunday-december-46562-stamford-s-heights-and-lights-rappelling-santa-tree-lighting-on-sunday-december-4

Heights & Lights presented by Reckson - Rappelling Santa & Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 4 at 5pm

Learn more here.

From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus, Rudolph, Grinch and friends as they make their daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings, Landmark Square followed by a festive fireworks show.

After the rappel Santa and friends will march up Bedford Street to Latham Park for holiday music and the lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.

Check out a few clips from the 2020 Heights & Lights special on YES Network:

How Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone joined the rappel team

The rappel with Santa, Grinch & Friends 

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kerry@ducey.org (Stamford Downtown ) Events Wed, 30 Nov 2022 05:27:31 -0500
Greenwich Historical Society Holiday Market Opens on Thursday, December 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6561-historical-society-holiday-market6561-historical-society-holiday-market https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6561-historical-society-holiday-market6561-historical-society-holiday-market

Greenwich Historical Society's annual Winter Market offers distinctive gifts, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, flowers and items made to be enjoyed with family and friends for the holidays.

The opening night cocktail reception on December 1st is bound to put you in a holiday frame of mind, while checking off your shopping list.

Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Thursday, Dec 1: 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Opening night cocktail reception, suggested donation $20

Friday, Dec 2: 9:30 am – 5 pm. 

Saturday, Dec 3: 9:30-am – 4 pm

For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/winter-market-opening-2022/

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laura@mccormickpr.com (Laura) Events Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:08:48 -0500
Greenwich Historical Society’s Holiday Family Festival on December 10 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6560-historical-society-s-holiday-family-festival6560-historical-society-s-holiday-family-festival https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6560-historical-society-s-holiday-family-festival6560-historical-society-s-holiday-family-festival

Enchantment for Families and Children of all Ages at Greenwich Historical Society on Saturday, December 10 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Bring the entire family to Greenwich Historical Society for photos with Santa and a visit to a gorgeously decorated dollhouse displayed in the Historic Barn and partake in gingerbread decorating and crafts in Santa’s workshop.

Winter beverages and classic grilled cheese and tomato soup treats will be served from the Crispy Melty Cheese truck while performances by the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers warm hearts. Professional ice sculpture Bill Bywater will create a wintry marvel from giant blocks of ice, and to round out the evening of holiday fun, s’mores and hot cocoa will be served outside by a roaring fire.

For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/holiday-festival/

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laura@mccormickpr.com (Laura McCormick) Events Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:00:46 -0500
Stationary Movement Nabil West Exhibition at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6559-stationary-movement-nabil-west-exhibition-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery6559-stationary-movement-nabil-west-exhibition-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6559-stationary-movement-nabil-west-exhibition-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery6559-stationary-movement-nabil-west-exhibition-at-the-greenwich-art-society-gallery

​Greenwich Art Society Gallery presents Stationary Movement, Nabil West exhibit December 2 through December 20.

An Opening Reception with live music will take place on December 2 from 6 to 9pm.

"Stationary Movement", on display at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery, is the work of fine art photographer Nabil West. The exhibition is a curation of his art focusing on time, and our perception of “change”. The collection includes images from around the world, as well as the debut of the historic NYC Women’s March 2017 photograph. His work will be on display from December 2 - December 29th. Please join us at the opening reception on December 2nd from 6 - 9 PM. Live music, snacks and wine will be served.

Spending the better part of his life in Brooklyn New York, Nabil West has also lived in numerous places around the country, involved in multiple forms of art as a prominent figure cultivating scenes and various sounds. In the summer of 2009, he had a life-changing experience when an accident placed him in intensive care at Bellevue Hospital for 11 days. After multiple surgeries and months of rehab, Nabil eventually had a near-full recovery. The accident had a profound impact on how he views the world and his time in it, providing a reminder that time could be short. Life is best spent appreciating its beauty; hidden and apparent. Nabil not only appreciates this beauty but attempts to capture it in his photography.

"The thought that someone else may be moved as I was, in the moment of capturing an image, is truly inspirational. There is a beauty in that it's shared and yet still private; with an unexplained connection listening to and understanding something that speaks in silence. I view my pictures as events, whereas though often the subject appears stationary, nothing truly stands still. Everything viewed is constantly moving, missed either by the scale of movement, or lack of our own patience and solipsist perspective. If not smelling the roses, let us watch them grow." Nabil West

All works in the exhibit can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art society at 203-629-1533 between 10:30 am and 4 PM Monday through Friday or by emailing  admin@greenwichartsociety.org. To view more of his works please visit www.nabilwestphotography.com.

Greenwich Art Society Gallery 2nd floor

299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Gallery Hours: 10-4pm M-F, Sat & Sun 12-4pm

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kerry@ducey.org (Mary Newcomb) Events Sun, 27 Nov 2022 12:56:46 -0500
56th Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale Kicks Off, Shop Through December 4 and Support Local Charities! https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6552-56th-annual-christmas-tree-and-wreath-sale6552-56th-annual-christmas-tree-and-wreath-sale https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6552-56th-annual-christmas-tree-and-wreath-sale6552-56th-annual-christmas-tree-and-wreath-sale

A community tradition continues to benefit local charities 

As the holiday season approaches, Old Greenwich prepares for a festive annual tradition.  Just across from Binney Park, on the front lawn of First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Avenue), the 56th Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale is underway and continues through December 4.

Every purchase comes with a purpose, as funds raised through the sale will be given to six local charities that are serving families in this time of critical need. The charities include Abilis, Mothers for Others, Pacific House, Building One Community, Barbara’s House and the Fund for New Covenant Center Soup Kitchen. 

“We’re excited to continue with this annual tradition of bringing high-quality trees to our neighbors while also sending meaningful grants to charities who need our financial support,” said Lauren Ghaffari, chair of the 2022 annual sale. “This year we will have more trees, larger trees, and a new wreath selection with balsam and mixed greens wreaths. Artisan handmade bows and decorated wreaths will also be available.” 

Legions of volunteers from the church and the surrounding community, including the GHS Freshman Football Team, will gather again at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th, to unload more than 500 New Hampshire-grown trees off the long flatbed delivery truck and onto display racks on the front lawn of the church. The sale will feature premium Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir trees of all sizes, plus wreaths and decorating kits, artisan handmade bows, natural pine roping and premium quality “Bowling’s Last Stand” tree stands.  

In recent years, the sale has grown into a traditional community event, staffed with volunteers of all ages, including church members, ambassadors from the benefiting charities and students from Greenwich public and independent schools. Shoppers are urged to come early for the best selection. Details can also be found at www.fccog.org

Tree Sale Dates: 

November 26, 2022    9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

November 27, 2022    9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

December 3, 2022      9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

December 4, 2022      9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Lauren) Events Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:12:00 -0500
Former HamletHub Editor Pens Debut Novel, "The Unmasking of the Truth" https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6558-former-hamlethub-editor-pens-debut-novel-the-unmasking-of-the-truth6558-former-hamlethub-editor-pens-debut-novel-the-unmasking-of-the-truth https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6558-former-hamlethub-editor-pens-debut-novel-the-unmasking-of-the-truth6558-former-hamlethub-editor-pens-debut-novel-the-unmasking-of-the-truth

Former HamletHub editor, writer, professor, and Riverdale, NY resident adds “author” to her list of accomplishments!

Bayley Seton has just released her first book, a novel, titled “The Unmasking of the Truth”.

The novel tells the story of Billy Quinn, a sanitation worker in Brooklyn, and his Irish-American family. The sociopathic behavior of one of the Quinn’s adult children propels the family into mayhem and it becomes evident that Billy isn't the only one hiding behind a mask.

“The Unmasking of the Truth” is now available as a Kindle book, as an EPub and on BookBaby as a paperback (coming to Amazon in late December.)

Bayley Seton has worked as an editor, college professor, freelance journalist, and corporate technical writer. Bayley's journalism earned her a press club award in 2014. This is her debut novel. She lives in New York with her wife, sons, and a cat named "Nicodemus."

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:13:00 -0500
FC Buzz Weekend: Let the Holidays Begin! Train Shows, Winder Wonderlands, Musicals and More! https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6557-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more6557-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6557-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more6557-fc-buzz-weekend-let-the-holidays-begin-train-shows-winder-wonderlands-musicals-and-more

FC Buzz Weekend November 25-27

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 vibLrancy 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.

Let the holidays begin! This weekend, pull out your gift list and purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind items created by artists and artisans, enjoy train shows, winter wonderlands, family-friendly musicals, and more. Your spirit will soar through the Arts!

Black Friday Book Sale at Pequot Library, Southport

Friday and Saturday, Nov 25 & 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start your holiday shopping and enjoy a selection of thousands of books and media items in “like new” and “gently used” condition. Ideal for gift-giving! Admission is free, and all items are priced as marked. All proceeds support the library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving thousands of participants each year.

Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show, Rowayton 

Fri, Sun and Tues, Nov 25, 26, & 29, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Sat, Nov 26, 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm through Dec 24th

It’s a wonderland of original, handcrafted works by local artists: small ornaments and holiday-related items as well as jewelry, ceramics and knitted items, plus cards, prints and paintings, and a special selection from the Rowayton Gardeners. Proceeds from the Holiday Gift Show are used to support RAC and its educational outreach. 

The Great Trains Holiday Show at Wilton Historical Society, Wilton

Fri - Sun, Nov 25 - 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nov 30 - Jan 16, Wed - Sat, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm + Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

It’s one of Wilton’s favorite holiday traditions! Explore the Wilton Historical Society, in all its decorated glory, and find multiple layouts of model trains that wind their way through miniature winter landscapes, vibrant towns, and mountain tunnels. Something for everyone - model trains, holiday cheer, and family fun. Through January 16th. 

Holiday Wonderland at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk

Fri, Nov 25, noon - 3:00 pm then Wed – Sun through December 31st

Usher in the holiday season and view the exhibition recognized as one of the 10 Best Holiday Historic Home Tours in the US by USA Today. Capturing the magic of the holiday season with historic-era tree displays, a 19th-century skating scene, a festive holiday dinner party, magnificent gowns, and more. 

“The Santa Story” at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport

Sat and Sun, Nov 26 – Dec 18 + Dec 28 – 30, 12 PM

This wildly popular Cabaret original is the heart-warming and hilarious story of a young Christopher Kringle and his journey to become Santa Claus. The perfect blend of music, mayhem, and merriment for the whole family that is sure to have you ringing jingle bells this holiday season.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Stamford Palace Theatre

Sat, Nov 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

All of your favorite characters will be there - Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. This musical is an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

“Magic – A Ballroom Musical” at Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Sat, Nov 26, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Inaugurate its holiday season by coming to one of two live performances of “Magic.”  It’s the story of Pam and Bob, two lonely people who are offered free ballroom lessons as a holiday gift one enchanted Christmas weekend. The magic that happens next will only be known when you come to the show.

“Music with Wandering Roots” at StationHouse Wine Bar & Grill, Stratford

Sat, Nov 26, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Shawn Taylor weaves songs from many colored threads of Americana. With a style wandering from Appalachian to island groves, gritty rock to sparse folk ballads, this performance is a testament to Taylor’s past decade of work. 

“Deck the Walls” at Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Sun, Nov 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

This holiday exhibit is a do-not-miss! It includes a Wreath Auction & Sale and Small Works Exhibit. Over 40 stunning, one-of-a-kind wreaths created by designers, artists and others will be on display in the gallery and auctioned online. Bidding runs 11/27 - 12/3 at noon. The exhibit is an annual fundraiser that features a juried selection of original art priced at $250 or less as well as limited-edition prints, cards and other artisan-made items. On view through December 10th.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:36:09 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Matthew Tallett Man Around Town Real Estate https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6540-why-small-businesses-matter-matthew-tallett-real-estate-agent6540-why-small-businesses-matter-matthew-tallett-real-estate-agent https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/places/6540-why-small-businesses-matter-matthew-tallett-real-estate-agent6540-why-small-businesses-matter-matthew-tallett-real-estate-agent

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 Matthew Tallett - "Man Around Town" Real Estate

Four questions with Matthew Tallett.

Why did you start your business?

I started this business because of my passion for Homes, Architecture, History & Heritage. I have had a genuine interest in homes since I was a young boy and remember scouring the classified ads reading home listing descriptions and circling my favorite homes. I love architecture and design which allows me to provide value to my clients when they walk into a new space. I can help them envision their things in a home or how update a space to make it their dream home.

What is your best-selling product/service?

My best service is my overall bespoke Real Estate approach. Whether it's listing a home and marketing it appropriately with the right photography, staging, and platforms or helping buyers find the right home even in a tough market. Building great long-lasting relationships is the cornerstone of my business. It is wonderful when clients become dear friends.

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

I have a wonderful team of people who I work with from local lenders, attorneys, architects, interior architects & designers, home stagers, private chefs & builders. I am more than happy to name them all.

- AFC Mortgage Group
- Gillian Ingraham Attorney
- Lauren Mashe Attorney
- Chiefly Design - Interior Architect
- What Clark Cooked & Fairchilds Fromage - Private Chef
- GSD Home Staging
- Quindico Home Builders

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

I believe I have. It's not that I had to reimagine my business specifically but that I am trying to reimagine Real Estate as a whole. Everything is online these days and this is where you make your first impression. Whether it's myself as an established Real Estate Sales Executive or a listing I am presenting, if you don't make an amazing first impression from the beginning, you are likely to be skipped over.

Visit Matthew Tallett - Real Estate Agent 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!

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daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:39:16 -0500
Greenwich Historical Society's Festival of Trees December 7-10 https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6556-historical-society-s-festival-of-trees6556-historical-society-s-festival-of-trees https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/events/6556-historical-society-s-festival-of-trees6556-historical-society-s-festival-of-trees

Greenwich Historical Society’s Cos Cob lobby will be transformed into a winter wonderland as the fourth annual Festival of Tabletop Trees celebrates the talents of local designers, merchants, non-profits and other Greenwich organizations who donate their talents to decorate the trees and make our homes festive sanctuaries for the holidays.

First Bank of Greenwich, Estate Treasures, Abigail Fox Designs, Sacred Heart Academy, Something Special Flowers and all garden clubs in Greenwich are among the participating vendors who are supporting this cherished tradition. The festival is open to the public at no cost. Trees will be on display for bidding by silent on-site auction December 7 – 10 at the Historical Society campus, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob.

The Museum Store is open for shopping and refreshments while browsing trees. Manager Barbara Johann has distinctive gifts that will appeal to all ages, including a collection of ‘All Things Greenwich’. The store is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 4 pm. Complimentary gift wrapping is offered; Historical Society members receive a 10% discount.

For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/festival-of-trees-2022/

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laura@mccormickpr.com (Laura McCormick) Events Mon, 21 Nov 2022 10:26:16 -0500
Connecticut Press Club Announces 2022 Communications Contest https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6555-connecticut-press-club-announces-2022-communications-contest6555-connecticut-press-club-announces-2022-communications-contest https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6555-connecticut-press-club-announces-2022-communications-contest6555-connecticut-press-club-announces-2022-communications-contest

Annual competition has 61 writing, editing and visual art categories and is open to all Connecticut-based media professionals. 

Would you like to add “award-winning” to your resume? 

If you wrote a news article or personal essay, published a book, started a blog, created a social media campaign, or snapped a photograph you're particularly proud of, enter your work in the Connecticut Press Club’s popular Communications Contest, which rewards excellence in a wide range of categories. 

Entries in 63 categories will be judged by professionals with corresponding expertise. Categories include:

  • online and print news articles and columns

  • personal essay

  • social media campaigns

  • nonfiction, fiction, poetry, young adult and children's books

  • specialty articles in the arts, food, business, education, travel and more...

  • page design, editing, photography and graphics

  • radio and TV

  • podcasts and blogs

  • advertising and PR

In addition to the professional competition, the Connecticut Press Club is holding a High School Communications Contest. Entries must be produced by a current high school student or a recently graduated student who produced the work in their senior year after February 1, 2022. Entries must have been professionally published/produced or published/produced by a school or professional publication in a recognized medium for the category. i.e., a school, local, or national newspaper, website, etc. 

CLICK HERE to download instructions on how to enter your work in the contest. If you have questions, email CTPressClub@gmail.com

Here is a complete list of categories. 

A few requirements to keep in mind: 

  • Eligibility: Communicators who live and work in Connecticut is eligible to enter. Work published from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, is eligible. 

  • Contest Fees: The fee is $25 for the first entry and $15 for Connecticut Press Club members (click here to join); non-members pay $30 for the first entry and $20 for each additional entry. High school entry fees are $10 per entry. 

  • You can apply to join the CT Press Club HERE.  

  • Deadlines: January 18th  at noon is the regular contest deadline. After this date, a $25 late fee will be charged for the first entry you submit. The final deadline is noon on February 8th. The final book deadline is February 1.

  • We will celebrate the winners with a cocktail party and awards ceremony in late spring or early summer.

  • Anyone who receives a first-place award in the Connecticut Contest will be eligible to enter the National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest, provided annual NFPW membership dues have been paid. (Membership dues can be paid when you register for the contest.) 

The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), and includes both male and female members. The club welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students and more. Plans for the coming year include lectures by sought-after speakers, professional development workshops, networking and social outings. For more information, e-mail ctpressclub@gmail.com.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Connecticut Press Club) Neighbors Thu, 17 Nov 2022 12:22:16 -0500
Town of Greenwich Launches Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink Community Engagement Survey https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/6554-town-of-greenwich-launches-dorothy-hamill-skating-rink-community-engagement-survey6554-town-of-greenwich-launches-dorothy-hamill-skating-rink-community-engagement-survey https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/life/6554-town-of-greenwich-launches-dorothy-hamill-skating-rink-community-engagement-survey6554-town-of-greenwich-launches-dorothy-hamill-skating-rink-community-engagement-survey

The Town of Greenwich has officially launched the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink Community Engagement Survey!

This quick and anonymous 5-minute online survey aims to receive valuable community feedback regarding the placement and future use of the new Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink.

The survey will be available to the public until November 27th. 

Take the survey here. 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Life Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:14:13 -0500
Greenwich Department of Human Services Winter Coat Drive https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6553-gdhs-coat-drive6553-gdhs-coat-drive https://news.hamlethub.com/coscob/neighbors/6553-gdhs-coat-drive6553-gdhs-coat-drive

November 17 is the last day to donate new and gently used coats for the Greenwich Department of Human Services Winter Coat Drive. Coats for children and adults can be dropped off at four different locations around town:

• Greenwich Town Hall Lobby, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT
• Athena Book Store, 223 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT
• Greenwich Kempo, 1156 E. Putnam Avenue, Riverside, CT
• TAG: 13 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT

New coats can also be purchased and donated through the Greenwich Department of Human Services Amazon Wishlist - scan the QR code on the flyer below or go to https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13OTYKVRWQMQL/ref=cm_go_nav_hz.

The Greenwich Department of Human Services (GDHS) serves as a community bridge and provides direct services to the essential resources of the community. GDHS provides Greenwich residents and their families in need of basic human services support, helps respond to crisis situations and provides information and referral assistance.

GDHS also assists with applying for federal, state and local benefits including Husky, Social Security, Workman’s Compensation, unemployment benefits, Medicaid, Snap, WIC and subsidized housing. GDHS provides referrals for food and clothing, Salvation Army assistance, assistance with community gifts, behavioral health, personal safety, education and employment, energy assistance, utility shut off prevention and mediation, English as a second language classes (ESL) and protective service referrals.

GDHS runs community programs, i.e., Campership - a camp scholarship program for children 5-14 years old, Boots & Shoes for children ages 5-14 years old, Holiday Aid, Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC) After School Program, Greenwich Youth Conservation Program, and Greenwich Youth Corp.; offers Homecare Services; assists with applying for Energy Assistance Programs such as the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel Program, Renters Rebate Program (seniors 65+ and disabled); and administers the Community Partnership Program that grants funds to partner agencies whose services and programs strengthen the community’s capacity in providing basic human services.

GDHS staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and evenings by appointment. Bilingual staff are available. All services are confidential.

To learn more, visit greenwichct.gov or call 203-622-3800 or email GDHS@greenwichct.org.

To learn of GDHS news and updates, follow GDHS on Facebook @Greenwichdeptofhumanservices and Instagram at @greenwichhumanservicesdept.

The Winter Coat Drive is sponsored by St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, the Greenwich Human Services FUND and the Board of Human Services Town of Greenwich.

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kerry@ducey.org (GDHS) Neighbors Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:13:20 -0500