Top Stories of the Week: OG Social Club to Fill Mackenzie’s Space, GHS Perf Arts Center Opening Concert, Candidate Interviews

As we move into fall, the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to turn. School moves into full swing and it is tough to keep up with all Greenwich’s news.

At GHS where he is a special education aide in Folsom House, Anthony Lopez shares his ideas while son Isaiah, 11, looks on. Credit: Leslie Yager

Petet von Braun

Lauren Rabin at home with Chocolate Lab Tracey in Glenville. Credit: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Free Press is in the midst of a series of candidate interviews. Check out our interviews with Anthony Lopez (Democrat), Peter von Braun (Republican incumbent) and and Lauren Rabin (Republican). All are running for Board of Education.

Interview with Board of Education Candidate Peter von Braun

Meet Lauren Rabin, Board of Education Candidate

Interview with Greenwich Board of Education Candidate Anthony Lopez

Carol SuttonOn Thursday, the ninth and final full day of hearings at Havemeyer to determine whether John Yoon will hold onto his job as band director at Greenwich High school brought laughter, tears and some gasps. Student “E” and Student “F” testified, as did GEA president Carol Sutton and GHS media specialist Marie Shimchick.

John Yoon Hearing, Day 9: Teacher Union President, Student E and F Testify


Jed Simon at Old Greenwich Social Club

Greenwich native Jed Simon outside his soon to open Old Greenwich Social Club at the former location of McKenzie’s, by the Old Greenwich Train Station. Credit: Leslie Yager

If you missed it, we snagged an exclusive on the imminent opening of Old Greenwich Social Club in the space formerly occupied by Mackenzie’s — or if you have a long memory you may recall its earlier incarnation as Tracks. Jed Simon grew up in Greenwich and has always wanted his own restaurant.

October Opening for Old Greenwich Social Club in Former Mackenzie’s Space

Performing Arts Center

The new performing arts center at Greenwich High School was full for a student concert on Oct. 7, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

On Wednesday night there was a student concert at Greenwich High School, their first in the new Performing Arts Center. There was almost a full house (we hear there were a few empty seats on the balcony), and guests marveled at the acoustics, along with the performance of an original piece by GHS grad class of ’81, Rob Mathes entitled “Can You Hear me?”

PHOTOS, VIDEO: GHS Performing Arts Center is Full to the Gills for First Student Concert



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