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Sports | Page C1 Brunswick water polo beats rival GHS in close contest.
News | Page 3 Breast Cancer Alliance hosts 21st annual luncheon.
PHOTOS | Page 16 Week in Photos.
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Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Monday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to noon. Professional Headshots program held at Greenwich Library (101 W. Putnam Ave) Do you need an up-to-date and professional headshot for your social media profiles, website or bio? Join us and have your photograph taken by a professional. Each attendee will have up to three digital files delivered to them via email after the program. Register online, call 203- 622-7914 or email trainingcenter@ greenwichlibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome if time permits. S Friday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Veteran’s Day Commemoration held at Christ Church Cemetary (254 E. Putnam Ave.) The Mary Bush Society of the Children of the American Revolution will join members from the Putnam Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution to commemorate Veteran’s Day by placing flags at the grave sites and then return for refreshments. Meet in Family Room at 4 p.m. OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, Nov. 6, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Discover Shellfishing program held at Greenwich Point Park. The Greenwich Shellfish Commission will kick off the local recreational shellfishing season at the Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park. Co-sponsored by the Bruce Museum, the program will be held indoors. Free. More info at email@example.com COS COB S Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 to 6 p.m. David Dunlop Artist Talk at The Drawing Room (5 Suburban Ave.) This solo show celebrates the recent work of David Dunlop and his dynamic range of suspects, e x ami n i ng t he v a r y i ng a nd mysterious ways in which he vividly expresses light, place, and time through his painting. BACKCOUNTRY S Thursday, Nov. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Film Night with CT NOFA held at the Audubon Center in Greenwich (613 Riversville Rd.) Join CT NOFA (Nor t heast Organic Fa rming Association of Connecticut) for a viewing of the film, Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices. After, Jeff Cordulack will discuss innovative new models for the f uture of organic farming and its potential to reabsorb excess carbon dioxide and reverse climate change. Fee: $15. Wine and cheese reception included. BYRAM S Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Byram Shubert Library Book & Media Sale Day 3 held at 200 William St. Free admission, free entrance. Over 40,000 books and media. Al l proceeds support programming at the Byram Shubert Library. S Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 to 4:45 p.m. Art Opening Reception: “Ludicia y Tenura” Paintings by Colombian artist Cesar Alvarez This show will run fromNov. 5 to 26. RIVERSIDE S Friday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Old Timers Athletic Association of Greenwich 56th Annual Sports Awards Dinner held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (1800 E. Putnam Ave.) Join us for steak dinner, open bar during cocktail reception, sports raff le and silent auction of spor ts memorabi l la. Loca l honorees include Gerry Costello, Will Dunster, Bob Mata and Ed McGuinn. Tickets $150. Community Calendar........................ 5 Editorial............................................ 6 Faith................................................. 8 Business. ........................................ 12 Sports.............................................. 14 Health............................................. 16 Real Estate...................................... B1 Sports............................................. C1 Contents
By Paul Silverfarb Sentinel Editor
O n Tue s d ay, Gr e enw i c h i t e s w i l l exercise t hei r r ight to vote by casting their ballots for Connecticut General Assembly candidates, for U.S. Congressional candidates, and for President of the United States. Greenwich’s Republican registrar of voters, Fred DeCaro III, said it’s getting down to crunch time, with only four more days until residents choose their elected officials. DeCaro said that no matter how much excitement a Presidential election brings to the community, Greenwich generally has a pretty steady voter turnout. “There is a round 80 percent of registered voters that turn out,” DeCaro
The Town of Greenwich is gearing up for Election Day, as the Registrar of Voters recently spent a plethora of hours testing out and sealing equipment and supplies that will be used on Nov. 8. (contributed photo)
See VOTE on Page 11
MMRF Gala Raises $1.6 Million in Star-Studded Event
By Chéye Roberson Sentinel Correspondent
A lthough the live performances of classic Motown hits from Smokey Robi nson and t he Mi racles soa red t hrough t he crowd dur i ng the 20th annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Gala at the Hyatt in Greenwich, it only served to compliment a spirit of generosity that soared even higher. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, referred to as MMRF, hosted more than 1,000 patients, supporters, and celebrity guests, such as CeeLo Green, Smokey Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard, who served as the master of ceremonies, on Saturday to raise money for multiple myeloma research. The event raised more than $1.6 million to fund the MMRF’s unique precision medicine model intended to bring next-generation treatments to myeloma patients. Multiple myeloma,
The stars were out in force Saturday night, as CeeLo Green, above, Sugar Ray Leonard, left, and more helped raise $1.6 million for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (John Ferris Robben photos)
will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016, and an estimated 12,650 people will die from the disease. Greenwich residents Anne and David Ogilvy received the MMRF’s Spirit of Hope Award for their perseverance in the fight against multiple myeloma. “I would not be alive here today, 11 years later, were it not for the MMRF, and I want to thank all of you generous people who have helped to fund the research
that continues—you are all a vital part of the equation to ultimate success,” said David Ogilvy. Ma r y Derome, t he transit iona l research manager at MMR, said she found it amazing that so many people were willing to give money to their cause. “It’s so phenomenal,” said Derome. “It really is a testament to what we’re showing the community—helping
a cancer of the plasma cells, is the second most common blood cancer. An estimated 30,330 adults in the United States—17,900 men and 12,430 women—
See MMRF on Page 11 Millennial War-Wounded to be Honored Friday G reenwich will gratefully pause once again to recognize military personnel on Veterans Day. Beginning on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. with Captain Dudley is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and is now the director of veteran outreach at Yellow Ribbon Fund in Bethesda, Md. In the evening, at 7 p.m., the Byram Veterans Association will hold a ceremony at their headquarters at 300 Delavan Ave. group. “We are beginning an association with a greatly admired national organization, Disabled American Veterans,” Winningham said. “Our plan is that combat veterans from Greenwich will periodically travel to Walter Reed Medical Center, where all combat-injured military personnel are first taken when they return to the U.S. By Rob Adams Sentinel Reporter Greenwich resident Bruce Winningham is helping to organize the event with the Greenwich Veterans Council, and is pleased to be working with a respected a community walk down Greenwich Ave., the day will include a ceremony at 11 a.m. with guest speaker James Dudley, a retired U.S. Army captain. See DUDLEY on Page 11
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Jazzing Up The Annual Dinner...
The Greenwich Sentinel Foundation is shining a spotlight on good work and on areas of need by restoring initiatives that work; and expanding new innovative ideas that are showing real promise. Greenwich Community Calendar A comprehensive, up to date Greenwich Communit y ca lendar proactively gathered is a critical need. They are working to improve what we already have to make it more responsive and easier to use. You can find the calendar at www.GreenwichCalendar. org. Welcome Basket for New Residents Welcome new residents and families with f lowers, subscriptions, gifts, coupons, information, and contacts so they have the chance to acclimate faster & feel like welcomed members of our community! Doing Greater Good insert A special insert published and distributed by the foundation. It focuses
exclusively on the good work being done in Greenwich and by Greenwich residents and how the rest of us can support that work. It is the center- piece of the efforts and an incredibly important service to all Greenwich. 5 Things To Do in Greenwich Today e-mail Now a s t aple for Gre enw ich families. “I love the five things email” is something we hear over and over again and we know it has a significant impact. Organizers and attendees alike tell us we make a meaningful contribution to the success of events. Over the past two weeks we have expanded the emails to include upcoming events for the weekend and the week because we were told people needed more time to plan. Keeping this email up to date every day and being responsive to the requests of the community is a full time job, plus! It is an incredibly important part of the fabric of our town. Please support this effort!
Pam Pagnani, board member of the Inner City Foundation and Chairman of their Education Committee, with Harry Connick, Jr., the headliner of the 25th annual dinner. Additional photos and story will appear in next week’s issue of the Greenwich Sentinel. (contributed photo)
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