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The Gre enwi ch Sent i ne l Founda t i on l AUG. 25 , 2017

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The Day the Moon Stole the Show

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Greenwich will sponsor a forum for Republican candidates for the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the Cone Room at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd. The forum will use the cumulative time format and the public will be invited to submit written questions to the Moderator. Admission is free, no RSVP is required. S Saturday, Sept. 9, 12 to 4 p.m. The Greenwich Skate Park will celebrate the grand reopening of its all new cement Skate Park at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Arch Street. The grand opening will feature free skateboard lessons as well as a skateboard competition for intermediate and advanced skaters. Pre-registration is encouraged. The park will open officially on Aug. 26 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the Recreation Supervisor at 203-622-7821. COS COB S Sunday, Aug. 27. The Cos Cob Archers will hold an open field target/3D shoot at 205 Bible St. Registration takes place from 8 to 11 a.m, and the event goes until 1 p.m. There is a fee of $5 for those under 16 accompanied by a paying adult, $20 for adults, $10 for non- shooting adults; $50 maximum per family. Free for members and $10 for guests of members. Lunch and guest bows/arrows for all ages are included in fee. To attend, email Joe Santora at For further information, please visit OLD GREENWICH S Sunday, Aug. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Sound Beach Community Band will be performing on the Showmobile at Binney Park. The band consists of 40 local musicians that play a number of different popular songs, marches, and show tunes. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket for a wonderful night of music under the stars. For more information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 203-618- 7649, or visit For rain cancellation information call 203-861-6100 after 4 p.m. S Monday, Sept. 4, 3 to 5 p.m. For the closing day of the Bruce Museum Seaside Center season at Greenwich Point Park, the staff will present the award-winning documentar y, Chasing Coral . This film offers a breathtakingly beautif u l look at some of the earth’s most incredible natural wonders while offering a sober warning about their uncertain future. Afterwards, there will be a brief discussion led by Seaside Center naturalist Jennifer Imm. No reservations required, but seating is limited. Free with Park admission. Beach cards and parking passes are required for Park admission. For information call 203-637-3515. S Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. The First Congregational Church of Greenwich announces the grand reopening of the Rummage Room. Be the first to purchase goods of all kinds at bargain prices! In addition to being known for bargains galore, t he Rummage Room has won numerous awards for its creative window displays. Located at 191 Sound Beach Ave., the entire store is restocked with new merchandise. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed Sundays. For more information, call 203-637- 1875.

By Paul Silverfarb

T here wa s a bu zz i n t he a i r Monday. While the morning started out just like any another typical start to the work week, there was some added excitement. It was like Greenwich was going to see something special, something unique and something people will talk about for quite some time. And on Monday afternoon, people throughout town, as well as the rest of the country, were treated to an event in the sky that hasn’t been seen in 99 years. Around 1:15 p.m. the shadow of the moon started its slow journey across the sun and gave people in town a great reason to get out of their normal Monday routine, look up at the sky and see a partial eclipse. That’s exactly what Jo Gilmore-Pike did, as she stepped out of her office at Joeb Moore & Partners Architects and

The Town of Greenwich was treated to a partial eclipse Monday afternoon, as around 70% of the sun was covered by the moon's shadow. (Patty Doyle photo)

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F or the first time since the Democrats held one more than two decades ago in 1993, the Board of Estimate and Taxation will hold a primary, this time for the Republicans, prior to the general elections in November. According to the town website, the BET is responsible for the proper administration of the financial affairs of the town, including the issuance of the annual recommended budget and setting Tarkington, who has served on the BET for 11 years, wasn't nominated for re-election by the Republican Town Committee. However, she exercised her right to seek a petition-candidacy, which she successfully obtained earlier this month. Ta rk ing ton col lec ted 973 va l id reg istered Republican signatures by the Aug. 9 deadline, more than 50% greater than 637 signatures required. Tarkington said her campaign was "broad based and grass roots" and that she was "heartened and touched Candidates Readying for Upcoming BET Primary By Richard Kaufman the town tax mill rate. The board also acts on requests for additional appropriations, transfers and allotments made during the fiscal year. Under normal circumstances, each party selects six candidates for the 12-person board. However, the Republican ticket now stands at seven thanks in part to incumbent Leslie Tarkington. Joining Tarkington will be fellow incumbents Michael Mason, chair of the BET; Nancy Weissler and William Drake. Newcomers include Debra Hess, Andy Duus and Karen Fassuliotis.

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Town Mourns Loss of WWII Navy Veteran Standard

legend.” Town of Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei said that the town has lost an American hero. “Chuc k S t a nd a rd s e r ve d ou r count r y wit h courage, va lor and brave determination,” Tesei said. “He was 'the greatest generation' residing he re i n Gre enw ich a nd we we re blessed to have him and his late wife Nancy as members of the Greenwich community. Chuck will remain forever in our hearts. God bless you Chuck.” Standard graduated from Purdue University. While in WWII, Standard flew his Helldiver SB2C off the carrier USS Yorktown across the Philippine Sea, searching for Japanese ships to sink. “Chuck St anda rd repre s ented t he g reate s t of Amer ic an va lue s

By Paul Silverfarb & Anne W. Semmes

C huck Standard, a World War II Pacific naval aviation pilot and long-time Greenwich resident passed away last Thursday. S t a nd a rd , who wa s pr oud t o call Greenwich his home and was the former president of the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich, was 98-years-old. “Chuck was a dear friend who just happened to be an aut hent ic Amer ican hero,” sa id Greenwich State Representative Fred Camillo (R- 151). “Always with a smile on his face, he was arguably the most beloved Greenwich resident for many years. I will miss him, his hugs, and his presence at town events. America has lost a hero, and Greenwich has lost a

W hen 10-year-old Ben McFadden went to Caren’s Cos Cobber restaurant earlier this month, he found out that something special was waiting for him on the menu. McFadden, a big football fan who can be described as the number one supporter of Greenwich High School’s gridiron team, had been given a trip to see his favorite professional football team: the Seattle Seahawks. Ben has achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism, but that doesn’t stop his indomitable spirit or passion for both the Cardinals and Seahawks. Big Red's No. 1 Fan Surprised With Ultimate Dream Trip By Rob Adams Greenwich's Ben McFadden was surprised by the GHS football team, as well as Make- A-Wish, and able to see his favorite team take the field. (contributed photo)

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Greenwich resident and World War II pilot Chuck Standard. (contributed photo)

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