Greenwich Free Press 2019 Year in Photos

The boys and Girls Club of Greenwich's 8th annual Muddy Up fundraiser at Camp Simmons. Sept 29, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The boys and Girls Club of Greenwich’s 8th annual Muddy Up fundraiser at Camp Simmons. Sept 29, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s 8th Annual Muddy Up is Great Fun

Greenwich High School students participated in a national walk out to protest gun violence. March 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School students participated in a national walk out to protest gun violence. March 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds of GHS Students Take Part in Walk-Out to Protest Gun Violence

Dennis Lake outside his soon-to-open La Taqueria on Greenwich Avenue. April 22, 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

Dennis Lake outside his soon-to-open La Taqueria on Greenwich Avenue. April 22, 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

La Taqueria to Open on Greenwich Ave: Authentic Food, Service, Ambiance, and “Fun Factor”

The former Patio.com at 600 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob. Oct 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The former Patio.com at 600 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob. Oct 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Patio.com at Former House of Pancakes Has Closed. What Would You Like to See There?

GHS Cardinals vs Danbury Hatters. Sept 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Cardinals vs Danbury Hatters. Sept 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Cardinals Wallop Danbury Hatters 49-3 in Season Football Opener

46 Mead Ave in Byram. Monday Nov 18, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

46 Mead Ave in Byram. Monday Nov 18, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

After Decades of Complaints, Blighted Byram House is Razed

Kastriot Xhema at Revolution Training in Stamford. Aug 21, 219 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kastriot Xhema at Revolution Training in Stamford. Aug 21, 219 Photo: Leslie Yager

A cement truck hit two cars on Greenwich Avenue. Aug 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

A cement truck hit two cars on Greenwich Avenue. Aug 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Roman floated in on a bed of Ramen Noodles and left a winner! Adopt-A-Dog’s 12th annual Howl & Prowl sponsored by Pet Pantry Warehouse took place on Greenwich Avenue. Nov 3, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

12th Annual Howl & Prowl is Great Fun on Greenwich Ave

The bleachers at Cardinal Stadium were condemned in April 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Bleachers Condemned; Games and Graduation Plans TBD

Trump/Camillo sign on Mason Street by the YMCA. Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Police Captain Admits Buying the Trump/Camillo Signs

Emma Santilli was with her dad Jeff at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center as she touched a crab. June 23, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Emma Santilli was with her dad Jeff at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center as she touched a crab. June 23, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Workers from Stella Mar Oysters aboard the Paige Lane oyster barge at Experience the Sound. June 23, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Oysters, Crabs, Kelp and Kids Abound at Experience the Sound 2019

During a student walk out on Friday, Victoria Fu urged students to use their voices to demand action on climate change. Sept 19, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

During a student walk out on Friday, Victoria Fu urged students to use their voices to demand action on climate change. Sept 19, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Town of Greenwich Superintendent of Parks & Trees Dr. Greg Kramer, executive Director of Greenwich Tree Conservancy JoAnn Messina and GTC Mark Greenwald look on as someone hugs the pin oak tree at Greenwich Town hall, Aug 15, 2019

Town of Greenwich Superintendent of Parks & Trees Dr. Greg Kramer, executive Director of Greenwich Tree Conservancy JoAnn Messina and GTC Mark Greenwald look on as someone hugs the pin oak tree at Greenwich Town Hall, Aug 15, 2019

John Marinelli

Head coach John Marinelli presented Tysen Comizio with his ring during a ceremony at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. May 19, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Football Head Coach Marinelli Departs for Collegiate Ranks: “This is a football town, and I was honored to be in charge”

Tractor trailer accident on I95 by exit 2 northbound August 7, 2019. Contributed photo: Liz Eckert

Tractor trailer accident on I95 by exit 2 northbound August 7, 2019. Contributed photo: Liz Eckert

Tractor Trailer Accident Leaves I95 A Mess Wednesday Morning

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hosted a holiday dance for Abilis. December 18, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hosted a holiday dance for Abilis. December 18, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Newly reopened Steamboat Road Pier. July 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ribbon cutting at newly reopened Steamboat Road Pier. July 8, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 45th annual St Patrick’s Parade took place along Greenwich Avenue, March 24, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Chief Heavey, Rob Guerrieri and First Selectman Fred Camillo. Dec 4, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Upper Crust Bagel Company celebrated 25 years in business in Old Greenwich in 2019. Chief Heavey, Rob Guerrieri and First Selectman Fred Camillo. Dec 4, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager


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Lynn Willow Gulli and India Sullivan, both 9, enjoy the sun at Greenwich Point. June 23, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Members of the Greenwich Athletic Foundation Rich Fulton, Randy Caravella, Rob Burton and Rick Kral at the Board of Education meeting on July 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Members of the Greenwich Athletic Foundation Rich Fulton, Randy Caravella, Rob Burton and Rick Kral after the Board of Education accepted their $120,000 gift for temporary bleacher scaffolding at GHS. on July 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

CCI Bake sale outside Greenwich Town Hall. July 15, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Demolition of the "ghost house" at 2 Patterson property, owned by Greenwich Academy. Aug 20, 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

Demolition of the “ghost house” at 2 Patterson property, owned by Greenwich Academy. Aug 20, 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Academy Neighbors Say Quality of Life Has Taken a Hit This Summer

The spot along Glenville Road near Stillman Lane where the body of a woman was found inside a suitcase. Feb 4, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The spot along Glenville Road near Stillman Lane where the body of a woman was found inside a suitcase. Feb 4, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

GPD: Javier DeSilva of Queens, NY “Admitted a Role in the Death of Valerie Reyes”

Dusted with snow, a vintage car at Carriage House Motor Cars on Railroad Ave is topped with a Christmas tree speckled with colorful lights. Dec 17, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dusted with snow, a vintage car at Carriage House Motor Cars on Railroad Ave is topped with a Christmas tree speckled with colorful lights. Dec 17, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

About 250 people attended a "Lights for Liberty" vigil at Greenwich Town Hall to protest the treatment of migrants on the US border with Mexico. July 12, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

About 250 people attended a “Lights for Liberty” vigil at Greenwich Town Hall to protest the treatment of migrants on the US border with Mexico. July 12, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Crazies selected a beach theme for the season opener football game vs Danbury Hatters. Sept 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cardinal Crazies selected a beach theme for the season opener football game vs Danbury Hatters. Sept 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 45th annual St Patrick’s Parade took place along Greenwich Avenue, March 24, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Nancy and George Chelwick with Dave D'Andrea at Redmen's Hall where the USO Show Troupe performed at a luncheon for Veterans Day. Nov 11, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Nancy and George Chelwick with Dave D’Andrea at Redmen’s Hall where the USO Show Troupe performed at a luncheon for Veterans Day. Nov 11, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

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Outside the Tobacconist of Greenwich, owner Michael Cafagno and friends. May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Father Bill Platt led the procession from St Catherine of Siena Church to the Carnival of Fun. July 9, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Carolyn Iliff from the USO Show Troupe persuaded State Rep Steve Meskers to sing along with her at Redmen’s Hall on Veterans Day. Nov 11, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Wine + Food Festival took place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 20th annual Greenwich Youth Cheerleading (GYCL) Exhibition. Nov 3, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 20th annual Greenwich Youth Cheerleading (GYCL) Exhibition. Nov 3, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 20th annual Greenwich Youth Cheerleading (GYCL) Exhibition. Nov 3, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 20th annual Greenwich Youth Cheerleading (GYCL) Exhibition. Nov 3, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

GYCL Cheer Expo Heats up GHS for 20th Annual Exhibition

PE teachers David Bruni and Cristofer Brown with Assistant Principal Kathleen Ramirez, preparing to peel Principal Jill Flood off the wall at North Street School after a successful "pennies for patients" drive to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. March 22, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

PE teachers David Bruni and Cristofer Brown with Assistant Principal Kathleen Ramirez, preparing to peel Principal Jill Flood off the wall at North Street School after a successful “pennies for patients” drive to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. March 22, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jerry Siccardi and his daughter Judy Waldeyer at the Greenwich Farmers Market. July 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jerry Siccardi and his daughter Judy Waldeyer at the Greenwich Farmers Market. July 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

99 Year Old Shares Memories of Service during Pivotal Moments of World War II

Hamilton Avenue School Principal Shanta M. Smith with Frances "Brix" Abbott at the school's annual Halloween parade. Oct 31, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Hamilton Avenue School Principal Shanta M. Smith with Frances “Brix” Abbott at the school’s annual Halloween parade. Oct 31, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Getting into the action during free children's activities at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Getting into the action during free children’s activities at the Greenwich Town Party, May 25, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey with son James at the GHS Class of 2019 graduation. June 18, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

PHOTOS: GHS Class of 2019 Shines at Graduation

Enjoying the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich 17th annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 26, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Enjoying the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich 17th annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 26, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich club coordinator Camry Ferrara with Club kids at 17th annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 26, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich club coordinator Camry Ferrara with Club kids at 17th annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 26, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Puttin on the Dog. Sept 29, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Puttin on the Dog. Sept 29, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jen Danzi, Lynne Carriello, Tina Pray at the Wine + Festival in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jen Danzi, Lynne Carriello, Tina Pray at the Wine + Festival in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sand Blast at Tod's Point was hosted by the Greenwich Dept of Parks & Rec and the Greenwich Arts Council. July 27, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sand Blast at Tod’s Point was hosted by the Greenwich Dept of Parks & Rec and the Greenwich Arts Council. July 27, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

William (26), Mike Jr (31), Mike Sr, and Patrick O'Connor (28) went out on two patrol cars to work a shift together on July 18, 2019 for the Greenwich Police Department. Photo: Leslie Yager

William (26), Mike Jr (31), Mike Sr, and Patrick O’Connor (28) went out on two patrol cars to work a shift together on July 18, 2019 for the Greenwich Police Department. Photo: Leslie Yager

Four Members of O’Connor Family Share a Shift on Greenwich Police Force

Floating Christmas tree viewed off the Steamboat Road Pier. December 19, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Floating Christmas tree viewed from the Steamboat Road Pier. December 19, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

In Greenwich, Holiday Lights are Where You Find Them

Sampling juices from The Wine + Food Festival took place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jackson Bogardus collected a whopping 2,493 pairs of socks in October. He borrowed a wheelbarrow to move all the socks into Inspirica at 141 Franklin Street. Photo: Leslie Yager

34 Connecticut Avenue is on the corner of Lincoln Avenue in central Greenwich. Photo: Leslie Yager

34 Connecticut Avenue in central Greenwich slated for demolition. Aug 2019. Photo: Leslie Yager

House built in 1890 is demolished at 34 Connecticut Ave in central Greenwich. Oct 21, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lisa Giometti as Veruca Salt, Elaina Weaver as Violet Beauregarde, Shirin Assarpour as Grandpa Joe and Crystal Kitselman as Willy Wonka. Oct 31, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lisa Giometti as Veruca Salt, Elaina Weaver as Violet Beauregarde, Shirin Assarpour as Grandpa Joe and Crystal Kitselman as Willy Wonka. Oct 31, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

James Farrell and his daughter Katie at Boxcar Cantina. Oct 11, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

James Farrell and his daughter Katie at Boxcar Cantina. In October Boxcar Cantina held a week long celebration to mark 25 years in business. Oct 11, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Rick Kral supervising finishing touches at Greenwich Water Club's new squash facility on River Road. The three singles and one doubles courts are the product of an addition at the rear of the historic mansion, which will now serve as a clubhouse. Photo: Leslie Yager

Rick Kral supervising finishing touches at Greenwich Water Club’s new squash facility on River Road. The three singles and one doubles courts are the product of an addition at the rear of the historic mansion, which will now serve as a clubhouse. Photo: Leslie Yager

Transformation of Cos Cob Inn to Squash Facility Complete, History Preserved

Dress rehearsal of Greenwich High School's production of Beauty & the Beast, May 13, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School’s staged Beauty & the Beast, May 13, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Adopt-A-Dog’s Puttin’ on the Dog in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 29, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager