Greenwich's HamletHub Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:27:51 -0500 Housatonic Community College’s 3rd Annual STEAMFest Goes Green

With the theme of ‘Green,’ hundreds gathered at Housatonic Community College (HCC) on November 6-7 to participate in the 3rd annual STEAMFest, a two-day celebration of advances in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The event, which focused on sustainability, showcased creative solutions to real-world problems.

“We have many exhibitors and speakers educating us on how to incorporate sustainability in our lives,” said Janet Yarrow, STEAM Coordinator for HCC. “From stories on beekeeping to hearing how one artist is turning trash into art, from watching a life healthy food demo to learning about HCC’s future edible campus project, STEAMfest 2019 highlights future trends.”

Indeed, participants left the event more environmentally aware citizens, educated on technological developments in store for us all. Students and community members alike interacted with electric cars, 3-D printing and virtual reality, listened to presentations on climate change, and learned how to bring sustainability into everyday life.

Representatives from Sikorsky, a Lockheed-Marin company presented on the topics of creating energy-efficient products, reducing pollution and careers in sustainability. The firm, which sponsored STEAMFest, is committed to energy conservation through the creation of greener facilities and products, as well as a ‘go green’ employee network, yielding a savings to date of over 5,021 metric tons of CO2.

“Through hands-on learning, this annual celebration sparks student interest and creates connections to STEAM-related careers,” said Robin Avant, Dean of Students at HCC. “This event provides a chance for our community and business members to collaborate on ideas, curriculum and other ways to improve STEAM offerings on campus. We’re grateful for their partnership.”

To learn more about STEAMFest or STEAM programming at HCC, please contact Janet Yarrow at and to learn more about Housatonic Community College, visit

]]> (Laura Roberts) Neighbors Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:56:54 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: MacInspires

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

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

You're IT MacInspires!

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

Why did you start your business?

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

Best selling product/service?

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

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

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

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

Learn more:

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

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


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

]]> (HH) Places Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:02:06 -0500
Thanksgiving Food Science Lab at the Bruce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

]]> (Bruce Museum) Events Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:45:16 -0500
Greenwich Chamber announces holiday decorating contest for town businesses

Holiday Decorating Contest for Greenwich Businesses

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

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

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

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


]]> (Marcia O’Kane) Neighbors Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:56:34 -0500
Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman at Bruce Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

]]> (Bruce Museum) Events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:48:32 -0500
Bow Tie Cinemas Majestic to Debut in Stamford

Stamford, CT: As part of its ongoing mission to deliver the best possible customer experience, Bow Tie Cinemas continues to produce movie theater makeovers that make an ordinary night at the movies extraordinary.  

Bow Tie Cinemas is nearing completion of top-to-bottom renovations of its Majestic 6 theater located at 118 Summer Street in downtown Stamford, CT. Renovations include reserved luxury recliner seating in all auditoriums, a brand new lobby with a full bar and bar menu, a new concession stand, and new restrooms. In addition, Bow Tie Cinemas has added a brand new large-format auditorium with giant screen presentation and DOLBY ATMOS® 13.1 digital surround sound. 

A highlight of the new Ultimate experience is Bow Tie Cinemas’ first full-scale restaurant and bar concept, Majestic Bar. Prominently located in the theater lobby, Majestic Bar has seating for 25+ at its U-shaped bar where large screen TVs will show sporting events, classic films and, music videos. Guests can look forward to Movie Trivia Nights, Ultimate Karaoke, weekend Brunch with mimosa flights, Happy Hour (4-6 PM daily) and Reverse Happy Hour (10:30 PM-closing, daily) featuring discounted beer, wine, cocktails, mocktails, and bar food favorites such as fresh-baked “giant” Bavarian pretzels and flatbreads. Look for an ongoing schedule of events and unique offerings @MajesticbarCT.
Bar service includes premium spirits and cocktails made to order, along with an impressive local craft beer selection, a variety of wine choices, plus Bow Tie specialty cocktails and a Mule menu served by the glass or the carafe.  
Expanding beyond traditional movie theater snacks, the new Bow Tie Ultimate® Majestic Food & Beverage menu will include all-day breakfast options plus creative appetizers including Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Korean BBQ Veggie Meatball Buns, and Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.  Entrees feature Handmade Artisan Pizzas, Chicken Caesar Salad, the Ultimate Burger and Beyond Burger, as well as Fried Chicken & Waffle Sliders served on Belgian waffles and drizzled with hot habanero honey.  All items can be ordered at the concession stand, delivered to your seat or enjoyed at the Majestic Bar. 
“The busy lifestyle led by today’s entertainment consumers often forces a choice between seeing a movie and having a great meal and a cocktail,” says Ben Moss, CEO of Bow Tie Cinemas. “Now at the brand new Bow Tie Ultimate Majestic in Stamford, guests can reserve a luxury recliner seat in advance and enjoy a fresh made to order cocktail, snack or a full meal before, during or after the movie, even in our brand new Bow Tie Xtreme large-format auditorium with Dolby Atmos Surround Sound.”
Adding to the allure of this innovative style of movie watching is the reserved seating component. Audiences can select their recliner seats in advance when they purchase tickets online through BOWTIECINEMAS.COM and the Bow Tie Cinemas App, in-person from an in-theater kiosk, or at the Bow Tie Cinemas box office. 
Founded by B.S. Moss in 1900, four generations of family ownership have guided Bow Tie Cinemas from its origins in Vaudeville to its current standing as the oldest theater circuit in North America and is currently one of America’s fifteen largest exhibitors. Bow Tie Cinemas operates 217 screens at 32 locations in six states.
118 Summer Street, Stamford, CT (coming soon)
LANDMARK (Renovation Completion 2020)
5 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT
]]> (Serena Norr) Places Wed, 06 Nov 2019 07:04:48 -0500
Pet Pantry Warehouse Marks 75th Anniversary in Greenwich!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit PPW online ( to join the e-mail list and for social links and be the first to know about upcoming events and promotions.
# # # 
PHOTO: Vice President Ari Jacobson; Executive Vice President Adam Jacobson; Vice President Joshua Roth; Creative Director Cynthia Fox; and General Manager Emery Kriegsman.
Photo credit: Hybrid Media 
]]> (Hybrid Media ) Places Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:55:56 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Inbar Group

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

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

You're IT Inbar Group!

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

Why did you start your business?

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

Best-selling product/service?

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

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

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

Visit Inbar Group online or call 203.388.5202

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

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

]]> (HH) Places Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:49:30 -0400
DART to the Finish Charity Walk Raises $125,000 for Crucial Rare Childhood Disease Research

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

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

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

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


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


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

]]> (Dana's Angels Research Trust) Charities Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:35:22 -0400
Stamford EMS Fundraiser For New Ambulances Provides Indoor Halloween Fun

Heavy rains didn’t spoil the Halloween fun for Stamford EMS as they proudly presented their first annual Run For Your Life fundraiser on Sunday. The event raised funds for the nonprofit EMS provider to replace two ambulances and life-saving medical equipment that were damaged earlier this year in an electrical fire.

Held inside the Stamford Town Center, participants brought their costume ideas to life and went for a 3K walk through the mall. Representatives from Sephora provided make-up finishing touches and Stamford High cheerleaders brought extra-special sprit to the day.

Jon Kamal, on-air personality at 95.9 THE FOX, was a lively emcee, and Stamford Downtown District Commissioner George Boyce and former MLB baseball manager Bobby Valentine judged the costume contest. Valentine also served as the event’s Grand Marshal.

“They work in our community to save lives, they do incredible work 24 hours a day seven days a week, and it’s a nonprofit organization that’s worth our support,” said Valentine.

“We put together this fundraiser to help defray the costs of the ambulances we lost in March. We have insurance, but it does not cover the full costs,” said Patricia Squires, Stamford EMS Chief and CEO. “Participants not only supported Stamford EMS, they also supported the entire community.”

Winners of the costume contest include: Best Stroller: Grayson Villatoro of Stamford, Best Individual Costume: Xi Zhou, Most Original: the Anuba family, Best Group: the Tedescos, and Grand Marshal Favorite: Brady and Hunter Landry.

“I work as a nurse in the emergency room at Stamford Hospital,” said Nicole Landry. “Stamford EMS does so much for us we wanted to come out and support them.”

After the event participants extended the fun by joining an incredible Stamford Town Center Fall Festival. Complete with fall-themed games, activities, treats, music, live entertainment, and a special appearance by Anna Zap of Star 99.9, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization, and Connecticut’s only CAAS accredited ambulance service. Paramedics respond to over 14,000 emergency calls each year in the City of Stamford and Town of Darien. To make a donation, please visit or call (203) 968-1118.

Stamford EMS would like to thank the Stamford Town Center, as well as sponsors Stamford Health, RFR Realty, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, Michael and Ronnie Wiederlight, Cross Insurance, Blue Chip Financial, The TNS Group, Blueprint Benefit Advisors, and Wells Fargo; community partners Stamford Downtown Special Services District, Poland Springs, Trader Joe’s, Connecticut Sports Scene, Stop & Shop, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy and Sephora; and media sponsors 95.9 THE FOX and Hey Stamford.

]]> (Kerry Anne Ducey) Charities Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:44:47 -0400
Courageous Thinking - King School Open House Nov 3

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

Register for Lower School Open House today

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

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

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

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

Register for Lower School Open House today

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

]]> (Lakeya Graves) Events Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:42:00 -0400
Abilis and Greenwich Hospital Offer Project SEARCH Job Fair November 7

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

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

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

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

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


]]> (Abilis) Neighbors Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:32:36 -0400
Greenwich Historical Society’s Holiday Boutique Offers Something for Everyone

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

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

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

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

]]> (Laura McCormick) Events Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:11:58 -0400
The Greenwich Art Society presents Oli Kambeitz Exhibition of Paintings at the Greenwich Hospital Garden Cafe

The Greenwich Art Society proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by Oli Kambeitz from the artist’s personal collection from October 21 – January 31, 2020 at the Garden Café at Greenwich Hospital. The paintings are on view weekdays 8:30am – 3:30pm.  Located at 5 Perryride Road, Greenwich, CT

Oli Kambeitz is a native of southern Brazil.  Oli’s love and appreciation for nature is demonstrated in her art which displays rich, vibrant colors and complex textures creating both a peaceful and exuberant feeling. Oli's greatest satisfaction comes from bringing a sense of joy, love and wonderment to her viewers.   She strives to put her heart and feelings into her work

Oli's paintings have been recognized and awarded at shows put at the Greenwich Art Society.  A curator from the Museum of Modern Art in NYC granted her a prestigious award at the Annual Members’ Bendheim show in Greenwich, CT. Subsequent to these accomplishments she has been commissioned for numerous paintings. Oli is a member of the Greenwich Art Society and the Southern Vermont Art Center.

All works can be purchased by contacting the Greenwich Art society at 203-629-1533 between 9:30 am and 12:30 PM Monday through Friday or by emailing  please visit

]]> (Anna Patalano) Places Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:34:21 -0400
Bruce Museum's New 2D Curiosity Cabinet Amazes

GREENWICH, CT – Sea serpents crushing ships. Seven-foot-tall giants. A mummified Porsche. What other oddities might you find in the Bruce Museum’s 2D curiosity cabinet?

See for yourself by exploring the Bruce Museum’s new exhibition, Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet, opening in the Museum’s Bantle Lecture Gallery on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

The practice of collecting objects and putting them on display in cabinets of curiosities reached its peak among European collectors, scientists, and royalty during the 16th and 17th centuries. The purposes of these rooms varied, from showcasing prized possessions to serving as educational tools. Some cabinet owners even aspired to the metaphysical in their desire to create a microcosm of the universe through their collections.

Curiosity cabinets are traditionally thought of as physical spaces filled with objects. However, scholars and artists in the past also used words and images to describe, and occasionally create, cabinets in two-dimensional form. In these works, the cabinet is shown on paper rather than displayed in a room. Prints such as the third plate from William Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode series (shown above) depict the interior spaces and contents of cabinets. Books filled with printed images detail the objects in the cabinets and the categories used to organize them.

Drawing inspiration from these cabinets on paper, this exhibition uses printed works, photographs, medals, textiles, and scrimshaw from the Bruce Museum collections to create a cabinet filled with two-dimensional depictions of typical three-dimensional cabinet objects.

On view through March 29, 2020, Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet is curated by H.S. Miller, the Museum’s Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow 2019-20. The exhibition is based on a chapter of the master’s dissertation Miller completed while studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

“To see an aspect of my research take on a new life as an exhibition is really exciting,” says Miller. “Cabinets of curiosities capture my imagination both as a former scientist who is curious about the natural world and as an art historian who adores all things weird, wacky, and wonderful.”

The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Admission to the Museum is free through January 31, 2020, while our main galleries are being renovated. The Permanent Science Gallery will remain open, as will the Bantle Lecture Gallery, Education Workshop, and Museum Store. Complete calendar listings, including programs related to the exhibition, will be listed on

]]> (Scott Smith ) Places Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:28:05 -0400