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THE GREENWICH SENTINEL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Crazy in love

Yearly_sentinel creative.indd 2 Scott, Icy Frantz Presented With DavidTheis Award T here was an outpouring o f l ov e , r e s p e c t a nd a d m i r a t i o n a t t h e For GVFC President, Sandy Kornberg, this year's recipients are well-deserving of the award. "What we wanted to do was worked at Greenwich Country Day School. "He was rock solid," Frantz By Richard Kaufman

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work in the field of alcoholism education and substance abuse prevention. She currently sits on the board of the Greenwich Teen Center, Arch Street and the board of Taft School where she is the co-chair of student life. She has become an accomplished author with her book Sargeant’s Heaven, which teaches and helps children how to process loss. The Frantzes said they were honored to receive the award, but were quick to offer praise elsewhere. "It's wonderful to have so many great people in the same room that appreciate the works of other people," Scott said. "There isn't anybody in here who has not made significant contributions." Icy said she was particularly touched to be associated with Theis through the award. "He was an incredible friend but also a mentor," she said. Scott echoed those sentiments, noting that his relationship with Theis spanned nearly 50 years going back to seventh grade whenTheis

Russell, and those the couple have worked with in various programs over the years, Kyle Silver from Arch Street Teen Center and Alan Mathis from Liberation Programs, came up to give speeches which showcased what Scott and Icy have meant to them. Silver spoke of the couples’ contributions to the Arch Street Teen Center. “I have never in my life met two people that are so giving and so understanding of the teen population and the walk they have to walk,” he said. Mathis discussed Scott and Icy’s values, and how caring and compassionate they are to people from all walks of life. The Barhydts spoke about t he i r f r i end s h i p w i t h t he Frantzes, and called it “one of the greatest gifts” in their lives. “Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place to live. Most importantly, thank you for making it so easy for all of us in this room tonight to love you,” said Peter Barhydt in closing. First Selectman Peter Tesei also spoke, and summed up the evening and what it was all about perfectly. winter months, the Greenwich Public School district is trying to f ind ways to remedy t he ef fec t s stemmi ng f rom t he implementation of later start times and dismissals. Last Thursday, the Board of Selec tmen unan imously a p p r o v e d a M u n i c i p a l Impr ov ement r e f e r r a l f o r temporary lighting to be installed at a Central Middle School field to be used by Greenwich High School athletics for late fall and early spring practices. If approved, the field would be used from October through Dec. 8 at the very latest depending on state championship status, according to a letter written to property owners abutting t h e CMS p r o p e r t y f r om Superintendent of schools, Dr. Jill Gildea. Practices are scheduled from 3:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Details on use for the spring will be released at a later date. The item will now be sent to t he Pl a nn i ng & Zon i ng Commission for review and an approval vote. According to the project d e s c r i p t i o n , " Ha v i n g a n additional field with lights will allow the Greenwich Athletic Department to continue to hold safe athletic practices without

“Ind iv idua l ly Scot t and Icy are outstanding. Together, they're unstoppable,” Tesei said. “Tonight, Dave Theis is smiling on the presentation of this special award in his name to a couple he respected, treasured and loved.” The Frantzes were given honorary badges and a small plaque which featured a small GVFC fireman’s helmet. State Reps. Michael Bocchino and Fred Camillo presented them with an official citation commemorating their award. Standing proudly with their badges around their necks, guests who were getting ready to leave congratulated and offered well wishes to the couple as the night drew to a close. The event was a fitting tribute to the memory of a Greenwich pillar and to those that continue to serve the community. The GVFC hopes to continue this event for many years to come. “Dave was always at every event, he was always volunteering for everything around town. That's why we like to keep his legacy going,” Hoha said. It’s safe to say the legacy and spirit of Dave Theis was felt throughout the entire evening. system will be comprised of six portable 4,000 watt light towers. Each tower is self-contained with a diesel generator that will provide power to four 1,250- watt metal halide fixtures that are mounted 30 feet up in the air. Noise levels for each generator are listed at 65 dBa. Gildea mentioned in her letter that although the temporary l ight i ng wou ld be a shor t- term approach, the district will continue to work hard to find long-term solutions to address field needs. "We r e cog n i z e t ha t t he process may not move quickly enough to support lighting for the fall of 2017; however, we are committed to working with all involved to pursue this and other options to address the need for safe and well-lit practice fields. "As we review this proposal for temporary lights for the fall and spring of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, we are also pursuing more permanent solutions and improvements for all of our school fields as part of our 15-Year Facilities Master Plan project." The MI referral is currently listed on the tentative agenda for the Oct. 24 Planning & Zoning meeting where residents will have the opportunity for public comment.

said of Theis. "This guy was a trooper, he was always there to protect you." Greenwich Police Chief and former GVFC Chief, James Heavey, wa s t he ma s ter of ceremonies for the event, which also served as a big fundraiser for the GVFC. Attendees had the chance to bid on silent auction items such as a fishing expedition for six people, full service at Splash Car Wash and even tickets to see Live With Kelly and Ryan. All proceeds from the event are put back into the GVFC to help its volunteers, along with the purchase of new equipment. "It's nice to see how many people show up and support the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company," said GVFC Chief, Michael Hoha. Long t ime f r iends of t he F r a n t z e s , B e t h a nd Pe t e r Barhydt, along with Stapley

to take advantage of what [David] did and to be able to identify individuals in the community that demonstrated the same type of spirit in being able to give back to the community and we did that," he said. "Scott and Icy are really special. They mean something to everybody in the community. They're great citizens of the community. Scott is in his fifth term in the General Assembly representing the 36th District which serves Greenwich and parts of New Ca na a n a nd St amford . He has served as a board member for several nonprofit and club or ga n i z a t i on s such a s t he Cor por ate Angel Network ; C o n n e c t i c u t R e p u b l i c a n F i n a n c i a l C o m m i t t e e ; R e p u b l i c a n R o u n d t a b l e ; American Everest Foundation and the Arch Street Teen Center. I c y h a s done e x t en s i ve

amarack Country Club last Thursday as Scott and Icy Frantz were presented with the David N. Theis Award for Outstanding Service to the Community from the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company. The award, which was given to State. Rep. Livvy Floren in 2015 and Terry Betteridge of Betteridge Jewelers in 2016, is presented to a deser v ing individual from Greenwich who self lessly and compassionately ser ves t he town's residents, organizations and institutions in an admirable and tireless manner. The award was created to memoria lize t he late Dav id Theis, former First Selectman of Greenwich who passed away in 2014. Theis was a strong presence in the community and an avid supporter of the GVFC.

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