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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] OCT 7: Community Connections from Fred

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center groundbreaking

Photo by Lenore Caserta.

The official groundbreaking for the Cohen Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Friday, October 7.

 

Greetings Greenwich friends and neighbors.

 

We did it! After years of discussion and planning we broke ground for the Cohen Eastern Greenwich Civic Center this morning.

The new 35,000 square foot facility, named after the generous donation from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, will provide our community with a functional and modern civic center for generations to come.

The new facility – which has a planned completion date in 2024 – will include a full-size multi-use gymnasium with roll-out spectator seating, an 8,100 square foot multi-use event space and three 1,000 square foot activity rooms. There also will be indoor pickleball courts.

 

Connecting with the Tax Collector

Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio has announced a great new way to be reminded that taxes are coming due.   Residents can now sign up for both email notifications and text alerts.  Sign up now to take advantage of this awesome service so you don’t miss any tax payment deadlines.  Just use this link to the Town website to sign up today.

 

COVID Update

Greenwich Hospital reported that as of today, October 7, there are 10 COVID-positive patients being treated. A total of 101 patients are being treated in the Yale New Haven Health system. According to the state, as of October 6, the total number of Greenwich COVID cases (since the pandemic began in March 2020) is 15,988. The number of resident deaths attributed to COVID remains at 126. 

Family Centers also offers weekly vaccine and testing at Wilbur Peck Court, and the Connecticut Department of Health provides public mobile vaccine clinics. 


Haunt your Halloween with GEMS

A decorated ambulance and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service staff dressed in costumes will visit neighborhoods to distribute Halloween treats on October 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interested residents can register via the link available on the GEMS homepage.


Upcoming events

41st Annual Bruce Museum Arts Festival

Recognized nationally as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals, the Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival takes place this weekend, October 8 and 9, with 40 new and returning artists. The festival will take place on the museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. More information may be found here.


Cos Cob parade

The rain date for the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration and parade is this Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m.

 

Concert at the Point

Don’t miss the final Friends of Greenwich Point Summer Concert. Pete Francis and the Dragoncrest Collective are bringing their good vibes back to Tod’s Point on Sunday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m. (rescheduled from October 1). Follow the music to the field above the second concession stand. For more information, click here.

 

Nature at Bruce Park Looks Like After Dark

Join the Greenwich Tree Conservancy and Town Tree Warden, Dr. Greg Kramer, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 9, for an informative night-time walk to discover what nature at Bruce Park looks like after sunset. You will have a new understanding of lichens, moss, fungi, and mushrooms as their fluorescent mineral make up comes to life illuminated by ultraviolet light. Walking will be moderate - comfortable shoes are recommended. For more information and registration, please click here.

 

Flu clinics for residents

Resident Flu Clinic


Adoptable puppy of the weekPuppy for Adoption: Barcelona

Meet puppy Barcelona. She’s an active four-month-old border collie – hound mix that get’s along with children and other dogs. Adopt-a-Dog expects she will be 40 to 50 pounds when fully grown. More details about Barcelona and the adoption process can be found here. Each week, we will feature a pet that is available for adoption from either Greenwich Animal Control or Adopt-a-Dog, or sometimes both agencies.

PUPPY GOES HERE


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As a reminder, the Columbus Day holiday will be observed on Monday, October 10. The annual flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall will be held at 9 a.m.

Town Hall, our libraries, and the Senior Center will be closed. All will reopen on Tuesday, October 11.

Buona festa di Cristoforo Colombo!

 

Stay safe and all the best,

Fred

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