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“When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.” Everett Dirksen


Sports | Page B1 GHS football gets an opening day victory vs. Westhill.

Arts | Page 15 Old Greenwich Arts Festival celebrates its 65th year.

Real Estate | Page C1 Still a great place to own a home.


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Community Calendar........................ 5 Editorial............................................ 6 Faith................................................. 8 Health............................................. 11 Business.......................................... 12 Arts................................................. 15 Entertainment................................. 16 Sports............................................. B1 Contents S Monday, September 17, 9 am to 11 am. Friends of Byram Shubert Book Donation Drop Off at Byram Shubert Library (21 Mead Avenue). Donations can be left near the garage at St. Paul Church, located at 55 William St. West in Byram. DOWNTOWN S Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Batman Day 2016 held at Greenwich Library (101 W. Putnam Rd.) Join Greenwich Library as we celebrate the 77th anniversary of the Caped Crusader himself, Batman. We’re also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show, which ran from 1966-68. We’ll show episodes from that series, play video games and even have a few surprises. S Sunday, September 18, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Puttin’ On The Dog Pet Adoption and Fun Festival held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The annual festival doubles as a fundraiser for Adopt-A-Dog and an adoption event for multiple shelters in the surrounding area. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event the day of. $15 for adults, kids under 12 with adults are free, $5 for seniors and kids 13-18. A family package is available for $25 (two adults, up to four children). S Tuesday, September 20, 7 pm to 9 pm. Election Matters Public Forum presented by Greenwich League of Women Voters and the Democratic and Republican Town Committees held at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium (101 W. Putnam Ave.) Refreshments, voter registration and absentee ballot applications begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, but registration recommended. RSVP to with the number of people attending. OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, September 18, 1 pm to 3 pm. Science Sunday: Flora and Fauna (1 Museum Drive). A drop- in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects partak ing in fun, k id-friendly experiments, projects or crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Free with general admission, no advanced registration required. S Sunday, September 18, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Astronomical Society of Greenwich presents New Views of Uranus and Neptune held at Bruce Museum (1 Museum Drive). Heidi B. Hammel, PhD, Executive Vice President of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) will discuss these giant planets, including her results from the Hubble Space Telescope program. S Sunday, September 18, 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The Dragon Crest Collective Live in Concert held at The Seaside Garden of Tod’s Point. The Friends of Greenwich Point Seaside Garden concert series concludes with Pete Francis and t he Dragon Crest Collective. This show will go on rain or shine. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside at the Eastern Civic Center. BACKCOUNTRY S Saturday, September 17, 11 am to Sunday, September 18, 5 pm. Audubon Greenwich’s 18th Annual Fall Festival and Hawk Watch Weekend held at Greenwich Audubon (613 Riversville Rd.) Join us Saturday and Sunday for our exciting, family-friendly nature festival, celebrating the fall season and annual migration of raptors at Audubon Greenwich. $10 admission at the door per member, $15 per non- member. Children under 3 are free. BYRAM

With Solemnity and Grace, Town Remembers 9/11 An Honor Guard made up of members from the Greenwich Police, Fire and GEMS, stand with a bagpiper during the 9/11 Rememberance Service held at the 9/11 Memorial at Cos Cob Park on Sunday afternoon. (Jim Parker photo) L ast Sunday evening at Cos Cob Park, Greenwich paused to remember the 2,977 men and women killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001— and more specifically, the 33 who lived in town or had close ties to it. managing director of the investment banking firm Sandler O’Neill, died in the South Tower, said afterward, “A lot of people came, and that made me very happy.” It was a sign, she said, that people remember. “It’s something that never should be forgotten. It’s just too important—if only for the fact that we need to be vigilant.” By Timothy Dumas Contributing Editor

Susan first visited the memorial a year ago, as workers put the final touches on the site, and was immediately taken with its beauty. On Sunday, addressing the crowd of nearly 400 on behalf of the 9/11 families, she said, “I have come back to visit numerous times, and whenever I do, I feel a sense of sadness, of course, but I always feel connected to my husband and to all with true peace in my heart.” She added, “I love and appreciate the majesty and dignity of these glass towers, the serenity of the entire site, and every sensitive detail, so carefully thought out and executed.” Wohlforth had been nervous about striking the right

note on a difficult day, but the feeling vanished when Ralph Sabbag, who lost his son Jason on 9/11, sought her out afterward and said, “You said exactly what we feel. Good job.” BuffWohlforth’s name, along with the 31 others who Glenville Volunteer Fire Company’s Sandy Kornberg lays a rose on the base of the Sept. 11 Memorial during the ceremony on Sunday. (Chéye Roberson photo)

The 15th anniversary of the deadliest day ever on American soil (excepting only the worst Civil War battles) also marked the first anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial Greenwich. The memorial overlooking Cos Cob Harbor, with its two glass towers, spiral pathway, and soothing landscape of pin oaks, kousa dogwoods and bayberry bushes, drew wide and emotional praise when it opened last September. At Sunday’s memorial service, the mood was somber but life affirming. Greenwich resident Susan Wohlforth, whose husband, Martin Phillips “Buff ” Wohlforth,

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Ada’s Kitchen and Coffee Wins Preservation Award By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter

Known as “Ada’s Candy Store” or to some simply as “Ada’s,” the historic building has been around for over a century, serving first as a post office in Riverside. The building was then transformed into a convenience store and was recently renovated into today’s eatery. Wes Haynes of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation also presented the shop and the Romaniellos with a merit award for successfully preserving their building, calling Ada’s a “shoe-in” for the statewide recognition award. “It is a great delight to see this place survive,” said Riverside resident and longtime customer Del Eberhardt. Located just steps from the Riverside Train Station and serving as a midway destination for many children on their

A da’s Kitchen and Coffee, a beloved variety, coffee and candy shop in Riverside, was honored last week when the Greenwich Preservation Trust bestowed its inaugural “Neighborhood Historic Building Preservation Award.” T h e aw a r d w a s g i v e n t o t h e Romaniello family, co-owners of the original shop at 112 Riverside Avenue, for preserving the historic structure of their local small business over the many years of its existence. T h e t ow n o f Gr e e nw i c h a l s o proclaimed Sept. 8, 2016 as “Ada’s Day.” During the proclamation, Selectman John Toner dubbed the Riverside store as “A Greenwich and Connecticut landmark that strengthens its character, identity and vitality.”

Ada’s Kitchen and Coffee were honored last week with the Neighborhood Historic Building Preservation Award. (Evan Triantafilidis photo)

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White Birch Takes East Coast Open in Polo A sports field can be a place o f b o t h r e v e r s a l a n d redemption. So it was last claim the 2016 East Coast Open title. W h i t e B i r c h ’ s w i n w a s particularly significant since last year it was defeated by Audi, also in overtime, 14-13, in the finals of this By Liz Leamy Sentinel Correspondent

Sunday, when Greenwich’s White Birch team edged out Audi, the fierce Florida-based polo team, 12- 11, in sudden death overtime to

Hilario Ulloa of White Birch faces off against Nic Roldan of Audi, who was named MVP of the match. (John Ferris Robben photo)

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