Greenwich Free Press Year in PHOTOS: 2018

Here are a few of the photos (in no particular order) that highlight 2018 in Greenwich.  January 2018 started out with a deep freeze that resulted in ice skating on Mianus Pond. Even the GHS hockey team skated on the pond at Pomerance! Happy New Year!

Skating on Mianus Pond, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Skating on Mianus Pond, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Skating on the frozen Mianus River on Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Skating on Mianus Pond, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jimmy Capparelle in front of their homes along the frozen Mianus River. Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lou Coppola and Jimmy Capparelle on Mianus Pond. Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lou Coppola and Jimmy Capparelle on Mianus Pond. Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lou Coppola and Jimmy Capparelle on Mianus Pond. Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The GHS hockey team practiced on the ice at Pomerance on New Year\’s Day, Jan 1, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A day at the beach, Tod's Point, July 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A day at the beach, Tod’s Point, July 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

 


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Parks & Rec director Joe Siciliano with Susie Baker days before the official opening of the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park. June 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Parks & Rec director Joe Siciliano with Susie Baker days before the official opening of the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park. June 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Opening day at the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park. June 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Students organized a walk out to protest gun violence on April 20, 2018 at Greenwich High School. Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School students organized a walk-out to protest gun violence on the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, April 20, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Playing baseball at Havemeyer behind the Town Hall (which had been Greenwich High School until 1970). June 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

State Rep. Ben McGorty for Shelton, a Club kid who grew up in Cos Cob, with Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey and State Rep Fred Camillo at the first annual Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich alumni reunion. June 8, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kathleen Stowe of the BOE superintendent search committee and BOE chair Peter Bernstein. The BOE anticipates winding up their search for a permanent superintendent of schools by the end of the calendar year. Photo: Leslie Yager

Convocation for all Greenwich Schools teachers was held at the Performing Arts center at GHS at the end of August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Convocation for all Greenwich Schools teachers was held at the Performing Arts center at GHS at the end of August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

One of many demolitions along Milbank Avenue in fall 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

New Lebanon School theater arts students rehearsed Seussical as the new New Lebanon School neared completion outside the window. Nov 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cos Cob Riders participated in the Veterans Day community walk, Nov 8, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cos Cob Riders participated in the Veterans Day community walk, Nov 8, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Cos Cob Riders participated in the Veterans Day community walk, Nov 8, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS Cardinals football Captains smiled for the camera at Media Day. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

 Children from the Family First in Education after school program take a few laps around the indoor track at the YMCA of Greenwich. April 4, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Children from the Family First in Education after school program took a few laps around the indoor track at the YMCA of Greenwich. April 4, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Girls became Cub Scouts at a ceremony at North Mianus School on Feb 8, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Girls became Cub Scouts at a ceremony at North Mianus School on Feb 8, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Ferries in Greenwich Harbor. It never gets old! July, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich High School graduation. June 20, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Wisteria growing outside the Drawing Room in Cos Cob. Summer 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Waiting at Island Beach for the ferry back to Greenwich Harbor. July 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kayaks stored at Grass Island in Greenwich. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Amaranthus, well over 4 ft tall, sway happily in the hot breeze on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Amaranthus, well over 4 ft tall, swayed happily in the hot breeze on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Taking photos from a kayak in Greenwich Harbor of the Town's ferries. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Photo of the Captain’s Island ferry from a kayak in Greenwich Harbor. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Taking photos from a kayak in Greenwich Harbor of the Town's ferries. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Taking photos from a kayak in Greenwich Harbor. August 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Kevin Allmashy, Executive Chef and Owner of Executive Corner Deli & Catering, with his son Nicholas, who loves to help his dad with cooking. May 18, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ralph Mayo smiles after the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint him interim Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools on June 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ralph Mayo smiles after the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint him interim Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools on June 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Eastern Middle School Principal Ralph Mayo and Dr. Jill Gildea embrace after it was announced Mr. Mayo would become interim Superintendent. June 21, 2018

Eastern Middle School Principal Ralph Mayo and Dr. Jill Gildea embrace after it was announced Mr. Mayo would become interim Superintendent. June 21, 2018

Joe Darula, Jeff Morris and Matt Criscuolo. Sept 18, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Joe Darula, Jeff Morris and Matt Criscuolo at Greenwich Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Sept 18, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Donald Clark and Pat Servidio stationed outside the US Post Office in Cos Cob on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Donald Clark and Pat Servidio stationed outside the US Post Office in Cos Cob on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Anticipating a blue wave at Democratic headquarters on election Night Nov 6, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Anticipating a possible blue wave at Democratic headquarters on election Night Nov 6, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Days after her upset victory against incumbent Republican Scott Frantz, Alex Bergstein participated in the Veterans Day community walk down Greenwich Avenue. Nov 11, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

At the senior center, victorious Steve Meskers gets a hug from Lily Smith after learning of his victory over incumbent, Republican Mike Bocchino. Nov 6, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

At the senior center, victorious Steve Meskers gets a hug from Lily Smith after learning of his victory over incumbent, Republican Mike Bocchino. Nov 6, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Democrats erupted when they learned Steve Meskers had defeated Mike Bocchino for State Rep in District 150.

Greenwich Free Press reporter Monique Nikolov interviewing State Senator Scott Frantz. Photo: Heather Brown

Greenwich Free Press reporter Monique Nikolov interviewing State Senator Scott Frantz on election night, Nov 6, 2018 at the Milbrook Club. Photo: Heather Brown

Last ride of the season on the Island Beach Ferry. Sept 15, 2018

Last ride of the season on the Island Beach Ferry. Sept 15, 2018

At Old Greenwich School, the themed Pumpkin Lady was unveiled. Oct 2, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ella Dawson snags a kiss from Alex the kissing booth to benefit Long Island Bull Dog Rescue at Puttin' on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Ella Dawson snags a kiss from Alex in the kissing booth to benefit Long Island Bull Dog Rescue at Puttin’ on the Dog, Sept. 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The rescue group Adore-A-Bullie volunteers with two of Maggie's puppies: Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The rescue group Adore-A-Bullie volunteers with two of Maggie’s puppies at Adopt A Dog’s Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Port Chester High School marching band at the 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association, Sunday, March 18. Photo: Leslie Yager

Port Chester High School marching band at the 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association, Sunday, March 18. Photo: Leslie Yager

A total of 96 shirts were strung on clothes line along Mill River Park to represent the number of lives lost to guns every day in the US. Background, Trump Parc Stamford at 1 Broad Street. March 24, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A total of 96 shirts were strung on a clothes line along Mill River Park to represent the number of lives lost to guns every day in the US. Background, Trump Parc Stamford at 1 Broad Street. March 24, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds gathered for a March for Our Lives rally in Stamford’s Mill River Park. March 24, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Hundreds gathered for a March for Our Lives rally in Stamford’s Mill River Park. March 24, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association took place on Sunday, March 18.

The 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association. Sunday, March 18.

The 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association took place on Sunday, March 18.

The 44th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association took place on Sunday, March 18. Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Salvatore Servello, who served in the Air Force 1957-1961, Sarah Haag-Fisk a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and LtCol Jennifer Mondido at Hamilton Avenue School on Nov 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Salvatore Servello, who served in the Air Force 1957-1961, Sarah Haag-Fisk a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and LtCol Jennifer Mondido at Hamilton Avenue School on Nov 9, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa ready to pie Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Jake Mondschein and James Sosa ready to pie Mr. Piotrzkowski after their houses won the the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski got pied by students to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Interim headmaster Rick Piotrzkowski got pied by students to honor the winning houses in the annual Thanksgiving penny wars and food drive at Greenwich High School. Nov 21, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

A massive cargo ship arrived on Nov 25 and dropped anchor. The Showboat was tied up to the ship for three days in heavy winds. Finally the waters were calm on Friday, but the boat was already heavily damaged. Nov 30, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei at William O’Connor’s swearing in ceremony for Greenwich Police Dept. Photo: Leslie Yager

Newly sworn in Greenwich Police officer William O'Connor with his father Sergeant Michael O'Connor Sr flanked by brothers Patrick and Michael Jr., also both Greenwich Police officers. Oct 1, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Newly sworn in Greenwich Police officer William O’Connor with his father Sergeant Michael O’Connor Sr flanked by brothers Patrick and Michael Jr., also both Greenwich Police officers. Oct 1, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager


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Lily Smith at Puttin' on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Lily Smith at Puttin’ on the Dog. Sept 16, 2018. Photo: Leslie Yager

Mary Hull of Greenwich Green & Clean with volunteers assembling the holiday greenery baskets that grace downtown. November 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Dusk along Greenwich Avenue as the holiday lights begin to illuminate the sidewalk. December 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager