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Town Prepares to Honor its Veterans By Richard Kaufman

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. As part of the Commission on Aging’s 2017/2018 Successful Aging: Health, Education & Wellness Series, learn what the town of Greenwich is doing to enhance the livability index for seniors and all residents with Bill Armbruster of AARP at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium. Admission is free and transportation is available. Reservations are recommended. Contact Lynn Mason at lynn. mason@greenwichct.org or 203- 862-6721. BACKCOUNTRY S Saturday, Nov. 11, 4 to 7 p.m. Local teens are holding an “Arabian Night Fundraiser” in the Stanwich School gymnasium to support a local Syrian refugee family and to raise money for Syrian refugees on a global scale. The fundraiser will feature a Middle-Eastern buffet and Lebanese wine with a variety of entertaining and educational activities. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students and will be sold at the door. For more information, email openhandsheart@gmail.com S Sunday, Nov. 12 , 4 p.m. Icon ic at h le te , spor t s a nd social advocate and author, Kathrine Switzer will be sharing he r ex pe r i enc e s at Round Hill Community Church as part of the “Faith & Culture: Conversations that Drive Action” program series. Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. A book signing and a reception will follow. For more information, go to roundhillcommunitychurch. org COS COB . S Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 to 11 p.m. The St. Lawrence Society will be hosting a dinner and music fundraiser at 86 Valley Rd . to benef it resident s of Puerto Rico affected by the recent storm. There will be a 50/50 raffle, prizes, cigar lounge and cash bar. Tickets are $45 at the door or $40 in advance. For more information, visit stlawrencesociety.com/events VETERANS DAY EVENTS S Sat u rday, Nov. 4 , 10 :30 a.m. The Cos Cob Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10112 will host its annual ceremony at the Memorial site on Strickland Road adjacent to the town docks. Parking is available in the marina lot adjacent to the monument. S Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:15 a.m. The Greenwich Veterans Council is organizing a Veterans Day Community Patriotic Walk and Ceremony that begins at 10:15 a.m. at Amogerone Crossway and Greenwich Avenue and will proceed to the War Memorial in front of 290 Greenwich Ave. for the ceremony at 11 a.m. Korean War Veterans are especially invited to attend. Immediately following the ceremony, The Redmen’s Home Association will host a luncheon for Greenwich veterans at its hall, 17 E. Elm St. S Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. The Byram Veterans Association will host its annual Veterans Parade with the kickoff at the Association headquarters, 300 Delavan Ave. An open house will follow.

the fourth Monday in October which went into effect in 1971. However, in 1975, President Gerald Ford moved the date back to Nov. 11 because of the historical significance associated with the date. Now, the town of Greenwich is once again ready to commemorate another Veterans Day next weekend with a handful of events. Starting on Nov. 3 and going through Nov. 10, various elementary and middle schools in Greenwich will host appreciation assemblies and classroom presentations with area veterans. On Saturday, Nov. 4 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.

O n the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, an armistice, or truce, was declared between allied nations and Germany inWorldWar I. Originally called "Armistice Day", Nov. 11, 1919 was intended to celebrate the end of “The Great War.” But Congress eventually passed a resolution in 1926 calling for an annual observance, which later turned into a national holiday starting in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954, which signified that the day was meant to celebrate veterans of all wars, turning it into a more somber occasion. Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968, which moved the observance of Veterans Day to

The Town of Greenwich hosted several events to honor Veterans Day. Last year, after the Community Patriotic Walk, the Greenwich Veterans Council, in cooperation with the American Legion Post 29 hosted a ceremony at the monument in front of the Board of Education building on Greenwich Ave.

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A lot has happened throughout Gr e e nw i c h i n t h e p a s t year and once again First Selectman Peter Tesei was there to talk about the improvements and what to look for down the road during the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Town Luncheon. Joining Tesei at the luncheon were Selectmen Drew Marzullo and John Toner, as well as Michael Bocchino (R-150th), Livvy Floren (R-149th) and state Senator Scot t Frant z (R-36th). Bu t b e f or e Te s e i made h i s remarks about the Town, he offered his congratulations to Greenwich Chamber of Commerce executive d i re c tor Ma rc i a O’Ka ne , who introduced Tesei to the crowd in attendance. “Every year I look forward to this great event and to share the highlights of the past year and my vision of where the town will be going in the next year,” said Tesei. “But first, please take a moment and congratulate the Chamber on its 100th anniversary on being the leader in helping local businesses strive and thrive during the economic challenges of the last century. I wish the Chamber, under the able leadership of its executive director Marcia O’Kane and its board chair Frank McBrearity continued success as you begin your second century of service to the business community.” First and foremost, Tesei thanked t he memb e r s o f t he bu s i ne s s community, as well as the nonprofit sector, saying that it’s because of them that the town thrives. “We lost millions in state aid,” Tesei said. “There are dozens of cities and towns throughout the state that are facing fiscal meltdowns and will continue to do so, even t hough t he leg islature has put political association aside and finally developed a budget compromise that was approved just the other day. Greenwich is fortunate that, with its financial prudence, it was able to weather the financial perfect storm.” Tesei also took some time to ment ion how work ing in unit y with the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Board of Education and the Representative Town Meeting, Greenwich has maintained modest budget increases. He said they did it from prudent budgeting, planning and spending and because of that, Greenwich doesn’t face the same fate as other communities in the Nutmeg State. Tesei Delivers Annual State of the Town Address By Paul R. Silverfarb

Popular Restaurant Has Reopened After Hepatitis Scare Brunswick School held its annual Homecoming Weekend this past weekend, as parents, students and alumni took to the King Street campus for a plethora of athletic events. On Friday, the Brunswick water polo team upended rivals Greenwich High School 6-3 to get the weekend started on the right foot. That was followed up with a 1-0 shutout over Hopkins School later in the night. On Saturday, the Bruins took the gridiron and battled Avon Old Farms, but were defeated in a hard-fought contest. (John Ferris Robben photo)

By Richard Kaufman

for residents, however, they're only effective if given within two weeks of exposure. Monday, Nov. 6 will be the final day for those who believe they might've been exposed to get preventative treatment. Residents can go to the Greenwich Hospital second floor clinic and receive a vaccine today and Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or they can go to the new walk-in clinic at 90 South Ridge Street in Rye Brook, N.Y., between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Vaccines will also be available in the evenings and over the weekend at Greenwich Hospital's Emergency

A popular eatery for Greenwich residents in nearby Port Chester, N.Y., has been deemed safe and reopened after temporarily and voluntarily closing on Oct. 25 due to a Hepatitis A outbreak. The Westchester County Department of Health, after learning that an employee had recently worked at Bartaco while infectious, issued a health alert last week recommending that individuals who ate at the restaurant between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23 get preventative treatment against Hepatitis A, the viral illness that affects the liver. Greenwich Hospital is offering Hepatitis A vaccines

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Breast Cancer Luncheon Draws Large Crowd By Michelle Moskowitz

M ore t han 1,000 women donning pink scarves and dresses or adorned with a splash of pink courage came out to “rise, fight and inspire”—the central theme at the 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon & Fashion Show, held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich last week. This year’s event garnered the highest attendance ever—a testament to the determination and f ierce advocacy that is necessary when battling a disease that affects 1 in 8 women, according to breastcancer. org. Based in Greenwich, the BCA is one of the largest private breast cancer organizations in the United States, which, while regional in scope, makes a national impact. Since its inception in 1996, the BCA has awarded over $22 million

This year's Breast Cancer Alliance's Survivor Models honored at the annual luncheon. (contributed photo)

in grants, supporting its mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by the disease through awareness, prevention, early detection and treatment, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

While survival rates continue to improve with better, more targeted treatment, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year.

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