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Runners Take to the Streets for Annual Half Marathon

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Enjoy a night of stargazing at the Bowman Observatory, which is open to the public free of charge, from 8 to 10 p.m., the first and third Wednesdays of every month (if skies are clear), and for special celestial events. The Observatory is also open by appointment for group v isits. The nex t public night is Wednesday, April 19. The Observatory is operated by members of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich on behalf of the Greenwich Board of Education and is located on the grounds of the Julian Curtiss School. For more information, visit astrogreenwich. org S Wednesday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Senator Chris Murphy will join the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich to offer his thoughts on the fast-changing political situation in Washington. The Greenwich RMA offers a free program every Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. It is open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, visit greenwichrma.org or contact info@greenwichrma.org S Saturday, April 22. Eversource will partner with Greenwich and t he Greenwich Conser vat ion Commission to host a light bulb swap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Arch Street Teen Center, 100 Arch St. Greenwich residents, with identification, may bring up to five incandescent light bulbs in any condition and exchange them for new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR LED bulbs, free of charge whi le supplies last. For more information call 203-622 6461, email amoch@greenwichct.org, or visit greenwichct.org/government/ commi s s i ons /cons e r v a t i on _ c omm i s s i on /c e a n _ e n e r g y_ community COS COB S Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The college application process can be overwhelming, but creating a strong plan for test preparation can help alleviate that stress. Lynn Carnegie, founder of local test prep company Carnegie Pollak, will be giving a free presentation addressing how to navigate the world of standardized testing. The presentation will be offered at the Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinwoy Rd. For more information, visit CarnegiePollak.com BACKCOUNTRY S Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Greenwich Animal Control and the New Canaan Nature Center will host a Wildlife Education Class. Meet some live animals and learn to protect and coexist with them! An Open House will follow from 12 to 2 p.m., with refreshments and tours of the shelter located at 393 North St. For more information, call 203- 622-8299. OLD GREENWICH S Greenwich Parks & Recreation and Positive Coaching Alliance team up for a workshop titled: “Positive Motivation: Getting the Best from Athletes,” on Tuesday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd. The workshop will teach parents, coaches and organizational leaders how to ef fec t ively work w it h young athletes while instilling the values of teamwork, discipline, respect and goal-setting. The program is free, but registration is required at ssnyder@greenwichct.org

The streets of Greenwich will filled with runners on Sunday morning, as the annual Hospital for Special Surgery Greenwich Cup Half Marathon took place. The race started at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich and weaved through both Riverside and Old Greenwich. The course was quite flat, there was a bit of a challenge five miles in, as the runners were climbing some pretty steep roads. At right, Cos Cob resident Kate Zurenda took to the course and finished in the top 300. At left, fellow runner James Heus (667) also fared well. Above, Mary Neuroth gets a high-five after completing the course. To read more on the race, check out the sports section on B1. (John Ferris Robben photo).

'Hero' Visits Town, With Message of Hope And Vigilance

t he unpred ic t able Nor t he a s t e r n temperature roller coaster, the Ugandan nun turned serious as she recounted her talk on Monday night at Round Hill Church. “It was good,” she said. “I saw some people I knew and some new faces as well. It felt like a homecoming.” Sister Rosema r y, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

By Rob Adams

S ister Rosemary Nyirumbe was sitting outside, enjoying a warm spring afternoon in Greenwich when a visitor approached for a chat. Engaging and friendly, with an easy, delightful laugh, she welcomed the guest. “The last time I was here it was very cold,” she said. “This time it’s different.” After smiling at the thought of

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe poses for a photo. (contributed photo)

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By Mike Verrico Weather Cooperates for Popular Boat Show

O n a weekend made for being on the waters of the Mianus River, good times were had by all at the ninth annual Greenwich Boat Show, held at the Greenwich Water Club last Saturday and Sunday. The only local boat show where anyone can get a free sea trial, patrons enjoyed wonderful sea craft offered by 18 top dealers in the region, representing 43 different brands and more than 100 new boats. The Greenwich Boat Show has built its fine reputation by offering a high-quality selection of new powerboats and yachts, with sea trials to give boaters a feel of how each vessel rides on the water. For the Greenwich Water Club, the show’s sponsors, and, of course, the dealers, the boat show marks the beginning of spring and the warmer weather—but it’s also a major opportunity to promote sailing as a way of life, to see their local customers, and to meet new people in Greenwich and surrounding areas. The Greenwich Boat Show is not only a selling event, but a social event as well, devoted to celebrating of life on the open sea.

With the weather holding out nicely, the Greenwich Boat Show was, once again, a huge hit in town. (John Ferris Robben photo)

that’s what it means to go head-to head, so you think you want one boat and take another out, you make choose a different one. You can see how a boat looks and what you are looking for, whether it’s a fishing boat or a cruiser. Until you ride, you don’t know how

According to Karen Pisticelli, the boat show is unique. “What makes us different is that not only it is a free show, it is all sea trials,” Pisticelli said. “Not only can you take a boat out to sea and see how it rides, but we encourage you to take multiple (boats) out, and

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