Ability Crowd Helps Greenwich Historical Society Celebrate 90th Anniversary and Launch ‘Discover’ Program


More than 200 Greenwich Historical Society fans gathered for a party on its campus on May 12 to celebrate its 90th anniversary and launch its new initiative.

First coach Fred Camillo issued a proclamation declaring the day as the launch of the Greenwich Historical Society’s 90th anniversary celebration..” He urged residents of Greenwich to take part in events planned with the Greenwich Historical Society aimed at promoting a sense of belonging and belonging, sparking dialogue and inspiring meaningful connections across the community.

Debra Mecky, Executive Director and CEO of the Greenwich Historical Society, highlighted the importance of this milestone and the historical society’s commitment to preserving and interpreting the shared history, stories and rich experiences that have shaped Greenwich ever since. its foundation in 1640.

Discover Greenwich will begin with walking tours that will illuminate the stories that have made Greenwich the town it is today. Other activities include lectures, workshops and demonstrations that connect the past with contemporary hands-on learning experiences, and community events including a scavenger hunt and picnics in the parks to create a sense of community. belonging and home.

The next walking tour, which will take place in the Putnam Hill Historic District, will take place on June 11.


To learn more about ‘Discover Greenwich’ and to register for programs and events, visit www.greenwichhistory.org/discover-greenwich/

To learn more about the Greenwich Historical Society, visit greenwichhistory.org.

Lottery: Local resident wins $25,000 on Play4

A Greenwich resident recently pulled off a big hit thanks to a bit of luck and the Connecticut Lottery.

According to the CT Lottery, Leonardo Sechague Benavides won $25,000 after playing the Play4 Night game. Play4 offers chances to win prizes ranging from $25 to $25,000. Twice a day, the lottery draws four numbers which ticket holders attempt to match. If you match them, you win.

Benavides purchased the winning ticket at the Stop & Shop, 161 W. Putnam Ave. at Greenwich.

Local students earn honors at Washington U

A number of local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Cos Cob’s honored students are Grethe Andersen and Alex Wilkowski, both of whom are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Greenwich Honors Students are Katie Asness, Hannah Berrick, Lily Bloom, Jackson DaPuzzo, Katherine Dawson, Kathryn Gregory and Ryan Kahn, all of whom are in the College of Arts and Science.

Other Greenwich honors students are Fran Miguens and Sam Schwartz, both of the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Old Greenwich’s honored students are Hunter Kemp, of the College of Arts & Sciences; and Matthew Sullivan of the McKelvey School of Engineering.

To qualify for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units. To qualify for the McKelvey School of Engineering, students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

Cancer Support Team Honors Leaders

The Cancer Support Team, which strives to improve the lives of cancer patients, honored two community leaders on Thursday at its gala, ‘A Celebration of Love and Hope,’ at the Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, NY

CST, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Purchase, NY, presented its Barbara Melamed Memorial Award to Carla Volpe Porter, retired general counsel of Renaissance Technologies, an investment advisory firm. Former CSE president, Porter was 4 years old when she lost her mother to colon cancer.

The award, named after Barbara Melamed, a CSE social worker whose own cancer experience gave her special empathy for her patients, is given to someone who has made a difference in the lives of cancer patients and of their families. When Dr. Arnold Ward, the founder of CST, decided to step down as chairman in 2011, he asked Porter to take his place as chairman of the board.

“I am deeply honored to receive the Barbara Melamed Award,” Porter said. “CST is very special to me, as I consider it the lifeline my mother never had. The work I do to support those who actively help our patients gives me immense satisfaction. What I do for CST, I do this for my mom and all moms like her, I think she would be proud.

The Wald-Lee Vision Award, named for CST co-founders Wald and registered nurse Gayle Lee, is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a community interest through their personal or philanthropic efforts.

The award was presented to John M. Tolomer, who was recently named President of the Westchester Division of Valley Bank.

His lifelong commitment to the community includes service on the board of the Hudson River Museum, the Westchester County Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the United Way of Westchester. Tolomer has also served as an advisor to Food-Patch Feeding Westchester, as well as the nonprofit Leake and Watts.

CST is the only Westchester-based home care program solely focused on cancer. It provides in-home services to people with cancer and their family members at no cost and regardless of insurance coverage.

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