June 23 2017 eEdition


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Sports | Page B1 GHS football concludes spring with Red & White game.

News | Page 13 First Bank of Greenwich host annual B2B event at J House.



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The Gre enwi ch Sent i ne l Founda t i on l JUNE 23 , 2017

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Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Tuesday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Department's Office of Special Clinical Services will be offering free confidential walk- in HIV testing. Additional times are available by appointment. The office is located on the third floor of Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd. For more information on testing and counseling, contact the Greenwich Department of Health, Office of Special Clinical Services at 203-622-6460. S Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Presented byThe Nantucket Project (TNP) Library, Jeff Grant will give the audience an insider's view of prison and the road back to the boardroom at TNP library located at 123 Mason St. RSVP is required and the cost is $10. To register, go to nantucketproject.com S Thursday, June 29, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Greenwich Hospita l 's G a r d e n C a f e . S o a r i n t o sur vivorship at the hospita l 's a nnua l c a nc e r su r v i vor sh ip celebration. Whether treatment has just begun, is completed or ongoing, this is a great way to explore resources along the journey to improved hea lt h. For mor e i n f orma t i on , c a l l 203 - 863 -3627 or r e g i s t e r a t greenwichhospital.org/events. Walk-ins are welcome, there is no entry fee. BACKCOUNTRY S Thursday, June 29, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Come to Audubon Greenwich for Firef ly Night. Learn about f iref lies before tak ing a wa lk through the meadow to catch a glimpse of their mesmerizing bioluminescence. Bring your own jar with a hole-punched lid or borrow one at the event. The entry fee is $5 for members, $8 for non- members. All ages are welcome. RSVP to Eli at 203-930-1349 or eschaffer@audubon.org OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Greenwich Point Park. Come and enjoy “Experience the Sound: From Streams Through Soil to Sea.” Whether one is interested in history, ecology, environmental stewardship, or outdoor sports, this event has something for everyone! Activities will take place around the Innis Arden Cottage, the Old Greenwich Yacht Club and its docks, and the old mansion area at Greenwich Point. A free shuttle bus will be available to take participants around to the three areas. No reservations are required and participation is free. No park pass is needed. For more information, visit experiencethesound.org, email info@experiencethesound.org, or call 203-622-7835 or 203-243-6364. S Wednesday, June 28, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. The Bob Button Orchestra will play at Binney Park to kick off the Wednesday night concert series. The 12-piece orchestra will present a program of big band classics as originally recorded by the famous bands of the Swing Era. For more info, visit greenwichct.org or call the Recreation Office at 203-618- 7649. The rain date is July 29. S Saturday, July 1, 9 p.m. For the eleventh consecutive year, the town will present fireworks displays at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. The Binney Park show will start at approximately 9:10 p.m. and the Greenwich Point show will start at approximately 9:35 p.m. For more information on rules and regulations for the shows, go to greenwichct.org

Greenwich High graduated its Class of 2017 Tuesday, as caps were thrown in the air in celebration. Above, Lili Kilkenny picks up her diploma. (John Ferris Robben photo)

GHS Grads Urged to Embrace Optimism By Carolyn Paletta

your fears may you come to change the world for the better.” Cleary congratulated the class on challenging themselves throughout their high school careers, quoting from T.S. Eliot: “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” “At times, f looding ourselves with activities and academics was stressful a nd ove r whe lmi ng ,” Cle a r y s a id . “However, it allowed our graduating class to be as amazing as it is today. We would not have state-acclaimed musicians, nationally ranked athletes and ground-breaking science researchers i f no t f o r t he wa y s i n wh i c h we submerged ourselves.” This year’s commencement speaker

of all 635 graduates were read aloud to the stadium crowd as the graduates wa l ked t he s t a ge to re c e i ve t he i r diplomas. Class President Richard Columbo, v a l e d i c t o r i a n Wi l l i a m Y i n a nd salutatorian Brittany Cleary each made speeches to their fellow graduates. Yin encouraged his classmates to never let fear hold them back as they embark into the unknown beyond GHS. “Through my high school experiences, I have learned to find a sort of beauty in the unknown,” Yin said. “Rather than a force to be feared, the unknown became a frontier to be explored and unveiled. For all of us, fear is but a false barrier standing in the way of progress. I urge you to conquer this fear, to stand up and be fearless, because only by overcoming

O n Tue s d ay e ven i ng , a s t he foot ba l l s t a nd s f i l led w it h c he e r i ng f ami l i e s a nd t he numbers 20:17 lit up the scoreboard, the Greenwich High School Class of 2017 sat together as classmates for the last time. Ov e r t he ne x t hou r a nd h a l f , t he s t udent s we r e add r e s s ed a nd c ong r a t u l a t e d by t he i r t e a c he r s , administrators and peers, and the names Greenwich graduating senior Ana Heavey is proud to show off her diploma during the ceremony Tuesday night at Cardinal Stadium. More photos on page 15. (John Ferris Robben photo)

See GRADS on Page 9

The Rev. Jim Lemler: Looking Forward and Looking Back By Anne W. Semmes

when he served as rector of its Trinity Church and St. Richards School, and was heavily involved in philanthropy, working with the Trustee Leadership De ve l opment Prog r am on beha l f o f t he L i l y Foundation. “The primary thing that will keep me occupied and Jim Lemler at his celebratory gathering on June 18 at Christ Church sporting a self-portrait facemask his wife, Sharon Lemler, made from a photo taken by Joanne Booknight. (photo by Joanne Booknight) See LEMLER on Page 9

T he Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler, who takes off for the next chapter of his extraordinary life at the end of August, has a few parting words for his yet- to-be-chosen successor at Christ Church Greenwich: “I would recommend (to him or her) to enjoy this community, these good people, and the momentous opportunities that await. One of the hardest parts of my leaving is that I really do see such excellent next steps for Christ Church and the communities of faith in this community.” L em l e r a nd w i f e , Sha r on , a r e he ade d f or Indianapolis, where they lived for some 20 years

First Bank's Event a Boon to Local Business By Richard Kaufman

businesses. T h e r e w a s a l s o m u s i c a l accompaniment indoors and outdoors, provided by Big Deal, Billy G & the Boys, Night Market, Pete Francis & Friends, and a tropical-beat steel band. Frank Gaudio, president and CEO of the First Bank of Greenwich and host of the event, said this was the biggest crowd they’ve ever had. “It was great,” Gaudio said. “It went really, really smooth. It was a beautiful event.”

Planning for the event begins a year in advance for the big undertaking. Gaudio prefers to stay local and support local, so the event is invitation-only. “Most of the people sponsoring the event are customers of the bank. It’s really nice to see them out supporting the bank, us supporting them. That’s what busi ne s s is supposed to be ,” Gaudio said. Aside from the music, which is a favorite aspect of Gaudio’s, he said he enjoys greeting people at the door as

they come in. “I really enjoy seeing them coming into the event and knowing that they’re going to have a good time,” he said. “It’s just great seeing everybody, people bringing friends in, introducing me to new people that I haven’t met before. That’s my enjoyment.” One business that attended the event was Rise Brewing Co., a Greenwich- based nitro cold brew coffee company. Started in 2012 by co-founder Jarrett

L ast Thursday at the J House Hotel in R iverside, loca l businesses gathered for the fifth annual First Bank of Greenwich B2B Networking Event. The hotel was transformed into a networking hub, with booths set up throughout the building. Attendees were able to munch on delicious food and imbibe refreshing cocktails in a relaxed setting while promoting their

See FBOG on Page 13

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