‘Going for a Cause’ in Greenwich Benefits Non-Profit Children’s Learning Centers


Fans of Fairfield County Children’s Learning Centers recently went “golfing for a cause” at Tamarack Country Club in Glenville.

The fifth annual golf outing was a benefit for the CLC, a non-profit Stamford-based early childhood education center. Proceeds from the outing will support its students and programs.

Over 100 golfers and supporters attended the event, which was chaired by David Kooris and moderated by Tim Oberweger. Over $ 100,000 was raised through the golf outing and the live silent auction.

“Fairfield County Children’s Learning Centers play a vital role in supporting and educating children and their families in our community,” said Marc Jaffe, CEO of the association. “We are grateful to our sponsors and golfers who participated in our annual golf outing. It was a fun day on the course and we raised essential funds to support CLC’s ongoing efforts for our community.

According to the nonprofit, CLC is committed to providing early childhood education to all families, with direct services and programs focused on health, nutrition and family support for children aged 6. weeks to 5 years. For more information, visit www.clcfc.org.


The Round Hill Association, an association of backcountry homeowners, is hosting a virtual candidate debate from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on October 26 between the candidates for Selectman’s board of directors in the election on 2 November.

In the race for the first selectman, incumbent Republican First Selectman Fred Camillo will debate Democratic challenger Bill Kelly.

Camillo, a former state official, is running for his second term as Greenwich’s first elected post. Kelly is a past member of the Representative City Meeting, Education Council, and Estimation and Taxation Council.

Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, an outgoing Republican, will debate Democratic challenger Janet Stone McGuigan. Rabin, a former member of the Board of Education, is also running for his second term. McGuigan is a current member of the RTM.

They will not be included in the debate, but short statements will be read by the candidates for the posts of tax collector and clerk. Outgoing City Clerk Carmella Budkins is not running for re-election. The race for that open seat is between Republican Jackie Budkins and Democrat Molly Saleeby. Outgoing Republican tax collector Heather Smeriglio is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Trevor Crow.

The debate will take place via Zoom. To subscribe and receive the link, visit https://conta.cc/3j3l0VR/.

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich held their debate for the Board of Selectmen last week, and several more events are planned. The league is co-hosting a debate for Board of Education candidates on Tuesday with the PTA Council and the Greenwich Alliance for Education. And a debate for the candidates for the Board of Estimate and Taxation will take place on October 27.

These debates will also be held on Zoom. For more information, including how to register and read the league’s voter guide, visit www.lwvgreenwich.org.

The election will take place on November 2. For more information on polling stations, postal ballots and how to register to vote, visit www.greenwichct.gov/582/Voter-Registration.

The deadline to register to vote is 8 p.m. on October 26, but there will be a limited voter registration session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 1.


District 9 of the Municipal Representative Assembly is seeking candidates to run for the upcoming new term.

Only the October and December meetings remain for the current RTM. The November 2 election will determine the members for the new term.

But in District 9, only 16 candidates are vying for the 20 places available.

The district is spreading the word to anyone who might be interested in serving on the RTM.

A candidate must be a registered voter in Greenwich and live in District 9, which includes Glenville, Pemberwick, the West Lyon Farm area, Bailiwick and other surrounding neighborhoods. The RTM is a non-partisan body, so party affiliation is not a factor.

The ballot for the municipal election is set, but residents can still stand as candidates in writing for the RTM. Residents can visit the City Clerk’s Office at Town Hall to obtain the form to be recognized as a candidate in writing or obtain the form online at www.greenwichct.gov/721/Representative -Town-Meeting-RTM.

District 9 President Betsey Frumin said anyone interested can contact her directly by emailing [email protected] or by phone at 203-531-7203.

The RTM approves the city’s municipal budget, reviews appointments to municipal boards and commissions, initiates and amends ordinances, and reviews proposals for municipal improvements in the city.

“Because of our size, 230 members, we really represent the city,” Frumin said. “Please consider joining RTM so your voice can be heard. “

The deadline for filing to become a written candidate is November 1 at 4 p.m.

Old Greenwich

The city is gearing up for Halloween this year, including the return of the annual Trunk or Treat event at the First Congregational Church in Greenwich.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 24 in the church parking lot at 108 Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. It is offered as a safe and supervised alternative to deception or treatment. Children and their parents from all over the community are invited.

For Trunk or Treat, the vehicles are parked and decorated, with the chests filled with candy for the treat-lovers to enjoy.

The event started in 2018, but it was canceled last year due to COVID-19. This year, First Selectman Fred Camillo is encouraging residents to participate fully, but safely, in Halloween events.

“We are very happy that this community event has safely returned,” said Reverend Patrick Collins, Senior Pastor of First Church. “We can’t wait to see all the creative trunks and costumes. “

Since this is an outdoor event, Collins said masks are optional, but attendees will be encouraged to practice social distancing.

The church is looking for more volunteers to bring their decorated cars to the event. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3j2e7Ea. Registration is not required for trick-or-treaters, but they can register if they wish.

Admission is $ 10 per family. Profits will be donated to a local charity to be determined by the church’s outreach committee. For more information, visit www.fccog.org.

Greenwich Center

The Junior League of Greenwich, which is looking for new members, will accept applications until October 19.

The new class of “empowered and engaged” women volunteers will meet at 7:00 pm on October 20 in person and virtually. They will be working over the next 10 months on what the league has called a “strong curriculum” that “will serve as a springboard for community impact.”

To apply, visit www.jlgreenwich.org and complete an application. Information about the league and its programs is available on the website.

“The Junior League is made up of a group of accomplished and knowledgeable volunteers who cast a wide net and leave an indelible mark on the community,” said Karen Richard, league president. “Come be part of the legacy. We’re better together. “

The nonprofit Junior League provides training for women in community service; board training and leadership development for not-for-profit organizations; fundraising and event planning skills; and a chance to work with community partners and other local women interested in community service.

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