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Do you feel completely safe controlling the fires you start? Did you ever have a mishap with fire? Recently, our neighbors, the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company, hosted their annual open house, featuring demonstrations on the right way to put out a fire. Chief Rick Strain and his daughter Sharon, also a firefighter with RHVFC,...
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The Greenwich Land Trust has announced that Will Kies will become its new Executive Director starting November 28. He succeeds Ginny Gwynn, who held the post for more than eight years. A Greenwich native, Will has been in senior leadership for the past 10 years at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, most recently as...
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Despite sudden wind gusts that blew through the open doors, scattering the decorations and sending balloons to the ceiling, the Round Hill Association’s Halloween Party was a resound-ing success. Deepa Javeri, who organized the party, was on hand early with decorations, which RHA Board Members put up with dispatch. Outdoors a burst of rain kept...
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In an unusual twist of its outreach program, the Round Hill Community Church reached out itself this year to parishioners who are called upon weekly to stuff collection envelopes. “Instead of just writing checks to beneficiaries we decided to give donors a chance to meet with multiple organizations and connect in person with them,” says...
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All that the Round Hill Association accomplishes is due to the generosity of its members and its volunteer board. They do even more by working with other groups.  This newsletter and the website, www.RoundHillAssocn.org, inform readers of events and issues that may interest and affect them.  The Civic Improvement fund, supported by member contributions, is...
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  Janet Mackenzie (Co-President) Janet MacKenzie, a native of Pittsford, NY, holds degrees from the University of Rochester and the Sorbonne, in Paris. After a brief period as a municipal bond trader on Wall Street, she became a teacher of High School English and Humanities. She taught in Greenwich High School from 1969-2005. Among the...
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John Wood, who runs the service station next to the Round Hill Store, is bedevilled by the traffic at the intersection at Round Hill and Old Mill Roads. “It’s an accident waiting to happen,” says he. Nearby residents on Porchuck and North Porchuck Roads say the same for their neighborhood. They have the attention of...
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The building of railroads was big business in the 19th century. It changed the face of America and of Greenwich. Of four railroads that were planned through Greenwich, only one, the New York New Haven and Hartford, was actually built. After it opened in 1848, New Yorkers came to live here, and people commuted to...
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BackCountry Greenwich braved the ravages of Superstorm Sandy on Oct 29, 2012. To this day, many of us are jolted back to those terrifying winds and rain, followed by 11 long, dark, cold days and nights until the power came back on. We were grateful to the Round Hill Store and Service Station and the...
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It wasn’t just the balmy day, or the dazzling sunshine or the spectacular leaves or the wondrous collection of animals at the petting zoo that made such a superb success of the Round Hill Halloween party. It was a combination of all of these, organized and executed by co-chairs Deepa Javeri and Christina Schwefel and...
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