GFP Top Stories of July: Ada’s Spiffs Up, Truesdell’s “Warehouse” and Mondscheins’ Rescues

logo FINAL by AndréJuly has been exciting at Greenwich Free Press. We have been the only reporter at Town meetings ranging from Parks & Rec to ARC and Harbor Management Commission. Our young contributors have been a tremendous asset to the site’s success, doubling our page views in the last 30 days.

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Greenwich Dance Studio’s Kate Truesdell Finds Home in Cos Cob
Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 6.14.05 PMIntern Jenny Knoeller, GHS ’14 helped us break the news of Kate Truesdell’s move to a 5,000 square ft former Callahan Bros warehouse on July 18.

Facebook likes: 466

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Avon Theatre Offering Must-See Summer Lineup
Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 3.04.52 PMThank you Nicola Traynor, GFP intern extraordinaire who wrote a feature about the summer lineup of indie films at the Avon Theatre in Stamford which celebrates its 75th anniversary in August. The Theatre will celebrate its anniversary on Tuesday, August 12 with a Land of Oz reception reception at 6:00 and costume contest with grab-bag prizes at 7:00pm, and a showing of The Wizard of Oz at 7:30. See you there!

Facebook likes: 34

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Sprucing Up Ada’s in Riverside
Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 11.00.58 PMAt the same meeting representatives from Ada’s Variety Shop were met with smiles as they reviewed plans for a restoration of the vintage house that has been home to the candy shop for over half a century.

Facebook likes: 53

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Gun Safety Rally
Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.29.07 PMGFP contributor James Finn, GHS ’10, Emerson College ’14, put together a terrific video at the gun safety rally that coincided with Chris Christie’s visit to Greenwich for a total of 1K page views

Facebook Likes: 45

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Meet Sampson and Lulu. Two Southern Black Labs Who Hit the Jackpot with the Mondscheins of Greenwich.

IMG_8352We met the Mondscheins at the Old Greenwich Memorial Day parade and followed up with a visit to their home for a feature on the family’s two rescue black labs from Alabama. The story was widely shared. Thank you to the Mondscheins for sharing the joys of rescue.

Facebook Likes: 28

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Second Chances in Byram is Greenwich’s Mindy Project

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 9.11.48 AMSecond Chances thrift and consignment store is one of those places you may have intended to check out. Make a point of stopping in Byram and saying hi to Mindy. Talk about consigning, or just hunt for treasures.

Facebook Likes: 74

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Polishing a Vintage Gem after a Tragic Fire in Byram
Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 4.37.02 PMOn Jul 14 we wrote about State Rep Fred Camillo’s restoration of the vintage captain’s home he rents out in Byram. The house, which Fred lived in for 7 years himself, had a tragic fire and a tenant’s dog perished. But he chose to restore the vintage home rather than demolish it and gave Greenwich Free Press a tour of the progress.

Facebook Likes: 42

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Thirty Years of Sand Sculptures Means a Blast at Greenwich Point

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 5.33.18 PMLook for us at popular community events like SandBlast 2014. We’ll cover as many as possible. Mark your calendars for Adopt A Dog’s annual Puttin’ on the Dog on Sept. 21 and Fashion’s Night out on Sept. 5.

Facebook Likes: 25

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PHOTOS: Broadway Barks Aims to Reduce the Euthanasia List in New York

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 2.58.46 PMOur feature on the Broadway Barks event at Shubert Alley in New York City’s theater district showcased the brainchild of Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters. The dogs and cats won the day. The event’s goal is to lower the euthanasia list in New York and make the city a more humane place for animals.

Facebook Likes: 34, Tweets: 19

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