The Country Table Opening in Glenville

A new specialty food market in Greenwich offering gourmet sandwiches, made-to-order salads, premium coffee, and healthy, ingredient-focused prepared foods.

Geoff Lazlo and Greg Oshins, both Greenwich natives, first met at Brunswick School in the second grade in 1986, and the two have remained friends over the years, even as careers have taken them around the country.

Lazlo became a chef and caterer, and worked in California for a time before moving back east, and Oshins has been involved in commercial real estate on the investment and leasing sides, with tenants located nationally and locally. With a shared passion for food, Lazlo and Oshins have collaborated informally for years, but there was never a good overlap where they both could really work together on a project. Until now.

The Country Table, a specialty prepared foods market, will open up at 1 Glenville St. in the Glenville section of Greenwich next month. No specific date has been announced yet. Located a stone’s throw away from the Merritt Parkway and Rye Brook, N.Y., The Country Table will offer a handmade selection of gourmet sandwiches and made-to-order salads, family-friendly prepared entrees, premium coffee, house-made baked goods and scoop-able ice cream.

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News from Greenwich Parks and Recreation

“We make your free time, fun time!”

The mission of the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department – Recreation Division is to deliver high-quality leisure time opportunities through safe, well-organized, and affordable activity programs and special events. The department offers and facilitates an array of leisure opportunities for all age groups that enhance the physical, intellectual, mental, social, and cultural growth and development of our residents. They also ensure reasonable access to all programs by bridging physical and economic gaps that impede participation.

Things are starting to get back to normal a little bit. The Town of Greenwich parks and rec department has a lot of activities for children and adults this winter. Visit the attached link to find out what you might want to try for the first time, like pickleball, or a league you may want to join like the men’s basketball league. There’s something to do for the whole family. Scroll down to read a note from Recreation Superintendent, Sue Snyder!

Parks and Recreation wants to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Our office at Town Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26 for the holiday. In the next Recreation Newsletter, we will have information on our holiday food drive and photo contest. Stay tuned!

As of Monday, November 8, 2021, individuals (visitors and employees) are no longer required to wear a mask at Town Hall. Individuals are invited to wear a mask if they prefer. The Parks and Recreation facilities including Bendheim Western Civic Center, Eastern Civic Center, and the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink will follow the same policy and not require masks as of November 8. However, Recreation programs that take place in schools must follow the rules in place for school buildings which currently require the wearing of masks. Additionally, the CT Office of Early Childhood still requires the wearing of masks for our Cos Cob Community Preschool staff and children.

The Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall is open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We encourage you to make an appointment between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Most business can be done online. The office staff are available by email; feel free to contact us. Both the Eastern and Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Centers are open for programs. They are available to rent for meetings and to rent for recreation activities.

Click here to view a list of activities provided by Town of Greenwich!

CAVE Opens on Greenwich Avenue

Welcome to CAVE, the premier gentleman’s salon in Greenwich, CT providing an extraordinary space for you to look and feel your best. The creation of renowned stylist Paulo Lanfredi, CAVE is more than just a modern gentleman’s salon, it was created to be a lively cultural hub featuring world-class artists, exclusive cultural events, and regular member-only exclusives that will enliven your mind as well as help you look and feel amazing. A limited number of memberships are available and provide a wealth of exclusive benefits including one haircut each month, an additional “clean up each month to ensure you always look fresh, a member’s only discount on additional salon services including massage, manicure, pedicure, and color treatments, members also enjoy complimentary beverage service from our selection of offerings, These beverages are crafted for the modern gentleman including scotch and whiskey selections, coffee beverages, sparkling water, and more.

Exclusive discounts to local businesses including restaurants, retailers, and other Greenwich ave businesses. Access to the CAVE app that lets you book your priority appointments with ease. Join now to secure your spot for this exclusive experience.

Meet Santa at Sam Bridge Reindeer Festival

Santa is set to arrive Nov. 26 along with three of his reindeer for the 13th annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop at Sam Bridge, 437 North St.

“The return to an in-person Reindeer Festival is a testament to how well our town and its residents responded to the pandemic,” said First Selectman Fred Camillo in a press release. “The festival is an event that celebrates our community’s holiday spirit and this year, recognizes the efforts of our front-line health care workers who tirelessly cared for all of those affected by this disease.”

Once the reindeer arrive, they will be at Sam Bridge until Dec. 22. Santa will be meeting with kids until Christmas Eve. Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses is closed on Sundays. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to read more!

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses was started in 1930 by Samuel F. Bridge Jr. when he planted some evergreen cuttings in his father’s cow pasture. Later that year he built his first greenhouse to grow and store geranium cuttings for his mother and her friends. Sam studied horticulture at the New York Botanical Gardens, Cornell University and Kew Gardens in England just before the outbreak of WWII. After serving his country for five years, he returned home to find weeds had taken over his nursery. With determination and hard work, he started over again growing perennials and rock garden plants.

In 1950, Sam married Mary Reynolds. Mary owned 48 acres of land on North Street, part of which is now the present site of the nursery. The original tract of land was 125 acres and a grant from King George. The land has been used only for agriculture and has been in the family since 1686. In 2002 Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses received the Connecticut Century Farm Award for keeping with tradition and continuing to use our land for farming.

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Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in Greenwich

The Greenwich community gathered downtown on Thursday for Veterans Day to honor all those who have served.

Under blue skies and fall sunshine, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Greenwich community gathered near the World War I monument in downtown Greenwich to honor all those who have served in the armed forces.

Veterans Day in Greenwich began with a patriotic walk and parade down Greenwich Avenue, led by the American Legion Post 29, veterans, first responders and local elected officials.

The subsequent ceremony featured comments from American Legion Post 29 commander, Peter LeBeau; Chief Daniel Daly of the Fire Department of the City of New York (Ret.); and First Selectman Fred Camillo. Click here to continue reading!