July 13

Sentinel Greenwich Made possible by readers like you, our loyal subscribers, and our advertising partners. Thank you! Jul y 13 , 2018 $1 . 75 B a c k C o u n t r y | B a n k s v i l l e | B e l l e H av e n | B y r a m | C h i c k a h o m i n y | C o s C o b | G l e n v i l l e | O l d G r e e n w i c h | P e m b e r w i c k | R i v e r s i d e Town Celebrates Fourth in Style By Susie Moore LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID PALMER, MA PERMIT NO. 22

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. Teacher, author, historian, and baseba ll fan, Dennis Corcoran will speak at the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich on the origins and history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame museum and its election process. The program will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. Free and open to the public. For more information, email info@greenwichrma.org or visit greenwichrma.org S Monday, Ju l y 23, 6 to 7 p.m. Come to t he G r e e nw i c h C h a mb e r o f C omm e r c e ’ s J u l y e du c a t i on a l s em i n a r a n d l e a r n a b o u t t h e fundamentals of retirement income planning at Fidelity Investments, 48 W. Putnam Ave. Fee is $10, and must be paid in advance; space is limited. To register, go to greenwichchamber.com BACK COUNTRY S Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a summer evening in The Greens at Greenwich beautiful garden while listening to smooth jazz. Cool drinks and light appetizers prepared by The Greens chef will be served. Ne t work w it h f r i end s and col league s . RSVP suggested. The Greens is located at 1155 King St. For more i n format ion or to RSVP, call 203-531- 5500 or email mscaros@ thegreensatgreenwich.com S Thu r s d ay, Ju l y 19, 12:30 p.m. The Greenwich Women’s Golf Club Swing Fore Hope charit y golf event will take place at t he Gr i f f it h E . Ha r r i s Gol f Course, and Kids In Crisis will be the sole financial beneficiary. For more information about the event, contact Amanda Ol i va , amanda .ol i va@ amwins.com, ca l l 203- 536-3897, or contact Kaisa Newhams at kaijeffy@aol. com, 203-570-5406. GREENWICH S Wednesday, Ju ly 18, 10 a.m. The Greenwich H i s t o r i c a l S o c i e t y a nd Gr e enw i ch Po i nt Conservancy announced that the newly restored F e a k e - F e r r i s Ho u s e w i l l be t he site of t he Founder's Day reception to announce the winners of the Historical Society's "This Place Matters!" photo contest. A shut t le wi l l be available to transport guests from the Greenwich Point parking area to the Feake-Ferris House. For more information, go to greenwichpoint.org OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. Pete Francis & The Dragon Crest Collective will play at Seaside Garden as part of the Friends of Greenwich Point Summer Sundays Concert Series. Bring chairs or blankets a nd r e f r e s hment s , a s well as your beach pass. The concert is free. For more information, go to friendsofgreenwichpoint. org

G r e e nw i c h k i c k e d o f f i t s Fourth of July celebrations Wednesday morning with the Annual American Flag Raising, held by t he Independence Day Association. The event celebrated the history of Greenwich and its founders, recognizing the many community members who have contributed to the ceremony over the years. Over 300 community members gathered in front of Town Hall to help raise the first American flag, honor the descendants of the founding families of Greenwich, watch the Scouts present the flags of the original 13 colonies and recognize the patriots who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War. “This is amazing everybody,” Be a Cr umbi ne , founde r of t he Independence Day Association, said. “I can’t tell you how it feels to have started something 14 years ago and see the spirit and the sense of continual respect and patriotism.” A c r owd o f r e d , wh i t e a nd blue watched silently as the honor guard raised the “Betsy Ross” Flag representing a replica of the original colonial flag. Commun it y members waved small American flags donated by Ed Dadakis, the master of ceremonies, as soloist Stefanie Kies lead everyone in singing the Star-Spangled Banner , accompanied by the Sound Beach Community Band. Mary Ellen LeBien, a descendant of Greenwich founder Elizabeth Feake, honored the descendants of the early settlers of Greenwich. LeBien a lso announced that the Feake- Ferris House, the first house built in Greenwich, will be celebrated on July

18, Greenwich’s birthday. After being posted for demolition in 2014, the Greenwich Point Conservancy began a campaign to conserve the historical landmark successfully saving the 13 colonies and speakers recognized patriots who fought for our freedom. Ed Dadakis was the master of ceremonies of the event. (John Ferris Robben photo) In what is an annual tradition in Greenwich, the community came together and joined the Independence Day Association to celebrate the Fourth of July with the annual Flag Raising at Town Hall. In addition, Greenwich Scouts presented the flags of the original

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W ith summer recess in full swing, residents and town officials are trying to come up with solutions to ease the traffic and congestion that snarls Hillside Road and Greenwich High School for much of the school year. Back on June 28, the Board of Selec tmen was presented wit h a 29-page report, which includes 19 recommendations, regarding parking on Hillside Road. The working group, which met 10 times between the middle of April and end of June, was assembled in March in order to ensure GHS's compliance with Planning & Zoning's site plan approvals and to provide for the safety and security of the neighboring school community. The group is comprised of residents and town, law enforcement and school heads. The Board subsequently voted unanimously to accept the report, and requested that the working group follow up during the Oct. 25 meeting to report on its progress. Preliminary results of a traffic study are also due no later than the Fall of 2018. Town Administrator, Benjamin Branyan, who oversees the working group, said the report is part of an ongoing process to help solve traffic issues at the high school. Hillside Road residents have voiced frustration with student parking and the problems in navigating the street during morning and afternoon hours. With GHS changing its start and dismissal times last year, the issue was amplified during the 2017/2018 school year. Students have argued that the on- street parking is necessary, especially Town Searching for Hillside Road Parking Solutions By Richard Kaufman

Island House Clinches Silver Cup in OTThriller at Greenwich Polo Club By Liz Leamy Kris Kampsen of Faraway, Silver Cup Final Most Valuable Player and six goaler fromWellington, Fla., fires off a shot at last Sunday's match held at the Greenwich Polo Club, which drewmore than 2,500 spectators. (John Ferris Robben photo)

the esteemed Argentinian seven goaler, his son, Santino Magrini, a four goaler, Pedro Gutierrez, a five goaler and Peter Holowesko, the team’s stalwart patron, worked in effective tandemwith one another. “We were focused on our game, and I think we played well,” said Holowesko, who lives in the Bahamas and is said to play high-goal polo (primarily in the Long Island region of New York) here in the U.S. every summer. “You could also hear the crowd cheering loudly, which was great.” During the second half of the match, Faraway, featuring such notable players as Kris Kampsen and Julian Daniels, both six goalers, Pedro Gutierrez, a five goaler, Stevie Orthwein, the four-goaler who is related to Peter Orthwein, the esteemed longtime patron and player of the illustrious Greenwich-based Airstream organization, and Bo and Hutton Goodman, rallied like warriors and brought the score to seven-seven by the end of the sixth (final) chukker. Subsequently, Gutierrez helped score the Silver Cup for Island House by knocking in the dramatic game-winning goal with only two minutes remaining in the seventh (overtime) chukker, a moment that rendered the biggest cheers of the afternoon from the crowd.

L ast Sunday, Island House, the venerable high- goal contingent, based out of West Nassau in the Bahamas, clinched the prestigious Silver Cup in remarkable fashion, scoring an eight-seven victory in sudden-death overtime against the formidable Faraway squad of Lexington, Kentucky. This high-octane showdown, held before a crowd of over 2,500 spectators who filled the umbrella-laden sidelines, massive wooden grandstand and gigantic white tents at the famed Conyers Farm field to capacity, was an affair to remember, featuring some of the sport’s most decorated players and ponies who went head-to-head against one another in hopes in this illustrious event, known to be the oldest tournament conducted in the U.S. Right from the outset, it was clear both teams brought their ‘A’ game to the Greenwich Polo Club (GPC) on this glorious summer afternoon as the players and ponies flew up and down the mammoth Conyers Farm field with the ferocity, speed and athleticism of National Hockey League Stanley Cup finalists. Throughout the majority of the first half, Island House held a narrow lead over Faraway, as Matias Magrini,

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