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GIFF's Niblock Won't Let ALS Keep HimDown By Paul Silverfarb

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Climb aboard a fire truck, go sky high in a cherry picker and ride the rails! Join the Junior League of Greenwich at its 17th annual Touch A Truck! The event will be held at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., rain or shine. There will be firetrucks, construction equipment, exotic cars, cherry p i c k e r s , Fu n Bu s , Ro ami ng Railroad, Bossy Frog Band, food trucks and more. Tickets are: $35 per family ($40 at the door), and $100 VIP Firetruck Family ticket. Advance tickets available at jlgreenwich.org/touch-a-truck S Monday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. The blood drive will be held at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd. To make an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733- 2767. BYRAM S S a t u r d a y , Ma y 2 7. I n a c oop e r a t i ve e f f or t w i t h t he G r e e nw i c h D e p a r t me n t o f Health, the Department of Parks and Recreation will begin the summer beach season with the official opening of Byram Park this Saturday! Openings, closings and other announcements related to beach activity will be released by t he Depa r tment t h roug h the Division of Environmental Services Beach Hot Line, 203-622- 7855. GLENVILLE S S u nd a y, Ma y 2 8 , 5 p . m . The Ni nt h Dist r ic t Veterans A s s o c i a t i on a nd G l e n v i l l e Volunteer Fire Company host their annual Glenville Parade a nd Memor i a l S e r v i c e . The parade starts at Glenville Street f rom Wa l ker Cou r t down to the Glenville Fire House, with a wreath laying ceremony at the monument adjacent to the fire house. Children who are not part of Scouts or Mavericks teams are encouraged to patriotically de c or a t e t he i r b i c yc l e s a nd participate in the parade. Meet on Walker Court at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to Chief Jim Heavey at jheavey@ greenwichct.org or call the Glenville Volunter Fire Company at 203-532- 9606. Refreshments will be served. OLD GREENWICH S Monday, May 29. Join the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department for their Memorial Day Celebration. The parade will step off at 10 a.m. ,proceeding north on Sound Beach Avenue, with a ceremony at the conclusion of the parade in Binney Park, honoring veterans who served from the Town of Greenwich. All are welcome! For more information, call 203-622-3975. S Wednesday, May 31 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The Old Greenwich Farmer's Market is back! The Market will run each Wednesday, rain or shine, through Nov. 15. Opening day will be celebrated with live music and local hot food truck - Dough Girls Pizza. Offerings include locally grown organic and traditionally farmed produce, plants, flowers, eggs, meats, and fruit. Other local vendors will offer artisan breads, pies, raviolis, pastas, soups, sauces, homemade pet food. Held at the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich, 38 West End Ave. For more information, contact info@ oldgreenwichfarmersmarket.com

F or Greenwich resident and headmaster of the Greenwich Country Day Lower School Andrew Niblock, there might be some days when things can get a bit frustrating. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has caused his muscles to weaken, and he can’t do some of the exercising that he loved to do just one year ago. But ALS will never take away his love of his family, friends and co-workers, or his determination to battle the disease with everything he’s got. It’s obvious that he’s “in.” Anyone who steps into Niblock’s office at Greenwich Country Day School can pick up a baby blue wristband that supports his fight, with the words “I’m In” etched in the silicone. And a lot of people are obviously in. It’s Niblock’s determination to help spread the word about ALS and his dedication to one day helping figure out a cure that has caught the eye of the upcoming Greenwich International Film Festival. Niblock couldn’t be prouder to be named a Changemaker by the GIFF, saying that he believes that it’s a part of something bigger.

Andrew Niblock, along with his wife Eliza and children McCrory, left, and Townsend, pose for a family photo. Niblock has been named a 2017 GIFF Community Changemaker. (photo by CIEver Photography)

the Greenwich International Film Festival. “He has inspired thousands of children and families over the course of his career and is now using his voice to help in the fight against ALS.” It’s that voice that Niblock has been using to his advantage. “I really do feel like in addition to being a father Emsway Walk Draws See NIBLOCK on Page 8

International Film Festival during its Changemaker Gala event on June 1. The jewelers Cartier and Betteridge will host a VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and it will be followed by an awards dinner sponsored by Cuisinart at L’Escale. “GIFF is proud to honor long time educator and head of the Greenwich Country Day Lower School Andrew Niblock as our Community Changemaker this year,” said Ginger Stickel, executive director of

G reenwich is set to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with various events around town. On Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m., the Cos Cob VFW Post 10112 will host a brief ceremony at the monument on Strickland Road across from the Bush-Holley House. Parking is available in the marina lot adjacent to the monument. “It’s always nice to hear good things about yourself,” Niblock said. “I certainly was honored and I am very humbled. I know that when you’re a part of this community, both Greenwich and Country Day, you realize it takes a village to get anything done. That holds true in the ALS community as well. We all aim to be part of something bigger than ourselves.” Niblock will be honored by the Greenwich Celebrating Memorial Day

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Shubert Library, with a reception following at headquarters. Later on Sunday at 5 p.m., The Ninth District Veterans Association and the Glenville Fire Company will host the annual Glenville Parade and memorial service. The parade will stretch the length of Glenville Street from Walker Court with a wreath laying ceremony at the monument adjacent to the Glenville Fire House on Glenville Road. A reception hosted by the Glenville Fire Company will follow. On Monday, May 29 at 8 a .m., t he American Legion Post 29 will hold its annual dockside observance at Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Edward Vick, United States Navy (ret.) will be the speaker. At 9 a.m., the Byram Veterans Association will host a memorial at the monument on the grounds of McKinney Terrace across from the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink on Sherman Ave. At 10 a.m., the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department will have a parade along Sound Beach Ave. in Old Greenwich, which culminates with a ceremony in Binney Park. Wrapping up the weekend festivities will be the memorial ceremony hosted by the Chickahominy neighborhood at the flag pole at Hamilton Avenue School. The service will be followed by a barbecue reception.

N e a r l y 5 0 0 h u n d r e d p e o p l e — f a m i l y members, friends and well-wishers—came to Tod ’s Point on a glorious Sunday for the second annual Emsway Walk to honor the memory and spirit of Emily Fedorko and in support of Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation (ECFF). A much-admired high honors student at Greenwich High School and a member of the gymnastic

and lacrosse teams, Emily died in a tragic boating accident on Long Island Sound on Aug. 6, 2014. Ever si nc e t hat day, her parents, Old Greenwich residents Pamela and Joe Fedorko, have made it their mission through the foundation to provide funding toward boating and water sport s a fe t y educ at ion, advoc ac y

On Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m., The Bryam Veterans Association parade will kick off from headquarters at 300 Delevan Ave. It will end with a brief ceremony in front of the Byram Veterans ride in a 1964 Lincoln Continental during the Old Greenwich parade in 2015. (John Ferris Robben photo)

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Police Warn of Skimming, Other Tech-Based Crimes By Richard Kaufman

your finances and bank account, and the precautionary steps people can take in order to keep their finances safe. Gas pump skimming, a West Coast fad which was big four or five years ago, has now moved East as security measures have tightened up. On the dark net, criminals are able to purchase the generic keys some gas stations use to open up their pumps, and they insert a three-inch device— an “ interna l sk imming dev ice”— into the pump to extract information. According to Solomon, the installation process takes just 45 seconds. Most of these devices are bluetooth enabled. Those who install them can simply drive by the gas station and connect their laptop to the device to extract magnetic stripe card data from customers who have used the compromised pump.

W hile traditional crimes like burglaries, robberies and drug-dealing have typically remained the same over the past two decades, financial and cyber crimes have evolved dramatically. “There ha sn’t been any ot her crime that has developed as rapidly or branched out, in my opinion,” said Greenwich Police Det. Mark Solomon. “Financial and cyber [crimes] have just exploded.” Solomon has been a part of the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force for the past eight years, which focuses on combating large-sca le financial and cyber criminal activity. The task force is run by the Secret Service and is based out of New Haven. As technology increases, criminals are always looking to stay one step ahead of law enforcement. “It’s a cat

Greenwich Police Det. Mark Solomon points out the importance of protecting yourself against financial and cyber crimes. (Richard Kaufman photo)

ever yday locat ions and met hods criminals are using that could affect

and mouse game,” Solomon said. S o l omo n p o i n t e d o u t s ome

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