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Nonprofit Launches Giving Concept for Greenwich

On Thursday, Feb. 25, Pitch Your Peers, Inc. (PYP) will launch a novel collaborative giving concept to award one deserving Greenwich charity $25,000. To date, there are 25 women in Greenwich who are invited to be inaugural members and to donate $1,000 in annual dues for a collective award grant pool of $25,000. Members will actively be involved in determining which local charity will receive the award as they engage in an internal pitching process to educate one another and evaluate their favorite Greenwich charities. PYP has no external Request for Proposal process. The members will bring their own passion and charitable projects to the table and pitch each other. Every dollar raised up to $25,000 in the inaugural year will go directly to the grant award. read more...

Editorial: The Ship of State

It’s been an unsettling month and a half for the state of Connecticut’s economy. Early in January, General Electric, one of the largest and most storied American corporations, announced it was moving its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn. to Boston, Mass. Watching the process unfold was painful. In making their pitch to company executives to stay in the state, Connecticut economic development officials used a picture of a Pratt & Whitney engine when they meant to use a GE engine. Amateur hour. read more...

Editorial: Prepared?

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. Are you prepared? These days, when we think of Valentine’s Day we think of flowers, greeting cards and chocolates. (Don’t get us wrong, we love all those things and will be getting them for our significant others.) This holiday, as most holidays do, actually has its origins in religion, in this case as a liturgical celebration of one of the early Christian saints named Valentinus. Valentine’s Day first became associated with romance and love during the time of Geoffrey Chaucer in the late Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love first flourished. By the time of 18th century England, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers, and hopeful lovers, expressed their affection by presenting flowers, offering candies and sending amorous cards. That tradition carries on today. Hence, the “are you prepared” question. read more...

“Visual Voices” at Les Beaux Arts

“Visual Voices” Honors Black History Month. Randy Williams, a great chronicler of life, memories and dreams, will exhibit his works on paper at Les Beaux Arts Gallery in honor of Black History month. The exhibit will open on Sunday, February 7 – March 17, 2016. Williams will discuss his work at a gallery talk on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. read more...

“Visual Voices” at Les Beaux Arts

“Visual Voices” Honors Black History Month. Randy Williams, a great chronicler of life, memories and dreams, will exhibit his works on paper at Les Beaux Arts Gallery in honor of Black History month. The exhibit will open on Sunday, February 7 – March 17, 2016. Williams will discuss his work at a gallery talk on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. read more...