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Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Saturday, Jan. 21, 3:25 p.m. Girls Hockey Open House held at the Greenwich Skating Club (9 Cardinal Rd.) Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls! Do you want to play Girls Ice Hockey? Come out and give it a try! Meet and Skate with NWHL player Shannon Doyle and her CTWhale Teammates! S Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. “The Hidden Power of Sesame Street: An Evening with Lewis Bernstein” held at Bruce Museum (1 Museum Dr.) The community is invited to hear from former Sesame Street pioneer and creative visionary, Dr. Lewis Bernstein, at a special event presented by JCC Greenwich. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Register at JCCGreenwich. org or 203-552-1818. S Saturday, Jan. 21, 6 to 9 p.m. Burns Supper held at Knights of Columbus building (37W. Putnam Ave.) Celtic Culture Aficionados: Mark your ca lendars for the Second Annual Burns Supper in Greenwich. As we prepare to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” Celtic culture aficionados are getting ready to celebrate the 258th birthday of the song’s writer, Scottish national poet Robert Burns. On or near January 25 every year, the Scots celebrate the birthday of their beloved bard with dinner, music, poetry, and a wee dram (or two). Tickets are $65, all are welcome. Find out more and reserve tickets at BurnsSupperGreenwich2017. eventbrite.com S Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. GHS PTA hosts its annual SummerFare Camp Expo held at Greenwich High School (10 Hillside Rd.) SummerFare is an event for exhibitors to present materials and talk with public and private elementary, middle and high school students and t heir parents about summer programs, internships, and camp opportunities. Free of charge, open to public. For more info, contact Summerfare@ghspta.org BACKCOUNTRY S Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 to 8 p.m. “Positive Parenting, All Ages & Stages” held at Round Hill Community Church (395 Round Hill Rd.) Round Hill Community Chu rch i s pa r t ne r i ng w it h Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal to offer a five-part series on “Positive Parenting, All Ages and Stages.” The first presentation, Less Stressed Parenting, will be led by Susan Gestal, LPC, a clinician with the Center for Hope and Renewal. S Saturday, Jan. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., Save Sa fe R ide s Fund r a i s er held at 49 Byfield Lane. If Safe Rides wishes to operate for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year, we must raise $30,000. Otherwise, Safe Rides will shut down as of February 1st. BYRAM S Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. “Af t er noon Mov ie a nd Hot Chocolate” with The Friends held at Byram Shubert Library (21 Mead Ave.) National Velvet (which is now 70 years old) is certainly one of t he less dated fami ly pictures from that particular era of Hollywood movie-making. Elizabeth Taylor became a movie star at age 12 after starring in this classic about a girl and her jockey pal who transform an unruly horse into a champion (Color,1944, 124min) Friends of the Byram Shubert Library sponsor this program. Contents Community Calendar................... 5/11 Editorial............................................ 6 On Faith......................................... 8-9 Real Estate...................................... 12 Business.......................................... 14 Sports............................................. B1

Chief Jim Heavey said. “Lt. Pannone is a long-serving sergeant who started his career as a police dispatcher and served as a special police office before becoming a full- time police officer. Prior to his promotion, he served as a patrol supervisor. Lieutenant Zuccerella is another long-serving sergeant who has been the commanding office for the Special Victims Section and has been very involved in a number of community policing initiatives, including the juvenile review board.” For Zuccerella, being honored like this is a dream come true and helps him continue his journey through the

By Paul Silverfarb Sentinel Editor

T he Greenwich Police Department will be honoring four in their d e p a r t me n t a t a p r omo t i on ceremony next week. On Thursday at the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex, located at 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey will be recognizing Sgt. Mark Zuccerella, Sgt. Louis Pannone, Master Police Officer Michael Ucci and Master Police Officer Danielle Petruso. “We a r e e x c i t e d f o r t h i s g r e a t opportunity for these most deserving officers to be promoted,” Greenwich Police

A Greenwich Police Department motorcycle at a recent event. (John Ferris Robben photo) See PROMOTION on Page 13 Blood Drive Helps Make Up Shortage By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter

A n emergency call for blood and platelet donors has been issued by the American Red Cross after the organization experienced about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than expected. On Monday, Jan. 9, Temple Sholom hosted a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross to try and make up the loss of more than 2,000 donations in the Connecticut Blood Services Region in the past few months. “R i g ht now, blood a nd pl at e le t donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in,” said Alyson Barazza of the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services Region. Over 130 appointments were made to give blood at Temple Sholom on Monday, and though there were some no-shows, the number balanced out with a number of walk-ins, according to American Red Cross personnel. Winter weather, along with the usual blitz of the holiday season, was a large part of the low donation numbers in recent months. About 90 scheduled blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resu lting in more t han 3,000 blood donations going uncollected. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the

Temple Sholom, in partnership with the American Red Cross, held a blood drive on Monday afternoon, which brought out over 100 people willing to donate blood. (Evan Triantafilidis photo)

lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Barazza in a statement. Numerous residents stepped up to the plate and took on the blood drawing process, which takes roughly an hour from

start to finish, and were rewarded with deviled eggs courtesy of Garelick & Herbs as a post-procedure snack. “This is always one of our bigger drives we run,” said Craig, a Red Cross worker on

site. “There’s a mini-physical where we ask about 50 questions. You can donate blood every 56 days. We’re always looking for

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Greenwich Police Release Motor Vehicle Larceny Stats By Evan Triantafilidis Sentinel Reporter

Big Red Grounds Falcons, Move to 7-1

A “Larceny f rom M/V” tag has been popping up in Greenwich Police Department reports in high numbers these past few months. According to GPD, 33 unlocked motor vehicles have been entered during the late evening to early morning hours since October 2016. “Greenwich enjoys a very low crime rate. However, our community is not immune from all types of theft,” said Lt.

Gray, who added that larcenies frommotor vehicles occur all across town. “Of the over 100 reported thefts from vehicles last year, nearly all were from unlocked cars.” The 33 occurrences since last October have been concentrated in the area east of Sheephill Road to the Stamford town line. The patrol captain has since allocated

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Single Stream Recycling: Endless Benefits for the Town The Greenwich High School girls' basketball team, a year removed from playing in the CIAC class LL championship game, took to the basketball court this season and has been keeping the good times rolling. On Tuesday night, senior Jayla Faison (25), and the rest of the Lady Cardinals, took to the court against Fairfield Ludlowe High School and upended the Falcons 54-51. The win gave Big Red its seventh of the year. To read more about the game, check out the sports section, starting on Page B1. (Paul Silverfarb photo)

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mixed paper, newspaper, cardboard, steel and aluminum to be placed together for collection in one large bin (with a lid is preferred) by one hauler. This reporter spoke with Fred Camillo, state representative for 151st District, who has been championing the importance of recycling long before serving in public office; he is a founding member and officer of Greenwich Recycling, which he began in 1991. Indeed, Greenwich has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting recycling practices that would

By Michelle Moskowitz Sentinel Correspondent

I n t h is day and age, most people a re awa re of t he impor t a nc e of recycling and its overall effect on the environment. Since the town adopted single stream recycling (SSR) in 2011, it has benefitted in myriad ways. SSR allows for combining an expanded list of household recyclables in one just large container through a single weekly collection. As opposed to “dual stream,” SSR allows for items such as glass, metals, plastics,

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