Jim Heavey

Boy Scouts to hold Food Drive for Neighbor to Neighbor

The Greenwich Council, BSA, announced that CT State Representative Fred Camillo (District 151) will again serve as Honorary Chair of the Council’s annual “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, March 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Greenwich Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will participate in the “Scouting for Food” drive by collecting food from local residents to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. read more...

Greenwich Author Wins Kindle Press Contract

Greenwich author Kia Heavey released her third novel, Domino. The book is published by Kindle Press, a digital imprint of Amazon. Kia was awarded the contract by winning a Kindle Scout campaign. Scout is an “American Idol” style talent search program initiated by Amazon to scout out new literary talent. Authors who are accepted into the program have 30 days to impress the judges — in this case, the acquisitions editors at Kindle Press. 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...