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The Gre enwi ch Sent i ne l Founda t i on l JUNE 30 , 2017

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Town Preps for Annual Fourth Festivities By Richard Kaufman

Our Neighborhoods DOWNTOWN S Saturday, July 1, 1 to 4 p.m. A Greenwich-wide croquet event will take place at the croquet lawn in Bruce Park. Open to Greenwich residents 21-years-old or older, 24 players will be selected to play. Dress code is all white, and croquet equipment will be provided. There is a $5 entry fee. The Finals winner will receive a cash prize and trophy. Anyone interested in play ing should text Preston Stuart at 203- 550-1763. S Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. Help raise the American flag at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., to celebrate Greenwich’s history. Watch Greenwich Scouts parade the flags of the 13 colonies, salute veterans who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, and honor senior citizens who are descendants of Greenwich’s founding families. There will also be a recognition of “Good Citizen” winners from Greenwich public and private schools. S Wednesday, July 5, 11 a.m. State Representatives Fred Camillo (R- 151), Livvy Floren (3-149), and Mike Bocchino (R-150) will participate in a panel discussion titled "What's Happening In Hartford?" on key issues facing our State Legislature at the Retired Men's Association's meeting. The free program is open to the public, and will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 1 W. Putnam Ave. For more information, email info@ greenwichrma.org S The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Greenwich Sidewalk Sale Days, July 13 to July 16. This popular event features over 120 retail stores and attracts hundreds of shoppers to Greenwich Avenue and the nearby streets in downtown Greenwich to find savings on clothing, jewelry, accessories, gifts and more from participating retailers, restaurants a n d b u s i n e s s e s . F o r mo r e information, call 203-869-3500 or visit.Greenwichchamber.com, for a complete list of participating retail stores. BACKCOUNTRY S Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn the basics of butterfly ident i f ic at ion a nd count i ng procedures at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., for the annual census of nature's most colorful insect. Then, become an Audubon Citizen Scientist by helping to count the butterflies! All ages are welcome, and there is no entry fee. Anyone interested in the event should contact Ted at 203-930-1353 or email tgilman@audobon.org S Sunday, July 9. Les Beaux Arts Gallery will open its first juried exhibition located at the Round Hill Community Church on 395 Round Hill Rd. The creative mind and artistic vision of the church members wi l l be showca sed . The ga ller y will run through Sept. 3. For more information, c a l l 2 0 3 - 8 6 9 -10 91 o r v i s i t roundhillcommunitychurch.org OLD GREENWICH 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. The rain date is Sunday, July 2. For more information on rules and regulations for the shows, go to greenwichct.org

A s the summer continues to progress, the town of Greenwich is ready to celebrate another Independence Day. On the Fourth, there will be an event in front of Town Hall to raise a replica of the original Betsy Ross American flag. Attendees can also watch Greenwich Scouts parade the f lags of the 13 colonies, salute veterans who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, and honor senior citizens who are descendants of Greenwich's founding families. Twenty-four citizenship awards will be handed out to Greenwich students who were selected by their schools as outstanding citizens. "It's all capped off with birthday cake, so it doesn't get better than that," said Ed Dadakis, master of ceremonies. Dadakis, who's participating in his second f lag- ra ising ceremony, enjoys honoring t he veteran ancestors of current Greenwich residents. "One of the really cool things for me is recognizing

The beaches are one of the more popular places to relax and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend. (John Ferris Robben photo)

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The ALS Tri-State Trek finished its three-day event in Greenwich's Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Sunday. Above, Team Greenwich Police, honoring the life of Sgt. Roger Petrone, who passed away from ALS three years ago, rides together to the finish line. (Paul Silverfarb photo)

Bikers 'Trek' Into Town in ALS Fundraiser F or three days, around 400 bicyclists were off on a grueling 270-mile trek that started just outside of The course was challenging and tested the strength of the bikers that took to the Tri-State Trek. And it’s no coincidence that the course was tough, because tough can only begin to describe what living with amyotrophic lateral By Paul Silverfarb

Greenwich resident and Greenwich Country Day School's Andrew Niblock, who was diagnosed with ALS last year, was all smiles as he was greeted by friends and family at the finish line. (John Ferris Robben photo)

Boston and finished Sunday afternoon at Greenwich’s Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

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Mosquito Season Returns as Town Readies By Richard Kaufman

towards the virus as well. B e g i n n i n g t h i s m o n t h a n d continuing through October, the town will implement a preemptive larviciding program which will treat public and private roadway catch basins, public school ground catch basins and other town-owned property as needed. All Habitat Services, which handles the program, administers a larvicide bac t e r i a l i nto wat e r t hat at t r ac t s mosquitoes and ultimately consumes them.

" I t 's a n e f f e c t i v e l a r v i c i d e i n controlling mosquito populations," said Director of Environmental Services, Michael Long, who noted that the town has been running the program for the past 15 years. According to a news release from the Greenwich Department of Health, there was one human case of WNV in Milford. in 2016. Mosquitoes were collected at 91 permanent mosquito-trapping stations in 72 municipalities throughout the state. 173,988 mosquitoes were trapped

and tested for WNV, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Zika Virus. WNV- positive mosquitoes were found in 20 Connecticut towns. The Department of Health will work closely with other state agencies to monitor trapping and testing. Since catch basins are only a portion of the areas where mosquitoes breed, the town is urging the general public to be proactive in warding off mosquitoes at

W ith temperatures climbing a nd summe r t a k i ng f u l l ef fec t , t he annoyance of mosquitoes and their potential health- risks are beginning to arise. Ea rl ier t his mont h, t he state of Connecticut began trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus. In conjunction with the state and other towns i n t he a rea , Greenw ich ha s begun its preparation and proactiveness

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