Round Hill Neighbors Pack the Room for the Annual Backcountry Candidates Forum

The 2019 backcountry Candidate Forum was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at the Round Hill Community House.  The event was co-sponsored by the Round Hill Association, the Northwest Greenwich Association, and the Northeast Greenwich Association.  A standing-room-only crowd of approximately 300 attended the debate.  Everyone was welcomed in brief remarks by the three Presidents of the backcountry associations:  John Conte, President of the Round Hill Association, Ted Walworth, President of the Northeast Greenwich Association, and Allen Williams, President of the Northwest Greenwich Association. Lauren Rabin (R) and Sandy Litvack (D), candidates for the office of Selectman debated first.  This was followed by a debate between the candidates for First Selectman, Fred Camillo (R) and Jill Oberlander (D).  Jara Burnett…

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Round Hill Association Opposes Proposed 28 House Cluster Subdivision in Backcountry

Friends, neighbors, and members of the Round Hill Association, we face a challenge ahead that could define the very future of land development in Backcountry Greenwich. The proposed development, to build 28 new homes at 124 Old Mill Road (the former Mel Gibson estate) as a single, cluster development, is part of an application currently before the Greenwich Wetlands Agency. It may be just the beginning. Recent headlines describe other large tracts of land in the town that may also soon be sold off to developers. Since 2002, it is estimated that over 500 acres of Greenwich’s unprotected open space have been lost forever. This trend has far-reaching consequences for the quality of life in our town. On May 15, after…

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RHA Real Estate Panel Discussion Draws a Large Audience to the Round Hill Community House

  Residents of backcountry and midcountry packed the Round Hill Community House to hear local real estate experts discuss trends shaping the market in our area. Mark Pruner, Carolyn Anderson, and Paul Pugliese made up the panel of three that was moderated by RHA Board member and real estate professional Brendon DeSimone. Topics ranged from the enduring appeal of backcountry living to shifting demographics and consumer trends in residential real estate in Greenwich. The takeaway: buyers can access a tremendous amount of information about your property before they see it, buyers still value the attributes and uniqueness of our area, and sellers must be realistic and price their property accordingly. For additional information about the event read this excellent article…

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Round Hill Association To Host Forum on Backcountry Real Estate on May 1, 2019 at Round Hill Community House 6:30-8:30 pm

Backcountry resident and Round Hill Association board member, Brendon DeSimone, will moderate a discussion with local real estate experts about the trends that are shaping the real estate market in backcountry, what homeowners can do to enhance their property values, and the ongoing efforts to promote property ownership and life in backcountry Greenwich. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7. A question and answer session will follow the panelists’ remarks. This will be followed by a brief Annual Meeting. Admission is free. Panelists Carolyn Anderson is the publisher of The Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich, CT and Managing Director of Anderson Associates, an independent real estate firm specializing in residential real estate. …

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11th All New Edition of Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich Is Now Available

You don’t need to rely on Google when searching for answers to questions about Greenwich.  The Anderson Guide is a comprehensive list of local resources and what a wonderful guide it is!  Whether you have lived in Greenwich for 2 years or 52 years, everyone can find out something new about living in Greenwich from this masterfully written guide.  For example, the New Edition has over 260 restaurant reviews.  The authors of the Guide, Greenwich residents Carolyn and Gerry Anderson, anonymously visit every restaurant at least twice before writing their review.  The guide also puts out information about schools, town government, libraries, beaches and other local amenities. The latest edition of the guide is billed as the biggest one yet at…

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The Round Hill Association Neighbor Survey Results Are In…

Thanks to all who responded to our Member Survey last spring. The Round Hill Association would like to grow and connect with residents in the Round Hill Association area. To accomplish this, a survey was mailed to members and residents of our area. The survey included questions about which activities/events the RHA should offer. We were delighted to receive 100 responses. We were surprised that most respondents have lived in this area for more than 10 years. 43% said they would like to meet more people in the RHA area. Nearly 70% of our neighbors said they would be interested in attending an event about the preservation of neighborhood and home values. In response to this, we will be holding a panel discussion about backcountry real estate in…

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Stateline Fitness Opens in Banksville

“Welcome to a happier, healthier you!” Owner and Coach Craig De Collibus can help you reach your fitness goals, improve your overall health, and transform your life – all with the help of a caring group of coaches, an encouraging community of members, and fun workouts that will give you a sense of accomplishment – every single day. Stateline Fitness, which includes Stateline CrossFit, opened in the shopping plaza on North Street, in the Banksville section of Greenwich. Just fifteen minutes to Greenwich Avenue but right in our backcountry backyard, the neighborhood is home to some great backcountry amenities including Happiness Is Market, Cafe, and Catering as well as Banksville Pizza & Pasta. They are having a grand opening event…

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Round Hill Fire Company Seeks Volunteers!

Are you interested in volunteering to help keep our neighborhood safe? Have you considered joining the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company?  It is completely staffed by volunteers. Not only do our volunteers fight fires, but they respond to other disasters, natural and man-made. Volunteer firefighters are called to car accidents, using the jaws of life to extricate passengers. One of the fringe benefits of being a volunteer is that you can live on the property on West Old Mill Road. This might be perfect for a student trying to save money or for someone interested in moving out of their parental house. Men and women are encouraged to join and it’s a great way to meet new friends and learn about…

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Lloyd Hull Memorial Oak Tree Dedication

On November 23, 2018, friends and family gathered on the lawn of the Round Hill Community House to pay tribute to Lloyd Hull, a much beloved former Director and President of the Round Hill Association.  A resident of backcountry for 60 years, Lloyd devoted a tremendous amount of energy and time to preserving and enhancing what we all love about this area of town. John Conte, President of the Round Hill Association, presided over the dedication of a sapling oak tree and plaque in Lloyd’s honor.  The oak tree is the Connecticut state tree. The “mighty oak” grows to be big and strong, and is built to last hundreds of years, a fitting tribute to a wonderful man.

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