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Editorial: Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. For many, it is a day off from work, a time to gather with family and friends, have a barbecue. That is a fine way to mark the day, but we encourage you to take a few moments to read army officer and Greenwich native Francis Ambrogio’s column on Memorial Day. There is also a reproduction of the original order proclaiming a day of honor and remembrance. Sometimes we glaze over the true meaning of Memorial Day and need a gentle reminder of what it is all about. read more...

Greenwich Town Party announces first Silent, Online Auction

The Greenwich Town Party, Inc., a non-profit organization, will host an online benefit auction from Tuesday, May 24 through Sunday, May 29 surrounding the sixth annual event. The 2016 Greenwich Town Party, a day-long family music festival, is set for Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates, Grammy award winners John Fogerty and Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, and six local bands will rock this year’s crowd.  Each year, the GTP brings multiple generations of Greenwich residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving. The proceeds from this first-ever auction will help support the party’s sustainability for future years. The auction will consist of more than 100 items and experiences ranging from $25 to $50,000. The majority of lots include items donated by Greenwich businesses and residents ranging from travel and sports to jewelry and art. read more...