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McArdle’s Earth Day Talk: Planting to Host and Feed Butterflies

By Leslie Yager

Earth Day was fitting timing for a gardeners’ talk on the topic of butterflies at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center. The talk was given by McArdle’s Margaret Mikolenko, in conjunction with Greenwich Land Trust to give a boost to the environment, and in particular, to butterflies, which are disappearing. Mikolenko explained that plants that are attractive to butterflies can be divided into Hosts and Feeders. The list of plants that provide food is lengthy, and you may already have several of them in your garden, but according to Mikolenko, a foolproof way to lure butterflies is with the simple Zinnia. She said Earth Day is not too early to sew Zinnia seeds and that McArdle’s has them in stock. Continue Reading →

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Victorian Tea at The Woman’s Club of Greenwich

 The Woman’s Club of Greenwich, 89 Maple Ave., is delighted to host A Victorian Tea on Saturday, May 10th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Enjoy tea, tasty delicacies, tea sandwiches and conversation, followed by an hour long interactive presentation by Kandie Carle (The Victorian Lady). Reserve your seat by May 1st The cost is $25 per person. While dressing in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing and accessories, Kandie Carle adds humor, history and intriguing anecdotes about fashion, home life and etiquette of men and women during the 1860s – Civil War, 1890s – Gilded Age, 1900s – Edwardian Era. The Victorian Lady program brings to light some of the differences as well as some of the similarities between us and our Victorian ancestors. Continue Reading →

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Tiny New York Kitchen: Minted Fresh Peas And Beans

By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen 

So sweet and tender these fresh spring peas are exquisite. Try and use fresh peas and beans if possible. Serve with sliced smoked chicken breast topped with tzatziki dressing. INGREDIENTS

3 Cups Fresh or Frozen Peas
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen French Cut Green Beans
¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
8 Fresh Mint Leaves (Divided)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste

Cook peas and green beans in salted boiling water with half of mint leaves for 15 minutes until tender. If you are using frozen peas and beans, the cooking time may vary. Continue Reading →

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Adopt-A-Dog: Ten Healthy, Happy Puppies Need Homes

Greenwich’s Adopt-A-Dog occasionally take in litters of puppies from the south because they know some people in Town only want a puppy. If that’s your preference, you’ll hit the jackpot if you visit the sanctuary this weekend because this cutie is just one of a litter of ten rescued from North Carolina. Oftentimes, in the south, municipal shelters will euthanize the puppies first. Sad, but true, so if it’s a puppy you’re after, consider supporting Adopt-A-Dog’s mission of providing sanctuary for owner surrenders by meeting this adorable crew first. Adopt-A-Dog‘s sanctuary is located just over the state line in Armonk at 23 Cox Rd., which is a straight run up Riversville Rd, past Audubon Greenwich. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Native Runs Boston Marathon for 6th Year, Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer

UPDATE: By the close of the Boston Marathon, Phoebe Yager exceeded her $10,000 goal, raising $10,573 for Mass General Children’s Cancer Center. Editor’s Note: This story is about my younger sister. Phoebe Yager, who attended Glenville School and Greenwich Academy before going on to college and medical school, is running the Boston Marathon on Monday. Phoebe, who works at Mass General in pediatric intensive care, has run the marathon to raise money for Mass General Children’s Center for several years, including last year when she crossed the finish line just minutes before the bombs exploded. Phoebe’s husband Steve Schrodel and their boys Graham and Miles, now 7 and 4 respectively, had rooted for her from mile 22. Continue Reading →

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2014 Kids Triathlon Sunday June 8 at GHS – Register Today

The action at Greenwich Track Club is picking up speed now that spring has sprung. it’s time to register for the Kids Triathlon, Sunday, June 8 at Greenwich High School. Details at the Kids Triathlon website.Registration is officially open and filling fast as they are are only accepting 200 registrations. Register for the kids triathlon online. Here are other upcoming track club activities:

-Moms in Training begins April 26th

-5k Fun Run to help fight pancreatic cancer : April 27th

-Cancer Cares Walk/Run for Hope : Sunday, May 4th

-Riverside Run : Saturday, May 10th

-LLS Pineapple Classic : Saturday, May 17th

Check out the Greenwich Track Club website. Continue Reading →

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GHS Student Employment Services Seeks Listings from Local Businesses and Employers

Despite all the wonderful support Student Employment Services has been getting from employers, SES has many more students looking for work than they have openings. This school year they have listed over 1,300 jobs but it is not enough when there are on average 250 students seeking employment opportunities every month. Do you have a posting to share with Student Employment Services? They have over 4,000 registered Greenwich students at SES between the ages of 14 and 25 who are either working or actively looking for jobs.  Soon many students graduating from college will need  full time jobs, college students will be returning mid-May and  join the ranks of our high school students seeking a summer, part time and one shot positions. Continue Reading →

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Talk About Train Safety. Senator Blumenthal Within Inches of Speeding Train

During a Good Friday press conference on train safety at the busy Milford train station platform, Senator Blumenthal is a little close for comfort as an Amtrak train races up behind him. In the video posted to YouTube by KHON2 News, the Senator is standing on the yellow caution area at the edge of the platform as the Mayor of Milford Ben Blake delivers his remarks. “We have about 5,000 customers taking the train each day,” Mayor Blake says. “Safety, as you know, is paramount,” he continues just as an Amtrak train rushes past, a rush of wind tousling hair and blowing a poster visual off its tripod. The video which is posted to YouTube.com has over 622,000 hits as of Tuesday. Continue Reading →

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Earth Day in Greenwich: Butterfly Talk, Sustainability Talk, Shop to Benefit Land Trust

Support Greenwich Land Trust and celebrate Earth Day in Greenwich with a day of shopping, eating and unique events on Tuesday, April 22. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the GLT’s conservation work. Atelier360
Cabochon Jewelry
Gofer Ice Cream
Organic Planet
Out of the Box
Outdoor Traders
Pizza Post
Smart Kids’ Toys
Sweaty Betty
Vineyard Vines

8:00-10:00am – Cabochon Jewelry Trunk Show. RSVP required: Tel. (203) 629-2151

11:00am – Butterfly talk at McArdle’s at 48 Arch Street. Continue Reading →

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