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Sports | Page 10 GHS girls' swimming and diving team capture State Opens.

News | Page 2 Skyliners fare well in season-opening competition.

Trish Kirsch | Page 14 Trish Kirsch, Publisher of Greenwich Magazine with Kathie Lee Gifford

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Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Saturday, Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m. Greenwich Alliance for Education’s Turkey Trot 2016 starting at Arch Street Teen Center (100 Arch St.) Register early! Registration for the 5K race will be limited to 800 participants. Prices increase on race day. Visit GreenwichAlliance.org for more info. S Friday, Dec. 2, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Annual Tree lighting ceremony held in front of Town Hall (101 Field Point Rd.) This year’s ceremony will feature a holiday message from the First Selectman, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and Rudolf, and a mechanical polar bear and reindeer rides. The Greenwich High School Chamber Singers will be singing holiday songs. Cider, hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes as well as holiday cheer will be served. S Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m to 1:45 p.m. Battle of the Badges blood drive held at Greenwich Police Department Public Safety Complex (11 Bruce Place) Schedu le an appointment at 1-800-733-2767 to donate blood at the Greenwich Police Dept. in the garage on Saturday, Dec. 3 S Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 4. 8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend. (11 Bruce Place) This much anticipated event will feature live nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, live music and entertainment tents sponsored by Greenwich Hospital and Sotheby’s. OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brunch with Santa held at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Rd.) Santa’s elves and friends will be on hand to greet the children. Brunch wi l l sta r t prompt ly at 11:30. Entertainment will be provided by April Armstrong, storyteller and musician. Registration available online for Greenwich residents at GreenwichCt.org/webtrac. BACKCOUNTRY S Friday, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 8th Annua l Greenwich Rei ndeer Festival and Santa’s Village, held at “The North Pole on North Street” (347 North St.) The cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel. Free parking. BYRAM S Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Lebanon School Annual Holiday Boutique held at New Lebanon Elementary (25 Mead Ave.) Handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, candles, skin care, sweet treats, toys and much more will be sold. RIVERSIDE S Tu e s d a y , N o v . 2 9 a n d Wednesday, Nov. 30, St. Catherine’s Players announces audition calls for the 2017 production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Open auditions to be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Lucey Parish Hall (4 Riverside Ave.) Come with a prepared song and sheet music in your key for the accompanist. More info at stcatherinesplayers.com COS COB S Saturday, Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. held at Garden Education Center of Greenwich (130 Bible St.) Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season together, hands-on crafts, and fun for all ages. Registration required. For more info, call 203-869-9242 or visit GECgreenwich.org Contents Community Calendar........................ 5 Editorial............................................ 6 Around Town.................................. 8,9 On Faith..................................... 12,13 Coupons......................................... 15 24 Acts of Kindness........................ 16

The Enchanted Forest, the Junior League of Greenwich's annual fundraising weekend, celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Below, children of all ages line up to get supplies to make gingerbread houses. (John Ferris Robben photos)

Enchanted Forest Celebrates 40 Years By Michelle Moskowitz Sentinel Correspondent

fundraising weekend event, which celebrated its 40th year anniversary last weekend at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The extravaganza commenced Friday night with a special shopping event and cocktail party, where eager attendees got first dibs on the thousands of beautiful, artisan toys and gifts sold by more than

F or many Greenwich residents, the most festive way to kick off the holiday season is by stepping foot inside “The Enchanted Forest,” the Junior League of Greenwich’s annual

50 craft specialty vendors. Un i q u e g i f t i t e m s s u c h a s monogrammed yoga mats and towels, vintage maps of Greenwich, fur wraps for

chilly, winter nights and even intricately designed sculptures made from seashells

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Greenwich Police Issue Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays

W ith the holiday season upon us, people more than usual are driving with a lot on their mind. The Town of Greenwich Police Department has issued some safe driving tips for the Holidays Keep Your Eyes on the Road. Modern cars and trucks are loaded with features including advanced entertainment systems, smart phones, and GPS. Taking your eyes off of the road, even for a couple of seconds can have disastrous results. A car traveling at 25mph

travels 36.6 feet every second, and a car traveling at 60mph will cover almost 88 feet every second! Stay Away from Alcohol and Drugs. In total, 30% of all car fatalities are caused by impaired drivers. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and even at low levels can slow down reaction time. Slow Down: Speed kills. The faster you go the more force is generated in a crash which results in more deaths, injuries, and damage. Wear a Seatbelt. Seatbelts save’s lives and reduces

injuries in crashes by keeping people in place. Without a seatbelt on people would bounce around inside a crashing car and in some case be ejected from a crashing car resulting in needless deaths and injuries.

T he Horowitz family of five had dinner table discussions no different than any other caring household in Greenwich. Paul and Jodi’s oldest child, Elizabeth, was in her first year of college. Jared, just a sophomore in high school, was earning All-American accolades for lacrosse, and their youngest, Tate, had just begun her years at Greenwich Country Day School. Jodi, who worked in public relations and who also founded the footwear industry’s fundraiser for breast cancer research, Shoes on Sale, then received a life-changing diagnosis at Greenwich Hospital. A July 2007 diagnosis of leukemia would send the working mother of three to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City the day after the hospital visit. The feeling of isolation at both Sloan Kettering and at home in Greenwich was enough to put Paul’s plan of hope and personalized care into action. At first, Horowitz visited his wife seven days a week, but as school started back up, the visits were contained to five times out of the week. Still, he kept his word of never letting his wife go a day without a visitor. Then, before iPads were around, Greenwich Man Starts Personal 'HomeCare' Agency By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter

Golden Once Again...

The Greenwich High School girls' swimming and diving team was all smiles Saturday afternoon. Competing in the CIAC state open championships at Yale University, the Lady Cardinals won the championship, netting 510.5 points. Ridgefield finished a distant second place with 400.5 points. The victory for GHS gave them back-to-back state championships. To read more on the meet and to hear from players and head coach Lorrie Hokayem, check out the sports section on page 10. (Paul Silverfarb photo)

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